Plastics Packaging: Properties, Processing, Applications, and Regulations

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Hanser, 2004 - Plastics in packaging - 448 pages
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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 materials are covered comprehensively. Expanded and update 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." - product description.

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