Nitrogen gas has long been used in the food packaging industry to help preserve the freshness, integrity, and quality of the delivered product. Food packaging types include: bags, bottles, cans, boxes, plastic, and cardboard containers.
Manufacturers often use nitrogen purging to displace oxygen from the package before sealing it closed. The presence of oxygen introduces moisture which can deteriorate the food quality. Using nitrogen gas to purge food packaging of oxygen is a safe practice widely used throughout the food industry.
Another reason that nitrogen gas is often used for food packaging is to provide a pressurized atmosphere that prevents package collapse. Using N2 gas in this way helps ensure that more delicate foods, such as chips and crackers, won’t get crushed in the bags where they’re stored.
The best way to use nitrogen in food packaging is with a nitrogen generator. South-Tek Systems’ nitrogen generator technology is a safe, reliable, and cost effective alternative to high pressure N2 cylinders. As a leading N2 Generator manufacturer, South-Tek Systems produces nitrogen generator systems that are designed and built to suit each customer’s unique needs. We will manufacture nitrogen generator systems for anything from fire sprinkler systems and food processing to nitrogen infused coffee.
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