One company – many future-proof solutions
At this year’s trade show, Sidel will especially highlight its competencies in line design, presenting market-tailored packaging innovations and new agile solutions, designed to increase sustainability, reliability and performance as well as flexibility throughout the entire production process:
The next generation Super Combi Compactallows for a footprint reduction of up to 30% compared to the previous Super Combi model. At the same time, this new solution also excites with its efficiency enhancement for still drinks production thanks to the new filling technology of the Sidel EvoFILL HS Still, which guarantees a 30% faster filling performance. Super Combi Compact integrates five process steps – preform feeder, blower, labeller, filler/capper and cap feeder – into an all-in-one, compact and smart system that delivers continuous top-level performance of up to 54,000 bottles per hour (bph). Furthermore, the new Sidel EvoFILL HS Still filler comes with proportional filling valves, controlled by electro-magnetic actuators, ensuring the best hygiene and control of the complete filling cycle.
The Combi BD (Blowing and Decoration) marks another new and compact solution by Sidel that allows producers to deliver perfect empty, labelled PET bottles. The system incorporates the strongest features of the modular Sidel EvoBLOW and EvoDECO technologies with the advantages of an integrated configuration for fast, safe manufacturing and decoration of premium and/or lightweight PET packaging at up to 48,000 bph. Accordingly, the Combi BD stands for optimum packaging quality and integrity: Dispensing with the need for conveyors significantly reduces the risk of bottle damage. Also, having no infeed screw on the labeller – which accommodates roll-fed or pressure-sensitive labels (PSL) – ensures that the labelling will leave no marks on the bottles, even on specially shaped ones.
Another big company highlight at the show will be the Sidel Aseptic Combi Predis™, the integrated blow-fill-seal-filler solution with dry preform sterilisation, which ensures an aseptic production that is flexible, cost-effective and safe. Moreover, Sidel was the first company to receive the United States Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval for this patented technology. The solution sits among the many innovations across the line and beyond that champions Sidel’s commitment to help producers reduce their environmental footprint because the dry preform sterilisation technology does not require any water and uses only minimal amounts of chemicals in the production process.
New “End-to-End” eco-packaging alternative for still water
Beyond the mentioned solutions, visitors to Sidel’s booth may also have a first-hand experience of the new, prize-winning eco-packaging concept AYA, which reinforces the company’s commitment to sustainability, offering a new “End-to-End” packaging alternative for still water. AYA – which has already been awarded with the prestigious World Food Innovation Award (WFIA) in the category “Best Drink Packaging Design” this year – is a 220 ml water bottle with a targeted weight of just 5 g. It is blown from 100% recycled PET (r-PET) preforms and comes with a snap-on tethered cap to additionally reduce plastic pollution. The bottles’ distinguished V-shape offers innovative packaging alternatives in terms of compactness and reduction of secondary and tertiary packaging materials well-suited to optimise logistics.
Improving performance over time
Moreover, as a part of the service portfolio, Sidel will be showcasing its remote video assistanceat ProPak Asia. Leveraging this tool, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing travel restrictions,the company has well demonstrated its capability to secure and improve the performance of its customers’ equipment throughout their entire asset lifecycle.
“ProPak Asia remains one of the most important trade fairs for Sidel. We have been participating for many years now as the show brings us together with important contacts from the packaging industry as well as visitors and customers across the SEAP region. We are looking forward to present our latest innovations and service solutions again in Bangkok this year and gather valuable feedback to see whether our portfolio and our roadmap anticipate Asian producers’ needs to stay abreast of ever-changing market demands,” Dominique Martin concludes.