Tetra Pak has announced the commercial roll out of its full range of E3 machines based on eBeam technology used in the packaging material sterilisation process.
Charles Brand, executive vice president Product Management and Commercial Operations said: “The use of eBeam in the packaging material sterilisation process is a ground-breaking first in the carton packaging industry. This will help the customer to cut operational costs by as much as 20%, while reducing the environmental impact, making water recycling easier and lowering energy consumption.”
The equipment range covers includes the Tetra Pak E3/CompactFlex for chilled portion packages; Tetra Pak E3/Speed for ambient family packages; Tetra Pak E3/Flex for chilled family packages; and Tetra Pak E3/Speed Hyper for ambient portion packages, with the latter two being the newest additions to the range.
The Tetra Pak E3/Speed Hyper is claimed to be the world’s fastest aseptic carton filling machine, running at an industry-leading capacity of 40,000 ambient portion packages per hour, more than 60% faster than its next nearest carton packaging rival.
This is possible due to eBeam sterilisation, which completes the task more efficiently and more rapidly than has previously been possible.
The Tetra Pak E3/Flex will produce a new chilled family package, the Tetra Brik 900 Ultra Edge. With a shape that is taller and slimmer than many family size carton packages on the market, this innovation, according to Tetra Pak, helps customers differentiate their products in the highly competitive chilled market.
“eBeam is the future direction of the industry, and we will continue to expand our offerings to include more packaging formats and features,” Brand added.