T1188 Packaging material type code

Code valueNameDescriptionUsed in Sweden
CERAMICCeramicA non-specific material made from clay and hardened by firing at a high temperatures. Examples can include Terra-cotta, Earthenware, Stoneware, Porcelain, and High-Tech Ceramics.
CLOTH_OR_FABRICCloth or FabricA non specific material made by weaving, felting, knitting, or crocheting natural and/or synthetic fibers.
COMPOSITECompositeA material that is made from multiple materials.
CORRUGATED_BOARD_DOUBLE_WALLDouble Wall Corrugated BoardA structure formed by two corrugated inner members glued to one intervening flat facing paperboard with two additional paperboards to each outside corrugated.
CORRUGATED_BOARD_OTHERCorrugated Board OtherA structure formed by one corrugated inner member glued to one flat facing paperboard; also termed single faced.X
CORRUGATED_BOARD_SINGLE_WALLSingle Wall Corrugated BoardA structure formed by one corrugated inner member glued between two flat facing paperboards; also termed double faced.
CORRUGATED_BOARD_TRIPLE_WALLTriple Wall Corrugated BoardA structure formed by three corrugated inner members glued to two intervieing flat facing paperboards with two additional paperboards to each outside corrugated.
FIBRE_BURLAPBurlapThe American name for cloth woven from jute fibres. In other parts of the world it is known as Hessian, Hessian cloth, or gunny from the Indian gain.
FIBRE_COTTONFibre CottonA natural cellulosic seed-hair fiber, obtained from the seed pod of the cotton plant. First known in India about 3000 B.C.
FIBRE_FLAXFibre FlaxThe plant from the stem of which bast fiber is extracted by retting to produce linen. An erroneous term for linen fiber, particularly in blends.
FIBRE_HEMPFibre HempHemp is a commonly used term for varieties of the Cannabis plant. Hemp can yield fibre which can be used in ropes, cloths, weaves, as a reinforcement of polymer composites as well as pulps for paper making.
FIBRE_JUTEFibre JuteA bast fiber obtained from the round pod jute or the long pod jute of the family Tiliaceae. Grown extensively in Pakistan and India, mainly in the Bengal district of Pakistan.
FIBRE_OTHERFibre OtherA non specific material made of a unit of matter, either natural or manufactured, that forms the basic element of fabrics and other textile structures.
FOAMFoamA non specific material in a lightweight cellular form resulting from introduction of gas bubbles during manufacture, used to reduce shock and vibration or abrasion.
GLASSGlassA non-specific inorganic substance fused at high temperatures and cooled quickly so that it solidifies to a vitreous or noncrystalline condition. This term applies to transparent clear glass or as a generic term if distinction with coloured glass is not desired.X
GLASS_COLOUREDColoured GlassGlass containing external colouring or glass that has been coloured by the addition of colouring agents/particles in its creation
LAMINATED_CARTONLaminated CartonA material made up of laminates of paperboard, foil and polyethylene which combined form a sheet suitable for asceptic processing.
METAL_ALUMINUMAluminiumA non specific material made from aluminium or aluminium alloy.X
METAL_BRASSBrassBrass is an alloy of copper and zinc.
METAL_COMPOSITEMetal CompositeRefers to an object that is composed of two separate metals joined together. Instead of being a mixture of two or more metals, like alloys, metal composites consist of layers of different metals.
METAL_IRONIronA heavy metallic element (Fe) capable of being fashioned into a variety of forms.
