• Total Cost Of Ownership: Analysis For Capital Packaging Equipment Purchasing

    Minimizing capital cost is a common strategy for purchasing packaging line equipment. But, operating costs can offset that strategy. This article details the full picture of purchasing packaging line equipment.

  • Improving Shelf Life With Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP)

    Tulip, one of Denmark’s leading producers of processed food for the domestic and export market, produces around 90 tons of sausages each day. A large proportion of these – about 60 tons a day – is packaged under a modified atmosphere of carbon dioxide and nitrogen to keep the product fresh and improve its shelf life. This case study shows how the company improved its efficiency by installing a Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) system.

  • On-Line Gas Analyzer Improves Shelf Life For Meat Processing Company

    Bye-bye manual testing: Replaced by new on-line gas analyzer. This case study examines how a meat processing company made the switch from manually and randomly testing of its packages five times each day to an on-line headspace analyzer for its Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) products.

  • Seafood Company Increases Quality With Package Integrity Testing Technology

    In 2004, Mariscos Linamar, a Spanish seafood company, began to investigate the innovative idea of packaging a proportion of its product in a modified atmosphere, with the aim to extend the product shelf life and improve its appearance. Years of research followed. After extensive research and trials, the optimal gas mixture, comprising oxygen and carbon dioxide blended in a ratio that depends on the product and the format of the package, had been decided upon as well as the best packaging approach. This case study illustrates the process the company used to implement Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) with thermosealed trays.

  • Major Poultry Processing Manufacturer Gains Additional Shelf Life With Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP)

    Hellenic Quality Foods (HQF) is a leading food company in Greece, packaged its products on trays with stretch film until early 2014. This case study shows how the company made the move to Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) to improve its products shelf and extend its customer reach.

  • How Adopting Package Integrity Testing Increases Quality

    Omnibar, a small Montana-based company that produces a unique, high-nutrition food bar, was seeking new markets for the high-grade, grass-fed cattle reared on the family ranch in Montana’s Blackfoot River Valley. This case study examines how the company overcame the packaging challenges associated with its unique product.


  • A Better Approach To Bulk Food Unloading

    Bulk delivery of basic food ingredients — such as sugar, flour, soy, and food powders — presents inherent issues at the point of unloading. For many years, the pneumatic conveying of the material from the truck into the silos has been accomplished with blowers connected to the truck.

  • Why Water Removal From Olive Oil Is Critical

    To meet the product quality required by the market, olive oil undergoes a decanting or centrifugal step, during which water and other suspended materials are separated from the oil in order to make it transparent. The drawback of this process is that centrifuges are not able to remove all water from the oil. Remaining water is still present and causes a liquid phase separation on top of the olive oil. While thin cellulose papers are used as adsorbers to remove these water traces there are more efficient, time-saving solutions available.

  • The Importance Of Efficient Wax And Lipid Removal In Olive Oil

    When olives are processed into oil, the oil that is released dissolves the skin waxes and ends up in the oil and can have a negative impact on the quality of the olive oil, causing cloudiness upon precipitation. Variation in final product quality can necessitate reprocessing of the oils with multiple filtration passes which impacts productivity. Here we explore proven and cost-effective solutions for de-waxing olive oils.

  • Math Solutions Explained: Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) mg/L

    Water Online’s “Math Solutions Explained” series, presented by wastewater consultant and trainer Dan Theobald (“Wastewater Dan”), educates operators by explaining BOD mg/L calculations.

  • Applying Variable Speed Compressors In Multiple Compressor Applications

    Variable speed control for all types of industrial equipment is readily available on the market with competitive pricing to non-variable speed controlled alternatives, including in the air compressor industry. With the advent of prescriptive rebate programs for variable speed compressors and other equipment, the demand for these types of controls has increased.

  • Dairy Warms To Digital Twins

    To meet ever-more-demanding safety regulations and to keep pace with the rapid proliferation of new dairy products, all while optimizing operations across the entire enterprise, dairy processors are increasingly turning to digital twins. This article explores this new automated solution that enables manufacturers to model production processes and asset performance in a safe, virtual environment.


The PERMATRAN-W® Model 3/61 is the most recent addition in permeation test systems for measuring water vapor transmission rates of barrier films and packages...

The PAC CHECK 800M series is a package integrity tester. This package integrity analyzer has a combination leak detector, oxygen headspace analyzer, and package volume measurer. It's a quality control device for the measurement of important headspace analysis and leak parameters. It is also used as a research and development tool in package shelf-life studies.