Scholle IPN sells first CleanPouch aseptic system

Deemed the world’s first pre-made, sterilised system for aseptically-processed products, new CleanPouch machine has been installed at Wright Foods

Scholle IPN, a global flexible packaging solutions company, has announced the sale of the first CleanPouch aseptic system featuring the SureFill 100P – Aseptic. An industry-first, the new manufacturing unit is deemed the world’s first pre-made, sterilised spouted pouch system for aseptically-processed products.

The initial installation is at US-based Wright Foods, a state-of-the-art, aseptic food processing and co-packaging company located in Troy, North Carolina (US).

Scholle IPN and Wright Foods have received a letter of non-objection (LONO) from the FDA on the initial installation of the CleanPouch Aseptic System.

David Bellmore, director of technology for Scholle IPN, said the company has utilised nearly fifty years of aseptic packaging know-how to create this new system.

“From the outset of design, finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, rapid prototyping, and extensive testing through the prototyping phase were keys to development,” he commented.

Bellmore continued: “The knowledge gained from our in-market success with the SureFill line of aseptic bag-in-box packaging has helped prove out our process and gives us the utmost confidence that this system will deliver aseptically-processed products safely, naturally, economically and sustainably.”

John Knapp, executive VP of AmeriQual Group, parent company of Wright Foods, explained: “Our mission is to exceed customer expectations for product quality and service. As leaders in production of aseptically-processed and packaged products, we are extremely excited to be able to offer our customers a truly-innovative packaging format that fits into the trends we’re all seeing in the marketplace.”

Response to market demand

Commenting on the development of the new system, Peter Messacar, director of new applications for Scholle IPN, said consumers are continuing to demand this type of innovation as the spouted pouch format is so prevalent on store shelves today.

Messacar explained: “As a decades-long leader in aseptic flexible packaging, customers have come to us to help them produce their freshest products possible. Separating the complexity and risk of pouch making from production operations affords our customers the ability to focus on what they do best. The CleanPouch Aseptic System is our answer to the market’s call.”

The CleanPouch aseptic system features:

  • original spout
  • plug, and cap combination
  • pouches made within cleanroom environments
  • a small-footprint
  • high-output aseptic rotary filler
  • The SureFill 100P – Aseptic