Jin Mai Lang reaps the benefits of the world’s two fastest aseptic PET lines

The challenge

Jin Mai Lang, one of the biggest Chinese beverage and food manufacturers, needed to increase the production capacity for its black and green tea, plus various kinds of flavoured water, to match rising local demand. Considering the challenges of the very competitive and crowded local beverage market, where gaining attention for the brand while minimising TCO is a must, the top Chinese beverage player decided to place its trust in Sidel.

The solution

For the first time in its history, Jai Mai Lang chose the company’s proven, safe and sustainable Aseptic Combi Predis for the two complete aseptic PET lines, benefitting from dry preform decontamination. On top of the Aseptic Combi Predis solution, both Sidel lines integrate Tetra Pak Processing Systems (TPPS) technologies, the Capdis™ dry cap decontamination system, a sleever, as well as wrap-around packer and palletising equipment.

The outcome

Sidel Aseptic Combi Predis offers this top Chinese player versatile production. It  is now able to manage six different SKUs, including three different bottle designs for the 500 ml format and a total of six different flavours. This flexibility is made possible by significantly reduced changeover times: less than 30 minutes are required for a bottle format changeover on the Combi. In addition, to secure maximum uptime without compromising absolute food safety, the Aseptic Combi Predis units, integrated in both complete PET lines at Jin Mai Lang’s factories, have already been successfully validated for 165 continuous production hours. These lines deliver a staggering production output of 60,000 bottles per hour – making them the world’s fastest aseptic PET lines with dry preform decontamination for low acid products. These complete solutions, alongside newly designed PET bottles, also courtesy of Sidel, helped this key player in the Chinese beverage market to increase production capacity of its low and high acid products packaged in PET, while lowering the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Impressed by the benefits gained through this installation, Jin Mai Lang recently invested in another three Sidel aseptic complete lines, running at the same speed.

"“We started our successful partnership with Sidel back in 2006…we currently have more than fifty pieces of Sidel equipment running in our factories, including seven complete PET ultraclean lines and 20 hot-fill PET lines. Over the years, we have built complete confidence in Sidel, recognising the quality and the reliability of its equipment, along with its innovation-driven mind set, as well as its local support and service capabilities.”"

Xianguo Fan

Chairman of Jin Mai Lang

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