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LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Jun 1, 2021 / CSRwire / – Tetra Pak presents its new UHT 2.0 heating portfolio and Tetra PakÂ® E3 / Speed ââHyper packaging equipment on World Milk Day to support the theme of sustainability of this year and Dairy’s commitment to innovation to reduce environmental footprint.
Tetra Pak’s new UHT 2.0 portfolio with OneStep technology and Tetra PakÂ® E3 / Speed ââHyper reduces water and steam consumption, creating less wastewater and therefore also lowering the cost of its disposal for manufacturers of dairy products. The addition of a Tetra PakÂ® water filtration station to Tetra PakÂ® E3 / Speed ââHyper makes it possible to recover 5500 liters of water per hour of operation of the filling machine (up to 95%) , while helping to reduce water consumption1. With the increasing scarcity of water, wastewater is increasingly becoming a pressing concern in the industry. Up to a fifth of Tetra Pak’s customers are based in high or extremely high risk water areas and the company is prioritizing actions to address this.
The combination of UHT 2.0 with OneStep technology and Tetra PakÂ® E3 / Speed ââHyper achieves excellent results among the industry benchmarks for sustainability, with a GHG index score of 0.8, a water index score of 0.3 and a product loss index score of 0.72. Compared to a conventional line solution3 this optimal integrated solution reduces GHG emissions by 20%, water consumption by 70% and product losses by 30%.
Alejandro Cabal, Vice President Packaging Solutions, Tetra Pak, said: âAs part of Tetra Pak’s broader ambition to achieve net zero emissions across the value chain by 2050, we want to be part of the solution to limit climate change for the global dairy sector. . To achieve this, accelerating the development of our portfolio of low-carbon packaging and circular equipment and working to help customers achieve their emission reduction targets is a priority. A significant portion of emissions come from the operation of equipment on customer sites. innovation and collaboration are vital. “
Frederik Wellendorph, Vice President Liquid Food, Tetra Pak, said: âWe are continuously innovating in food processing and packaging to deliver solutions that reduce water consumption, carbon footprint and waste. products. In addition to this, we provide benchmarking and environmental improvement services, helping clients achieve their own sustainability goals. Through this holistic approach to sustainability, we aim to help our customers benefit from both low carbon equipment and packaging, reduced operating costs as well as branding. improved – which is proving increasingly attractive to sustainability-conscious consumers.
Tetra Pak UHT 2.0 portfolio upgrades will improve automation possibilities and performance, strongest offering4 in industry. The new UHT 2.0 portfolio combined with OneStep technology reduces the processing steps of the production line without affecting the quality of the final product.
Tetra PakÂ® E3 / Speed ââHyper represents the future of portion packaging production. It is the world’s fastest aseptic carton filling machine, producing up to 40,000 portion packs per hour, using eBeam5 sterilization technology to get the job done faster and more efficiently than was previously possible. This reduces the environmental impact and facilitates the recycling of water. It combines low cost high speed production with significant environmental benefits. While its increased capacity can reduce operating costs for manufacturers by up to 10%6, it also represents a low carbon alternative to aseptic PET equipment, as the electricity consumption and carbon footprint are both five times lower than that of aseptic PET lines.7.
The announcement follows Tetra Pak’s 2020 commitment to not only achieve zero net emissions in its own operations by 2030, but also to achieve a zero net emission ambition across the value chain. by 2050. Tetra Pak has predicted a dramatic shift in levels of investment in sustainability. innovation, by committing at least 100 million euros per year over the next 5 to 10 years. This will help the company achieve its goal of offering processing and packaging solutions with a minimal carbon footprint.
- The application of a Tetra PakÂ® water filtration station removes lubrication, packaging material residues, hydrogen peroxide (if using a conventional packaging line) and cleans the water before recirculate it in the system.
- The combination of UHT 2.0’s OneStep technology with Tetra PakÂ® E3 / Speed ââHyper has a GHG index score of 0.8, a water index score of 0.3 and a score of product loss index of 0.7. A GHG index is the ratio of the CO2 equivalent of the energy consumed by the combination of UHT 2.0 with OneStep technology and Tetra PakÂ® E3 / Speed ââHyper compared to the CO2 equivalent of the energy consumed by a conventional indirect heating line. The UHT 2.0 heating line includes processing equipment including raw milk storage tank, Tetra PakÂ® D indirect UHT unit, homogenizer, deaerator, hot milk separator, cream cooler, VD aseptic tank and packaging equipment such as Tetra PakÂ® E3 / Speed ââHyper with capacity of 40,000 packs / h connected to the Tetra PakÂ® water filtration station and downstream equipment for the production of Tetra Brik cartons Â® Aseptic 200 Slim Leaf. The conventional indirect heating line includes additional Tetra PakÂ® Pasteurizer D at UHT 2.0 and Tetra PakÂ® A3 / Speed ââprocessing lines with a capacity of 24,000 packs / h without Tetra PakÂ® water filtration station. The energy consumption figure includes the electricity, heating and cooling energy required to produce one unit of UHT milk, in the defined processing and packaging lines. The global average of the GHG emission factor is applied. This calculation is performed using Tetra Pak Processing Solution and Equipment Global TCO (Total Cost of Ownership), version 1.3. In the same way, the indices of water and product losses are calculated.
- Benchmark is based on a conventional indirect heating UHT milk processing line with a packaging line that does not use eBeam technology.
- Benchmarking exercises performed for customer projects have shown that Tetra Pak can deliver the best overall performance.
- eBeam is a technology developed by Tetra Pak in collaboration with its partner COMET. EBeam technology sterilizes packaging materials using electron beams and replaces the traditional hydrogen peroxide sterilization process for packaging materials while ensuring the same sterilization performance.
- Compared to the Tetra PakÂ® A3 / Speed ââfilling machine.
- Compared with aseptic PET lines using hydrogen peroxide sterilization.
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