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DEStech Book Covers Cartons, Corrugated, & More


LANCASTER, PA | DEStech Publications announces the publication of the second edition of Cartons, Crates, and Corrugated Board: Handbook of Paper and Wood Packaging Technology.

Publisher says the book is endorsed by TAPPI and other professional societies, is used as a textbook worldwide, and now has been extensively revised and updated by a team formed by the original authors and two additional authors.

This second expanded edition offers new information on the technologies, tests, and regulations impacting the paper and corrugated industries worldwide, with a special focus on Europe and Japan. New information has been added on tests and novel designs for folded cartons, as well as expanded discussions of paperboard selection for specific applications, emerging barrier packaging, food contact and migration, and the dynamics and opportunities of corrugated in distribution systems. Recent developments on recycling and sustainability are also highlighted.

Features include the following:

• Key technical, regulatory, and marketing developments from the past ten years in the packaging industry

• Materials, processes, and design of virtually all paper and fiberboard packaging for end-products, displays, storage, and distribution

• New information on European and global standards, selection criteria for paperboard, as well as emerging sustainability initiatives

• Information on recent tests, measurements, and costs with ready-to-use calculations

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