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Fruit & Vegetables

Fresh produce tends to deteriorate quickly: low humidity causes it to lose a lot of moisture.

Dry Mist technology developed by Contronics will help you counteract this effect. As the mist evaporates, the humidity rises and the temperature drops naturally.

Your produce will retain its freshness, colour and nutrients for a significantly longer time!

Besides an increase in quality and weight, our Dry Mist technology offers additional advantages, such as:

  • Less spoilage so more to sell
  • Mist eliminates the need for packaging
  • Our systems contribute to sustainability by reducing waste, energy consumption and CO2

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Application

Retail

Fresh produce in a store tends to deteriorate quickly. The particularly low humidity in the average produce aisle causes it to lose a lot of moisture.

Using our Dry Mist technology your produce will retain its freshness, colour and nutrients for a significantly longer time — something your customers will surely appreciate!

Cold storage

The condensers in refrigeration systems draw moisture from the air and, as a result, from the produce in the cold store. The greater the temperature difference, the more water is drawn out. Dry Mist technology developed by Contronics will help counteract this effect.

Transport

The longer the distribution route, the bigger the challenge to offer freshness to the consumer. To help you with this, we have developed a solution to apply Dry Misting during transportation.

Disinfection

Besides misting with only the purest water, Dry Misting can also be combined with the natural antimicrobials (bioflavonoids) or ECAS (electrolyzed water). By these methods, the aerosols get disinfecting properties. It is 100% non-toxic and non-corrosive. The combined effect results in the further extension of the shelf life of the fresh products as the antimicrobials limit the growth of micro organisms on the product.

Products

Humidifiers

We offer a wide range of humidifiers, with a capacity from 0.5 L/hr to a maximum of 100 L/hr.

Our humidifiers have been developed especially for humidifying fresh products. The consistent operation of thousands of systems, all around the world is a testimonial that our technology is a guarantee for durability and hygiene.

Water treatment

A water treatment system is a necessity. To guarantee durability and optimal hygiene. We offer a range of reverse osmosis water treatment systems with capacities from 10 L/hr up to 100L/hr. Our systems filter out any minerals, salts, bacteria and even viruses. This is essential for safe operation and minimum maintenance.

In addition, we offer a solution to dose fluids like ECAS, or natural sanitizers, into our Dry Mist.

Controllers

Our controllers are equipped with various functions: hygrostat, capacity, remote, time blocks, solution, etc..The humidity sensor is able to measure the relative air humidity and temperature with precise accuracy, even in areas of higher relative humidity.

Diffusers

We offer a range of diffusers. They are specifically designed for optimal Dry Mist distribution and easy integration in your display. Whether you need 360° mist distribution or only a specific area, we would love to help you find the solution that suits your wishes.

For more information, please contact us.

Proof

The Fresh Demo Project

Summary: The EU funded FRESH-DEMO project aims to combine an innovative ultrasonic Dry Mist humidification technology with natural acidifiers to preserve quality and freshness of fruits and vegetables along the entire postharvest supply chain and contribute to the reduction of food waste.

Key words: Food waste reduction, Costs savings, Weight savings, Water savings, Energy savings and Products quality improvement

Fresh in Fresh out - University of Wageningen

Summary: The Wageningen UR evaluated the effects of using Dry Mist humidification for non- refrigerated displays of fruit and vegetables.

Key words: Food waste reduction, Costs savings, Energy savings and Product quality improvement

Pear storage - University of Wageningen

Summary: The Wageningen UR determined what the effect of Dry Mist humidification has on the quality of pears during CA storage.

Key words: Food waste reduction, Weight Savings, Product quality improvement

Leaflet

Download our leaflet

In this leaflet you will find more information about the applications and advantages of Dry Misting, as well as more information about Contronics.