Modified atmosphere packaging aims to extend the shelf life of a foodstuff and maintain its quality. By responding to chemical, microbial or enzymatic processes. This allows the food industry to meet the expectations of today's consumers:
The final result of a food packaging in modified atmosphere depends of the following factors: the gas mixture, the packaging machine, the packaging materials, the good hygiene, the temperature and the food product type.
‘’For products with a water activity greater than 0.91 the shelf-life is doubled. It can be up to five times higher for foods with lower water activity. "
Testmonial from an Air Liquide-MAP Expert
A wide variety of food products - dry or liquid - can be packed in a protective atmosphere (MAP):
Each food and process requires a unique process. To implement the MAP solution, Air Liquide will advise you both on the technical implementation of food gases and on the choice of gas mixtures adapted to your application - The ALIGAL gas products include many gases specially designed to meet the requirements of the food industry.
Air Liquide's ALIGAL™ food gases are specialized gas mixtures for MAP. They comply with all European standards and are covered by the ISO 22000 food safety certificate. Depending on the volume of your need, Air Liquide can provide you with the ALIGAL mixture adapted to your food packaging application.
Les formats possibles d’ALIGAL disponibles:
To implement the MAP process you will need a packaging machine, a pressure reducer, a flexible hose and of course a suitable food gas to make everything work. Air Liquide can help you to orient yourself on the right MAP equipment to choose for your activity.
Air Liquide is passionate about MAP's technology and potential and supports customers throughout the installation of the MAP process, its monitoring and the delivery of food gases. We put all our expertise at the service of your problems on MAP.
Implementing modified atmosphere packaging technology raises many questions and is a know-how. Air Liquide's Benelux expert engineers will support you during the daily challenges.
The safety of gas and gas equipment is essential for Air Liquide. We always carry out an analysis of the security measures to be implemented in your industry, we advise you, and we organise training for your staff.
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