Produce is a highly perishable and delicate product making its handling and shelf life a challenge. With averages of produce shrinkage at up to 12%, according to official research, post-harvest yield loss costs growers, processors, retailers and consumers billions each year. Professionally packing of produce increases its yield dramatically, makes it more appealing and delivers higher nutritious and sensual values.
Fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs continue to respire after they have been harvested. This process consumes oxygen and produces carbon dioxide, water vapor and heat. By reducing their respiration rate, maintaining the optimal humidity level and letting for the right post-harvest treatments, we help keeping these packaged products fresh much longer compared to unpacked or standardly packed produce, while maintaining the quality of the product – its taste, aroma, texture & appearance and preventing weight loss.
ExtendCast™ Modified Atmosphere and Humidity Packaging films and bags optimize fresh Produce’s shelf life, appearance, nutritious values and weight. Each ExtendCast™ product is tailor-engineered for a specific fruit, vegetable and herb, based on its unique respiration characteristics, water loss rate, mass and post-harvest processes.
FreshCast™ film and bags are manufactured especially for fresh produce packaging, featuring exceptional clarity, which enhances produce attractiveness, top of the line film durability, puncture resistance and sealing properties for loss reduction related to broken seals and torn packages and smooth machineabilty for optimal handling and packing.
FreshCast™ film and bags are available with anti-fog properties for further improvement of product appeal and reduction of water vapor condensation Produce deterioration.
FreshCast™ is fully printable and is offered in, virtually, any width and thickness between 12mu (0.5Mil) and 175mu (7Mil) in various perforated patterns from 0.1mm up to 13mm.
FreshCast™ bags are available in a variety of sizes and shapes including square and tapered, flat, bottom gusset or as a flat bottom pouch, loose or wicketed.