Chemistry of Foods

Food Packaging Materials

Authors: Piergiovanni, Luciano, Limbo, Sara

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  • Describes the characteristics of different food packaging materials
  • Characterizes the influence of these packaging materials and their properties on foods
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This Brief is concerned with the material chemistry of food packaging materials. It introduces the properties and peculiarities of typical packaging materials, such as plastics, cellulose components, ceramics and metals. Their overall performance as food packaging material is determined by the chemical and physical properties. The Brief describes how the final properties of a food packaging material can be influenced through chemical modifications in the structure and composition of the used components. The authors also cover potential chemical reactions of food packaging materials that may affect their performance. Potential hazards that may arise, such as influences on the product quality, or effects on their recycling or disposal, are discussed. Different influences, like metal corrosion, chemical resistance and degradability of the main packaging materials, or properties like hydrophobicity, surface energy and migration have to be taken into account. This Brief gives an introduction to all these different aspects of food packaging.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Food Packaging Materials
Authors
Series Title
Chemistry of Foods
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-24732-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-24732-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-24730-4
Series ISSN
2199-689X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 75
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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