Claire Koelsch Sand

Packaging can represent a substantial portion of final costs. Packaging costs encompass packaging material, packing operations, distribution, and the expense of inappropriate packaging. Cost-cutting often proceeds on a product-by-product basis due to the integration of primary, secondary, and tertiary packaging components. When one package component is altered, other components may need to be altered; otherwise, damage or reduced shelf life can ensue. Innovative design, material science, agility…

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Claire Koelsch Sand, PhD, contributing editor, is CEO of Packaging Technology and Research and Adjunct Professor at Michigan State University and California Polytechnic State University ([email protected]).

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  1. Food Processing & Packaging