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  • Developments in Barrier Coatings for Paper and Board Packagingby Pira International Ltd

    iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2006; US$ 460.00

    Paper based packaging's inherent properties mean it's not naturally good as a barrier to moisture and air. However the addition of a coating can transform its usability, expanding the potential for this lightweight cost effective packaging material to many more applications. This study brings you up to speed with the latest technical advances... more...

  • Developments in Barrier Coatings for Plastic Packagingby Pira International Ltd

    iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2006; US$ 460.00

    Plastic is one of the most widely used materials for consumer goods packaging in the world. And it's this wide range of applications which demands varying degrees of protection through barrier coatings. From volatile liquids which need to be shielded from UV light, to plastics in contact with foodstuffs, barrier coatings can provide the solution.... more...

  • Developments in Barrier Films for Packagingby Pira International Ltd

    iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2005; US$ 435.00

    Part of a series of four technology studies from Pira assessing the very latest innovations and killer applications in plastics technology for packaging. Consumers are demanding – insisting on fresh food in a convenient format, high-quality flavours, innovative products, added value and low cost. Brand owners, retailers, converters and material... more...

  • Developments in BOPP Films for Packagingby Pira International Ltd

    iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2006; US$ 460.00

    BOPP film has been a success story in flexible packaging for a number of years. Its beneficial properties range from good moisture barrier to handling well in machinery. This has enabled BOPP to displace competing materials across a range of end-use sectors and led to an increased number of technology advances as developers look to take the film to... more...

  • Developments in Clarified Polypropylene for Packagingby Pira International Ltd

    iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2006; US$ 460.00

    Polypropylene is a semi-crystalline polymer, and as such it is naturally translucent or opaque. The introduction of additives, known as clarifying agents, makes PP highly transparent. The development of a high clarity PP has opened up many possibilities for the material to compete with other polymers and glass in packaging applications. This study... more...

  • Developments in Metallised Papers for Packagingby Pira International Ltd

    iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2006; US$ 460.00

    The flexible packaging industry has grown significantly in recent years. As the cost of technology falls and the trend towards reducing packaging continues, metallised paper is becoming increasingly popular. Its adaptability to many different applications and designs has made the method a top choice for many brand owners, with its high barrier properties... more...

  • Developments in Microwaveable Packagingby Pira International Ltd

    iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2005; US$ 460.00

    Part of a series of four new technology studies from Pira assessing the very latest innovations and killer applications in plastics technology for packaging. The growth of the convenience food market has placed stiff demands on microwaveable packaging. Brand owners and retailers have had to overcome key problems in the technology, such as food sogginess,... more...

  • Developments in Nanotechnology for Flexible Packagingby Pira International Ltd

    iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2006; US$ 460.00

    Nanotechnology is a cross-sectional technology, and it will play an important future rule in almost all areas of technical developments. Nanotechnology has become the focus of immense expectations in terms of market potential and efficiency. Although there has been a plethora of start-up companies, research funding, and even several highly publicised... more...

  • Developments in Packaging Machinery for Fillingby Pira International Ltd

    iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2007; US$ 460.00

    Added-value designs for filling machinery are expected to have a major impact on the industry. How manufacturers and package-filling machinery producers deal with the challenge of this new trend is key to their success. The rewards will be translated into higher efficiencies, less maintenance, even shorter cycle times and less material, all optimised... more...

  • Developments in Packaging Machinery for Labellingby Pira International Ltd

    iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2007; US$ 460.00

    There are several trends in the global market which are shaping the design of labelling machinery. These include technologies for identification, protection and authentication, environmental factors that are encouraging companies to optimise their machines to reduce energy consumption and waste, and sustainable development, which act not only on the... more...