Global provider of packaging solutions for the food and beverage industry Sidel is the first to install a production line for PET bottles in Baghdad as part of a government greenfield project. This initiative by the Iraqi National for Food is a response to the growing demand for bottled water in the country. The line is able to produce 48,000 bottles per hour at 96% line efficiency. It also complies with sustainability standards and showcases right-weight expertise.
This particular equipment has the EvoBLOW blower fitted that lowers the required volume of compressed air by 35% with its AirEco2 double air recovery option. In order for the tool to use fewer chemicals and water during external cleaning, the Sidel Matrix Filler is utilised. It enables a smaller filling environment with its SF100 reduced filler enclosure.
“We are very happy that we chose Sidel for our complete water line project, in particular during the pandemic. The Sidel team provided great consultancy and conducted efficient execution so that our product could be launched in a short period of time,” said Mohammed Jasim, Executive Manager at Iraqi National for Food.
The new Dinar bottle comes from three sizes, 330ml, 500ml and 1,500ml and features the StarLite™ design. The first bottle launched in June 2020, with installation and start-up of the production line taking 6 weeks.