Lesson 3 Glossary

Barrier

A layer of material designed to prevent migration of unwanted elements into a package.

Laminate

A package made by bonding together two or more layers of materials.

PET

Polyethylene Terephthalate.

Primary Package

A container which directly holds the product for sale (i.e. can, jar, or a carton).

Printability

The ability of a material or a surface to receive written matter or design.

Rancidity

A condition of spoiled oil characterized by objectionable odor and flavor.

Secondary Package

A container that holds a number of primary packages (i.e., a box).