Packaging Technology and Science

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November 2016

Volume 29, Issue 11

Pages 547–600

  1. Issue information

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    3. Research Articles
    1. Issue information (pages 547–548)

      Version of Record online: 25 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pts.2172

  2. Research Articles

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    2. Issue information
    3. Research Articles
    1. Simplified Approach Based on Polynomial Equations to Predict the Permeability of Micro-perforated Polymeric Films (pages 549–558)

      Marcella Mastromatteo, Amalia Conte, Maria Assunta Previtali and Matteo Alessandro Del Nobile

      Version of Record online: 15 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pts.2233

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      A simplified approach to predict the mass transport properties of micro-perforated films was presented. It was based on a second-degree polynomial function. To the aim, different films with and without various micro-perforations were tested for gas and water vapor permeability, under proper conditions. Surface response plot of interactions between hole diameter and number of holes per area, relative to gas and vapor permeability were determined. The mean relative deviation modulus between experimental and predicted data assessed the model.

    2. Evaluation of the Accessibility of Selected Packaging by Comparison of Quantitative Measurements of the Opening Forces and Qualitative Surveys through Focus Group Studies (pages 559–570)

      Susanna Wenk, Christine Brombach, Gràcia Artigas, Eila Järvenpää, Nina Steinemann, Katrin Ziesemer and Selçuk Yildirim

      Version of Record online: 15 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pts.2237

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      This study determined the relation of the quantitative force required to open selected food packaging systems with findings derived from qualitative focus group studies to retrieve comprehensive information on the specific needs of seniors. The evaluation of a package by a consumer was found to be only partly dependent on the required opening force but strongly influenced by various design factors and consumer's expectations as well as experiences.

    3. Novel Test Approach for Evaluating and Modelling Barrier Properties of Food Contact Materials Against Mineral Oil Contaminants (pages 571–583)

      Christiane Laine, Marja Pitkänen, Taina Ohra-aho, Marie Gestranius and Jukka A. Ketoja

      Version of Record online: 18 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pts.2239

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      A method was developed to evaluate mineral oil properties of packing materials. A systematic study introducing model compounds in the gas phase as penetrants and a food simulant as absorbent has been performed. Model simulations have revealed that also fibres absorb a significant proportion of compounds with molecular weight beyond 182 g/mol.

    4. Influence of Low-Intensity Repeated Impacts on Energy Absorption and Vibration Transmissibility of Honeycomb Paperboard (pages 585–600)

      Zhi-Wei Wang, Li-Jun Wang, Chen-Yi Xu and Yan Zhang

      Version of Record online: 24 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pts.2240

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      Packaging products in logistics typically will receive multiple low-intensity repeated impacts, fewer moderate to high-intensity impacts and vibration. This paper investigates the influence of low-intensity repeated impacts on the cushioning performance and vibration transmissibility of honeycomb paperboard. To confirm vibration properties of product using honeycomb paperboard cushioning, it should be considered in a designing process that honeycomb paperboard changes soften more in logistics.