Packaging Technology and Science

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Early View (Online Version of Record published before inclusion in an issue)

Editors-in-Chief: David Shires, Diana Twede

Impact Factor: 1.706

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 11/40 (Engineering Manufacturing); 47/123 (Food Science & Technology)

Online ISSN: 1099-1522


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  1. Paper Presented at IAPRI World Conference 2014

    1. Measurement and Analysis of Vibration Levels in Two and Three Wheel Delivery Vehicles in Southeast Asia

      Muhammad Prasetya Kurniawan, Vanee Chonhenchob, Sher Paul Singh and Sukasem Sittipod

      Article first published online: 15 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pts.2143

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      This study measured the vibration levels in two and three-wheel vehicles used for delivery of packages in the ‘last leg’ of the supply chain in Thailand and Indonesia. The composite power density spectra are ‘recommended’ by the authors based on measured data to simulate the vertical vibration conditions in small vehicles for ‘last leg’ distribution using lab-simulated vibration tests.

  2. Chinese Packaging Institute - 2014 Conference

    1. Compression Response of Composite Cushioning Materials in Series by Virtual Parameter Methods

      Fu-de Lu, Xiong-jian Liu and De Gao

      Article first published online: 15 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pts.2147

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      Introduction of the virtual damping in the two-layered corrugated paperboard.

      Virtual parameter methods were analysed and verified for quasi-static compression response of multi-layer cushioning materials, provided constitutive relationship of every single cushioning material is known. Layered foam and corrugated paperboard structures, as representative of cushion structure without and with negative stiffness zone, respectively, were selected to perform quasi-static compressive tests to demonstrate correctness of proposed virtual parameter methods.

  3. Research Articles

    1. Effect of Surface Free Energy of Film Laminated Steel Sheets on Content Release Properties

      Yoichiro Yamanaka, Junichi Kitagawa and Hiroki Nakamaru

      Article first published online: 4 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pts.2144

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      Content release properties are affected significantly by surface free energy of materials, and materials with surface free energy of less than 23 mN/m or greater than 44 mN/m show good properties. The content release properties of processed meat can be expressed as the work of adhesion in water between materials and proteins. Materials with lower work of adhesion in water show better release properties.

    2. Antimicrobial Activity of Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) Peel Extract, Physical, Mechanical, Barrier and Antimicrobial Properties of Pomegranate Peel Extract-incorporated Sodium Caseinate Film and Application in Packaging for Ground Beef

      Zahra Emam-Djomeh, Arezoo Moghaddam and Seyed Ali Yasini Ardakani

      Article first published online: 4 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pts.2145

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      *Casein-based edible films containing 1, 1.5 or 2 times of minimum inhibitory concentration of pomegranate peel extract (as antimicrobial agent) were prepared. Water vapour permeability and solubility of films were increased. Antimicrobial effectiveness of prepared films was more pronounced against Gram-positive strain compared with Gram-negative strains, and it was observed that antimicrobial activity of the films was mostly dependent on the types of microorganisms present in meat.

    3. Determination of Selected Perfluorinated Acids (PFCAs) and Perfluorinated Sulfonates (PFASs) in Food Contact Materials Using LC-MS/MS

      M. Surma, W. Wiczkowski, H. Zieliński and E. Cieślik

      Article first published online: 29 JUN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pts.2140

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      The food contact materials from commercially available packaging products contain selected perfluorinated compounds. The LC-MS/MS system showed potential for the measurement of selected perfluorinated acids and perfluorinated sulfonates in food contact materials.

    4. Comparison of Disposable Dunnage and Reusable Cradles in Container Shipping of Steel Rolled Coils: A Case Study in South Korea

      Bu-Lim Choi and Kang-Dae Lee

      Article first published online: 13 JUN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pts.2142

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      This research is to show that, compared with dunnage, coil cradles can reduce the amount of time required, the number of workers needed and the related work expenses.

    5. The Effect of Active Packaging on Microbial Stability and Quality of Chinese Steamed Bread

      Qi Sheng, Xiao-Na Guo and Ke-Xue Zhu

      Article first published online: 15 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pts.2138

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      (a) Control: air-packaged sample, (b) samples packaged with oxygen absorber (OA), (c) samples packaged with OA + EE (1% v/v) and (d) samples packaged with OA + EE (3% v/v).

      1. A novel method is found for Chinese steamed bread preservation.
      2. Microbial shelf-life of Chinese steamed bread can be extended for 11 days.
      3. Active packaging can effectively maintain the quality of Chinese steamed bread.
    6. The Effect of Active Packaging on Minimizing Food Losses: Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Essential Oil Component-enabled Packaging for Fresh Beef

      Hai Zhang, Mercedes Hortal, Antonio Dobon, Jose M. Bermudez and Marta Lara-Lledo

      Article first published online: 4 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pts.2135

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      The objective of this study is to assess the overall eco-profile of the food packaging system considering the positive effect of minimizing food losses by using active packaging based on a case study on beef using essential oil component as active agent. A life cycle assessment has been carried out, and it was shown that in the case of the best-performance active packaging used, it was possible to achieve the breakeven point across all the impact categories concerned, which is a remarkable environmental merit for promoting the use of active packaging.


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