Article - 12 Sep 2003
The sustainablilty, recycling, re-use and recovery of plastic packaging materials is discussed with an emphasis on the UK. Issues such as waste reduction, overpackaging composting and incineration are...
Article - 24 Feb 2022
Scientists are increasingly looking at developing ways to replace plastic, particularly in single-use, high volume, disposable applications. Food packaging is one of these areas. Can edible food...
Article - 1 Feb 2021
The development of sustainable packaging for pharmaceutical products has become increasingly important over recent years. As the need to reduce the use of plastic and lessen carbon footprints across...
Article - 16 Jul 2003
Processing carbon black in specific ways can tailor properties for particular applications. Outlined applications include pressure pipes, electrostatic discharge (ESD) and polyolefin films.
Article - 26 Oct 2001
Vinyl is the most widely used medical polymer in use today. Several properties including flexibility, durability, compatibility, sterilisability and low cost contribute to its use in applications such...
Article - 13 Oct 2021
A wood-based packaging solution, developed by Holmen Iggesund, one of the largest producers of premium fiber-based paperboard in Europe, demonstrates how three-dimensional formable products, such as...
Article - 3 Jul 2018
This article looks at verifying raw materials through plastic and paper packaging by using FT-NIR.
Article - 5 Jun 2018
In order to reduce the risk associated with handling toxic materials, powders are sometimes double-bagged in plastic bags.
Article - 12 Sep 2013
A new co-polyester looks to usher in a new generation of plastics and become a viable alternative to polycarbonate, polystyrene and glass.
Article - 6 May 2003
Researchers at VTT have found a way to reinforce biodegradable plastics with natural flax fibres, to make a biodegradable biocomposite. They have also refined mechanical strength and manufacturing...