Modified Atmosphere Packaging

Praxair Modified Atmosphere Packaging for Seafood

Improving Packaged Seafood

Extend the shelf life of seafood with Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP). Replacing the air in a seafood package with a precise gas mixture allows product to stay at its best for a longer time.

The correct gas mixture depends on many factors including the type of seafood, packaging methods and materials. Choosing the proper atmosphere means achieving the right combination of gases to inhibit the growth of bacteria, prevent discoloration and present an appealing product.

Praxair’s ExtendaPak™ line of gas mixtures helps ensure you get just the right atmosphere for your seafood product. Working with the three main gases used in MAP – carbon dioxide, nitrogen and oxygen – Praxair experts determine the atmosphere mix that will provide the best results for your operations.