​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Membrane filtration solutions for dairy, plant-based and alternative ingredient products​

Membrane filtration supports efficient production of milk- and whey-based foods and beverages as well as high-value nutrients for infants, sports people, and seniors. It is also used to concentrate plant-based proteins, to purify alternative proteins – and for process water recovery and reuse. 

Let membrane filtration be your game-changer

Would you like to create new foods and beverages while increasing raw material yield? Or are you interested in enhancing product quality and boosting production flexibility?

You can achieve these goals with membrane filtration.

Our Product Development Centre for filtration solutions

Interested in exploring new product ideas and finding a competitive advantage?

Our Product Development Centre offers dairies, food producers and beverage makers a unique platform to develop next-generation products or optimize production processes to meet customer needs. Whether you’re a startup or global producer, we can help you bring your new products to market. Testing can be onsite or virtual depending on your needs.

Discover how spiral-wound membranes work

Ever wondered how advanced spiral-wound membranes work? Watch this two-minute video and learn more about the process.

To further deepen your knowledge of spiral-wound membrane filtration, see our video on high-protein dairy products further down this page.

Spiral-wound membranes video
Training videos

Learn the basics of membrane filtration

Whether you’ve worked with membrane filtration for some time or are new to the field, we’re here to help you learn more about this high-yield technology.

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High-protein dairy products – here’s how to produce them

Dairies around the world use Tetra Pak’s membrane filtration systems for several reasons:

  • Increased yield
  • Scalability to meet growing demand – and produce new product types
  • Ability to recover and use excess water from milk and whey concentration, for instance for cleaning

You can rent a pilot plant to get started.

See our video for an introduction to the principle of spiral-wound membrane filtration.

High-protein dairy products – here’s how to produce them

Dairies around the world use Tetra Pak’s membrane filtration systems for several reasons:

  • Increased yield
  • Scalability to meet growing demand – and produce new product types
  • Ability to recover and use excess water from milk and whey concentration, for instance for cleaning

You can rent a pilot plant to get started.

See our video for an introduction to the principle of spiral-wound membrane filtration.

Membrane tools

Troubleshoot your membrane filtration system, boost its performance and improve your employees’ work environment.

We offer easy-to-use tools and systems for installation, maintenance and troubleshooting.

  • Tetra Pak® Membrane Lifting System
  • Tetra Pak® Membrane Installation Tool 
  • Membrane Scope
  • ATD removal tool
  • Bubble test kit

 

Membrane types

We offer fast delivery of all types of membranes through our 24/7 hotline and extensive stocks in Europe and the US. Our experts help you find the right membranes to meet your performance and cost-efficiency targets.

Pilot plants

You can rent five different types of easy-to-use pilot plants from us. Use them to test a full range of dairy, plant-based or alternative protein filtration processes in a real-life production setting.

A lower-cost ultrafiltration system

Tetra Pak® UF system P is a pre-engineered ultrafiltration system for concentrating milk or whey proteins to make value-added dairy products. Like all ultrafiltration solutions, it uses membranes to remove water, minerals, and lactose from dairy streams during the production process. Tetra Pak UF system P comes in two versions: one adapted for the North American market and the other for the rest of the world.

FILTRATION APPLICATIONS

Milk pouring into glass

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Filtration solutions for liquid milk

Membrane filtration plays a major role in milk processing. Apart from normal fat standardised pasteurised drinking milk it is used for nearly all dairy products

Whey powder in cup

​​​​​​​​​​​Filtration solutions for whey

One of the most common applications of membrane filtration in the dairy industry is the treatment of whey from cheese manufacturer.

Yoghurt with blueberries

Filtration solutions for concentrated fermented dairy products

The ultrafiltration membrane separates the skimmed milk into two streams, allowing water, dissolved salts, lactose, and acids to pass through

Milk and Whey

Filtration solutions for ​​​milk and whey based ingredients​

Membrane technology is used in the production of bulk and specialty products like WPC/WPI, MPC/MPI, MCC/MCI, Lactoferrin, high-fat, demineralised whey and more

White cheese

Filtration solutions for high cheese yield and quality​

Microfiltration removes impurities and harmful microorganisms from the cheese brine swiftly and efficiently while preserving the natural chemical balance

plant-based beverages

Filtration solutions for plant-based foods and drinks

Membrane filtration is used in the dairy industry to create high-protein products and powder. For plant-based products possibilities are virtually unlimited.

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