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Plastics properties for packaging materials

A. Emblem,     London College of Fashion, UK

Abstract:

This chapter presents a review of the properties and uses of the common packaging plastics, and some of the materials used for specialist applications.

Key words

plastics packaging market

tensile strength

elongation

tear strength

impact strength

surface friction

viscoelasticity

transparency

chemical stability

environmental stress cracking

barrier properties

glass transition temperature

melting temperature

heat sealability

density

polyethylene family

ethene

low density polyethylene

linear low density polyethylene

high density polyethylene

metallocene

collation shrink film

pallet shrink film

pallet stretch film

stretch hooding

ethylene vinyl ...

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