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Modified atmosphere packaging plays a pivotal role in preserving fresh produce, and within this context, Oxygen Transmission Rate (OTR), film selection, and laser perforation technology are critical factors. These aspects directly impact the oxygen environment within the packaging, subsequently affecting the freshness and shelf life of fruits and vegetables.

Different types of produce require varying oxygen concentrations. For instance, apples typically need lower oxygen levels (2-5%), while strawberries thrive in relatively higher oxygen environments (approximately 15-20%). Vegetables, too, often demand higher oxygen concentrations to slow down aging and maintain freshness.

The choice of film material is crucial in modified atmosphere packaging. Various films possess distinct oxygen transmission rates. For example, polyethylene (PE) films have higher breathability and suit produce with lower oxygen demands, whereas polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) films offer lower oxygen transmission, ideal for produce requiring higher oxygen levels. Ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer (EVOH) as an oxygen barrier layer achieves even lower oxygen transmission rates, especially vital in preserving produce freshness.

Beyond film selection, laser perforation technology is a pivotal technique in modified atmosphere packaging. This method, through micro-perforations, regulates gas exchange within the packaging to meet the diverse oxygen needs of different produce. Laser perforation ensures appropriate gas exchange in packaging for fruits like strawberries that require higher oxygen concentrations, thereby extending their shelf life.

In summary, OTR, film selection, and laser perforation technology play crucial roles in modified atmosphere packaging for fruits and vegetables. The strategic application of these techniques provides tailored atmospheric conditions, prolonging shelf life, reducing food waste, and preserving the freshness and nutritional value of produce.

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