The purpose of this research was to investigate the effect of oxygen permeation from adding a high barrier shrink film to PET beer bottles at ambient temperature and humidity. The testing method used for this research is based off ASTM D 3985 'Standard Test Method for Oxygen Gas Transmission Rate through plastic film and sheeting using a coulmetric sensor.' The test results indicated that there was statistical difference between the samples that were covered in barrier shrink film and those that were not covered. The results demonstrated that at ambient temperature and humidity, there was significant improvement over plain PET structures.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Plastic films--Permeability--Testing; Plastics in packaging; Polyethylene terephthalate; Beer bottles--Materials; Beer--Packaging--Research

Publication Date


Document Type

Master's Project

Student Type


Degree Name

Packaging Science(MS)

Department, Program, or Center

Packaging Science (CAST)


Changfeng Ge

Advisor/Committee Member

Daniel Goodwin

Advisor/Committee Member

Mike Gasser


Physical copy available from RIT's Wallace Library at TP1183.F5 S74 2008


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