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Product Datasheet


September 2011

Product Datasheet


Intended Use: Flexible passive modified-atmosphere package developed for export kiwifruit to be stored and transported in cold conditions to different market destinations.

Package Characteristics: Material Optical Brightness and Opacity Properties Food Grade

Initial sealing temperature

Combination of virgin polymers Transparent, slightly bright packages 1. Suitable for contact with food according to report No. 819 / 97 issued by INAL in accordance with MERCOSUR Legislation 2. Compliant with Regulation FDA 21 CFR 177.1520 3. Compliant with regulation 10/2011 of the European Union for plastic packages in contact with food 120° C depending on the operational conditions of each packaging facility


Package Properties Cause Reduces dehydration The reduction of O2 and the rise of the CO2 level in controlled quantities reduce the fruit metabolic rate

Personalized printing Package sealing


Effect » Maintains the fruit freshness » Preserves firmness » Inhibits fruit decay extending its useful life » Slows down the growth and development of microorganims » The proper gas concentration would protect the fruit momentarily from ethylene contamination » Permits printing and positioning of the customer’s trademark » The package must be fully and correctly sealed in order to generate the desired atmosphere. San Jorge Packaging recommends heat sealing, which not only ensures an airtight seal, but also prevents package tampering. 2


The package is designed for the following intended use

Handling Type of fruit Pulp temperature when packaging Room temperature when packaging

Post-sealing temperature control Storage temperature Storage time

Firmness at packaging Soluble Solids at packaging Important

Values » Fruit from harvest from March to May » Fruit harvested within the last 30 days » Up to 8° C » Ideally between 7° and 10° C » Optimum 0° C to avoid condensation » Maximum 14° C » The use of modified atmosphere must be associated with temperature control through rapid cooling down » 0º to 1° C. » Depending on fruit firmness at packaging, up to 100 days at 0° C according to the fruit characteristics under strict temperature control, maintaining the cold chain and having the fruit segregated for a prolonged storage. » The storage time is reduced with fruit under 14 lb. » Up to 14 lb. for prolonged storage of 100 days » Up to 10 lb. for storage time shorter than 50 days » From 6.2° to 7.5° brix for extended storage of 100 days » If the fruit is not within the above-stated range, the package must only be used for 40 days

Available formats for KIWIFRUIT FROM HARVEST Product Code 40 – 637 40 – 736 40 – 511 40 – 587 40 – 737 40 – 650 40 – 746

Product Description

Package Size (cm)W(F+OW+F)xL

Kiwifruit 10 kg Kiwifruit 10 kg Kiwifruit 5-7 kg Kiwifruit 3,2 kg Kiwifruit 2-4 kg Kiwifruit 10-12 kg Kiwifruit 13-15 kg

80(15+50+15)x65 72(16+40+16)x65 72(16+40+16)x65 80(15+50+15)x55 72(16+40+16)x50 102(21+60+21)X75 102(21+60+21)X85

Fruit Box Weight 10kg 10kg 5-7kg 3.2kg 2-4kg 10-12 kg 13-15 kg

Fruit Box Size (cm)(LxWxh) 50X30X15 30x40x14 30x40x14 50X30X6,5 28.5x38.5x6 60X40X13 60X40X13

Type of Packaging Bulk Bulk Bulk/Tray Tray Tray Baskets Baskets

Number of Units per Bag 400 400 400 400 400 250 250

W: Width / F: Fold / OW: Optical Width / L: Length / h: Height

Observations » This package must only be used to contain kiwifruit according to the above-stated specifications. » Our packages are developed, tested and validated based on standardized ASTM (American Society for Testing Materials) rules.

» The modified-atmosphere technology preserves the initial fruit condition, so export kiwifruit with quality and condition problems will not look improved. » Packaging, package handling and temperature control must be permanently checked during the entire process and meet the specific requirements of kiwis.

Caution: » Do not perforate the package » Do not break the cold chain (0° to 1° C); otherwise the bag must be opened immediately. » Do not use this bag for other fruit species or varieties. » Do not use modified-atmosphere packages in controlled atmosphere chambers or containers. » Store the flexible package under cover in a fresh and dry place.

Presentation of the Flexible Package:

Modified Atmosphere

» Container bag printed in white letters with green strips on the side, indicating that it is intended for KIWIFRUIT.

Product O2 CO2 H2O (Variable) C2H4+ Other VOCs Heat (Variable)

» The traceability of our products includes: Work Order, Printing Date, No. of Extruder and Printing Responsible Party.











CO2 C2H4 + Other VOCs

CO2 C2H4

+ Other VOCs


Air: O2 (20,9%) CO2 (0,03%) N2 (78,1%)

CO2 C2H4 + Other VOCs

Storage Chamber or Transportation Means

Based on Postharvest Technology of Horticultural Crops. Third Edition. Adel A. Kader

» The package printing details are Logotype, Species, Kilograms and Type of Package (KIWIFRUIT FROM HARVEST); Caution or Care Statement, Recycling Logos, Product Code, Development and Manufacturing and Webpage.

Disclaimer: San Jorge Packaging is not responsible for the inadequate performance of its package arising from fruit that fails to comply with export requirements, or is wrongly sealed or handled during packaging, storage and transportation, or whose packages are wrongly used or stored.


» Sealing line


» FreshFresh logo

Note: As the conditions of use and applicable laws may change from one place to the other and may be modified over time, each client is responsible for determining whether or not the products and information contained herein are appropriate for use, ensuring that the clients’ workplace and final disposal practices meet the applicable laws and other governmental regulations in each region. ANY IMPLICIT MARKETING GUARANTEE OR SUITABILITY FOR A SPECIAL PURPOSE IS EXPRESSLY INCLUDED IN THE PURCHASE AGREEMENT AND THROUGH THE GAS MEASUREMENT.

» Product Code

Note: If the products are described as “experimental” or “under development”: (1) The product specifications will not be fully determined; (2) An analysis of risks and handling and use care will be required, and (3) there will be more possibilities that SJP may modify specifications and/or discontinue production.

» Manufacturer / ISO / Webpage » Traceability

Note: Due to production process reasons, our packages may vary +/- 1 cm in height and +/- 0.5 cm in width.

» Bag Description » Caution Notice » Recycling Logos





Product Datasheet September 2011

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