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Guidelines for Plastic Packaging Materials


Plastic is a packaging material with great plasticity, low cost, and high durability. It has been used in many fields such as pharmaceutical packaging, food packaging, and skin care packaging. According to Market Data Forecast research, the global plastic packaging market is expected to grow from US $ 265.2 billion in 2021 to US $ 385.5 billion in 2027.

1.  What is plastic packaging material?


Plastic is the abbreviation of plastic polymer material, which is mainly composed of resin and chemical auxiliary agents. Plastic is one of the main materials of pharmaceutical packaging. Plastics are easy to process and can be made into pharmaceutical packaging of various specifications and shapes, and can also be combined with other packaging materials to make high-performance composite packaging materials.

2.  Characteristics of plastic packaging materials


Commonly used plastic packaging materials include PVC, PP, PVDC, PE, etc. Plastic packaging materials have the following characteristics:


1) Good mechanical properties. It has good strength and elasticity, can resist bending, impact, and compression, and is resistant to friction and not easy to break.


2) Good chemical stability. Compared with the easy hydrolysis of glass materials and the easy corrosion of metal materials, plastic materials have good chemical stability. Plastic materials have good resistance to common acids, alkalis, and salts, and have excellent barrier properties to chemical media such as oxygen, moisture, and carbon dioxide in the external environment of the packaging.


3) Light texture. Plastic packaging materials are lighter, which is related to their lower density. Its density is about one-half that of glass and one-fifth that of metal.


4) Good machinability. Plastic is sensitive to heat, it is convenient for molding, heat sealing, compounding, etc., and it is also convenient for printing.


5) Good optical performance. Plastic packaging materials can be made into transparent or opaque packaging materials according to the photosensitivity of the medicine.


6) The cost is lower. Plastic packaging materials are cheap and lightweight, making shipping less expensive.


Plastic packaging has gained wide acceptance in product packaging, providing many businesses with a simple and durable way of packaging. In the field of pharmaceutical packaging, plastic materials are used to make packagings such as blisters, medicine bottles, and infusion bags.


With the advancement of technology and the improvement of environmental protection awareness, the plastic packaging industry is gradually maturing. The global plastic packaging market is multiplying, mature markets are maintaining a modest expansion rate while the latest growing markets are opening new opportunities for potential expansion rates.





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