NEW YORK & BELOIT, Wis. — International Dispensing Corporation (IDC) (IDND) and TRU Aseptics announced their collaboration to market The Answer aseptic dispensing system for UHT beverages throughout North America.
TRU Aseptics, a contract beverage co-packer based in Beloit, Wisconsin, delivers safe, high-quality, shelf-stable products that do not require refrigeration or preservatives and can be stored and distributed at ambient temperatures. Its 65,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility is designed to run both low and high-acid products. Just recently, its new high-speed Alfa Laval aseptic BIB (Bag-in-Box) filler was validated by an FDA Processing Authority to run The Answer for low-acid UHT products and TRU Aseptics is now ready to use The Answer for all its customers.
IDC has created, patented, and commercialized The Answer, the world’s only aseptic tap that can safely dispense UHT liquids from a large-format (3-25 liter) flexible package while continuing to preserve the sterility of the package’s remaining contents for an extended period of time (weeks/months) without refrigeration or preservatives.
“This IDC opportunity is an exciting one for TRU Aseptics,” said TRU’s CEO Jim Hurley. “The Answer is one of the few game-changing packaging innovations in recent years, one that solves many issues and can become the gold standard for aseptic foodservice. We already have several customers that will use The Answer, and as a company are ready to take the lead in North America and make it the centerpiece of our foodservice efforts.”
“We are very pleased to be partnering with such a forward-looking company as TRU Aseptics,” said IDC Chairman Greg Abbott. “They have seized the bull by the horns by creating the finest low-acid aseptic facility in America and by embracing our disruptive innovation in a comprehensive manner. We anticipate great success with them.”
Based in New York City IDC (IDND; www.idcinnovation.com) is a packaging research and development company that creates and manufactures disruptive innovations for the beverage and liquid food industries. The company is best known for its international award-winning The Answer, the world’s only certified aseptic tap which prevents micro-organisms from compromising product safety even through prolonged unrefrigerated use. The Answer is used for both low and high-acid beverages, including dairy, dairy-based coffee, juice, tea, and coconut water, and is currently being deployed in the USA, China, Germany, Pakistan, and Mexico. The company’s trademarked BID™ (Bag-in-Dispenser) system is believed to be the industry’s most economical and environmental means of delivering UHT beverages.
About TRU Aseptics
TRU Aseptics (www.TRUaseptics.com) is a privately-held low and high acid aseptic contract manufacturer based in Beloit, WI. Built on the “TRU TO NATURE” approach, our mission is to produce food and beverages that promote life, health, and well-being. TRU provides liquid aseptic solutions to the Foodservice, C-Store, Club Store, and Industrial markets. We focus on Bag in Box and Bulk processing and packing of dairy, plant-based coffees, teas, vegetable, and fruit juices. Additionally, TRU offers compounding, utilized packaging and standardization of products with quality variances.