Project Description

Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) for Bananas

Lifepack® MA/MH (modified atmosphere / modified humidity) bags preserves the quality of bananas during prolonged storage and shipment.

  • Green bananas packed in modified atmosphere / modified humidity liners at source can be stored for up to 35 days at 13°-14°C (55-57°F)
  • Bananas can then be ripened through the bag with no need to open or tamper with the bag
  • Bananas will stay ripe in bag for another 6-7 days before displaying on the shelf
Lifepack® Added Value
  • Higher profitability due to less waste in the supply chain
  • Reduced logistic costs due to viability of sea and land transport over air freight
  • Market expansion enabled through prolonged cold storage
  • Permeability with temperature,
  • Increased gas diffusion by using micro perforations
  • Machinability
  • High printability,
  • Sealing integrity,
  • High clarity
Lifepack® Modified Atmosphere Packaging Solutions

Lifepack® Modified Atmosphere Bags inhibit pitting, which is a postharvest disorder seen in prolonged storage.

Lifepack® modified atmosphere bags inhibit the development of spoilage caused by the main postharvest pathogens botrytis cinerea (gray mold) and monilin fructicola (brown rot).

Lifepack® Modified Atmosphere Bags prevent water loss and wilting by maintaining a high humidity environment of 90-95% relative humidity.

Lifepack® modified atmosphere bags maintain the firmness of the product, which is essential for commercialization in international markets.

Lifepack® modified atmosphere bags inhibit post-harvest spoilage and physiological disorders.

Lifepack® modified atmosphere bags preserve the natural color of the product.

Bananas Fresh Product Packaging
Bananas Storage Life

30 days at 13 °C

Bananas Shelf Life

5 days at 20 °C

Bananas Fresh Product Packaging