Food & Beverage Asia Oct/Nov 2018

52 FOOD & BEVERAGE ASIA OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2018 FIRST LOOK Sidel KHS Lightweight Bottle Design for Carbonated Soft Drinks Optimises PET Use New KHS Pouch System for Single-Serve Formats The Sidel StarLite™ family of bottle base solutions is expanding through the StarLite UltraLight for carbonated soft drinks (CSD). As the name suggests, this design allows for an even lighter bottle than the existing solutions in the beverage marketplace. By lowering the product costs, while maintaining the expected level of carbonation, this innovative bottle addresses the hard discount chains’ needs and challenges for more a ̫ ordable products while ensuring a good product quality for a great consumer experience. The new UltraLight CSD base design signi̬cantly decreases the amount of raw material needed to produce PET bottles. Whereas a traditional 0.5L CSD bottle weighs 13.5g, the very lightweighted StarLite UltraLight CSD only weighs 10.5g. When it comes to the 1.5L bottle, it now weighs 24g rather than a traditional bottle, which is normally at 28g. Sidel’s StarLite UltraLight solution also comes with an innovative CSD bottle neck design, the latter 26/22 neck ̬nish featuring a weight of as little as 2.3g, a thread diameter of 26mm, an inner diameter of 21.7mm, and a height of 13mm. The bottle neck can be combined with the new Novembal cap, the Novasoda 26/22 for carbonated beverages. Robust and very tight to preserve the beverage quality, this one-piece closure is easy and safe to apply, open, and reclose. By optimising the amount of PET required to manufacture the bottle, the new Sidel StarLite UltraLight CSD base offers a substantial reduction in Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). For example, for a 0.5L bottle the total yearly production PET savings for the new base combined with the new neck would be at 1,125,000 Euros. Looking at the 1.5L bottle, the yearly production PET savings would amount to a total of 1,530,000 Euros. Ŷ KHS has speci̬cally developed the Innopouch IM Focus to cater for the requirements of its clients as the rise in popularity of the single-serve format now also applies to pouches. Into these pouches, the new system reliably packages dry products, such as beveragemixes, food products and powder for pharmaceutical and agricultural use. “All the advantages of the well-known KHS Bartelt ® machines have gone into the development of this especially compact system,” explained Mr. Tom Brooker, Senior Product Manager at KHS USA. On the KHS Innopouch IM Focus, operators can produce three- and four-sided and bottom side seam pouches. Formats range from 50 millimeters in width and 50 millimeters in height to widths and heights of up to 195 and 240 millimeters respectively. Depending on the content, the machine forms and ̬lls up to 100 pouches a minute. In devising its new construction, KHS paid particular attention to easy cleaning, resulting in considerable savings in both time and cost – especially when ̬lling dry products. “With the Innopouch IMFocus, we o ̫ er a high- quality system for all single-serve variants to all companies, whether large or small, brand owner or co-packer,” stated Mr. Brooker. KHS is one of the leading manufacturers of filling and packaging systems for the beverage, food and non-food industries. Ŷ