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Recycling of Flexible Plastic Packaging - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128163351, 9780128166031

Recycling of Flexible Plastic Packaging

1st Edition

Author: Michael Niaounakis
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128163351
eBook ISBN: 9780128166031
Imprint: William Andrew
Published Date: 4th December 2019
Page Count: 466
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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    2. Environmental and Social-Economic Effects
    3. Polymers used in Flexible Packaging
    4. Types Forms and Uses of Flexible Plastic Packaging
    5. Collection and Pretreatment of Post-Use Packaging
    6. Volume Reduction
    7. Separating Plastics from Other Materials
    8. Chemical Recycling
    9. Post-Processing and Reuse
    10. Waste Flexible Plastic Packaging Regulatory Framework
    11. Economic Evaluation and Trends


Recycling of Flexible Plastic Packaging presents thorough and detailed information on the management and recycling of flexible plastic packaging, focusing on the latest actual/potential methods and techniques and offering actionable solutions that minimize waste and increase product efficiency and sustainability. Sections cover flexible plastic packaging and its benefits, applications and challenges. This is followed by in-depth coverage of the materials, types and forms of flexible packaging. Other key discussions cover collection and pre-treatment, volume reduction, separation from other materials, chemical recycling, post-processing and reuse, current regulations and policies, economic aspects and immediate trends.

This information will be highly valuable to engineers, scientists and R&D professionals across industry. In addition, it will also be of great interest to researchers in academia, those in government, or anyone with an interest in recycling who is looking to further advance and implement recycling methods for flexible plastic packaging.

Key Features

  • Presents state-of-the-art methods and technologies regarding the processing of flexible plastic packaging waste
  • Addresses the challenges currently associated with both waste management and available recycling methods
  • Opens the door to innovation, supporting improved recycling methods, manufacturing efficiency and industrial sustainability


Industry: Engineers, scientists and R&D professionals involved in plastic packaging; Manufacturers of products that require plastic packaging (e.g. food, building & construction, pharmaceuticals, personal care, consumer goods). Academia: Researchers and scientists in packaging, sustainability, plastics engineering, polymer science, polymer chemistry, and processing technology. Other: Government officials, NGOs and recycling professionals concerned with recycling of plastics and/or packaging


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About the Author

Michael Niaounakis

European Patent Office, Rijswijk, Netherlands

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European Patent Office, Rijswijk, The Netherlands