JUICES AND BEVERAGES
High Pressure Processing (HPP) is a non-thermal treatment, using only pure water and pressure, that extends the shelf-life of juices and beverages, while keeping their freshness, nutritional value and taste intact.
HPP technology preserves the full flavour of the freshly cold pressed juices, their healthy natural colour and the content of vitamins, antioxidants and anthocyanins. In the last two decades HPP has become the leading treatment to satisfy the growing customer demand for safe, high quality, minimally processed and additive-free products. Eliminating the chemical preservatives, HPP meets the increasing consumer request for clean label products and contributes to reducing food waste.
With HPP the products are processed in their final packing material, therefore avoiding any potential cross contamination. Packaging must be flexible; glass and metal container are not suitable. The most frequently used materials are PET, PP, PE, PA or EVOH alone or combined in different layers, as well as more environmentally friendly alternatives such as recycled PET or PLA.