PET BOTTLE MARKET: Claranor & Löhrke pulse with the PET industry for ... (Company news)
... a cleaner future, at Brau Beviale!
Claranor brought Pulsed light technology to PET production lines 10 years ago, as a cutting-edge sterilization process. At Brau Beviale, Claranor will present 2 business cases illustrating the advantages of Pulsed Light in terms of Efficiency and Savings.
Why Pulsed light is even more obvious than ever on the PET market?
PET is nowadays, among all others packaging materials, largely used. While manufacturers appreciate its flexibility and physical properties, consumers adopt it for its overall convenience. The PET development has been made possible thanks to improvements on the production lines, especially: fully automatic process with inline bottle blowing, filling, and capping. The sterilization is one major step of this process, ensuring protection of the product and of the brand. From wet to dry, chemical sterilization has been the reference until now. However, because of sustainability and economic performance, beverage producers are looking for new solutions of inline decontamination. Pulsed Light Technology has been attracting more and more producers.
Why Claranor Pulsed light is adopted by famous manufacturers?
Claranor is well-known for its Cap sterilization solutions suitable even for high speed filling lines (up to 100 000 bph): Instant treatment, compact, the solution designed by Claranor is easy to integrate on existing or new lines, and offers a decontamination performance matching with beverage manufacturers requirements. These advantages have introduced new standards in the non-chemical sterilization and have established Claranor cap sterilization as an efficient alternative to what only chemical disinfection was offering until now. With >300 units operating worldwide, Claranor solutions are adopted by the largest producers and integrated by major OEM.
How Claranor Pulsed light can generate savings on existing or new lines?
Integrating Claranor Pulsed Light is not only a way of implementing sustainable industrial practices, it is also a way to realize savings. During Brau Beviale, Claranor & Löhrke will present a full business case issued in collaboration with VILSA Brunnen (Germany), including a whole amortization table. Vilsa Brunnen have replaced in the last years 5 PAA cap treatment units used on sensitive filling lines by Pulsed Light. Claranor equipments are adapted for new lines, and to replace existing chemical inline sterilization equipment too. ROI is achieved within 3 years. This information has been presented in preview at the last Fresenius conference by Dirk-C. Leyer, Sales Manager at Löhrke Claranor exclusive distributor in Germany and Austria. “The first intention for Vilsa to adopt Pulsed light Sterilization was to avoid drawbacks of the Pulsed light: sustainable AND profitable PAA sterilization and to protect their natural water source. But the reason why they integrate the Claranor Pulsed light decontamination solution on 5 PET lines is economic.”
Why Claranor is offering outstanding sterilization solution?
Closure manufacturers have adapted the design of their products to sterilization processes since a long time. For example, the shape of thread and plug-seal were designed to avoid retention of drops of sterilant. Claranor has established discussions with closures manufacturers to convince them to adapt their design to the constraints and advantages of pulsed light sterilization. Having its own microbiological laboratory and microbiology team, Claranor performs permanently tests on packaging material. This enables to check improvements performed in the cap design to integrate in it the advantages of a chemical free sterilization. The collaboration with Aptar started in 2010 with the “Original”. One of the last dispensing solutions designed by Aptar is the Uno 38 mm. The translucent version of this sport closure allows a whole decontamination with pulsed light: inside, outside, even under the cover. It makes it suitable for ESL >60 days, adapted to Class IV VDMA.
Claranor at Brau Beviale, 13th to 15th November: booth 4.311
Claranor designs chemical free solutions for chemical free high-speed filling lines. On a common booth with Löhrke, visitors will see Cap and Preform decontamination units. To offer a whole chemical free sterilization of the packaging Claranor has designed a preform sterilizer. The microbiological results achieved on neck and body of preforms offer an effective solution suitable for Ultra clean and ESL lines: preserved or low carbonated soft drinks, beer-mix beverages, chilled juices and milkbased drinks…
Also, on display:
- Claranor Essential, a cost attractive Cap sterilizer bringing the power of Pulsed light to lower speed lines (<16 000 bph).
- Claranor Puls’Full Cap, an equipment dedicated to ESL > 60 days. Designed to allow the instantaneous treatment of both sides of the closure, it prevents any cross-contamination issues. This option matches perfectly the need of upgrading the level of hygiene on the filling lines to innovate with more sensitive products (without preservative, with natural ingredient).