Food Packaging and Food-Contact Applications Bulletin

Weekly updates delivering an overview of the latest literature on polymers in food packaging or food-contact applications. From the world's largest database dedicated to polymer literature.

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Plastics and Paper in Contact with Foodstuffs 2017

This Polymer Bulletin is a current awareness service from the Polymer Library, the world's largest database dedicated to polymer literature. Each time the abstracts database is updated with new records (every week) you will be sent a bulletin alerting you to any items that relate to food packaging or food-contact polymers.


Polymeric materials have revolutionised the way we package, store and cook our food today. For example, soft drinks are now bought in transparent, lightweight bottles and microwavable ready-meals are packaged and cooked in oven-safe plastic trays. The use of plastics for packaging is one of the major applications of many plastic materials. In food contact applications, consumer safety is imperative, but the packaging also needs to be attractive to those consumers and convenient whilst prolonging the shelf life of the food and protecting it from damage. The packaging should be easy to open and, increasingly, re-sealable too. Moreover, there is mounting pressure that the packaging should be cheap, yet easily disposable and most preferably recyclable.

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