PeakFreshUSA plans pallet cover system for berries

10/07/2013 06:33:00 PM
Mike Hornick

PeakFreshUSAPeakFreshUSA, a supplier of modified atmosphere technology and related products for the fresh produce industry, plans to showcase developments to its line at the Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit.

The trade show is Oct. 18-20 in New Orleans. Lake Forest, Calif.-based PeakFreshUSA  is scheduled for booth 4220.

The company develops packaging designed to withstand breaks in the cold chain, for example in summer heat or during waits for inspection at border crossings.

"Our new and improved box liner products will now keep high humidity levels and at the same time withstand temperature breaks without creating condensation," spokesman Guillermo Martinez said in the release.

The company develops packaging designed to withstand breaks in the cold chain, for example in summer heat or during waits for inspection at border crossings.

"Our new and improved box liner products will now keep high humidity levels and at the same time withstand temperature breaks without creating condensation," spokesman Guillermo Martinez said in a news release.

Box liner bags can be folded over at the top for closure. Unsealed pallet covers can be used for various commodities. "Customers will be able to pull the cover up for inspection and lower it back into place for even longer shelf life," Martinez said.

The company is finishing testing of a sealed pallet cover system for berries that doesn’t use high concentrations of carbon dioxide or the equipment associated with carbon dioxide technology.

The new modified atmosphere packaging system will rely on minerals impregnated into the pallet bag and on carbon dioxide naturally produced by the berries, according to the company. The goal is to aid shelf life while extracting ethylene.

PeakFreshUSA has also started producing a bubble pack pad that can be used with a variety of products for clamshell packing. It aims to minimize bruising and improve shelf life.

The company also has new box liner products designed to keep high humidity levels and withstand temperature breaks without creating condensation.

At PMA Fresh Summit, the company will offer technical guidance. It also plans to give free samples of its home use retail packs.



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