Novel ethylene/norbornene copolymers as nonreleasing antioxidants for food-contact polyolefinic materials (pages 1007–1016)
Paola Stagnaro, Giorgio Mancini, Achille Piccinini, Simona Losio, Maria Carmela Sacchi, Caterina Viglianisi, Stefano Menichetti, Alessandro Adobati and Sara Limbo
Article first published online: 8 MAY 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/polb.23304
New advanced materials, based on polyolefin films for packaging, bearing antioxidant functionalities covalently anchored to the polymeric chains are proposed as an innovative solution to the unavoidable physical migration of molecular additives from plastic films. Preventing the stabilizer migration, with consequent zero risk of food and/or drug contamination, fully matches the interest for environmentally sustainable materials, which are ever more increasing in consumer demand and should give interesting opportunities for the production system.