Oxygen as the enemy: it seems like a big contradiction, but in the food industry it couldn’t be truer. Food producers have known for decades that exposing food to air, particularly the oxygen in the air, will reduce the shelf life of food products. The oxygen enables bacteria and bugs to grow, damaging the food. And if it’s not small insects, it is oxidation that forms a threat to the quality of food: it causes foods to go off, i.e. fats and oils becoming rancid.
In the world of packaging, bigger often is better. In the 1940s, the Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container was introduced, also known as the FIBC or Big Bag. Their forerunners were made from PVC and mainly used by rubber industry companies for the transport of black carbon. Since then, the use of big bags has spread many other industries due to the development of the packaging and its possibilities in the years that followed.
What makes a partner in packaging great instead of just good? At Masterpack, we have built our solutions around the needs and wishes of our clients. We offer an all-in-one service, being mindful of not only your product and its package, but also other factors. Learn more about why you should choose Masterpack as a valuable partner to keep your products safe!
Almost every industry imaginable has changed tremendously over the course of time. At Masterpack, we have not only adapted to the evolving needs of our clients - we also tried to improve and innovate to exceed expectations. And we have been doing so for quite some time.
A good packaging solution is more than just the package. To optimally protect the product inside, there are many factors to consider. Here at Masterpack, the process of packaging your products is designed to achieve the best results for your product.
Big bags, big risks. Preventing pests in FIBCs is a delicate challenge. One tiny insect can have an enormous impact on the content of big bags, sometimes ruining up to 1.500 kg of product. Masterpack’s Modified Atmosphere technique for FIBCs might be the solution you are looking for, with benefits stretching far beyond pest control.
The benefits of modified atmosphere go beyond the supermarket shelves and consumers’ kitchens. Food waste is a huge sustainability challenge, and innovative packaging methods have an increasingly bigger potential to tackle this challenge. This blog shines a light on how Modified Atmosphere contributes to not only benefit consumers, retailers, and processors, but also the environment.
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As we pointed out in an earlier blog, the consequences of pests in food packaging can be devastating to all parties involved - not only for the economic outcomes but all the more for consumer health. Choosing a reliable party for safe food packaging is therefore key. Looking for the best in the business that is still improving each day? Meet Masterpack, your partner in pest prevention and control.
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Maintaining the quality of almonds during long-term storage in ambient conditions is a challenge in emerging export markets all over the globe. Varying temperatures and relative humidities, depending on the location and season have a negative impact on shelf life in fresh products such as almonds, who can have a long shelf life, if properly handled.
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Both vacuum packaging and Modified Atmosphere packaging can extend shelf life for your product and preserve its freshness. Although both techniques reduce the oxygen concentration inside the packaging, they both have their pros and cons, depending on the product.