Claire Koelsch Sand

Package selection is highly dependent on the desired shelf life of a product. This shelf life is often dictated by retailers, distribution logistics, and production scheduling or simply the seasonality of brands. To define package needs, understanding why products deteriorate is the first step toward isolating package options based on possible package headspace interactions, predictive package permeability, and shelf-life predictions. After package choices are more defined, shelf-life studies ca…

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Claire Koelsch Sand, PhD, contributing editor, is CEO of Packaging Technology and Research and Adjunct Professor at Michigan State University and California Polytechnic State University ([email protected]).

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  1. Food Processing & Packaging