Glossary

Glossary

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There are currently 4 names in this directory beginning with the letter F.
Flexible packaging
A pack or container made of flexible or easily yielding materials that, when filled and closed, can be readily changed in shape.

Flexography
A method of printing using flexible rubber or photopolymer printing plates in which the image to be printed stands out in relief. Fluid ink metered by an engraved roll is applied to the raised portions of the printing plate and then transferred to the substrate.

Foil
A thin gauge (0.2285-0.325 mils) aluminium foil laminated to plastic films to provide maximum oxygen, aroma and water vapour barrier properties. Although it is the best barrier material, it is increasingly being replaced by metalized films because of cost. Sometimes the multi-layer film containing a foil barrier layer is generically referred to as “the foil film.”

Form, Fill & Seal Pouch
A pouch that is formed from roll-stock, filled, and sealed all on a single, multi stage machine.