TYPE OF PROJECT: INNTERCONECTA
The objective of KIMITEC within this project in partnership with the Spainsh and European company leader of the plastic and packages of fruits and vegetables sector, Grupo Armando Álvarez (REYENVAS), is to obtain a functional package that allows diminishing effects of ethylene on horticulture products in their postharvest lives, and thus, to avoid their maturation, extending the shelf-life of climacterical fruits like the banana and the tomato, among many others.
In the market there exists packages that try to captivate ethylene by means of the use of zeolites, but they present disadvantages when coloring the end product and not being really effective. KIMITEC, together with Armando Alvarez Group (REYENVAS) aims to incorporate the use of new technologies in this market that allow acquiring a film without unpleasant colorations and high efficiency, involving a greater post-harvest life and less waste in our fruits.
In this case, from the hand of the microbiology and different secondary metabolites, we have managed to provide a solution to a problem that currently solves this chemistry.