Banana & Mango Ripening Systems:

Ethylene is a small hydrocarbon gas. It is naturally occurring, you can't see or smell it. Some fruit will produce ethylene as ripening begins. Apples and pears are examples of fruit that produce ethylene with ripening. Ethylene is responsible for the changes in texture, softening, color, and other processes involved in ripening. Ethylene gas is used commercially to ripen tomatoes, bananas, pears, and a few other fruits after harvest. 

The Ripening Process is a delicate science, where one is able to ripen a banana to perfection in 4 days at a precise 18 degrees, and over a 24-hour period. Each roomful of banana is gassed with ethylene, which is produced in a slow and steady stream from GENET ethylene generators from Agritech Equipment & Services Pvt Ltd. based at New Delhi, India

Our Ethylene Generator produces very low concentration of ethylene and cannot reach the lowest explosive limit. Hence, GENET is very safe as compared to nitrogen-ethylene gas cylinders which often malfunction due to poor quality parts etc. Genet gives super results that other 'ethylene generators', which are assembled using poor quality raw materials.  

The Banana Ripening Cycle below will help you to visualize the ripening process 

- Raw green color on Day 1 when ethylene gas produced from GENET Ethylene Generator is applied in a ripening room 

- After first 24 hours of ethylene dosing, fruits start producing ethylene naturally and gradual change in color initiates within fruit

- On Day 4, Banana attains yellow color throughout its surface when they are taken out and sold in the local market. 

- Day 6 & 7 shows the ripening stage and color when bananas are usually eaten by the customers and very sweet in taste.


Caution using Gas Cylinders for Ripening:

Ethylene has been the cause of many banana ripening room deaths in the Western world as they used the Gas Cylinder Injection technology, when explosions of ripening rooms were commonplace. As a result, use and storage of pressurized gas cylinders are governed by stringent laws like the Gas Cylinder Rules, 2004 notified by the Government of India

These government rules are applicable for both the manufacturer of gas cylinders as well as for customers who install pure ethylene canisters or nitrogen-ethylene mixed gas cylinders in their fruit ripening rooms. Unfortunately, many gas cylinder manufacturers are aware of these facts yet do not inform their end customers for the risk of losing business.