Food Packaging Processes; Plastic and Paper

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Enrolled: 355 students
Duration: 2 Week, 20 Hours
Lectures: 5
Level: Beginner

Packaging is pervasive and essential in today’s society as it surrounds, enhances, and protects the foods we buy from the moment they are processed and manufactured through storage and retailing to the final consumer. The importance of packaging hardly needs stressing because it is almost impossible to think of more than a handful of foods that are sold in an
unpackaged state. But despite the importance and key role that packaging plays, it is often viewed negatively by society and regarded as an unnecessary cost or a waste of resources. Such views arise because the functions which packaging performs are either unknown or misunderstood, and by the time most consumers come into contact with a package, its role
is almost over.

 

Key Points

Functions and attributes of packaging materials.
Classification of packaging materials: metals; glass; paper; plastics; biobased plastics.
Barrier properties of plastic packaging: permeability; transmission rate; effect of temperature; permeability of
multilayer materials.
Packaging and shelf life: package properties including water vapour transfer; gas transfer; light transmission;
package dimensions; microbial shelf life.
Interactions between packaging materials and food: corrosion; migration.
Packaging systems: modified atmosphere packaging; aseptic packaging; active packaging.
Package closures and integrity.
Environmental aspects of packaging: municipal solid waste; source reduction; recycling and composting;
thermal treatment; landfill; life cycle assessment; carbon footprinting.

1. Introduction

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Functions and Attributes of Packaging, Materials, Containment, Protection, Convenience, Communication, Attributes.

2. Classification of Packaging

3. Barrier Properties of Plastic Packaging

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Permeability, Effect of Temperature, Transmission Rate, Permeability of Multilayer, Materials

4. Packaging and Shelf life

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Shelf Life, Package Properties, Water Vapour Transfer, Gas Transfer, Light Transmission, Package Dimensions, Microbial Shelf Life

5. Packaging Systems

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Modified Atmosphere, Packaging, Aseptic Packaging, Active Packaging, Package Closures, and Integrity.

6. Environmental Aspects of Packaging

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Municipal Solid Waste, Source Reduction, Recycling and Composting, Thermal Treatment, Landfill, Life Cycle Assessment.
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