METAL_LEADLeadA bluish-white soft malleable ductile plastic but inelastic heavy metallic element (Pb)
METAL_OTHERMetalA non specific material made from metal or metal alloy material.X
METAL_STAINLESS_STEELStainless SteelAn alloy of steel with chromium and sometimes another element (as nickel or molybdenum) that is practically immune to rusting and ordinary corrosionX
METAL_STEELSteelCommercial iron that contains carbon in any amount up to about 1.7 percent as an essential alloying constituent, is malleable when under suitable conditions, and is distinguished from cast iron by its malleability and lower carbon content.X
METAL_TINTinTin is a chemical element that is obtained chiefly from the mineral cassiterite, where it occurs as an oxide, SnO2. This silvery, malleable poor metal is not easily oxidized in air, and is used to coat other metals to prevent corrosion. It is used in many alloys, most notably bronzeX
MINERAL_CALCIUM_CARBONATECalcium CarbonateGround calcium carbonate and precipitated calcium carbonate products serve as functional fillers in plastic and rubber applications. Calcium carbonate is widely used as in polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polyolefin, polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE) and unsaturated polyester resins applications. Calcium carbonate is used for its excellent optical properties, ability to improve impact strength, role as a processing aid and ability to replace plastic resins.
MINERAL_OTHERMineral OtherAny other mineral-based material not available in this list. Should be used as a temporary measure while a proper code is established
MINERAL_TALCTalcTalc is used to stiffen thermoplastics, mainly polypropylene but also polyethylene and polyamide (Nylon).
NATURAL_RUBBERNatural rubberA strong elastic material made by drying the sap from various tropical trees, especially the American rubber tree.X
OTHERNot Otherwise SpecifiedA non-specific material that cannot be defined with the current material codes. Should be used as a temporary measure while a proper code is established for the type of material.
PAPER_CORRUGATEDCorrugatedThe most common type of box manufactured from containerboard, layers of linerboard and one layer of medium. The layers are combined on a corrugator, a machine that presses corrugations into the medium and laminates a layer of linerboard to each side. The sheets are folded, printed, and glued or stapled to make a finished box.X
PAPER_MOLDED_PULPMolded PulpUsed for producing pulp-based or fibrous products by pressing; example products: egg packages, trays and boxes for fruits and vegetables.X
PAPER_OTHERPaper OtherAny other paper-based material not available in this list. Should be used as a temporary measure while a proper code is established.X
PAPER_PAPERPaperA non-specific sheet material produced by the matting of fibres from wood, rags, or other fibrous materials. Generally, paper is of a lesser thickness or weight than paperboard.X
PAPER_PAPERBOARDPaperboardA non specific material, generally made from cotton or wood, that describe a variety or of board materials used in the production of boxes, folding cartons, and solid fibre and corrugated shipping containers; also termed cardboardX
PAPER_RAYONRayon PaperGeneric term for a manmade fiber derived from regenerated cellulose.
PLANT_LEAVESPlant LeavesPlant leaves, such as banana leaves, including wet or dry leaves. In some cases, leaves are pre-softened by steaming.
PLASTIC_BIO_PLASTICBio-plasticPlastic certified as compliant with the European norm EN13432 over being recyclable through disintegration or biodegradationX
PLASTIC_OTHERPlastic OtherA non-specific material made of any of numerous organic synthetic or processed materials that are mostly thermoplastic or thermosetting polymers of high molecular weight and that can be made into objects, films, or filaments.X
PLASTIC_THERMOPLASTICSThermoplasticsA non-specific substance that becomes soft and pliable when heated, without a change in its intrinsic properties. Polystyrene and polyethylene are thermoplastics.X
POLYMER_CELLULOSE_ACETATECellulose AcetateCellulose acetate is one of the most important esters of cellulose. Depending on the way it has been processed cellulose acetate can be used for a wide variety of applications, e.g. films, membranes or fibers.
POLYMER_EPOXYEpoxyEpoxy resins are thermoset polymers which are frequently used as coatings for metal packaging such as soft-drink cans.
POLYMER_EVAEthylene vinyl acetate, (EVA)Ethylene vinyl acetate, a copolymer of 60 to 90% ethylene and 40 to 10% vinyl acetate. Packaging applications include soft films, coatings, hot melt adhesives, wine cork substitutes, and closure seals for plastic and metal container caps.
