Predis, Sidel’s patented dry preform decontamination system initially used for beverages distributed in the cold chain, can now also be used for products sold at ambient temperature.
Predis, Sidel’s patented dry preform decontamination system initially used for beverages distributed in the cold chain, can now also be used for products sold at ambient temperature. Dry technology for aseptic filling of sensitive products promises to be a major break with the past.
Aseptic packaging is used to extend the shelf life of sensitive drinks (juice, tea, flavored water and energy drinks) sold at room temperature. In response to evolving consumer preference and increasingly strict food regulations, aseptic filling creates the opportunity for sensitive beverages packaged with preservatives to reformulate naturally.
Combi Predis FMa is Sidel’s innovative, simple system for blowing bottles and filling sensitive products in aseptic conditions. The key feature setting the system apart from other equipment of the same type is its “dry preform technology”: bottle rinsing is replaced with dry preform sterilization at oven entrance, using hydrogen peroxide vapor. Combi Predis FMa combines the Predis solution with Sidel’s newest aseptic filling technology, the Sensofill FMa, in a single equipment for blow molding, filling and capping.
The dry sterilization solution for preforms has huge benefits. Predis ensures superior hygiene for sensitive beverages while offering unrivaled cost-effectiveness along with product and environmental benefits. While 250 m³ of water and 200 liters of chemicals are used daily to decontaminate bottles on a traditional aseptic bottling line, Predis dry-solution decontaminates preforms using hydrogen peroxide mist; it requires no water, extremely reduces the use of chemical agents and creates no effluent. Other benefits include energy savings, a smaller footprint and the potential for lighter bottles: high-temperature sterilization of preforms instead of bottles avoids thermal stress on empty bottles.
Sidel is presenting the new applications of Predis on a dedicated Web site. On this site, Predis has become the superhero of a unique video. View it at www.predis.biz.
The Sidel Group
Sidel offers dry aseptic filling
March 26, 2009