INSULATED FREIGHT CONTAINERS: THE INTERDEPENDENCE OF FOOD AND GRP QUALITY

The most serious problem associated with the use of glass reinforced plastic (GRP) containers for the transport of food, is that of taint, arising from contamination by residual volatiles in the container laminate. This paper describes an experimental investigation by means of gas-liquid chromatography (GLC) and mass spectroscopy (MS) to identify these impurities, diagnose the source and determine the mechanism of volatile contamination. From these consideratins it is concluded that the taint potential of GRP and the final container cannot be simply related to the laminate volatile levels. It is dependent upon having minimum species of known acceptability. This is only possible with the highest maintained resin quality and full crosslinking for which postcuring is essential. Order from BSRA as No. 53,509.

  • Corporate Authors:

    McDonald Publications of London Limited

    268 High Street
    Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 1UA,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Ilsley, D A
  • Publication Date: 1979-9

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 105
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00317477
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM