Requirements for the quality and purity of water have been increasing over recent years. The water that we drink requires reliable and consistent technology to carry out any treatment that occurs between the spring and the bottle. Processing technologies need to ensure that physiologically important and desired ingredients are retained, whilst undesirable ingredients in the water, such as dissolved gases, and especially dissolved oxygen, are removed, prior to further carbonation.
GEA offers technologies that help to ensure that your water, either still, carbonated, flavored or enriched with minerals, is treated through hygienically designed plants. We can provide a complete portfolio of components, modules and process lines for every stage and process, from reception and liquid/dry raw materials handling and storage, to processing, formulation and treatment, along with complete filling lines, for still, sparkling and flavored water.
GEA’s solutions include leading edge, integrated technologies and processes for water treatment, including solutions for deaeration, and pasteurization using plate or tubular heat exchange equipment, along with liquid processing equipment spanning homogenizers, centrifugal pumps, components for batch or inline mixing or blending, and valves for aseptic and hygienic processing. Hygienic valves have been manufactured by GEA for over 80 years. They are the core component in matrix-piped process plants and contribute significantly to the highest product quality. GEA can in addition offer leading edge, effective and environmentally sustainable solutions for cleaning-in-place (CIP) and tank cleaning. And to ensure plant efficiency and optimized operation, we provide automation and process control software for bottled water plants.
Talk to us about our filling lines for still and carbonated water in PET bottles. We can design customized filling lines that leverage ourgravity, mechanical counterpressure, pneumatic counterpressure and volumetric electronic filling technologies. We can also complete your production process with packaging solutions, includingpalletizers and depalletizers, and conveyor handling systems that use ‘intelligent automation’ systems to aid in smooth transfer of packages from one machine to another. Effectively, GEA can handle your products from the empty container on a pallet right through to the finished product that is ready for the customer.
Our experience and expertise in the bottled water sector means that our project teams can work with each client to custom-design the optimum plant or processing line for each product, and oversee the project from inception to the plant coming on stream.