Plastics for the Packaging Industry

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Published: 14 Apr 2017

Use of plastic is steadily increasing in the packaging industry because of its exceptional properties such as barrier properties , exceptional packing strength, lightweight, low cost, and ease of logistics and processing. Increasing demand for plastic for packaging can be inferred with its growing number of applications. The food and beverage industry is the largest industry that is driving the growth of plastic packaging. Research centers and companies are focusing on developing biodegradable plastic packaging in order to meet environmental regulations of different regions. Plastics Advisor TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights of various plastics and composites and also analyses their impact across various industries. The Materials and Coatings cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and their impact and applications across industries. Keywords: Plastic, packaging film, food, beverage, medical, pharmaceutical, biodegradable, blown polyethylene, polypropylene, vacuum skin packaging, cellulose, nanocellulose, milk protein, casein, polyester, polyolefin


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