GEA Procomac ABF produces LA aseptic beverages at Pokka

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GEA Procomac ABF (Aseptic Blow Fill) system is now producing Low Acid products at Pokka Corporation Singapore new plant in Malaysia, the first system of its kind in Asia. Pokka Singapore, under Pokka Sapporo Food & Beverage Japan Group, manufactures and markets a wide range of beverages under the famous brand name "Pokka". They export to more than 60 countries around the world. Their continuous focus on quality improvement and implementation of innovative systems and processes, along with their extensive experience in the food and beverage industry, helps Pokka retain its position as one of the best in the industry.

With a grand opening ceremony held in Johor Bahru Malaysia, Pokka Singapore has celebrated the launching into production of its renowned products Jasmine green tea, Chrysanthemum, Oolong tea, Premium milk coffee, Premium milk tea with a new PET Aseptic line supplied by GEA Procomac from Italy. These low acid products, extremely sensitive from a microbiological point of view due to their natural ingredients, are produced with a 14 cavities GEA Procomac blow moulder at the speed of 28.000 bph on single serve bottle and 13.000 bph on 1.5 l bottle.

Choosing such an innovative system as the GEA Procomac ABF, composed of a rotary Aseptic blow moulder with an integrated aseptic filler and capper, means choosing the most cutting edge solution to aseptically fill beverages in a sustainable way. ABF uses dry H2O2 preform sterilization, a smart saving orientated and breakthrough technology that offers maximum efficacy for processing both high acid and low acid beverages. The system uses a flow of Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide at controlled temperature, concentration, contact time and flow rate to achieve an effective Log 6 sterilization of the preform at the exit of the oven.

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