Hazel Technologies Shelf-Life Extender Results in Longer Lasting Apricots

Hazel Technologies, a Serra Capital III portfolio company, recently held a study on the effects of the company’s technology on the shelf life of apricots. The study found that Hazel’s shelf-life extender product significantly improved the longevity of the apricot’s freshness. Hazel Technologies is developing new solutions to reduce waste in order to improve the efficiency of the fresh produce supply chain. The Hazel® Product Line is a suite of packaging inserts that extend the shelf life of ethylene sensitive produce.

“We are extremely pleased to report that UC Davis researchers saw significant increases in apricot firmness, even after release from 20 days in cold storage,” Adam Preslar, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Hazel.

Source: https://www.andnowuknow.com/behind-greens/new-hazel-technologies-shelf-life-extender-results-longer-lasting-apricots-Adam-Preslar-Angelos-Deltsidis/jessica-donnel/61017

Chicago Tech Funding Surpassed $124M Including Hazel Technologies

Chicago tech funding has been on the rise, with $124M invested in Chicago-based companies in March 2018 alone. Among those companies invested in, is Hazel Technologies - a Serra Capital III portfolio company. Hazel Technologies is developing new solutions to reduce waste in order to improve the efficiency of the fresh produce supply chain.

Source: https://www.americaninno.com/chicago/funding-chicago/chicago-tech-funding-surpassed-124m-in-march/

Hazel Technologies Completes Pear Trials With Cornell University

Hazel Technologies, a Serra Capital III portfolio company, has announced the successful completion of research trials with Cornell University to validate a new post-harvest quality technology for fresh pears. Hazel Technologies is developing new solutions to reduce waste in order to improve the efficiency of the fresh produce supply chain. The Hazel® Product Line is a suite of packaging inserts that extend the shelf life of ethylene sensitive produce.

The study found that pears treated with Hazel® Pear product had three-times longer shelf life and 95 percent internal color retention following three weeks of treatment.