• 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.


  • How To Improve Water Conservation In Food And Beverage Processing

    The production of food and beverage products in the U.S. accounts for around one-third of the total freshwater use of the country. While it is unimaginable to consume so much water just for yourself, industrial and agricultural applications are on a scale of their own. At the rate we are going, water demand is not going to slow down anytime soon. Water supply, on the other hand, is going in the other direction. 

  • Innovative Solutions In Water Treatment: Using Supersaturated Oxygen Solutions To Suppress Sulfides And Control Odor

    This is the third article in a series of articles and case studies examining the adoption of innovative solutions in water treatment and the market drivers of change influencing how companies in various industries manage their wastewater.

  • SDOX Technology Overcomes Wastewater Treatment Challenges In Poultry Industry

    This is the second in a series of articles and case studies examining the emergence of sustainably-driven innovation within the wastewater treatment functions of the food and beverage industry as sustainability and production issues intersect and influence how companies manage their wastewater.

  • Why Ultrapure Water Demands Ultraprecise Chlorine Analysis

    Across a variety of precision-minded industries — semiconductor, pharmaceutical, food, beverage, etc. — concerns about water purity far exceed the demands of municipal drinking water. In applications that depend on reverse osmosis (RO) membranes, and where a delicate chlorination/dechlorination balance demands extreme sensitivity and reliability, new online chlorine analyzers are smoothing the path to more cost-efficient performance.

  • How Can The Food And Beverage Industry Reduce Its Water Usage?

    Food and beverage production and processing consume massive amounts of water — both in products and as an essential material for various cleaning, cooling, and utility purposes. As climate change and drought threaten existing water sources, businesses and consumers are paying more attention to how industry at large uses it.

  • Replacing Filter Presses With Depth Filter Cartridges For Beer Clarification

    Filter presses have long been used by breweries in cellar operations to clarify non-pasteurized or draft beer prior to final membrane filtering and packaging. This clarification process is essential to economical membrane filtration—beer not prepared in this manner will more quickly plug the downstream membrane filters, leading to higher processing costs.


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.

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...