New biodegradable packaging to launch at Asia Fruit Logistica

Indian packaging solution company, Uflex, is launching its Flexfresh liner bags and films for the fresh produce industry at this year’s Asia Fruit Logistica in Hong Kong. The company uses Active Modified Atmospheric Packaging (AMAP) technology from Perfotec to determine the respiration rate of the fresh produce for shelf life extension solution. 

The AMAP technology uses an online calculator to calculate the transmission value based on produce weight, supply chain temperature, respiration rate, film properties and barrier.

The company has developed what it describes as ‘the world’s first Biodegradable fresh produce packaging’ that keeps the produce touch dry, but allows it to breathe in hydrated oxygen. Flexfresh keeps the weight loss to the minimum delivering maximum value to the supply chain. Flexfresh controls bacterial and fungal infections inside the bag using the naturally producing carbon dioxide by the produce.

Uflex and Perfotec will jointly launch the total shelf life extension solution during the event. Flexfresh has been used across products such as bell peppers, pomegranates, cucumbers, potatoes, grapes, mangoes, papaya, French beans, broccoli, iceberg lettuce, melons etc.

Flexfresh recently has been validated and approved by one of the global food chains for cut mushroom for Pizza topping and the quality and the shelf life is said to have made availability continuous across retail stores. Cut mushroom has been validated for ten days of shelf life with a weight loss below 3%. Flexfresh bags for 2 kg sliced mushroom are available in both roll and bag form.

Source: packagingnews.co.uk

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