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The Glossary of the International Trade Centre (ITC) on the technical terms used in the packaging sector is a database designed to provide updated information on the specific terminology used in the packaging industry. This Glossary is a tool placed at the disposal of users for information only. It is not designed to replace the appropriate professional advice in any way. Users are invited to submit their comments and observations by email to Mr. Frederic Couty, Senior Adviser, Export Packaging at the following email address: fcouty[at]intracen.org
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flat bottomed vessel with a wide mouth. Made of glass, ceramic or plastic.
container of metal or plastic, generally five-gallon capacity, e.g. for
gasoline (petrol) and similar liquids.
adhesion, the time-interval between the removal of the joint from the conditions
of heat or pressure, or both, needed
to accomplish bonding and the attainment of
maximum bond strength.
of a corrugated or fibreboard box where the two edges of the box blank are
joined by stitching, taping, or gluing before its shipment from the box
fitted with a handle.
management concept in which the supplying company operates on the basis of
meeting its customers' immediate needs
'just in time', as they arise, with no requirement to hold stocks.
made of jute fabric (Gunny sacks).