France-based Claranor has recently developed a revolutionary pulsed light system for sterilizing the external surface of an HDPE bottle neckbefore cutting themoil, prior to filling. The blowing process creates a sterile surface inside of the bottle. External sterilization prevents any recontamination of that surface during the moil cutting stage. This continuous process meets hygienic requirements for 60 dayESL milk without the use of conventional chemical sterilant spraying. The system, in conjunction with their pulsed light cap sterilizer, has a capacity of 18,000 1 gallon bottles per hour.
Pulsed Light Sterilization technology enables extremely rapid surface sterilization without chemical sterilants and it offers the additional benefits of low energy consumption, operating costs and capex. Claranor introduced this technology to the beverage and dairy industries in 2010 and has since installed more than 200 systems globally for cap sterilization on PET and HDPE bottle lines and for preformed cup sterilization on linear filling lines.
Christophe Riedel, CEO of Claranor, will present “Pulsed Light Sterilization for Both Bottle and Cap on ESL Milk Filling Line” for the first time ata North American packaging conference at AseptipakUSA 2017, Global Forum on Aseptic/ESL Processing, Filling and Packaging. The conference will take place June 20-21 at The Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca, Illinois.
This presentation will include a detailed description of the technology, extensive sterilization data from field trials and total cost of ownership (TCO) data compared to chemical sterilization systems.