New tech for perishables
The XtendFRESH atmosphere control technology will help in preserving quality and reducing spoilage of the produce.
Carrier Transicold introduced XtendFRESH atmosphere control system, which, preserves quality and extends shipping distances for perishables shipped in refrigerated containers.
Along with the commercial release of the XtendFRESH, the company has also showed a video demonstration to explain its operation and benefits.
Elaborating on the presentation, Edward Goh, Director of marketing, Global Container Refrigeration, Carrier Transicold said, “This video shows the ingenious engineering that enables the XtendFRESH system to achieve some remarkable results. By slowing ripening, the XtendFRESH system significantly lengthens the amount of time produce can spend in transit, helping exporters reach new markets through extended shipping distances.”
By helping to prevent premature ripening, the XtendFRESH system aids in maintaining optimum quality of delivered produce and reducing spoilage. The XtendFRESH system is designed to be more affordable than Carrier’s prior atmosphere control solutions and relatively easy to install on existing equipment.
The XtendFRESH system can satisfy atmosphere-control needs for the majority of perishable items shipped today, including bananas, avocados, mangos, pineapples, cantaloupe, kiwifruit, peaches, plums, apples and pears, to name a few.
Carrier Transicold helps improve global transport and shipping of temperature-controlled cargoes with a complete line of equipment for refrigerated trucks, trailers and containers, and is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
With the XtendFRESH system, O2 and CO2 levels can be independently set to provide ideal results for a given commodity. The system’s ability to remove ethylene, while precisely managing O2 and CO2, is key to its performance and distinguishes it from other products for container atmosphere control.