Tetra Pak has acquired the business of Sealing Technology Ltd, enabling Tetra Pak to offer customers a complete solution for post-gassing and heat-sealing technology for bulk powder packing.
The equipment will be offered as Tetra Pak standard plant for new installations or as a retrofittable version for existing lines.
Ivan Marovic, Key Account Manager - Materials Handling, said: “We have used Sealing Technology’s solutions on a number of projects, and the acquisition will allow us to utilise the post-gassing cycle in Tetra Pak powder handling projects.
“As a supplier of post-gassing technology, Tetra Pak will implement this technology as part of its bulk bag packing solutions for dairy, food and ingredient powders.”
The technology removes oxygen from the packed powder and preserves it, thus increasing its shelf life. This is a cost-effective solution as it uses less modified atmosphere gas than traditional methods.
Sealing Technology Ltd is located in Auckland, New Zealand, and was established 13 years ago.