Modified Atmosphere Packaging Machine (MAP)

MAP modified atmosphere packaging is one of the most utilized packaging technology in processing of fresh meat/aquatic products as well as fresh fruits/vegetables, pastry, and many other food products. KANGBEITE PACKAGING manufactures and supplies worldwide customers with 4 main types of MAP modified atmosphere packaging machines. Customers are always allowed to customize their own modified atmosphere packaging machine by contacting us with requirement details.

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Modified atmosphere packaging

Modified Atmosphere Packaging is also known as gas filling, gas flushing, protective atmosphere packaging or reduced oxygen packaging. The atmosphere filled in the package atmosphere has been modified in some way, usually with one or a combination of three gases: nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and oxygen.
Modified Atmosphere enables fresh and minimally processed packaged food products to maintain visual, textural and nutritional appeal so it is a highly effective method to help retailers deliver added value to their food customers:

  • Extension of shelf-life
  • Minimization of waste
  • Improved quality and appearance
  • Reduced need for artificial preservatives
  • Increased distribution possibilities

How does Modified Atmosphere Packaging work?

The Modified Atmosphere Package environment is formed from a finely balanced mixed normal atmospheric gases. The finely balanced MAP gas mix slows down the product aging process to reduce colour loss, odour and off-taste resulting from product deterioration, spoilage and rancidity caused by mold and other anaerobic organisms.
A carefully controlled Modified Atmosphere Package achieves and maintains an optimal respiration rate to preserve the fresh colour, taste and nutrient content of red meat, seafood, minimally processed fruits and vegetables, pasta, prepared foods, cheese, baked goods, cured meats and dried foods throughout an extended shelf life.

Modified Atmosphere Packaging offers supply chain efficiencies

Longer shelf life MAP packages allow food processors, food manufacturers, food distributors and food retailers to better control product quality, availability and costs.
Longer freshness cycles permit grocers to eliminate frequent product rotation, removal and restocking; thereby reducing labour and waste disposal costs.
Distributors can extend distribution territories or offer a greater variety of product lines to the retailer, since less frequent product replacement requirements permits growth in other areas.
Food manufacturers are able to take advantage of extended replacement cycles to reduce production replacement demands. Manufacturing capacity can be more profitably utilised by developing and offering new products.

What equipment do you need to launch a MAP modified atmosphere packaging projet for your food products?

  1. MAP modified atmsphere packaging machine
  2. Gas mixer for filling of mixed air. If you need to fill in trays with mixed air of oxygen, carbon dioxide and nitrogen,  a gas mixer is necessary. Some of the gas mixer brands: WITTGAS, HODA, AMETEK MACON.
  3. Gas analyzer : To analyze if the filled in air ratio is correct. This is very important for the quality of MAP packaging.
  4. The right plastic trays and sealing film
  5. Compress air
  6. Air source of oxygen, carbon dioxide, nitrogen
  7. Printer, labelling machine, metal detal detector
  8. Any other necessary equipment according to your requirement

Modified atmosphere packaging machine

KANGBEITE PACKAGING MAP modified atmosphere packaging machine series cover semi-auto tray sealing MAP to fully auto thermoforming MAP machines. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for any unique needs.

FAQ

KANGBEITE PACKAGING offers various types of modified atmosphere packaging machines that are differentiated by automation grade and output:

  1. Bench type semi-auto modified atmosphere packaging machine use premade trays: Sealing film auto run & trimmed to fit the trays; Product manually filled to premade trays; Trays manually placed to moulds.  
  2. Inline automatic modified atmosphere packaging machine use premade trays: Sealing film auto run & trimmed to fit the trays; Product manually or automatically filled to premade trays; Trays manually or automatically placed to the moulds.
  3. Thermoforming automatic modified atmosphere packaging machine: Trays formed by rigid forming (lower) film automatically; Product manually or automatically filled to formed trays.

Customers can easily find their right modified atmosphere packaging machines as per budget plan, production output, labor saving requirement, etc.

Yes. Packaging machines are highly customizable products. With regard to the vacuum skin packaging machines, we can customize the machine according to customer’s unique requests.

Please don’t worry about this.
Since the electricity supply is different in different countries, we customize the modified atmosphere packaging machine to fit the voltage & frequency of the power supply in your country.
100-480V, 50/60HZ, 3Phase
Yes.
For semi-auto vacuum skin packaging machines, you always have to have the trays filled manually;
For inline automatic vacuum skin packaging machines and thermoforming vacuum skin packaging machines, auto-filling is always possible.
Please contact us if you want auto-filling.

KANGBEITE PACKAGING provides 1 year free warranty for our modified atmosphere packaging machines, except for the quick-wear parts.
After the free warranty period ends, we continue to provide services free or at certain prices, according to the situation.

Yes.
We can send engineer to your factory for installation or maintenance of the modified atmosphere packaging machine, at certain extra payment. Details need to be negotiated.

  1. For chamber vacuum sealers, it usually takes 5-15 business days before delivery;
  2. For thermoforming packaging machines, it usually takes 25-35 days before delivery.

Final production and delivery date shall be determined according to production schedule. We always work hard to make sure of prompt delivery of the machines ordered by our customers.