Sidel introduces a new high-speed version of Combi Predis FMa, dedicated to single-serve bottles.
The new high-speed version handles up to 48,000 bottles per hour for small containers of up to 700 milliliters, used mainly for on-the-go consumption of fruit juices, isotonic beverages, liquid dairy products and UHT milk.
The Combi Predis FMa technology replaces bottle rinsing by dry preforms decontamination using hydrogen peroxide. Predis dry solution does not require any water and creates no effluent, saving 250 cubic meters of water and 200 liters of chemicals used daily on a traditional aseptic bottling line. Dry preforms decontamination also cuts annual operating costs by 30% compared to traditional dry bottle decontamination, according to the Norcross, Ga.-based company.