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Contronics gets EU award for reducing food waste

Contronics Dry Misting has received an award from the European Commission for its research project ‘Fresh Demo’. Through this project, which was funded by the EU< Contronics has proven that its Dry Misting technology makes a significant contribution to reducing food waste.

Dry Misting technology creates a fine layer of pure mist in the air. This mist cools and protects fresh products, such as fruits and vegetables, from dehydrating. Dry Misting is different from plain water sprayers as its unique technology does not soak the fresh produce or the shelves, and can even re-hydrate products like leafy greens.

Each Dry Misting system is able to cut the waste of fruit and vegetables by up to 33 tons annually. In supermarkets alone, shrinkage can be reduced by 25%. In addition, Dry Misting has enabled Contronics’ clients to scale down the plastic packaging of their fruit and vegetables. In this way, a potential saving of 7,000 tons of plastic can be achieved globally.


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