- Print ISBN 9781455731121
- Electronic ISBN 9781455731152
The value of the groceries purchases in the USA is over $500 billion annually, most of which is accounted for by packaged foods. Plastic packaging of foods is not only ubiquitous in developed economies, but increasingly commonplace in the developing world, where plastic packaging is instrumental in decreasing the proportion of the food supply lost to spoilage.
This new handbook is a combination of new material and updated chapters, chosen by Dr. Sina Ebnesajjad, from recently published books on this subject. Plastic Films in Food Packaging offers a practical handbook for engineers, scientists and managers working in the food packaging industry, providing a tailor-made package of science and engineering fundamentals, best practice techniques and guidance on new and emerging technologies.
By covering materials, design, packaging processes, machinery and waste management together in one book, the authors enable the reader to take a lifecycle approach to food packaging.
The Handbook addresses questions related to film grades, types of packages for different types of foods, packaging technologies, machinery and waste management. Additionally the book provides a review of new and emerging technologies. Two chapters cover the development of barrier films for food packaging and the regulatory and safety aspects of food packaging.
Sectors: Food Producers (fresh and processed), food packaging industries, plastic resin manufacturers (such as polyolefin suppliers), plastic and plastic film manufacturers, multilayer film convertors (laminators) and package fabricators.
Roles: Packaging R&D personnel, packaging design engineer, manufacturing engineer, process engineer, plastic film R&D engineer, polymer R&D personnel, plastic additive R&D personnel, package and label designers, researchers, logistics, purchasing and regulatory specialists..
1. Introduction to Use of Plastics in Food Packaging
1.5 Polyvinyl Chloride
1.6 Polyvinylidene Chloride
1.8 Ethylene–Vinyl Alcohol Copolymer
1.9 Renewable Resource and Biodegradable Polymers
2. Polypropylene Films
2.1 Unoriented Film
2.2 Cast Film
2.3 Biaxially Oriented Film
3. PE-Based Multilayer Film Structures
3.2 Polymer Selection
3.3 Mechanical Properties
3.4 Barrier Properties
3.5 Polymer Sealability
3.6 Adhesive Polymers
3.7 Applications for Flexible Packaging Film Structures
4. Biaxially Oriented Films for Packaging Applications
4.2 Orienting Technologies
4.3 Oriented Film Types—Applications
4.4 Trends for Oriented Films
5. Development of High-Barrier Film for Food Packaging
5.3 Improvement of Barrier Properties of Films
5.4 Review of Permeation
5.5 Multilayer Flexible Packaging Structures
5.6 Measurement of Barrier Properties of Films
6. Applications of Polypropylene Films
6.1 Automotive Applications
6.2 Medical Applications
6.4 Textiles and Nonwovens
6.6 Consumer Products
6.7 Building and Construction
7. Emerging Technologies in Food Packaging: Overview
7.2 Innovations in Food Processing and Packaging
7.3 Food Packaging Technologies
7.4 New Food Processing Technologies
7.5 Future Trends in Food Packaging