Frequently asked questions about our company and technology

Our products are approved worldwide for use with most types of fresh produce. We do not require any branding concessions – we work to strengthen YOUR brand. We work with any size packer, anywhere in the world.

If you have any other questions, contact us at info@akorn.tech

We at Akorn know that many factors must be controlled to ensure that fresh fruits and vegetables maintain their quality and safety over an extended period of time.  Oxygen exchange with the environment is a great example – too much accelerates ripening and too little creates off-flavors which make the food taste disgusting although it may look good.  More than that, we bring decades of experience with produce and ag customers, along with technology know-how that makes your natural, fresh produce a winner from orchard or field all the way to the last bite enjoyed at home or in food service.

Akorn’s smart multi-functional coatings are made from 100% natural plant-based ingredients. Unlike most other coatings, they do not contain solvents and other corrosive chemicals which are harmful to workers, consumers and our environment.

Our coatings contains three active ingredients instead of one vegetable protein to control ripening speed, a plant wax to control moisture loss and a vegetable oil to retain color. These can be controlled independently to offer a solution for every crop and every use case.

Our Akorn Natural™ coatings are made from high quality, 100% natural, non-GMO corn, with small amounts of other plant-based ingredients. They are manufactured in certified allergen-free facilities. Akorn delivers the 100% natural, fresh and safe produce your consumers and grocers demand. 

Our smart, multi-functional coatings not only minimize moisture loss and control oxygen exchange, but they also inhibit bacteria and mold growth, and help maintain good texture, flavor and nutrient content.  Everything we do improves the quality and safety of your fresh produce!

We believe that fresh produce tastes great and we don’t want to change that!  Our all-natural Akorn coatings have no detectable odor or taste.

We are currently working to have organic coatings available in 2023.

Our coatings are approved for both edible and non-edible peel fruits in the USA, European Union, Australia/New Zealand and many other countries in the World.

Akorn Natural™ coatings are water-based and can be applied even on partially wet fruit. They can be applied either by spraying as a drop-in replacement for existing waxes or dipping. They dry rapidly through heated or non-heated tunnels. They leave no sticky residues and can be easily cleaned up with water.

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