Clean and profitable technologie!

Claranor’s Pulsed-Light Technology is a cleantech packaging sterilization method that uses no chemicals and no water.
Its compact footprint enables it to be easily integrated into existing or new lines, including high-speed. Powerful, high decontamination levels are attained, up to 5 log reduction on both mold and bacteria.And it’s cost effective! Low operating and low maintenance costs.

Claranor packaging sterilization has been certified by the Solar Impulse Foundation (link on our page). This demanding label aims to identify and promote solutions that combine efficiency, respect for the environment and economic growth. Learn more (link on Solar Impulse article)

PULSED LIGHT: HOW DOES IT WORK?

Pulsed-light technology is based on the bactericidal effect of intense flashes of white light generated by xenon lamp.

Principle

Energy is accumulated in a capacitor, and a high voltage signal sparks an arc in a xenon lamp. This arc sets off a flash of intense luminosity. The flash lasts 300 microseconds. The flash covers the entire white light spectrum, but is particularly rich in UV rays.

A dual effect on microorganisms

The performance of the technology on packaging surfaces is due to a dual effect on microorganisms:
• Denaturation effect on the biomolecules by the UV rays
• Strong and instantaneous increase of the biochemical effect with physical consequences (temperature and pressure rise in the cells) due to the high power of the flash (short duration – high energy).

The reduction in decontamination is certified by an external laboratory, Fraunhofer.

The power of one flash can be expressed as follows:

Energy of the lamp/flash duration = 300J/0.3 ms = 1MW