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Wax on, Wax-Oft! Birko launches cleaning product

By Rachel Arthur+

27-May-2014
Last updated on 27-May-2014 at 12:45 GMT

Birko, a manufacturer of concentrated chemical formulations for plant sanitation, has launched ‘Wax-Oft' to clean belts and brushes that apply wax. 

Fruits and vegetables are coated with wax at packing and grading houses to protect them during storage and shipment.

However, if excess wax is not removed from processing equipment on a regular basis, it can build up and interfere with operations. This may prevent wax from being applied to produce properly, and can impact product quality and shelf life.

Surfactants and solvents are needed to clean areas where wax is applied.

Wax-Oft will be on display at the United Fresh show in Chicago on June 10-13.