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Food Packaging

Aluminum foil
Plastic wrap
Corrugated fiberboard  
Paper
Polyethylene
Polypropylene (PP)
Polyester
Polyvinylidene chloride

Plastics
Carton
Moisture vapour transmission rate  
Packaging developments
Packaging design and development  
Food biodeterioration
Food preservation methods
Factors affecting packaged product quality and shelf life
packaging for food marketing systems
Functions of  packaging
Packaging issues
Distribution performance testing
Packaging materials
Metal Cans
Packaging of food in glass containers
Plastics in food packaging
Coating of plastic films  
Lamination of plastic Film
Printing and labelling of plastic
Food contact and barrier properties of plastic
Sealability and closure
Retort pouch
Environmental and waste management issues of plastic
Active packaging
Paper and paper board packaging
Paper and paperboard manufacture
Packaging papers and paperboards
Properties and Designing of paper and paperboard
Types of paper and paper board package Modified atmosphere packaging
Gaseous environment in MAP
Packaging materials used In MAP

Modified atmosphere packaging machines
Quality assurance of MAP
 

  Polyethylene is a polymer consisting of long chains of the monomer ethylene. The ethene molecule (known almost universally by its common name ethylene) C2H4 is CH2=CH2, Two CH2 groups connected by a double bond. Polyethylene is created through polymerization of ethene. It can be produced through radical polymerization, anionic addition polymerization, ion coordination polymerization or cationic addition polymerization. This is because ethene does not have any substituent groups that influence the stability of the propagation head of the polymer. Each of these methods results in a different type of polyethylene.

  Polypropylene is a thermoplastic polymer, made by the chemical industry and used in a wide variety of applications, including packaging

  Polyester is a category of polymers which contain the ester functional group in their main chain. Polyesters may be produced in numerous forms such as fibers, sheets and three-dimensional shapes. Polyesters as thermoplastics may change shape after the application of heat. Polyester fibers have high tenacity and low water absorption and minimal shrinkage in comparison with other industrial fibers.

  Polyvinylidene chloride is a polymer derived from vinylidene chloride. Polyvinylidene chloride is applied as a water-based coating to other plastic films such as biaxially-oriented polypropylene (BOPP) and polyester (PET). This coating increases the barrier properties of the film, reducing the permeability of the film to oxygen and flavors and thus extending the shelf life of the food inside the package.