SAFE AND EFFICIENT POST-HARVEST Our technology allows the arrival of blueberries in optimal conditions to far markets
Pac Life for blueberries
Export of Blueberries variety Elliot packed in containers Pac Life Blueberries variety Elliot were packed in containers Pac Life Clear DYNAMIC, on 02-03-2013 with another container trade MAP, in order to compare both on arrival at final destination Shanghai, China.
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In front of the current problems of some blueberry varieties that have had recurrent problems in their arrival condition to Asia and the high variability and instability of gases that have other MAP packaging of the market. Life Pac applied engineering in polymers to their packaging, modifying and increasing permeability by incorporating inorganic and synthetic additives (ZEOLITE) to their blades, thus achieving a "selective membrane" with greater ability to adapt to the requirements of blueberries, according status of maturity and storage temperature.
Prior to delivery of pallets to Asia, these were reviewed and monitored his condition and level of atmosphere, finding concentrations of CO2 (%) within the safety zone indicating Pac Life <5%.
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The technology of modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) assets Pac Life, has allowed exporters give a postharvest tool, safe and efficient, in the conservation and transport of Chilean blueberries to far markets.
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O2 (%) and CO2 (%) concentration after four days after packaging the Pac Life bag and Witness commercial.
Initial condition and quality of the fruit at the time of packaging in the PAC LIFE bag
The final evaluation was conducted after 40 days after packaging (11-04-2013), made by the customer.
Arrival in China blueberries 40 days after packing in the Pac life bag.
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Shanghai Longwu Imported Vegetable Wholesal Market.
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O2 (%) and CO2 (%) concentration after 40 days after packaging the Pac Life bag and Witness commercial.
Measuring gases in containers made Pac Life.
Condition after 40 days packing in the Pac Life Bag.
Comments from receiver and Pac Life Technical area The main difference was recorded on arrival at destination (40 days after packing), in the bags tested; are the final levels of O2 and CO2 to witness bag being dangerous, to the point of cause intoxication due to a high level of CO2 (> 12%) or anaerobiosis by low levels to 2% of O2. Concentrations out of the normal range for the conservation of blueberries (8 12 O2 / 8 -12 CO2) explain in some cases soft fruit, bad taste and strange odors, product of fermentative metabolism. Pac Life containers showed greater stability in gas exchange, turgid fruit with good flavor and appearance (keeps bloom), highlighting minimal gas variability in relation to the commercial witness.
Chinese Customers and / or receivers have accused problems in past seasons realizing that have received fruits with high levels of rot, soft fruit, estrange odors, and bad taste using other packaging (MAP) options which often determines sales and prices. Therefore, it is vital that the packaging MAP to use, has the technology, chemical physical attributes and qualities that facilitate the adjustment of the fruit against changes in temperature or cold breaks, very common on long trips and sea shipments.
For more information and technical information contact: Deptotecnico@envasespaclife.com Measuring gases after 40 days of packing in witness container
Brochure Pac Life for blueberries. Safe and efficient postharves