Scientific journal

57 2018

Journal of Food and Nutrition Research
Summary No. 2 / 2018

Vápenka, L. – Tuba Yavuz, H. – Yucetepe, A. – Dobiáš, J. – Ozcelik, B.
Migration of dipropylene glycol diacrylate and tripropylene glycol diacrylate from paper packaging
Journal of Food and Nutrition Research, 57, 2018, No. 2, s. 130-140

Beraat Ozcelik, Department of Food Engineering, Faculty of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Resitpasa Street, 34469 Istanbul, Turkey; Bioactive Research and Innovation Food Manufacturing Industry Trade Co. Ltd., Katar Street, Teknokent ARI-3 B110, 34467 Istanbul, Turkey. Tel: +90 212 285 3448; fax: +90 212 285 2925; e-mail:
Jaroslav Dobiáš, Department of Food Preservation, University of Chemistry and Technology Prague, Technicka 5, 166 28 Prague 6, Czech Republic. Tel: +420 220 443 083; fax: +420 220 444 455; e-mail:

Received 20 July 2017; 1st revised 16 December 2017; accepted 15 January 2018; published online 10 April 2018

Summary: The aims of this study were to investigate the occurence of residual dipropylene glycol diacrylates (DPGDA) and tripropylene glycol diacrylates (TPGDA) in three original paper stick packages of crystaline saccharose and in the packaged saccharose, and to evaluate the efficiency of low density polyethylene (LDPE) coating on the decrease of DPGDA and TPGDA into food simulants: 10%, 50% and 95% ethanol solutions, 3% acetic acid, olive oil, sorbent Tenax, saccharose and NaCl. LDPE layer efficiency against migration of acrylates was compared with their migration from plain paper. Using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, DPGDA was found in two packages in contents of 4 mg·kg-1 and 443 mg·kg-1, while TPGDA was found in all packages at levels of 40 mg·kg-1, 52 mg·kg-1 and 222 mg·kg-1. Concerning the transfer of diacrylates into food simulants at 40 °C, the highest levels of migration were found for 95% ethanol when more than 80?% of TPGDA and 30?% of DPGDA were transported from the packaging via LDPE into the simulant. The levels of migration into the other liquid simulants were much lower. The study proved that the layer of LDPE is a functional barrier against penetration of diacrylates from packagings into food simulants.

Keywords: paper packaging; migration; diacrylates; printing ink; gas chromatography-mass spectrometry

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