MAP Glossary

A

Ar
Argon


C

CO2
Carbon dioxide

CO
Carbon monoxide

CAS
Controlled Atmosphere Storage


E

Equilibrium Modified Atmosphere Packaging
Equilibrium Modified Atmosphere Packaging


G

Gas packaging
Commonly used term for MAP

Gas Flushing
The process on exchanging the atmospheric air with a certain gas mix, especially on flowpackaging machines


H

HFFS
Horizontal Form Fill & Seal - packaging machine

Headspace analyzer
Quality control instrument for determining the gas composition in the headspace

Headspace
The area in the sealed package that contains gas

HACCP
Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points


M

Modified Atmospheric Packaging
same as Modified Atmosphere Packaging

MAP
Modified Atmosphere Packaging

MA
Modified Atmosphere


N

N2
Nitrogen


O

O2
Oxygen


P

Protective Atmosphere
Same as MAP, frequently seen on consumer packages

Q

QC
Quality Control

QA
Quality Assurance

R

ROP
Reduced Oxygen Packaging

Random testing
Also known as headspace testing, manual process for quality assurance of MAP products

V

VFFS
Vertical Form Fill & Seal - packaging machine

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