BANANAS

Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) for Bananas


XtendŽ MA/MH (modified atmosphere / modified humidity) array of banana bags preserves the quality of bananas during prolonged storage and shipment.

Available Products & Performance

1. Field Fresh Bulk Liner

  • Green bananas packed in modified atmosphere / modified humidity liners at source can be stored for up to 35 days at 13°-14°C (55-57°F)
  • Bananas can then be ripened through the bag with no need to open or tamper with the bag
  • Bananas will stay ripe in bag for another 6-7 days before displaying on the shelf

XtendŽ Added Value

  • Extended shipping / storage
  • Market expansion
  • Bananas are ripened in liner without the need to open the bag
  • Extended post ripening life

 

2. Pack at Source Retail

  • Green bananas packed at source in cluster bags can be stored for up to 35 days at 13-14°C (55-57°F) in the bag
  • Bananas can then be ripened through the bag with no need to open or tamper with the bag
  • Bananas will stay ripe in the bag for another 6-7 days after reaching desired color stage 5-6


XtendŽ Added Value

  • Packing at source reduces packing costs and avoids double handling
  • Significant shelf life extension of 6-7 days at color stage 5-6
  • Minimizes waste at retail
  • Extended shipping/storage
  • Market expansion
  • Bananas are ripened in liner without the need to open the bag

 

3. Stay Ripe Retail

  • Post ripened bananas are packed at color stage 3.5
  • Bananas will stay ripe in the modified atmosphere bag for another6-7 days at 20°C (68°F)


XtendŽ Added Value

  • Significant shelf life extension of 6-7 days
  • Minimizes waste at retail
  • Studies indicate that the reduced respiration resulting from storing bananas in Xtend retail packaging reduces oxidative breakdown processes and results in increased reducing sugars and sucrose concentrations

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