PerfoTec makes shelf life extension more accessible with 40% cost reduction

Fast Respiration Meter SPerfoTec’s has further expanded their Respiration Control System. It comprises a new laser perforation system and a compact respiration meter. As a result the entire system has become 40% cheaper, while maintaining the same functionality.

Fruit and vegetables need oxygen to stay fresh, but the amount of oxygen needed varies by type and changes through the seasons. PerfoTec’s Respiration Control System measures the exact level of oxygen needed and adjusts the packaging accordingly with micro-perforations. Several retail pilots, that include Marks & Spencer, show that this way in-store waste can be reduced with 50%.The Laser Perforations System that is responsible for making the micro-perforations has been successfully re-engineered and re-designed to drive down cost, while maintained its robustness and functionality.

The new Fast Respiration Meter is again developed with service provider TOP from Wageningen in the Netherlands. This model is more compact than previous models. That’s because it no longer contains an integrated refrigeration system. Experience shows that this is not always necessary because the measurement usually takes place in a refrigerated room. The advantage is that the technology can be applied even more flexible.

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