Product News: Green & Clean
Rotary Blowing Machine produces 2,000 bottles/hr per mold.
Press Release Summary:
September 25, 2009 - Targeting still and sparkling beverage markets, SBO Universal(TM)2 is capable of blowing bottles from recycled PET. Oven configuration, featuring 50 mm pitch, ensures sufficient heating time for output rate of 2,000 bottles per hour per mode, while lamps and oven adaptations help minimize energy consumption. Since bottles produced contain 50% recycled materials, they can display plant-based forms on sides.
Original Press Release
Sidel Innovates for Greener PET Bottles
Press release date: September 1, 2009
At the same time, Sidel is also committed to improving the environmental footprint of the bottle itself, by facilitating the generalization of bottles made from recycled PET resin. The 1.5-liter mineral water bottle produced at the Sidel stand with an SBO 14 -at a speed of 2,000 b/h/m- has all the attributes of a traditional PET bottle - crystallinity, resistance and elegance. However, it can display plantbased forms on its sides since it contains 50% recycled materials. This bottle is the fruit of a joint development with Husky, the world leader in PET preform injection systems. Since the use of recycled materials is one of Sidel's focus areas for reducing the industry's environmental footprint, the Group is working hand in hand with the plastic recycling industry and with bottlers in order to pursue a single objective: to give more weight to the production of recycled PET bottles. And a single commitment: to ensure reliable production for this type of package, by obtaining equivalent industrial performance to that with virgin PET bottles. For several years now, Sidel has been conducting a number of tests to qualify resins and to adapt its equipment. Still, 50% recycled material is not the limit. Sidel is continuing its work and has already conducted laboratory tests on blowing bottles with 100% recycled materials, ready for market. This can be done without affecting blowing performance because of the wide processability window for these machines. These innovations, along with continued work on package lightweighting, bear witness to Sidel's firm commitment: being the leader for plastic packaging equipment means having the opportunity, the power and the responsibility to change the plastic bottling universe. About the Sidel Group
With more than 30,000 machines installed in 190 countries and with annual sales of 1.19 billion euros in 2008, the Sidel Group is one of the world's leaders in beverage packaging solutions: water, carbonated soft drinks, milk, sensitive beverages, oils, beer and alcoholic beverages. Sidel has production sites in 13 countries as well as sales and service offices in 30 countries. Around the world, the Group's 5,550 employees provide customers with complete bottling solutions, including package design, line engineering, packaging machines and related services. To learn more about Sidel, come visit our Website: www.sidel.com