The manufacture and use of various packaging forms is explained in this book, including films and flexible packaging, thermoformed, injection and blow molded containers, and packaging foams. The text includes environmental perspectives with particular attention paid to energy use and recycling.Contents: Introduction to Plastics Packaging. Major Packaging Polymers. Extrusion, Films, and Flexible Packaging. Thermoformed Packages. Molded Packages. Foams, Other Cushioning Materials, and Distribution Packaging. Printing, Labeling, and Pigmenting. Barrier, Migration and Compatibility. Environmental Considerations. Index.Review: ". useful to students especially those involved with food stuff packaging, a must." Polymer News