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Beverage Packaging Primer
Beverages are a pivotal element of the world population’s eating habits
When we talk about beverages we mean any drinkable liquid, for the purpose of quenching one’s thirst, for recreational means or for ritual or cultural customs. Drinking, other than being fundamental and irreplaceable factor for human survival (the complete elimination of liquids from the human body is the fastest way to kill it), has symbolized through the centuries a huge and important side of the socialization.
The various types of beverages
Beverages are divided among four big categories:
- non-alcoholic drinks
- alcoholic drinks
Water, while it’s not being considered by some people a drink because of its semplicity, remains the fondamental element of every other drink. To be consumed, the water must be purified, through filtration and the addition of chemical substances (like the chlorination).
Milk is naturally produced as a secretion of the mammals’ mammary glands; it has been a part of human diet for millennia and it has been used to produce dairy products. The most widespread animal milk is the cow one, but milk can be obtained also from buffalos, goats, sheep, camels, donkeys, horses, reindeers and yaks. Among the various types of milk of vegetable origin common ones are rice milk, almond milk, soy milk and coconut milk.
Non-alcoholic drinks are divided in three big categories:
- fruit juices: they are divided based on their fruit content
- soft drinks (carbonated and non carbonated): they are industrially produced with the addition of sweeteners, vegetal extracts, flavourings and additives
- tea and coffee
Alcoholic drinks are classified on the base of ethanol content, a psychoactive substance that at small doses induces euphoria and reduces anxiety, but at high doses causes intoxication and incosciousness. Alcoholic drinks have been a part of everyday life for millennia: wine made its first appearance in modern Georgia around 6000 BC.
Alcoholic drinks are divided in two major categories:
- fermented drinks: wine, beer, cider
- distilled drinks: examples are vodka, whisky, grappa
PFM and the beverages packaging
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