Maxwell Chase Technologies today announced the availability of their patented absorbent trays in contact clear polypropylene. The trays come in 2.5, 5 & 7 lb sizes and are ideal for improving freshness and extending shelf life (10-14 days) for both fruit and vegetables. The new clear trays include the Company’s absorbent technology, which comprises of a blend of food safe materials that comply with both FDA and EU food contact regulations. This technology is incorporated safely and securely in the wells at the bottom of the trays and absorbs the excess fluid from the produce. It is the removal of the excess fluid that results in the dramatic improvement in shelf life. The technology has the added advantage of significantly reducing the dripping and spilling of excess juices on the product, which is a common complaint by customers.