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Packaging Products Theory. Knowledge and Understanding.
PURPOSE OF PACKAGING • Packaging is the enclosing or protecting products for distribution, storage, sale, and use. • Packaging protects. preserves, promotes products. KEY FEATURES
PRODUCT LABELLING When you see a product with a Kitemark this means BSI has tested it and has confirmed that the product meets all the relevant British Standards Institution Kitemark (BSI) The Kitemark is the symbol that gives consumers the assurance that the product they have bought really does conform to the appropriate British Standard.
PRODUCT LABELLING The initials "CE" do not stand for any specific words but are a declaration by the manufacturer that his product meets the requirements of the applicable European Directive's). Many products such as new toys must meet legal requirements before they can be sold within the European Community, and must carry CE marking. Keep Britain Tidy is a British campaign run by the ENCAMS environmental charity. Their mission as being 'To create effective action by our targeted groups to achieve a sustained improvement in local environmental quality and reduce anti-social behaviour'.
PRODUCT LABELLING The Recycling logo tells customers that the material used to make a certain product can be recycled The Mobius loop logo tells customers that the manufacturer of a product has given money to help recycle, it does not necessarily mean a product is made of recycled material or that it can be recycled.
PRODUCT LABELLING The Forest Stewardship Council logo enables you to buy forest products of all kinds with confidence that you are not contributing to global forest destruction. FSC certified forests are managed to ensure long term timber supplies while protecting the environment and the lives of forestdependent peoples. Copy Right • Copy right gives the creator of an original work exclusive rights for a certain time (fifty to a hundred years). • Copy right includes its publication, distribution and adaptation; after which time the work is said to enter the public domain.
QUESTIONS Your finished product will require appropriate packaging. • State two functions of packaging Promote and Protect Explain why manufacturers include labelling on their products Manufacturers use labels on products to inform the customer of: cost, ingredients, materials, finishes used, how and where the product is made, is made in a sustainable way, is it recyclable, does it meet the required BSI and CE safety standards, safety warnings, explain product use, contact details in case of problems.
QUESTIONS A Kitemark symbol printed on a product, labelling or packaging assures customers that the product has been tested for quality and safety. (a) State the name of the UK body that awards the Kitemark. British Standards Institution Kitemark (BSI) (b) Draw a Kitemark symbol.
QUESTIONS State one way in which manufacturers can prevent their ideas from being used by other companies? Copy Right Sketch the product label for your above answer ? Copy Right