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Plastic Packaging
Interactions with Food and Pharmaceuticals
Second edition
edited by Otto G. Piringer

Plastic Packaging: Interactions with Food and Pharmaceuticals, now in its second edition, covers all important aspects of plastic packaging and the interdisciplinary knowledge needed by food chemists, pharmaceutical chemists, food technologists, materials scientists, process engineers, and product developers alike.

An indispensable resource in the search for the optimal plastic packaging, Plastic Packaging: Interactions with Food and Pharmaceuticals covers:

  • materials characteristics
  • additives and their effects
  • mass transport phenomena
  • quality assurance
  • recent regulatory requirements from FDA and European Commission


Preservation of Quality Through Packaging

  • Quality and Shelf-Life
  • Physical and Chemical Interactions Between Plastics and Food or Pharmaceuticals
  • The Organization of this Book

Characteristics of Plastic Materials

  • Classification, Manufacture, and Processing Aids
  • Structure and States of Aggregation in Polymers
  • The Most Important Plastics

Polymer Additives

  • Antifogging Agents
  • Antistatic Agents
  • Blowing Agents
  • Colorants
  • Fillers and Reinforcing Agents
  • Lubricants
  • Nucleating Agents
  • Optical Brighteners
  • Plasticizers
  • Stabilizers
  • Transformation Products of Plastic Stabilizers

Partition Coefficients

  • Experimental Determination of Polymer/Liquid Partition Coefficients
  • Thermodynamics of Partition Coefficients
  • Estimation of Partition Coefficients Between Polymers and Liquids

Models for Diffusion in Polymers

  • Diffusion in Polymers – The Classical Approach
  • Diffusion in Polymers – The Computational Approach

A Uniform Model for Prediction of Diffusion Coefficients with Emphasis on Plastic Materials

  • Interaction Model
  • Prerequisites for Diffusion Coefficients
  • The Diffusion Coefficient

Transport Equations and Their Solutions

  • The Transport Equations
  • Solutions of the Diffusion Equation
  • Numerical Solutions of the Diffusion Equation

Solution of the Diffusion Equation for Multilayer Packaging

  • Methods for Solving the Diffusion Problem in a Multilayer (ML) Packaging
  • Solving the Diffusion Equation for a Multilayer Packaging in Contact with a Foodstuff
  • Development of a User-Friendly Software for the Estimation of Migration from Multilayer Packaging

User-Friendly Software for Migration Estimations

  • MIGRATEST#Lite – A User-Friendly Software for Migration Estimations

Permeation of Gases and Condensable Substances Through Monolayer and Multilayer Structures

  • Barrier Function of Polymer-Based Packaging
  • Permeation Through Polymeric Materials
  • Substance Transport Through Single and Multilayer Polymer Substrates Combined with One Inorganic Barrier Layer
  • Substance Transport Through Polymers Filled with Particles
  • Experimental Findings: Polymer Films and One Inorganic Barrier Layer
  • Experimental Findings: Combinations of Polymer Films and More Than One Inorganic Barrier Layer
  • Experimental Findings: Polymers Filled with Platelet-Shaped Particles
  • Experimental Findings: Permeation of Flavors Through Mono- and Multilayer Films and Combinations with Inorganic Barrier Layers

Migration of Plastic Constituents

  • Definitions and Theory
  • Indirect Migration Assessment
  • Migration Experiment
  • Analysis of Migration Solutions
  • Development of Methods, Validation, and Verification
  • Sources of Errors
  • Migration into Food Simulants in Comparison to Foods
  • Consideration of Non Intentionally Added Substances (NIAS) and Other not Regulated Migrants

US FDA Food Contact Materials Regulations

  • Regulatory Authority
  • Premarket Safety Assessment

Community Legislation on Materials and Articles Intended to Come into Contact with Foodstuffs

  • Community Legislation
  • National Law and European Mutual Recognition
  • National Legislations and Council of Europe Resolutions

Packaging Related Off-Flavors in Foods

  • Sensory Evaluation
  • Identification of Off-Flavor Compounds
  • Physical Chemical Parameters Determining Off-Flavors
  • Derivation of Threshold Concentrations of Sensory-Active Compounds

Possibilities and Limitations of Migration Modeling

  • Correlation of Diffusion Coefficients with Plastic Properties
  • The Partition Coefficient

A Selection of Additives Used in Many Plastic Materials

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Plastic Packaging
Interactions with Food and Pharmaceuticals
Second edition
edited by Otto G. Piringer

2008 • 632 pages • $329.00 + shipping
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