In Good Taste

good-taste
Glancing at the supermarket shelves reveals the wide variety of beverages for sale; a colorful assortment of flavors based on current trends, target groups and seasonal changes. Making sure they all taste as they should is vital. A collaboration between Trelleborg Sealing Solutions and Krones, a specialist in components and lines for beverages, makes sure this goal is met.-By Meghan Cloud Braunger

IN SHORT 

  1. Flavor carryover poses a real threat to beverage companies.
  2. Trelleborg Sealing Solutions partnered with Krones to identify the cause of, and find solutions to this.
  3. Sealing material selection proved to be key in ensuring beverages taste as they should.
IT’S CHALLENGING FOR BEVERAGE COMPANIES TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS
optimum materials

Aroma diffusion from materials
Aroma diffusion from materials
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WHAT IS FLAVOR CARRYOVER

Flavor carryover is the transfer of flavors from one filling process to the next. Despite cleaning measures and adapted production plans, small traces of aroma can remain in the bottling machines, which can then be absorbed by the next beverage. This danger should not be underestimated, especially when intense flavorings are used.

The consequences of flavor carryover are product rejects, unintentional downtime,  additional inspections and complaints. In the worst case, it can even lead to recalls, closures and fines.

Selecting the optimum seal is critical

Krones
ABOUT KRONES: AN ALL-ROUND PARTNER FOR THE BEVERAGE AND LIQUID-FOOD INDUSTRY
Whether made of glass, PET or aluminum – Krones machines and lines process millions of bottles, cans and specially shaped bottles each day. Its customers mainly comprise breweries, water, soft drink and juice manufacturers, as well as dairies and producers of wine, sparkling wine and spirits, and companies from the liquid-food field.

FoodPro™ High-performance elastomer and plastic material range for the Food & Beverage industry

food-and-beverage-industry

Meets unique needs of the food and beverage industry

food contact regulations

Compliant with global food contact regulations

custom-designed seals

Available for standard and custom-designed seals

sustainability
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