Plastic film is a thin continuous polymeric material. Thicker plastic material is often called a "sheet". These thin plastic membranes are used to separate areas or volumes, to hold items, to act as barriers, or as printable surfaces.
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The market for speciality plastic films is driven by the increasing acceptance of bioplastics. Various useful properties of speciality plastic films such as B. High tensile strength, durability, high temperature, humidity, and chemical and gas resistance will increase the demand in food and beverage packaging applications.
Speciality plastic films are lightweight, puncture-resistant, and improve aesthetic appearance, increasing the marketability of food and beverage products. The growing demand for packaged food and beverage products is expected to drive the need for fresh packaging techniques and effective packaging materials such as speciality plastic films. Rising demand for packaged food is a major factor driving the development of the speciality plastic film market.
Cellulose Acetate (CA) is the main cellulose ester. It is a tough, easy-to-process thermoplastic with excellent clarity and lustre, and almost no odour. It has a high water vapour transmission rate, very low haze but very low water permeability, and is easy to cut and tear. CA is biodegradable and generally recognized as safe. It is commonly used for semi-permeable film applications such as food packaging and drug delivery systems.
Cellulose Acetate Butyrate (CAB) films are known for their chemical resistance and toughness. This film has high transparency, high strength and toughness, excellent scratch resistance, UV resistance and long-term weather resistance. It can be matte or high gloss. CAB is tougher and less hygroscopic than cellulose acetate, making it suitable for more demanding applications.
Ethylcellulose (EC) is another important commercial cellulose ether derivative. The film exhibits excellent strength at room temperature but loses strength rapidly with increasing temperature. Like methyl cellulose, it has excellent UV resistance, but it is soluble in many solvents, but not in non-polar solvents such as aliphatic hydrocarbon oils and natural oils. This makes the film useful for certain food packaging applications and as a barrier coating for controlled drug release in pharmaceuticals. Heat sealing is difficult if the surface is not activated.
Ethylene Vinyl Acetate or EVA is a copolymer of ethylene and vinyl acetate. It is a very resilient and tough thermoplastic with good clarity and gloss and little or no odour. It has excellent adhesion to many substrates, excellent flex crack resistance and excellent adhesion and heat seal properties. It is used in a variety of film applications but has been replaced by metallocene PE in most food packaging due to its faster hot-tack capability. However, demand for EVA remains strong in other applications such as PVC replacement, solar panel encapsulation, and glass lamination for improved impact resistance.
Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol Copolymer or EVOH is a flexible, crystal clear, lustrous thermoplastic copolymer with excellent flex crack resistance and very high resistance to hydrocarbons, oils and organic solvents. It also has excellent barrier properties against gases such as oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide, making it particularly suitable for storing perishable products such as food, medicine, pharmaceuticals, and agricultural products.
Methylcellulose (MC) is the most important commercial cellulose ether. This is the simplest ether derivative in which the methoxy group is replaced by a hydroxyl group. The key properties of this film are its water solubility and its ability to gel when exposed to heat. Although water soluble, methyl cellulose films typically retain their strength and do not become tacky when exposed to moisture. MC films exhibit excellent strength and low elongation at room temperature but lose strength rapidly with increasing temperature. MC also has excellent UV resistance, oil resistance, and solvent resistance.
Polychlorotrifluoroethylene (PCTFE) is a transparent thermoplastic film sold under the brand name NEOFLON. It has excellent moisture and chemical resistance, excellent electrical insulation, and very low moisture and gas permeability. Mainly used for general insulation applications and circuit boards.
Polyethylene glycol (PEG), often called polyethylene oxide (PEO), is a water-soluble film. PEG is mainly used in food powder products that can be dissolved in water without opening the package.
Plexiglass Film is a pure polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) film with high clarity. It has good mechanical properties, good weather resistance and good wear resistance. PMMA is partially co-extruded with PVDF, providing excellent chemical resistance due to the PVDF surface. Plexiglas is often used as a UV protective film to improve the exterior weather ability of laminates such as headlights. Therefore, it is also used as a light diffusion film.
