fruit fresh + the innovative packaging solution
The fruit crate “fruit fresh”, made of corrugated cardboard, uses for the first time the hollow spaces between the corrugations to apply active materials, in this case an ethylene absorber. The shelf life of certain fruit and vegetables is profoundly affected by the formation of ethylene gas which, for example is produced by apples during ripening. The ethylene absorbing corrugated cardboard crate can help to slow down the process of decay and reduce losses due to more rapid ripening. To make this “active packaging”, a binding element is applied to the corrugation cavities, the ethylene absorber applied to this in powder or granule form and covering paper put on top of this. The further production of the crate can then carry on as normal. The compatibility with foodstuffs is guaranteed.
Participant: SCA Packaging Deutschland Stiftung & Co. KG
Designer: Volker Fleischmann SCA Packaging Deutschland Stiftung & Co. KG,
Norbert Rodler Fraunhofer IVV Freising
Manufacturer: SCA Packaging Deutschland Stiftung & Co. KG
User: SCA Packaging Deutschland Stiftung & Co. KG
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