AgriCoat-NatureSeal Ltd., a subsidiary of Mantrose-Haeuser Co., Inc., has introduced Semperfresh 1.9, an advanced edible coating used to extend shelf life, maintain quality and preserve the freshness of a wide range of whole fruits & vegetables. The newest addition to the Semperfresh line of coatings is designed for ease-of-use and quick drying at the packing house or coating facility.
Applications include stone fruit, pineapple, melon, avocadoes, citrus fruit, pears, apples, sweet cherries and other tropical fruits.
Semperfresh 1.9 forms an invisible, edible and biodegradable protective film that, creates a modified atmosphere inside individual fruits. Respiration is slowed and shelf life is extended. The use of Semperfresh 1.9 provides an additional value as a plastic-free packaging solution and has shown promise in combating common produce disorders such as chilling injury, skin and rind pitting.