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. Research Articles

    1. Measurement of Truck Transport Vibration Levels in China as a Function of Road Conditions, Truck Speed and Load Level

      Ran Zhou, Liping Yan, Baiguo Li and Jing Xie

      Article first published online: 7 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pts.2176

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      This study measured and analysed transport vibration levels in one normally loaded truck and one overloaded truck with leaf-spring suspensions as a function of truck speed, road conditions and load level. The results revealed that transport vibration levels increased with truck speed; tertiary roads contributed to the highest transport vibration levels, followed by secondary roads, arterial roads and highways in China. The power spectral density peaks were at 3 or 3.5 Hz. Overloading probably suppressed transport vibration levels especially at low speeds.

  2. Paper Submitted to IAPRI Peer Review Stream

    1. Measurement of Helium Leakage Rates through Closures of Dangerous Goods Packagings for the Assessment of Potentially Explosive Mixtures in Freight Containers

      Eva Schlick-Hasper, Oliver Seidler, Thomas Goedecke and Matthias Kraume

      Article first published online: 7 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pts.2151

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      The objective was to find out whether an explosive atmosphere can be created in a freight container by gaseous leakage flow of vapour-air-mixture through leaks in the closures of dangerous goods packagings filled with hazardous liquids. Measured Helium leakage rates were compared with calculated limit leakage rates. The leakage rates of screw closures of plastic jerricans can exceed the lower explosion limit if there are production-related patterns such as non-concentricity of the closures and flashes on the neck.

  3. Research Articles

    1. The Improvement in Mechanical and Barrier Properties of Poly(Vinyl Alcohol)/Graphene Oxide Packaging Films

      Vorrada Loryuenyong, Charinrat Saewong, Chaiyud Aranchaiya and Achanai Buasri

      Article first published online: 2 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pts.2149

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      The dramatic improvement of tensile strength, elastic modulus and %elongation at break failure stain was observed in poly(vinyl alcohol)-based nanocomposites incorporated with 0.3 and 2.0 wt.% graphene oxide. The advantage of these nanocomposite packaging films includes the inactivation of bacteria and fungus and excellent oxygen and water vapour barrier, which retard the ripening process of fruits.

    2. Effect of Transport Packaging and Repackaging into Modified Atmosphere on Shelf Life and Quality of Thawed Atlantic Cod Loins

      Anlaug Ådland Hansen, Marit Rødbotten, Per Lea, Bjørn Tore Rotabakk, Sveinung Birkeland and Marit Kvalvåg Pettersen

      Article first published online: 26 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pts.2139

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      The presented study shows that both corrugated cardboard (CC) and polypropylene (PP) boxes preserve quality of the fish product as good as expanded polystyrene (EPS), prior repackaging into modified atmosphere (MAP). The sensory attributes normally disliked by consumers even indicated longer shelf life for the CC without ice added, compared to with EPS without ice, probably caused by differences in time of temperature reduction from 4 °C to 0 °C during transport and temporary storage.


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