Packaging Technology and Science

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August 2014

Volume 27, Issue 8

Pages 591–676

  1. Research Articles

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    2. Research Articles
    3. Review Article
    1. The Use of Radio Frequency Identification Technology in Packaging Systems: Experimental Research on Traceability (pages 591–608)

      Alberto Regattieri, Giulia Santarelli, Mauro Gamberi and Rita Gamberini

      Article first published online: 21 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pts.2052

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      The paper focuses on the analysis of the internal flow traceability of goods (products and/or packages) along the supply chain. The authors have developed an innovative automatic system based on radio frequency identification-ultra wide band technology. A prototype of this system has been realized and used for an experimental research that has consisted of several tests (static and dynamic), tracing the position and movements of products and ,in particular, packages in indoor environments, in continuous and in real time.

    2. Designing Efficient Oxygen Scavenging Coating Formulations for Food Packaging Applications (pages 609–623)

      Ramesh M. Gohil and William A. Wysock

      Article first published online: 21 OCT 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pts.2053

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      A printable ink or coating formulation for controlling oxygen in food packages was designed for use within a sachet (see figure) by using water soluble and water insoluble ascorbates containing enzyme. We investigated the effects of several parameters on the initial oxygen scavenging rate and have shown that an efficient formulation can be made by increasing the surface area of Ascorbate crystals and adding inorganic catalyst that can remove oxygen from the package in less than 100 h.

    3. Silicon Migration from High-barrier Coated Multilayer Polymeric Films to Selected Food Simulants after Microwave Processing Treatments (pages 625–638)

      Sumeet Dhawan, Shyam S. Sablani, Juming Tang, Gustavo V. Barbosa-Cànovas, Jeffrey L. Ullman and Kanishka Bhunia

      Article first published online: 27 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pts.2055

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      The present work evaluates the influence of microwave and conventional thermal processing on the silicon (Si) migration from food packaging films into food-simulating liquids. The level of Si migration during microwave was not significantly different (p > 0.05) as compared with conventional processing. The final process temperature had a strong influence in the level of Si migration for the two films. The processing time had a higher impact on Si migration at pasteurization temperatures compared with sterilization temperatures.

    4. Low O2 Master Bag for Beef Patties: Effects of Primary Package Permeability and Structure (pages 639–649)

      Eleonora Uboldi, Mirka Lamperti and Sara Limbo

      Article first published online: 11 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pts.2057

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      In this work, a master bag solution with O2 scavengers for patties of ground beef stored in case-ready units was studied. The aim was to evaluate the role of gas permeability of different stretch films and the morphology of foamed polystyrene trays in regulating gas exchanges during the storage in master bag, blooming and display life. The right performances of case-ready materials in terms of O2 permeability and structure can contribute to the colour stability of the product both on the upper and lower sides of patties, extending their distribution life and making the master bag solution competitive if compared with the simple tray wrap solution.

    5. Modelling Gas Transmission in Cylindrical Dynamic Accumulation Oxygen Transmission Rate Chambers to Explore Implications of Oxygen Sensor Location Relative to Samples (pages 651–662)

      Ayman Abdellatief, Bruce A. Welt, Jason Butler, Eric McLamore, Arthur A. Teixeira and Sanjay Shukla

      Article first published online: 7 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pts.2059

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      The simplifying assumption of ‘well mixed’ gas for the dynamic accumulation method for oxygen transmission rate measurements was found to be robust. Conclusions suggest that permeation chamber size and geometry are not too critical for practical instrument design. These findings also confirm applicability of the dynamic accumulation method for oxygen transmission rate measurements in actual packages.

  2. Review Article

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    2. Research Articles
    3. Review Article
    1. Strategic Use of Colour in Brand Packaging (pages 663–676)

      Hannele Kauppinen-Räisänen

      Article first published online: 7 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pts.2061

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      This paper explores the little-known issue of the functions of packaging colours, specifically how colours help to capture consumers' attention and affect perceptions at the point of purchase. By surveying colour-related research, the study makes a first attempt to highlight the multifarious nature and multiple functions of packaging colour. The study also develops a theoretical base and proposes a framework that incorporates the functions of packaging colours and their inter-relationships.