Introduction. Basic Concepts and Definitions. Polymer Structure and Properties. Major Plastics in Packaging. Additives and Compounding. Adhesion, Adhesives, and Heat Sealing. Extrusion, Film and Sheet. Converting, Lamination, and Coating. Flexible Packaging. Thermoforming. Injection Molding, Closures, Rotational Molding, Compression Molding, and Tubes. Blow Molding and Bottles. Foams, Cushioning and Distribution Packaging. Mass Transfer in Polymeric Packaging Systems: Sorption, Diffusion, Permeation, and Shelf Life. US Regulations and Plastic Packaging Issues. Environmental Considerations.