BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

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Environmentally-friendly solutions to control ethylene during banana transportEnvironmentally-friendly solutions to control ethylene during banana transport

Environmentally-friendly solutions to control ethylene during banana transport

BION sachets are the most effective, advanced, environmentally friendly, and resistant solution for the control of ethylene. As a result, bananas can enter the market under optimum conditions

In general, bananas are harvested before ripening and exposed to exogenous ethylene at the destination (100-150 ppm, 15-20 ºC). In this way, its transport is easier and its final state of maturity is homogenized. Consequently, it is important to avoid the concentration of moderate amounts of ethylene during transport, which may affect the final quality of the fruit.

In addition, ethylene removal during transportation has been shown to delay the development of Anthracnose, caused by Colletotrichum musae, and crown rot, caused by Lasiodiplodia theobromae, among other fungi. Both diseases appear when bananas mature.


Ecological solutions from BION for the banana industry
This is why BIOCONSERVACIÓN (BION) has developed postharvest sachets composed of potassium permanganate, a natural disinfectant that eliminates the endogenous ethylene responsible for tissue softening and thus fungal invasion.

The benefits of using BION sachets are as follows:
    - Increases the shelf life of the product
    - Reduces waste (decay, etc.)
    - Keeps the batch homogeneity after artificial ripening
    - Eliminates odors in cold rooms
    - Avoid customer complaints
    - Allows profit from price fluctuations
    - It is harmless to workers, the product, and the environment
    - Maintains color
    - It is disposable
    - It is easy to handle and cheap
    - Improves the image of the product and the company
    - Can be used in organic products


Therefore, BION sachets are the most effective, advanced, environmentally friendly, and resistant solution for the control of ethylene. As a result, bananas can enter the market under optimum conditions


About BION
Since our establishment in 1996, BIOCONSERVACION (BION) has become one of the leading European manufacturers of air filtration and gas purification systems.

In the case of the fruit and vegetable industry, BION offers solutions to maintain the quality of the preservation chain. Each link in the chain -production, packaging, transport (land, sea, air), storage and commercial distribution- must be kept in optimal conditions to preserve the nutritional and organoleptic qualities of the producE until they reach the consumer.

BION solutions are ECOCERT certified.