Key functions of food packaging are to protect the product from outside contaminants and damage from transportation. Manufacturers main aims are to prevent spoilage and extend shelf life.
As a result, Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) is commonly adopted within the food industry, by where food products are packaged under a specified gaseous atmosphere. MAP allows even smaller companies the opportunity to expand their geographic coverage, as by extending the shelf-life of their products they can export them further. Costs for MAP are higher than traditional packaging, therefore testing is an advised requirement to ensure that expenses are justified.
Suitable packaging needs to be:
- Able to contain the product and any gases if packed under MAP
- Capable of withstanding the packaging and transportation process
- Suitably impermeable to water and gas vapour
- Capable of remaining airtightly sealed
Dynascan has experience of working with a range of food manufacturers, including those within the following sectors:
- Cheese and Dairy
- Snacks – Crisps and Popcorn
- Fruit and Vegetables
All Dynascan package performance testing systems are manufactured under ISO 9001 accreditation and meet the requirements of many testing standards, including ASTM. We have the ability to provide our customers with dedicated custom solutions or standard systems, dependent on specific requisites. Please contact our experienced sales representatives to discuss your requirements further or request a free test report of your packaging integrity.