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Published on March 21, 2014

Author: TopTechTalks

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Food waste is high on the agenda in the western world as over 40% of fresh food is discarded. Fruit and vegetables are in the top 5 of the most wasted products. This is a concern that touches upon everybody.

PerfoTec and TOP b.v. have developed a technology to extend the shelf life of fresh fruit and vegetables. By measuring the respiration rate of fruit and vegetables and adjusting the packaging accordingly, the shelf life of fruit and vegetables can be extended significantly. A pilot at commercial scale with Marks & Spencer in the UK showed a reduction in waste of almost 50% and a significant increase in sales due to better product quality.

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Best For Freshness AMAP from TOP b.v. & PerfoTec

Objective of AMAP

AMAP (MAP 2.0) • Patented by PerfoTec & TOP b.v. • AMAP : Active Modified Air Packaging • More freshness, less waste, better quality • The AMAP technology platform : 1. Fast respiration meter 2. Predictive software & database 3. Laser perforation system with OTR control

Summary of AMAP Laser with OTR control Produce packed in tailor made laser perforated film RR O2 1 2 3 transmission

Design objective of AMAP Time (days) ConcentrationO2,CO2(%) Target O2 CO2 O2 Time (days) CO2 concentration O2 concentration Classical MA packaging (MAP) Modern AMAP packaging Target CO2

Best For Freshness How it Works

1 1 – Fast respiration meters

1 – Fast respiration meters • RR on CO2 & O2 • Temperature controlled • Data filtering • Initial gas concentration • Internet connection 1

1 – Respiration rate correlates with • Snit size • Type of produce • Season • Age of produce • Washing & drying • Mixture / Recipe • … … 1

2 - AMAP Web-app 2 www.amap-technology.com

2 - AMAP Web-app • Full dynamic (validated) model (O2, CO2) • Michaelis-Menten kinetic implemented • Correct Arrhenius equations implemented • Beta ratio & effect of T on (C)OTR of film • Effect of hole size on (C)OTR (validated) • Costumer database. 2

3 - Online laser perforation system 3

3 - Online laser perforation system Automatic OTR Control Change film properties yourselves 3

‘Perforations’ made without Automatic OTR Control Perforations with Automatic OTR Control ‘Perforations’ made by small needles 3 - Online laser perforation system 3

The result of AMAP

Best For Freshness Background information

Respiration of fresh-produce H2O CO2 O2 N2 Temperature

Factors affecting the respiration rate: Internal: • Type of tissue or organ : Leaves > fruits > roots. • Product size : bigger size < respiration rate. • Stages of development : young leaves > respiration. In fruits will depend on their classification as climacteric or non-climacteric.

Factors affecting the respiration rate: External: • Mechanical damage and product’s sanitary condition. • Temperature of external environment. • Atmosphere composition (< Oxygen and CO2 < respiration; > ethylene > respiration). • Physical barriers (waxes, plastic films, etc.)

Effect of O2 on RR (Michaelis-Menten) Concentration O2, CO2 (%) Respirationrate

Design AMAP – classical MAP O2 concentration ConcentrationO2,CO2(%) Time (days)

Design AMAP - gasflushing 1. Higher initial oxygen level 2. Lower initial oxygen level 1 2 1 2 O2 concentration ConcentrationO2,CO2(%) Time (days)

Design AMAP – effect of OTR 1. Open film : Higher OTR, 2. Closed film : Lower OTR 1 2 O2 conc. ConcentrationO2,CO2(%) Time (days)

Design AMAP - summary 1. Typical O2-concentration 2. More open film (e.g. Perforated film) 1 2 O2 concentration 3 3. Gas flushing & perforated film Target O2 concentration (AMAP) ConcentrationO2,CO2(%) Time (days)

Design AMAP - scavanger Time (days) ConcentrationO2,CO2(%) 1. Without scavanger 2. With scavanger 1 2 O2 concentration

Design objective of AMAP Time (days) ConcentrationO2,CO2(%) Target O2 CO2 O2 Time (days) CO2 concentration O2 concentration Classical MA packaging (MAP) Modern AMAP packaging Target CO2

Best For Freshness Contact information

www.amap-technology.com http://www.linkedin.com/groups/AMAP-optimal-freshness-MAP-20- 3982041?trk=my_groups-b-grp-v http://en.topwiki.nl/index.php/AMAP_the_future_of_EMAP

Summary of AMAP Laser with OTR control Produce packed in tailor made laser perforated film RR O2 1 2 3 transmission

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