KIWIS

Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) for Kiwi

Xtend® breathable bags and liners for fresh produce preserves kiwi quality and freshness during prolonged storage and shipment by-

  • Preserving flesh firmness
  • Inhibiting ripening
  • Preventing decay
  • Reducing weight loss


Alternative to CA

Customers are using Xtend® for Kiwis for long term storage as a cost effective alternative to conventional controlled atmosphere (CA) storage. Xtend® provides more flexibility than CA since individual pallets can be removed without compromising the entire room. In addition, the MA (modified atmosphere) affect is maintained for as long as the bag is sealed.


After CA

Xtend® packaging is also being used after kiwis are released from prolonged storage in CA when rapid deterioration of the fruit is typically witnessed, significantly  reducing wastage. Performance can be further enhanced by the inclusion of ethylene scavenging sachets.



Performance

Alternative to CA
5.5 months @ 0-2ºC (32-36ºF) plus 7 days @ 20ºC (68ºF)


After CA
4-6 weeks @ 0-2ºC (32-36ºF) plus 7 days @ 20ºC (68ºF)

 

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