Packaging Function Code

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




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ANTISEPTICAntisepticThe process by which a sterile (aseptic) product (typically food or pharmaceutical) is packaged in a sterile container in a way which maintains sterility.
ANTI_TAMPERINGAnti-tamperingA methodology used to hinder, or deter unauthorized access to a device.
COATEDCoatedCovered with a material (paraffin, wax) that protects the product or packaging.
COMPRESSEDCompressedContent has been pressed together to the maximum possible way.
DISPENSERDispenserA device or mechanism to supply or extract contents.
GIFT_WRAPPEDGift WrappedPackaging is wrapped in a decorative way for the purposes of the consumer giving it as a gift.
ISOTHERMICIsothermicThermal carry container designed for the carriage of temperature controlled goods such as vaccines, pharmaceuticals, and medicines.
MODIFIED_ATMOSPHEREModified AtmosphereThe practice of modifying the composition of the internal atmosphere of a package, (commonly food packages, and drugs) in order to improve the shelf life.
OXYGEN_INFUSEDOxygen InfusedA barrier packaging material for an infusion solution, i.e., oxygen.
PEEL_OFFPeel OffA section of the packaging can be detached with ease in order to have access to the content or product, e.g. peel-off Lids used for packing Milk, Coffee and Cacao Powder.
PINPACKPinpackThe package is equipped to be hung up on a hook.
PROTECTEDProtectedFunctionality to keep from being damaged, attacked, stolen, or injured; guard.
REINFORCEDReinforcedA component is added to a container for a particular application to lend additional support under severe applications.
SIFT_PROOFSift ProofPackaging is designed to prevent leaking of the content specially when it is on powdered or liquid state.
TAMPER_EVIDENTTamper EvidentThe packaging is designed to show when there has been some interference with the original sealing or configuration of the packaging.
WATER_RESISTANTWater ResistantCoated with materials that make the packaging impervious to the effects of water.

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Packaging Functiongs1:PackagingFunctionCodeCode indicating specific functionality for packaging resulting from specific processes or features present in the packaging type,for example, ANTI_TAMPERING.

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