Modified Atmosphere Packaging Technology for FIBCs

The Masterpack Group has developed a special technology for FIBC packaging known as modified atmosphere packaging.

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The Masterpack Group has developed a special technology for FIBC packaging known as modified atmosphere packaging (M-A-P).

This M-A-P technology moves the packaging of materials into FIBCs/big bags/super sacks to a new level with many benefits and cost savings over traditional packaging methods for these large types of packaging.

MAP technology can be applied to adjust oxygen levels within the packaging to the desired range. It enables the adjustment of the composition of the oxygen level inside the package. This makes it possible to control and monitor the decay and oxidation process in a precise way in order to improve the supply chain management and shelf life. Combined with our non-invasive Sensor Spot technology, using a fluorescence signal to measure oxygen level inside the packaging, no openings have to be made to the packaging material, preserving the quality inside and protecting it from contamination risks from the outside. These oxygen measurements can be repeated as often as needed without destructing the packaging in any way. In addition, all bulk packaging is produced in Class 10,000-100,000 cleanrooms, further minimizing risks of contamination and pests.

MAP technology helps create a packaging environment in which products can be stored longer, without losing their quality. With customized oxygen, nitrogen, or carbon dioxide levels within FIBCs or other size packaging, none of the color or taste of food products goes to waste. MAP technology can also be used as a way of natural fumigation, by creating ultra-low oxygen levels or flushing the packaging with nitrogen or carbon dioxide to protect (organic) produced food from insects.

Leaving the packaging intact using the non-destructive Sensor Spot technology, products are protected from external factors, and from pests and contamination. By producing all of our FIBC packaging in clean rooms, contamination risks are further minimized.

Combining the benefits of MAP and Sensor Spot technology, not only shelf life, but also overall sustainability in the supply chain is improved, by minimizing and preventing food waste.

All types of products such as nuts, foods, ingredients, pharmaceutical, hemp, chemicals, and harvested products can benefit from this technology.

Masterpack Group USA, Berlin, NJ 215-987-9665

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Established in 1983, Powder & Bulk Solids (PBS) serves industries that process, handle, and package dry particulate matter, including the food, chemical, and pharmaceutical markets.

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