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High Pressure Processing (HPP)

Custom HPP Packaging Solutions

ICPG’s experts work with companies to design custom material solutions for high pressure processing applications.

High Pressure Processing: How it Works

In many food applications, packaging solutions must be sterile, controlling pathogens and microorganisms to prevent spoilage. In many processes, this is done by heating the food to a high temperature during the packaging process. However, this isn’t always the most ideal solution for processing food — heat can affect food chemistry, impact food quality and reduce nutritional value. In these cases, high pressure processing (HPP) may be an alternate solution. HPP packaging works by sealing the product in its intended package which is then batch processed in a pressure chamber and processed under high-pressure processing conditions. In simple terms, the high pressure environment inactivates pathogens and microorganisms, creating a safe internal environment without heat for the intended food application.

HPP Packaging Applications

High pressure processing is ideal for food products that need to be packaged to create a sterile internal environment for the food product without the need for high heat processing such as retort or hot fill. It is an ideal solution for many food applications that are sensitive to traditional food processing methods including products with high moisture content. Common applications include seafoods, guacamole, proteins, and refrigerated products.

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  • Market Applications

    ● Dairy
    ● Meat, poultry and seafood
    ● Avocado & guacamole
    ● Baby food
    ● Fruit
    ● Dips & salsa
    ● Beverages
    ● Ready-to-eat meals

  • Material Solutions

    XPP Polypropylene Solutions
    ● EVOH

  • Performance Features

    ● Clarified HPP compatible PP
    ● Application-based barrier specifications
    ● Enhanced OTR & MVTR PP
    ● Snap-able PP for FS & FFS processes

  • Structure Configurations

    ● Monolayer
    ● Barrier extrusion lamination
    ● Multi-layer coextrusion
    ● Symmetrical & asymmetrical structures

Material Solutions for HPP Packaging Applications

As the packaging industry continues to evolve, you have a choice between many polymers that are well-suited for high pressure food packaging. As you determine the best material for your application, there are certain considerations to take into account. You want a material that can fit into your process requirements and meet the needs of your application while remaining sustainable and cost-effective. If you’re looking for the ideal solution, ICPG can help you navigate these considerations. We offer a range of high-quality materials for the packaging industry, and we have the expertise to help you develop your custom solution.

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