Modified Atmosphere Packaging (M.A.P.)

Meeting customers at the point of their need is a primary focus for Shields.  Several years ago, our local fruit growers expressed a need to extend the freshness of their products to accommodate extended storage and shipping times necessary to reach foreign markets.  Shields responded by developing a new line of packaging that preserves freshness during these lengthy periods. As a result of our innovation, not only did they gain access to previously inaccessible foreign markets, but they were able to reduce product shrinkage as a result of dehydration and weight loss.  Our fruit and vegetable growers now ship their products around the world using sea freight at a dramatic cost savings over airfreight with their products arriving as pristinely as if they were shipped down the street.