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UltrazapXtendaPak Tomatoes

The Natural Way to Extend Freshness

The United States Department of Agriculture reports that annual per capita consumption of fresh tomatoes is nearly 90 pounds.1

The demand for high quality, fresh tomatoes continues to rise, particularly in out-of-home foodservice locations.

Restaurants, hotels, hospitals, schools and other foodservice outlets depend on local produce processors to deliver fresh, value-added tomatoes. As a delicate, perishable vegetable, fresh cut tomatoes must be packaged in a protective environment.

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

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

The patented cellulose absorbent, packed with super absorbent polymers, effectively wicks juice away from cut tomatoes while generating CO2 gas to reduce the growth of micro-organisms inside the package.

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

UltraZapXtendaPak Tomatoes Active Absorbent Benefits

Tomato processors will realize immediate benefits by using the innovative UltraZapXtendaPak Tomatoes 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
  • Interferes with the ethylene receptors
  • Reduces the risk of cross contamination and related operator liability
  • Works with standard half or quarter steam trays

"PPI's UltraZapXtendaPak 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 Tomatoes sample, contact our Vice-President, Sales & Marketing John Terrien directly via email at .

1. Source: USDA Economic Research Service

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Loose Stock or Roll Goods


Our absorbent products are available as individual pads packed in convenient cases or on rolls for high volume mechanical applications. To learn more, contact our Vice-President, Sales & Marketing John Terrien at (972) 377-8100 or at .

PPI: A Unique, Structurally Green Company Since 1960


Paper Pak Industries is unique in the absorbent industry in that we are structurally green. This is not a recent phenomenon, as PPI has embraced the importance of being a good corporate citizen since our founding in 1960. For over 50 years, much of the PPI's product line has been based on the use of recycled materials. Learn More.

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Contact PPI via Phone or Email
U.S. & Canada 1 (888) 293-6529
International 1 (909) 392-1731