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  • 14-B Wht Rubber
    Light colored compound of vulcanized SBR synthetic rubber.
  • 20 PVDCP
    A SANCAP Liner Technology product. Saran, clay coated board. 20 PVDCP is a construction of clay coated board and Saran coating ì (PVDC). Color: White. Suggested product uses include after shave lotion, cold cream, ì cologne, cough syrup, hand soap, poison ivy lotion, hair shampoo, ì tincture of iodine, concentrated coffee, corn oil, fruit extract, ì syrup, vinegar, glass wax and radiator compound.
  • A.C.L.
    Applied color lettering. Colored lettering or design of a ceramic nature fused onto bottles. Employs screen printing to transfer glass frit (powdered glass colorant) to the surface of a bottle or glass container. The design is fired, heated in a lehr, and becomes permanently fused.
  • ABS
    Acrylonitrile-butadiene styrene (ABS). Tough, hard, rigid, opaque plastic easily fabricated by injection molding, extrusion and thermoforming. More costly than general purpose and impact grades of polystyrene. Of limited use in packaging.
  • Accelerated Test
    Laboratory performance test of a container or coating to evaluate its performance in a shorter time interval than that required under actual service conditions. Example: Performing chemical-resistance tests at elevated temperatures.
  • Baby Bottle Nipples
    Plastic baby bottle nipples are available in various styles.
  • Back Off
    Loosening of cap; can be caused by improper cap application torque, improper mating of the cap to the container, or improper liner facing and/or backing.
  • Backing Liner
    The compressible paper material, usually pulp or newsboard, to which the liner is attached or adhered. This compressible paper material compensates for any irregularities on the sealing surface. Also provides additional strength, or water resistance, or better appearance.
  • Can Closures
    Stock and custom can closures in a variety of sizes.
  • Candle Holders
    Glass, leaded glass, and plastic candle holders are available in a variety of styles, including tabletop, aromatherapy, etc.
  • Canning Supplies
    Mason jars and closures.
  • D.O.T.
    Department of Transportation. United States governmental body that regulates the shipment of materials on public right of ways.
  • D.O.T. 12A
    Overpack carton for glass or D.O.T. 2E plastics.
  • D.O.T. 12P
    Overpack carton for D.O.T. plastics.
  • Ear
    (1) Ears are attached to metal pails to hold the bail or handle. (2) The name given to the finger grip of pressed glass between the shoulder and finish of a 1/2 gallon, gallon, or other glass jug to facilitate holding it.
  • Easy-Open End
    A can end that is scored on the circumference and fitted with a gripping device (tab) for easy removal of end.
  • EBM
    Extrusion blow molding. A parison is extruded into a mold cavity and then blown into a bottle.
  • F-217
    Manufactured by Tri-Seal, a Tekni-Plex Company. A three-ply coextruded material. Foamed low density polyethylene ì core between two solid layers of low density polyethylene. (.040 ì thickness) Density 23-27 lbs./cu. ft. Many variants of F-217 are available. Application: General purpose. Used to seal cosmetics, liquors, ì drugs, foods and other products.
  • F-217-3
    Manufactured by Tri-Seal, a Tekni-Plex Company. Coextrusion of low-density polyethylene / foamed polyethylene / ì low-density polyethylene. Has greater density than F-217.
  • Fastener System
    Any engineered device used in an assembly process. One example is a fastener for collapsible, reusable or one way shipping and storage containers, i.e., boxes, cases, crates or bins.
  • Gamma Irradiation
    Sterilization by means of exposure to a source of gamma rays, normally Cobalt 60.
  • Gas Transmission Rate
    A measure of the permeability of a packaging film to gases by measuring the movement of a gas through the film under specified conditions.
  • Gasket
    A liner applied between the sealing surface of container lip and closure to provide the ultimate seal.
  • Hanging Tabs
    Hanging tabs for merchandise display, piggyback tags for attaching promotional items to other merchandise and product identification tags. Styles on some of the tabs include slot, Euro-style, round hole, hook, bottleneck and inventory.
  • Haze
    The degree of cloudiness in a plastic material.
