- Water & Wastewater Treatment Processes
- Petrochemical Processing & Refining
- Pharma & Biotechnology Processes
- Process Chemistry
- Manufacturing Processes
- CRYOCLEAN CO2 Cleaning Solutions
- Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Processes
- Food Freezing & Chilling
- Inerting, Purging & Blanketing
- Controlled & Modified Atmospheres
- Double Glazing
- Glass Processing
- Heat Treatment
- Plastic & Rubber Processing
- Cryobank Cryogenic Biostorage
- Hydrogen Refuelling
Care should be taken to handle products hygienically and gently during harvesting, storage, preparation, packaging and distribution to ensure that quality is maintained throughout the supply chain.
For growers and food producers, the solution lies in new ways of working – in highly sophisticated, efficient production and packaging processes that guarantee taste, appearance, food safety and value for money.
Using modified atmosphere packaging will maintain your products' freshness throughout the supply chain. BOC's dedicated field and in-house specialists have in-depth knowledge of the solution options available to you. We will work with you to develop the right gas mixture for the fruit / vegetable product that you are packing.
Food grade gases:
The following table outlines typical gas mixtures for your products.
Recommended gas mixtures for fruits and vegetables:
|Product||Gas mixture||Gas / product volume||Typical shelf-life: Air||Typical shelf-life: MAP||Storage temp.|
|Lettuce||5% O2 + 5-20% CO2 + 75-90% N2||100-200ml / 100g prod.||2-5 days||5-8 days||3-5 °C|
|Fresh cut salad mix||5% O2 + 5-20% CO2 + 75-90% N2||100-200ml / 100g prod.||2-5 days||5-8 days||3-5 °C|
|Pre-peeled potatoes||40-60% CO2 + 40-60% N2||100-200ml / 100g prod.||0.5 hours||10 days||3-5 °C|
MAPAX brings you a full range of tailored solutions to meet the requirements of the fruit and vegetable packing industries. Our BOC specialists can recommend the most suitable gas, equipment and safety products for your process, site and employees.
To find out more about modified atmosphere packaging in the fruit and vegetable sectors, MAPAX or the food-grade gases offered by BOC, call us on 0800 02 0800.