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Plastic Films

Technology and Packaging Applications, 1st Edition

By Wilmer A. Jenkins, Kenton R. Osborn

CRC Press

272 pages

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This is a complete illustrated guide and reference to today's plastic films for packaging. All significant aspects of plastic films for packaging are clearly and concisely presented: from materials, processes and machinery to applications and regulatory, social and economic considerations. More than 70 schematics illustrate materials, processes and package constructions. More than 30 tables provide important reference data in convenient form. The authors are leading authorities on plastic packaging films with first-hand experience in the R&D of many of today's widely used films. Published in cooperation with the Institute of Packaging Professionals.


"All in all, the book offers an outstanding and comprehensive entry into the topic of plastic films. With its careful explanation of technical terms, the book could be recommended even to nonspecialists."

-W. Glenz, Kunststoffe, German Plastics Federation

"Altogether it presents a very interesting text which provides great help for all those connected with the sector of films for packaging."

-Revista de Plasticos Modernos (leading plastics magazine of Spain)

Table of Contents

Polymers: Introduction Molecular Structure The Rheology of Polymer Melts Crystallinity in Polymers Chemical Structure Polymerization Processes Summary

Processes for Making Plastic Films: Introduction Extrusion Sequence Melt Film Formation Cast Film Process Blown Film Process Cast and Blown Film Comparison Cast and Blown Films-Typical Systems Film Orientation Flat Film Orientation Process Tubular Orientation Process Flat and Tubular Orientation Comparison Flat and Tubular Oriented Films-Typical Systems Economics

Processes for Modifying Plastic Films: Introduction Surface Adhesion Film Treatment for Adhesion Printing Film Coating Extrusion Coating Film Lamination Metallization Film Slitting Economics Coextrusion

Package Functions and Requirements: Introduction Package Functions Package Requirements

Packaging Machinery: Introduction Dry Powders and Particles Liquid Products Individual Solid Products Packaging Loose Items in a Container Heat Sealing Equipment Summary

Packaging Applications for Plastic Films: Introduction Food Packaging Conclusions Packaged Retail Products Other Than Food Health Care Packaging Trash Bags, Merchandise Bags and Grocery Sacks Heavy-Duty Bag Packaging Pallet Wrap and Stretch Wrap

Future Trends and Possibilities: Introduction Government Action Sociological Trends That Impact Packaging Economic Trends Trends and Possibilities in Technology Summary

Appendix: The Packaging Industry Properties of Plastic Films Market Prices for Plastic Resins and Films Glossary, Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Design / Packaging