Tetra Pak Acquires eBeam Development And Manufacturing Operations For Sustainable Packaging Lines

Monday, November 9th, 2020 | 1544 Views

Tetra Pak has announced its acquisition of eBeam device development and manufacturing operations from Comet AG, a globally leading Swiss technology firm.

The acquisition consolidates the development and manufacturing capabilities in Comet with Tetra Pak’s long-established eBeam development and application engineering for food packaging. This will further boost the company’s ability to deliver sustainable and higher efficiency filling lines for customers.

“In 2015 we launched the world’s first filling machine that uses a low voltage electron beam to sterilise packaging material, a technology that we developed in collaboration with Comet. Integrating the development and manufacturing of the eBeam in-house will enable us to further optimise the technology for packaging and enhance our low-carbon circular-economy packaging equipment portfolio,” said Laurence Mott, Executive Vice President, Development & Engineering at Tetra Pak.

“This acquisition is in line with the company’s strategic priority to drive the sustainability transformation of our industry and help customers reduce operational costs, increase capacity and achieve their sustainability targets,” he continued.

The eBeam sterilisation technology works by focusing a controlled beam of electrons on the surface of a packaging material to kill micro-organisms as it runs through the filling machine. This leads to more than 60 percent improvement on production capacity, reaching up to 40,000 portion packs per hour on a filling line. It also significantly improves the environmental performance, making water recycling easier, lowering energy consumption by up to a third, and cutting food waste.


Check these articles out:

Rising Consumer Demand For Safe & Healthy Food Products to drive the market for Halal ingredients

Firmenich Strengthens Sustainable Ingredients Business With Acquisition Of DRT

The Advantages Of Cold Aseptic Filling

Driving The Digital Revolution In The Beverage Industry

Delicious Data: How Predictive Analytics Improves Efficiency

Givaudan Acquires Vika BV To Strengthen Dairy Portfolio

Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor To Become Post-COVID Global Food Innovation Hub