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PACKAGING & FILM

The revolution in shopping, with the rise of supermarkets and home deliveries, was made possible by the availability of sophisticated packaging, mostly made of plastic. The recovery and recycling of plastics is a work in progress, and has barely begun.

Providing Expert Data Insights to the Packaging & Film Industry

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Plastics and chemicals are used extensively in the packaging industry because they are versatile and adaptable for a multitude of uses in different applications. Plastics can be rigid or flexible, transparent or opaque, and can be moulded into all sorts of shapes and sizes.

In the food and beverages sector, plastic packaging helps preserve freshness, flavour and hygiene. Plastic bottles for soft beverages are strong enough to be transported and light enough to reduce fuel consumption, unlike their heavier glass counterparts. Plastics require less energy to manufacture than other materials.

The choice of plastics depends on the application. PET, polyethylene and polypropylene are commonly used for bottles, trays and as thin flexible film. Polystyrene is suitable for heat-resistance such as cups for hot beverages. PVC is flexible, transparent and tough, has oxygen and water barrier properties, and is therefore suitable for cling film for food and blister packaging for batteries. Polyamide flexible packaging film is used for its barrier properties for food sensitive to oxygen such as meat and cheese. Polyurethane packaging foam can be customised to protect electronic equipment during transportation.

Ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH), a derivative of vinyl acetate monomer, is an important oxygen barrier for food packaging. Polyvinyl alcohol film is used in single-dose detergent capsules.

Some types of plastic packaging can be recycled after use into other products such as building materials, hoses, flooring and synthetic fleeces.

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Products & Applications

ACETIC ACID • VINYL ACETATE

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Acetic Anhydride

Applications: Cellulose Acetate for Film

Polyvinyl Alcohol

Applications: Water Soluble Packaging for Detergent Capsules | Film Applications

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ACRYLIC ACID & ACRYLATE ESTERS

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Methyl Acrylate

Applications: Antioxidant in Food Packaging

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BIO-MATERIALS & INTERMEDIATES

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Monoethylene Glycol

Applications: Feedstock for Polyester Packaging & Film

PET Packaging Resin

Applications: Bottles | Trays | Film

Polybutylene Succinate

Applications: Biodegradable Plastics

Polyether Polyols

Applications: Polyurethane Foam for Packaging

Polyester Polyols

Applications: Performance Coatings | Elastomers | Flexible Foams

Polylactic Acid

Applications: Bioplastic

Rapeseed Oil

Applications: Bio-based Films

Corn Starch

Applications: Biodegradable Plastics

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CHLOR-ALKALI & DERIVATIVES

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PVC

Applications: Flexible Food Wrap

Acrylic Sheet (PMMA)

Applications: Tanks | Cables

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ENGINEERING THERMOPLASTICS

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Polyamide Resin

Applications: Boil-in-bag Film Production

ABS

Applications: Packaging

DMT/PTA

Applications: Polyester Film Production

Monoethylene Glycol

Applications: Feedstock for Polyester Packaging & Film

Styrene

Applications: Polystyrene Foam for Packaging

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ETHYLENE GLYCOLS • EO & EODs

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Monoethylene Glycol

Applications: Feedstock for Polyester Packaging & Film

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MALEIC ANHYDRIDE • 1,4-BUTANEDIOL & DERIVATIVES

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Polyester Polyols

Applications: Performance Coatings | Elastomers | Flexible Foams

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ORTHOXYLENE • PHTHALIC ANHYDRIDE

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POLYAMIDE & INTERMEDIATES

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Polyamide Resin

Applications: Boil-in-bag Film Production

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POLYESTER & INTERMEDIATES

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Paraxylene

Applications: Feedstock for Polyester Packaging & Film

DMT

Applications: Polyester Film Production

PTA

Applications: Feedstock for Polyester Packaging & Film

Monoethylene Glycol

Applications: Feedstock for Polyester Packaging & Film

Isophthalic Acid

Applications: Co-monomer in PET Packaging Resin Production

PET Packaging Resin

Applications: Bottles | Trays | Film

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POLYURETHANES & INTERMEDIATES

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Polyether Polyols

Applications: Polyurethane Foam for Packaging

Polyester Polyols

Applications: Performance Coatings | Elastomers | Flexible Foams

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UNSATURATED POLYESTER RESINS

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Isophthalic Acid

Applications: Co-monomer in PET Packaging Resin Production

Monoethylene Glycol

Applications: Feedstock for Polyester Packaging & Film

Styrene

Applications: Polystyrene Foam for Packaging

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POLYOLEFINS

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HDPE

Applications: Milk | Cleaners | Shampoo Bottles

LDPE

Applications: Heat Sealable Packaging Film

LLDPE

Applications: Bags | Packaging Film

Polypropylene

Applications: Tubs | Microwave Trays | Rigid Packaging Boxes

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AROMATICS

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Paraxylene

Applications: Feedstock for Polyester Packaging & Film

Styrene

Applications: Polystyrene Foam for Packaging

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PACKAGING & FILM SOLUTIONS

Tecnon OrbiChem provides detailed and comprehensive coverage of markets, prices, developments and commercialisation of chemicals, polymers and fibres, to allow informed decisions by buyers, sellers, marketers, commercial planners and company executives in packaging and film industries. Such services, aimed at immediate commercial needs, are accompanied by supply-demand analyses aimed at supplying deeply researched data in support of long-term planning.

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Tecnon OrbiChem provides monthly reports on many of the plastics used in film, especially PET (polyethylene terephthalate) and polyamide 6 and 66, and in wider packaging, including polystyrene (rigid and foam), PVC, HDPE, LDPE, LLDPE, and polyurethane foam. The reports monitor markets worldwide to describe pricing, trading and the market situation.

Extensive data are collected on the supply and demand of specific polymers used in packaging with reference to the growing impact of recycling.

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A Monthly Roundup & Analysis of The Key Factors Shaping World Chemical Markets

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GLOBAL CHEMICAL DATA

Comprehensive, On-Line Data & Statistics. History, Forecasts & Analysis

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Short-term price forecasts for individual chemicals set in crude oil scenarios looking forward 18 months.

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