Hanmere Polythene has been at the forefront of innovative polythene packaging for over 50 years, but applications for this versatile material go way beyond the films, bags, sheets and sacks we use on a daily basis. In our latest blog, we look not only at the polythene packaging industry, but also at 3 of the plastic’s more surprising uses.
With a growing understanding of the effect of different compounds on the human body the migration of chemicals into food from food packaging are the subject of serious public concern….
Polythene is one of the world’s most ubiquitous plastics but like most everyday products little thought is given to how it is made, and how it is turned into polythene film….
As part of the ongoing process to ensure the chemical safety of Food Contact Materials (FCMs) the EU has recently amended its ‘plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food’ Regulation. This amendment is being implemented in two phases starting on the 19th May 2017….
The blown polythene film industry like every other industry has its own terminology. The following glossary is a list of terms commonly used in the packaging industry and particularly by Hanmere….