GLOSSARY: Contract Packaging

Contract Packaging is a firm that performs all packaging functions from the simplest to the most complex and from the glamorous to the hazardous. Packaging service ranges from manual and semi-automatic to full-speed, high performance packaging lines. Other services include design, warehousing, distribution and other business services. The objectives include programs to establish strong ethical standards among contract packagers and their clients, to increase knowledge and expertise within the contract packaging industry, to improve the business reputation of firms and the professional image of individuals within the industry, and to encourage the effective use of contract packaging services.