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Introduction to Packaging Engineering

Introduction to Packaging Engineering

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Introduction to Packaging Engineering
Yongquan Zhou, CPPProject Engineer FedEx Packaging Design and DevelopmentandAdjunct FacultyCBU School of Engineering
 
What’s packaging?
Packaging has many faces. In its morefamiliar forms it is the box on the grocer'sshelf and the wrapper on a candy bar. It canalso be the crate around a machine or a bulk container for chemicals. It is art andscience; it is materials and equipment; it is protection, promotion, law, logistics,manufacturing, and materials handling allrolled into one. It is many things to many people, and it is a very difficult concept todescribe and define.----Handbook of Package Engineering, 2ndEdition by Joseph F. Hanlon
 
What’s packaging -continued?
Packaging is best described as a coordinatedsystem of preparing goods for transport,distribution, storage, retailing, and use. It isa complex, dynamic, scientific, artistic, andcontroversial business function, which in itsmost fundamental form contains, protects/ preserves, transports, and informs/sells.Packaging is a service function that cannotexist by itself; it needs a product. If there isno product, there is no need for a package.----
 Fundamentals of Packaging Technology
, 2nd Edition by WalterSoroka

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