G. Crompton, The Packaging Society, UK
This chapter gives an introduction to help build the basic understanding of the principles of operation of the main types of packaging machine. The design and operation of a packaging filling line is a complex task, calling for a multidisciplinary team, within which each will require a broad understanding, in addition to their own specialist field. It is inevitable that the study of this subject will necessitate reference to the material-specific chapters throughout this text. In addition, reference to Chapter 4 and Chapter 21 is highly recommended.