POLYMER_EVOHEthylene vinyl alcohol, (EVOH)Ethylene vinyl alcohol, a copolymer of ethylene and vinyl alcohol. A plastic resin commonly used in food applications to provide barrier to oxygen and other gases.X
POLYMER_HDPEHigh Density Polyethylene (HDPE)High-Density PolyEthylene (HDPE) is a polyethylene thermoplastic made from petroleum. A strong, relatively opaque form of polyethylene having a dense structure with few side branches off the main carbon backbone. Can be applied to bottles, flasks and caps.X
POLYMER_LDPELow-density polyethylene (LDPE)Low-density polyethylene (LDPE) is a polyethylene thermoplastic made from petroleum. A strong form of polyethylene having a less dense structure with more side branches off the main carbon backbone (on about 2% of the carbon atoms) than HDPE; therefore its tensile strength is lower, and its resilience is higherMade in translucent or opaque variations, it is quite flexible, and tough to the degree of being almost unbreakable. It is widely used for manufacturing various containers, dispensing bottles, wash bottles, tubing, plastic bags for computer components, and various moulded laboratory equipment. Its most common use is in plastic bags.X
POLYMER_LLDPELinear Low Density PolyethyleneLinear low density polyethylene is a linear polyethylene with a significant number of short branches on the polymer backbone. It is commonly made by copolymerization of ethylene with longer-chain olefins. It is different from LDPE due to the absence of long chain branches which gives it higher tensile strength, impact and puncture resistance than LDPE. Common uses of LLDPE are plastic bags, wraps, stretch wraps, pouches, covers and lids.X
POLYMER_MDPEMedium-density PolyethyleneMedium-density polyethylene is a type of polyethylene defined by a density range of 0.926-0.940 g/cm3. MDPE is typically used in shrink films, sacks, packaging film and carrier bags.X
POLYMER_NYLONNylonPackaging applications include oven-baking bags (nylon 6 and nylon 66) and barrier layers (MXD6 and nylon 6) for PET and HDPE bottles. Very occasionally, bottles can be made of nylon.X
POLYMER_OTHERPolymers OtherA non-specific chemical compound or mixture of compounds formed by polymerization and consisting essentially of repeating structural unitsX
POLYMER_PANPolyacrylonitril (PAN)Polyacrylonitril is a organic polymer which is frequently used in fibres for textiles. As fibres the material is frequently referred to as Acrylic.
POLYMER_PCPolycarbonate (PC)Polycarbonate, a transparent thermoplastic which is used in a wide variety of applications including CDs and DVDs, eyeglasses, cell phone covers, laptops as well as packaging applications such as bottles.X
POLYMER_PCLPolycaprolactone (PCL)Polycaprolactone is a biodegradable polyester which is also used in in the manufacturing of polyurethanes. It is also used in blends with thermoplastic starch to improve properties and can also be used as a plasticizer to PVC.
POLYMER_PEPolyethylene (PE)A thermoplastic composed of the polymers of ethylene.X
POLYMER_PENPolyethylene Naphthalate (PEN)Polyethylene naphthalate is a polymer with good barrier properties (unlike Polyethylene terephthalate). It is well-suited for production of the amber-colored bottles meant for packing beverages like beer.
POLYMER_PETPolyethylene Terephthalate (PET)Polyethylene terephthalate is a thermoplastic polymer resin of the polyester family and is used in synthetic fibers. Can be applied to bottles, flasks and caps.X
POLYMER_PHAPolyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA)Polyhydroxyalkanoates are linear polyesters produced in nature by bacterial fermentation of sugar or lipids.X
POLYMER_PLAPolylactic Acid or Polylactide (PLA)Polylactic acid or Polylactide is a biodegradable, thermoplastic, aliphatic polyester derived from lactic acid.X
POLYMER_PPPolypropylene (PP)A non-specific material made of various thermoplastic plastics or fibers that are polymers of propylene.X
POLYMER_PSPolystyrene (PS)A polymer prepared by the polymerization of styrene as the sole monomerX
POLYMER_PUPolyurethanes (PU)Polyurethanes are primarily thermoset resins which are used in the manufacture of flexible and rigid foams, microcellular foam seals and gaskets, as well as high performance adhesives, surface coatings and sealants. Polyurethane can also be used to make synthetic fibers.
