DEVELOPMENT OF A CO-EXTRUDED FILM FOR THE PACKAGING OF FRESH CUT VEGETABLES

I. Verlodt, P. Verschaeren
The packaging of fresh cut vegetables requires special properties. Unlike other products, vegetables are still active after harvest. Therefore, the packaging design should not only take the appearance and processability of the film into account, but also its permeability (Michiels, 1995). The film should compensate for the respiration, to prevent changes in the installed modified atmosphere (2-5% O2 and 5-10% CO2). The research aimed to develop and validate a model that can predict the permeability of a film with a known composition and to use it for the development of packaging films for fresh cut produce.
Verlodt, I. and Verschaeren, P. (2001). DEVELOPMENT OF A CO-EXTRUDED FILM FOR THE PACKAGING OF FRESH CUT VEGETABLES. Acta Hortic. 553, 697-698
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2001.553.171
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2001.553.171
packaging film, permeability, fresh cut vegetables, modified atmosphere
English
553_171
697-698

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