Printed oxygen indicators for food packages

Thea Sipiläinen-Malm, Eero Hurme

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientific


Printed oxygen indicators for food packages There is a distinct need for specific means giving information on the actual product quality in food packages. Intelligent packaging systems attached as labels, incorporated into a packaging material, or printed onto a food packaging material have been presented to offer enhanced possibilities to monitor the product quality throughout the supply chain. As many products today are packed in oxygen-free atmosphere, oxygen sensitive sensors attached inside the package can be used to show whether the package has been damaged or opened/tampered. VTT has developed a number of low-cost indicator technologies for food and medical industries. The new developments on printable indicators will be presented with emphasis on the ink formulation, the printing techniques, and the indicator performance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Coatings Conference: Food Contact Coatings
Place of PublicationGermany
Publication statusPublished - 2008
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
EventEuropean Coatings Conference: Food Contact Coatings - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 12 Jun 200813 Jun 2008


ConferenceEuropean Coatings Conference: Food Contact Coatings


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