1 (888) 293-6529 USA and Canada
1 (909) 392-1731 International

Confinement Odors, Meet Your Match With UltraZap®OdorVac

Vacuum packaged fresh proteins often suffer from confinement odors, as the barrier film used to prevent oxygen transmission also prevents the trace amounts of odor causing molecules to escape.

Consumers, after opening a vacuum packaged protein, typically associate confinement odors with spoilage bacteria and then discard or return the fresh protein for full credit.

UltraZapOdorVac features a proprietary mix of active ingredients and anti-microbials designed specifically for vacuum packages of fresh protein. The active ingredients capture any odor molecules being formed while the anti-microbials slow down bacterial growth, thus reducing amino acid breakdown and the formation of odor molecules.

Paper Pak Industries Chief Executive Officer and President Ron Jensen noted, "In response to the growing demand for the UltraZapOdorVac absorbent technology, we are introducing several additional pad colors – including rose and white – which enable fresh protein processors to choose the absorbent color that is ideally suited for their particular protein and packaging design. As the vacuum packaging segment grows, UltraZapOdorVac in custom colors will allow processors and retailer grocers to better protect their brand equity while improving consumer satisfaction."

Confinement odors are generated from the breakdown of amino acids present in proteins, either by microbiological or by enzymatic action. The purge is rich in proteins so it can become a good source for the generation of volatile organic sulfur or nitrogen compounds (VOSCs or VONCs).

Sayandro Versteylen, Paper Pak Industries Vice President of Product Technology observed, "The purge is effectively trapped by the UltraZapOdorVac active absorbent, providing the opportunity for PPI's proprietary mix of active ingredients to capture these odor-causing compounds while they are dissolved in the liquid. It is important to note that the active ingredients in UltraZapOdorVac are GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe), comply with USDA regulations, and require no additional labeling modifications."

To learn how UltraZapOdorVac can enhance your vacuum packaging system, contact our Vice-President, Sales & Marketing John Terrien directly via email at .

Environmental Stewardship Is Part of Our Everyday Business


PPI's La Verne, California manufacturing facility is housed in what was once a major citrus packing house. Portions of the La Verne Cooperative Citrus Association's orange and lemon operation, built in 1925, still anchors PPI's La Verne facility.Learn More.

The Natural Way to Extend Cut Tomatoes' Freshness


UltraZapXtendaPak active absorbents maintain fresh cut tomatoes' sensory features - smell, color, and texture - and extend the shelf life by slowing the product's respiration rate. Learn More.

Contact PPI via Phone or Email
U.S. & Canada 1 (888) 293-6529
International 1 (909) 392-1731