Plastics Packaging Properties, Processing, Application and Regulations

ISBN-10: 1569903727

ISBN-13: 9781569903728

Edition: 2nd 2004

Authors: Susan E. M. Selke, John D. Culter, Ruben J. Hernandez

List price: $149.95
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The increasing importance of plastic materials in packaging makes it mandatory for everyone in this industry to command a basic understanding of the properties of the common packaging plastics. The second edition of this well received book provides just that to students and packaging professionals alike: Material properties and how they relate to the chemical structure of the polymers, common processing methods for packaging applications, help with writing specifications, designing, fabricating, testing, and controlling the quality of the plastic material are covered comprehensively. Expanded and updated information on PET bottle production, retort pouches, polylactides, and plastic recycling among other topics make the second edition an indispensable resource for both the packaging expert and the novice.
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List price: $149.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Hanser Publications
Publication date: 1/1/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 448
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

Basic concepts and definitions
Polymer structure and properties
Major plastics in packaging
Additives and compounding
Adhesion, adhesives and heat sealing
Extrusion, film and sheet
Converting, lamination and coating
Flexible packaging
Injection molding, closures, rotational molding, compression molding, and tubes
Blow molding and bottles
Foams, cushioning and distribution packaging
Mass transfer in polymeric packaging systems : sorption, diffusion, permeation and shelf life
U.S. regulations and plastic packaging
Environmental considerations
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