Large-scale roll-to-roll patterned 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 roll-to-roll fabrication of ultraviolet A light-activated colorimetric oxygen indicators on paper and plastic substrates. Such large-scale, cost-effective and non-toxic oxygen indicator and production method can find applications as a very low-cost leakage indicator for modified atmosphere packages by printing the material directly or gluing the pre-printed indicator label inside the lid. The introduction of leakage indicators onto all modified atmosphere packages could result in improved food safety and reduced food spoilage.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)219–227
Number of pages9
JournalPackaging Technology and Science
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • methylene blue
  • modified atmosphere package
  • oxygen indicator
  • UVA light

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