Plastic packing material can be any kind of plastic used to wrap, pack, or contain a product to facilitate its transportation, sale, or handling. Also, it can be used to preserve and protect products like food, medicine, raw materials, etc. Plastic packing materials are used for many other purposes. Let’s take a look at them.
As per the specific requisites, a huge array of plastic materials exist, which found their use in several areas. For packaging purposes, the polymers used can be broadly classified into 6 classes. Every class have their uses and advantages in given requirements.
Polyethene terephthalate (PET or PETE)
Contributing 18% in the world’s plastic products, PET or PETE has extensive uses as a plastic packaging material. Its thermosetting and moisture-barring ability makes it suitable for use in packaging.
- PET plastic is utilised in a massive way to manufacture different oil and grease pouches.
- Due to its higher mechanical strength, it is used in manufacturing of different tapes such as the BOPP Tapes.
- Similarly, the material is also used to manufacture BOPP Tape Jumbo Roll.
- It is stiff and has a higher strength than other plastics, which increase its endurance.
- Its light-weightiness makes it easy to handle and transport.
- It is shatter-resistant, electrical insulant and has a broad temperature range.
High-density Polyethylene (HDPE or PEHD)
With the global production of 30 million tons a year, HDPE fabrics, packagings, containers, plastic etc. are used worldwide from households to mega-industries. HDPE acts as a strong and impact-resistant plastic packaging material.
- Plastic mailing envelopes are usually synthesized from HDPE plastic.
- As a substitute for transparent LDPE bags, inflated-film HDPE bags with holders are incorporated.
- Non-transparent containers are formed from HDPE material for oils and ointments.
- Jerrycans for petroleum and aromatic products are made from HDPE material as it resists softening and swelling.
- It has stiff material and is impact-resistant, which increase its durability.
- It is non-reactive to most chemicals and solvents, which makes it well-suited for chemical packaging.
- It is non-leaching and leak-free, hence, best for liquid packing.
Polystyrene is used in the industry in both solid and foam forms. It has a large number of applications in the packaging industry. In foam form, it is largely used as a protective plastic packaging material.
- Foam polystyrene has vast application in manufacturing of various products such as double side cloth tapes.
- It can be also used in manufacturing of Speciality Plastic Films.
- It is moldable to any desired shape.
- It is both in coloured and transparent form.
- It is an excellent eclectic insulator and is easy to work with.
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
World’s fourth most produced and used plastic PVC, which has a popular reputation in piping, also has several uses as a plastic packaging material. It has two basic forms: rigid and flexible.
- Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) is majorly used in manufacturing of Shrink Films due to its various properties.
- It can be welded and shaped in any desirable form.
- It is resistant to weathering and abrasion, which makes it apt for long-term packaging.
- PVC plastics are self-extinguishing i.e. if the fire is stopped they will cool down spontaneously.
The revenues from PP production are expected to grow by 5.8%. PP has a growing use in industry and is also extensively used for packaging.
- Coloured and transparent box straps are synthesized using PP material.
- PP is used in packaging for products to be shipped at long-distances.
- Light-walled PP products are used in food packaging.
- High impact toughness, fatigue resistance, and bend strength enable it to endure physical damages.
- It is quite resistant to moisture.
- It is non-reactive towards the majority of acids and bases.
Low-density Polyethylene (LDPE)
LDPE is the less dense form of polyethylene. It is used as packaging material as well as protection foam.
- Containers and trays used in food and consumer goods packaging are made from LDPE.
- As an alternative to polystyrene, LDPE packaging foam is used for product safety.
- Thermoplastic wrapping films are made from LDPE.
- LDPE is also used in manufacturing milk films.
- LDPE’s low stiffness and high flexibility prove best for the protection of goods.
- It is also resistant to most of the reactive chemicals.
To choose a product that is optimized in terms of your economic and qualitative needs, you need to know what to look for. Factors like the amount of time the packaging has to be on, the composition, weight, size, state, and shape of the packaged product give you an idea of what plastic packaging material will be the best for you.
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