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Design & Development of MAP

 

Modified Atmospheric Packaging (MAP) creates packages that are suitable for retail market. They are created in unit pack sizes as opposed to the bulk size of MAP packages.

 

Usually, made of polymeric films, the optimum levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide is established through selective gas permeation of the polymeric film used, thus creating an internal equilibrium in the package that helps in increasing the shelf life of gases are established within the package, it remains in equilibrium till the pack is opened. Thus, the agro-produce remains stable through the entire process of the specific supply chain applied. The minimized temperature variation gets accommodated by the package without any major changes in optimal composition of the gas mixture. However, due to the permeability of the polymeric barrier material the gas composition of the package changes if the temperature variation is substantial.


 

 

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