The modified & controlled atmosphere packaging market is forecast to attain strong growth through to 2022 as sustainability and cost benefits provide support to a modified & controlled atmosphere packaging market that is essentially driven by consumer demand.
The modified & controlled atmosphere packaging market is expected to reach a global market value of $10.42 billion in 2012. Market growth is set to be driven by companies and organisations across a number of sectors seeking to exploit increased consumer demand for prolonged shelf life and convenience.
The contemporary consumer is focused on quality, longer shelf life, and the attractiveness of packaging. This has sparked the rise in modified & controlled atmosphere packaging which has served as a means to appeal to all of these demands.
Modified & controlled atmosphere packaging can supplement proper temperature and relative humidity management in maintain quality and reducing the losses in food.
The beneficial effects of modified and controlled atmosphere packaging include a reduction of respiration rate, maintenance of nutritional quality and inhibition of ethylene production and action.
Controlled atmosphere packaging is the enclosure of food in a gas impermeable package inside which the gaseous environment with respect to CO2, O2, N2, water vapour and trace gases has been changed and is selectively controlled to increase shelf life.
Modified atmosphere packaging is the enclosure of food in a package in which the atmosphere inside the package is modified so that its composition is other than that of air.
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