Plastics are a group of synthetic materials that are characterized by their ability to be molded into various shapes and forms when they are in a molten state but retain their shape when cooled and solidified.

There are different types of plastics that are classified based on their chemical composition and properties.

Plastics have become widely used in various industries and applications due to their versatility, durability, and low cost of production. They are used in packaging materials, consumer goods, construction, automotive parts, electronics, and many other sectors.

PP - Polypropylene

PE - Polyethylene

High Barrier

High barrier films refer to materials that provide a barrier against moisture, oxygen, and other gases.

If aluminum based barriers offer great protection, why have other options? The biggest drawback is aluminum can get micro-tears and cracks under extreme stress. If flexible packaging is handled roughly or stretched to its limits, these tears and cracks that form negates its barrier protection and defeats its purpose.


Also Known As
  • Fossil Fuel Plastics

Petroleum-based plastics, as the name implies, are derived from petroleum or natural gas. These plastics are widely used due to its durability, affordability, and lightweight qualities.

Despite it's beneficial attributes, the production of petroleum-based plastics has a detrimental impact on the environment. The energy-intensive process of extracting and refining petroleum and natural gas produces greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. Additionally, these plastics are not biodegradable, which means they can persist in the environment for hundreds of years. When they are not disposed of properly, they can contribute to environmental pollution and harming wildlife.


Updated on November 5, 2023

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