Flexible Food Packaging

Author: Arthur Hirsch
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461539080
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Packaging is an essential feature of modern life. The science and art of packaging is so vast that no single book or even a multivolume work could hope to cover the entire scope of topics, from Artwork to Zipper. This volume has selected some of the most commonly raised questions in the field of flexible packaging of food. No claim is made for comprehensive coverage of the field-nor even for an in-depth exploration of a limited number of topics. The novice should find sufficient material here to gain a broad understanding of flexible packaging. The expert's knowledge may be enriched by the case studies and the additional reading lists. The first topic covered is "Who needs packaging?" We conclude that everyone depends on packaging. Western civilization as we know it today would cease without modern packaging. The advantages of controlled atmosphere (CA) or modified atmosphere packaging (MAP are reviewed, especially as they apply to the preservation of meat cheese and produce. The need for a moisture and oxygen barrier is analyzed, and materials that provide these properties are presented. The legal aspects of packaging are confronted-including FDA and USDA oversight, EPA and toxic waste disposal, bar codes, and nutritional labeling. Machinery-especially form-fill-seal (ffs)-is covered in detail, and the influence of the computer on the modern packaging operation is discussed.

111 Questions and Answers in Packaging Technology

Author: Tunji Adegboye and Sola Somade
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595627382
Format: PDF, Mobi
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111 Questions and Answers in Packaging Technology is a practical educational reference and detailed study guide for those aspiring to become packaging professionals through formal and informal training. Sola Somade and Tunji Adegboye together possess over thirty years of experience in handling packaging matters at both Unilever and Cadbury Nigeria Plc and offer not only their hands-on experience as packaging developers, quality managers, and buyers, but also share questions from former papers and lecture notes from the Institute of Packaging. Students from all over the world who want to learn how to write professional packaging examinations will benefit from the information included as they prepare for the various stages of their examinations. Seasoned practitioners will receive tips on how to demystify key areas of packaging that cause anxiety, helpful suggestions on solving basic calculations and developing unique formats with language easily understood by clients and other stakeholders, and effective ways to make sound economic decisions on packaging material choice. Other issues relevant to each of the major packaging materials known to modern civilization are also covered. Packaging is a universal subject that affects social and economic life in many ways. 111 Questions and Answers provides valuable insight into a unique industry.

Handbook of Frozen Food Processing and Packaging

Author: Da-Wen Sun
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420027409
Format: PDF, Docs
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Frozen foods make up one of the biggest sectors in the food industry. Their popularity with consumers is due primarily to the variety they offer and their ability to retain a high standard of quality. Thorough and authoritative, the Handbook of Frozen Food Processing and Packaging provides the latest information on the art and science of correctly handling and containing frozen foods. The book is divided into five parts for ease of accessibility and comprehension. Fundamentals of Freezing explains the basics of freezing. Facilities for the Cold Chain focuses on freezing-related equipment and facilities. Quality and Safety of Frozen Foods stresses the importance of quality, safety, and the nutritional values of frozen foods. Monitoring and Measuring Techniques for Quality and Safety describes the methods and techniques used to measure and maintain the quality and safety of frozen foods. The final part, Packaging of Frozen Foods discusses topics such as the various packaging materials used, a description of packaging machinery, and the future developments foreseen in frozen food packaging. Providing chapters written by authors with esteemed academic and professional credentials, the Handbook of Frozen Food Processing and Packaging is an essential resource for scientists in the frozen food industry.

Multilayer Flexible Packaging

Author: John R. Wagner, Jr.
Publisher: William Andrew
ISBN: 0323477186
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Multilayer Flexible Packaging, Second Edition, provides a thorough introduction to the manufacturing and applications of flexible plastic films, covering materials, hardware and processes, and multilayer film designs and applications. The book gives engineers and technicians a better understanding of the capability and limitations of multilayer flexible films and how to use them to make effective packaging. It includes contributions from world renowned experts and is fully updated to reflect the rapid advances made in the field since 2009, also including an entirely new chapter on the use of bio-based polymers in flexible packaging. The result is a practical, but detailed reference for polymeric flexible packaging professionals, including product developers, process engineers, and technical service representatives. The materials coverage includes detailed sections on polyethylene, polypropylene, and additives. The dies used to produce multilayer films are explored in the hardware section, and the process engineering of film manufacture is explained, with a particular focus on meeting specifications and targets. In addition, a new chapter has been added on regulations for food packaging – including both FDA and EU regulations. Provides a complete introduction to multilayer flexible packaging, assisting plastics practitioners with the development, design, and manufacture of flexible packaging for food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and more Presents thorough, well-written, and up-to-date reviews of the current technology by experts in the field, making this an essential reference for any engineer or manager Includes discussion and analysis of the latest rules and regulations governing food packaging

Plastic Films in Food Packaging

Author: Sina Ebnesajjad
Publisher: William Andrew
ISBN: 1455731153
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The value of the groceries purchases in the USA is over $500 billion annually, most of which is accounted for by packaged foods. Plastic packaging of foods is not only ubiquitous in developed economies, but increasingly commonplace in the developing world, where plastic packaging is instrumental in decreasing the proportion of the food supply lost to spoilage. This new handbook is a combination of new material and updated chapters, chosen by Dr. Sina Ebnesajjad, from recently published books on this subject. Plastic Films in Food Packaging offers a practical handbook for engineers, scientists and managers working in the food packaging industry, providing a tailor-made package of science and engineering fundamentals, best practice techniques and guidance on new and emerging technologies. By covering materials, design, packaging processes, machinery and waste management together in one book, the authors enable the reader to take a lifecycle approach to food packaging. The Handbook addresses questions related to film grades, types of packages for different types of foods, packaging technologies, machinery and waste management. Additionally the book provides a review of new and emerging technologies. Two chapters cover the development of barrier films for food packaging and the regulatory and safety aspects of food packaging. Essential information and practical guidance for engineers and scientists working at all stages of the food packaging lifecycle: from design through manufacture to recycling Includes key published material on plastic films in food packaging, updated specifically for this Handbook, and new material on the regulatory framework and safety aspects Coverage of materials and applications together in one handbook enables engineers and scientists to make informed design and manufacturing decisions