From polythene packaging to the extraordinary – uses of polythene you may not realise existed

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.
Facial surgery
In 2015,…

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Migration into food – polythene packaging

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….

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Polythene film – how is it made?

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….

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Chemical Safety – EU strengthens Plastics Regulations

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….

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Colour polythene film – the advantages and applications

Humans can typically perceive approximately 10 million different colours[1], though some 1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 women have come form of Colour Vision Deficiency (CVD)[2]. In western culture we can rapidly recognise and name the primary and secondary colours in the light (additive) and pigment (subtractive) colour systems[3]….

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