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TITLE Packaging Materials 3. Polypropylene as a Packaging Material for Foods and   RPPM3.pdf (227.2 KB)
Document ID LIB553
Document type Scientific experts report/advice
Issue date 28/08/2002
Document reference ISBN 1-57881-134-1
Original language of the document English
Document produced by ILSI Europe a.i.s.b.l. organisation visiting card
Document financed by ILSI Europe Packaging Materials Task Force
Scientific domains
Policy domains
  • Consumer protection
  • Food safety


Short description  The range of useful properties of polypropylene plastics has resulted in the manufacture of a wide variety of food and beverage packaging types, which extend from films to pots, tubs, bottles, bottle caps, container closures, and labels. With both the growing variety of packaging types and increasingly competitive costs of manufacturing and processing, polypropylene is now a principal packaging material for many of the individual items in consumers’ daily diets. The basic chemistry, safety considerations, and applications of polypropylene are reviewed in this report with respect to current regulations on plastic food-contact packaging. It is expected that this new report will improve understanding of, and will serve as a useful source of information on polypropylene packaging materials.
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