The ethylene generated by climatic fruits and vegetables acts as an autocatalyst to promote ripening. By ripening, sugar levels increase, which increases the risk of microbial spoilage at the time of their transportation and storage.
The non-toxic and ecofriendly and freshness preserver / Self-life enhancer masterbatches can affect ethylene levels after harvest so as to delay ripening and prevent rotting. It either oxidizes ethylene catalytically or traps ethylene by a physical mechanism. The Freshness preserver masterbatches can be added to films, pouches, molded containers, etc., made from LDPE, LLDPE, HDPE and PP, which are ultimately used for storage and transportation of fruits, flowers, vegetables and meat.