Aptar teams up with Claranor on pulsed light sterilisation for sport closures
Aptar's Uno sport cap
Aptar Food + Beverage, a global leader in dispensing solutions for more than 30 years, has announced a technical collaboration with Claranor, world leader in Pulsed Light packaging sterilisation. This synergy highlights the benefits of the FULLCAP® sterilisation solution with the Uno sport cap family in polypropylene (PP) material, specifically adapted for use with functional beverages.
Functional beverages containing vitamins and minerals, boosting energy and helping recovery, capped with the most advanced sport closures, require a specific sterilisation process that Claranor provides.
Claranor’s FULLCAP Pulsed Light sterilisation solution goes through the closure, allowing sterilisation under the cap, where chemicals cannot go or could be trapped. Claranor equipment is compact, (600mm high), it provides an instant treatment and can be used on speed lines up to 60,000 bph with no chemical nor residue.
This solution provides ultimate inner and outer decontamination when applied to Aptar’s Uno PP sport closure family in the translucent material version. It is adapted for high acid aseptic lines. With its non-chemical and non-thermal treatment, it respects the integrity of the packaging and the product inside.
Aptar Uno sport cap is a one-piece design, made with mono- material for improved recyclability. Its active hinge provides a comfortable, one-hand opening and closing, and the 28mm version is tethered to the bottle helping to improve the closures’ recyclability rates, and contribute to a more circular economy.
Uno is suitable for dry aseptic filling and approved by Claranor FULLCAP sterilisation with pulsed light. This closure is available in 1881, 38mm 2S and 3S neck finishes. The development of Uno, and its ability to be sterilised with pulsed light was driven by the continuous growth of aseptically processed, shelf stable beverages, such as preservative-free functional drinks.
Thanks to this development, Aptar and Oshee have recently strengthen their partnership as Uno 38mm 3S was the perfect fit for Oshee’s new functional drink, RL-9 Junior, launched on the Polish market. Oshee, market leader in functional beverages in Poland, inspires and motivates physical activity and a healthy lifestyle. The RL-9 Junior functional drink, combined with the Uno 38mm PP sport closure, creates a great product that meets the expectations of consumers, says the company.