Accession Number : ADA299164

Title :   The Use of Oxygen Scavengers and Active Packaging to Reduce Oxygen Within Internal Package Environments.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar-Sep 94,

Corporate Author : RUBBRIGHT-BRODY INC EAGAN MN

Personal Author(s) : Brody, Aaron L. ; Strupinsky, Gene R. ; Pruskin, Lauri R.

PDF Url : ADA299164

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 135

Abstract : A comprehensive review was performed to characterize the potential for incorporation of oxygen scavengers into package materials to prolong quality retention of food product contents. Sachets or in-package packets or labels containing iron powder or ascorbic acid oxygen scavengers have dominated this technology. Most of the developments and commercializations in the field have been from offshore. Further, until 1994, most of the development in incorporating oxygen scavengers into package materials has been performed offshore. Although the application of sachets has been commercial for more than ten years, incorporation into package materials is not yet commercial. Considerable development is underway in the United States and Japan which could result in commercial package materials containing oxygen scavengers in 1995. jg p.3

Descriptors :   *OXYGEN, *INTERNAL, *PACKAGING, *FOOD, ENVIRONMENTS, MATERIALS, POWDERS, REDUCTION, IRON, RETENTION(GENERAL), COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT.

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Food, Food Service and Nutrition
      Containers and Packaging

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE