Lactose-free milk and milk drinks​​

Consumers are increasingly aware of the digestive syndrome known as lactose intolerance – and are increasingly prioritizing gut health and well-being. They are looking for a wide range of products that support their well-being. This is driving an increase in demand for lactose-free dairy products* worldwide.

*The rules for designating lactose-free and lactose-reduced food products vary between countries. They must be checked in each case by the food producer based on the recipe, technology applied, quality control testing procedures and food product positioning. 

Expertise in lactose free products

To meet the shifting consumer demands and stay competitive, you can produce a wide range of lactose-free products – with the right taste profile and composition for your markets. Whether your consumers prefer a neutral or sweeter taste, we have the know-how to give you expert support in formulation and recipe testing. And we have the technology to build line solutions that give you consistent, high product quality over a longer shelf life while optimizing throughput to cut costs and environmental impact.

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Processing lines for lactose-free milk and milk drinks

Best practice line for lactose free milk with sweet taste

Lactose-free milk drinks with sweet taste profile

The easiest way to produce lactose-free milk is to simply add lactase. That splits the lactose into glucose and galactose and results in a sweeter tasting milk, since both glucose and galactose have a higher sweetness index than lactose. To achieve the most cost-efficient and flexible production – and a stable product over a longer shelf-life – our optimal line solution adds lactase after the final heat treatment.
Best practice line for lactose free milk with neutral taste

Lactose-free milk drinks with neutral taste profile

In many markets, consumers prefer a neutral taste profile that is more like regular milk. To achieve this, our optimal line solution removes part of the lactose, before adding lactase. Whatever taste profile you need, we have the know-how and technology to secure safe, cost-efficient production with low environmental impact.

Processing equipment for lactose free products

Tetra Pak Standardization unit

Tetra Pak® Standardization unit

Tetra Pak® Standardization unit

Unit for automatic in-line standardization of the fat, protein, total solids and solids-non-fat in milk and cream directly after a separator

​​​​​Tetra Pak Aseptic Tank

Tetra Pak® Aseptic Tank for intermediate storage

Tetra Pak® Aseptic Tank for intermediate storage

Tetra Pak® Aseptic Tank is a fully automated unit used for the buffering (intermediate storage) of liquid food products under aseptic conditions.

Tetra Pak Indirect UHT unit DE

Tetra Pak® Indirect UHT unit DE

Tetra Pak® Indirect UHT unit DE

Tetra Pak® Indirect UHT unit is a processing unit for highly efficient, continuous ultra-high temperature treatment of dairy and other liquid food products

Tetra Pak Aseptic Dosing unit F

Tetra Pak® Aseptic Dosing unit F

Tetra Pak® Aseptic Dosing unit F

Flexible aseptic dosing - functional ingredients are injected with high precision into the base product after the final heat treatment, just before filling.

Tetra Pak UF system P

Tetra Pak® UF system P

Tetra Pak® UF system P

Tetra Pak® UF system P is a pre-engineered ultrafiltration system for separating milk or whey components to make value-added dairy products.

Packages for lactose free products

Tetra Brik Aseptic package

Tetra Brik® Aseptic

Tetra Brik® Aseptic

The all-time carton packaging best-seller for long-life liquid foods. Tetra Brik® Aseptic is suitable for a wide range of milk and juice-based products.

Tetra Classic Aseptic carton package

Tetra Classic® Aseptic

Tetra Classic® Aseptic

A design icon since its introduction in the 1950s, the unique Tetra Classic® Aseptic is a flexible affordable package that’s convenient for busy on-the-go lives

Tetra Gemina Aseptic carton package

Tetra Gemina® Aseptic

Tetra Gemina® Aseptic

The versatile Tetra Gemina® Aseptic carton package is shaped to perform. Its unique top gives it elegant appearance and the package is a dream to pour from.

Tetra Prisma Aseptic package

Tetra Prisma® Aseptic

Tetra Prisma® Aseptic

Tetra Prisma Aseptic carton package is an octagonal shaped package. The prismatic shape fits in hands of all sizes, perfect for on-the-go consumption.

Tetra Stelo Aseptic carton package

Tetra Stelo® Aseptic

Tetra Stelo® Aseptic

Tetra Stelo® Aseptic Edge for milk, juice, and plant-based beverages has a premium look and feel, plus many options in line with your sustainability ambitions.

Tetra Fino Aseptic carton pouch

Tetra Fino® Aseptic carton pouch

Tetra Fino® Aseptic carton pouch

The Tetra Fino® Aseptic carton pouch is a low-cost packaging solution for keeping food safe. It’s easy to pack, stack and store, and hold and drink from.

Tetra Wedge Aseptic carton package

Tetra Wedge® Aseptic

Tetra Wedge® Aseptic

Tetra Wedge® Aseptic with its light weight board keeps food safe and fresh for a long time. It allows different product positioning, and much more.

Tetra Brik carton package

Tetra Brik®

Tetra Brik®

The smart package - ideal for healthy products such as milk, yoghurt and probiotic beverages. Its efficient shape uses no unnecessary material, weight or space.

Tetra Top carton package

Tetra Top®

Tetra Top®

The Tetra Top® system includes a wide and creative range of carton bottle packages with numerous different tops and openings for chilled and ambient products.

Tetra Rex carton package

Tetra Rex®

Tetra Rex®

Tetra Rex® Plant-based is the world’s first fully renewable package, and is manufactured from a combination of plastics derived from sugarcane and paperboard.

White milk categories

Milk poured into glass

Pasteurized and ESL milk

Pasteurized and ESL milk

Our solutions for pasteurized and ESL milk ensure efficient and safe production, backed by our expertise knowledge in chilled dairy production.

Milk in glass

UHT milk

UHT milk

Our solutions for UHT milk are some of the most reliable on the market with the highest level of hygienic design.

Milk pouring into glass

Recombined milk

Recombined milk

Tetra Pak technology for recombined milk production gives you the lowest total cost of ownership, consistent product quality with maximum flexibility.

Flavoured milk in glasses

Flavoured and formulated dairy products

Flavoured and formulated dairy products

By adding flavours and formulating dairy products, producers around the world are reaching whole new consumer groups with tasty, healthy products.

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