Tetra Pak Launches new Whey Filtration System that Turns Waste into Income

Sep 23, 2013 10:00 AM ET
Sept. 23, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Tetra Pak® today launches Tetra Alcross® RO Lite, a filtration system that helps small and medium sized dairies extract value out of whey. A common by-product of cheese production, whey is often dumped as waste. With Tetra Alcross RO Lite, it can now be turned into profit. Whey is only valuable when concentrated, but the filtration technology needed to do this has traditionally been highly customised and too expensive for most small and medium sized dairies. Tetra Alcross RO Lite is a standardised filtration solution which is available in five different sizes, is easy to install and costs about 30% less than the customised alternatives. The system uses a process of continuous reverse osmosis filtration to remove excess water from the whey, tripling its concentration while retaining all of the dissolved salts, lactose, acids, proteins, fats and bacteria. This concentrated whey can then be sold on to food processors as an ingredient in a growing variety of products, bringing a valuable income stream to the dairy, while also significantly reducing or eliminating unnecessary transportation and waste handling costs. “The Tetra Alcross RO Lite is a great example of how we seek to deliver value to our customers. This cost-effective whey filtration solution helps small and medium sized dairies compete on more even footing with larger dairies while also improving their profitability and decreasing their environmental footprint,” said Jaco Baron, Food Category Director Cheese.
    For more information please contact: Ulrica Westheim, Tetra Pak, Cell: +46 733 365257 Rob Arnott, Cohn & Wolfe for Tetra Pak​, Tel: +44 20 7331 5361​