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    The Glossary of the International Trade Centre (ITC) on the technical terms used in the packaging sector is a database designed to provide updated information on the specific terminology used in the packaging industry. This Glossary is a tool placed at the disposal of users for information only. It is not designed to replace the appropriate professional advice in any way. Users are invited to submit their comments and observations by email to Mr. Frederic Couty, Senior Adviser, Export Packaging at the following email address: fcouty[at]intracen.org

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    A rigid flat bottomed vessel with a wide mouth. Made of glass, ceramic or plastic.

    Jerry can

    A container of metal or plastic, generally five-gallon capacity, e.g. for gasoline (petrol) and similar liquids.

    Joint aging-time

    In adhesion, the time-interval between the removal of the joint from the con­ditions of heat or pressure, or both,  needed to ac­complish bonding and the attainment of  maximum bond strength.

    Joint, manufacturer's

    The seam of a corrugated or fibreboard box where the two edges of the box blank are joined by stitching, taping, or gluing before its shipment from the box manufacturer.


    A bottle, fitted with a handle.

    Just-in-time (JIT)

    A management concept in which the supplying company operates on the basis of meeting its customers'  immediate needs 'just in time', as they arise, with no requirement to hold stocks.

    Jute sacks

    Sacks made of jute fabric (Gunny sacks).

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