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The Wiley Encyclopedia of Packaging Technology, 3rd Edition

Kit L. Yam (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-470-08704-6
1368 pages
September 2009
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The complete and authoritative guide to modern packaging technologies —updated and expanded

From A to Z, The Wiley Encyclopedia of Packaging Technology, Third Edition covers all aspects of packaging technologies essential to the food and pharmaceutical industries, among others. This edition has been thoroughly updated and expanded to include important innovations and changes in materials, processes, and technologies that have occurred over the past decade. It is an invaluable resource for packaging technologists, scientists and engineers, students and educators, packaging material suppliers, packaging converters, packaging machinery manufacturers, processors, retailers, and regulatory agencies.

In addition to updating and improving articles from the previous edition, new articles are also added to cover the recent advances and developments in packaging. Content new to this edition includes:

  • Advanced packaging materials such as antimicrobial materials, biobased materials, nanocomposite materials, ceramic-coated films, and perforated films

  • Advanced packaging technologies such as active and intelligent packaging, radio frequency identification (RFID), controlled release packaging, smart blending, nanotechnology, biosensor technology, and package integrity inspection

  • Various aspects important to packaging such as sustainable packaging, migration, lipid oxidation, light protection, and intellectual property

  • Contributions from experts in all-important aspects of packaging

  • Extensive cross-referencing and easy-to-access information on all subjects

  • Large, double-column format for easy reference

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Contributors.

Preface.

A-W.

Appendix A.

Appendix B.

Index.

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Kit L. Yam, PhD, is Professor and Graduate Program Director of the Department of Food Science at Rutgers University. In this encyclopedia, he brings many years of teaching, research, and consulting experience in packaging to provide a wealth of information and knowledge useful for readers to tackle real-world packaging problems.
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“The complete and authoritative guide to modern packaging technologies?—updated and expanded.”  (Food and Beverage Packaging – Online, 19 December 2012)

"This excellent Third edition represents an invaluable resource for packaging technologists, scientists and educators, packaging material suppliers, machinery manufacturers, processors, retailers, and regulatory agencies." (Food Science & Technology, 3 September 2011)

"Since the previous edition, major innovations have occurred in sustainable packaging, intelligent packaging, smart blending technology, and nanotechnology; the volume also addresses increased security and environmental concerns. All these developments are reflected in new or greatly expanded coverage within this useful reference work." (CHOICE, July 2010)"Throughout the book there is a good balance of breadth and depth of detail in all sections, including those about the manufacturing and handling operations required for the different packaging types. There are excellent sections regarding chemical and physical testing of packaging materials." (Innova Market Insights, 2010)

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September 25, 2009
Wiley Launches The Wiley Encyclopedia of Packaging Technology, Third Edition

This title provides information on every stage of the packaging process and an extensive bibliography written by renowned experts from around the world. This revised edition reflects recent changes and developments in the field and contains over 1,200 pages and more than 250 articles.

The most important function of packaging is to protect various contents of differing nature from physical damage, losses or deterioration, and facilitate their distribution to consumers. Performance and safety are, thus, critical considerations. Packages must clearly identify the product within, and attractive design and ease-of-use (unpacking or dispensing the product) have increasingly become necessary qualities.

However, these functions and qualities must be performed at minimum cost, as the package itself often has no residual value to the consumer after being opened. The result is that the packaging industry and its related technologies are multifaceted and challenging.

The new articles cover recent advances and developments in the field, including:

  • Advanced packaging materials including: antimicrobial materials, biobased materials, nanocomposite materials, ceramic coated films, perforated films
  • Advanced packaging and related technologies: active and intelligent packaging, radio frequency identification (RFID), controlled release packaging, smart blending, nanotechnology and biosensor technology
  • Health, safety and environmental concerns: permeability and migration from packaging materials, lipid oxidation, light protection, package integrity inspection, sustainable packaging and recycling
  • New articles on various aspects important to packaging: sustainable packaging, migration, lipid oxidation, light protection and intellectual property
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