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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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device for guiding liquids emptied from the bung hole of a barrel.
(2) a restricted section of the runner at the
entry point of a plastic injection mould cavity, through which the plastic
material enters the closed cavity and core assembly of the mould.
moulded material occupying the space in (2).
term used to express the shine, sheen or lustre of the dried film. If a
surface clearly and plainly reflects an image of light, it has a high gloss.
(2) Absence-of-bloom gloss indicates
freedom from haziness bordering a highlight.
(3) (adjective) The degree to
which the reflectance of a surface approaches that of a perfect mirror, as
opposed to a d ull or matte finish.