Around the world, aseptic packaging of foodstuffs is growing in popularity with new applications and machines continuously being developed. Key to the success of aseptic packaging is the efficiency of sterilization and the development of faster, more efficient machines.
At the conditions used in aseptic packaging systems, hydrogen peroxide is a highly effective sterilizing agent. Its efficacy can be attributed to its strong oxidizing properties. Upon contact with cells, hydrogen peroxide and its free radical derivatives react with membrane lipids and proteins, disrupt cell functions and cause cell membrane rupture. This mode of action results in hydrogen peroxide being a broad spectrum biocide capable of killing a wide range of microorganisms, making it ideal for applications where guaranteed sterilization is required.
Solvay has developed several grades especially dedicated to the sterilisation of containers in the packaging of milk, fruit juice and other foodstuffs. All the grades are sold under the INTEROX ® AG Tradename.
The desired quality of hydrogen peroxide used as an aseptic packaging sterilant will depend on the type of machine and the conditions of operation, but in general terms it should be the most “pure” grade available while still meeting the machine’s performance requirements.
In accordance with Solvay's permanent objective of offering the best product in each situation, we present the purest grades available on the market (see here above the topic "Purity matter".
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