Plastics in Packaging


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Plastics in Packaging
Ruben J. Hernandez, PhD School of Packaging Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan Plastics are used extensively in packaging due to their outstanding physical, mechanical, and chemical properties. Plastic are readily available; versatile; easy to process either singly, as multi-plastic, or in combination with other materials such as glass, metal, or cellulose-base; and relatively low in cost. The use of plastics has grown faster than any other group of materials in the packaging industry. The vigorous growth has been driven by a material substitution trend, the flexibility in design, and wide range in pr…
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Charles A. Harper: Handbook of Plastics, Elastomers, and Composites, Fourth Edition. Plastics in Packaging, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2002), AccessEngineering Export