The LifeSpan modified atmosphere bags constitute an important tool which allows the prolongation of the life of fresh fruits and vegetables. LifeSpan is part of Amcor Group, a world leader in the field of packaging with approximately 33,000 associates, 70,000 shareholders and more than 300 business locations in 42 countries. Amcor LifeSpan designs and markets a range of products that significantly increase the storage life of fresh fruits and vegetables, when these products are used as specified.
LifeSpan Technology was initially conceived in Australia in 1991, in cooperation with local institutes and Agricultural Services Departments. Since then, the range of products and LifeSpan Technology have expanded in various packaging forms for an ever increasing range of products, which now includes the innovative pallet bags and bins, for the majority of fresh fruit and vegetables varieties.
Amcor commercially launched LifeSpan packages in 1995 and since then, LifeSpan has evolved into one of the leading brands in Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) worldwide, known for its reliability, excellent service and continuous innovation. The universal appeal and ease of use of Amcor’s LifeSpan products is the reason that these products currently enjoy such an acknowledged presence in the major global markets of fresh fruits and vegetables. Likewise, packers and exporters denote the overall quality performance of LifeSpan products and the cost savings they provide.
LifeSpan is a leader in the field in most of the major fruit-producing countries around the world, offering a quality product that provides reliable and consistent results. LifeSpan team works very closely with a network of local representatives who understand the particular market, the culture and local requirements. Through HELLAgro in Greece, LifeSpan cooperates with customers to provide customized services throughout the year, to deliver Modified-Atmosphere LifeSpan bags when and where needed, and to develop new products and provide solutions to their problems.
The advantages of LifeSpan modified-atmosphere bags are:
- Increase of the duration of the commercial season of fresh produce
- Seasonal storage favoring an increase in market prices
A cost-effective alternative to storage in Controlled atmosphere Quality:
- The sale value of goods is maintained throughout the logistics chain stages
- Product harvesting at optimum maturity, increasing flavor and aroma
- Enhances the supplier reputation thanks to the high quality of deliverable goods
- Suppresses the formation of certain rots and abnormalities
- Enables maritime and road transport to replace the very expensive air transport
- Enhances the flexibility of the supply chain
- Fresh products are preserved in a beneficial atmosphere from packing to retail
- Fresh products can be distributed around the world, all year round
- They can reduce customer complaints by reducing wastage and stagnation in all phases of the supply chain
LifeSpan modified-atmosphere bags are made either of polyethylene or polyamide, depending on the product to be packed therein. Indicatively, in polyethylene bags there can be packed kiwis, pears, apricots, plums, cherries, lotus, mangoes, apples, nectarines, peaches, artichokes, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, lettuce, broccoli, leeks, celery, while bags of polyamide are used for avocados, bananas , blueberries, melons, pomegranates, grapes, strawberries, cucumbers, zucchini, onions, eggplant, tomatoes, peppers, green beans.
The sizes of LifeSpan modified-atmosphere bags vary depending on the size of the box and the weight of the products to be packed in them. Each bag however corresponds to a single product and a single weight of such product.
By maintaining commercial activities and strategic partnerships with leading companies in Europe, HELLAGRO offers branded and high reliability products and industrial packaging solutions, as well as agricultural supplies and quality packaging solutions for fruit, vegetables and horticultural products to the market. To ensure quality, HELLAGRO is certified and applies ISO9001: 2008 and ISO22000: 2005 standards which guarantee the high standards of its products.