Choosing the Right Plastic Material for Your Application



If you are considering packaging your product in plastic it is critical to fully understand the chemical characteristics of the material so it is suitable for your application.  The three more common plastics are high-density polyethylene, low-density polyethylene and polypropylene.  Our newly released infographic compares the most important chemical properties that should be taken into account when selecting a plastic material.  Enjoy.

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About the Author : Jeffrey Reid

A member of the scientific community for 10 years, Jeffrey Reid earned his chemistry degree from the University of Delaware. Jeff has also worked on the development of sub-micron particles for HPLC columns, and earned an M.B.A. in Marketing from Goldey-Beacom College. Jeff worked as a Product Manager at BUCHI Corporation, specializing in laboratory technologies and techniques, such as pressurized solvent extraction (PSE), automated solvent extraction and solid phase extraction (SPE). Currently Jeff works at WHEATON Industries as a Global Market Manager, where his main focus is finding solutions for customers in the pharmaceutical market.

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