The challenge will be familiar to anyone involved in the production, trading and transportation of fruit. Typically grown in certain geographical locations, fruit and produce is then placed in reefer containers and then shipped to the markets where they’re most in demand.
Along the way, uneven airflow in the containers creates hot spots: the cool air from the cooling unit simply doesn’t spread evenly throughout the space. Cooling units from neighboring reefer containers create more unwanted heat sources.
To top it off, the ship will pass through hot climates, compounding an already challenging situation. The hot spots caused by uneven internal airflow increase the fruit’s respiration rate, triggering increases in fruit waste, claims and financial losses.
To tackle this well-known problem exporters often place pieces of cardboard or plastic to manipulate the airflow (without mixed results).
These various - dare we say haphazard - approaches inspired us to explore the solution. And now, after a year of research and development, we proudly present OTFLOW:
The most efficient and easy-to-use product to improve the airflow inside containers.
Why settle for anything less than a scientifically proven, optimal solution? For a modest investment, reduce temperature difference by 30% and see your losses follow suit.
Our mission is to increase shelf life and reduce fruit waste on a global scale. We also carefully choose our base materials, manufacturing practices and energy usage to minimize our environmental impact. It’s all part of our commitment to the environment at every stage.