InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA - Pusat Teknologi Agroindustri, one unit in BPPT has also developed kinds of emulsifier, such as, Gliserol Mono Laurat (GML), and Gliserol Mono Fatty Acid (GMFA1) in derivative palm oil – base. The emulsifier products are applied as the coating materials to maintain the freshness of mango knowing that the commercial emulsifier used today is from bees-wax – base which the material is still imported. It is hoped, it could reduce the dependence of imported materials.
The application of emulsifier test has been developed together with the partner, PT Trigtra Arjasa in District of Situbondo. PT Trigatra Arjasa is the arumanis mango company within the total plantations laying about 150 hectares. It has packing house unit and implemented the post harvest system which could be standard and the maturity of the mango fruit could be too.
From the test result done, it was good enough namely to maintain the freshness of the mango within the note, the storage should depend on the cooling chain process. Without it, the coating technology would be useless.
Through the making process to the derivative product, it is hoped to be the bridge to increase the additional values of the palm oil downstream products, namely the side products, such as, palm oil fatty acid distillate (PFAD) got from the refinery. (Achmad Sofian Nasori - Pusat Teknologi Agroindustri-BPPT)
For detail, please read InfoSAWIT, November 2018