Climacteric fruits and vegetables generate ethylene which acts as a auto-catalyst in their ripening. Ripening increases sugar levels and thus increases risk of their microbial spoilage and rotting during transport and storage.
Freshness preserver /Shelf life enhancer masterbatches are non-toxic and ecofriendly solution to delay the ripening process by influencing the ethylene levels thereby reducing rotting and spoilage during post harvest operations. The masterbatch either acts catalytically to oxidize ethylene OR by physical mechanism to trap ethylene of a combination mechanism. The Freshness preserver masterbatches can be added to LDPE, LLDPE, HDPE, PP films, pouches, moulded containers, punnets etc. which are used to store and transport fruits, vegetables, flowers and meat.