Basics of Polymer Packaging: Definition of Polymers. Manufacturing of Polymer Resins. Classification of Plastics: Molecular Structure. Plastics Additives. Usual Additives in the Packaging Sector. Light Stabilizer. PVC Stabilizer. Antiblock Agents. Antifog Agents. Nucleating Agents. Lubricants as Processing Aids. Slip Agents. Antistatic Agents. Colorants. Optical Brighteners. Chemical Blowing Agents. Antimicrobial Agents. Required Performance of Polymer Packaging. Different Types of Polymers Used for Packaging. Polyurethanes as Adhesives. Short Description of Some Polymers for Packaging Applications. Major Polymers Used in Packaging. Important Points for the Technologist. References.
Manufacturing of Polymer Packaging: Extrusion of Resins. Technology of Extrusion. Continuous Processes. Manufacturing of Blown Film. Manufacturing of Cast Film. Collapsible Tubes. Flexible Films for Packaging. Important Features for the Technologist. Discontinuous Processes. Injection Molding (IM). Injection Blow Molding (IBM). Extrusion Blow Molding (EBM). Stretch Blow Molding (SBM). Different Types of PET. Thermoforming. Sealing of Packages. Principles of Heat Generation for Sealing of Packaging Materials. Technology of Sealing. Direct Heating Systems. Indirect Heating Systems. References.
Converting of Polymer Packaging (Composite Packaging): Technology of Converting. Modes of Converting Packaging Material. Technology of Coating. Extrusion and Coextrusion Coating. Coating with Lacquer. Coating with Polymer Dispersion. Technology of Lamination. Extrusion and Coextrusion Lamination. Dry Lamination, Solvent Based. Dry Lamination, Solvent-Free Adhesive.