Modified Atmosphere Packaging Maziak Compressor Services

Extend Your Food Shelf Life And Quality At Significantly Reduced Costs

Food Grade Nitrogen / E941 Full Compliance With EIGA / FDA Article 21 Approved

 

  Customer A Customer B Customer C
Product Packing Samosa / Pakora products for convenience store chain Dips for leading supermarkets Market leading cooked meat producer
Product Category Chilled & Ready Meals Liquid Food Cooked & Chilled Meats
Gas N2/CO2 N2 N2/CO2
Shelf Life in Air 1-4 days 3-7 days 1-2 weeks
Shelf Life in MAP 1-2 weeks 1-3 weeks 1-2 months
Pre N2 generation spend per annum £13,750 £29,500 £65,000
Post N2 generation spend per annum* £6,800 £11,000 £18,700
% age savings 50% 63% 71%
Capital Investment covered in under 18 months 12 months 24 months
OTHER BENEFITS
Gas quality Ability to adjust N2/CO2 mix proportions for best mix per MAP application Guaranteed Guaranteed
Production on demand n/a Continuous 24hr N2 produced on demand to suit variances in production levels
Operating efficiencies End to N2/CO2 mix cylinders End to multi cylinder pack handling, ordering and moving End to tanker deliveries, monitoring and admin.
Sales Impact Increased shelf life = greater opportunity to extend target market geographically Increased shelf life = greater opportunity to extend target market geographically Increased shelf life = greater opportunity to extend target market geographically
Happier customers

Maziak have supplied and installed an increasing number of Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) systems, also known as ‘gas flushing’. This process has numerous benefits to those involved in the food packaging industry. The products are of a higher quality due to the preservation of flavour, aroma, texture and nutritional value, which can in turn lead to increased sales. Also, the shelf-life of products is extended, by weeks and even months, opening up new sales opportunities farther afield.

This is a simple process of flushing packaged foods with inert high purity nitrogen in order to reduce the oxygen level below 1%, which slows down aerobic decay and deterioration caused by oxidisation, and results in fresher food both in terms of taste and appearance. The use of nitrogen as a filler gas also provides a pressurised atmosphere that prevents packages from collapsing, and gives a smoother result than vacuum packaging.

Nitrogen flushing is not new to the food industry but the widespread use of mini storage tanks to supply the nitrogen has been inefficient and expensive.  This is due to the need for (and cost of) refills and the possibility of production downtime if the refills are late arriving. There are also safety risks associated with the need to manhandle and store the gas cylinders, plus UK suppliers of liquid nitrogen are extremely limited.

In many cases our installations have involved replacing other nitrogen sources with a generator such as NITROSourceTM from Parker.  Once installed, this is a cost effective alternative, with excellent pay back, delivering on-demand food grade nitrogen with purity of up to 99.999%. 

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