Global Patent Index - EP 2028108 A1

EP 2028108 A1 2009-02-25 - Aseptic container filling

Title (en)

Aseptic container filling

Title (de)

Befüllung aseptischer Behälter

Title (fr)

Remplissage aseptique d'un récipient

Publication

EP 2028108 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 08252812 A

Priority

GB 0716374 A

Abstract (en)

Aseptic filling of containers, for example bags 26 of bag-in-box container assemblies is achieved by sealingly engaging an inlet fitting 24 of the bag 26 in a collar 30, which is clamped by a clamp 32 against a housing member 2 to form a sealed chamber 18. Steam under pressure is admitted to the chamber 18 while the inlet fitting 24 is closed, both before and after the contents are dispensed to the bag 26 through a filling tube 6. Because tube 18 is relatively small, the steam pressure and temperature can rise rapidly, enabling the sterilising operations to be of short duration. The incoming steam may be directed at the inlet fitting 24 so as to dislodge accumulated bacteria and other contamination.

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

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

CPC (invention and additional information)

B65B 55/022 (2013.01); B65B 55/10 (2013.01)

Citation (applicant)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MT NL NO PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

Designated extension state (EPC)

AL BA MK RS

EPO simple patent family

EP 2028108 A1 20090225; GB 0716374 D0 20071003; GB 2452055 A 20090225

INPADOC legal status


2010-02-17 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20090826

2009-12-10 [REG DE 8566] DESIGNATED COUNTRY DE NOT LONGER VALID

2009-10-28 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

2009-02-25 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MT NL NO PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

2009-02-25 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Countries: AL BA MK RS