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 Summary Sheet


Producer:Smithers PIRA
Coverage:1975 to July 2018
File Size:813,905 records (07/2018)
Updates:Static file
File Type:Bibliographic
Content:Packaging, paper, printing, publishing, imaging
STN Easy:Yes

PIRA & PAPERBASE database provides access to international literature on business and technological development of the paper, imaging, packaging, printing, publishing, and non­wovens industries. Both business and technical aspects are covered, with emphasis on raw materials, production processes, machinery and equipment, environmental issues, products and end users. Records contain bibliographic information, indexing terms, an abstract, CAS Registry Numbers and chemical names. Sources are journals, conference proceedings, government reports, newsletters, books, newspapers, standards, market reports, prospectuses, and patents related to imaging. Bibliographic information, indexing terms, abstracts, chemical names, and CAS Registry Numbers are searchable.


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