Food & Beverage
The food packaging industry has used industrial gases for decades in a process called modified atmosphere packaging (MAP), and the most common industrial gases used include nitrogen, carbon dioxide and oxygen. MAP is used primarily to greatly increase product shelf life but can also help suppress bacteria growth and assist in maintaining product appearance in various meat products. The most common applications for MAP are packaging fatty snack foods such as potato chips and nuts, cheese, ground coffee packages and pods and various beverages such as fruit juices and wine. Typical nitrogen purity requirements for food and beverage packaging will range from 99% - 99.9%. These applications typically require a steady, continuous nitrogen flow at low pressure so are very well suited for onsite nitrogen generation technology. Onsite generated nitrogen is by far the most cost effective solution for nitrogen supply for the food and beverage packaging industry. Call us today to receive more information and a quote.
Typical Nitrogen Purity Requirement – 99% - 99.9%
Onsite nitrogen generating systems are widely used to supply nitrogen for beverage storage, C02 mixing, beverage transport and beverage dispensing to end users such as breweries, juice packagers, vintners and manufacturers of beverage dispensing systems. Relatively low nitrogen purity requirements and continuous nitrogen flow requirement make these applications ideally suited to onsite nitrogen generation.
Typical Nitrogen Purity Requirements – 99% - 99.9%
Whether your company is packaging whole beans, ground coffee, or espresso pods nitrogen flushing your product will preserve freshness and greatly extend the product shelf life. Coffee packaging is very well suited to onsite nitrogen generation as purity requirements are relatively low and packaging is a relatively continuous process. Coffee packagers can save hundreds of thousands of dollars in nitrogen costs by utilizing onsite nitrogen generating systems to supply their nitrogen requirements.
Food / MAP Packaging
Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) using nitrogen and nitrogen-CO2 gas mixes is widely used in the food packaging industry to prevent spoilage, preserve freshness, maintain flavor and greatly extend product shelf life. Food packaging is very well suited to onsite nitrogen generation as purity requirements are relatively low and packaging is a relatively continuous process. Food packagers can save hundreds of thousands of dollars in nitrogen costs by utilizing onsite nitrogen generating systems to supply their nitrogen requirements.
Controlled Atmosphere Fruit Storage
Typical Nitrogen Purity Requirements – 97% - 99%
By controlling the amount of oxygen in a fruit storage container, fruit ripening can be controlled to a point where fruits and vegetables will mature and ripen at a perfectly controlled pace. Nitrogen is typically used to control oxygen levels and onsite nitrogen generating technology is well suited and widely used to provide a very cost effective supply of nitrogen for this application.