The Importance of Packaging Design for the Chemistry of Food Products

  • Giovanni Brunazzi
  • Salvatore Parisi
  • Amina Pereno

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science book series (BRIEFSMOLECULAR)

Also part of the SpringerBriefs in Chemistry of Foods book sub series (BRIEFSCHEFO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Giovanni Brunazzi, Salvatore Parisi, Amina Pereno
    Pages 1-5
  3. Giovanni Brunazzi, Salvatore Parisi, Amina Pereno
    Pages 7-56
  4. Giovanni Brunazzi, Salvatore Parisi, Amina Pereno
    Pages 57-86
  5. Giovanni Brunazzi, Salvatore Parisi, Amina Pereno
    Pages 87-108
  6. Giovanni Brunazzi, Salvatore Parisi, Amina Pereno
    Pages 109-119

About this book


This Brief defines reliable correlations between the food packaging design and its chemical features in terms of an 'integrated food product' (the synergistic union composed of the edible content and its container). A good design, as described in this Brief, implies the best choices from a series of possibilities, taking into account economical and commercial influences or limitations in the production and processing chain and the chemical interactions that can arise between the food containers and the contained edible material. This Brief highlights how the different requirements can be combined, while avoiding dangerous food risks originating from the chemical interaction between the container and the product. Different designs are critically analysed with relation to the effect on contained foods. The influences and resulting consequences of different possible food packaging designs are highlighted and discussed in selected case studies for some every-day products (like potato chips).


Chemical Food Packaging Design Chemical Interactions of Food and Packaging Food Packaging Materials Food Packaging Typologies Production of Packaging Materials

Authors and affiliations

  • Giovanni Brunazzi
    • 1
  • Salvatore Parisi
    • 2
  • Amina Pereno
    • 3
  1. 1.Brunazzi & AssociatiTorinoItaly
  2. 2.Industrial ConsultantPalermoItaly
  3. 3.Department of Architecture and DesignPolitecnico di TorinoTurinItaly

Bibliographic information

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Chemical Manufacturing
Consumer Packaged Goods
Oil, Gas & Geosciences