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close this book Appropriate Food Packaging
View the document Preface
View the document Acknowledgements
close this folder 1 Food and packaging
View the document 1.1 The importance of food processing
View the document 1.2 What is good packaging?
View the document 1.3 Environmental and economic aspects
View the document 1.4 The aim of this book
close this folder 2 Types of food and prevention of deterioration
View the document 2.1 Food products that are suitable for small-scale processing
View the document 2.2 Types of deterioration
View the document 2.3 Extension of shelf-life
View the document 2.4 Summary of the chapter
close this folder 3 Packaging materials
View the document 3.1 Rigid containers
View the document 3.2 Flexible packaging
close this folder 4 Filling and labelling
View the document 4.1 Filling equipment
View the document 4.2 Labels and labelling
close this folder 5 Production, re-use and re-cycling of packaging
View the document 5.1 Materials that can be made on site
View the document 5.2 Re-use of packaging
View the document 5.3 Environmental aspects of packaging and re-cycling possibilities
close this folder 6 Implications of introducing packaging
View the document 6.1 Introduction
View the document 6.2 Pre-packaging changes
View the document 6.3 Packaging store
View the document 6.4 Quality control
View the document 6.5 Post-packaging operations
close this folder 7 Benefits and costs of food packaging
View the document 7.1 Summary of how to calculate packaging costs
View the document Glossary
close this folder Resources
View the document A - References to literature related to packaging of food
View the document B Packaging Periodicals
View the document C International packaging research institutes
View the document D Bilateral packaging research institutes
View the document E National institutes of packaging
View the document F Selected information sources
View the document G Companies used as information sources for this publication

Appropriate Food Packaging

by Peter Fellows and Barrie Axtell

Published by Transfer of Technology for Development-Amsterdam

for International Labour Office - Geneva

This publication is published by:

Tool Publications

Sarphatistraat 650

1018 AV Amsterdam

The Netherlands


International Labour Office

Entrepreneurship and Management Development Branch

FIT Project

CH-1211 Geneva22



Copyright (C)1993 International Labour


ISBN 90 70857 28 6

First impression 1993


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