A new approach to aseptic packaging

Press releases - Monday, March 2, 2009

This spring Ecolean will introduce a lightweight aseptic packaging system for liquid food products. After years of development Ecolean's lightweight concept and environmental thinking can be applied to products with long shelf life in ambient conditions. The new aseptic system will be presented at Anuga FoodTec in Cologne, 10-13 March 2009.

Ecolean's ambition is to offer a modern aseptic packaging system that is easy to operate and a package that satisfies the demands of the consumers, says Peter L Nilsson, Managing Director of Ecolean. Therefore we have chosen a completely new approach.

New to the industry is Ecolean's choice of a dry, non-chemical alternative for the process of package sterilisation, which ensures that food contact surfaces are never exposed to any chemicals during manufacturing or filling. The sterilisation process is separated from the filling machines and performed at the Ecolean production plants.

The material is a flexible multi-layered polymer film that protects the product. The package weighs just 14 grams, 40-50% of a conventional liquid food carton or bottle. Once empty it's flat as an envelope which saves space in the trashbag. With its unique thin material and durable, lightweight construction the package saves energy during production, transport and waste handling.

For more information, please contact: 
Peter L Nilsson, Managing Director or 
Peter Nilsson, Sales & Marketing Director