AKORN NATURAL™ COATINGS FOR APPLE
Akorn Natural™ coatings are the first true innovation in coatings for apples in decades. They are developed specifically for packers who want to deliver a premium, long-lasting product with natural appearance. They are manufactured without morpholines or other amines and are approved for use in all markets.
Akorn Natural™ coatings are made with 100% natural food ingredients. They do not contain any corrosive chemicals or petroleum products. The highly innovative formulations include three active ingredients:
- a plant-derived wax to minimize moisture loss
- a vegetable protein to reduce ripening speed and maintain firmness
- a vegetable oil to maintain a natural, moderate sheen appearance.
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.
Apples coated with Akorn Natural™ coatings exhibit 35% lower weight loss, 25% lower respiration rate, 20% higher firmness, and significantly lower internal browning compared to untreated fruit under ambient conditions based on commercial results and independent university research.
Akorn Natural ™ coatings for apple help you grow your business
- Realize Supply Chain Savings
- Improve Post-Harvest Recovery
- Expand Your Market