XC-Banana™ is a retail bag for packing bananas immediately after their harvest, transporting them up to 3 weeks, and then ripening them while in the bag without needing to open it. By modifying the atmosphere and humidity in the bag, ExtendCast™ Banana extends the shelf life of the bananas after ripening by up to 70% in retail conditions, compared to un-wrapped or bulk packed bananas.
Superior shelf life – ExtendCast™ Banana keeps Bananas fresh, firm and tasty, preventing decay, physiological disorders and off-odor up to 3 weeks before Ethylene treatment and up to 10 days in retail conditions.
Maximizing yield– ExtendCast™ Banana creates the conditions that help prevent diseases and disorders such as Ceratocystis fruit rot, Scab moth, Splitting, Finger separation and Leathering. Easy handling – ExtendCast™’s exceptional mechanical properties make it ideal for mechanized and manual industrial wrapping & packing processes, both in the field and in packing houses.
Cheaper and quicker handling – The use of one bag for the whole process with no need for re-packing saves time, money and is more environmentally friendly.
Optical Clarity – based on a special Polypropylene grade – ExtendCast™ features crystal clear transparency, high gloss, anti-fog properties and high smoothness.
Durability – ExtendCast’s film strength and impact resistance make it ideal for processing, transporting and display of the produce.
Compliance – ExtendCast™ complies with the USA FDA 21 CFR part 175.300 (c) and EU Regulation 10/2011 as amended for food contact.
Printability – ExtendCast™ film and bags are offered transparent, tinted and printed up to 10 colors.
Form factor – ExtendCast™ is offered as bags in various shapes and sizes or roll stock from 8 inches (200mm) to 48 inches (1220mm) – macroperforated and microperforated.