Food packaging

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Definitions, functions and classification of packaging materials (basic, with regard to: waste, handling, material type). Functions and importance of food packaging. Materials (wood; glass, metal, paper, plastics, laminates, biodegradable and edible materials). Packaging manufacture (injection moulding, pressing, blowing, extrusion, calendering, blow moulding, two- and three-piece metal cans production, glass and plastic bottles manufacture). Packaging forms and shapes (covers, bags and pouches, boxes, barrels, containers, bottles, cans, jars, etc. Stoppers and Closures. Packaging methods: aseptic, vacuum, modified/controlled, active and intelligent packaging, microwave packaging (susceptors). Food/packaging interaction (gas and water vapour permeability, corrosion, migration). Handling, transportation and warehouses. Food contact material (FCM) regulations (RH, EU). Packaging and environment (package waste and recycling).


  1. Debeaufort, F., Galić, K., Kurek, M., Benbettaieb, N., Ščetar, M (2021) Packaging materials and processing for food, pharmaceutical and cosmetics, Debeaufort, F., Galić, K., Kurek, M., Benbettaieb, N., Ščetar, M., (eds.). ISTE Ltd., London and John Wiley & Sons, New York. ISBN: 978-1-78945-039-2. pp. 386
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