EFUME™
Ethyl Formate

EFUME™ a safe, non-residual way to protect your post-harvest produce, packaged and stored foods and processing equipment. The active ingredient is Ethyl Formate – a naturally occurring, non-residual substance with zero ozone depleting potential. Ethyl Formate is generally regarded as safe (GRAS) by the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It has low mammalian toxicity but rapidly kills insect pests. It is approved in a number of countries for control of insect pests of post-harvest commodity. EFUME™ has been developed for a broad range of applications from post-harvest fumigation household pests to equipment disinfestation. It is suited to a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, grains, cut flowers, and the list of regulatory approvals is expanding rapidly. You can rely on EFUME™ for rapid and effective control of post-harvest insect pests  (1 to 24 hours).

Other benefits include faster shipment of treated commodities as EFUME™ eliminates the need for withholding periods and a shorter ventilation period. Importers and exporters of agricultural goods need to check with local authority requirement and approval for use of  EFUME™ for post shipment applications.

Product Benefits:

Environmental Impact Bonus

  • A safe replacement to commercially available toxic fumigants
  • Environmentally friendly, fast-acting alternative to methyl bromide.
  • The active ingredient and its break down compounds are naturally occurring substance
  • Zero global warming potential.

Produce Outcomes

  • Favourable toxicological profile compared to traditional fumigants.
  • EFUME also offers quality gains. Treatment results have shown that EFUME does not damage the fruit in any way. And – most importantly – it is proving 100% effective in the elimination of pests.

Application Effectiveness

  • Effective for a wide range of insects.
  • Approved for a broad selection of fruit, vegetables and grains
  • EFUME a safe, non-residual way to protect your post-harvest produce, packaged and stored foods and processing equipment.

Economical Gains

  • Faster shipping – no withholding period, leads to efficiency gains thanks to dedicated, innovative dispensing solution.
  • A safe replacement to commercially available toxic fumigants
  • Environmentally friendly, fast-acting alternative to methyl bromide.
  • The active ingredient and its break down compounds are naturally occurring substances
  • Zero global warming potential.
  • EFUME™ overcomes the problems associated with growing resistance among insects and pests to traditional chemicals and fumigants
  • Favourable toxicological profile compared to traditional fumigants.
  • Highest occupational exposure limits compared with other fumigants available in the market
  • Effective for a wide range of post harvest and household insect pests
  • Approved for a broad selection of fruit, vegetables and grains
  • Faster shipping – no withholding period, leads to efficiency gains thanks to dedicated, innovative dispensing solution.
  • EFUME™ also offers quality gains. Treatment results have shown that EFUME™ does not damage the fruit in any way. And – most importantly – it is proving 100% effective in the elimination of pests.
  • Backed by Draslovka Services involving extensive consulting, installation, safety training and customer supporting communications and documentation.  
Product/ applicationPest/insectApplication rate
Cereal grains and seedsLesser grain borers, different beetles, psocids, storage moths, rice weevils660 gr/m³ for 3 hrs or 420 gr/m³ for 24 hrs
Grain stores and equipmentAdult stage rice weevils, several beetles, psocids180 gr/m³ for 6 hrs
Leafy vegetablesAphids120 gr/m³ for 1 hrs
Fruit vegetablesWestern flower thrips70 gr/m³ for 6 hrs
Cut flowersWestern flower thrips30 gr/m³ for 6 hrs
DatesBeetles420 gr/m³ for 12 hrs
KiwisOleander scales, mealy bugs140 gr/m³ for 6 hrs
BananasMites, mealy bugs420 gr/m³ for 6 hrs
PineapplesMites, mealy bugs, scales420 gr/m³ for 2 hrs

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