How Was Plastic Discovered?
Every day, plastics contribute to our health, safety and peace of mind.
But how was plastic discovered? The first man-made plastic was unveiled by Alexander Parkes at the 1862 Great International Exhibition in London.
This material was an organic material derived from cellulose that once heated could be moulded but that retained its shape when cooled.
Parkes claimed that this new material could do anything rubber was capable of, but at a lower price.
He had discovered something that could be transparent as well as carved into thousands of different shapes.
But this product soon lost its lustre, due to the high cost of the raw materials needed in its production.
Plastics in Modern Life
Since the 1950s, plastics have grown into a major industry that affects all of our lives - from providing improved packaging to giving us new textiles, to permitting the production of wondrous new products and cutting edge technologies in such things as televisions, cars and computers.
In fact, since 1976, plastic has been the most used material in the world and was voted one of the top 100 news events of the century.
None of the applications and innovations we take for granted would have been possible if it weren't for the early scientists who developed and refined the material.
Those pioneers made it possible for us to enjoy the quality of life we do today.
Shrink wrapping, WHAT IS THAT?
- "Shrink" wrap is a thermo plastic film that provides the most environmentally sound method of product preservation available.
- This ultraviolet inhibitive film (UVI) forms an impermeable barrier around ANY commodity when shrunken.
- Shrink plastics form a tough, taut weatherproof barrier that will protect your products from the corrosive effects of the elements.
- This method provides long-lasting outdoor (and indoor) protection at fractions of the cost of indoor storage,
- Snow, and rain slide off the slick exterior surface and airborne dirt and grime is kept away.
Shrink Wrapping as Packaging
- The importance of packaging is gaining a dominant place in the marketability of the final product.
- Many marketers have called packaging a fifth "P", along with price, product, place and promotion.
- In today's market place packaging is treated as an important element of product strategy.
- Perfect and innovative packaging plays major role in product popularity and success, both in the consumer and industrial markets.
- Shrink Wrapping has a vital role to play in the elegant wrapping and packaging giving them an aesthetic look.
- Almost any product irrespective of shape, size, quantity or arrangement can be shrink wrapped.
- Shrink wrapping for consumer products and some industrial products are necessary in today's competitive market.
Advantages of Shrink Wrapping
- Shrink Film represents a large price advantage over traditional packaging methods.
- The low volume and weight of shrink film saves additional storage.
- Shrink film protects from humidity, dust, and dirt.
- Shrink packaging allows for storage in the refrigerator, ice, or water.
- Printed shrink film is an attractive alternative to traditional packaging methods and can help increase brand awareness and loyalty.
- Up to 75% less shrink material is needed compared to corrugated products.
- Products wrapped in shrink film are tamper evident.
- Shrink film equipment uses less floor space.
- Hygienic and cheaper mode of packing as compared to paper, cardboard and wooden packing.
- Less carrying and transportation charge due to light weight.
- Convenient in storage and handling.
- Faster than hand wrapping.
- It enables presentation of products in super markets in various group configurations,
A.4 items per pack.
B.6 items per pack.
C.12 items per pack.