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PACKAGING - MATERIALS AND FUNCTIONS
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Materials for typical ‘card’ packaging:
Box - quality card - 1000 microns (1mm), 920gsm.
Clear window - Polypropylene, to enable viewing of the products.
Plastic insert - high impact polystyrene (HIPS), to hold the contents securely in position.
Expanded Polypropylene is a quality protective insert for packaging.
FUNCTIONS OF PACKAGING
To protect a product from damage or contamination. Protection during Transport and Ease of Transport.
To keep the product together, to contain it (i.e. So that it does not spill).
To identify the product. Name and product clearly identified.
Stacking and Storage. Designed to stack efficiently and easily. No space wasted between each package.
Printed Information. Product name, ingredients, contents, price, bar code etc...
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|Describe three functions of packaging.|
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