Our MAPAX® program bundles a wealth of food products, gas and packaging knowledge into tailor made solutions.
It ensures the highest standards by taking the following into consideration:
- The different types and quantities of microorganisms that can occur when handling and processing the product
- The required levels of hygiene
- The delay before packaging
- The temperature
- The properties of the packaging material, e.g. permeability
- The free gas volume within the package
- The gas mixture
- The residual oxygen level.
Bringing you the best solutions
To bring you the best MAPAX solution for your individual application, we do a lot more than supply gases.
MAPAX solutions are built on close cooperation between the suppliers of the packaging material, the packaging machines and the gases. The purpose of this collaboration is to meet market demands for efficient and cost effective packaging of food products, at the same time ensuring consistently high quality of the product as it moves along the entire distribution chain, ending up attractively displayed in the chilled food counter.
We work closely with food research institutes in many countries, e.g. SIK (Sweden), VTT (Finland), Campden (UK), and have numerous food processing customers worldwide. Close collaboration with the food processing industry has helped us to choose the best atmosphere for each individual application.
|Food||Typical shelf life in air||Typical shelf life with MAPAX|
|Raw red meat||2-4 days||5-8 days|
|Raw light poultry||4-7 days||16-21 days|
|Raw dark poultry||3-5 days||7-14 days|
|Sausages||2-4 days||2-5 weeks|
|Sliced cooked meat||2-4 days||2-5 weeks|
|Raw fish||2-3 days||5-9 days|
|Cooked fish||2-4 days||3-4 weeks|
|Hard cheese||2-3 weeks||4-10 weeks|
|Soft cheese||4-14 days||1-3 weeks|
|Cakes||several weeks||up to one year|
|Bread||some days||2 weeks|
|Pre-baked bread||5 days||20 days|
|Fresh cut salad mix||2-5 days||5-10 days|
|Fresh pasta||1-2 weeks||3-4 weeks|
|Pizza||7-10 days||2-4 weeks|
|Pies||3-5 days||2-3 weeks|
|Sandwiches||2-3 days||7-10 days|
|Ready meals||2-5 days||7-20 days|
|Dried foods||4-8 months||1-2 years|