A novel process for UV light activated oxygen indicators for modified atmosphere packages

Jarkko Saarinen, Tommi Mattias Remonen, Daniel Tobjörk, Harri Aarnio, Roger Bollström, Ronald Österbacka, Martti Toivakka

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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.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Title of host publicationPaper Conference and Trade Show (PaperCon 2015) : Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 19-22 April 2015
EditorsTechnical Association of the Pulp, Paper Industry
PublisherTAPPI Press
ISBN (Print)9781510818873
Publication statusPublished - 2015
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventPaperCon - Paper conference and trade show 2012 (PaperCon 2012)
Duration: 22 Apr 201225 Apr 2015



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