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Making cans: Conversion to cans and ends

Published by EU Rigid Metal Packaging Association (EMPAC)

Meatal packaging

Published by EU Rigid Metal Packaging Association (EMPAC)

Metal can innovation photo gallery page

Published by EU Rigid Metal Packaging Association (EMPAC)

OCS Tools

US site aimed at reducing impact of pellet loss. For converters and companies who source plastic pellets.
Published by Operation Clean Sweep

Packaging Design for Shrinkage Prevention

Designing packaging to prevent loss through damage or theft in the supply chain
Published by Efficient Consumer Response Europe (ECR Europe)

Packaging Development Process Checklist

A checklist to help food and drink companies with their packaging development process.
Published by Scotland Food and Drink Network

Packaging Impact Quick Evaluation Tool (PIQET)

Published by Sustainable Packaging Alliance

Packaging in Perspective

Fact sheets on a number of topics
Published by Packaging Federation

Packaging industry news

Published by International Association of Packaging Research Institutes (IAPRI)

Packaging machinery suppliers locator

List of companies supplying machinery by type
Published by Process Plant Manufacturers Association (PPMA)

Packaging requirements of the over 60's

Published by European Association of Carton and Cartonboard manufacturers (Procarton)

Pallet Design Tool

Software for pallet manufacturers and users. No cost for the information, software will have a cost.
Published by National Wooden Pallet and Container Association (NWPCA)

Paper Industry Technical Association

Paper Technology Journal
Published by Paper Industry Technical Association (PITA)

Paperboard about

Sector information. Basic information on paperboard types - US terminology
Published by Paperboard Packaging Alliance (PPA)

PET safety FAQs

Compilation of NAPCOR's most frequently asked questions about PET safety and the answers.
Published by NAPCOR