New packaging additive "boosts fruit's natural protection"

Produce packaging manufacturer Sirane has claimed its new pad additive increases the shelf life of berries and other delicate fruits by "several days".

Image: Sirane
Image: Sirane

Its Dri-Fresh ABV pads contain natural bio-flavonoids and organic acids which are activated by moisture so only function when needed, and work together to enhance the fruit's own protective defences.

The technology can be supplied in the form of standard absorbent pads or incorporated into Sirane's absorbent, cushioned Dri-Fresh Soft-Hold pads.

Managing director Simon Balderson said: "We believe this will offer several days or more additional shelf-life. It is clean, simple, and effective and complements our existing shelf-life extending technologies."

Dri-Fresh ABV has been granted FDA approval in the US, and approval for the EU is "in hand", the company said, and listed all types of berries as well as tomatoes, apricots, kiwi fruit, nectarines and grapes as among crops that it would benefit.


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