Laser perforated films for confused flour beetle control

26 November 2014

Storage insect pests are a major threat for packaged foodstuffs and most packages have low permeability to the fumigant gases used for control. Researchers at Urmia University in Iran evaluated the effects of O3 gas concentrations in the atmosphere of 70% CO2 on confused flour beetle placed inside three foodstuffs including; wheat (alive), wheat flour and rolled oats (inanimate) packed with laser perforated biaxially oriented PP film.
Present study suggests laser perforated BOPP films as a proper packaging for inanimate products and non-perforated BOPP films for live products. An article about the research is published in the Journal of Stored Products Research.
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