Environmental issues affect the packaging industry in two broad areas. The first is related to environmental stresses - both real and perceived - caused by the manufacture of packaging materials. The second relates to environmental stresses resulting from distribution, use and final disposal of the package itself.
Pressure-sensitive adhesive tapes are prone to the buildup of electrostatic charges, therefore users and converters of PSAs need to have a good understanding of static electricity - its causes, its hazards, and the most effective ways to control it.
Chemical manufacturers take the safe transportation of their products seriously, relying on safety initiatives that minimize distribution risks and establish procedures to respond should an incident occur.