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15:18 Sep 6, 2008
French to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Manufacturing / PLV/totems
French term or phrase: 3 ondulés micro 2 bruns
I'm translating some product specifications intended for suppliers of different types of "PLV" (POS displays) to a major French cosmetics firm. This description appears in the "Technical Specifications" and refers to the base (socle) of a totem display stand.

I'm really struggling with the following description:
"Rembord du socle sur 3 ondulés micro 2 bruns et pose d'un verso blanc".
From looking at previous kudos qu's, I think I more or less understand what "Rembord du socle" means (the folding over and gluing of the edges of the base to create a neat finish). I guess the part I'm most struggling with is "3 ondulés micro 2 bruns" so I'd really appreciate any help you can give with that. It looks like they're using "ondulés" as a noun (I only know it as the adj, "corrugated") which is a bit puzzling and I've no idea what "2 bruns" refers to.
(NB: I'm planning to translate "pose d'un verso blanc" as "mounted on a white back(ing)")

Here's the complete context with relevant part asterisked. Many thanks!

IV.1.4. Les Totems
Dimensionnel :
Colonne : 475 x 100 x 1450
Socle : 620 x 270 x 5
Chapeau : 475 x 100 (chapeau attenant à la colonne)
Habillage :
Galerie Pack 290g
Impression offset quadri recto / verso identique ou différente
Découpe en forme
Collage en ceinture
Collage des 8 pattes
Socle :
Galerie Pack 290g
Blanc sans impression
Découpe en forme
**Rembord du socle sur 3 ondulés micro 2 bruns et pose d'un verso blanc**
Fourniture et pose à plat de la mécanique sur le socle
Pelliculage obligatoire sauf contre indication Guerlain
Construction du totem : type pied+colonne haute + fourreau décoré
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Local time: 10:40

Summary of answers provided
33 sheets of microflute ... brIns??xxxBourth
23 brown corrugated cartons of 2 micro thickness
Narasimhan Raghavan



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3 brown corrugated cartons of 2 micro thickness

"brun" can only refer to color here, I guess, guess!

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3 sheets of microflute ... brIns??

The first part - microflute - I'm sure of :

MICRO FLUTE packaging is a relatively new and exceptional product due to its structural light-weight, low mass and high load bearing qualities.

MICROFLUTE constructions comprising E, F and G/N flutes are estimated to have .... with Fédération européenne des fabricants de carton ondulé (FEFCO) data ...

La cartonnerie transforme 4 000 tonnes de carton ondulé par an, de la MICRO-CANNELURE (E) à la DOUBLE CANNELURE (BC), ce qui représente environ 8 M de m². ...

Can't help wondering if instead of BRUN it should be BRIN, and if BRIN (a strand of a rope or wire) is jargon for "cannelure", donc "double cannelure" ici.

Note added at 1 day18 hrs (2008-09-08 09:38:46 GMT)

Silly me! It IS "brUn".

You have 3 sheets of microflute corrugated board:
- 2 brown
- 1 white placed at the back (presumably)

3 ondulés micro :
- 2 bruns et
- (pose d')un (verso) blanc

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