We demonstrate fabrication of ultraviolet (UV) light activated colorimetric oxygen indicators on paper and plastic substrates. Such inexpensive and non-toxic oxygen indicator and production method can find applications as a very low-cost leakage indicator for modified atmosphere packages (MAPs) by printing the material directly or gluing the pre-printed indicator label inside the lid. The introduction of leakage indicators onto all MAPs could result in improved food safety and reduced food spoilage.
|Title of host publication||Paper Conference and Trade Show (PaperCon 2015) : Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 19-22 April 2015|
|Editors||Technical Association of the Pulp, Paper Industry|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
|MoE publication type||A4 Article in a conference publication|
|Event||PaperCon - Paper conference and trade show 2012 (PaperCon 2012)|
Duration: 22 Apr 2012 → 25 Apr 2015
|Period||22/04/12 → 25/04/15|