Sustainable equipment

Every day, we work with our customers to find more efficient processing and packaging solutions. Our joint aim is to minimise waste and spoilage, while reducing energy and water consumption – keeping efficiencies up and costs down.

​​​Our collaborative and innovative approach

Our customers use Tetra Pak equipment to process and package their products. We see it as ‘part of the service’ to help them do so in a cost-effective and sustainable way.

  • ​Customers most commonly use Tetra Pak Separators to separate milk or whey. By introducing Encapt - a new pressure management technology – to our separators, we have reduced energy use for our customers by 40 percent. Over the equipment’s lifespan, this adds up to a saving of up to 4 million kWh. Read more about Encapt here.

  • The Tetra Pak E3 platform represents the cutting edge of filling machine systems. Customers using the E3 platform benefit from significant reductions in operational cost and energy use, along with an increase in production flexibility. Read more about the E3 platform here.

  • Our OneStep processing technology makes milk production more efficient, by allowing producers to create UHT milk from powder in one continuous step. This technology won an Innovation Excellence Award in 2016, and helps large-scale dairies reduce operating costs, production time, product loss, and energy and water consumption, while increasing product quality and safety. Read more about OneStep here.

Our sustainable equipment in action

Dutch cheese manufacturer, CONO Kaasmakers, wanted to become the greenest dairy in the world. To do this, they decided to build a new factory and asked Tetra Pak to install a complete processing solution. As well as helping CONO double its production of Beemster cheese, the new system saves 25 percent in gas and electricity use and 75 percent in water use, while creating 47 percent less wastewater per year. Read the full CONO story here.

Mengniu is one of the largest producers of dairy products in China. When they asked Tetra Pak to help them meet tough new environmental laws and shift to a more sustainable production model, we installed our OneStep Technology. Not only did this allow the dairy to keep producing large volumes of high quality dairy products, it helped cut the plant’s water use by between 30 and 50 percent, and its energy consumption cut between 30 and 40 percent. Read the full story here. ​

​Looking ahead
Looking ahead, we are focusing our efforts on helping our customers further reduce their water use. Food producers are often water intensive, increasing the importance of water stewardship, and there is evidence that water may soon become a limiting factor for some of our dairy and beverage customers.​​

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