Global Patent Index - EP 0918022 A3

EP 0918022 A3 2000-01-26 - Packaging of plant parts

Title (en)

Packaging of plant parts

Title (de)

Verpackung für Pflanzenteilen

Title (fr)

Emballage pour parties de plantes

Publication

EP 0918022 A3 (EN)

Application

EP 98308953 A

Priority

GB 9723100 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0918022A2] Plant parts, particularly potatoes, are packed in enclosures such as plastic bags designed so that the respiration of the plant parts generates a stable modified atmosphere which enhances the storage lifetime. Nylon film allows the escape of water vapour. Limited communication with the atmosphere, e.g. using non-gastight seals and/or micropores, enables oxygen levels to reach a dynamic equilibrium. In potatoes, oxygen level are desirably 2-14%, more preferably 3-8% by volume. This suppresses greening and sprouting. Excessively low oxygen levels can allow anaerobic organisms and processes, leading to spoilage.

IPC 1-7

B65D 81/20

IPC 8 full level

B65D 81/20 (2006.01); B65D 85/52 (2006.01)

CPC

B65D 85/52 (2013.01); B65D 81/2084 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

DCS

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

DOCDB simple family

EP 0918022 A2 19990526; EP 0918022 A3 20000126; GB 9723100 D0 19980107