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ICPG works with companies to select the right materials for their modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) applications.
The MAP process involves carefully curating an environment inside the package that controls the inner atmosphere of the container, slowing oxidation and microbial growth, enabling extended shelf life for refrigerated and shelf stable products. This is done by removing oxygen from the packaging and backfilling it with a controlled mixture of inert gasses, which are tailored to the exact requirements of the packaged product; it is typically a nitrogen CO2 flush. The gas remains in the packaging and slowly dissipates, keeping the food fresh for a specified duration.
● Case-ready meat & poultry
● Refrigerated processed meals
● On-the-go snacks
● Protein snacks
● Nuts & snack mixes
● Dairy products
● Fruits & vegetables
● Salad kits
● Instant meal kits
● Pre-made sandwiches
● Deli meats
● Blended propylene for stiffness and impact resistance
● Customized barrier specifications
● Enhanced OTR & MVTR PP for shelf-life extension
● Barrier extrusion lamination
● Multi-layer coextrusion
● Symmetrical & asymmetrical structures
As the packaging industry continues to evolve, you have a choice between many polymers that are well-suited for MAP. As you determine the best material for your application, there are certain considerations to take into account. You want a material that can fit into your process and meet the needs of your application while still remaining sustainable and cost-effective. For MAP applications, you need a barrier material that will retain your gas mixture longer, keeping your food safe and unspoiled. If you’re looking for the ideal solution, ICPG can help.
Looking for the perfect packaging solution for your applications? A material solutions expert at ICPG can help you determine the best fit polymer for your needs.
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