Claranor designs equipment for cap and preform sterilization for the drinking water market. It enables to reach the levels of decontamination required by the bottlers while maintaining the production rates (up to 90,000 bottles/hour).
Caps of all shapes and sizes can be treated, including those for 5 gallon bottles.
The packaging of drinking water under rigorous hygienic conditions is recommended by the various international regulatory bodies (for example, see VDMA document).
The microbiological equilibrium of water can be altered by:
- Contamination from the packaging
- A process applied to the water (ultrafiltration, osmosis, etc.) which makes it unstable
Specific packaging such as large 5 gallon (19 L) containers also increases the sensitivity of the product.