DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: This year’s Gulfood Manufacturing will feature Tetra Pak’s most significant involvement to date. Under the theme “Your Success Our Passion”, the company will be exhibiting cutting-edge technology, global know-how, and innovations that are designed to meet customer demands and the changing needs of consumers in the region.
The new Tetra Fino® Aseptic 100 Ultra MiM package, as well as new processing equipment, such as the Tetra Pak® High Shear Mixer and the Tetra Pak® Extrusion Wheel, are among the innovations that will be launched at Gulfood Manufacturing.
Dennis Jönsson, President and CEO of Tetra Pak, said: “The Greater Middle East and Africa region is of strategic importance to our business. The population in this region is expected to increase by almost 60% to 2.9 billion by 2050, and with 38% of the current population below the age of 14 years old, this is a dynamic market with huge potential. Having our largest ever presence at Gulfood Manufacturing this year is a sign of our commitment. We hand-picked a number of recent innovations, which we believe should bring value to our customers and cater for the changing consumer needs in this region.”
In addition to launching new products, Tetra Pak will also be holding “Knowledge Series” seminars for customers covering several topics including, Connected Consumers, digital transformation, the African Consumer, Decoding the Future of Retailing, and Industry 4.0 by Microsoft.
The Tetra Pak display includes several high-tech products including:
Tetra Fino® Aseptic 100 Ultra MiM (Micro Injection Moulding)
A new package that allows dairy and juice drinks to be produced and distributed in small carton pouches at room temperature, and subsequently turned into frozen products in shops or in a consumer’s home. The carton-based package protects against light and oxygen, preserving the freshness, nutrition and taste of the food. The Tetra Fino Aseptic 100 Ultra MiM package can be produced on the A1 Tetra Pak filling machine platform. With a pre-applied opening using Micro Injection Moulding technology, the package can be opened entirely by pulling the tab, making it easy for children and others to enjoy the frozen product.
Tetra Pak® High Shear Mixer R370-1000D
A next generation high shear inline mixer that offers customers unparalleled ingredient mixing performance and lower operating costs will be showcased using virtual reality. The new design delivers a top-quality end product and also cuts operating costs. The new mixer can handle ingredients with up to 65% dry matter, the highest concentration for infant formula production. This cuts down the need for evaporation, another expensive step in food processing, slashing costs by up to 90%. This flexible machine produces at a capacity of up to 30,000 litres per hour, and can be applied in the production of liquid dairy, beverages, ice cream and prepared food, as well as for most pre-mixing needs in food manufacturing.
Patented Tetra Pak® Extrusion Wheel
Presented as an exclusive preview at Gulfood Manufacturing, the Tetra Pak Extrusion Wheel creates novel and exciting stick ice cream products with large inclusions up to 25mm. The new machine does not use the traditional cutting technology, but instead has a number of cavities on its outer surface in the same shape of the final product. With a synchronized continuous movement, the machine ensures a consistent high quality appearance of the product. At the same time, it is fully flexible with a capacity of up to 200 products per minute.