BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

  • Effective technologies for pomegranate conservation to overcome new challenges

    Effective technologies for pomegranate conservation to overcome new challenges

    The pandemic caused by Covid-19 shook the agricultural export industry, being the pomegranate market one of the most affected. Sanitary restrictions imposed to prevent contagion around the world prevented the entry of this fruit to different markets, where Peru saw a decrease in exports, being one of the main pomegranate producers in the southern hemisphere. Exports in tons of fresh pomegranate from Peru One of the problems that the industry faced once the sanitary crisis broke out was the exhaustive sanitary controls imposed in some markets, such as China, where they began to demand… Read more

  • Technologies for stone fruit packaging and preservation

    Technologies for stone fruit packaging and preservation

    PACLIFE has a wide range of stone fruit preservation solutions developed specifically for each region of the world. In this way, it is possible to offer the best service to customers and obtain excellent results. USA and Mexico This is a demanding market that continues to rely on high-density polyethylene (HDPE). Paclife recommends the use of its Pallet Cover system, a transparent macro-perforated cover that is ideal for waiting for processing and transit. Read more

  • PacLife technologies for post-harvest blueberries

    PacLife technologies for post-harvest blueberries

    The blueberry is a highly appreciated berry worldwide and is expected to grow by approximately 10 to 15 % in the export market this year. These fruits must maintain optimum characteristics of firmness, appearance, size and flavour, as well as their safety, on arrival at their destination. This is why PACLIFE has developed a complete catalogue of postharvest solutions for blueberries. PacLife's Harvestech technology minimises the dehydration of blueberries, preserving their firmness from harvest to storage, which helps to increase the percentage of exportable fruit. Furthermore, with… Read more

  • MAP technology for the protection and preservation of Baby Bok Cho vegetables

    MAP technology for the protection and preservation of Baby Bok Cho vegetables

    With the aim of perfecting our work with the oriental vegetable variety Baby Bok Cho, at PACLIFE we tested its preservation in a 13-day storage period with Paclife's modified atmosphere packaging and here we tell you the results. Baby Bok Cho is an Asian cabbage that is very popular in southern China and Southeast Asia. In Latin America, Mexico has become an important producer of the vegetable due to its climatic conditions, with 436 hectares planted in the country. To test the effectiveness of its preservation with Paclife's MAP packaging, a short journey of 13 days was simulated,… Read more

  • Paclife's objectives and actions for the care of the environment

    Paclife's objectives and actions for the care of the environment

    PACLIFE has set out to mitigate the environmental impact of our technology through actions, studies and feedback from our customers, in order to achieve a sustainable process and product that extends the shelf life of food by minimising losses, while maintaining the sensory, cosmetic and nutritional characteristics. Food loss is estimated to represent 1/3 of global food production according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). An alarming figure that ranges from the postharvest of food, through processing, logistics and distribution in the agricultural… Read more

  • Protect blueberries and automate your packing process with Paclife's Flowpack Film

    Protect blueberries and automate your packing process with Paclife's Flowpack Film

    The Flowpack Film is an innovative technology from PACLIFE ideal to protect blueberries, keeping them fresh and turgid in situations of difficult control and handling, such as retail or e-commerce gondolas. It is a patented, intelligent and active modified atmosphere film with high resistance to temperature breaks and cold chains, which allows the fruit to be preserved in a natural way. In this way, this technology maintains the innocuousness inside the packaging while preserving the organoleptic and quality characteristics of the product inside. In addition, the film adds value to the… Read more

  • Modified atmosphere technology for figs

    Modified atmosphere technology for figs

    With the commitment to continue developing its postharvest technology and deliver complete and quality care, PACLIFE began this 2021 studying its modified atmosphere packaging with the fig variety, Black Mission, produced in the town of Guadalajara. The trial, which began in January, involved assembling three boxes of fruit with Paclife modified atmosphere packaging (MAP), together with three boxes without packaging, refrigerated at a temperature between 1.5ºC and 2.5ºC, to be evaluated after 22 days and to corroborate the incidence of defects, weight loss and colour change. Read more

  • Complementary technologies for plums and other stone fruits

    Complementary technologies for plums and other stone fruits

    For the past several seasons, a large volume of Chilean D'Agen plums have been successfully exported to the Chinese market. To do so, the fruit must meet a number of key parameters, such as firmness, taste and fruit color to satisfy the high demands of oriental consumers. Not long ago, this variety was shipped 100% dehydrated, so when it began to be sold fresh, there was a total lack of knowledge about the quality parameters, optimum conditions for export and the required packaging. For the last three seasons, PACLIFE has been studying the behavior of this plum, making different… Read more

  • Paclife opens office in China: Quality control inspection service at destination for our clients

    Paclife opens office in China: Quality control inspection service at destination for our clients

    As of November of the current year, PACLIFE formalizes the opening of its office in China to provide support and attention to all its clients / exporting companies that require it. We are aware that the value and service must be in 360º, so for the company it is of the utmost importance to guarantee, secure and support our clients beyond borders. Mr. Felipe Acosta will be in charge of the office, who will visit the most important markets in China during arrivals. Read more

  • New website for packaging and solutions to ensure food safety

    New website for packaging and solutions to ensure food safety

    PACLIFE, the specialist in smart packaging, presented some days ago a new website in Spanish language and right now is also available in his English plus Chinese version. Innocuousness and protection technology is the main offer, through different solutions adapted to the different needs of packers and exporters, both for local, near and far markets, such as China, USA and Europe, main markets for the Chilean company. Cherry and blueberry exporters in Chile use PacLife solutions to guarantee the safety and quality of the produce. Mauricio Riquelme, CEO of PacLife, highlights safety as… Read more