DELTATRAK's Air Repair ethylene absorber products can dramatically reduce harmful levels of ethylene gas. They are composed of high efficiency, activated aluminum beads impregnated with potassium permanganate.
The beads' large surface area allows for maximum absorption capability. Loose weave packaging material ensures optimum airflow and oxidation of ethylene and other contaminant gases.
Available from Global Cold Chain Solutions , the Air Repair ethylene absorber oxidises ethylene, changing it into harmless CO2 and water. When fresh, the ethylene absorber beads are a bright purple color. Upon exposure to air, and as ethylene is oxidised, they turn brown, starting from the surface and eventually penetrating the core of the bead.
In some cases an extremely small quantity of ethylene can cause irreversible damage. Often not immediately noticeable, ethylene will have an effect even if exposure time is short.
From the moment they are picked, fruits, vegetables and flowers are highly perishable commodities requiring proper ethylene management in post harvest handling to maximise freshness, quality and shelf life from the field to the table.