Developments in plastic materials and recycling systems for packaging food, beverages and other fast-moving consumer goods
T.A. Cooper, ARGO Group International, USA
This chapter describes the present status of plastic packaging materials and technology employed in the food, beverage and other fast-moving consumer goods industries. This includes current types of packaging polymers used and advances and future trends in plastic packaging materials; water-soluble packaging; high performance barrier films; packaging coatings and additives, including clarifiers and scavenger systems; rigid, thin-wall and flexible packaging; pouch packaging; packaging sustainability; and current mechanical recycling systems.