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Contronics Dry Misting: Innovative Technology To Reduce Food Waste

Nearly half of all fruit and vegetables produced across the world goes to waste every year. Contronics believes that number must and can change, and its Dry Misting technology offers a potential solution.

Dry Misting imitates the natural process of mist formation, keeping fresh produce cool and hydrated. 

This innovative technology is proven to be highly effective for retailers seeking to reduce food waste, minimise plastic packaging, and save money all at the same time.

Dry Misting creates a fine layer of pure mist in the air around fresh produce on display, without soaking the products or the shelves. 

The evaporation of the mist cools and protects the products from dehydrating. 

In short, Dry Misting preserves the freshness and quality of products, thereby resulting in double the shelf life.

Each Dry Misting system can cut the waste of fruit and vegetables by up to 33 tonnes annually. 

In supermarkets alone, food waste flows can be reduced by up to 25%, resulting in an excellent ROI.

In addition, Dry Misting has enabled retailers to scale down plastic packaging for fruit and vegetables.

Shoppers love the experience of Dry Misting, and due to constant visibility, it draws attention and promotes the fresh image of the fruit and vegetables department. 

Recently, Contronics Dry Misting won the European Commission's Horizon 2020 Impact award for its significant contribution to reducing food waste, and plastics, in Europe. 

For more information, visit www.contronics.nl.

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