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Containers and Packaging Vocabulary in English

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Containers and packaging are an essential part of modern manufacturing and logistics. They protect products during transportation, storage, and distribution, and they play a critical role in maintaining the quality and safety of goods.  This lesson will provide a list of different types of containers and packaging with pictures.

Containers and Packaging Vocabulary 

List of Containers and Packaging

  • Multipack
  • Blister pack
  • Box
  • Box or packet
  • Matchbox
  • Stick or packet
  • Packet package
  • Packet roll
  • Tube
  • Carton/juice box    
  • Sachet
  • Pot
  • Aerosol can
  • Can
  • Tub
  • Bottle
  • Tin
  • Jar
  • Bag/packet
  • Punnet
  • Tray

Containers and Quantities in English

  • blister pack – a container in which something small is sold, consisting of a flat layer and a raised cover of plastic that protects the product.
  • bubble wrap – a sheet of plastic containing bubbles of air that is used for protecting things while they are being moved or sent by post
  • carton – a container for goods, made of cardboard
  • case – a container for holding a large number of separate things, especially bottles, or the things in the container
  • cover – the paper or card on the front of a record or CD
  • inlay(BrE) – a piece of printed paper or card inside the case of a CD or DVD, giving information about it.
  • jacket – a cover for a record.
  • package – an object or set of objects wrapped in a box or in paper and sent or given to someone.
  • packaging – the boxes, bottles, plastic, etc used for wrapping products so that they can be sold
  • packet – a small parcel or envelope containing a set of similar things.
  • pillbox – a small container in which to keep pills
  • sachet (BrE) – a small flat paper or plastic bag that contains a small amount of something, especially a powder or a liquid
  • tube – a long narrow plastic or metal container with a lid at one end that you squeeze in order to push out the soft substance inside
  • wrapper – a piece of paper, plastic, etc that is wrapped around something that you buy

Containers and Packaging Examples

  • The groceries were packed in a sturdy cardboard box.
  • He stored the nuts in a metal can.
  • The milk cartons were stacked in the fridge.
  • The furniture was shipped in a wooden crate.
  • The chemicals were stored in a 55-gallon drum.
  • She put the bread in a plastic bag.
  • The wine was stored in an oak barrel.
  • The toys were stored in a colorful plastic bin.
  • The soda was sold in a glass bottle.
  • She filled the bucket with water from the well.
  • The fruit was displayed in a woven basket.
  • He received a small package in the mail.
  • The paint was stored in a 5-gallon pail.
  • The goods were stacked on a pallet.
  • The toothpaste was sold in a plastic tube.
  • She carried her belongings in a canvas tote.
  • The dishes were arranged on a plastic tray.
  • The food was stored in a reusable container.
  • The juice was sold in a plastic jug.
  • She preserved the jam in a glass jar.
  • The beer was stored in a keg.
  • The snacks were sold in a resealable pouch.
  • The potatoes were stored in a burlap sack.
  • He received a mysterious package on his doorstep.
  • The chemicals were stored in a glass flask.
  • The gasoline was stored in a steel tank.
  • The propane was stored in a cylinder.
  • She mailed the letter in a padded envelope.
  • The paper was stacked in a neat pile.
  • The film was sold in a roll.
  • The products were shipped in a shipper container.
  • The chips were sold in a plastic sleeve.
  • The candy was wrapped in a shiny wrapper.

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gloria wang

Friday 15th of June 2018

really useful!


Saturday 7th of October 2017

Thanks a million!