Ethylene Management for Floral and Produce Handling
Potassium Permanganate Beads Filters Ethylene from Air
Extends shelf life and maintains quality
Fruits, vegetables and flowers are highly perishable commodities. From the moment they are picked, they require proper ethylene management in post-harvest handling to maximize freshness, quality and shelf life from the field to the table.
DeltaTrak’sAir Repair Ethylene Gas Absorber products can dramatically reduce harmful levels of ethylene gas. The ethylene gas absorbers are composed of high efficiency, activated aluminum beads impregnated with potassium permanganate. The beads large surface area allows for maximum absorption capability. Loose weave packaging material ensures optimum airflow and oxidation of ethylene and other contaminant gases.
Even an extremely small quantity of ethylene can cause irreversible damage! Often not immediately noticeable, ethylene will have an effect even if exposure time is short. Air Repair Ethylene Gas Absorber products oxidize ethylene, changing it into harmless CO2 and water. When fresh, the Ethylene Gas Absorber beads are a bright purple color. Upon exposure to air, and as ethylene is oxidized, they turn brown starting from the surface and eventually penetrating the core of the bead.
Mini Packets: Model 19005: 5 gram Mini-Packet Ethylene Gas Absorbers are recommended for floral shipments and 8 gram Mini-Packets, Model 19006, for produce shipments. They are placed in cartons along with the product to protect it from the time it is packed until it reaches the retail level.
Tubes: Model 19016: The 5 inch Mini Tube Ethylene Gas Absorber is typically used for display cases, reach-ins and small walk-in coolers, by attaching it to the fan guard. Model 19015: The 20 inch tube can be used in walk-in coolers or in the air chute of a refrigerated container.
Blankets: These Blanket Ethylene Absorbers come in three different sizes: Model 19011: 10" x 10", for small coolers. Model 19008: 20" x 20" and Model 19009: 20" x 25" for larger coolers, warehouses and refrigerated containers.
The Blankets should be hung from the ceiling or an overhang, preferably on the return side of the fans, where there is maximum airflow.
Model 19010: available in 50 pound boxes. The loose beads are used as a filter medium.
Air Repair Ethylene Gas Absorbers
Your Key of Protection Guidelines for calculating the amount of protection to be used
Group I Factor .00001
Group II Factor .00002
Group III Factor .00003
Formula Calculating Factor x Days to be Protected x Weight of Merchandise = Size #
A 40 ft containerized shipment is leaving New York for a Caribbean Island. Estimated time of travel to that island is five (5) days. The Total weight of the merchandise is 36,000 lbs. Half the items being shipped are found in Group I. The remainder of the merchandise are items found in Group II> We then calculate as follows: .00001 x 18,000 x 5 = .9 (C.F.) (Wt.) (days) .00003 x 18,000 x 5 = 2.7 .9 + 2.7 = 3.6 Use one size #3 and one size #1 (3 and 1 = 4)
#1 (10" x 10")
#3 (20" x 14")
#5 (20" x 20")
#6 (20" x 25")
DeltaTrak manufactures products under an ISO 9001:2015 registered quality management system