Global Patent Index - EP 0975522 A1

EP 0975522 A1 2000-02-02 - ASEPTIC PACKAGING PROCESS AND APPARATUS

Title (en)

ASEPTIC PACKAGING PROCESS AND APPARATUS

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUM ASEPTISCHEN VERPACKEN

Title (fr)

APPAREIL ET PROCEDE D'EMBALLAGE ASEPTIQUE

Publication

EP 0975522 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98917349 A

Priority

  • GB 9801075 W
  • GB 9707687 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9846486A1] Thin-walled can bodies (10) made by the DWI process are aseptically filled with a non-carbonated liquid food product at ambient temperature. The aseptic process comprises, within a sterile environment, sterilising the can bodies by hot air in a first oven (36) and filling them in a filler (40) with a metered dose of the product, sterilising end closures (11) for the cans in a second oven (42) again by hot air, and placing the end closures on the cans whilst still at an elevated temperature so as to form closed packages having a temporary aseptic seal, moving the closed packages from the sterile environment, and, subsequent to the sterile environment, double-seaming the end closures onto the can bodies to form hermetically sealed cans, and reforming the end closures inwardly of the cans so as to create in the cans a positive internal pressure by which panelling of the can side walls may be resisted.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

B65B 55/02; B65B 55/10

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B65B 55/06 (2006.01); B65B 55/02 (2006.01); B65B 55/10 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B65B 55/027 (2013.01); B65B 55/10 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9846486A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9846486 A1 19981022; AU 7059498 A 19981111; EP 0975522 A1 20000202; GB 9707687 D0 19970604; JP 2001519748 A 20011023

INPADOC legal status


2002-05-08 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20011012

2001-07-18 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20010601

2000-02-02 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19990930

2000-02-02 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI NL PT SE