ZOEPAC Packaging Technology

ZOEPAC packaging technology has been tailored to meet the needs of individual products and packaging requirements. Please liaise with your local representative for more details.

Modified Atmosphere System

ZOEPAC packaging creates an optimum modified atmospheric regime. This is achieved by simultaneously taking advantage of the natural respiration of the product and the control of gas composition within the enclosed environment. The key gases being controlled are oxygen, carbon dioxide and ethylene. The modified atmospheric system serves two main functions:

  • Delay the onset of senescence
  • Inhibit the development of spoilage organisms

Breathable System

about Modified Atmosphere Packaging Technology

ZOEPAC packaging is breathable, allowing a controlled gas exchange ratio. The breathable system controls carbon dioxide levels and prevents anaerobic conditions [caused by the lack of oxygen] to occur by allowing ambient oxygen to diffuse into the packaging. This avoids the development of odours and off-flavours.

Removal of Ethylene, the Ageing Hormone

Fresh fruit and vegetables produce ethylene gas after harvest. Ethylene has been scientifically proven to be a critical ageing factor in most fresh produce. Exposure to ethylene accelerates the ripening process and subsequent senescence, deterioration and susceptibility to microbial disease. ZOEPAC packaging absorbs the released ethylene gas from within the enclosed environment to inhibit the ripening process.

Moisture Control

ZOEPAC packaging controls the level of relative humidity within the enclosed environment.  This is either achieved by water vapour absorption or the adoption of robust anti-fogging properties. Moisture control serves two main functions:

  • High levels of relative humidity to maintain firmness and freshness
  • The absence of condensation, critical for many products susceptible to spoilage

Active System

An advanced range of ZOEPAC packaging has been developed to facilitate the rapid establishment of a modified atmosphere within the enclosed environment.  The active system has been tailored to meet the needs of perishable products with limited ability to create an optimum modified atmospheric regime.

Antimicrobial System

An advanced range of ZOEPAC packaging impregnated with antimicrobial agents has been developed in order to disinfect the enclosed environment.  The antimicrobial system has been tailored to meet the needs of products particularly susceptible to postharvest losses caused by spoilage organisms.

ZOEPAC Packaging Technology

ZOEPAC packaging technology has been tailored to meet the needs of individual products and packaging requirements. Please liaise with your local representative more details.

ZOEPAC Processing Technology

ZOEPAC processing technology is an innovative concept based on natural plant-based derivatives which serve as an alternative to postharvest fungicide. Please liaise with your local representative concerning more details.