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Prime solution for premium PET
Production on Sidel’s new BoostPrime hot-fill PET solution
is underway at a key customer in Mexico, bottling a large Tvariety of beverages including juice, tea, and isotonics.
HE beverage company is using with an active base inver- existing and new Sidel blowing sion and relies on three key and filling equipment upgraded features: the packaging de- with BoostPrime to decrease sign requires specific base the weight of its bottles. geometry and specifica-
With nearly 50 SKUs in pro- tions; the Base OverStroke duction, this beverage producer System (BOSS) allows the already achieved bottle weight sav- mechanical forming of the
the negative pressure induced by the beverage cooling in the bottle from 85°C to ambient temperature, according to Sidel.
Cost savings are also on the cards, the supplier adds, with a significant drop in resource con- sumption from the BoostPrime system. The company claims that, when investing in BoostPrime for a new hot-fill line to produce a one-litre bottle, beverage produc- ers can reach a one-year payback considering the additional invest- ment compared to a traditional line configuration.
It can decrease the current heat re- sistant (HR) bottle weight by up to 30 per cent compared to regular HR PET bottles, adds Sidel, and also al- lows producers to save on label ma- terial by enabling to switch from a sleeve to a roll-fed label application.
By shifting from regular HR bot- tles with vacuum panels decorated with sleeve labels to lightweighted BoostPrime bottles decorated with roll-fed labels, the bottle light- weighting potential is estimated to be between three and seven grams, complemented with a ten time re- duction in label costs, the manufac- turer claims.
Sidel Group will be exhibiting on Stand E238 at AUSPACK 2019. ■
ings up to 32 per cent, according to Sidel. Those hot-filled drinks in- cluding juice, tea and isotonics are produced by using a variety of pro- duction configurations.
Lines configured for BoostPrime can also produce standard heat-resis- tant bottles with or without panels, which increases the versatility of this packaging solution, the compa- ny says.
BoostPrime can fill PET bottles of up to 1.2 litres for the juice, isoton- ics, nectar, soft drink, and tea mar- kets, at temperatures of 85-88°C.
It removes the need for restrictive vacuum panels or gas addition into PET bottles normally required for the containers to resist hot-filling temperatures, claims Sidel.
According to the manufacturer, the final bottle shape is achieved
bottle base during the blowing process; and the inverter contributes to the base inversion.
This step takes place af- ter filling and capping, tilting and cooling and be- fore labelling. It balances
The BoostPrime packaging solution removes the need for restrictive vacuum panels or gas addition into PET bottles.”
TOP: Sidel's BoostPrime system can hot-fill PET bottles of up to 1.2 litres.
ABOVE: Bottle bases can be mechanically formed during the blowing process.
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