Packaging Materials 9: Multilayer Packaging for Food and Beverages

ILSI Europe Report Series. 2011:1-43

The present report is the ninth in the report series on food packaging materials, which was commissioned by the ILSI Europe Packaging Materials Task Force. The report series aims to give a concise overview on specific packaging materials with regard to their uses as packaging material, their basic chemistry, safety and toxicology, regulation and environmental fate. The reports mainly address an audience in the packaging-producing and packaging-using sectors.

The last 50 years have seen major changes in the way that food is produced and retailed. This resulted in changing requirements for packaging, which have become more and more difficult to achieve with single materials. To achieve the required performance it has become necessary to combine the properties of different materials. This report deals with the way in which multilayers achieve this.

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