Tetra Therm Aseptic Visco unit for high viscous and particulate foods

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Tetra Pak launched in November a new Tetra Therm Aseptic Visco unit that cuts product losses by up to 50%, boosts production flexibility, and further maximizes food safety thanks to an innovative new heat exchanger.

The Tetra Therm Aseptic Visco high pressure unit is a continuous food-processing unit that enables efficient high-capacity UHT treatment for high viscous and particulate products. At the heart of this unit is a high-pressure-rated coil tubular heat exchanger, called Tetra Vertico, that handles pressures up to 350 bar and enables higher in-pipe velocity and lower system volumes – meaning it takes fewer litres to fill up the system, which translates into smaller mix zones (product/water), shorter change over times and faster start-up.

Lower system volumes also reduce product losses by up to 50% compared to conventional equipment used for processing high-viscous and particulate foods, which, in turn, cuts costs associated with lost raw material, waste handling and utilities, and increases profits instead.

Furthermore, lower product losses and cleaning volumes also translates into reduced waste, simplifying waste handling and lowering environmental impact compared to conventional equipment used for processing high-viscous and particulate foods.

The hygienic design of the new Tetra Therm Aseptic Visco unit maximizes food safety with the fewest possible welds and easy to clean surfaces. Advanced automation ensures total production control and full traceability, while reducing downtime and the risk of human error.

“Within our targeted segments of prepared food production, we are able to offer complete solutions that match each customer’s specific needs. These solutions, under the new name Tetra Victenso, enable producers to maximize product quality and operational efficiency. Moreover, they are backed by performance guarantees that cover the entire scope of what we deliver,” said Sam Strömerstén, President of Tetra Pak Processing Systems.

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Tetra Pak Processing Systems B.V.

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