Packaging - the Facts

An exciting book providing an introduction to all the main materials and processes involved in the packaging process.

Aimed primarily at and ideal for KS1-4 Technology, Art, Design and Social History. Over 130 pages of structured chapters with descriptions and graphic illustrations in full colour that bring this fascinating subject to life.

This book will also prove invaluable to those new to industry, environmentalists and anyone with a need to know more about all aspects of packaging.

Chapters cover:

  • Introduction to Packaging
  • Paper and Board Packaging
  • Glass for Packaging
  • Metals for Packaging
  • Polymers for Packaging
  • Other types of packaging using a combination of materials
  • Closures, Labels and Printing
  • Marketing, Manufacturing and Logistics
  • Modern Packaging
  • Packaging and the Environment
  • Glossary


The book costs £22.50, however, Institute members are able to purchase a copy £15.00.

If you would like to purchase a copy, please send a cheque for £15.00 + £2.00 P&P (UK) Total £17.00 to:

IOM3 Training Academy

The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
Grantham Office
The Boilerhouse
Springfield Business Park
Grantham NG31 7FZ

Alternatively telephone with credit card details on +44(0)1476 513894

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