  • HDPE
    High density polyethylene. The resin of choice in blow molding because it is stiff, chemical resistant, has good processing behavior and good environmental stress crack resistance (ESCR). This ESCR makes it a good choice for bleach and detergent bottles where resins having densities between 0.950 and 0.960 and above are commonly chosen. Injection blow molding is a proven and valued processing technique when a container benefits from excellent neck finish and lack of pinch-off.
  • IBC
  • IBC's
    Rigid and flexible intermediate bulk shipping containers (IBC's) that come in plastic, steel and composite. Different sizes are available.
  • IBM
    See injection blow molding.
  • Jars, Plastic
    Stock and custom plastic jars in P/P, P/S, P/E, PVC, PET, PETG, SAN, HDPE and LDPE. Decorating options are available on most items.
  • Jeroboam
    A champagne bottle holding the same amount contained in four ordinary champagne bottles (102-2/5 oz).
  • Jig
    Tool or fixture that is used for holding a component that is to be worked on during the manufacturing, decorating and assembly processes.
  • KD
    Knocked down. Applied to boxes, cartons, cases, etc., which are stored or shipped flat, that is before the package is set up for loading.
    Extruded 75 gauge saran film laminated directly to Kraft lined ì pulpboard with a wax coating on the saran. There is always a ì full wax coating on this liner.
  • Knurl
    Indented or crimped portion on the skirt at the top of the cap for holding liner in cap, used as a grip for applying cap and also for a better hold or grip for removing. Also provides non-skid surface during threading operation.
  • Label Panel
    That portion of the body of a container to which labels are affixed or decoration imprinted.
  • Labels
    Self-sticking, bar code, UPC, IBM, mylar, cloth, color, aluminum, wrap-around, spot, cling, sleeve, pressure sensitive, heat transfer, DOT, in-mold, expanded content, holographic, rotating, inverted vertical hanging, medical, shipping, international wordless, paper, booklet, production, inventory, and shrink labels. Printing and decorating options are available.
  • Labels, Expanded-Content
    Labels that expand for the printing of consumer directions for use. Available plain or printed, in a variety of colors. Hot stamping and embossing are also available.
  • Magnum
    A glass bottle, used occasionally for sparkling wines, having a capacity of two-fifths U.S. gallon. Some foreign magnums vary in capacity.
  • Maintenance Supplies
    Wrenches, steel and plastic pails, gloves, dollies, funnels, absorbent materials, garbage/recycling containers, wastebaskets, mopping equipment, safety items, sprayers, washroom accessories, towel cabinets, utility tools, dust pans and dusters, scoops, drum overpacks, dispensers, floor mats and hosing.
  • Material
    In SourceBase, Material is one of the search criteria. It identifies the type of glass, plastic or metal used to make the item. If an item is made from various materials, i.e., fine mist pumps or trigger sprayers, the Material listed is the predominant material.
  • Narrow Mouth
    Narrow mouth describes a container having an opening roughly one half the diameter of the container or smaller.
  • Neck
    (1) The part of a container where the bottle cross section decreases to form the finish. (2) A round fitting in a can for the purpose of pouring the contents, covered by a closure.
  • Neck Bead
    Usually a protuding circle on the neck of the bottle.
  • Oblong
    A particular shape. A rectangular figure having greater length than width, may have angle or rounded corners and parallel or nearly parallel sides.
  • OD
    Outside dimension. The outside dimensions of a container, package or part. In metal drums, it is the diameter over the rolling hoops.
  • Off-Gage Finish
    A finish defect. A finish which is usually oval-shaped and which may be pinched or flattened in one or more places. Also call "out-of-round".
  • P/.0015 AF
    Pulp and Aluminum Foil: .0015 aluminum foil laminated to paper ì and then laminated to pulpboard.
  • P/E
    Abbreviation for Polyethylene.
  • P/MF-514
    Pulp and Polyester Aluminum Foil: Polyester film applied to .001 ì HDPE coated on 0.00035 aluminum foil, white sulfite paper backed ì and laminated to pulpboard.
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  • Radiation Sterilizing
    The industrial process that kills microoganisms by exposure to high levels of ionizing energy. Most commonly used are gamma rays from cobalt 60. Electron-beam x-ray energy is also used.
  • Ramp
    A small depressed cavity (detent) in the base of the bottle to act as a guide in positioning the bottle in the decorating machine for application of decoration.
