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Less waste thanks to new bulk bag by PerfoTec

Published: 12-11-2015

PerfoTec introduces an innovative bulk bag, the PerfoTec Flexfresh Liner. This is a smart plastic bag that can be used in existing crates and boxes. The main benefits of the new bulk bag are an extended shelf life resulting in less weight loss and better preservation of the quality. Additionally, it enables cheaper transportation methods and new export opportunities. The bag results in saving money for the traders.

Fruit and vegetables need oxygen to stay fresh. However, the amount of oxygen varies by variety and during the season. PerfoTec supplies the equipment to quickly measure the amount of oxygen needed and translates this to the appropriate number of micro perforations for each packaging unit. This way the shelf life can be extended considerably. For the new bulk and transportation packaging the grower and/or trader only needs new measuring equipment based on which PerfoTec can supply the micro-perforated bulk bags.

The PerfoTec solution was initially only applied to pre-packaged fruits and vegetables in the retail industry, but is now also available for bulk and transport packaging. A logical next step, since most waste occurs in trading. Nevertheless, retailers also benefit from the new bulk bags. They benefit from the improved quality and a more sustainable organization of the supply chain.

Bas Groeneweg, CEO of PerfoTec: “Because we now also focus on bulk packaging we can prevent even more waste than before. This fits with our vision to tackle food waste chain-wide and to improve quality of fresh produce.”

More information about the PerfoTec Flexfresh Liners.