​​​​​Innovations at Tetra Pak

Innovation means transforming knowledge into new products and services or into new processes and new working methods. Striving for renewal, or innovation, is one of the most important driving forces in the global economy. Innovation stimulates competition and affects our very existence. It creates jobs, increases growth and mobilises factors that can help a nation to improve the competitive strength of its economy.​


Ruben Rausing showing a model of the first filling machine

Ruben Rausing showing a model of the first filling machine

At Tetra Pak , innovation is the result of the total process of developing an idea into a product or a new way of working which adds value to the business. Innovation embraces everything from hatching an idea to reaching the marketplace with a new or improved product. Whichever way you define it, it is important. Innovation is one of the mainstays of our survival and growth.

From Ideas to products

Our Product Development Centres are there to help you turn your concepts into fully-fledged commercial products, tested, evaluated and modified to perfection. Use our centres to fine tune new processing concepts, perform trials and test runs, and evaluate final results – all with the help of our experienced technicians and under conditions of absolute secrecy.​​

Read more about our Product Development Centres.

Key success factors to innovation

Innovation in future growth markets

What should you think about when developing products to meet the needs of people who have so much less purchasing power than their counterparts in the industrialised world?

Read article in Tetra Pak Magazine No 104 - Deeper in the Pyramid

World’s highest capacity homogenizer

The new Tetra Pak® Homogenizer 500 can produce up to 63,600 litres per hour, offering outstanding product quality at the lowest operational cost available.

The machine features Tetra Pak’s pioneering HD EnergyIQ, a homogenizing device that uses six gaps, rather than one, enabling it to operate at pressures around 20% lower than standard machines, while delivering the same quality end product. The result is a significant reduction in energy consumption, and considerably reduced costs.

Read more about ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Tetra Pak® Homogenizer 500​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Tetra Rex Bio-based carton package

Tetra Rex® Bio-based

In late 2014, when we introduced the world’s first fully renewable package – the Tetra Rex® Bio-based package – we knew it would attract attention, and it did. Manufactured solely from a combination of bio-based plastics, derived from sugarcane, and FSC™-certified paperboard, the product has picked up an array of prizes and distinctions during its first year on the market.

Read more about Tetra Rex Bio-based carton packages

The story behind Tetra Prisma® Aseptic 500 Edge DreamCap™ 26

DreamCap™ 26 is one of our latest closure innovations, developed based on a consumer centric approach to understand the drinking behaviours and meet the needs of consumers while on-the-go. Now available on Tetra Prisma® Aseptic 500 Edge to quench an even bigger thirst.

Read more about Tetra Prisma Aseptic

Processing line

Tetra Pak Processing - competence-based innovation

Tetra Pak Processing has set up four strategic competence areas to drive innovation: cleaning technology; mixing, blending and dosing: food safety; and heat treatment technologies. Each area has a network of technology specialists who share knowledge within our organisation and with customers.

One example of how our focus on key competencies has spurred innovation comes from our Dairy category, where our expertise in mixing, blending and dosing led to the creation of OneStep™ processing technology. Since its launch in 2010, the technology has transformed UHT milk production, providing an effective single-step process that eliminates the need for pasteurisation pre-treatment and intermediate storage.

Innovation light bulb

Do you have an invention within our field of business?

Do you, or your company, have an invention that could be revolutionary for the food packaging industry in the future, or simply a technology, method or design that could support the packaging of food products for tomorrow's consumers? Tetra Pak may welcome and have an interest in the further development, if your invention meets the need for Tetra Pak's present or future product portfolio.

Read more and fill in the Inventors contact form​

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