Ethylene gas (C2H2) is a naturally occurring ripening agent, it causes fruits and vegetables to ripen & decay, and flowers to wilt. While refrigeration & humidity control slow decay, they don’t halt the production of harmful ethylene gas.
The sachets oxidise the ethylene with their active ingredient, potassium permanganate, into carbon dioxide and water. The sachet contents are non-toxic, chemically inert and can be disposed of as normal waste. The potassium permanganate has an added benefit in that it has disinfecting capabilities that result in spore (bacterial and fungal) reduction in air.
Ethylene Scavenger Sachet Benefits:
• Eliminates decay, mould, discoloration, wilting, softening, scald, loss of crunch and many other negative effects caused by ethylene gas.
• Regulates ethylene in physiologically active trace amounts (less than 0.1 ppm).
• Absorbs ethylene immediately on packaging, before levels get too high in the package.
• Sachets continue to work with packaged fruit, even when the package is removed from the cool chain, whereas other forms of ethylene control are limited only while the product is actually in the coolstore.