Banana Sleeves Developed By Plastnir

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Established in 1973 Plastnir is one of the major producers of polyethylene flexible packaging in Israel.

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Banana Sleeves Developed By Plastnir

  1. 1. BANANA SLEEVES INCREASING PRODUCTION AND IMPROVING QUALITY
  2. 2. <ul><li>Established in 1973 Plastnir is one of the major producers of polyethylene flexible packaging in Israel. </li></ul><ul><li>Apart from Banana Sleeves Plastnir supplies packaging products both to industry and the retail trade. </li></ul><ul><li>In June 1999 Plastnir received accreditation as a ISO 9002 company . </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Plastnir is the major producer of Banana sleeves in Israel Producing 80% of the sleeves used in Israel. </li></ul><ul><li>Plastnir has an ongoing development program with the growers. Each year results are analysed and new types of sleeves are brought out each year. </li></ul>
  4. 5. WHY USE BANANA SLEEVES? <ul><li>Sleeves provide protection from wind rain hail and other elements. </li></ul><ul><li>Banana gets a better colour with the use of sleeves. </li></ul><ul><li>Sleeves provide a stable “climate” within the sleeve enabling the Banana to “fill out” and reach higher weight . </li></ul>
  5. 6. WHY USE BANANA SLEEVES? <ul><li>4. Silver sleeves are used to delay ripening of banana and provide flexibility in marketing. </li></ul>
  6. 7. TYPES OF BANANA SLEEVES <ul><li>There are a number of types of banana sleeves which are used according to the season that they are used in, the climatic conditions of the area and the strategic marketing aims of the grower. There are however four basic types of sleeves. </li></ul>
  7. 8. TYPES OF SLEEVES (cont) <ul><li>BLUE SLEEVE 20 MICRONS . </li></ul><ul><li>This sleeve provides protection and produces the best results for the bananas. It does not provide protection against harsh weather and is not recommended for use on bunches that will be picked after winter. The sleeve is thin but strong and very flexible. </li></ul>
  8. 10. Types of Sleeves (cont) <ul><li>2. Blue 40-60 Microns: </li></ul><ul><li>This sleeve provides better protection than the 20 micron. It is strong and withstands normal winter weather. It replaces the thicker sleeves that have been used in the past. </li></ul>
  9. 12. Types of Sleeves (cont) <ul><li>Silver 40-60 microns: </li></ul><ul><li>This sleeve provides similar protection to the blue sleeve but delays the pick by approximately two weeks providing flexibility in marketing. </li></ul><ul><li>Red 40 microns: </li></ul><ul><li>New sleeve excellent results no flexibility. Must be picked immediately that fruit is ripe. </li></ul>
  10. 14. HOW TO USE SLEEVES <ul><li>The grower must check for flowering between one and three times a month. </li></ul>
  11. 15. HOW TO USE SLEEVES <ul><li>Two weeks after flowering when banana begins to turn up the sleeve is placed on the bunch and closed. </li></ul>
  12. 16. June (15 th &30 th ) Pick September – little shade mild weather hot winds 20 mic blue perforated May (30 May) Pick September –mild weathe r winds 20 mic blue perforated March April (30 April) Pick August- mild weather, small bunches 20 mic blue perforated DATE CONDITIONS SLEEVE
  13. 17. August (20 th 30 th ) Very hot humid winds. Pick January February 40 mic blue perforated 10 th August Natural shade hot humid. Pick December 20 mic blue perforated July (10 th 20 th & 30 th ) Natural shade hot humid. Pick October November 20 mic blue perforated DATE CONDITIONS SLEEVE
  14. 18. October 30 th Winter mild days cold nights. Pick May June. Blue 40-60 Mic. September 10 th 20 th 30 th Hot day cool evenings full shade. Pick March – May Blue 40-60mic, Grey 40-60 mic. Red April May DATE CONDITIONS SLEEVE
  15. 19. Calculation <ul><li>The calculation is simple: </li></ul><ul><li>Sleeves provide additional output of 20% and better quality. </li></ul><ul><li>For 1000 bunches the output is about 30 tons. </li></ul><ul><li>10% increase in output will give 3 tons extra output. </li></ul>
  16. 20. CONCLUSION <ul><li>These are recommendations for use of sleeves in climates similar to region. </li></ul><ul><li>Each grower should use sleeves according to his conditions, experience and aims. </li></ul><ul><li>Although they cost money Plastnirs banana sleeves provide quality bananas and higher outputs. </li></ul>
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