Modified Atmosphere Packaging: Enhancing Food Preservation

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Modified Atmosphere Packaging: The Best for Infant Food and Pharma



MAPGuard is a premium line of FPS flexible intermediate bulk containers using MAP technology. Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) is the internal atmosphere adjustment of a hermetic environment (in this case, an FPS “FIBC”-flexible intermediate bulk container), using vacuuming or gas flushing processes intended to increase shelf life and preserve the quality of packaged products.

Food Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) is a specialized packaging technique that involves altering the composition of the atmosphere surrounding a food product to extend its shelf life and maintain its quality. MAP packaging is widely used in the food industry to preserve perishable products, such as fresh produce, meat, poultry, seafood, bakery goods, and processed foods.

Why MAPGuard:

Studies show that packaged products using the Modified Atmosphere Packaging Technology (MAP) are stored longer and transported less frequently than similar products without MAP. The extended shelf-life of packaged products contributes to waste minimization and profit growth because they can stay in storage or in transportation for a longer period and be available on the market around the year. The Modified Atmosphere Packaging Technology (MAP) Guard FIBC was launched after undergoing the most rigorous quality testing in the industry, which proved that its design, materials and processes were up to par enabling containment and protection of valuable customer products stored and transported inside.


One of the primary advantages of modified atmosphere food packaging is its ability to significantly extend the shelf life of perishable products. By reducing oxygen levels and controlling gas composition, MAP food packaging inhibits the growth of spoilage-causing organisms and delays enzymatic reactions. This results in prolonged freshness, reduced microbial activity, and slower deterioration.

MAPGuard offers the benefits of magnetic particle technology to the world of flexible intermediate bulk packaging, thereby offering cost savings to customers via economy of scale.

The MAPGuard system allows users to perform internal gas and vacuum functions using simple, consistent, reliable methods.

Applications in Various Industries:

Modified Atmosphere food packaging finds applications in a wide range of industries. It is extensively used in the fresh produce industry for fruits, vegetables, and salads, infant food and pharma sector.

The composition of the MAP packaging and the modified atmosphere depends on several factors, including the type of food, desired shelf life, and packaging materials used. Food modified atmosphere packaging is essential for food manufacturers and retailers to adhere to industry guidelines and regulations to ensure the safety and quality of packaged food products. Make sure you have the best MAP food packaging!