Application areas 

Aseptic Packaging

From a morning orange juice or glass of milk to a rejuvenating energy drink, we all rely on beverage and dairy manufacturers to ensure that the drinks we enjoy are not only refreshing, but also safe to consume. Major beverage and dairy manufacturers are challenged to find easy-to-use and cost-effective chemistries to treat harmful microorganisms encountered during the packaging process.

From closure systems to bath, spray or vapor sterilization of cartons or PET bottles, Evonik offers a robust portfolio of peracetic acid and hydrogen peroxide based sterilants and sanitizers to meet the evolving demands of low-acid, high-acid aseptic and extended shelf life applications in the beverage packaging market. Evonik's hydrogen peroxide and peracetic acid sterilants provide optimal sterility that meet your aseptic beverage packaging needs, yet have minimal environmental impact, by breaking down into benign by-products after use.

Aseptic packaging is used to protect food and beverages all along the supply chain. It guarantees a high quality of the packed food stuff combined with a long shelf life. As consumer demand grows for preservative-free ‘natural’ beverages and for products with additional benefits, nowadays a vast variety of food and beverage products are aseptically packaged in cartons, pouches, cups or bottles. Aseptic packaging utilizes hydrogen peroxide or peracetic acid for the sterilization of the packaging material and machines and enables the introduction of gently bottled beverages without additional thermal stress or added preservatives. .

Evonik is a trusted partner to the aseptic packaging industry, supplying OXTERIL®, DUROX® and CLARITY® products with superior quality and outstanding technical service, specially designed for the use in state-of-the-art aseptic packaging technologies. Our continuous product innovation in close cooperation with our customers and leading aseptic machine manufacturers (OEMs) allows us to provide technology tailored cutting-edge products in order to accompany today's market trends and meet industry requirements.

Products

To meet the requirements of the packaging machine manufacturers, Evonik has developed and supplies specialty hydrogen peroxide grades. The portfolio of Evonik's OXTERIL® and DUROX® products is approved and recommended by leading machine manufacturers (OEMs), and widely accepted by well-known food, beverage and dairy manufacturers.

DUROX® and OXTERIL® meet all the requirements listed in the Food Chemical Codex and can be used in all uses under 21 CFR §178.1005. DUROX® grades are US EPA registered for use in aseptic food processing operations to achieve commercial sterility of food packaging and equipment. DUROX® grades are available in a variety of concentrations.

In Europe in accordance with BPR (Biocidal product registration) , aseptic packaging represents a biocidal application, which is classified in “Main Group 1: Disinfectants, Product type 4 – Food and feed area.” Evonik applies for the Union Authorization under the BPR, including product type 4 for OXTERIL®. Evonik has applied for DUROX® grades BPR registration in selective countries.

  • OXTERIL® Bath and OXTERIL® Spray
    Tailor made hydrogen peroxide grades for the individual immersion-bath or spray process with regards to product stability, residues and packaging line effectiveness.
  • OXTERIL® Spray S
    High purity product characterized by extremely low evaporation residues, increased machine running times and reduced cleaning efforts in advanced spray and vapor aseptic packaging systems. Therefore, this grade is especially suitable for dry disinfection processes.
  • DUROX®
    DUROX® is formulated for immersion-type aseptic packaging equipment and its stability is well balanced to maintain hydrogen peroxide assay levels.
  • DUROX® LRA
    A high purity grade designed to meet the performance attributes of advanced spray and vapor aseptic packaging systems. Durox LRA is formulated to leave minimal residue on spray nozzles and vaporizer surfaces while exhibiting excellent stability with stainless steel. This translates into improved efficiency and reduced machine maintenance.
  • DUROX® LRA (Type S)
    Durox® LRA (Type-S) hydrogen peroxide is made from specially purified feed, and it will leave little or no residue when it is sprayed or vaporized. The superior purity makes Durox® LRA (Type-S) particularly suitable for the machines that are sensitive to dry residue formation.
  • DUROX® LRD
    Durox® LRD hydrogen peroxide exhibits excellent stability for applications requiring prolonged contact with stainless steel surfaces and high temperature environments. Durox® LRD has been formulated for use in vapor, spray and bath applications of aseptic packaging where low residue and high stability performance is required.

CLARITY® is a peracetic acid microbial agent that is EPA-registered and FDA-approved for use as a beverage packaging sterilant. It can be used on food and beverage packaging materials including PET, HDPE and foil, closure systems, and filling equipment in low-acid aseptic, ESL and high-acid aseptic beverage packaging.

CLARITY® has improved stability that allows for a longer shelf life and slower thermal degradation that results in lower usage. When used as directed, it can provide a cost effective solution for the sterilization of beverage packaging. CLARITY® is recommended by leading manufacturers of PAA wet rinse aseptic filling systems.

Global availability of our Aseptic product portfolio

Product

EMEA

Americas

Asia

OXTERIL® Bath

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OXTERIL® Spray

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OXTERIL® Spray S

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DUROX®

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DUROX® LRA

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x

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DUROX® LRA (Type S)

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x

DUROX® LRD

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x

x

DUROX® LRS

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CLARITY®

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