What is Aseptic?
The term aseptic is defined as “free from contamination caused by harmful bacteria, viruses, or other microorganisms.” In aseptic processing and packaging, the contents and the container are commercially sterilised separately, and are then combined in a sterile environment.
In food and beverage applications, the process results in packaging that is shelf stable, typically for 6-12 months at ambient temperatures, without the need for refrigeration or the use of preservatives to achieve the shelf life.
Compare the main alternatives to Aseptic Packaging:
Aseptic Packaging Options
Of all the main alternatives for packaging high and low-acid products into a range of packaging types, aseptic bottling is the only method that does it all.
With the greatest choice of products and a wide range of packaging shapes and sizes, aseptic bottling gives you the edge to sit above the rest, with products that really stand out on the shelf.
Xenos Aseptic Bottling Systems can handle a huge range of long-life dairy-based beverages:
- White milk
- Flavoured milk
- Soy milk
- Rice milk
- Goat’s milk
- Plus any type of value-added milk-based drinks your company can develop
Growing trends in health and nutrition have increased the demand for products that are more natural and increase well-being. Overcoming the burnt taste, loss of goodness, and the use of packaging that justifies a premium price are just some of the challenges associated with packing these types of specialty products.
Luckily, Xenos’ aseptic cold-fill bottling technology is up to the task and can handle a huge range of speciality drinks including:
- Flavoured waters
- Coconut water
- Protein drinks
- Sports drinks
- Iced coffee
- Iced tea
- Nutraceutical drinks
Juices & nectars
Xenos Aseptic Bottling Systems can handle any type of fruit or vegetable juice drinks:
- Pulpy and fibrous varieties