Permeability Properties of Plastics and Elastomers

2nd Edition

A Guide to Packaging and Barrier Materials

Authors: Liesl K. Massey
Hardcover ISBN: 9781884207976
eBook ISBN: 9780815518518
Imprint: William Andrew
Published Date: 31st December 2002
Page Count: 615
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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 References Glossary


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.


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

About the Authors

Liesl K. Massey Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Fina Oil and Chemical Company