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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

SOFT DRINKS CONTAINERS

V. Ryan 2005

 

When studying the theme soft drinks containers the additional resources listed below will be helpful. Click on each of the resources for further detail / information.

   

FUNCTIONS OF PACKAGING
Why is packaging needed ? You must understand the range of functions performed by drinks containers

The Functions of Packaging

 

PACKAGING MATERIALS
Pay particular attention to materials that are used in the manufacture of a range of containers.

PLASTICS/METALS
CARD AND PAPER

 

RECYCLING AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AND SYMBOLS
Good designers and manufacturers always consider environmental issues such as recycling.

RECYCLING
SYMBOLS - 1

SYMBOLS - 2

 

PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES - PACKAGING - CAD/CAM
You will need to the difference between:

Manufacturing Nets / Developments by Hand

Manufacturing Nets / Packaging in Industry - Small Scale Production

Manufacturing Nets /Packaging in Industry - Large Scale Production

Blow Moulding of Plastics

 

INKS FOR PACKAGING
Research the way modern inks can be used to make packaging an colour schemes more interesting

Inks that change Colour with Temperature

Inks That Change After Contact With Water

Inks That Change Colour in Response to Sunlight and Temperature

 

PRINTING TECHNIQUES
Study printing techniques. Soft drink labels are printed commercially in a number of ways.

The Letterpress (1)

The Letterpress (2)

The Rotary Letterpress

Screen Printing

Lithography

The Need for Printing Effects - Including Die Cutting

Printing Effects - Varnishing and UV Varnishing

Printing Effects - Laminating

Printing Effects - Embossing

 

HEALTH AND SAFETY, CONSUMER PROTECTION LAWS
You need to know how health and safety considerations affect the design and manufacture of your product. Also, how the law protects the consumer from poor and dangerous designs.

 

 

 

SAFETY SYMBOL / GUIDANCE

 

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