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The Science and Technology of Flexible Packaging

Multilayer Films from Resin and Process to End Use

Written by an expert with over 25 years experience in packaging, this book is a comprehensive guide to the use of plastic films in flexible packaging, covering scientific principles, properties, processes and end use considerations.

The book brings the science of multilayer films to the practitioner in a concise and impactful way, providing the fundamental understanding required to improve product design, material selection and processes. This includes information on why one material is favoured over another for a particular application, or how the film or coating affects material properties.

Detailed descriptions and analysis of the key properties of packaging films are provided from both an engineering and scientific perspective. End-use effects are also covered in detail, providing key insight into the way that the products being packaged influence film properties and design.

The book bridges the gap between key scientific literature and the practical challenges faced by the flexible packaging industry, providing essential scientific insight, best practice techniques, environmental sustainability information and key principles of structure design to enable engineers and scientists to deliver superior products with reduced development time and cost.

Engineers and Scientists responsible for designing polymers, making film, specifying packaging, running or operating film lines and packing lines, industrial designers, and consultants.
Industry Sector - Packaging, especially flexible packaging, including food and non-food packaging (eg medical).

Hardbound, 304 Pages

Published: September 2015

Imprint: William Andrew

ISBN: 978-0-323-24273-8


  • 1. Why Multilayer Films?
    2. Basic Processes
    3. Material Basics
    4. Film Properties
    5. Effect of the Converting Process on Properties
    6. End Use Considerations
    7. Structure Design


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