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GEA Procomac designs, manufactures and services complete cold aseptic filling lines for sport drinks in PET bottles:
Sport drinks in PET containers filled using aseptic processing systems are becoming increasingly popular. The adoption of cold aseptic technology allows filling in convenientely shaped, 'easy grip' bottles. Moreover, special 'drink through' caps are used to allow consumption on the move.
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 sport drinks.
The final product quality is superior to other technologies; moreover, all components that come into contact with the product have bben optimised for extended reliability also when filling products with a high mineral content such as sport drinks.
Gatorade™ in the USA and Europe use GEA Procomac cold aseptic filling technology for their world-famous sport drink products.