There are two types of packaging for fruit and vegetables:
Outer packaging which is the unit in which the products are handled. Used as a transport unit, the packaging should protect the commodities from rough handling and at the same time be able to withstand a stacking height of up to 2.5 m. The packaging should not collapse due to high humidity, which is occasionally the case during transport.
The outer packaging should also allow adequate airflow so those commodities in the inner packaging will maintain the desired temperature. Ventilation holes are usually placed in the sides of the boxes, but as airflow is coming from beneath it is more effective if holes are positioned in top and bottom in away that keeps air passage free.
In the retail trade outer package will often be used for commodity display purposes. The most utilized forms of outer packaging are cartons with various types of coatings that can withstand high humidity, sacks and boxes made of wood, fiberboard, plastic or other similar.
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