POLYMER_PVAPolyvinyl Alcohol (PVA)Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA or PVOH) is a biodegradable and highly water soluble polymer with high gas and grease barrier. Common uses for PVA are paper adhesives, paper coatings, as a self-standing water soluble films as well as blends to improve processability of thermoplastic starch.
POLYMER_PVCPolyvinylchlorid (PVC)A polymer of vinyl chloride used especially for electrical insulation, films, and pipesX
POLYMER_PVDCPolyvinylidene Chloride (PVDC)Polyvinylidene chloride is primarily used as a barrier coating to provide barrier against fat, vapour and gases.
POLYMER_TPSThermoplastic Starch (TPS)Thermoplastic starch is obtained through destructurization of natural starch through exposure to shear and heat. TPS is most frequently used in blends with biodegradable synthetic polymers such as PCL and PVA.
RUBBERRubberA strong elastic synthetic substance made either by improving the qualities of natural rubber or by an industrial process using petroleum and coal productsX
VINYLVinylA non-specific polymer of a vinyl compound or a product (as a resin or a textile fiber) made from such a polymerX
WIREWireA non-specific material made of metal in the form of a very flexible thread or slender rod.X
WOOD_HARDBOARDHardboardHardboard (not to be confused with hardwood), also called High-Density Fiberboard (HDF), is a type of fiberboard, which is similar to particle board and medium-density fiberboard, but is denser, much stronger and harder because it is made out of exploded wood fibers which have been highly compressed. Consequently, the density of hardboard is 31 lbs or more per cubic foot (500 kg/m³)[2] and is usually about 50-65 lbs per cubic foot (800–1040 kg/m³). It differs from particle board in that the bonding of the wood fibers requires no additional materials, although resin is often added. Unlike particle board, it will not split or crack.
WOOD_HARDWOODHardwoodA general term referring to any variety of broad-leaved, deciduous trees, and the wood from those trees. The term has nothing to do with the actual hardness of the wood; some hardwoods are softer than certain softwood (evergreen) species.X
WOOD_MEDIUM_DENSITY_FIBERBOARDMedium Density FiberboardMedium-Density Fibreboard (MDF) is an engineered wood product made by breaking down hardwood or softwood residuals into wood fibres, combining them with wax and a resin binder, and forming panels by applying high temperature and pressure. MDF is generally denser than plywood. It is made up of separated fibres, but can be used as a building material similar in application to plywood. It is stronger and much more dense than particle board.
WOOD_ORIENTED_STRANDBOARDOriented Strand BoardOriented Strand Board (OSB), also known as sterling board, sterling OSB, aspenite, and smartply, is an engineered wood particle board formed by adding adhesives and then compressing layers of wood strands (flakes) in specific orientations. OSB may have a rough and variegated surface with the individual strips of around 2.5 × 15 cm (1" × 6"), lying unevenly across each other and comes in a variety of types.
WOOD_OTHERWoodA non specific material made from the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees.X
WOOD_PARTICLE_BOARDParticle BoardParticle Board, also known as particleboard, chipboard, and Low-Density Fiberboard (LDF), is an engineered wood product manufactured from wood chips, sawmill shavings, or sawdust, and a synthetic resin or other suitable binder, which is pressed and extruded. Particle board is a composite material.
WOOD_PLYWOODPlywoodPlywood, a manufactured wood panel similar to LDF, MDF, and HDF, is made from layering thin sheets of wood. Plywood layers (called veneers or plies) are glued together, with adjacent plies having their wood grain rotated relative to adjacent layers up to 90 degrees. All plywoods bind resin and wood fibre sheets (cellulose cells are long, strong and thin) to form a composite material.
WOOD_SOFTWOODSoftwoodGeneral term used to describe lumber produced from needle and/or cone bearing trees (Conifers).X