Packaging Feature Code

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The initial focus of the GS1 Web Vocabulary is consumer-facing properties for clothing, shoes, food beverage/tobacco and properties common to all products.

This includes properties related to EU 1169 as defined in the GDSN and GS1 Source Standards. In addition, the vocabulary includes the definition of parties and of a product offer (a product offered by a party for a price). Properties and their definitions come from existing GS1 standards including GDSN, GS1 Source and GPC. Exceptions to this rule include the definition of Offer which does not exist in any of the above standards.

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The GS1 Web Vocabulary was originally developed as the primary output of the GS1 SmartSearch standard but it now fulfils a broader remit. The GS1 SmartSearch standard enables businesses to benefit from:

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The GS1 Digital Link standard makes it possible to express any set of GS1 identifiers as a Web URI and therefore the identified item can be the subject of machine-readable facts and assertions made about it. The GS1 Web Vocabulary includes the link types used in GS1 Digital Link to annotate links to related resources, such as product information pages, instruction manuals, related videos, certification information, brand owner APIs, traceability information and more.

Terms from Scan4Transport cover extended address information suitable for deliveries, especially 'last mile' deliveries.




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BASEBaseA general term applied to the support or pedestal of an object.
BEAMBeamLong sturdy piece of squared timber or metal used in house-building etc.
BUNG_SEALBung SealA bung is an apparatus used to seal a container, such as a bottle, barrel or tubes. A bung is partially inserted inside the container to act as a seal. The most common every-day example of a bung is the stopper of a wine bottle.
CAPCapA cap that seals a bottle or other form of packaging.
CARRIERCarrierA device of various types attached to or hung from trolleys to support the load.
CONSUMPTION_UTENSILConsumption UtensilAn item which allows the user to extract and/or consume the content of a container.
CORECoreA tubular shape around which flexible material such as plastic film or paper are wound for purposes of transport and handling.
CREELCreelA creel is a device for holding the required number of roving spools or other supply packages of reinforcement fibers for Fiber Reinforced Plastics manufacturing. This device holds the rovings in the desired position for unwinding in continuous processes like Pultrusion and Filament Winding.
EDGE_PROTECTIONEdge ProtectionA right-angle piece placed over the outermost perimeter edges of a container to distribute pressure and prevent collapse or cutting from banding, strapping, or handling.
HANDLEHandleA grip attached to an object for using or moving the object, usually with the hands.
INNER_CONTAINERInner ContainerInner Container
INTERNAL_DIVIDERInternal DividerAn internal divider is an object, either flat or custom-shaped, used to separate the content of a container or to prevent the content from mixing.
LABELLabelA label is a piece of paper, polymer, cloth, metal, or other material affixed to a container or article (or printed directly upon it), which usually carries information about the article to.which it has been attached.
LIDLidIn packaging, the top or bottom of a container, usually the part that closes the opening; may also be known as cap, over, or top
LINERLinerAn internal chamber within a container which separates the content of the container from the walls. Inner liners provide additional isolation and protection to the content of a container. Sometimes coatings of certain materials may be applied as an alternative to inner liners.
LUGLugA small indentation or raised portion on the surface of a bottle, provided as an indexing means for operations such as multi-pass decoration or labeling.
NESTING_EDGENesting EdgeEdges which allow items of the same size to be partially stacked within one another in any direction thus reducing the space required in order to stack them.
PEGPegA fastener which allows a product to be hanged.
PULL_OFF_TABPull Off TabA flexible cover which can be easily removed in order to open a container.
RING_HOLDERRing HolderA hollow circular band of material wound around itself.
RIVETRivetA permanent fastener which consists of a cylindrical shaft with a head on one end and tail which is deformed to fixate the rivet in place.
SLEEVESleeveA tubular form, open at both ends, that is slipped over an item or package.
SPOUTSpoutA spout is a protruding edge which allows the lifting and pouring of liquids contained within a container.
TAGTagA hanging card made of any material which is used to identify or provide additional information of a product.
WICKER_OUTER_CONTAINERWicker Outer ContainerAn outer container made of wicker which is fitted to the bottle usually a little less than half way up from the bottom of the bottle and is used to hold, hang or support the bottle.
WRAPWrapA layer of any material which completely enclose a product. A wrap can have many purposes, from providing additional protection to an item to serving as a gift-wrap.

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Packaging Featuregs1:PackagingFeatureCodeCode indicating a feature that facilitates the usage of the product by the consumer, for example a handle. Packaging features do not affect the core composition of the packaging type nor modify its usage.

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