Sterilisation is a food processing method whereby the food is usually first packaged in metal or glass containers before being heated for 20 minutes or longer at high temperatures in a large sterilisation oven to make it safe to eat. Tetra Pak's technology has made it possible to create a paper-based packaging material rugged enough to withstand the high temperatures used in this process, leading to the development of the Tetra Recart® package - the world’s first disinfectant carton.
Tetra Recart ®
The Tetra Recart carton packages can be used to pack wet shelf-stable products, such as chilli, which contain particles of any size, like beans and rice, with a shelf life of up to 24 months. Tetra Recart's paperboard laminate material allows the product in the package to be sterilised in the same manner as the traditional canning process
Tetra Recart is the first retortable carton packaging and processing system for chunky foods, opening up a world of new possibilities for revitalization of some traditional categories such as soups and beans.
Tetra Recart can package virtually any foods currently found in cans or jars, with the added logistical benefits of a stackable, rectangular shape, a light weight and an easy tear-off top that eliminates the need for a can opener. Furthermore, it won’t break or shatter if dropped and, like all other Tetra Pak cartons, is recyclable.