Defoaming Technology

Beverage Bottling & Canning Operations

The beverage defoaming system is designed to significantly reduce foam in the bottles/cans during the packaging operation creating a compressed and denser foam in the can or bottle. This enables the defoaming system to deliver significant productivity gains, filling line efficiency gains, reduced beverage waste, reduced contamination, energy & water saving, eliminate contamination on the package and quality improvements

Key Benefits

  1. Increased filling line speed (5-60%): enhanced productivity gains or reduced operational days per week (savings on labour, energy, water, cleaning cycle/chemicals, waste treatment)

  2. Reduced beverage/syrup losses by an average 1ml to 6ml per can or bottle: due to the foam compression effect, beverage losses are reduced and more beverage is kept in the bottle or can. Adjustment of the fill settings (volumetric filler) or tube length on filler valves (mechanical filler) allows for the beverage saving to be realised.

  3. Reduced beverage waste (waste treatment cost): reduced waste treatment costs (beverage/water/chemicals)

  4. Filling temperature increase: Potential to increase filling temperature by up to +6oC or more above the normal filling temperature (energy cost saving, eliminate condensation issues on bottle or can impacting down-stream processes in the plant (labeller, packing logistics)

  5. Reduced bottle & can rejects due to underfill: reduced beverage losses, packaging material and reduction in waste treatment costs

  6. Enhanced hygiene, reduced contamination on package and filler: due to the foam control effect, beverage stays in the bottle or can instead of contaminating the bottle and can filling line zone resulting in a cleaner line and potentially reduced cleaning cycles/CIP (energy, water, chemical saving, reduced down time on filler). Eliminating contamination and risk for microbial growth on the caps, threads and seal of the package.

  7. Enhanced efficiency of filling lines where nitrogen dosing is applied: due to the defoaming effect in the bottle or package prior to capping, ,increased nitrogen dosing efficiency and greater nitrogen content in the capped bottle or package.

  8. Applicable to carbonated, none carbonated beverages, juices, smoothies, energy drinks, tea & coffee drinks, flavoured water

Performance Guarantee

All bubble-tech defoaming units are backed-up with a performance guarantee.

Foam Control Models

  • S-300 model designed for filling speeds up to 50,000 bottles or cans per hour
  • S-500 model designed for filling speeds up to 85,000 bottles per hour or 120,000 cans per hour

Key Technical Points

  1. Applicable to any type of filler: standard rotary filler, aseptic or hot-fill lines, linear fillers, pouch fillers
  2. No external cooling required for transducer system on the filling line
  3. Installation time of the foam control unit is fast meaning minimum down-time of the line (less than 1 hour)
  4. Applicable to Glass, RGB, PET, Can, Carton, Pouch packaging materials (100ml up to 5 liter package size)
  5. Defoaming unit: Easy bolt-on to existing bottle, can or other packaging line operations
  6. Low energy consumption technology (less than 80 watts)
  7. Extremely low maintenance costs (no moving parts associated with the unit)
  8. Fully automated to the filling line plc and operation
  9. Stainless steel design specification: fully resistant to chemicals used in the cleaning process and high pressure hot water
  10. Polished hygienic design for easy clean during the cleaning/CIP cycle
  11. IP67 water proof design specification


Here are a selection of videos of the defoaming device installed on production lines