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UltrazapXtendaPak Onions

The Natural Way to Extend Freshness

The National Onion Association reports that annual per capita consumption of onions in the United States has reached an impressive 20 pounds.

After experiencing a 63 percent increase in demand over the previous fifteen years, onions are now the third highest consumed fresh vegetable.1

Local restaurants, hotels, schools and institutions rely on produce processors to deliver fresh, high quality, value-added onions. As a processed produce item, it is critical that fresh-cut onions stay safe and stable in a packaged environment.

Paper Pak Industries has developed UltraZapXtendaPak Onions, an innovative way to promote the safety and improve the appearance and shelf life of fresh cut onions.

UltraZapXtendaPak Onions is a revolutionary active absorbent designed to maintain the onions' sensory features - smell, color, and texture - and extend the shelf life by slowing the product's respiration rate.

The patented cellulose absorbent generates CO2 gas to reduce the growth of micro-organisms inside the package. The active absorbent, packed with super absorbent polymers, effectively wicks juice away from the cut onions in a standard steam tray.

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Even in a non-barrier package, UltraZapXtendaPak Onions active absorbent generates CO2 gas to slow the respiration rate, thus lowering bacteria, yeast and mold growth and extending the product shelf life.

UltraZapXtendaPak Onions Active Absorbent Benefits

Onion processors will realize immediate benefits by using the innovative UltraZapXtendaPak active absorbent:

  • Significantly less shrink will improve margins and reduce packaging costs
  • Extends product shelf life
  • Product is fresher through the use-by date
  • Reduces yeast and mold inside the package
  • Reduces offensive odors, particularly as product ages
  • Interferes with the ethylene receptors
  • Reduces the risk of cross contamination and related operator liability
  • Works with standard half or quarter steam trays plus cello bags

"PPI's UltraZapXtendaPak active absorbent is a critical component in Liberty Fruit's value-added fresh cut fruit program.

In addition to lowering our packaging costs, UltraZapXtendaPak has increased our customers' satisfaction by maintaining the freshness of our fresh cut fruits.

The active absorbent slows the fruit's respiration rate, inhibits bacteria growth, and absorbs the excess juice in packages of fresh cut tomatoes, watermelon, pineapple, cantaloupe, and honeydew."

Scott Danner
Chief Operating Officer
Liberty Fruit Co.
Kansas City, KS

To receive an UltraZapXtendaPak Onions sample, contact our Vice-President, Sales & Marketing John Terrien directly via email at .

1. Source: National Onion Association 2008

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