- Print ISBN 9780323242738
- Electronic ISBN 9780323243254
The Science and Technology of Flexible Packaging: Multilayer Films from Resin and Process to End Use provides 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, presenting the fundamental understanding required to improve product design, material selection, and processes, and includes information on why one material is favored 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 insights into the way 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 insights, 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.
1. Introduction: 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 and Modeling
Appendix A: Writing Multilayer Film Structures
Appendix B: Examples of Flexible Packaging Film Structures