07/01/2022 | Todos los paises

Ripe and ready-to-eat fruit increase retail sales

In the past years, retailers focused on the longest shelf-life possible to avoid waste or spoilage of fruit, minimize costs, and make the most sales.


Emergence of fruit ripening techniques has completely revolutionized the industry of avocados, pears, kiwis, bananas, mangoes, papayas, and other fruits. 


Ripening solutions from Catalytic Generators help to turn green fruits to mature ones. Ideal ripen fruit via ethylene application will increase sales by 25-30% and improve overall taste. 


All fruits are fragile enough to be damaged during transportation, however, ethylene application can lower these risks. 


Recently, Ethy-Gen® II Ripening Concentrate, an ethylene-based product developed by Catalytic Generators, was approved by the Dutch Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (Ctgb) for use in banana ripening in the Netherlands. 


Today, many countries do not regulate ethylene products for fruit ripening as a plant protection product, but there are still some countries which require approval. 


Catalytic Generators has expanded again the list of countries where its ripening products are authorized by passing a detailed approval process through the Ctgb. 


Ethylene produced by Ethy-Gen® II Ripening Concentrate is unique in its kind because it has compiled the strict standards of the UK-CRD, US-EPA, and now the Ctgb.  


The ripening concentrate is available for purchase in the Netherlands via their distributor, Fresh Produce Instruments.  

They also offer Easy-Ripe® ethylene generators for immediate shipping.  


About Catalytic Generators, LLC


In 1973, Catalytic Generators invented and patented the process of producing ethylene in ripening rooms.  The system possesses a catalytic-type generator that converts Ethy-Gen® II, a liquid concentrate, to safe ethylene levels, which is a natural plant hormone produced by such fruits as bananas, avocados, mangos, tomatoes and pears. The company offers timely service and worldwide delivery for its customers.


For more information on ripening generators or concentrate by Catalytic Generators, send us an email

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