AgraCo Technologies ethylene filter division
AgraCo Technologies ethylene filter division

Ordering Procedure

Our Extend-A-Life TM Ethylene Filters and Produce Saver TM Sachets are used on US Navy ships of all types. These "GREEN TECHNOLOGY" filters are designed to effectively absorb the ethylene gas that causes most fresh fruits and vegetables (FFV) to ripen and spoil. By absorbing the ethylene gas, our products prolong the shelf life of most FFV by 2-3 weeks, and in some cases, up to 4 weeks longer than normal.

Results and Benefits

  • Lengthens FFV shelf-life by 3-4 weeks
  • Reduces surveys of FFV
  • Enhances quality of life
  • Boosts morale of sailors & marines
  • Easy to use- simply hang in the overhead of the cold storage space
  • Active ingredient of the filter is safe to handle; encased in a metal frame
  • Landfill disposable when expended

Proven Technology


Results of a test aboard USS Roosevelt (CVN-71) in 1999, showed a 9% improvement in shelf life for oranges, 10% for cucumbers, 88% for lettuce and celery, and 245% for tomatoes. Research  conducted over a more than thirty year period by the Natick research facility has resulted in a series of recommendations for the use of ethylene filters aboard Navy ships. Originally reported by Natick Research Center in 1987, and updated with laboratory studies in 1989, the conclusions were identical: Ethylene filters are the most effective and economical means of preserving Fruits and Vegetables aboard US Navy ships.

Model 341 (NSN: 6850-01-412-4371)



Extend-A-LifeTM Model # PS300 Sachets (NSN: 6850-01-412-4370)

For use of boxed produce in transport and storage

Recommendation: For Use With High Ethylene-Producing Commodities such as Apples, Passion Fruit, Pears, Melons, and Tomatoes, up to 40-50 lb. box

For additional information or assistance with FFV preservation issues contact:
Military Sales
Roland Haan
Phone No.: 267-205-6283
Fax No.: 877-684-4041
220 South Second Street
Dillsburg, PA 17019
Phone No.: 717-502-0350
Fax No.: 717-502-3053
Toll Free No.: 800-337-4169

To order, call us at 1-800-337-4169



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