Packaged goods

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In packaging , the term packaged goods refers to goods to be packaged that are sometimes already in primary packaging .


When filling , a filling quantity of the packaged goods is placed in a packaging material. According to the terminology of DIN 55405, packaged goods and packaging together form the "pack".

When it comes to packaged goods, a distinction is made between bulk goods and general cargo . A combination is the bulk cargo : liquid bulk and bulk are special cases of the Fließguts that is by filling into containers such as bags and bottles for general cargo. Piece goods produced by packaging also include the bale and the container . For example, a bundle of sales units is combined in a packaging unit.


The properties of the packaged goods on the one hand (sensitivity value information needs of the consumers, portioning) and the transport chain and the storage on the other hand determine the type of packaging. Load-bearing packaged goods, for example, require less stable packaging materials than flowable goods .

The required protective function of the packaging for the goods and / or the environment depends on the packaged goods. The packaged goods are sensitive to shock, vibration and heat, for example, necessitating packaging aids such as wood wool, air cushions or thermal insulation . High humidity or volatility of the goods may require gas-tight packaging, for example to protect the environment from harmful substances .

A special case of packaged goods is dangerous goods , for which three packaging groups are defined.


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