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Iced tea and infusions in PET containers are nowadays very popular in Europe and in East Asia. The adoption of cold aseptic filling technology allows filling high quality products in standard lightweight PET bottles.
GEA Procomac microbiological isolator technology is used on the bloc that sterilizes rinses and fills. This achieves strict quality control in the working environment and ensures an easy line management for operators, and avoids the need for plant operators to use a dedicated ‘clean room’.
Every step in the chain of events that occur on the aseptic filling process is monitored for maximum security. GEA Procomac designs, manufactures and supplies only the highest quality process machines that are needed for utilities, sterile water and sterilizing solution management. Product preparation (e.g. syrup rooms) and end-of-line equipment can be supplied on a ‘turnkey’ basis. This achieves perfect integration of the key line components and ensures a smooth operation for the whole process.
GEA Procomac’s turnkey aseptic line performance is guaranteed. The maximum defectiveness rate on the final product is very low: 1 in 100000 bottles for high acid teas and infusions and 1 in 10000 for low acid teas and infusions.
The final product quality is superior to other technologies thanks to flash pasteurization, which maintains all the taste of the product.
Nestlé® in Italy is using GEA Procomac cold aseptic technology for its widely successful Belté iced tea.