Before you decide to launch MAP modified atmosphere packaging for your food business, you’ve got a lot of measures to consider to avoid unexpected glitches.

Here we prepare a “self-checklist” of ten questions for you, which is very useful to find if you are ready for modified atmosphere packaging project.

  1. Which is the problem I need to solve? ( What’s the problem with the previous packaging solution, or if it’s a new project, what goal do I want to achieve with MAP packaging solution)
  2. Can modified atmosphere packaging help me solve this problem?
  3. What are the features of my product?
  4. What factors would cause the loss of products, how about cost of labor and land I can offer?
  5. Which gas mixture ratio is suitable for my product?
  6. What are the chemical, physical, sensory and microbial effects of gases on my products?
  7. Which packaging material is suitable for my product?
  8. What is the package size of my product?
  9. How many products should be put in a single package?
  10. Am I choosing the right technology to achieve my goal?

modified atmosphere packaging

When you are ready to use modified atmosphere packaging, there are many things that need to be considered in advance. Shandong Kangbeite Food Packaging Machinery Co., Ltd. will do the following for you:

Basic requirements of modified atmosphere packaging:

(1) Mixed air:  Can be mixed with gas mixer or directly with premixed gas stored in cylinders.

(2) Packaging material: The barrier properties of packaging materials need to be matched with product characteristics and expected shelf life (except for modified atmosphere packaging of fruits and vegetables, other products are recommended to use high barrier materials). And the reliability of packaging materials should be verified by moisture permeability and oxygen permeability test.

(3) Modified Atmosphere Packaging Machine matches with production demand and packaging specification

(4) Quality Control Equipment for Packaged Products

Therefore, after the above understanding, we need to determine the following before starting  official massive production:

– Test how the types and proportions of mixed gases effect shelf life of your products

– Carry out packaging functional testing to find the packaging material that fits your products and storage environment.

– Establishment of quality control standards, control level of residual oxygen content, packaging sealing performance and testing frequency of packaging products, etc.

Which suppliers do you need to communicate with for modified atmosphere packaging?

– Gas supplier

– Quality Control Equipment Supplier

– Packaging Material Supplier

– Supplier of Modified Atmosphere Packaging Machine

Shandong Kangbeite Food Packaging Machinery Co., Ltd. summarizes the necessary knowledge points for correct modified atmosphere packaging for you:

– Interaction between products and gases: For example, the solubility of carbon dioxide in food at different temperatures and sensory changes associated with gas dissolution

– Behavior of Microorganisms in Modified Atmosphere Packaging Gas (Avoiding Reproductive Risk of Aerobic Microorganisms and Molds)

– Consider the permeability of packaging materials to gases at specific ambient temperatures

– Air tightness of packaging, i.e. no micropore and sealing effectiveness

– The perishability of food itself in the air

– Packaging operations and the effectiveness of air displacement, i.e. the selection of suitable packaging machines, gas supply and mixing systems, the assessment of the true composition of air introduced and residual oxygen after packaging.

Shandong Kangbeite Food Packaging Machinery Co., Ltd. is a professional manufacturer of packaging machines, including thermoforming packaging machines, MAP modified atmosphere packaging machines, VSP vacuum skin packaging machines, Vacuum packaging machines.

KANGBEITE PACKAGING MACHINERY has introduced a full series of MAP modified atmosphere packaging machines to worldwide market.

Semi-auto tray sealing machine for MAP modified atmosphere packaging

Features:

  1. Customizable mold for different shape and size of trays/ bowls;
  2. SUS304 stainless steel structure
  3. Single mold/ Dual molds available
  4. Speed: 3-4 cycles per minute
automatic tray sealing machine modified atmosphere packaging machine

Automatic  inline  tray  sealing machine

Features:

  1. Suitable for various types of trays/bowls
  2. SUS304 stainless steel structure
  3. Auto loading available
  4. Conveying belt for easy finished packs unloading

Thermoforming packaging machine for MAP packaging

Features:

  1. Fits both rigid tray and flexible packages
  2. Trays containers automatically formed
  3. Fully automatic packing solution
  4. SUS304 stainless steel structure

To ask for a quotation regarding our modified atmosphere packaging machines, please write email to [email protected], Whatsapp/Wechat 008615006621108. To find our location for convenient visit, please simply google ‘SHANDONG KANGBEITE’ at GOOGLE MAP.