As an environmentally responsible company, Tetra Pak is at the forefront with a dedicated strategy focusing on sustainable use of natural resources with due regard to the profitability and sustainability of our customers’ businesses. By means of innovative technology, we are constantly developing new ways to reduce the resource usage, product wastage, and effluents of food producers to protect the environment:
The software optimizes the speed control of the booster pumps automatically, thereby achieving up to 50 % power savings. VarioBoost is an integral part of new Tetra Pak membrane filtration solutions.
Patent on the software is pending.
White water is the first flush water in connection with cleaning of a process line after production. It contains approx. 1/3 milk and 2/3 water.
By means of reverse osmosis filtration, valuable solids from the flush water can be recovered and the water retrieved.
Depending on local legislation, the milk solids can be used for:
Green Flush is a highly resource-saving, software-based solution for effective flushing of a membrane filtration plant.
Compared to a traditional full plant flush, Green Flush reduces water consumption and the flow volume required for effective flushing.
Cleaning of milk powder plants requires large volumes of lye.
After a CIP (cleaning in place), the lye contains dissolved and suspended matter, making it unsuitable for direct use in a new CIP sequence.
As an alternative to dumping large quantities of spent lye, Tetra Pak has developed a separation method which regenerates 70% to 90% of spent lye.
Water is an important part of any food production. Accessibility to water and local legislative requirements can influence the day-to-day business.
Focus on water recovery and savings helps ensure a more robust business against water issues and create a more sustainable company profile.
Our Water Competence Center offers an assessment of the various water side streams in dairy and food production, comprising:
The ESA™ or Energy Saving ATD (Anti-Telescoping Device) is a technology that reduces power consumption of membrane filtration plants significantly.
Transportation of milk and whey and other food products for further processing contributes heavily to the environmental footprint and is costly.
Concentration of the product by means of reverse osmosis removes water from the product and raises the total solids content.
Thus, it is possible to transport 3 or 4 times as much dry matter per transport unit.