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Standards for Packaging and Distribution of Goods

The standards for packaging and distribution of goods are helpful in finding the physical, chemical and mechanical properties of paper, pulp and other materials used in the packaging industry. The standards cover the following fields:

  • Packaging and distribution of goods in general
  • Packaging materials and accessories including wrappers, paper, films, foils, cords, sealing devices, cushioning, etc.
  • Sacks & Bags including sachets, envelopes including Small containers for liquids and their closures
  • Bottles, Pots & Jars
  • Cans, Tins & Tubes
  • Aerosol containers
  • Barrels, Drums & Canisters (Containers mainly for transportation of fluids, including also casks, pails, large tin cans for shipping materials, etc.)
  • Cases, Boxes & Crates (Containers for solid goods or objects and bulk materials)
  • Freight distribution of goods
  • Packaging machinery including labelling, marking, branding, filling, sealing machines, etc.
  • Storing. Warehousing
  • Distribution and vending machines including distribution of tickets, food, beverages, tobacco products, etc.

The standards for packaging and distribution of goods help in identifying the following characteristics of materials used in the packaging industry:

  • Chemical content
  • Acidity/Alkalinity
  • Tensile breaking strength
  • Peel adhesion
  • Tear resistance
  • Water resistance
  • Oil resistance