"As a result of the ever-changing market, beverage producers are generally now taking a more holistic approach to the installation of new bottling lines," explains Mr. Clive Smith, Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Sidel. "Here at Sidel, we genuinely believe it is the key to maintaining optimum performance and attaining the most cost-effective operational life over the longer term."
Much more than a simple choice of equipmentSidel believes that finding the optimum solution for any bottling line goes beyond any simple choice of equipment. Whether producers are bottling water at high speed or packaging dairy products with high sensitivity, it is always best that they consider the specific production needs of any line from the very beginning.
By partnering with Sidel from the start and collaborating at every step of the installation, beverage producers can boost speed and hygiene with Sidel water lines, ensure flexibility and quick changeovers with Sidel carbonated soft drinks lines and increase their packaging freedom with Sidel hot fill lines. With the company's aseptic wet lines, producers can improve bottle lightweighting at the same time as reducing the consumption of resources. With its dry, low-speed aseptic lines, they can reduce their footprint and ensure a faster ramp-up and, with the high-speed version of the same line, can maximise productivity and flexibility.
The best packaging developmentWorking with Sidel, beverage producers gain access to a thorough understanding of the entire supply chain, from current market trends and changing consumer tastes to the challenges of beverage distribution and local regulations all around the world. Sidel's dedicated in-house packaging laboratories and technical know-how can help industrialise a bottle that is lightweight, flexible and durable.
The liquid package interaction analysis determines the most suitable packaging for the customer. This includes analysing the bottle neck and cap where significant performance improvements, as well as cost savings, can be realised through factors such as lightweighting and the tightness of the cap. Sidel's virtual bottle modelling and finite element analysis can assess its stability, rigidity and quality. Full feasibility performance tests can then validate its strength and ensure it performs in the real world.