Computer modeling of gas permeation in flexible packages

Paul E. Koch, Brian A. Young, Michael W. Alabran

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The shelf life of oxygen and moisture sensitive products is limited by a plastic package's ability to restrict or control the permeation of small molecules through the package's walls. Mass transfer and thermal transfer equations have the same theoretical basis, and therefore heat transfer modeling programs can be adapted to model permeation. This paper models and validates this concept.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Jun 1 2004
EventANTEC 2004 - Annual Technical Conference Proceedings - Chicago, IL., United States
Duration: May 16 2004May 20 2004


OtherANTEC 2004 - Annual Technical Conference Proceedings
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago, IL.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Polymers and Plastics


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