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|Title: ||Optimisation of packages for Road transportation of Papaya|
|Authors: ||S, Bhuvaneswari|
|Issue Date: ||2009|
|Citation: ||S.Bhuvaneswari. 2009. Optimisation of packages for Road transportation of Papaya. ICFOST, Dec. 21-23.|
|Abstract: ||Papaya (var. Surya, stage-2 streak) was packed in wooden box, plastic crates and Corrugated fibre board(CFB) boxes of 7 ply rate, of size 400x300x150mm with ventilation of 2 holes and 1 hole of diameter 25mm each lengthwise and widthwise respectively.with paper pieces as cushioning material and transported to a distance of 150 km by road. Fruits were analysed for qualityl characteristics after transport. The results showed that damage due to bruising in plastic crates and CFB boxes were 16.66% whereas in wooden boxes it was 33.33%. The PLW (%) were 9.86, 10.56 and 5.47 respectively in papaya packed in CFB boxes, plastic crates and wooden boxes on reaching edible ripe stage in two days after transport. Fruits packed in CFB boxes are firmer (2.69%) compared to plastic crates (2.052%) and wooden boxes(1.91%) on reaching edible ripe stage in two days after transport.|
|Appears in Collections:||Post Harvest Technology|
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