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.

​​​​​​​​Sustainability across all our businesses

Automation

Automation is one way in which we can increase efficiency. It is all about giving customers control of their equipment, lines and all of their operations. Tetra Pak brings 40 years of experience in providing automation and information solutions tailored to the needs of the food industry and has embedded that intelligence in our equipment and production solutions. This ensures customers total control of plant operations, and the benefits that brings: enhanced and guaranteed performance, consistent product quality, uncompromising food safety and reduced environmental impact.

​​​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.

  • ​The Tetra Pak® Extrusion Wheel lets customers make premium uniform high quality ice cream products with large inclusions up to 25 mm in size – at the highest capacity and lowest cost in the industry. It enables you to quickly develop new products in our product development centre – including sandwiches, stick products, bars and slices – with a wide range of sticky, fragile and chunky large inclusions, and combined with liquid ripple.​​ Read more about the Tetra Pak® Extrusion Wheel

  • By redefining our juice, nectar and still drinks (JNSD) beverage line architecture with combining existing technologies – filtration and UV treatment – our experimentation and innovative equipment and processing parameters yielded extremely satisfying results. While maintaining product safety and quality, this new juice, nectar and still drinks technology can greatly cut down energy-consuming heat treatments – reducing overall energy costs by about 67%. It also reduces water used in cleaning in place (CIP) and sterilization in place (SIP) by about 50%.​
    Read more about redefining JNSD and download white paper​

  • 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 our separators with Encapt™​ technology​

  • Our OneStep processing technology makes milk production more efficient, by allowing producers to create ultra-high temperature​ (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 technology​​

Our equipment in action

Bright Dairy is China's third largest dairy producer and the leading high-end producer of dairy products in China. With our help, they successfully developed and launched the world's first ever ambient yoghurt product to the Chinese market. Bright Dairy turned to us in part due to the efficiency and performance of our equipment, but they needed advanced automation as well. They wanted one solution to integrate all processing and packaging operations in their entire plant and their ERP (Enterprise resource planning) systems, and that was something no other supplier could offer them. The Tetra Pak® PlantMaster​ MES Suite solution we created is developed specifically for food production and connects processing and packaging together in one system – in one digital environment and on one screen.
Read the full Bright Dairy story

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 Kaasmakers story ​​

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 Mengniu story​​ ​

​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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