Plastics Packaging : Properties, Processing, Applications, and Regulations, 4th Edition

Title: Plastics Packaging : Properties, Processing, Applications, and Regulations, 4th Edition
Author: John D. Culter, Muhammad Rabnawaz, Rafael A. Auras, Susan E. M. Selke
ISBN: 1569908222 / 9781569908228
Format: Hard Cover
Pages: 494
Publisher: Hanser Gardner
Year: 2021
Availability: Out of Stock
  • Description
  • Contents

Plastic materials continue to play a vital and growing role in packaging applications. It is thus more important than ever that all involved in the packaging industry command a basic understanding of the properties of the common packaging plastics.

This highly regarded book provides just that to students and packaging professionals alike: material properties and how they relate to the chemical structure of the polymers, common processing methods for packaging applications, help with writing specifications, designing, fabricating, testing, and controlling the quality of the plastic material are covered comprehensively.

The fourth edition has major revisions in discussions of sustainability, recycling, and design for sustainability. Coverage of biodegradable and biobased plastics is also increased. Discussion of coatings is also expanded. Further updates and enhancements throughout ensure Plastics Packaging remains an indispensable resource for both the packaging expert and the novice.


Chapter 1 : Introduction
Chapter 2 : Basic Concepts and Definitions
Chapter 3 : Polymer Structure and Properties
Chapter 4 : Major Plastics in Packaging
Chapter 5 : Additives and Compounding
Chapter 6 : Adhesion, Adhesives, and Heat Sealing
Chapter 7 : Extrusion, Film and Sheet
Chapter 8 : Converting, Lamination and Coating
Chapter 9 : Flexible Packaging
Chapter 10 : Thermoforming
Chapter 11 : Injection Molding, Closures, Rotational Molding, Compression Molding, and Tubes
Chapter 12 : Blow Molding and Bottles
Chapter 13 : Foams, Cushioning, and Distribution Packaging
Chapter 14 : Mass Transfer in Polymeric Packaging Systems : Sorption, Diffusion, Permeation, and Shelf Life
Chapter 15 : US Regulations and Plastics Packaging
Chapter 16 : Environmental Issues
Chapter 17 : Additional Reading