Permeability Properties of Plastics and Elastomers

Permeability Properties of Plastics and Elastomers

A Guide to Packaging and Barrier Materials

2nd Edition - December 31, 2002

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  • Author: Liesl K. Massey
  • eBook ISBN: 9780815518518

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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.


Engineers, chemists, manufacturers, suppliers, designers and other technical professionals who want a comprehensive reference guide to permeability properties of plastics and elastomers.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Nature of Barrier Polymer Materials
    2. Collected Comparative Properties of Plastics and Elastomers
    3. Processing
    4. Markets and Applications
    5. Automotive Fuels
    6. Multi-Layer Films
    7. Food and Beverage Packaging
    8. Permeability of Gloves
    9. Standard Measurement and Testing
    Resin Data Chapters (92)
    Appendices: Permeation Rates, Permeation Units Conversion

Product details

  • No. of pages: 615
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © William Andrew 2002
  • Published: December 31, 2002
  • Imprint: William Andrew
  • eBook ISBN: 9780815518518

About the Author

Liesl K. Massey

Affiliations and Expertise

Fina Oil and Chemical Company

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