Reducing Food Waste with DuPont™ Tyvek® Air Cargo Covers

Working with Cargloux, DuPont developed DuPont™ Tyvek® Air Cargo covers to help protect perishables and reduce food waste during transit.  We reveal how DuPont and Cargolux have combined their knowledge and expertise to reduce one of the key causes of food waste, ensuring that fresh food products are now available to emerging markets in Africa, opening new horizons and creating new opportunities.

 

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The Science Behind Protection of Perishables in Air Transit

The DuPont™ Tyvek® Air Cargo cover provides thermal protection from solar radiation, reducing the damaging effects of the baking heat encountered on the tarmac of Accra airport.  Thus, a DuPont™ Tyvek® Air Cargo cover consignment will keep goods up to 15.4 degrees cooler in a hot environment.

The film follows a cargo of food on its journey from the La Provencale warehouse in Luxemburg to a celebratory dinner for an Independence Day Celebration in Accra, Ghana.  While a few years ago chefs would have been restricted to working with local food produce, they can now work with fresh ingredients sourced from Europe thanks to shipments protected by DuPont™ Tyvek® Air Cargo covers.

COLLABORATORS
DuPont

Cargolux
La Provencale
Newrest Catering

  • CHALLENGE: Food
  • INDUSTRY: Air Cargo Covers
  • LOCATION: Luxemburg

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