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Taiwan’s first dry aseptic line from Sidel running at 40,000bph

Hon Chuan Enterprise installs country’s first Sidel Combi Predis™ FMa Capdis™ to increase production capacity and flexibility in aseptic bottling

Looking to retain its lead

Looking to maintain its lead in a highly competitive market by forging partnerships with leading companies within the region, Taiwan Hon Chuan Enterprise has invested in high quality production linesfor the co-packing and aseptic bottling of sensitive beverages. Well known throughout Asia, Hon Chuan Enterprise is Taiwan's largest and longest-running beverage packaging manufacturer with over 40 years of operation.

 

Highly flexible aseptic production

An early adopter of aseptic solutions, the company chose to work with Sidel again because of the success of four aseptic production lines Sidel has provided since 2006 and itstechnological and practical know-how.

The new Sidel line runs at 40,000 bottles per hour. It is equipped with a Combi Predis FMa Capdis, an aseptic blow-fill-cap solution with dry decontamination of both preforms and caps. Yet it is flexible enough to manage the frequent changeovers required as bottle formats, shapes and product recipes change several times a week. Hon Chuan produces a wide range of low to high acid products, such as ready-to-drink (RTD) tea, milk tea and coffee in 350ml, 450ml and 600ml PET bottles in round and rectangular formats.

 

Hon Chuan combiHighlights

  • Output rate of 40,000 bottles per hour
  • Flexible production for low acid to high acid products (ready-to-drink tea, milk tea and coffee), in various bottle sizes (350ml, 450ml and 600ml) in round and rectangular PET bottles
  • Lower operating and maintenance costs
  • Resource savings of water and chemicals
  • Lighter bottles and savings in energy costs

 


Cost-effectiveness combined with environmental benefits

Hon Chuan fillingIt provides a solution that is highly competitive, offers faster production with lower costs anddramatically reduces use of energy, resources, and chemicals whiledelivering reliability in food safety and hygiene. Mr. Keith Dai, Chairman of Hon Chuan sums up: "We are constantly working towards reducing waste, energy and raw material cost.  Technology plays a key role and we are glad we chose Sidel's Combi Predis FMa for our latest aseptic line.  Predis dry preform decontamination ensures high hygiene for sensitive beverages while offering cost-effectiveness along with product and environmental benefits."

 

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