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Aseptic Packaging Technology

Aseptic technology allows you to offer preservative-free, shelf-stable products that stay fresh up to 12 months on the shelf with no refrigeration needed. Aseptic opens up your potential for ecommerce, while extended shelf life helps drive higher consumption and use in expanded locations.

Expanded Your Potential with Aseptic Packaging Technology

We pioneered aseptic packaging technology for both bag-in-box and spouted pouches, helping you offer the best-quality product while expanding the potential channels and locations available to you.

  • Shelf-stable, no refrigeration required
  • Extended freshness and longer shelf life.
  • No preservatives needed.
  • Optimal flavor, texture, and nutrient retention.
  • Eliminates costs, logistics, and energy used in cold chain.
  • Opens up potential for food products in ecommerce.

The Aseptic Process

What is Aseptic Processing?

Aseptic processing and packaging is the filling of commercially-sterilized products into pre-sterilized containers. Scholle IPN pioneered the aseptic process for bulk packaging in 1970.

Products that are aseptically processed are commercially sterilized to kill harmful microorganisms. These products are filled into a sterilized package using a sterile filler. Since both the product and package have been sterilized, the sealed package is shelf-stable and refrigeration is not required.

Benefits of the Aseptic Process

  • Allows food to retain optimal nutritional value, flavors, and textures.
  • Improves shelf life and reduces food waste.
  • Provides a high-quality product to the end user.
  • Reduces reliance on cold chain logistics.

How It Works

The Aseptic Process for Flexible Packaging

Step 1

After you process, commercially sterilize, and cool your product, it’s ready to deliver to the filler.

Step 2

We pre-sterilize the incoming flexible packaging, so when it arrives at your location, it’s safe and ready for aseptic filling.

Step 3

The external surfaces of the cap and spout are then re-sterilized with our patented Vapor Sterilant Technology™ (VST).

Step 4

Your flexible package then enters a pre-sterilized, enclosed atmosphere that is free of microorganisms, where the cap is removed to begin the filling process. Filling takes place through the spout. The cap is then hermetically sealed onto the spout, creating a contained sterile package for your aseptic product.

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Sustainable Flexible Packaging

We believe it’s our duty to steward Earth's resources for future generations. That’s why we’re committed to creating products that enable environmental responsibility and assist you on your own journey through the circular economy. Our lightweight flexible packaging has an excellent product-to-package ratio, leaves minimal waste for landfills, and features a growing number of recyclable solutions.

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