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New breather system for enhanced food safety

| By Mary Page Bailey and Gerald Ondrey

The new CC/FC ventilation system (photo) is integrated into the bung of the screw cap that covers the filling opening of intermediate bulk containers (IBCs), enabling users to proactively avoid contamination risks. It is used to quickly and safely ventilate the container during emptying via the bottom outlet fitting and prevents negative pressure that would cause the inner bottle to become deformed. In previous systems, either the screw cap, which is often sealed, had to be opened or the bung plug had to be removed completely with tools in an additional process step. With the CC/FC Breather, users simply twist a screw part manually to open the venting paths in the component. This also minimizes the risk of contamination during the entire emptying process. — Schütz GmbH & Co. KGaA, Selters, Germany