Carbonated drinks get filling flexibility

By Rick Pendrous

- Last updated on GMT

Bottle filling flexibility has been highlighted by Sidel
Bottle filling flexibility has been highlighted by Sidel

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Bottle filling accuracy, along with production flexibility and sustainability are crucial for the packaging of carbonated soft drinks (CSD) in polyethylene terephthalate (PET), claims equipment supplier Sidel.

In developed markets, the industry is seeing a shift to ‘healthier’ carbonated soft drinks. In 2015, 25% of global launches of new carbonated soft drinks carried some kind of ‘natural’ claim.

Globally, commercial growth in CSD requires consumer understanding supported by flexible production technology, said Stefano Baini, product manager for regular filling at Sidel.

New technology opens up opportunities and helps manufacturers create the new products that consumers want while meeting their own needs for greater sustainability, he said.

With equipment that can easily and quickly be converted to accommodate different stock-keeping units, manufacturers are able to benefit from the flexibility to adapt to different market needs, he adds.

The Sidel Matrix Filler SF300 FM is suitable for accurately filling still and carbonated drinks, offering quick changeovers without beverage loss.

It is the latest modular filling machine from Sidel and delivers up to 98% efficiency, filling PETbottles with precision at rates of up to 80,000 bottles an hour.

For more information, contact Sidel​.

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