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Plastic Packaging: Interactions with Food and Pharmaceuticals, 2nd, Completely Revised Edition




Plastic Packaging: Interactions with Food and Pharmaceuticals, 2nd, Completely Revised Edition

Otto G. Piringer (Editor), A. L. Baner (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-31455-3 February 2008 632 Pages


Plastics are the most important class of packaging materials. This successful handbook, 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.

This is an indispensable resource in the search for the optimal plastic packaging. Materials characteristics, additives and their effects, mass transport phenomena, quality assurance, and recent regulatory requirements from FDA and European Commission are covered in detail with ample data.
Characteristics of Plastic Materials
Additives for Plastics and their Transformation Products
Partition Coefficients
Models for Diffusion in Polymers
Prediction of Diffusion Coefficients in Gases, Liquids, Amorphous Solids and Plastic Materials Using a Uniform Model
Transport Equations and their Solutions
Numerical Solutions of the Diffusion Equation
Permeation of Gases, Water Vapor and Volatile Organic Compounds
Migration of Plastic Constituents
Migration from Food Packaging: Regulatory Considerations for Estimating Exposure
European Commission Legislation on Materials and Articles Intended to Come Into Contact with Food
Sensory Problems Caused by Foof and Packaging Interactions
Case Study: Styrene Monomer Migration into Dairy Products in Single Serve Portion Packs
Possibilities and Limitations of Migration Modeling
Appendices -
Diffusion Data, UNIFAC Parameters, Commercial Additives
"[The book] covers all important aspects of plastic packaging." (Food Science and Technology Abstracts, January 2009)