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Aspects on Packaging Safety and Biomaterials


Publication Details
Authors: Leminen V., Kainusalmi M., Tanninen P., Lindell H., Varis J., Ovaska S.-S., Backfolk K., Pitkänen M., Sipiläinen-Malm T., Hartman J., Rusko E., Hakola L., Ihalainen P., Määttänen A., Sarfraz J., Peltonen J.
Publication year: 2013
Language: English
Start page: 483
End page: 493
ISBN: 978-951-38-7434-6
JUFO-Level of this publication:
Open Access: Not an Open Access publication

Abstract
Packaging safety is a very broad topic covering the whole packaging value chain. Safety aspects arerecognized when packaging materials are selected for a certain purpose, when packaging materials areconverted into packages, when packages are filled and closed, when packages are distributed, whenthese are used at home and finally when recycled. In this paper the safety issues related to newbiomaterials, their functioning in package converting and filling are discussed. The main objective is tohave a safely closed package made from renewable materials that can retain modified atmosphere (MAP)for a selected product. Further the needed barrier and detection of leaks are discussed. The possibility ofthe package to communicate the condition of the packed product, in an understandable way, during theshelf life of the product is reported. The paper is part of the on-going report from the on-going project "SafeFood Packages in the Future" carried out by Lappeenranta University of Technology, VTT TechnicalResearch Centre of Finland and Åbo Akademi University.

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