Ampac’s MRE Pouch Innovation Serves NASA International Space Station
08, October 2016: Ampac has been a producer of MRE (Meals Ready to Eat) retort pouches for the US military for many years. Because of the quality and functionality of these pouches, Ampac is now supplying them to NASA for use on the International Space Station.
The Ampac retort pouches are used in NASA’s thermostabilized pouch processing program. NASA produces over 50 different thermostabilized entrees, side dishes and desserts for use in the International Space Station food system. Due to the high quality and long shelf life of the MRE pouches, it is the perfect application for astronauts on the Space Station.
According to NASA (spaceflight.nasa.gov), “Thermostabilized foods are heat processed to destroy deleterious microorganisms and enzymes.” The stabilized food is packed in the MRE retort pouches, heated and eaten directly from the pouch by the astronauts.
“Ampac is proud to support the NASA space program by providing MRE pouches to the space station. It is an exciting use of the retort MRE pouch that we have been making for years,” said Millie Nuno, ProAmpac’s Director of Marketing.
Ampac is a division of ProAmpac and is part of the U.S. Flexibles Division. Ampac drives packaging transformation and performance by creating packages that are more innovative, progressive and dynamic than those used by competitive brands. Ampac’s comprehensive approach to packaging is a balance of rigorous, technology-driven thinking and exceptional creativity.
ProAmpac is steadfast in their unwavering commitment to provide creative packaging solutions, industry-leading customer service and award-winning innovation to a diverse global marketplace. It is a diversified global packaging company with over 2,500 employees and 18 manufacturing centers in North America, Europe and Asia.
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