PerfoTec introduces an innovative bulk bag, the PerfoTec Flexfresh Liner, at Fruit Logistica, this February in Berlin. Smart plastic bags that can be used in existing crates and boxes. The main benefit of the new bulk bag is that it saves money for traders. The extended shelf life results in less weight loss and better preservation of the quality. Additionally, it enables cheaper transportation methods and new export opportunities.
Fruit and vegetables need oxygen to stay fresh. However, the amount of oxygen varies by variety and during the season. PerfoTec supplies the equipment to quickly measure the amount of oxygen needed and translates this to the appropriate number of micro perforations for each packaging unit. This way the shelf life can be extended considerably.
For the new bulk and transportation packaging the grower and/or trader only needs new measuring equipment based on which PerfoTec can supply the micro-perforated bulk bags.
The PerfoTec solution was initially only applied to pre-packaged fruits and vegetables in the retail industry, but is now also available for bulk and transport packaging. A logical next step, since most waste occurs in trading. Nevertheless, retailers also benefit from the new bulk bags. They benefit from the improved quality and a more sustainable organization of the supply chain.
Bas Groeneweg, CEO of PerfoTec: “Because we now also focus on bulk packaging we can prevent even more waste than before. This fits with our vision to tackle food waste chain-wide and to improve quality of fresh produce.” The PerfoTec Flexfresh Liner will be presented at Fruit Logistica in Berlin from 4 to 6 February. Interested growers, traders and retailers are welcome to come by in hall 4.1 booth C.17.