PacLife presents new packaging technology to protect the fruit from harvest to arrival

2020 has been a turning point for the export market. New challenges and demands are still taking shape; however, it is already possible to identify the direction towards which the sector is moving, with safety acquiring a very important role.

Thanks to its more than 35 years of experience in the field of flexible plastics and by working together with the export industry, PacLife has managed to handle the new situation, patenting a technology that incorporates additives to control pathogens and external agents to the packaging, and developing smart and active bags that preserve fruits and vegetables and extend their shelf life in refrigerated conditions. In this way, PacLife is playing a fundamental role in supporting the fruit and vegetable sector, providing it with an essential tool for shipping to distant destinations, and facilitating the post-harvest of delicate products such as blueberries or fresh cherries.

Six years after its entry into the export-oriented smart packaging sector, PacLife has established itself as a sustainable and unique product, capable of withstanding thermal breakdown without the safe atmosphere inside being compromised. It allows for direct control over ethylene, offering customers the possibility of reaching markets as demanding as China with fresh, firm cherries with green pedicels.

It protects the fruit at all times
In order to protect cherries from the moment they are harvested, PacLife's Hydrotech covers are a very easy-to-use option that prevents the main problem during this critical period: dehydration. It increases the relative humidity and consequently minimizes the steam pressure deficit, slowing down the flow of water from the fruit and, above all, from the pedicels.

Constant research and development allowed PacLife to extend this solution to the harvesting process itself, preventing the increase in temperature thanks to the additives and the planimetry of the (reflective) silver-colored product, which protects the fruit effectively from water loss.

Hydrotech covers are fully compatible with hydrocooling, and without the need for removal, as it does not increase process times, given the arrangement of their perforations. This turns them into a significant protective barrier that creates a safe environment against external elements such as dust, suspended solutions and polluting agents from the harvest. Once the fruit has been segregated, PacLife modified atmosphere containers allow efficient and safe conservation from the moment it is sealed until the marketing of the box.

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