Hot filling is the process of thermal sterilization of the product and container along with closure in order to ensure the safety of the product and extend its shelf life. This process produces a “Commercially Sterile Product” by killing all microorganisms capable of growing in it and withholds the initial nutrient content.
Vivek Chougule , Managing Director EKA Global India, explains the concept in his white paper.
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Vivek Chougule is the Managing Director, Eka Pak Global India
Vivek brings with him 20 years of advanced food packaging and processing technology experience to the job. He has significant commercial know-how in the areas of innovative packaging technologies as well as thermal & non-thermal food processing. The main focus of his work has been in the area of shelf-life extension for a broad range of products.
Vivek worked with Printpack for 13 years, in the US for the first six then in Asia where he accumulated expertise and insights into strategic collaborations, new technologies, market research and production. In his current role at Eka Global, he is responsible for developing new applications and commercializing new technologies for the Asia market.
Vivek obtained his MBA from the College of William & Mary (USA) and holds a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering & Packaging Science from Clemson University (USA).