Canadian Packaging

Tetra Pak screams for ice cream

Tetra Pak launches what it calls the highest capacity extrusion line in the ice cream industry.


July 3, 2015
Canadian Packaging

Tetra Pak has launched a new high-capacity extrusion line, which is the most efficient solution currently available on the market for the large scale production of ice cream sticks and sandwiches.

The line is described by Tetra Pak as having the highest capacity in the industry, delivering up to 43,200 pieces per hour against an industry average of 36,000 for this segment.

The efficient freezer and high-precision cutting equipment guarantee a uniform product with high stability—due to effective temperature control at every stage—as well as identical thickness.

Further along the process, the newly developed dip and transfer unit allows a gentle and precise dipping as well as a careful and error-free lay-off to the wrapper, resulting in minimal product waste.

Tetra Pak Dip and Transfer unit A3

Tetra Pak Dip and Transfer unit A3

When the line is running at full capacity, operational costs and environmental impact are the lowest in the industry: a 60 per cent increase in production is achieved without extra manpower and with only 44 per cent more energy.

This innovation responds to growing global demand for ice cream. According to Euromonitor and its Global Ice Cream Consumption Trends, in 2014 some 17.2 billion liters of ice cream were consumed. Compound Annual Growth Rate forecast 2014-2019 is 1.8 per cent and is led by Pacific Asia, North America and Western Europe.

“For 70 years we’ve been helping our customers deliver quality ice cream products with outstanding taste and texture,” says Tetra Pak ice cream category director Peter Lindstrom. “This new solution allows them to increase production volumes, while delivering the same high quality at a significantly reduced cost per product.”

The line allows greater flexibility in switching between ice cream sticks and sandwiches, as well as handling up to flour flavors and 12 different coatings without changing equipment.

Here’s a promotional video for the as yet unnamed line:

Headquartered in Switzerland, Tetra Pak is one of three companies in the Tetra Laval Group – a private group that started in Sweden, including DeLaval and Sidel. For company information, visit www.tetrapak.com/ca.


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