Hiperbaric Bulk Technology is a global innovation for large production of HPP beverages. Hiperbaric 525 Bulk is based on the concept, in which beverages will be processed in bulk before bottling.
Hiperbaric Bulk HPP technology, the future of the beverage industry
Consumers are very concerned about what they are eating and how sustainable food products are. There are many brands around the world that have aligned themselves with this trend by using bioplastics packaging or teaching how containers can be reused or giving.
In this scene High Pressure Processing (HPP) and Hiperbaric, the global organization in design and manufacture of HPP units, appear as the best solution and its interesting monthly webinars a good way to learn why.
HPP meets 100% of consumers and manufacturers requirements
HPP is a food and beverage non-thermal preservation technology that applies high hydrostatic pressure during some seconds or minutes to packaged products (In-Pack). Its advantages are well known:
- Premium quality: sensorial, nutritional and functional properties are preserved during up to 3 months in refrigerated conditions;
- Brand Protection: HPP ensures food safety reaching 5 log reduction of pathogenic microorganisms;
- Market Expansion: it extends shelf life up to 10 times larger so this technology allows the positioning of innovative products in new markets all around the world.
High pressure for beverage industry to retain freshly squeezed attributes
High pressure can be applied to a wide variety of products but juices and beverages is the product category that has registered the most prominent growth in the last years.
“This technology has become particularly popular in the beverage industry and within this in premium juice segment as it enables products to retain their freshly squeezed attributes” explains Dr. Carole Tonello, Applications and Commercial Director of Hiperbaric.
“Of course, other beverages such a vegetable soups, probiotic and fermented beverages or non-dairy milks also benefit from its advantages. Really, there are very few products cannot be processed by HPP”, clarifies.
Key trend in food industry for reduction of plastic packaging with sustainable standards
Another remarkable feature is that restrictions regarding size and shape of packaging of HPP products are minimal and there are large packaging options (bottles, bags, pouches, tubs, trays, vacuum/skin packaging, modified atmosphere packaging,…). While it is important to maximize the filling ratio, the basic requirements are the water resistance and flexibility of the packaging, being polymeric flexible packaging the best option.
However, one of the key trends in food industry calls for a reduction of plastic packaging and aligned with the efforts to promote sustainability standards, Hiperbaric developed the Hiperbaric 525 Bulk, an HPP machine that allows bulk processing for beverage liquids prior to being packaged. This technology allows aseptic bottling in containers that are more easily recyclable and reusable materials, such as glass.
Hiperbaric 525 Bulk, unique in High Pressure Processing market
Hiperbaric offers the most reliable, productive and wide throughput range of industrial HPP machines in the market endorsed by its more than 20 years of experience, its specialization in HPP and its constant R&D dedication. The horizontal layout and ergonomic design of all Hiperbaric units simplifies installation and operations meeting the requirements of start-ups, small-medium enterprises and large corporations.
Thanks to the continuous R&D efforts doing, Hiperbaric implement technological advances in theirs HPP units adding interesting advantages like these:
- Versatile design: intensifiers (high pressure pumps) can be installed alongside the machine or in a service corridor and also in a platform on top of the vessel. This last design reduces the footprint and facilitates its implementation in a food industrial environment;
- Wide range of industrial machines: from 55 liter to 525 liter, HPP machines meet the requirements of start-ups, small-medium enterprises and large corporations;
- Labour saving and greater flexibility: HPP units are integrated with their own loading and unloading lines and systems. Even, some suppliers like Hiperbaric, provide further turnkey automation solutions adapted to customer needs;
- Aftersales service & support worldwide 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: highly specialized field technicians, diagnostic services and remote monitoring, after sales portal, etc. All is customer-oriented to satisfy its requirements;
- Green technology: it is an environmentally friendly process because HPP machines only needs water (which is recycled) and electricity.
High Pressure Processing large volume of beverages in bulk before bottling
All this advantages reduce time-outs, speed up the processes and make them more reliable but, since 2018 beverage industry also has an specific unit designed to achieve the highest efficiency and profitability in high pressure processing. It is HPP In-Bulk technology, a global innovation developed by Hiperbaric.
“This new technology allows processing large volume of beverages in bulk (before bottling) and doing the process simpler, with less steps and with a higher productivity along with the lowest processing cost and minimum energy consumption”, says Dr. Tonello.
Hiperbaric Bulk technology machine in France
Beverage is processed into a bag hosted inside the vessel, occupying the 90% of the total volume, which is roughly the double than the one achieved with the conventional HPP technology. Furthermore, In-Bulk technology fits perfectly into any large beverages production line and allows the use of any kind of packaging after HPP, no matter the material, design or size.
Hiperbaric, the only supplier of this breakthrough technology, has revolutionized the HPP industry with the ‘In-Bulk’ processing concept and this year the organization has installed the first Hiperbaric Bulk technology machine in France, specifically in the renowned company Hermes Boissons what are already working with it.
In-Pack or In-Bulk, high-pressure processing technology: the answer to the beverage industry
To expose how it can be, Hiperbaric organises monthly webinars with relevant speakers of well-known companies and scientific centres around the world. In June, specialists of Hiperbaric, Tom Francois, CEO of Hermes Boissons and Alastair McLachlan, CEO of Preshafruit will share their experiences about HPP for juices and beverages with all interested people who want register on it.