X-LITE Still

X-LITE™ Still is Sidel’s latest innovative 500ml PET packaging solution for non-pressurised still water. Thanks to its extremely light industrial bottle design, it is the most cost-effective and sustainable packaging at the highest possible production speed.
This pioneering solution addresses the still water market for small size PET bottles, in particular producers looking to optimise their packaging and production costs.

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High packaging performance for non-pressurised still water

Weighing just 6.5g and standing 195mm tall, Sidel X-LITE Still is the lightest 500ml PET bottle in the world for non-pressurized still water. Integrating the proven StarLITE™ Still base solution, it has been optimised by the company’s engineers for the Sidel Super Combi, the single smart solution integrating five process steps: preform feeding, blowing, labelling, filling/capping and cap feeding.

  • The greatest level of performance – even at very high production speeds [1]
  • Based on packaging production lines integrating Sidel Super Combi and running at up to 91,800 bottle per hour
  • Increased stability and stress resistance through the value chain, which allows for the ideal bottle shape design for nested packs and enables an optimum top load resistance of 34kg able to match supply chain requirements in terms of pallet stability
  • Endless design flexibility and clear lightweighting possibilities as it can withstand label application on the empty bottle, in spite of its extremely light weight
  • Perfectly complemented by a Novembal Novaqua RightCAP26 closure, to match the very light water neck finish

 

[1] Based on a dedicated preform design for optimal mechanical performance

 

The most cost-effective and sustainable packaging solution

As the lightest bottle in the world for still water, Sidel X-LITE Still reduces Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). The total savings of PET resin and energy achieved with Sidel X-LITE Still can reach up to 2 million euros per year for bottled water producers who switch from a 12g PET bottle to the X-LITE Still 6.5g bottle.

  • Dramatically reduced consumption of PET resin saving a remarkable 1,485 tonnes of PET per year
  • Significant energy savings mainly achieved through reduction in blowing pressure and heating power with no compromises on packaging performance – energy savings of up to 335,000kWh/year [2]
  • Combined these reductions amount to 3,300 tonnes of CO2 saved, which equals 25 round trips between New York and Paris by plane with 200 passengers on board
  • The new preform design and neck finish featured by the X-LITE Still packaging solution translate to a very fast payback on investment – even when the line retrofit includes a completely new injection stack [3]: the payback time for a line upgrade would be only one and a half months [4]
  • Can be adapted to all Sidel blowing platforms and applied to existing production lines

 

[2] Based on Sidel Matrix™ Combi handling 2,700 bottles per hour per mould, for a SBO 20, with a yearly production of 5,000 hours, with a PET cost of 1425€ per tonne and energy cost of 0.12€/kwh. 

[3] Line retrofit includes the adaptation parts to be changed for new preform and new neck diameter and height. Typically from 29/25 to 26/22mm. 

[4] Based on Sidel Matrix™ Combi handling 2,700 bottles per hour per mould, for a SBO 20, with a yearly production of 5,000 hours, with a PET cost of 1425€ per tonne and energy cost of 0.12€/kwh.