Packaging Technology and Science

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April/May 2012

Volume 25, Issue 3

Pages 125–185

  1. Research Articles

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    1. Antioxidant Properties of Selected Plant Extracts and Application in Packaging as Antioxidant Cellulose-Based Films for Vegetable Oil (pages 125–136)

      Panchuti Phoopuritham, Masubon Thongngam, Rangrong Yoksan and Panuwat Suppakul

      Article first published online: 12 AUG 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pts.963

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      Researchers attempt to investigate the antioxidant properties of selected plant extracts and their effectiveness after incorporation into cellulose-based films and application in packaging. Successfully, it demonstrates promisingly potential use of clove oil and green tea extract for application in antioxidant edible packaging film for vegetable oil.

    2. Thin Laminate Films for Barrier Packaging Application – Influence of Down Gauging and Substrate Surface Properties on the Permeation Properties (pages 137–148)

      Kajetan Mueller, Claudia Schoenweitz and Horst-Christian Langowski

      Article first published online: 26 SEP 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pts.966

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      The focus of this study was the development of thin film systems using metallized aluminium or ethyl vinyl alcohol barrier laminates with low oxygen and water vapour transmission properties. Biaxially oriented polyethylene terephthalate and biaxially oriented polypropylene aluminium-coated thin film laminates as well as corresponding ethyl vinyl alcohol film systems could be successfully produced with oxygen transmission rates of <0.5 cm³(STP)/(m² d bar) and water barrier values of <0.1 g/(m² d).

    3. Measurement and Analysis of Vibration and Temperature Levels in Global Intermodal Container Shipments on Truck, Rail and Ship (pages 149–160)

      S. Paul Singh, K. Saha, J. Singh and A. P. S. Sandhu

      Article first published online: 10 OCT 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pts.968

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      This study measured and analysed physical (shock and vibration) and climatic (temperature) levels inside international standard organization containers travelling in intermodal shipments from Asia to USA. Data are presented in shock levels, vibration spectrums and temperature profiles that were measured as the containers moved between various modes of truck, rail and ship travel.


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    1. Transport Coefficients of Eucalyptol through Various Polymeric Films (pages 161–172)

      Pattarin Leelaphiwat, Vanee Chonhenchob, Sher Paul Singh, Jittiporn Kruenate, Uthai Wichai and Peter K. C. Ong

      Article first published online: 20 AUG 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pts.967

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      This study presents the determination of the transport properties of eucalyptol through different polymeric packaging materials. Results show that the diffusion and solubility coefficients of eucalyptol were lowest in PLA and highest for PE. Diffusion coefficients of eucalyptol in the liquid phase were in the same trends as in the vapor phase.

    2. Energy-Absorbing Properties of Paper Honeycombs under Low and Intermediate Strain Rates (pages 173–185)

      Zhi-Wei Wang and Yu-Ping E

      Article first published online: 20 AUG 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pts.973

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      The effect of the strain rate on the mechanical behaviour and energy absorption of paper honeycombs is investigated by experiments. The initial peak stress, plateau stress and densification strain of paper honeycombs under intermediate strain rate impact (10−2–102 s−1) increase with impact velocity, and are obviously higher than that under static compression, thus demonstrating a certain degree of strain rate sensitivity. The dynamic plateau stress is modelled by considering the effect of air compression and an agreement between the model and experiments is achieved