Explore Aran Group’s innovative Bag-in-Box (BIB) solutions, a sustainable liquid packaging for dairy and liquid eggs that reduces waste and elevates efficiency
In an increasingly eco-conscious world, Aran Group is actively contributing by manufacturing Bag-in-Box (BIB) packaging solutions, recognized as the most eco-friendly packaging choice. These solutions apply to various liquid foods including milk products and liquid eggs, offering sustainable alternatives that stand in stark contrast to rigid plastic packaging. They ensure secure long-distance transport and contribute to reduced energy consumption by facilitating non-cooling transportation and featuring lighter packaging designs.
Sustainable BIB Solutions for Dairy Products: A Step Towards Environmental Responsibility
With a focus on fluid dairy products such as milk, yogurt, cream, and butter, Aran has packaging options in 5, 10, 15, and 20 liters, catering to the wholesale market, including restaurants, hotels, and large kitchens. Also available in 1000-liter packages per request. These packages are fully recyclable, lightweight, and mono-material bags, replacing bulkier, less eco-friendly alternatives such as rigid plastic packaging. Aran’s BIB solutions can be recycled in the common PE recycling streams since the barrier layer is not metalized and is based on less than 5% EVOH.
Innovative Filling Processes for Aseptic Quality
Diverse BIB solutions cater to varying dairy product needs, shelf-life goals, and storage conditions. For short-term refrigerated storage (2-3 weeks), PE-based bags are ideal, offering full recyclability. For an extended 12-week shelf life without refrigeration, aseptic BIB bags with oxygen barriers are recommended. For this application, the filing process should be in a clean atmosphere environment. This technology serves as a popular solution, particularly in North America. For a longer shelf life of 6 months at room temperature, UHT (Ultra High Temperature) technology is applied. This requires the use of aseptic filling processes using specific equipment.
Effortless Product Dispensing with Tailored Fitments
Aran offers the flexibility of choosing the perfect fitment for your bag, ensuring the convenience of product emptying aligns with consumer preferences. Fitment options include regular pouring caps, suitable for one-time and repeated opening and closing. These caps can be obtained with or without proof of an opening mechanism. Additionally, Aran provides accessories like the Aran CMB, compatible with various dispensers. The CMB not only includes the right cap but also a dedicated tube, allowing a clean, gradual, and controlled product emptying process while safeguarding against impurities.
Catering to Global Filling and Dispensing Needs
Aran caters to a wide array of filling and dispensing machines worldwide. Their extensive experience spans over a decade, working closely with LACTALIS, one of the world’s largest dairy product manufacturers. They provide tailored solutions to various countries where LACTALIS operates, exemplifying their global reach and expertise
Cutting Plastic Waste with Milkit Partnership
One example of Aran’s commitment to sustainability is its partnership with Milkit, a dispensing system revolutionizing liquid handling. This collaboration has had a remarkable environmental impact, replaced traditional plastic jugs, and achieved an impressive 85% reduction in waste. By harnessing Aran’s innovative bags, this eco-conscious solution has the potential to save over 1 billion plastic jugs annually.
Enhancing Hygiene and Efficiency with BIBs in the Liquid Egg Industry
Bag-in-Box (BIB) packaging offers a sustainable packaging solution to the liquid egg market, for hygiene and contamination-free work environments. These liquid egg packages, range from common 5, 10, and 20-liter sizes to 1000-liter containers. An example of that is Aran’s 1000-liter IBC package is used by Unilever for mayonnaise production.
Unlike dairy products, liquid eggs do not undergo high-temperature aseptic sterilization. Instead, dedicated pasteurization equipment gently heats them to 65 degrees Celsius. Since eggs are considered sensitive products, they have a limited shelf life of up to 90 days, requiring refrigeration, and occasionally necessitating aseptic bag usage due to regulatory compliance.
To grasp the profound impact of BIB packaging in the liquid egg market, it’s essential to remember the conventional alternatives. In the past, liquid eggs were poured into regular PE bags or rigid plastic bottles and then subjected to freezing at minus 18 degrees Celsius. This process presented challenges, with the outer parts of the liquid eggs exposed to rapid defrosting while the core remained frozen. The introduction of BIB packaging a few decades ago transformed the industry, rendering the freezing of liquid eggs obsolete.
BIB packaging offers a range of fitments, including standard pouring caps for one-time use or resealing, with options for proof of opening mechanisms. Additionally, caps with “pop-out” spouts provide added flexibility, accommodating various consumer needs and preferences.
Aran’s Strategic Advantages: Delivering Sustainable Solutions Efficiently
Aran Group’s sustainable BIB solutions are augmented by their strategic advantages. With manufacturing facilities in Israel, Spain, and the USA, Aran ensures proximity to major markets, providing quick responses, technical support, and speedy deliveries. This proximity significantly reduces the carbon footprint associated with transportation, aligning with Aran’s commitment to sustainability. By being close to their customers and manufacturing locally, Aran ensures a seamless process from production to delivery, meeting market demands efficiently and sustainably.
Aran’s Sustainable Legacy
As the world moves towards a more sustainable future, Aran Group offers innovation and responsibility in the packaging industry. Their BIB solutions not only revolutionize packaging but also emphasize environmental consciousness. By reducing waste, embracing recyclability, and providing efficient, localized service, Aran Group sets a high standard for sustainability, showcasing a responsible and forward-thinking approach that the industry can and should embrace.