Press Release Summary:
Aseptic gravity flow valve (GFV) allows liquid product to be dispensed from flexible bag or pouch without bacteria or oxygen entering package, reducing or eliminating need for preservatives and refrigeration. Tamperproof closure and airtight seal add to product safety. Featuring clean, predictable flow rate, product can travel through aseptic fillers and withstand irradiation and steam sterilization. Applications include food and beverage and medical industries.
Original Press Release:
Aseptic Dispenser- World's Only
HANOVER, MD (September 2004) - International Dispensing Corporation (IDC) (IDND.PK), creator and manufacturer of packaging and dispensing solutions for the food and pharmaceutical industries, has commercialized the world's only aseptic gravity flow valve (GFV).
For the first time, liquid product can be dispensed from a flexible bag or pouch without bacteria or oxygen entering the package. Because the contents are never exposed throughout the product's entire use-life, the necessity for preservatives and refrigeration is reduced or eliminated. Because of the tamper-proof closure and air-tight seal, product safety is significantly enhanced.
Beverages, flowable foods, and pharmaceutical products can now be packaged and safely dispensed from flexible packages without breaking sterility. Restaurants, foodservice institutions, cruise ships, hospitals, and consumers will have peace of mind with every push of the button, knowing that no outside contaminants can interfere with their product. Companies will have the opportunity to offer healthier, more natural, non-preserved products.
The GFV's first commercial applications are dairy products and ready-to-drink coffee and tea beverages, and IDC is in serious discussion with a wide variety of other end users. Juices, cocktail mixes, sauces, edible oils, liquid eggs, nutraceuticals, and saline and iodine solutions are among the products that can reap quality and safety advantages by adopting the GFV. Global markets that have no access to refrigeration represent another broad opportunity.
The GFV can be adapted to fit onto any flexible bag, pouch, or semi-rigid package and protect the package's contents from contamination. It can travel through aseptic fillers and withstand the highest levels of irradiation and steam sterilization required by the food and beverage and medical industries. It has a clean predictable flow rate and is user friendly.
The GFV is the only valve to be certified aseptic by the National Food Labs and the Food and Drug Administration. It has been awarded patents in the USA, China, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Eurasia, with other patents pending worldwide. It has received the DuPont Award (2003) and the Gold Medal for Technical Excellence (March 2003) by the Flexible Packaging Association.
International Dispensing, founded in 1995 and based in Hanover, MD, is a research and development company that develops and manufactures leading edge packaging and aseptic dispensing solutions for the foodservice industry. For additional information about International Dispensing Corporation and its technologies, please visit www.idcdispensing.com or call 410/761-0070.