The trade volume in the grape market is currently growing. However, the ongoing pandemic and the global shipping crisis create significant delays for the transport of grapes. The industry struggles with the question how grapes can remain fresh upon delivery despite significant delays.
Sam is a sales manager for Shandong AWT Bio-tech Co., Ltd., a specialized manufacturer and exporter of fresh-keeping pads for grapes. He introduced their FYK fresh-keeping pad for grapes.
"Fresh table grapes have strict requirements for their environment. They are best stored at temperatures around minus 0.5 degrees Celsius in shaded storage facilities. Table grapes are also vulnerable to fungi such as the common Botrytis cinerea, which appears as a mildew-like growth on grapes," said Sam. "We developed the FYK fresh-keeping pads for grapes to reduce the risk of fungi and extend the shelf-life of table grapes. These FYK fresh-keeping pads are suitable for short-term and long-term transport and storage of fresh grapes."
When asked about the advantages of FYK-series fresh-keeping solutions over other fresh-keeping products, Sam replied, "there are many similar products on the market, but our fresh-keeping pads are unique in their design and composition. FYK-series fresh-keeping pads make use of two thin layers of plastic membranes with the active elements pressed in between. The outer layer is waxed. This design makes the pads waterproof and allows for recycling. In addition, when temperatures fluctuate during transport a layer of condensation will form on the inside of the box. Other fresh-keeping pads in the market use paper or plastic mixtures, which are more easily affected by condensation. Gases from these fresh-keeping pads have a whitening effect on the grapes. FYK-series fresh-keeping pads, however, steadily release sulfur dioxide to extend the shelf-life of grapes."
Sam also explained that the effect of FYK-series fresh-keeping pads is not limited to the freshness of grapes, but that the fresh-keeping pads also keep the stems of the grape green for longer.
"Consumers consider a green stem an indication of freshness. That is why a green stem is crucial in the grape retail market. Many packers place the stem in a visible position to showcase how fresh the grapes are. The beauty of fresh grapes attracts consumers, and the green stem helps them select the freshest grapes. The green stem is also a convenient when customers pick up the grapes to inspect product quality. The green stem directly impacts sales."
Shandong AWT Bio-tech Co., Ltd. cooperates with distributors in many production areas. And the company is looking for more strategic partners. When asked about the strengths of the company, Sam replied, "our greatest strength is a diverse range of products. FYK-series fresh-keeping products cover every stage of the supply chain. In addition to in-house research and development, we also cooperate with a number of scientific research institutions across the country to ensure the highest quality and the greatest efficiency. We continuously improve our production technology and industrial work flow, so that we can guarantee the highest efficiency and the best price-quality ratio."
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