Xflow™ Controlled Atmosphere Packaging

Xflow™ controlled atmosphere packaging. Designed to revolutionise the way fresh produce is packaged, Xflow™ controlled atmosphere packaging offers signficant benefits in maintaining freshness, reducing waste, and enhancing operational efficiency.
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Experience Xflow™ controlled atmosphere packaging. Designed to revolutionise the way fresh produce is packaged, Xflow™ controlled atmosphere packaging offers signficant benefits in maintaining freshness, reducing waste, and enhancing operational efficiency.

Xflow™ is a cutting-edge packaging solution specifically designed for bulk automated fresh produce packaging. Utilising advanced controlled atmosphere packaging (CAP) technology, Xflow™ provides all the benefits of modified atmosphere (MA) and modified humidity (MH) packaging.

This innovative film is available in rolls for seamless integration into high-volume vertical and horizontal form, fill, and seal production lines.

Xflow™ controlled atmosphere packaging is suitable for:

Apples | Asparagus | Beans | Brussel Sprouts | Capsicum | Kiwifruit | Mandarins | Mango | Mushrooms | Peaches | Pears | Stonefruit | Tomatoes | Zucchini and many more

Xflow™ controlled atmosphere packaging. Designed to revolutionise the way fresh produce is packaged, Xflow™ controlled atmosphere packaging offers signficant benefits in maintaining freshness, reducing waste, and enhancing operational efficiency.


Fresher Produce & Longer Shelf-Life

  • Save up to 40% in film usage compared to preformed bags.
  • Reduced labour costs with automated verses manual processes.
  • Increase operational and packhouse efficiency.
  • Reduce risk of cross-contamination.
  • Extend your season with a meaningfully prolonged shelf life.
  • Extended stock management and shelf life.
  • Deliver consistently high quality produce with top standard in food safety.
  • Ensure aesthetic appearance.
  • Improve airflow across the packaging.


The Technology

The Xflow™ patented films are produced with varying water vapor transmission rates. These modified atmosphere/modified humidity (MA/MH) films contain a unique sealing layer that facilitates smooth and highly efficient automated packing of bulk produce.

  • Significantly extends freshness of fruits, vegetables and herbs.
  • Excellent condensation control.
  • Slows respiration.
  • Slows aging processes.
  • Inhibits microbial growth.
  • Reduces dehydration/shriveling.
  • Reduces weight loss during storage and shipment.


Naturpac* is the exclusive distributor of StePac Xflow™ controlled atmosphere packaging products in Australia and New Zealand.

Transitioning to Xflow™: A Smart Investment

Transitioning to Xflow™ controlled atmosphere packaging is a smart investment for your business. By adopting this advanced packaging solution, you can enhance the quality and shelf life of your produce, reduce operational costs, and support sustainability initiatives.

Contact our team for a no obligation discussion on the suitability for your produce and operations.




Significantly Extends Shelf Life

One of the most compelling benefits of Xflow™ is its ability to significantly extend the shelf life of fresh produce. The controlled atmosphere packaging technology slows down the respiration and aging processes of fruits and vegetables, helping to maintain their freshness and quality for a longer period. This is crucial for reducing food waste and ensuring that produce reaches consumers in optimal condition.

  • Shelf Life Extension: Research indicates that controlled atmosphere packaging can extend the shelf life of certain fruits and vegetables by up to 50% compared to traditional packaging methods .
  • Food Waste Reduction: By prolonging freshness, Xflow™ helps reduce food waste, which is a significant concern in the fresh produce industry. In Australia, food waste costs the economy approximately $20 billion annually, with fresh produce being a major contributor .

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Our Xflow Bulk Automated Packaging is fully recyclable and meets the criteria of our Naturpac Bronze Standard packaging range.

This commitment to sustainability ensures that Xflow™ not only provides superior packaging performance but also supports Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives as well as committing to the reduction of food waste.

Sustainability Impact

Recyclable Materials

The use of recyclable materials in Xflow™ packaging aligns with global efforts to reduce plastic waste and promote a circular economy.

Ecofriendly Packaging

By choosing Xflow™  you contribute to a more sustainable future by reducing the environmental impact of your packaging operations

Reduces Packaging Material Usage by up to 40%

Xflow™ is designed to reduce the amount of packaging material needed by as much as 40% compared to traditional manual bulk liners. This not only lowers costs but also minimizes environmental impact by reducing plastic waste.

Environmental Impact:

  • Plastic Waste Reduction: By cutting down on packaging materials, Xflow™ contributes to the reduction of plastic waste, supporting sustainability initiatives. According to Clean Up Australia, reducing plastic packaging is critical for minimizing pollution and conserving natural resources .

StePac Packaging

Naturpac proudly distributes StePac packaging, a leading brand in innovative sustainable packaging solutions for fresh produce. StePac’s advanced technologies ensure optimal freshness and extend the shelf life of fruits and vegetables, thereby reducing waste and enhancing efficiency in the supply chain. With a focus on sustainability, StePac’s products are designed to meet the highest standards of food safety and environmental responsibility, making it the preferred choice for conscientious growers, packers and retailers.

Additional Information

Superior Product Protection

Xflow™ controlled atmosphere packaging provides superior protection for fresh produce. The advanced films are designed to inhibit microbial growth, reduce dehydration and weight loss, and prevent physical damage during storage and transportation. This ensures that produce maintains its aesthetic appeal and quality.

Quality Assurance:

  • Microbial Inhibition: The CAP technology in Xflow™ helps inhibit the growth of harmful microorganisms, ensuring food safety and extending shelf life .
  • Dehydration Prevention: By controlling humidity levels, Xflow™ reduces the risk of dehydration and shriveling, keeping produce fresh and appealing​.


Ideal Applications for Xflow™ controlled atmosphere packaging

Xflow™ is suitable for a wide range of fresh produce, including:

  • Apples
  • Asparagus
  • Beans
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Capsicum
  • Kiwifruit
  • Mandarins
  • Mangoes
  • Mushrooms
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Stone Fruit
  • Tomatoes
  • Zucchini


This versatility makes Xflow™ the perfect solution for diverse produce packaging needs.


Why Choose Xflow™ by StePac?

Innovative Technology

Xflow™ features patented films with varying water vapor transmission rates, allowing for precise control of the internal atmosphere and humidity levels. This innovative technology ensures that your produce stays fresh and protected throughout the supply chain.

Proven Results

Growers and packers worldwide have experienced the transformative benefits of Xflow™ controlled atmosphere packaging. From extended shelf life to reduced labor costs, Xflow™ delivers consistent, high-quality results that meet the demands of the modern produce industry.

Commitment to Quality

StePac is committed to delivering the highest standards in food safety and quality. With Xflow™ you can be confident that your produce is packaged using the best technology available, ensuring it reaches consumers in peak condition.

Efficiency Gains

Labour Cost Savings

Automated packaging with Xflow™ can lower labour costs by reducing the need for manual intervention. This efficiency translates to higher productivity and cost savings for growers and packers.

Increased Throughput

With automated systems, the speed and consistency of packaging are greatly improved, allowing for higher volumes of produce to be packaged in less time.

Enhances Operational Efficiency

The automation-friendly design of Xflow™ significantly enhances operational efficiency. By integrating seamlessly with automated packing lines, Xflow™ reduces labor costs and increases throughput. This results in a more streamlined and cost-effective packaging process.

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