Modern Processing, Packaging and Distribution Systems for Food

  • Frank A. Paine

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Roger C. Griffin
    Pages 1-19
  3. Frank A. Paine
    Pages 20-35
  4. Richard Inns
    Pages 36-51
  5. Dennis J. Hine
    Pages 62-85
  6. Arve J. Iversen
    Pages 86-109
  7. Loa Karjalainen
    Pages 110-131
  8. Ivanka Dimitrova
    Pages 132-145
  9. Ingrid Flory
    Pages 146-160
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 161-163

About this book


The progress that has been made over the last decade in the preparation, development, processing, and marketing of food has to a large extent been made possible by innovations and developments in the ways that thermo­ plastics, in conjunction with paper, metal foils, adhesives and other materials, have been combined and formed into the appropriate configurations to provide the properties required. Much has been said, written and published about retort pouches, modified atmosphere packaging and aseptic preservation processes, and even more about the newer methods of distribution and retailing of all kinds of food. However, all of this material needed to be digested, condensed into a logical framework and appraised, and possible further developments considered. In many instances, the original research and development was carried out in conjunction with one or more of the research organisations in membership with IAPRI, the International Association of Packaging Research Institutes, and it was felt that a book which attempted to provide a review of the more important developments would be useful to practitioner and student alike.


Absorption atmosphere bacteria cereals development environment food hygiene metals nutrition paper plastics preservation processing quality control

Editors and affiliations

  • Frank A. Paine
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.International Association of Packaging Research InstitutesBelgium
  2. 2.School of PackagingMichigan State UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Chemical Manufacturing
Consumer Packaged Goods