Filters used in the sterilising process of food and beverage production.
Filters used in the sterilising process of food and beverage production.

Thorite, the UK-based compressed air product and pneumatic process systems specialist, has refined its selection of sterilisation filter systems to the food and beverage process and packaging industries.

The technology ensures total sterilisation at the point of use, usually by the combination of a desiccant drier with the most suitable filtration system, achieving the complete removal of any oil traces, plus the capture of a range of microbiological hazards. The filters are easily cleaned by autoclaving or back-flush steam treatment.
 

Compressed air commonly carries a variety of contaminants, including particles, oil aerosols and oil vapour. 
If these contaminants remain present during food packaging, the result will be a steep reduction in product shelf life.

These improved standards of compressed air filtration now enable Thorite to provide the food industry with systems compliant with all current food regulation legislation and codes of practice, whilst maximising food product performance in terms of freshness and visual appeal.