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Food Packaging Materials

  • Luciano Piergiovanni
  • Sara Limbo

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

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Luciano Piergiovanni, Sara Limbo
    Pages 1-3
  3. Luciano Piergiovanni, Sara Limbo
    Pages 5-12
  4. Luciano Piergiovanni, Sara Limbo
    Pages 13-22
  5. Luciano Piergiovanni, Sara Limbo
    Pages 23-31
  6. Luciano Piergiovanni, Sara Limbo
    Pages 33-49
  7. Luciano Piergiovanni, Sara Limbo
    Pages 51-67
  8. Luciano Piergiovanni, Sara Limbo
    Pages 69-75

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Active Food Packaging Characterization of Packaging Materials Chemical Composition of Food Packaging Materials Chemical Influence of Packaging Materials on Foods Food Packaging Technology Food Packaging and Shelf-live Physical Properties of Food Packaging Materials Production of Food Packaging Materials

Authors and affiliations

  • Luciano Piergiovanni
    • 1
  • Sara Limbo
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences (DeFENS)Università degli Studi di MilanoMilanItaly
  2. 2.Department of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences (DeFENS)Università degli Studi di MilanoMilanItaly

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Pharma
Chemical Manufacturing
Biotechnology
Consumer Packaged Goods