Packaging Technology and Science

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November 2014

Volume 27, Issue 11

Pages 839–920

  1. Review Articles

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    2. Review Articles
    3. Research Articles
    1. Nanomaterials: a Map for Their Selection in Food Packaging Applications (pages 839–866)

      Carmen Sanchez Reig, Antonio Dobon Lopez, Mercedes Hortal Ramos and Vicente Agustin Cloquell Ballester

      Article first published online: 3 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pts.2076

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      Building up a map based on the current state-of-the-art nanomaterials for food packaging applications is required. Furthermore, there is a need to classify them independently of their nature, the packaging material and the way they are integrated to this material. A classification of the latest advances in this field was made accompanied by applying Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis in order to find which are the most relevant and/or expected to be potentially applied nanomaterials in the area of food packaging.

    2. Quasi-static and Impact Responses of Multi-layered Corrugated Paperboard Cushion by Virtual Mass Method (pages 867–881)

      Fu-de Lu and De Gao

      Article first published online: 16 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pts.2081

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      Compression behaviours of multi-layered corrugated paperboard (MLCP) cushioning structure were analysed by virtual mass method. Virtual mass method to solve static compressive responses for two-layer corrugated paperboard cushion was verified analytically. The numerical examples and experimental method were used to further verify the virtual mass method.

  2. Research Articles

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    2. Review Articles
    3. Research Articles
    1. Dynamic Characteristic Analysis of Refrigerator-Truck Transport System by Using Inverse Substructure Method (pages 883–900)

      Zhi-Wei Wang and Yuan-Biao Zhang

      Article first published online: 1 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pts.2072

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      Applying the multi-coordinate coupled inverse substructure method for a product-transport system, this paper makes a real analysis of the dynamic characteristics for the refrigerator-truck transport system. The results show that the predicted frequency response functions of refrigerator and truck substructures are in agreement with the measured in trend. The overall vibration contributions to the refrigerator through the frequency range 10 to 50 Hz through four coupling points are respectively 9.4, 7.5, 9.8 and 11.2 mm/N, and the overall vibration contribution ratios are respectively 0.25, 0.20, 0.26 and 0.29.

    2. Natural Antimicrobial – Containing EVOH Coatings on PP and PET Films: Functional and Active Property Characterization (pages 901–920)

      Josep Pasqual Cerisuelo, Rafael Gavara and Pilar Hernández-Muñoz

      Article first published online: 16 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pts.2078

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      Ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) coatings with carvacrol, citral, marjoram, or cinnamon bark essential oil, on polypropylene PP and polyethylene terephthalate PET substrates, were subjected to diverse physicochemical analyses to assess their suitability for food packaging applications. The application of corona discharge followed by polyethyleneimine-primer provided excellent anchorage between EVOH and polypropylene PP or polyethylene terephthalate PET. The retention of active agents into EVOH matrices ranged from low to moderate, depending on the embedded substance. The inclusion of bentonite nanoparticles into EVOH substantially enhanced the performance of the final packages.