Mapflex International manufactures and markets a new type of ‘Modified Atmosphere Packaging’ (MAP). The new type of packaging is called Equilibrium Modified Atmosphere Packaging’ (EMAP).

Ready-to-eat whole, chopped, peeled, sliced, wedged or shredded fruit, vegetables and herbs can stay longer fresh and travel further afield using equilibrium modified atmosphere packaging (EMAP).

EMAP for the packaging of fresh fruit and vegetables differs markedly from the MAP designed for meat, fish, poultry and bakery goods in that vegetable produce is still “alive” and respiring. Traditional gas flushed MAP packs are unsuitable for fruit and vegetables. The EMAP films typically used for fruit and vegetables are selectively breathable films that offer high clarity, good sealing and anti-fog properties.