Modified Atmosphere Packaging - MAP

Praxair Gas & Modified Atmosphere Packaging Extends Shelf Life

Extend the shelf life of a wide variety food products with Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP). Replacing the air in a food packages 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 food, packaging methods and materials. Praxair provides gas mixtures for products in produce, meat/fish/poultry and baking markets.

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.