MODIFIED ATHMOSPHERE PACKAGING
COSTS & SPACE SAVINGS
DYNAMIC GAS MIXTURES
Description of the Application.
Senoptica is developing ink formulations for intelligent packaging applications. Senoptica’s current focus is on modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) of food products.
Most food products in supermarket shelves are packed in MAP packages. In these packages, the gas content has been modified to keep the food fresher and safer for longer, but the industry currently checks only a tiny percentage of all packages produced due to the current testing method being destructive.
What we propose at Senoptica is a non-invasive testing method that will allow to test 100% of the packages produced and thus limit to a minimum or completely avoid out-of-specs packages reaching the supermarket shelves. Our technology has the potential of reducing plastic waste, food waste, while enhancing food safety.
We use the gas mixer to produce the relevant modified atmosphere in test rig so that the different formulations developed can be tested, calibrated. It is also used obviously in the development of new formulations to achieve a specific output for a target modified atmosphere (various food products will have different MAP gases).
Benefits and Savings.
The gas blender GB100 Series turned out to be a reliable and compact device for screening the entire range of gas mixes used in MAP products.
Pre-mixed gas cylinders prices are considerably expensive while the MCQ Gas Mixer helps regulating the flow of gas very quick and very efficiently at the time of the event.
MODIFIED ATMOSPHERE PACKAGING
The Senoptica Technology helps identify defective modified atmosphere packaging (MAP).
The Senoptica Sensor is printed directly into the MAP lidding film laminate. Once the product has been packed, the sensor is scanned using the Senoptica scanning system. On scanning, the sensor will appear a different colour, depending on the O2 level within the pack. Packs are then accepted or rejected based on the specification for that product.
(Ref: Senoptica Technology Website)