Glossary

Glossary

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There are currently 3 names in this directory beginning with the letter A.
Adhesive Lamination
A laminating process in which individual layers of packaging materials are laminated to each other with an adhesive.

AL - Aluminium Foil
A thin gauge (6-12 microns) aluminium foil laminated to plastic films to provide maximum oxygen, aroma and water vapour barrier properties. Although it is by far the best barrier material, it is increasingly being replaced by metallised films, (see MET-PET, MET-OPP and VMPET) because of cost.

Aseptic packaging
a system in which the product is sterilised before filling into pre-sterilised packs under aseptic conditions.