No matter if you love drinking water, juice, or soda, your favorite beverages are made in a factory. But what is the process for production? Keep reading to learn more!
STEP 1: PURIFICATION OF WATER
When it gets down to it, water is the most important ingredient in all beverages. It acts as a base for pretty much any liquid on the market. So, it is crucial that manufacturers use filtration mediums to make sure the water is pure and free of any chemicals or particles.
This is actually something that is required by many legal organizations such as the Food and Drug Administration in the United States, and the EU food contact laws in other parts of the world. Without proper filtration, a company could face legal and medical backlash.
Bonfilt has a number of filtration fabric options to help meet filtration needs. After removing larger particles, clarification processes will help balance the pH levels in the water before it moves on to the next process.
STEP 2: ADDING INGREDIENTS
The next process involves adding the other ingredients that will make up the resulting beverage. This might mean adding sugar, fruit juice, or some sort of syrup for sodas and fizzy drinks.
These ingredients are sometimes combined in special pressurized machines that prevent aeration of the soon-to-be beverage.
STEP 3: FILLING BOTTLES OR CANS
After the mixture has been combined and successfully carbonated (if needed), it is now time for the exciting process of bottling. This process is usually done by machines which fill up the bottles with the beverage.
If the manufacturer is adding the drink to cans, the information such as the expiration date and calorie information is added beforehand. If the beverage is going into a bottle and a label will be added, this process is completed after bottle filling.
STEP 4: QUALITY CONTROL
Machines are extremely useful, but they don’t always know how to detect defunct product. Humans usually perform quality control experiments on batches of beverages. They will also pick out damaged bottles or cans. This process is important in maintaining customer satisfaction, as it aims to catch all mistakes before the product is packaged and sent off to be sold.
STEP 5: PACKAGING AND DISTRIBUTION
After this process, the bottles or cans of the beverage are packed up into crates or pallets. Especially if the beverage is carbonated, manufacturers are careful with how they pack them. This is to cut down on shaken-up drinks that might “explode” from carbonation when opened by a customer.
Beverages are shipped to different retailers and drink machines around the world.
Filter cloth is vitally important to starting off the beverage manufacturing job off right. Without proper filtration products, your manufacturing company could be in legal trouble. Bonfilt’s fabrics are made for liquid and solid filtration.