Determination of radiolysis products in gamma-irradiated multilayer barrier food packaging films containing a middle layer of recycled LDPE (Journal article)

Chytiri, S./ Goulas, A. E./ Badeka, A./ Riganakos, K. A./ Petridis, D./ Kontominas, M. G.

Volatile and non-volatile radiolysis products and sensory changes of five-layer food packaging films have been determined after gamma irradiation (5-60 kGy). Barrier films were based on polyamide (PA) and low-density polyethylene (LDPE). Each film contained a middle buried layer of recycled LDPE or 100% virgin LDPE (control samples). Data showed that a large number of radiolysis products were produced such as hydrocarbons, alcohols, carbonyl compounds, carboxylic acid. These compounds were detected in the food simulant after contact with all films even at the lower absorbed doses of 5 and 10 kGy. The type and concentration of radiolysis products increased progressively with radiation dose, while no new compounds were detected as a result of the presence of recycled LDPE. In addition, irradiation dose appears to influence the sensory properties of table water in contact with films. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Institution and School/Department of submitter: Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Θετικών Επιστημών. Τμήμα Χημείας
Keywords: multilayer barrier films,pa,recycled ldpe,radiolysis products,gamma radiation,sensory evaluation,chromatography-mass-spectrometry,low-density polyethylene,electron-beam irradiation,mechanical-properties,gas-chromatography,ionizing-radiation,buried layer,liquid-chromatography,commercial monolayer,plastics
ISSN: 0969-806X
Link: <Go to ISI>://000260203500009
Publisher: Elsevier
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