As the world continues to evolve, demand for portability and expediency increases. Today’s consumers want to access the Internet while ordering lattes, call their physicians while taking public transportation, send text messages while crossing intersections, and watch the latest film release on DVD while driving to grandma and grandpa’s house. As a consequence, modern society now consists of millions of impatient multitaskers—generations of individuals who want to maximize their time by engaging…Left: OnVu time temperature indicators from Switzerland-based Freshpoint Holdings SA help to alert consumers to potential temperature abuses in the supply chain that may compromise product safety

Table 1. Oxygen transmission rate (OTR in cm3 m-2 d-1 atm-1 at 23°C, 50% RH) and water vapor transmission rate (WVTR in g m-2 d-1 at 23°C, 75% RH) of composite films based on 12 μm PET films. Reproduced from Lange and Wyser, 2003.

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