Materials and Development of Plastics Packaging for the Consumer MarketAuthor:
Publisher: CRC Press
Publish date: August 2001
Serves as a practical handbook detailing the materials and development of plastics Provides broad coverage of materials and development in this sector of the packaging industry Considers barrier properties in relation to types of plastics Includes chapters covering environmental considerations and recycling Plastics packaging plays an increasing role in marketing, conveying, and protecting products in the fast moving consumer goods market. Plastics packaging is lightweight and tough, can be manufactured, filled and packed at high speed - contributing to reduced costs and the minimization of packaging in the supply chain. Designed as a practical handbook Materials and Development of Plastics Packaging for the Consumer Market covers the materials and development of plastics packaging for food, beverages, household, and personal care products. The book takes you through the opportunities and performance elements related to the use of plastics materials in packaging. Topics range from environmental considerations and recycling, materials and development in this sector of the packaging industry, and barrier properties in relation to types of plastics. Dispensing and reclosing systems provide consumer convenience. Tamper-evident and child-resistant closures contribute to safety. At the end of their lifecycle, plastics pack can be disposed of safely by a number of environmentally acceptable options - mechanical recycling, chemical recycling or incineration with energy recovery. With the range of benefits available, it is not surprising that plastics are the materials of choice for many packaging applications. Materials and Development of Plastics Packaging for the Consumer Market gives you the information you need to make more informed choices in the selection and use of the available materials.