The apples were protected with sachets by inserting one sachet in the case of smaller apples and two sachets in the case of apples of bigger size into each cardboard box containing 18 kg of fruit.
The mechanism of action of Ethene sachets consists in the absorption of ethylene secreted by the fruit, which causes its rapid overripening and rotting and, as a result, the loss of characteristics typical of a commercial commodity.
After the transport arrived at the place, the buyer from Vietnam assessed the quality of the apples as excellent, and the appearance and firmness of the apples did not raise any objections.
A positive opinion concerning the quality of the apples in this particular case is of great importance, not only for this supply, but also for the entire Polish fruit exports to all distant markets, because it confirms the high effectiveness of Ethene sachets, and their use may prevent situations, where one delivery of poor-quality fruit results in an immediate negative opinion on all Polish exports, which have been quite frequent recently.
Ethene sachets are a patented product, and Pomona Company Ltd is its only Polish producer.