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GEA Procomac trials breakthrough White & Safe milk bottle in Italy

By Ben BOUCKLEY contact

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Paolo Ventrelli from GEA Procomac tells us that the firm’s White & Safe bottle now on trial in Italy will overcome light barrier problems that have hampered PET uptake in ESL/UHT white milk.

“Until today, traditional packaging for long shelf-life white milk was connected with the carton, or with HDPE, multilayer solutions,”​ Ventelli (pictured) product manager at GEA Procomac, tells DairyReporter.com.

Paolo Ventrelli

“Today it’s possible to have long shelf life also with PET with white milk, due to the possibility of a full light barrier, with a special ingredient…It’s possible to inject this solution into the PET during the master batch,”​ he says of GEA Procomac's innovation.

“It’s a very easy technical solution without any particular technology connected to it, and we obtain full barrier PET. We can dose in different concentrations to achieve different shelf lives,”​ Ventrelli says.

Listen to our exclusive podcast, recorded at Interpack 2014, to learn how cost-competitive GEA Procomac’s design is, the shelf life possibilities, and where in the world Ventrelli believes White & Safe could take off.

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