VACUUM COOLING FOR FLOWERS & COLD CHAIN MANAGEMENT

VACUUM COOLING YOUR FLOWERS WILL HELP OPTIMISING YOUR FLOWER COLD CHAIN. VACUUM PRE-COOLING BOTH AT THE FARM AS WELL AS THE AIRPORT WILL MAXIMISE VASE LIFE, YIELD AND PROFITABILITY!
To achieve maximum vase life and reduce the risk of Botrytis and other rejects, cold chain management should start directly after harvesting. Vacuum Cooling Solutions for Flowers can be a powerful tool in this process, if applied correctly, and if using the right technology and settings. Weber Cooling Australia has supplied flower cooling solutions to farmers, shippers and traders all around the world. Our dedicated Vacuum Cooling Solutions for Flowers offer ease of operation and guarantee perfect cooling results at minimal Cost of Ownership.
Weber Cooling Australia Vacuum Cooling Solutions for Flowers

VACUUM COOLING

Can offer many advantages for the flower growers, as well as their logistic partners. The last group is already using vacuum cooling on many airports, both on the departing and the arrival side. Further improvement on quality, yield, cost saving etc. can be realised by vacuum cooling closer to the source, at the farm. The faster you start lowering the flower temperature, the longer the transportation time can be, without reducing vase life.

Once harvested, all flowers will get stress. This stress results in respiration (breathing) and transpiration (sweating). Both are mainly triggered by temperature. By quick pre-cooling both respiration & transpiration can be reduced by 75% or more, resulting in quality preservation and minimising the botrytis risk, thus reducing on reject & waste!

REDUCE THE RISK OF BOTRYTIS

With many flowers, there is a risk of botrytis due to the collection of moisture within and on the sleeve. As vacuum cooling is based on moisture evaporation & extraction, it will remove (all) moisture from the inside of the sleeve, and from the flower surface, thus reducing or eliminating the Botrytis risk. It is important to tune the control system in the correct way, otherwise it will not work!
Weber Cooling Australia Vacuum Cooling Solutions for Flowers

CONTROL THE FLOWER TEMPERATURE

Flower continue to generate heat during transportation. This can result in uncontrollable temperature increases which will shorten shelf life! The number of “degree hours” is a good measurement of the temperature exposure and resulting loss of vase life. A good explanation on this you find on the website of FlowerWatch. Weber Cooling Australia understands what’s needed for perfect pre-cooling of flowers and offers solutions which will help you optimise your flower cold chain.
Weber Cooling Australia Vacuum Cooling Solutions for Flowers

THE EXPERTS OF FLOWER COOLING

Weber Cooling is the fastest growing supplier of vacuum cooling solutions for flower growers and their logistic partners: With many installations all around the globe we’ve become the leading player, with (overall) around 60 (!) new installations in only the last two years, ranging from low cost & highly effective compact (and mobile) systems, to airport solutions handling, cooling down over 300.000 kg of flowers, per day! We’ve experience with cooling of many flower types and supplied solutions for many customers.
Weber Cooling Australia Vacuum Cooling Solutions for Flowers

KEY PRODUCTS

We also offer Tailor Made Systems based on our standard range and Ultimate Solutions which are over wide and do not fit standard transportation containers.