PerfoTec has further expanded their successful Respiration Control System. At the Fruit Logistica in Berlin, PerfoTec launched the next generation of the innovative packaging solution. It comprises a new laser perforation system and a compact respiration meter. As a result, the entire system has become 40% cheaper, while maintaining the same functionality.
Fruit and vegetables need oxygen to stay fresh, but the amount of oxygen required varies by type and changes through the seasons. PerfoTec’s Respiration Control System measures the exact level of oxygen needed and adjusts the packaging accordingly using micro-perforations. Several retail pilots, including Marks & Spencer, show how in-store waste can be reduced by 50%.
The Laser Perforation System responsible for making the micro-perforations has been successfully re-engineered and re-designed to drive down cost, while maintaining its robustness and functionality.
The new Fast Respiration Meter is again developed with innovation service provider TOP bv from Wageningen in the Netherlands. This model is more compact than previous models, because it no longer contains an integrated refrigeration system. Experience shows that this is not always necessary because the measurement usually takes place in a refrigerated room. The advantage is that the technology is now even more flexible.
Chain-wide approach to food waste
The new generation of the Respiration Control System is a major step forward in making the technology accessible to everyone, whether they’re growers, packers or retailers. It offers huge potential for a chain-wide approach to food waste.
Growers, packers and retailers who are interested in the technology and what it can do for them can contact PerfoTec.