Glossary of Terms

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1st Surface Printing
2nd Surface Printing
3-D IMD
3-Plate Runner

A

Activation Temperature
Appliqué

B

Banana Gate
Basis Weight
Bleeding
Blistering
Blocking
Blow Pin
Blowmolder
Blow Molding
Bond Strength
BOPP
Bubbles
Bubbling

C

C2S
Caliper
Cast Film
Cavitated Film
Clamping Station
Cling
Clustering
Coextrusion
COF
Cold Slug
Contamination
Converter
Counter Pressure High Die
Couponing
Crack
Crazing
Curl
Cut in Place (CIP)
Cycle Time Penalty

D

Delamination
Denesting
Die Cut
Die Cut Punch
Digital Printing
Dimensional Stability
Direct Dry Offset
Discoloration
Dot Gain
Double Picking

E

Edge Welding
EVA
EVOH
Extruder
Extrusion

F

Feathering
FIML
Flagging
Flame Treat
Flash
Flat Bed Die Cutting
Flexo(graphy)
Foil Stamping
Forming Dent
Form Register Defect
Friction

G

Gang Filling
Gate
Gel Lacquer
Graphic Streak
Gravure

H

HBA
HDPE
Heat Resistance
Heat Transfer
Heat Seal Coating
HIC Containers
High Die Cutting
Hot Runner Manifold
Hot Tack
Hydroforming

I

IMD
IML-B
IML-I
IML
IML Foot
IML-T
In-case Filling
Injection IML
Injection Stretch Blow Molding (ISBM)
Ink Wash
ISBM

K

Knit Lines

L

Lenticular
Letterpress
Lint
Litho

M

Mandrel
Match Metal Die
MD
Mold Release
MSI
MSW
Multi-shot Molding

N

Narrow Web

O

Offset Lithography
Offware
OPP
Orange Peel
Overprint Lacquer

P

Packaging
Panel Bulge
Parison
Parison "Touch Down"
PCR
PET
Pick and Place
Pin Gate
Pinning Device
Pitting
Plasticizer
PP
Pre-decorating
Puckering

R

Reciprocating Flat Bed
Regrind
Release Liner
Retained Solvents
Rheology
Rippling
Rotary DieCutting
Rotary Machine
Rotary Screen
Rotogravure
Runner

S

Scrap
Scratches
Scround
Set-off Powder
Sheet Offset
Shuttle Machine
Sink Marks
Slip
Spot
Sprue
Sprue Gate
Steel Rule Die
Stress Mark
Sub Gate
Substrate
Sustainability

T

Tab Gate
TD
TF-IML
Thermoform IML
Tie Layer

U

UV Flexo

V

Vacuum Port 
Valve Gate
Vertical Insert Molding
Viscosity

W

Web
Web Offset
Wheel machine

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