Plastic Packaging

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  • Created on: 25-05-13 22:43
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  • Plastic Packaging
    • PP
      • Flexiable
      • Polypropylene
      • Squeezy bottles for sauces,bottle caps.Flim packs for biscuits and crisps.
      • thermoplastics - plastics that can be melted and reshaped over and over again
    • PS
      • Vacuum Formed
      • Not tough
      • Egg cartons,yoghurt pots,food trays and bottle caps.
      • Polystyrene
    • PET
      • tough
      • Polyethylene terephthalate
      • Fizzy drink bottles.oven ready meal roasting bags.
    • PVC
      • Thermoplastic
      • Polyvinyl chloride
      • Bottles for shampoo,juice. Blister packs for diy etc.
      • Tough and resists scratching
    • HDPE
      • High density polythene
      • Detergent bottle, milk, fruit juice and bottles caps.
      • Rigid and used for vacuum forming
    • LDPE
      • Low density polythene
      • Bin liners,squeezy bottles,bags
    • Cellulose Acetate
      • Biodegradable
      • not tough
      • clear
      • Based on plants but added chemicals
      • Used for clear film and camera film.
    • Bioplastics
      • Biodegradeble
      • Used for food packaging
      • Based on plants
    • Acrylic
      • Lots of colours
      • Stiff but brittle
      • can shape and polish all edges to a high standars
      • Used for point of sale items.
    • Expanded polystyrene styrofoam
      • Very light and impact absorbing
      • Used for protective packaging and block modeling
  • Cellulose Acetate
    • Biodegradable
    • not tough
    • clear
    • Based on plants but added chemicals
    • Used for clear film and camera film.

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