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Author: Mila Llacer, Gary Peace Company: Q4 Packaging Systems


The consumption of fresh food produced thousands of kilometers away from the final consumer has experienced a tremendous increase over the past 10 years, and the future trends of consumption are likely to repeat the same pattern increasing the quantities and distances.

Therefore, seeking technical solutions that increases the shelf life of the different products is a must for everybody who wants to be competitive in a globallized market of today. Additionally any improvements in the quality of the products itself is seeing as a major consideration due to the fierce global economy downturn that some countries are bearing at the moment.

Prior to the introduction of MAP packaging packers had serious problems with moisture and bacteria growth of their product once packed and during transit. Nowadays applying micro perforation techniques to the packaging avoiding such problems, extending the shelf life of the food.