The Science and Technology of Flexible Packaging: Multilayer Films from Resin and Process to End Use

The Science and Technology of Flexible Packaging: Multilayer Films from Resin and Process to End Use

by Barry A Morris


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780323242738
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 09/29/2016
Series: Plastics Design Library
Pages: 744
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Barry A. Morris is a technical fellow at DuPont with over 30 years of experience in packaging innovation and technology. He has had a variety of roles supporting DuPont’s ethylene copolymer business, including technical service, application development and R&D. He holds ten U.S. patents and has written for over 100 publications. He is a Fellow of the Society of Plastics Engineers, a long time board member and past chair of the SPE Extrusion Division, and a founding member and current chair of the SPE Flexible Packaging Division. A longtime member of TAPPI, he won the PLACE Division’s technology award in 2005 in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the advancement of flexible packaging technology.

Table of Contents

Part I. Why Multilayer Films? 1. Introduction

Part II. Basic Processes 2. Converting Processes 3. Packaging Equipment

Part III. Material Basics 4. Commonly Used Resins and Substrates inFlexiblePackaging 5. Rheology of Polymer Melts 6. Polymer Blending for Packaging Applications

Part IV. Film Properties 7. Heat Seal 8. Barrier 9. Strength, Stiffness, and Abuse Resistance 10. Adhesion 11. Thermoforming, Orientation, and Shrink 12. Frictional and Optical Properties

Part V. Effect of the Converting Process on Properties 13. Effect of Processing on Quality 14. Effect of Process on Properties 15. Effect of Processing on Interlayer Adhesion

Part VI. End Use Considerations 16. End-Use Factors Influencing the Design ofFlexiblePackaging

Part VII. Structure Design and Modeling 17. Analytical and Modeling Tools for StructureDesignand Process Optimization

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