Pulsed Light sterilisation for sport closures

Aptar Food + Beverage, a global leader in dispensing solutions, has announced a technical collaboration with Claranor, a world leader in Pulsed Light packaging sterilisation. This synergy highlights the benefits of the Fullcap sterilisation solution with the Uno sport cap family in PP material, specifically adapted for use with functional beverages.

Functional beverages containing vitamins and minerals, boosting energy and helping recovery, capped with advanced sport closures, require a specific sterilisation process that Claranor provides. The company’s Fullcap Pulsed Light sterilisation solution goes through the closure, allowing sterilisation under the cap, where chemicals cannot penetrate or could be trapped. Claranor equipment is compact (600 mm high), and provides an instant treatment. It can be used on speed lines up to 60,000  bph with no chemical nor residue.

This solution is claimed to provide ultimate inner and outer decontamination when applied to Aptar’s Uno PP sport closure family in the translucent material version. It is adapted for high acid aseptic lines. With its non-chemical and non-thermal treatment, it respects the integrity of the packaging and the product inside. Aptar Uno sport cap is a one-piece design, made with mono-material for improved recyclability. Its active hinge provides a comfortable, one-hand opening and closing, and the 28 mm version is tethered to the bottle helping to improve the closures’ recyclability rates, and contribute to a more circular economy.

Uno is suitable for dry aseptic filling and approved by Claranor Fullcap sterilisation with pulsed light. This closure is available in 1881, 38 mm 2S and 3S neck finishes. The development of Uno, and its ability to be sterilised with pulsed light was driven by the continuous growth of aseptically processed, shelf stable beverages, such as preservative-free functional drinks. Thanks to this development, Aptar and Oshee have recently strengthened their partnership as Uno 38 mm 3S was the perfect fit for Oshee’s new functional drink, RL-9 Junior, launched on the Polish market. Oshee, market leader in functional beverages in Poland, inspires and motivates physical activity and a healthy lifestyle.

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