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Nestlé orders aseptic filling line from GEA

By Gerald Ondrey |

GEA Procomac, a company of GEA Group AG (Bochum, Germany; www.geagroup.com) specialized in aseptic filling technology for PET containers, has received an order for a low acid aseptic filling line from Nestlé USA to be delivered in 2009. The order volume is above 10 million euros. The line will be installed in Anderson, Indiana, in a new Nestlé USA production facility where GEA Procomac has already installed five aseptic lines sharing the same technology. The line consists of all equipment to sterilize, rinse, fill and cap bottles, as well as all machines connected to the handling, sterilization and application of caps. Furthermore, all ancillary units to provide sterilizing solution, sterile water and keep aseptic conditions inside the working area are integrated in the supply and are all designed, built and installed by GEA Procomac. In April 2008 GEA Procomac SAFEASEPTIC technology received a letter of non-objection (LNO) from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA; Washington, D.C.) for aseptic filling systems for low acid shelf-stable products. GEA Procomac FDA-compliant aseptic filling technology for PET uses peracetic acid in liquid form to sterilize containers. GEA Procomac has pioneered a number of aseptic…
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