The ethylene-based product, Ethy-Gen® II Ripening Concentrate, has received approval from the Dutch Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (Ctgb) for use in banana ripening in the Netherlands. While not all countries regulate ethylene products for fruit ripening as a plant protection product, some do, and therefore require approval. Fresh Produce Instruments carries this product because it is the only one of its kind that has passed the stringent standards of the US-EPA, UK-CRD, and now the Ctgb. We want to provide our customers with the highest level of assurance when ripening fresh produce.
Ethylene is essentially odorless and without measuring the level in the room, there’s no way to know it is present inside banana ripening rooms. The specially formulated Ethy-Gen® II Ripening Concentrate has a slightly sweet smell which offers reassurance to customers that it is working within ripening rooms. Since Ethy-Gen® II is manufactured with only the purest ingredients available, customers are assured of safe and effective use when converted to ethylene in a Catalytic Generator.
For ripeners, Ethy-Gen® II Concentrate approval for banana ripening in the Netherlands is a huge benefit. With safety, lower cost, and easy to use ethylene generators, this registration will make the work of Dutch banana ripeners more efficient!