FYSIUM®: THE FUTURE OF 1-MCP
Without fully understanding the science behind the aging process for fruit, consumers know enough to be able to manipulate it to their advantage. For example, bananas can be ripened much quicker by placing them next to some apples. The trigger behind this acceleration is the ethylene gas emitted by the apples.
Containing just two carbon and four hydrogen atoms (C2H4), ethylene is a small molecule that triggers the aging process in fruit when it finds a free ethylene receptor (a protein embedded in the membrane of the fruit cells).
When the ethylene binds with the receptor, a biochemical chain reaction starts, resulting in the ripening and aging of the fruit.
1-MCP is based on a simple idea:
"TAKE THE PLACE OF ETHYLENE ON THE ETHYLENE RECEPTOR."
However, as 1-MCP is not identical to ethylene, 1-MCP does not trigger the subsequent biochemical signaling cascade, thus delaying the ripening. The end result is a longer sales window for high quality produce. And customers around the world get the best quality for the right price.
BETTER VALUE FRUIT
Untreated or incorrectly treated apples can result in mealy, tasteless fruit that can have a negative impact on the industry. FYSIUM® offers a widely available 1-MCP solution that benefits both packers and consumers.
PRECISE DOSE RATE
The patented FYSIUM® generator technology ensures that the dosage remains consistent and precise.
PURCHASED FROM A TRUSTED SOURCE
For additional peace of mind, packers purchase the FYSIUM® service from their trusted Service Company as part of the complete range of services they provide.
CONVENIENCE AT THE PACKER’S STORAGE AREA
The portable and flexible nature of the state-of-the-art FYSIUM® generator makes it easy to plan your 1-MCP treatment. The treatment process is quick.
NO SPACE LOSS WHEN USING THE FYSIUM® GENERATOR
The generator is placed outside the storage area and connected by a tube while the internal ventilators are on. This results in more space inside the storage area for fruit.