Nylon-MXD6 resins for food packaging
A. Ammala, CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering, Australia
This chapter reviews the properties and uses of Nylon-MXD6 as a high barrier polymer in food packaging applications. Nylon-MXD6 is a generic name given to a range of crystalline polyamides produced from meto-xylenediamine and adipic acid. Nylon-MXD6 has found widespread use in polymer blends and multilayer food packaging applications. Numerous examples of gas barrier performance are given, together with other properties such as aroma-retaining properties, mechanical properties and retortability. The chapter also discusses examples of commercially available systems employing Nylon-MXD6, including the use of oxygen scavenging systems ...