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Smart Packaging Technologies for Fast Moving Consumer Goods
edited by Joseph Kerry

Smart Packaging Technologies for Fast Moving Consumer Goods documents the latest developments and applications of smart packaging technologies.

This book focuses primarily on food and beverages but other areas such as household cleaners and health and beauty products are also included, as well as smart packaging for developing brand protection technology and smart packaging legislation.

Coverage includes:

  • smart packaging technologies for food quality and safety
  • smart packaging issues for the supply chain
  • smart packaging for brand protection and enhancement
  • smart packaging for user convenience

Smart Packaging Technologies for Fast Moving Consumer Goods is for all packaging professional and those involved with product development.


1. Active Packaging of Food

  • Oxygen Scavengers
  • Carbon Dioxide Scavengers/Emitters
  • Ethylene Scavengers
  • Ethanol Emitters
  • Preservative Releasers
  • Moisture Absorbers
  • Flavour/Odour Absorbers and Releasers
  • Temperature Control Packaging
  • Temperature Compensating Films

2. Active Polymer Packaging of Non-Meat Food Products

  • Bread and Bakery Products
  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Dairy Products
  • Fish and Seafood
  • Outlook and Future Developments

3. Smart Packaging of Meat and Poultry Products

  • Oxygen Scavengers
  • Carbon Dioxide Scavengers and Emitters
  • Moisture Control
  • Antimicrobial Packaging
  • Sensors
  • Indicators
  • Radio Frequency Identification
  • Potential Future Applications for Smart Packaging with Meat Products

4. Application of Time Temperature Integrators for Monitoring and Management of Perishable Product Quality in the Cold Chain

  • Time-Temperature Integrators
  • Cold Chain Management

5. Smart Packaging Technologies for Fish and Seafood Product

  • What Are the Parameters of Fish Quality?
  • Mechanisms of Fish Spoilage
  • On-Pack Quality Indicators
  • Time-Temperature Integrators
  • Food Quality Indicators
  • Overview: TTI versus FQI
  • Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP)

6. Antimicrobial Packaging for Food

  • Background of Antimicrobial Packaging Systems for Food
  • Governmental Encouragement
  • Demand for Antimicrobial and Disinfectant Chemicals in the U.S Market
  • History of Antimicrobial Packaging in Industry
  • Antimicrobial Agents in Use for Commercialization
  • Mechanism of Antimicrobial Packaging Systems
  • Design of Antimicrobial Packaging Systems
  • Prognosis for Commercialization
  • The future of Antimicrobial Packaging Systems

7. Freshness Indicators for Food Packaging

  • Freshness Indicators for Quality Indicating Metabolites
  • Metabolites Related to Glucose Fermentation
  • Volatile Nitrogen Compounds
  • Biogenic Amines
  • Carbon Dioxide
  • Other Quality Indicators for Microbial Spoilage and Contamination

8. An Active Moisture-Management Packaging System for Food and Other Products: A Case Study

  • Principles of Moisture-Management and Water Activity
  • Moisture Sorption Isotherm
  • An Active Moisture-Management System
  • Application to Beef Jerky
  • Humidity Restoration in Beef Jerky
  • Mold Inhibition
  • Printing Potassium Sorbate
  • Packaging Executions
  • Marketplace Executions and Testing
  • Beef Jerky
  • Dried Fruit
  • Musical Instruments Made of Wood
  • Works of Art
  • Nylon Parts
  • Clothing Storage in Humid Environments
  • Competitive Technology
  • Future Trends

9. Smart Packaging Technologies for Fruits and Vegetables

  • Packaging Requirements for Fruits and Vegetables
  • Time-Temperature Indicators
  • Breathable Materials
  • Gas and Volatiles Indicators
  • RFID in the Fresh and Minimally Processed Fruits and Vegetable

10. The Influence of Product and Packaging Characteristics on Passive RFID Readability

  • What Is Packaging?
  • Discussion of Specific Packaging Materials
  • The Infuence of Product and Packaging Materials on RFID
  • The Influence of Packaging System Characteristics on RFID

11. How Marks & Spencer is Using RFID to Improve Customer Service and Business Efficiency: A Case Study

  • Marks and Spencer Foods
  • Marks and Spencer Clothing

12. Smart Packaging Technologies for Beverage Products

  • Gas Release Packaging
  • Flavour Release Packaging
  • Nutrient Release Packaging
  • Pro-biotic Release Packaging
  • Enzyme Release Packaging
  • Odour Removal Packaging
  • Thermochromic Labelling
  • Smart Branding
  • Anti-Counterfeit Beverage Packaging
  • Tamper-Proof Packaging

13. Consumer Benefits and Convenience Aspects of Smart Packaging

  • Evaluating the Consumer Value Proposition
  • Improving Convenience in Product Use
  • Improving Convenience for On-the-Go Food and Drink Consumption
  • Adding New Convenience Functionality – Self-Heating & Self-Cooling Packaging
  • Improving Openability in Packaging
  • Making Packaging Reusable for Other Functions

14. Smart Packaging Technologies Used with Aerosol and Household Cleaning Sprays

  • Electrostatic Spraying
  • Natural Charge Separation Phenomenon
  • Flow Electrification for Charge Separation
  • Frictional Charging
  • Domestic Aerosol Sprays
  • Induction Charging for Charge Separation
  • Realised Benefits

15. Smart Packaging in the Health, Beauty & Personal Care Sectors

  • Health
  • Beauty & Personal Care
  • Summary of Drivers & Packaging Needs
  • Current Smart Packaging Examples
  • Innovative Product Delivery & Dispensing
  • New Forms of Consumer Convenience & Functionality
  • Improved Consumer Communication
  • Latest Developments & Future Opportunities

16. Laser Surface Authentication – Biometrics for Brand Protection of Goods and Packaging

  • Naturally Occurring Randomness
  • Diffuse Laser Scattering
  • The Statistics of LSA
  • The Practicalities of Using LSA
  • Applications and Advantages of LSA

17. Legislative Issues Relating to Smart Packaging

  • Smart Packaging
  • Legislation Relevant to Smart Packaging
  • Demonstration of Compliance of Active and Intelligent Packaging
  • Basic Rules for Migration Testing
  • Active and Intelligent Packaging


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Smart Packaging Technologies for Fast Moving Consumer Goods
edited by Joseph Kerry
2008 • 340 pages • $189.00 + shipping
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