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FlexLine, first bottling line designed for ultralight PET bottles

04.22.2008 (link to the page) Sidel introduces the FlexLine at Interpack. FlexLine is the first bottling line dedicated to producing ultralight water bottles at high speeds. This environmentally-friendly technology paves the way for mass production of these types of bottles. Producing ultralight bottles presents real challenges at every step in the manufacturing process, from bottle design to pallet loading. And today, more and more manufacturers are looking for ways to produce PET water bottles at a lower cost, with minimum environmental impact, while still showcasing their product. In October 2007 at the K trade show in Dusseldorf, Sidel launched NoBottle™, a bottle concept combining elegance and ultralight weight (9.9 g for 500 ml). The secret lies in Sid

Crown to Spotlight New Decorative Techniques, Convenience Solutions at Interpack

CROWN Europe, a division of Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCK) (Crown) (, will present its range of innovative packaging solutions at Interpack, April 24-30, 2008 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Exhibiting as part of the Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association stand (C01-3) in Hall 5, Crown will highlight several new technologies and applications that help increase brand differentiation and enhance consumer convenience. CROWN Closures Europe and CROWN Aerosols Europe will showcase several novel ink finishes to add excitement to packaging, engage consumers at point of purchase and expand the branding possibilities on food, beverage, personal care, household and industrial products. Brand owners can add flair to metal closures and aerosol packaging with matte, metallic sparkle and a special color-changing finish that can instantly change with a simple turn of the package. Crown will also showcase the ability to print on the inside of metal closures. It provides an additional su

Isklar Norwegian Glacial Natural Mineral Water Launches in the UK

In April 2008, Isklar, a premium still Norwegian Glacial Natural Mineral Water will make waves when it breaks into the UK market. The launch is the result of a close collaboration between Isklar and Sidel, one of the world’s leading suppliers of beverage packaging equipment. The strong partnership was born when Isklar asked Sidel to conduct an engineering study from line layout to piping and electrical specifications. Delivered in late 2007, the line began production in February 2008 to fill the first product orders in March 2008. Isklar’s CEO, Peter Krogh comments, “We had complete confidence in Sidel’s experience, the quality of its equipment, and its ability to supply complex line solutions.” With a layout covering two floors, the line will initially produce still water at a rate of 36,000 bph. The line’s versatile Combi 20 Select BV will also accommodate sparkling water products. “The Combi is a unique product, and Sidel is quite adept at this technology,” adds Krogh. The Rollquat

German company HANSA-HEEMANN selects Sidel for its new plant in Bruchsal

Originally, this new production plant for mineral water (still and carbonated) and CSDs issued a request for quotation for two high-speed lines. Sidel’s proposal met the company’s production need in the same space with an innovative solution consisting of three lines. “Sidel’s configuration featured several advantages. It offered greater production flexibility with far fewer changeovers and longer dedicated production runs. Furthermore, the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) calculation confirmed the profitability of three lines compared to two high efficiency lines,” comments HANSA-HEEMANN. Solution oriented engineering In addition, HANSA-HEEMANN was impressed by Sidel’s comprehensive equipment package. Sidel delivered the three complete lines with Eurotronica fillers, Rollquattro labelers, air conveyors, cap feeders, Flat Tops, palletizers and pallet-wrappers. Sidel also delivered three blow molding machines that are run in-house by plastics packaging company Alpla. Designing the bottli