Valentine's Day is almost upon us. Fresh flower suppliers in many countries are currently preparing their stock. The trade, export, and distribution of fresh-cut flowers surges during this period. However, there are many limits on the transport of fresh-cut flowers and the cost price is high, especially because the number of flights has declined due to the outbreak of Covid-19. One of the key issues in the fresh-cut flower market is how to keep the flowers fresh during transport and retail.
The Logfresh flower preservation packet is one of the key products AWT Biotech developed for the fresh-cut flower industry. This packet is extremely effective in the preservation of fresh-cut flowers. According to manager Li, "transporters used to keep the temperature low in an effort to keep the fresh-cut flowers fresh. The preservation packet we developed suppresses the breathing process in fresh-cut flowers. This highly efficient method has advantages that low temperatures or cold supply chain methods can not reproduce."
Saving on weight and space, as well as transport cost
Suppliers in the fresh-cut flower industry often use 1-kg blocks of ice to keep flowers fresh. These blocks of ice add weight and take up space. Usually every pallet of fresh-cut flowers requires 2-3 blocks of ice to effectively keep the flowers fresh. The Logfresh preservation packet is only 6 cm long and 3.5 cm wide. The weight of this packet is negligible. Regardless of the size of the flower pallet, a preservation packet can be placed between two flowers, and the box can then be sealed. Sealing the box adds to the efficiency of the preservation packet. The preservation packet can lower the transport cost in the cold supply chain industry and significantly reduce waste during the transport process.
Extending the shelf life of fresh-cut flowers
The use of preservation packets is more effective than using ice during transport. According to manager Li, "we have used the Logfresh preservation packets with many different fresh-cut flower varieties, and our experience has taught us that the preservation packet works best with carnations, chrysanthemum, Chinese bellflower, roses, tulips, lilies, China pink, and baby's breath. The combination of preservation packets and cold supply chain transport can add a week to the shelf life of fresh-cut flowers during transport and post-retail when consumers display them in a vase."
The preservation packet does not just extend the shelf life of fresh-cut flowers, but also provides the supplier with more flexibility in the supply chain. The preservation packets can be used under any circumstances. The preservation packets can be placed in the box during transport, or in the container during retail, or in the vase when the fresh-cut flowers are sold and taken home. "The preservation packet reduces the pressure on sales because the shelf life is longer than before," said manager Li.
The preservation packet maintains the freshness of flowers during transport, but also accompanies the flowers after they are sold. They can extend the time consumers can enjoy their flowers. Shandong AWT Biotech is a company with more than 25 years of experience with research and development of preservation products for the fruit, vegetable, and fresh-cut flower industries. The company team works hard to develop innovative solutions for the preservation of fresh-cut flowers, fruits, and vegetables, during transport, storage, and retail. The company developed such products as fresh-cut flower preservation packets, apple preservers, and grape preservers. Their products are sold in China and abroad. The company leads the industry with innovative technology for the preservation of fruit, vegetables, and fresh-cut flowers. Some of the company products are already officially licensed in Turkey and Colombia. And Shandong AWT Biotech is in negotiation with retailers in other areas to expand their share of the international market. Interested parties are encouraged to contact the company.