Special Issue "Beverage Packaging 2019"
A special issue of Beverages (ISSN 2306-5710).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019
Dr. Frank Welle
Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV, Department Product Safety and Analytics, Freising, Germany
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Interests: food contact materials: migration testing; permeation testing and diffusion and modelling; diffusion of substances in polymers; non-intentionally added substances (NIAS); functional barrier testing
Beverage packaging uses several types of materials and components, including rigid and flexible plastics, paper and board, rigid metal, glass, closures, and labels. A variety of packaging types, such as bottles, cans, pouches, and cartons, are available, and this market is expected to continue growing.
Beverage packaging is an interesting field for many innovations such as active and intelligent packaging materials. For example, active oxygen scavengers are already introduced for sensitive beverages like juices or beer. In addition, new materials from renewable resources are being developed with potential benefits for beverage packaging. For instance, PEF is considered as a sustainable alternative for PET in beverage packaging concepts.
Beverage packaging uses a wide variety of packaging materials and technologies. This makes beverage packaging an interesting research field with a high potential for new packaging innovations. This Special Issue aims to build a platform to discuss the most resent state-of-the-art research applications and progress in beverage packaging.
We sincerely invite high-quality original research and review papers on both experimental and theoretical works addressing this topic:
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Beverage packaging materials
- Filling technology
- Active and/or intelligent packaging concepts
- Beverage packaging sustainability
- Biopolymers for beverage packaging
- Recycling of beverage packaging
- Sensory properties of packed beverages
- Food law compliance testing
- Improved shelf-life of packed beverages
- Industry 4.0 in beverage packaging operations
- Beverage packaging process technology and process design
Prof. Dr. Markus Schmid
Dr. Frank Welle
Manuscript Submission Information
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