The global grape industry rapidly expanded in 2020. The total production volume is estimated at 26 million tons. The overall surface area devoted to grape plantation in major grape producing countries expanded. The export volumes in the USA, Australia, and Chile also increased.
Shandong AWT Bio-tech is a company specialized in the production and export of packets that keep grapes fresh. Manager Wang, a spokesperson for the company, explained that the global demand for fresh table grapes is huge. "Most grapes are kept fresh in dark rooms at temperatures below 0.5 degrees Celsius, but under these conditions fungi can develop. The most common fungus problem for grapes in storage is the Botrytis cinerea. This fungus makes the grapes look "dusty". One of the main challenges is to guarantee that grapes arrive fresh and in good quality after weeks of shipping."
Shandong AWT Bio-tech produces both single-use and re-usable packets to keep grapes fresh. The FYK series can keep grapes fresh for a short period (one month) or a longer period (more than 2 months) depending on the needs of the client.
Many exporters require the packaging companies to include the stem of a grape bunch in a visible place. This makes the product more attractive and gives consumers a convenient place to hold the bunch and inspect the individual grapes. "Green stems give the consumers a sense of freshness, that is why the stem is so important. The FYK products do not just keep the grapes fresh but also keep the stem green for a longer period."
"The market supplies quite a few products that keep grapes fresh, but the FYK series is unique in design. The FYK products use two sheets of a thin plastic film with active chemical elements. The plastic film is waxed on the outside. This design keeps the freshness packets waterproof and allows them to be recycled. In addition, when the temperature fluctuates during refrigerated transport, this design helps to stabilize the temperature. Common packets in the market use a paper and plastic combination, but these packets are easily affected by cold temperatures and turn the grapes white when the temperature becomes too low. The FYK products steadily release SO2 to extend the freshness of grapes."
When asked about the advantages of Shandong AWT Bio-tech, manager Wang replied, "our greatest advantage is a diverse product range. The FYK products cover every step of the supply chain, whether on the farm, in storage, during distribution, or in the packaging factory. Our products satisfy any need for the preservation of freshness that our clients have."
Shandong AWT Bio-tech has their own research and development department, but also cooperates with other research facilities in China. They continue to improve production technology and the production process. Their goal is to raise the quality and efficiency of preservation technology, and provide products that deliver high quality for reasonable prices.
The company products are currently registered in 32 countries, including South Africa, Chile, and Australia. Shandong AWT Bio-tech works together with retailers in a large number of countries, and is always looking for new strategic partners.
For more information:
Wang - Manager
Shandong AWT Bio-tech
WhatsApp: +86 18615225880