  • Reaming
    A method used to trim and size the inside of a plastic bottle neck finish. A special rotating cutting tool trims the sealing surface smooth and simultaneously reams (bores) the bottom opening to desired size.
  • SA-22
    A Unipac (formerly 3M Cap-Seal) product. A facing consisting of a treated polyester film bonded to the paper side of paperbacked aluminum foil.
  • SA-66
    Polyester film laminated to aluminum foil bonded to .035 pulp ì board. Application: Good barrier for shampoos, hand creams, mouthwashes ì or pharmaceutical products.
  • Safe-Gard 100
    A Unipac (formerly 3M Cap-Seal) product. SG-100 has a two-piece welded construction with a tamper indicating feature. An innerseal which provides a fused, tamper indicating foil seal over the mouth of P/E containers. Safe-Gard 100 is preferred by the pharmaceutical industry for its "easy entry" feature. The SG-100 foil membrane is easily ruptured, a critical consideration for geriatric care. SG-100 is white lined pulpboard wax-bonded to an innerseal consisting of .001" aluminum foil with a .0015" heat sealable film. Typical packaging applications include innerseals for dry drink mixes, vitamins, over-the-counter drugs, etc. Equivalent liners: Selig FoilSeal 1-17, Sancap HS702, Tekniplex HS123.
  • T/H
    Abbreviation for tight head. Used by drum and pail manufacturers to indicate that the lid is a structural component of the drum or pail, instead of a separate part.
  • Tacseal
    A form of liner usually of glassine that is applied over and bonded to a waxed under-liner. When cap is removed from glass, the tacseal liner adheres to the glass lip as a security-type liner.
  • Tamper Resistant Seal
    A seal that cannot be opened without partially destroying the cap or otherwise showing evidence of tampering.
  • Ultraviolet
    Zone of invisible radiations beyond the violet end of the spectrum of visible radiations. Since UV radiation is a shorter wavelength than visible, it is of higher energy that is sufficient enough to initiate the chemical reactions that degrade most plastics.
  • UN Number
    The four-digit number assigned by the United Nations Committee of Experts on the transport of dangerous goods. These numbers identify a particular group of substances.
  • Uneven Distribution
    A general defect. Thin and thick areas, especially in the side walls of the ware.
  • V-33-2
    A Unicap (formerly 3M Cap-Seal) product. White vinyl solvent coated on white sulphite paper.
  • Vacuum Closure
    Any closure equipped with a liner capable of holding a vacuum.
  • Valve Cap
    A closure that includes a valve to regulate the flow of the product from the container.
  • W (Full Wax)
    Full Wax (W). Full wax treatment is generally used on wide mouth ì closures as a caulking agent. It is difficult for many liner ì facings to provide a satisfactory seal on wide mouth containers. ì The larger the finish, the greater the tolerance in both ì container and finish. Inherent waves and dips in large finishes ì also contribute to this condition. The full wax treatment is ì generally suggested for closures 58mm and above, primarily as a ì sealing aid. It also provides an additional moisture barrier and ì acts as a lubricant similar to the LW and LF coating treatments.
  • Waist
    The central portion of a container which has a smaller cross-section than the adjacent areas.
  • Warehousing
    Warehousing services are available.
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  • Yellow Oil 613A
    A SANCAP Liner Technology product. An oleoresinous coated ì natural Kraft paper. Yellow Oil 613A is a multicoat resinous coating on natural Kraft ì paper. Color: Yellow Mottled Pattern. Suggested product uses include maple syrup, lemon juice, blue ì cheese dressing, mayonnaise, sauces, salad dressing, auto polish, ì duplicating fluid, industrial oil, linseed oil, pet products, ì mineral spirits, motor oil, paint remover, shoe polish, varnish, ì hydrogen peroxide, paint and stencil ink.
  • Yellow Silite
    A SANCAP Liner Technology product. A melamine/ureaformaldehyde coating on yellow Kraft paper. Yellow Silite is a yellow Kraft paper coated on one side with a melamine-urea-formaldehyde resin blend. Color: Yellow. Suggested product uses include maple syrup, auto polish, duplicating fluid, floor wax, industrial oil, insecticide, lighter fluid, linseed oil, motor oil, paint, paint remover, shoe polish, stencil ink, varnish and turpentine.
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