The demand for liquid dairy products has been growing, especially in developing markets. The conversion towards plastic bottles can create a more convenient consumer experience without compromising on product integrity. By Max Duclot, zone senior aseptic specialist & senior dairy officer, Sidel

Sidel’s StarLite Nitro PET bottle base offers bottle resistance and stability, even under extremely high temperature conditions, while providing benefits such as lowering package weight and energy consumption.

The new non-petaloid base has higher resistance and stability, due to increased resistance to the internal pressure created by nitrogen dosing.

The base is available for bottles ranging in size from 0.2 litres to 2.0 litres. The bottles can withstand conditions of up to 50 deg C storage, and up to 25 days without deformation—and have the potential to last even longer.

Chinese bottled water manufacturer Nongfu Spring previously had a four-litre family sized bottle which was only available in high density polyethylene (HDPE). Wanting to make the switch from HDPE to PET for this, they turned to PET production equipment and services provider Sidel for a solution. By Sidel

Sidel, in conjunction with Roquette, a bio refining group, has introduced new chemicals that use renewable agricultural materials in place of fossil-based ones.

The new bio-based polyesters could potentially be used in PET packaging development, leading to increased transparency, UV resistance and a heightened resistance to high temperatures.

Leading names within the beverage industry, such as Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Danone and Nestlé are already exploring the possibilities of bottles being made from fully renewable resources, and are said to already been assessing the most promising options to incorporate these bottles into their production line.

The Sidel Matrix Combi system by Sidel is a cost-effective solution of PET packaging and bottling. It features neckhandling and positive transfer of bottles, and integrates the blow-fill-cap function in one single enclosure.

This allows for cutting of costs through increasing energy efficiency, and offers further savings in raw materials with light or ultra-lightweight bottles, as well as reduced consumption of air, water, chemicals and energy.

The compact-sized system is able to produce PET water bottles in 330 ml and 500 ml formats at a speed of 22,500 bottles per hour, and 1.5 L format at a speed of 16,000 bottles per hour.

The demand for liquid dairy products has been growing, especially in developing markets. The conversion towards plastic bottles can create a more convenient consumer experience without compromising on product integrity. By Max Duclot, zone senior aseptic specialist & senior dairy officer, Sidel

Food scandals can rock the foundation that food and beverage manufacturers have painstakingly built at the blink of an eye. With strict regulations and the capability to protect sensitive beverages, PET bottles can fulfil today’s safety requirements. By Sid Johari, executive VP for industrial operations, Sidel

The company aims to take advantage of India's thriving packaging industry by engaging in two way dialogues with its customers.
Sidel has opened a dedicated packaging and tooling centre in Pune to offer customers in India a more local service and meet the growing demand in this market.

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