Serac at drinktec 2022 – 12 to 16 September in Munich

To showcase solution to reduce water & virgin plastic consumption in beverage manufacturing

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BluStream cap sterilization module by Serac. Photo Serac

Serac will be exhibiting at the Drinktec trade fair in Munich from 12 to 16 September 2022 to present its sustainable packaging solutions enabling beverage manufacturers to reduce their consumption of water and virgin plastic.

BluStream – Chemical-free packaging sterilization technology

Serac will present on its booth the BluStream chemical-free cap sterilization module which has been in production for over a year at Sources Alma, a beverage manufacturer located in France. This module allows Sources Alma to eliminate the need for chemical decontamination of caps during the aseptic filling of sensitive beverages such as flavored waters, fruit juices or tea-based drinks. By eliminating chemicals during sterilization, the need for rinsing water is also eliminated. This is a real innovation in the beverage market.

Indeed, as Romain Leclercq, head of the Carbonated and Soft Drinks Division at Sources Alma, states, “BluStream technology contributes to the reduction of water and chemical consumption in our production site. Today we are very satisfied with the results we have obtained in terms of performance and decontamination efficiency.”

100% rPET opaque bottles

The Serac’s booth will also feature a presentation of 100% rPET bottles manufactured on Serac’s SBL blow molding machine. Transparent bottles, of course, but also 100% recyclable opaque bottles to fill light-sensitive products such as milk, already on sale in French supermarkets.

Adopting a “Reuse, Refill, Return” model with glass bottles

For beverage manufacturers who want to switch to a Reuse Refill Return model, Serac offers visitors the opportunity to discover or rather rediscover its filling line for glass bottles including intelligent inspection systems capable of meticulously controlling all parts of the bottle.

Thanks to a complete range of decontamination technologies, Serac is able to adapt its filling lines to the specific requirements of each company and to the reuse model in which they wish to participate.

Serac to participate in Inspiration.Hub conferences in Drinktec exhibition

Delphine Gueguen, Technical director Sensitive Products at Serac, will give a conference on Tuesday, 13 September from 10:00 to 10:30 am in Hall A3 of the show.

Conference title: How to remove chemicals from packaging sterilization to make aseptic filling of drinks more environmentally friendly?

Adopting new decontamination technology without the use of chemicals will quickly become a must for beverage producers. This is a revolution, an ecological transition that is as urgent as it is necessary, and which will produce great benefits in terms of productivity, efficiency and environmental protection, and in which every company has a role to play.

Serac designs, assembles and supplies packaging solutions (filling, capping and blowing machines, turnkey lines) to CPG manufacturers and end-users, mainly in the fields of dairy products, edible, home & personal care.

Serac has 6 factories located in the United States (1), France (3), Brazil (1), Malaysia (1) and 8 commercial firms in India, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates, Japan, China (2), Spain and Russia. More than 6,500 machines have already been installed in over 120 countries.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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