Ethylene Absorbers

Fruits, vegetables and flowers are highly perishable commodities. From the moment they are picked, they require proper ethylene management in post-harvest handling to maximize freshness, quality and shelf life from the field to the table. DeltaTrak’s Air Repair Ethylene Gas Absorber products can dramatically reduce harmful levels of ethylene gas. The ethylene gas absorbers 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. Even 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. Air Repair Ethylene Gas Absorber products oxidize ethylene, changing it into harmless CO2 and water. When fresh, the Ethylene Gas Absorber beads are a bright purple color. Upon exposure to air, and as ethylene is oxidized, they turn brown starting from the surface and eventually penetrating the core of the bead.

Mini Packets: 5 gram Mini-Packet Ethylene Gas Absorbers, Model 19005, are recommended for floral shipments and 8 gram Mini-Packets, Model 19006, for produce shipments. They are placed in cartons along with the product to protect it from the time it is packed until it reaches the retail level.

Tubes: The 5 inch Mini Tube, Model 19016, Ethylene Gas Absorber is typically used for display cases, reach-ins and small walk-in coolers, by attaching it to the fan guard. The 20 inch tube, Model 19015, can be used in walk-in coolers or in the air chute of a refrigerated container.

Tubes: The 5 inch Mini Tube, Model 19016, Ethylene Gas Absorber is typically used for display cases, reach-ins and small walk-in coolers, by attaching it to the fan guard. The 20 inch tube, Model 19015, can be used in walk-in coolers or in the air chute of a refrigerated container.

Bulk Beads: Model 19010, available in 50 pound boxes. The loose beads are used as a filter medium.