UVC packaging disinfection

Stringent hygiene standards for packaging apply in the food and pharmaceutical industry. The occurrence of mould spores or other germs on packaging must be prevented in order to create hygienic conditions and increase the shelf life of the packaged products.

We are your competent partner when it comes to integrating UVC packaging disinfection in your production process. Our high-performance units guarantee the efficient and reliable inactivation of harmful micro-organisms.

Hönle UVC units for the disinfection of packaging

Germs, bacteria, viruses and mould spores can be inactivated and thus rendered harmless using UVC irradiation. The Dr. Hönle AG offers various UVC units for the disinfection of packaging. 

For packaging disinfection, you can choose between units from the UVATEC and PULSTEC series, which have already proved their worth in numerous applications. Simply contact us, and we will be happy to advise you on the advantages of each model.

Important features in the disinfection of packaging

Disinfecting packaging by means of UVC irradiation is extremely environmentally friendly, as no chemicals are used. Our units function on the basis of the fact that UVC technology inactivates pathogens. While UVATEC units are equipped with low-ozone, high-performance UV lamps, PULSTEC models are based on an economical pulsed-light xenon system.

The following applies to the units of both series: bacteria, viruses, mould spores and other germs are rendered completely inactive within just a few seconds, ensuring cost- and time-efficient processes – with a disinfection rate of > 99.9%.

Areas of application for professional packaging disinfection

Particularly in the food and pharmaceutical industry, the highest possible hygiene standards must be met during the packaging and filling process. This is especially important in milk-processing companies and during the bottling of beverages.

The challenge here lies in designing compact units which can be integrated into the filling or packaging machines while at the same time allowing maximum production speeds. This is the only way to ensure not only that the process produces perfect results as regards hygiene, but that the entire operation remains cost-effective for the producing company.

The UVC packaging disinfection units from Dr. Hönle AG successfully meet these challenges. They are the result of our decades of experience in the field of UVC disinfection. With Hönle as your partner, you can make the packaging disinfection process in your company cost-efficient, environmentally friendly and reliable.

Our lamps are designed to allow disinfection of a wide range of packaging types. They can be used to disinfect pots and lids, beverage containers (e.g. TetraPak), films or caps – to name but a few possible applications.

Contact us

Feel free to contact us and tell us your packaging disinfection requirements. We will find a solution which fits your production process while at the same time complying with the highest hygiene standards.


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Pulsed Light Xenon System, made by STERIXENE, with patented, low-maintenance lamp system for surface disinfection of packaging materials in Pharmaceutical and Food Industries

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