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Product Datasheet


September 2011

Product Datasheet


Intended Use: Flexible passive modified-atmosphere package developed for some varieties of export peaches, nectarines and plums to be stored and transported in cold conditions to different market destinations.

Package Characteristics: Material Optical Brightness and Opacity Properties Food Grade

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

Initial sealing temperature


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 » Preserves the fruit freshness and firmness » Inhibits fruit decay extending its useful life » Slows down the growth and development of microorganims » 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.


The package is designed for the following intended use

Handling Varieties Recommended varieties

Pulp temperature when packaging Room temperature when packaging Post-sealing temperature control Storage temperature Storage time

Values » Fruit from harvest » Peaches: September Snow and Sweet September » Nectarines: Artic Snow » Plums: Autumn Pride, Blue Gusto, Roysum, Pink Delight, Flavor Rich, Fortune, Larry Ann (See observations) » Up to 8° C. » Ideally 0-2° C » Maximum 14° C » Ideally 0° - 4° C » The pulp temperature should be lowered to temperatures below 1° C within maximum 24 hours. » 0° to 1° C » Up to 40 days at 0° C according to the fruit characteristics under strict temperature control, maintaining the cold chain.

Available formats for HIGH-RESPIRATION STONE FRUIT Product Code 40-624 40-557 40-631

Product Description

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


Fruit Box Weight 9-10 kg

Fruit Box Size (cm)(LxWxh) 50x30x15

Type of Packaging Bulk

Number of Units per Bag 400

Stone Fruit, High Respiration, 9-10kg Stone Fruit, High Respiration, 5-7 kg Stone Fruit, High Respiration ,10 kg


5-7 kg


Bulk/ Trays



10 kg




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

Observations » This package must only be used to contain stone fruit according to the above-stated specifications. » Our packages are developed, tested and validated based on standardized ASTM (American Society for Testing Materials) rules. » Never pack warm fruit directly from the orchard. The ideal pulp sealing temperature is 0 – 2° C with room temperature of 0 - 4° C in order to reach optimal conditions. This will reduce the risks of condensation and fungi development. » Temperature control before and after packaging must be extremely careful, as any rise above 2° C may result in increased physiological disorders.

» Larry Ann and Roysum varieties should be appropriately segregated and the cold chain should be maintained at the recommended temperatures. » The modified-atmosphere technology keeps the initial stone-fruit condition, so export fruit 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 stone fruit.

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.

Flexible Package Presentation

Modified Atmosphere

» Container bag printed in white letters with orange-color strips on the side, indicating that it is intended for High Respiration (HR) STONE FRUIT.

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 (HR STONE FRUIT); 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. 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.


» Sealing line


» FreshFresh logo » Bag Description » Caution Notice » Recycling Logos » Product Code

» Manufacturer / ISO / Webpage » Traceability




ANY IMPLICIT MARKETING GUARANTEE OR SUITABILITY FOR A SPECIAL PURPOSE IS EXPRESSLY INCLUDED IN THE PURCHASE AGREEMENT AND THROUGH THE GAS MEASUREMENT. 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. Note: Due to production process reasons, our packages may vary +/- 1 cm in height and +/- 0.5 cm in width.


Product Datasheet September 2011