The production season of blueberries and small fruits in Europe is peaking and will continue until September. It is important to preserve the post-harvesting quality of the fruit, so all interventions must be carried out without compromising on integrity.
SmartPac was developed to meet the needs of the chain and preserves the shelf-life and quality of blueberries. The technology protects and extends the life of the fruits, controlling the development of molds and reducing dehydration and weight loss.
Serroplast is the exclusive distributor as it realized the potential of SmartPac on the European market after its success in Chile and South America, where it has been used for some time for blueberry shipments to Europe and China.
FreshPlaza talked about it with Sergio Panini, a grower with experience in the international trade of blueberries. "SmartPac bags uniform the presence of sulfur dioxide (SO2) inside the packaging (bags for cardboards or sheets for pallet layers) so as to control the development of molds, thus preserving quality during transport or storage in refrigerated units for up to 30 days."
"SmartPac is essential to prevent quality problems during transport and reach far-away markets with produce that is fresh and healthy. We recommend using SmartPac for all shipments, starting with transit time of 3 days. A few eurocents per kg can really prevent considerable product losses."
"SmartPac is often used to store fruit in refrigerated units, which is ideal during peak harvesting times to manage product quality while maintaining distribution flexible. Regardless of market dynamics, an improved LSL makes the product more appealing to supermarket chains thanks to the better performance."
SmartPac is available as: crate bags (30x40 and 40x60); crate sheets; plastic films to cover cardboards, pallet sheets, plastic sheets for each pallet layer.
All formats release SO2. SmartPac is distributed by Serroplast and is fully recyclable.
What is more, Serroplast has developed a new anti-rain and anti-hail film for blueberries and small fruits, which create an internal micro-climate that helps the fruit when it comes to grades and yields, rationalizing water management and mitigating the need for pesticides.
For further information:
Via Del Commercio, n.c.
70018 - Rutigliano (BA)
+39 080 477 1526