The cool air from the cooling unit is not being distributed far enough to reach all corners of the container. This creates hot spots that increase the respiration rate of the fruit.
With OTFLOW installed underneath the pallets the cold air reaches all corners, eliminating all hot spots that can harm the precious cargo during transport.
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.
To keep loading time as fast as possible, OTFLOW installation has been designed to be quick and easy.
The real-world effectiveness of OTFLOW has been scientifically tested by Wageningen Food & Biobased Research.
Our material is strong and water resistant, it is being recycled from the food industry. OTFLOW is 100% harmless for your cargo.
OTFLOW BV is a Rotterdam-based company with a passion to reduce fruit waste on a global scale and making sure more fruit reaches the shelfs of the supermarket.
In 2016, the University of Wageningen performed several tests to prove once and for all what works best to improve the airflow inside containers.