New York-based IDC and South Carolina packaging company Boxxle (along with Alfa Laval, The Aran Group, and Goglio) are members of the recently formed Alliance for Aseptic Foodservice (AAF). The AAF says its mission is to offer the food and beverage industry a turnkey, large-format aseptic packaging solution for foodservice, a sector that lacks a large-size aseptic packaging option.
While foodservice represents approximately 50% of global food and beverage consumption, less than 5% of aseptic packaging is utilized in foodservice today.
Touch screen technology
According to IDC, the IDC/Boxxle system is compact, simple to use, and maintenance free: the new stainless Boxxle unit designed for IDC and the AAF is equipped with a touch screen from which the end-user can prominently display anything it wants, from brand name to product type, while controlling temperature and monitoring usage data.
“Easy to program and re-program, the units are silent and smart, provide a consistent flow from beginning to end, and guarantee virtually 100% product evacuation,” the company said.
The new Boxxle design can be scaled to handle the full spectrum of aseptic bag sizes (3 to 20 liters) for foodservice.
The Answer can dispense UHT liquids from a large-format flexible package while keeping the remaining contents shelf-stable for an extended period (weeks/months) without the need of refrigeration or preservatives.
“We are delighted to have Boxxle as the official dispenser for IDC and the AAF,” said IDC Chairman Greg Abbott.
“We intend to open people’s eyes and capture their imaginations as to the real possibilities in aseptic foodservice. People admire the simplicity of the Boxxle units and the elegance of our total solution, and recognize the significant opportunity our system represents to conquer the largely untapped market of aseptic foodservice.”