Small leak, big problems: keeping your MAP safe with Masterpack

Posted on 3 juni 2022

As we explained in our previous blogs: it’s the inside that counts. Modified Atmosphere not only protects your product from pests, contamination and oxidation, it also keeps it fresh for longer periods of time, without compromising taste or color. Without any added chemicals, but merely by changing the composition of gasses inside the Big Bag. That’s why it’s all the more important to keep the package intact.

What can happen in one weekend

Even the tiniest hole in the outside of the packaging could undo all the efforts from Modified Atmosphere. It takes only a hole the size of half the diameter of a human hair to allow oxygen to enter the package. And how small this might seem, the damage can be huge. It takes just 70 hours for oxygen levels to rise from 0.1% to 10% - which means a long weekend can have far-reaching consequences. In less than three days, the oxygen levels can become high enough to allow bacteria, bugs, and mold to grow - everything Modified Atmosphere should prevent from happening.

Tiny holes, big consequences

The consequences of a small leak can, therefore, be big. It affects the product, disrupts the supply chain and has a negative impact on a food producer or seller’s reputation. A leak can develop if particles of the product become stuck in the seal, or if the packaging machine is not sealing correctly. Also, the handling of the Big Bag can form a danger to the intactness of the package. Working together with a trusted partner for your packaging solutions reduces the risks of leaks. Here at Masterpack, we know how to keep your product safe. Read more about it in our blog.

Sensor technique

Keeping the packaging intact comes with another challenge: keeping track of the composition of gasses within the package. That is why we work with Sensor technique: this technique enables us to check the situation within the package in a non-invasive way. Soon more about our new sensor possibilities. 

A reliable partner in packaging

Want to keep your products safe from contamination, bugs, bacteria, and oxidation? Work with a trusted partner in packaging. Here at Masterpack, your product is our concern. Get in touch today to discover what we can do for you!

Want to work towards sustainable supply chain management?

At Masterpack, we are continuously working towards better ways to pack and protect products. We proudly present our newest solution: Modified Atmosphere for FIBC’s. Download our latest whitepapers:

Testing and improving your packaging (1,6MB)
Modified Atmosphere in FIBC's (6,4MB)
Pest prevention and control in bulk packaging (2,8MB)
The Modified Atmosphere Packaging Process Whitepaper

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