Claranor launching formula can sterilization equipment

By Jim Cornall contact

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Claranor says its new technology has advantages ove existing methods.
Claranor says its new technology has advantages ove existing methods.

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French decontamination equipment company Claranor has created what it says is the first pulsed light sterilization equipment for infant formula milk powder cans.

The unit will be previewed at the Anuga Foodtec event in Germany in March.

To comply with the expectations of infant formula producers, the company said it has designed a dry cooling system and has performed several microbiological trials in order to demonstrate the efficiency on Cronobacter sakazakii​, Bacillus cereus​, and Candida albicans​.

To achieve the dry sterilization, the cooling of the pulsed light sterilization unit will be insured by air instead of the closed water cooling system currently used.

With the new system, heat is not released into the environment around the conveyor but eliminated outside the production room.

Improvements made

The Claranor prototype presented during the show has been designed for the most common format on the infant milk powder market: 900g cans with a diameter of 127mm on a single stranded conveyor, with a speed-line up to 300 strokes/mn.

The unit meets the standard of food safety: hygienic design (stainless steel 304) and cleanability.

Claranor said advantages over existing technology include high efficiency, no heating around the treatment zone, compact design to integrate on a new or existing line, instant treatment (no pre-heating time), lower running costs, and sustainability (no hazardous waste management).