Shelf Life

Switch Innovation is the exclusive Australian distributor of the world’s leading air purification technology proven to increase the shelf life of fresh fruit and vegetables.
BEfresh Absorption capacity 4,5 litres of ethylene/kg of absorbent BEfresh+ Absorption capacity 6,5 litres of ethylene/kg of absorbent Maximum absorption of other products on the market 4,1 litres of ethylene/kg of absorbent

What is BEfresh?


  • BEfresh is a range of products that provide solutions for extending the shelf life of fruit, vegetables and ornamental plants.
  • 'BEfresh eliminates ethylene, slowing down the ripening process of perishable products, neutralizing the volatile organic compounds responsible for unpleasant smells and reducing the proliferation of fungal spores.
  • The BEfresh system can be used throughout the distribution chain by growers, exporters, logistics operators, wholesalers and retailers. 'The BEfresh system is non-invasive and does not interfere with the natural cycle of the products. 'BEfresh is compatible with organic farming standards.

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Sachets

shelf life befresh sachets
BEfresh sachets are the perfect solution for removing ethylene and other contaminants (VOCs, fungal spores, bacteria) present in the transport and storage of fruit, vegetables and ornamentals. These contaminants are responsible for the deterioration of the quality of fresh produce. BEfresh sachets protect perishable products from source through to their final destination during the whole distribution chain. They are available in 3g and 5g formats. Main features:
  • 100% Tyvek with a double absorption surface.
  • Highly air-permeable.
  • Highly resistant to humidity.
  • Approved for food contact.
  • High-security seal.
  • Best absorption on the market (BEfresh+ granules)
  • Option of customisation.
Recommended for: Transport in refrigerated shipping containers (reefer, CA) or land freight. Modified atmosphere packaging (MAP). Low air circulation situations.    

Transport Filters

befresh transport filters
BEfresh filters are the perfect solution for removing ethylene and other contaminants (VOCs, fungal spores, bacteria) present in the sea and road transport of fruits, vegetables and ornamentals. These contaminants are responsible for the deterioration of the quality of fresh produce. Three sizes available: 100 / 75 / 50 cm Main features:
  • Greater rigidity of the tube filter to prevent distortions from condensation.
  • New BEsafe® seal (Halogen-Free) which guarantees perfect filter sealing, preventing it from opening and spilling the material.
  • Simple to install thanks to the new integrated fitting system that guarantees perfect fastening to the ventilation grill.
  • Optimum granule compaction, preventing air bypass thanks to our exclusive filling system.
  • 100% recyclable material.
       

Modules

befresh modules
In the warehouses of importers and wholesalers of fruit and vegetables there are constant incoming and outgoing streams of perishable goods 365 days a year, and colonies of bacteria and pathogens tend to proliferate. Our BEfresh modules are the ideal solution for air sanitation in these warehouses, removing ethylene and other contaminants (VOCs, fungal spores, bacteria, etc.) present during the storage of fruit, vegetables and ornamentals. These contaminants are responsible for the deterioration of the quality of fresh produce. Main features:
  • Best absorption capacity on the market.
  • V-shaped to reduce air resistance and increase surface contact.
  • Optimal granule compaction, preventing air bypass thanks to our exclusive filling system.
  • Made from halogen-free material with high impact resistance.
  • Side positioners to ensure perfect fitting in numerous compositions.
  • 100% recyclable material.
       

Food Fresher

food fresher unit shelf life
The Foodfresher machines are an ideal solution to maintain the quality of fruit, vegetables and ornamentals in cold storage chambers and extend there shelf life. Foodfresher Plus contains four M12 Modules to reduce ethylene and other VOC's present in the atmosphere, and a particle filter to eliminate particles in suspension. Foodfresher Plus is the only machine on the market that offers real time readings of ethylene. Thanks to its built-in sensor, the machine notifies the user when it is necessary to replace the filters at the ideal time, neither sooner not later. In this manner, the maximum use is made of the modules and waste caused by the presence of ethylene in the chambers is avoided. Main features Food Fresher Plus:
  • Real time readings of ethylene.
  • Notifies need to change M12 filters.
  • Auto-calibration.
  • Greatest absorption available on the market (BEfresh+ granulate).
  • History report. Benefits Food Fresher Plus & Basic:
  • Keeps products fresher for longer.
  • Retains the nutrients and organoleptic properties of fruit and vegetables. , Less weight loss.
  • Less waste.
  • Reduces losses, increasing profits.

BEfresh at Home

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BEfresh Home sachets absorb ethylene gas that is naturally released by fruits and vegetables causing ripening. They keep fruit & vegetables healthier for a longer period of time. It is a non-invasive and highly safe system that preserves the flavour, aroma and nutritional qualities of many perishable fruit and vegetables.