Permeability Properties of Plastics and Elastomers, 2nd Ed.

A Guide to Packaging and Barrier Materials


  • Liesl K. Massey, Fina Oil and Chemical Company

This extensively revised and updated second edition of the only data handbook available on the properties of commercial polymeric films details the permeability characteristics of over 125 major plastic and elastomer packaging materials. New to this edition are 92 resin chapters containing textual summary information including: category, general description, processing methods, applications, and general permeability considerations for water vapor, oxygen, and other gases including aroma and flavor. The product data is presented in graphical and tabular format, retaining the familiar format of the first edition and allowing easy comparison between materials and test conditions.
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Engineers, chemists, manufacturers, suppliers, designers and other technical professionals who want a comprehensive reference guide to permeability properties of plastics and elastomers.


Book information

  • Published: December 2002
  • ISBN: 978-1-884207-97-6


"A unique referenceàa valuable and recommended tool." - A.R. Fritzsche, Parker Hannafin Corporation

Table of Contents

1. Nature of Barrier Polymer Materials2. Collected Comparative Properties of Plastics and Elastomers3. Processing4. Markets and Applications5. Automotive Fuels6. Multi-Layer Films7. Food and Beverage Packaging8. Permeability of Gloves9. Standard Measurement and TestingResin Data Chapters (92)Appendices: Permeation Rates, Permeation Units ConversionReferencesGlossary