Data are presented on the characteristics of 47 major plastic and elastomer packaging materials. New to this edition, the resin chapters each contain textual summary information including category, general description, processing methods, applications, and other facts as appropriate, such as reliability, weatherability, and regulatory approval considerations for use in food and medical packaging. Extensive references are provided. The resin chapter material supplier trade name product data are presented in graphical and tabular format, with results normalized to SI units, retaining the familiar format of the 1st edition and allowing easy comparison between materials and test conditions.
• New introductory chapter provides an overview of the applications of film packaging materials and the test methods for tensile, tear, folding, bursting, permeability and other important engineering properties.
• Updated and extensively expanded characteristics information on all of the 47 films.
• Updated trade names.
• Substantially expanded coverage of multi-layer films.
• Covers thermoplastics, thermosets, thermoplastic elastomers, rubbers, and composites including polyamide nanocomposites, and concludes with a discussion of biodegradable or organic films.
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Stuart Patrick is a Chartered Chemist and a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He is chairman of the PVC Committee of the IOM3. His career has included 23 years in the PVC Additives business of Akzo Nobel/Akcros Chemicals, where he has been involved in technical services, research and development. From 2001 to 2003, he was the Global Research and Development Manager. Current projects include sustainability research at IPTME, Loughborough.