Sidel to showcase agile & sustainable innovations at ProPak Asia 2020

Booth AD01, in Hall 1010 at BITEC, Thailand

ProPak Asia 2020
Sidel at ProPak Asia 2020

At ProPak Asia 2020, from 20 to 23 October 2020, Sidel will showcase its newest agile and market-tailored innovations at booth AD01, in Hall 1010 at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC), Thailand. Placing a particular focus on line design and its compact, high-performance equipment and service solutions, the company will also be exhibiting its latest sustainable end-to-end packaging innovations, designed in the circular economy’s spirit.

Dominique Martin, vice president- Sales South East Asia and Pacific at Sidel, said, “2020 has been a challenging year for our industry. Therefore, we are happy that ProPak Asia is still happening, giving us the opportunity to connect with our customers from the region both personally and virtually. Being the number one international trade event for food, drink and pharmaceutical processing and packaging technology within South East Asia Pacific, ProPak Asia will be an ideal platform for us to bring the combination of Sidel’s global footprint paired with our expertise of the local market to life, promote brand awareness and introduce our latest innovations.”

“We are also especially looking forward to be welcoming visitors and prospects via the BE Place online tool, which the organizers are providing this year to offer a full virtual ProPak experience to everyone who cannot travel to Bangkok in person at the moment.”

Future-proof solutions

At this year’s trade show, Sidel will especially highlight its competencies inline design, presenting market-tailored packaging innovations and new agile solutions designed to increase sustainability, reliability, performance, and flexibility throughout the entire production process.

Sidel said the next-generation Super Combi Compact allows for a footprint reduction of up to 30% compared to the previous Super Combi model. Simultaneously, this new solution also excites its efficiency enhancement for still drinks production thanks to the new filling technology of the Sidel EvoFILL HS Still, which guarantees a 30% faster-filling performance. Super Combi Compact integrates five process steps – preform feeder, blower, labeler, filler, or capper and cap feeder – into an all-in-one, compact and smart system that delivers the continuous top-level performance of up to 54,000 bottles per hour (bph). Furthermore, the new Sidel EvoFILL HS Still filler comes with proportional filling valves, controlled by electro-magnetic actuators, ensuring the best hygiene and control of the complete filling cycle.

The Combi BD (Blowing and Decoration) marks another new and compact solution by Sidel that claims to allow producers to deliver perfect empty, labeled PET bottles. The system incorporates the strongest features of the modular Sidel EvoBLOW and EvoDECO technologies with the advantages of an integrated configuration for fast, safe manufacturing and decoration of premium and lightweight PET packaging at up to 48,000 bph. Accordingly, the Combi BD stands for optimum packaging quality and integrity — Dispensing with the need for conveyors significantly reduces the risk of bottle damage. Moreover, having no infeed screw on the labeler – which accommodates roll-fed or pressure-sensitive labels (PSL) – ensures that the labeling will leave no marks on the bottles, even on specially shaped ones.

Another big company highlight at the show will be the Sidel Aseptic Combi Predis, the integrated blow-fill-seal-filler solution with dry preform sterilization, which ensures an aseptic production that is flexible, cost-effective, and safe. Moreover, Sidel was the first company to receive the United States Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval for this patented technology. The solution sits among the many innovations across the line and beyond that champions Sidel’s commitment to helping producers reduce their environmental footprint because the dry preform sterilization technology does not require any water and uses only minimal amounts of chemicals in the production process.

New “End-to-End” eco-packaging alternative for still water

Beyond the mentioned solutions, visitors to Sidel’s booth may also have a first-hand experience of the new, prize-winning eco-packaging concept AYA, which reinforces the company’s commitment to sustainability, offering a new “End-to-End” packaging alternative for still water. AYA – which has already been awarded the prestigious World Food Innovation Award (WFIA) in the category “Best Drink Packaging Design” this year – is a 220 ml water bottle with a targeted weight of just 5g. It is blown from 100% recycled PET (rPET) preforms and comes with a snap-on tethered cap to reduce plastic pollution. The bottles’ distinguished V-shape offers innovative packaging alternatives in terms of compactness and reduction of secondary and tertiary packaging materials well-suited to optimize logistics.

Improving performance over time

Moreover, as a part of the service portfolio, Sidel will be showcasing its remote video assistance at ProPak Asia. Leveraging this tool, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing travel restrictions, the company has well demonstrated its capability to secure and improve the performance of its customers’ equipment throughout their entire asset lifecycle.

“ProPak Asia remains one of the most important trade fairs for Sidel. We have been participating for many years now as the show brings us together with important contacts from the packaging industry as well as visitors and customers across the SEAP region. We are looking forward to present our latest innovations and service solutions again in Bangkok this year and gather valuable feedback to see whether our portfolio and our roadmap anticipate Asian producers’ needs to stay abreast of ever-changing market demands,” Martin concludes.

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