ALVAR was founded in Iceland, where our technology has been designed and developed. The name ALVAR means ‘’total protection’’ in Icelandic, and it is derived from its success in attacking microbes, reinforcing food safety, and reducing waste of water and chemicals. ALVAR’s technology has been successfully tried and tested in a world leading food production industry, Iceland ‘s fisheries. Since then, it has been adapted to protect companies in the entire food processing industry, and it has been installed in dozens of food processing factories and trawlers around the world, offering stability and support to contain possible threats
ALVAR systems offer holistic, pragmatic, 360° misting solutions that can reach the most difficult areas in any food production line to combat harmful microbes (bacteria, viruses, and fungi). ALVAR Mist systems are tailor-made, fully automatic, and remote controlled. ALVAR can disinfect a 6.000 square meter factory by penetrating and attacking bacteria in 20-30 minutes, saving 90% of water, 70% of disinfectants and 100% of labour costs during the disinfection process. Under certain conditions, the reduction on bacteria levels can also increase the product shelf-life by 1-2 days and reduce food-waste
We know the food industry inside out and we rarely install two identical systems in two different companies. The density of the mist needed will depend on the distribution of machinery, the kind of product processed and the challenges being faced. The necessary antiseptic properties and the bacteria levels expected in the area are also important factors. At ALVAR, we can customise our solutions to efficiently combat bacteria, increase food safety, and fight costs
At ALVAR, we are committed to conserving resources by reducing the use of water and disinfectant chemicals. Our systems replace the traditional disinfection methods, which are very wasteful in water and chemical use. Instead of that, ALVAR enables users to save up around 90% of water and 70% of chemicals, dramatically improving the sustainability of the food chain
Besides offering state-of-the-art technology to deliver the best defence and most efficient protection in the market, ALVAR does not require its users to purchase any specific chemical. Our systems are compatible with some of the most commonly used chemicals in the market
What disinfectant to use is, therefore, the client’s choice. However, we can provide advice on what disinfectant to use based on our data, experience and the assistance of the chemical advisor in our team
At ALVAR, we have fought bacteria for many years and successfully reinforced businesses in the whole food processing industry. Our systems are efficient and highly reliable, and for that reason, the most difficult challenges are accepted by ALVAR as casework examples and can be granted an ALVAR trial case
ALVAR has been proven extremely efficient in combatting bacteria and reducing production and reputational risks. The reinforcement of your business provided by ALVAR can be used as a sign of improved food safety, resource optimisation and environmental sustainability
The research and tests conducted before and after installing ALVAR Mist Core within food processing facilities show an almost immediate dramatic dropdown in bacteria count, including Listeria, Salmonella, Escherichia coli, Clostridium, Norovirus etc. This is possible thanks to a tailor-made design and installation of ALVAR Mist Core, which creates the mist density needed given the size of the facility, the machinery being used, and the product processed
Over the years, we have tested our technology, in the lab and in real scenarios, against different bacteria and under diverse conditions. Tests show that ALVAR is a very efficient way of disinfecting, given its capacity to cover the area, including hard-to-reach places.
However, tests also show that the bactericidal performance depends, to a great extent, on the chemical used through the systems.
Communication is essential in choosing the best chemical for facing existing challenges.
The combination of good cleaning, ALVAR’s technology and the correct disinfectant lead to outstanding results