Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) is a technique used for increasing the shelf-life period of fresh or minimally processed foods. This technique works by changing the air surrounding the food in the package to that of another composition. This means that the initial fresh state of the product may be prolonged.
The shelf-life of perishable products like fish, meat, vegetables and fruit can be increased as the MAP technique slows the natural deterioration of the product. The mixture of the gases can be altered depending on the product, packaging materials and storage temperature.
Orbital Food Machinery and MAP Systems
As owners of MAP Systems, Orbital Food Machinery are able to offer the largest selection of bulk gas flushing in Europe, for purchase, long and short term rentals. The MAP system machines can bulk gas flush for extra shelf-life during wholesale or retail distribution or accumulation in the factory prior to further processing.
Key Features of MAP: Modified Atmosphere Packaging is not just extended shelf-life, but the ability to add quality to your product, Centralise Operations and increase sales. MAP Systems offers the complete solution to its customers from the conceiving of an idea, through its development stages and into production. We can also offer triple flush option which allows for potential lower residual oxygen levels and therefore extension of shelf life of food products.
Applications of MAP Systems: Fresh Meat, Poultry, Smoked, Cooked and Processed Meats, Fish and Seafood, Cheese, Vegetable and Fruit Produce, Nuts, Bakery Products, Ready Meals, and Non Food applications.