For the sterile filling of long-life products SF&DS has been supplying aseptic filling machines more than 20 years. SF&DS was the first manufacturer in the world to market an aseptic filler for low acid products validated by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The validation period that the filler had to undergo greatly added to SF&DS’s knowledge base, and the company used this enhanced understanding to develop a novel design philosophy. The outcome of that learning curve is the new aseptic filler, Asep-Tec. SF&DS has to-date supplied around 75 linear aseptic and semi-aseptic fillers.