Author Archives: Banana Jim

About Banana Jim

Invented Tarpless Ripening in 1990 (some would argue that!), working at D Theoderedis in Bethlehem, PA. Founded Thermal Technologies, then sold it in 1997. Now head up Global Cooling, with the best ripening rooms and precoolers available. Ethylene scrubbers and ultrasonic humidifiers, too.

At Last the Media Gets it Right, No Bananageddon

Finally, reasonable coverage about the impending demise of the banana.  Read more here, from Fresh Fruit Portal.  Thanks for reading, B Jim.

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Portable Precooler is Cash Flow Positive from Day One with Leasing

(Media, Pennsylvania USA) The Jet-Precooler™ is portable, powerful, and profitable. And now, according to Global Cooling Inc., it is available at the cost of a low monthly payment. “Other the last six months, we’ve had detailed discussions with a number … Continue reading

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The Relationship Between Temperature and Produce Quality

If my product is going to rewarm in handling, is it better to not cool it rather than subject it to cooling and then reheating?

Best quality is obtained by keeping produce as cold as possible as long as possible. Rewarming is not desirable, but not cooling at all is even worse. Continue reading

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Global Ripening receives 2013 Pennsylvania Excellence Award

February 17th 2014 –  Global Ripening has been selected for the 2013 Pennsylvania Excellence Award amongst all its peers and competitors by the US Institute for Excellence in Commerce (USIEC). Each year the USIEC conducts business surveys and industry research to … Continue reading

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Precooling Tips and Techniques now available Online

(Philadelphia, PA, USA) According to the experts, the single most important step in postharvest care of fresh produce is prompt and proper precooling. (Precooling is defined as reducing the temperature of freshpicked or -packaged perishables down to their ideal storage … Continue reading

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Free Report: Fresh Produce “Temperature and Quality”, by Jim Thompson

(Philadelphia, PA, USA) Global Cooling Inc. offers a white paper, “Temperature and Quality”, by Jim Thompson, UC-Davis.  This is the first in a series of informational articles about Forced-Air Precooling. “Temperature is the most important factor controlling the postharvest life … Continue reading

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Portable Forced-Air Precooling Tunnel Available

(Philadelphia, PA, USA) There is a new, ready-to-use Precooling System, from Global Cooling Inc. The powerful unit comes completely assembled and ready to use. The Jet-Ready Precooler™ features two 10HP fans mounted on a hot-dipped galvanized steel frame. When used … Continue reading

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“Jet-Ready™” Precooler Comes Ready-to-Use

(Philadelphia, PA) The Jet-Ready Precooler™ features two 10-HP fans mounted on a hot-dipped galvanized steel frame. When used with eight (8) pallets, it delivers more than 4,000 cfm per pallet, at normal static pressure. “We are constantly striving to make … Continue reading

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Ethylene Gas Deserves Your Respect

Ethylene gas is a naturally occurring plant ripening hormone.  Its chemical formula is C2H4, it is a hydrocarbon. Ethylene gas for fruit ripening and degreening, is commonly available in three forms: Catalytic Generators, which use an ethanol-mix, to produce pure … Continue reading

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The ROI of Precooling & Postharvest

The financial benefits of prompt and proper precooling can be measured. Selling fresh produce that weighs more and last longer, adds profits directly to the bottom line.  And helps to build and protect your brand-name-equity. It is our pleasure to … Continue reading

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