Afrox delivers fruit supply chain solution with ethylene mixtures


Afrox is delivering two key solutions to the food & beverages market, with the introduction of its fruit ripening gas mixtures for an optimised fruit degreening supply chain.

As Linde-BOC’s sub-Sahara African subsidiary, Afrox has two mixtures on the market called Ripegas10 and Ripegas5 – the difference being the ethylene content of each.

Ripegas10 can only be used with flameproof equipment, whereas Ripegas5 is not flammable and can be used with any other electrical equipment.

The practice of fruit degreening has been well established for many decades now, with fruit packed into a room and ethylene gas injected into the room at an ideal concentration – which differs for the type of fruit, but is typically between 10–100 ppm.

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