​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Processing applications for ​​UHT milk

In the vast global market for UHT milk, food safety is the alpha and the omega. The whole process has to be sterile and there is absolutely no room for errors. Today's consumers are more safety conscious than ever, so it's important to know that your own raw materials, production equipment and routines live up to the highest possible safety standards.

Besides the UHT white milk, this category includes formulated products for specific customer segments, recombined milk, reduced lactose milk and skimmed milk with added vitamins. Whichever category you operate in, we have the expertise and the equipment to support you.

As the inventors of aseptic technology, our systems have been developed over many years and are proven to be the most reliable on the market.  We offer the highest level of hygienic design, starting with the design of the equipment itself. Our machines are based on components sourced only from large, reliable suppliers who offer global support. Once commissioned, automatic cleaning systems minimise the risks associated with manual equipment cleaning.

Supplying extremely cost-efficient production solutions both for bulk and premium products, Tetra Pak also helps UHT milk producers drive down operating costs. And, as environmental legislation becomes stricter, it is good to know that cost and impact reduction go hand in hand.​

UHT treatment

Ultra High Temperature or Ultra Heat Treatment is used for the sterilization of low acid foods. UHT treatment involves heating the product to over 135 °C. It destroys all microorganisms, making the end product suitable for ambient distribution. Read more about flexible solutions with UHT technology

Best-practice lines for UHT milk

Best-practice lines

Direct UHT line

For premium or formulated products, we offer this direct UHT system. A low heat load means the end product has less of a ‘cooked flavour’.
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Indirect UHT line

Designed for high operational efficiency, the Indirect UHT line incorporates our effective, durable tubular heat exchangers. Optimized processes extend your running times between cleaning (CIP and sterilisation). And thanks to a shortened mix phase, the line also reduces product losses.
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UHT line with OneStep technology

This dedicated line for high volume production of ambient milk takes efficient production to a whole new level. It cuts down the number of processing steps in the dairy, thereby reducing your operational costs by 30 – 50%.
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Formulated - Chocolate milk slurry line

Chocolate is far too valuable to waste, so your slurry must have the right raw materials, the right mixing and the right heat treatment. These factors all impact your product quality, product safety – and your profits. Tetra Pak’s line can enable you to get all of them right, at the lowest total cost of ownership on the market, anywhere.
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Recombined milk - Continuous multi-stream blending with OneStep Technology line

This is the configuration that gives you everything: the lowest total cost of ownership (which means the highest efficiency). You get high accuracy, which assures consistent product quality and significant ingredient savings. Of course you get high capacity and a small footprint. And you get exceptional flexibility.
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Formulated - Continuous multi-stream blending with OneStep technology​ line

With OneStep technology, concentrate mixing and inline blending, there’s no longer any need for intermediate storage tanks. As a result, the process is smooth and efficient. The footprint is smaller. There’s less to clean and maintain. And best of all, a line with of OneStep technology can cut your total cost of ownership drastically.
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Recombined milk- Batch production line

Batch production is the traditional approach to recombined milk. It gives you the lowest investment cost, but the operational costs are generally high. Batch production is a great solution for small volumes. Tetra Pak can also offer this configuration with elimination of the pasteurization step.
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UHT treatment for food and dairy products​

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