Extended shelf life

eBook giving a detailed overview of the latest technologies in extending shelf life and looks ahead at likely developments over the next five years.

Product detail
Product type: Books
Date of publication: 30 Nov 2010
Product format: Online
Number of pages: 87

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Extending shelf-life is a key function of packaging, and there are a range of technologies to help achieve this including barrier films, modified atmosphere packaging and active packaging.

This e-book provides an overview of EPR to provide clarity and a useful summary of its current status. There is also a focus on the segments, activities, impact, design and material trends that comprise key areas of the EPR movement.

Contents

Executive summary

Introduction

  • Overview
  • Key drivers
  • Key definitions

Active and intelligent packaging technology developments

  • Active packaging
  • Moisture pads
  • Desiccants
  • Humectants
  • Modified atmosphere packaging (MAP)
  • Bags and pouches
  • Horizontal form-fill-seal
  • Vertical form-fill-seal
  • Tray lidding
  • Thermoform-fill-seal
  • Intelligent packaging

Barrier coatings, films and functional additive technology developments

  • Barrier coatings and films
  • Functional additives
  • Release film liners
  • Antimicrobial agents
  • Antifog agents
  • Antistatic additives
  • Barrier coatings
  • Metallised films
  • Organic liquids
  • PVdC
  • EVOH
  • PVOH
  • Acrylics
  • Epoxy
  • Inorganic vapours
  • SiOx
  • AlOx
  • Carbon
  • Oxygen and other gas barrier films
  • Moisture barrier films
  • Food contact films

End-use sector developments

  • Food
  • Beverages
  • Pharmaceuticals and healthcare
  • Personal care packaging

Outlook to 2015: trends and future developments

  • Safety concerns
  • Sustainability
  • Retail structure changes
  • Convenience
  • Organic food
  • Nanotechnology
  • Regulations and legislation
  • Intelligent packaging

Tables and Figures

  • Barrier technologies, developments and applications
  • Barrier classification
  • Key drivers and trends for extended shelf-life
  • Cutting-edge technologies: extended shelf-life packaging
  • Functional additives and barrier coatings: developments to 2015
  • Antimicrobial additives: developments to 2015
  • Metallised barrier coatings: developments to 2015
  • PVdC barrier coatings: developments to 2015
  • EVOH barrier coatings: developments to 2015
  • PVOH barrier coatings: developments to 2015
  • Acrylic barrier coatings: developments to 2015
  • Epoxy barrier coatings: developments to 2015
  • SiOx barrier coatings: developments to 2015
  • AlOx barrier coatings: developments to 2015
  • Modified atmosphere packaging: developments to 2015
  • Active packaging: developments to 2015
  • Intelligence packaging: developments to 2015