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Intrinsic Material Properties

This chapter addresses the properties that flexible packaging materials have that are independent of any use for packaging. The materials display certain strength, electrical, chemical, and other properties regardless of the application for which they are used. Various standards exist to define a material and distinguish it from others that might seem similar. Such material properties influence the fitness for use of a material for its intended use, but the ability to extrapolate from a given level of a characteristic to a specific need in a package in any more than a relative sense does not exist. The properties can be very helpful in assessing the root cause of performance problems if the underlying physical, ...

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