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  • Improving Shelf Life With Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP)
    of these about 60 tons a day is packaged under a modified atmosphere of carbon dioxide and nitrogen to keep the product fresh and improve its shelf life This case study shows how the company improved its efficiency by installing a Modified Atmosphere Packaging MAP system Tulip s MAP Packaging Lines Tulip is one of Denmark s leading producers of processed food for the domestic and export market supplying sausages bacon soups sliced meat and many other products At its plant in Svenstrup near Aalborg the company produces around 90 tonnes of sausages each day A large proportion of these about 60 tonnes a day is packaged under a modified atmosphere of carbon dioxide and nitrogen to keep the product fresh and improve its shelf life This Modified Atmosphere Packaging MAP is carried out on 20 packaging lines More Efficient Gas Flushing System The company realised that its existing MAP gas flushing system was not efficient and that significant quantities of gas were being wasted In addition manual samples are taken at frequent intervals to ensure that the correct mixture is being introduced into the packages This takes time and also incurs labour costs MOCON Inc Contact The Supplier Contact

    Original URL path: http://www.packagingnetwork.com/doc/improving-shelf-life-with-modified-atmosphere-packaging-map-0001 (2016-05-02)
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  • On-Line Gas Analyzer Improves Shelf Life For Meat Processing Company
    products The Vemmelev plant has a modified atmosphere packaging MAP line for producing beefburgers and minced beef in thermosealed trays Around 25 tonnes of product comes off the line each week Moving From Manual To On Line Testing A modified atmosphere of carbon dioxide 20 and oxygen 80 ensures a prolonged shelf life for the products while maintaining their attractive appearance The gases are drawn into the packaging chamber under

    Original URL path: http://www.packagingnetwork.com/doc/on-line-gas-analyzer-improves-shelf-life-for-meat-processing-company-0001 (2016-05-02)
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  • Seafood Company Increases Quality With Package Integrity Testing Technology
    to extend the product shelf life and improve its appearance Years of research followed After extensive research and trials the optimal gas mixture comprising oxygen and carbon dioxide blended in a ratio that depends on the product and the format of the package had been decided upon as well as the best packaging approach This case study illustrates the process the company used to implement Modified Atmosphere Packaging MAP with thermosealed trays Mariscos Linamar is a seafood company based in Cambados Galicia in northwestern Spain The company was founded by pioneering businesswoman Lina Solla in 1998 Today it harvests cleans and packages around five million kilos of shellfish each year mainly mussels and clams Approximately eighty per cent of the product is for the domestic market with the remainder exported within Europe New Innovative Idea Using MAP In 2004 the company began to investigate the innovative idea of packaging a proportion of its product in a modified atmosphere with the aim to extend the product shelf life and improve its appearance The move explains Linamar s Financial Director Gonzalo Molpeceres was also important as a way of distinguishing the product from those of Linamar s competitors MOCON Inc Contact The

    Original URL path: http://www.packagingnetwork.com/doc/seafood-company-increases-quality-with-package-integrity-testing-technology-0001 (2016-05-02)
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  • Major Poultry Processing Manufacturer Gains Additional Shelf Life With Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP)
    shows how the company made the move to Modified Atmosphere Packaging MAP to improve its products shelf and extend its customer reach Hellenic Quality Foods HQF is a leading food company in Greece Its subsidiary Mimikos based in Evia around 100 km from Athens is one of Greece s major poultry processing companies around ten million chickens each year are processed and packaged as fresh whole birds and cuts together with a range of cooked products such as nuggets and burgers Mimikos employs some 400 people and the Evia factory has eight packaging lines Improving Shelf Life Until early 2014 the products were packaged on trays with plain stretch film For some years the company had been considering a switch to Modified Atmosphere Packaging MAP with a view to improving the products shelf life and extending the customer reach A decision was eventually taken to move to a flow packaging system with MAP and this was followed by more than a year of intensive research to identify the systems that would work best for the Mimikos product range the type of flow packaging lines needed the gas mixtures and mixing systems packaging materials and quality assurance methods MOCON Inc Contact

    Original URL path: http://www.packagingnetwork.com/doc/major-poultry-processing-manufacturer-gains-additional-shelf-life-with-modified-atmosphere-packaging-map-0001 (2016-05-02)
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  • Nutritional Bar Manufacturer Adopts Package Integrity Testing For Increased Quality
    This case study examines how the company overcame the packaging challenges associated with its unique product Omnibar Omnibar is a small innovative company based in Missoula Montana US that produces a unique high nutrition food bar in which the protein content is provided by top quality beef Other ingredients include sweet potatoes organic oats flax seed almond butter and plums Since they first appeared on the market in 2013 Omnibars have proved a popular hit with endurance athletes seeking a calorie dense food that also has a substantial protein component The Packaging Process Required Serious Consideration The company was founded by Cooper Burchenal who was seeking new markets for the high grade grass fed cattle reared on the family ranch in Montana s Blackfoot River Valley We came up with the idea for a calorie dense food bar that could use beef as the protein in 2010 says Cooper At the time everyone thought we were crazy and some of our initial prototypes suggested they might be right But after three years of intensive experimentation and market testing the team finally arrived with a formulation that finally hit the spot think savoury jerky meets a soft fruit leather is how

    Original URL path: http://www.packagingnetwork.com/doc/how-omibar-identifies-problems-within-packaging-seals-0001 (2016-05-02)
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  • Packaging Shelf Life Study From 16-36 Weeks
    life from 16 weeks to 36 weeks Testing will include an accelerated shelf life study to analyze packaging material changes and the impact of M A P Nitrogen gas flush The manufacturer supplied product samples packaged in various film structures plus samples that have been nitrogen gas flushed in one particular film MOCON Inc Contact The Supplier Contact Details Company Profile MORE FROM MOCON Inc Contact Details Company Name MOCON

    Original URL path: http://www.packagingnetwork.com/doc/packaging-shelf-life-study-from-weeks-0001 (2016-05-02)
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  • Savings Of Costs And Labor Time Using Gas Analyzers And Gas Mixer
    This takes time and also incurs labor costs In a drive to improve efficiency and cut costs the company invested in technology from MAP specialist PBI Dansensor Two new pieces of equipment from PBI Dansensor have been installed on four of the packaging lines These are the MAP Check 3 gas analyzer and MAP Mix Provectus gas mixer which in tandem provide constant monitoring of the gas content and automatic adjustment of the gas flow for an improved quality and reduced cost of operation At the same time the MAP Mix Provectus and MAP Check 3 offers a unique option to log quality assurance data on each packaging line including information such as the gas content and the gas consumption Other MAP critical data can be stored in the units or a central database The impact of the new system has been impressive says company engineer Thomas Jensen We have reduced gas consumption on these four lines by 30 40 per cent which results in a direct saving of money In addition we have been able to reduce our manual sampling by about half This means that the people who do the sampling have more time to do other things

    Original URL path: http://www.packagingnetwork.com/doc/savings-of-costs-and-labor-time-using-gas-analyzers-and-gas-mixer-0001 (2016-05-02)
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  • Gas Analyzer Boosts Efficiency At Leading Snack Manufacturer
    for the customer One of the first areas that Mr Carlsen focused on was the quality assurance testing on the Modified Atmosphere Packaging MAP line at KiMs factory in Søndersø in central Denmark where 230 people are employed A high proportion of the plant s products are packaged in nitrogen an inert gas that keeps the products fresh for longer and improves their shelf life To ensure that the packages

    Original URL path: http://www.packagingnetwork.com/doc/gas-analyzer-boosts-efficiency-at-leading-snack-manufacturer-0001 (2016-05-02)
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