Claranor to highlight packaging technology at trade show

Claranor will present for the first time in the United States its latest sterilization units for caps and cups, at the PACK EXPO trade show, taking place in Chicago from Oct. 31 to Nov. 3 at booth 3426.

Claranor will present for the first time in the United States its latest sterilization units for caps and cups, at the PACK EXPO trade show, taking place in Chicago from Oct. 31 to Nov. 3 at booth 3426.

This French company has developed a clean, dry and chemical-free solution for the disinfection of packaging based on the technology of pulsed light. Pulsed light uses the bactericidal effect of UV rays, applied through very short and powerful flashes to decontaminate the surfaces of packaging materials. The first industrial installations in the beverage industry include Nestlé Waters’s plants in several countries.

Building upon its success in treating the caps before capping for products such as flavored waters, juices and soft drinks, Claranor has recently installed its first unit at a dairy for bottled milk packaging, yielding a microbiological reduction guarantee of 3 log on A. niger, on the inside of the caps.

In addition to providing an introduction of Claranor's cap treatment systems, PACK EXPO will enable the company to demonstrate its innovative cup sterilization equipment. Developed for sensitive product packaging lines (chilled and refrigerated products subject to mold development), this sterilization system was launched in 2009 with the first two units installed in France on dairy dessert production lines.

Claranor pulsed light solutions for cap and cup sterilization present obvious environmental and safety benefits. The technology is a cost-effective alternative to existing chemical and irradiation solutions, able to comply with industrial requirements and constraints.

Claranor products are distributed in the U.S. and Canada by Fowler Products. During PACK EXPO, a cap decontamination system will be demonstrated in continuous operation on Fowler booth.

Claranor: Upper North Hall, Booth 3426

Fowler Products: Booth S-858

About Claranor

Funded in 2004, Claranor designs and manufactures pulsed light equipment for packaging materials and clear liquid disinfection in the food and pharmaceutical sectors. Having now more than 20 industrial installations running, the company is located in Avignon, south of France, and employs a 17 persons staff, gathering skills in optics, electronics, engineering and microbiology.

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