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08.06.2020  |  463x
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MODIFIED ATMOSPHERE PACKAGING

The value of modified atmosphere packaging in times of covid-19

The coronavirus has affected everyone and every aspect of life. This pandemic comes with challenges we’ve never seen before, in many fields and markets. The earlier run on supermarkets and food products highlighted one of those challenges: ensuring that supply chains stay intact, preventing any delays, spoilage, and waste.

The role of the packaging industry

The packaging industry was recognized as a critical part of maintaining an uninterrupted flow of essential products early on in the crisis. Moreover, now more than ever, the importance of sustainable packaging practices is highlighted. It’s not just a pandemic, but also environmental challenges that ask for different ways of consuming and producing.

Battling shortages by increasing shelf life

Modified Atmosphere Packaging has proven to be a strong tool in preventing shortages. Border restrictions, workforce limitations: the measures different countries have taken, undeniably affect the speed in which products are moved around the supply chain. This has big consequences, especially for perishable foods, since they are sensitive to spoilage.

Modified Atmosphere lengthens the shelf life of food products. It also protects products from pests and contamination. Now that containers are often moving slower than usual, these risks increase over time. MAP makes sure pests stand no chance, by working from the inside, making it perfect for longer storage and shipment.

The importance of healthy food products

From social distancing to strict lockdowns: many systems are already in place to slow down the spread of the virus. Additionally, access to healthy, fresh fruit and vegetables is more important than ever, as experts advocate for healthy eating habits to boost immunity. Modified Atmosphere helps maintain the nutritional value of products for a longer time, keeping it safe and extending its shelf life long enough for it to reach its end users, while still maintaining its health benefits and smell.

Want to ensure a solid supply chain?

Not just now: a more sustainable supply chain is key in creating a better, healthier, and safer future. For ourselves, and the planet. Even during this crisis, our team is ready to answer your questions and find the right solution to your challenge. Get in touch.

Company information

Masterpack Group BV
Masterpack Group BV
Masterpack Group is a leading developer in high-end packaging solutions. With nearly 100 years of experience, we differentiate ourselves from our competitors by choosing not to be a “one size fits all” producer. From the most delicate products in the food- and pharmaceutical industry to the extremes in materials and conditions in mining and chemicals: we are able to pack and protect it. With our FIBC’s and service we create the opportunity for you to pack and transport your products. Working with the Masterpack Group entails that this can be done in the most efficient and responsible way. The safety and quality of your products is our main concern. That’s why we work in state-of-the-art clean rooms with the corresponding certification: Class 10,000 for liner production and Class 100,000 FIBC confection. Additionally, we have fully integrated production facilities and secluded loading and packaging areas for optimal safety measures. Our certifications in a nutshell: * ISO 9001, ISO 14000, ISO 22000 * BRC, AIB * GMP, HACCP, HALAL * SA8000, SEDEX * Class 10,000 liner production * Class 100,000 FIBC confection NEW: FIBC Modified Atmosphere Packaging Technology The M-A-P technology provides the ability to customize the O2, N2, or CO2 set-point levels within the filled (FIBC/Big Bag/Super Sack) to the desired levels. These benefits include extended shelf-life, higher quality product, no need for chemicals for pest control. Want to know more? Check our website.
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