In comparison to more conventional techniques, i.e. air or vacuum- packing, Modified Atmosphere (MAP) Packaging constitutes the good way to preserve food, without sacrificing the attractiveness of traditional packaging.
Depending on the type of product, the modified atmosphere technique uses special gases or mixtures of gases with different properties. Modified Atmosphere (MAP) Packaging can be used in a variety of applications and covers a wide range of products: meat, sausages and salami etc., baked products, precooked foods, cheese, powdered milk, coffee, fruit juice, wine, crisps and savouries, nuts and dried fruit etc.
The advantages of Modified Atmosphere Packaging are numerous:
- The extension of the preservation period allows the economies of production scale to be exploited, inventory management and transport costs to be handled in the profitable way, expansion into foreign markets, maximisation of revenue and minimisation of losses, etc.
- The reliability of a package, designed in accordance with the strict hygiene regulations which ensures maximum product quality without affecting its esthetical appearance
- Practical and cheap, from a technical point of view, however, this technique requires a packaging machine with special features
- It means the level of additives and preservatives used can be constantly reduced
PFM food packaging machinery for Modified Atmosphere Packaging is available from Emrich Industries .