Spain: Citrosol ready for global Citrus Congress

Spanish postharvest specialist Citrosol will be highlighting recent product developments that it believes have raised treatment standards in the citrus sector while also delivering environmental and commercial benefits at the upcoming International Citrus Congress, which takes place this November in Valencia, Spain.

The event will be held between 18-23 November in the Main Auditorium at the landmark Valencia Conference Centre. Postharvest treatment specialist Citrosol, which is a Diamond Sponsor for the event, will be on hand to deliver presentations about its operations.

Topics up for discussion at the event include the Spanish citrus industry, citrus and health, the use of biological pest controls, new genetic and genomic tools for breeding, food safety, compliance and sustainability, and the importance of citrus to the juice and beverage sector.

During the postharvest session at the congress, Citrosol will present a study entitled, ‘Potassium sorbate increases citrus weight loss in postharvest treatments but it does not provide good decay control in wax’; a summary of its research on the use of this food additive to control citrus decay.

In particular, Citrosol’s research will highlight how potassium sorbate "increases weight loss" in citrus and waxes, while its effectiveness to control rot is "very low" when applied to wax.

One of Citrosol’s best received postharvest treatment innovations of recent times has been its Zero Spillage System.

Another product also delivering both environmental benefits and cost savings is Citrosol AS, an innovative wax coating for citrus that can achieve energy savings by drying at much lower temperatures than most waxes.

In contrast with most conventional products, Citrosol AS sets at between 25°C and 35°C, instead of energy-consuming temperatures as high as 50°C.

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