Catalytic Generators’ ethylene-based product, Ethy-Gen® II Ripening Concentrate, has received approval from the Dutch Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (Ctgb) for use in banana ripening in the Netherlands. While not all countries regulate ethylene products for fruit ripening as a plant protection product, some do, and therefore require approval. So, the company has expanded the list of countries where its ripening products are authorized by following a detailed process for approval through the Ctgb.
Ethylene produced by Ethy-Gen II Ripening Concentrate has passed the standards of the US-EPA, UK-CRD and the Ctgb.
Ethylene produced by Ethy-Gen II Ripening Concentrate has passed the stringent standards of the US-EPA, UK-CRD and now the Ctgb. “Catalytic Generators is committed to ensuring Ethy-Gen II Concentrate passes required governmental regulations to provide our customers with the assurance when ripening fresh produce,” said Greg Akins, president & CEO of Catalytic Generators.
Ethylene is essentially odorless and without measuring the level in the room, there’s no way to know it is present inside banana ripening rooms. The Ethy-Gen II Ripening Concentrate has a slightly sweet smell which offers reassurance to customers that it is working within ripening rooms. Since Ethy-Gen II is manufactured with pure ingredients, customers are assured of safe and effective use when converted to ethylene in a Catalytic Generator.
The Ethy-Gen II Ripening Concentrate has a slightly sweet smell which offers reassurance to customers that it is working within ripening rooms.
Ethy-Gen II Ripening Concentrate is available in the Netherlands through its distributor, Fresh Produce Instruments. It also has the company’s Easy-Ripe ethylene generators in stock for immediate shipping.
“Ethy-Gen II Concentrate approval for banana ripening in the Netherlands is a benefit for ripeners,” said Akins. “With safety, lower cost and easy to use ethylene generators, this registration will make the work of Dutch banana ripeners more efficient. The company is grateful to the Ctgb for its commitment to ensuring that plant protection products are safe, and for its efforts in approving Ethy-Gen II.”