No need for chemical decontamination

Serac, Hall B5 – Booth 340

Serac will be exhibiting at the Drinktec trade fair to present its sustainable packaging solutions enabling beverage manufacturers to reduce their consumption of water and virgin plastic. Reducing water consumption thanks to its chemical-free packaging sterilisation technology: BluStream.

Serac will present the BluStream chemical-free cap sterilisation 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 flavoured waters, fruit juices or tea-based drinks. By eliminating chemicals during sterilisation, the need for rinsing water is also eliminated.

Indeed, as Romain Leclercq, Head of the Carbonated & Soft Drinks Division at Sources Alma, states: “Blu-Stream 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 booth will also feature a presentation of 100% rPET bottles, manufactured on Serac’s SBL blow moulding machine. Transparent bottles will be there of course, but also 100% recyclable opaque bottles used for light-sensitive products such as milk, and 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, the company 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, said Serac.

Serac will be participating in the “Inspiration.Hub” series of conferences held in Hall A3 of the Drinktec exhibition: Delphine Gueguen, Technical Director Sensitive Products at Serac, will give a conference on Tuesday, September 13 from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. in Hall A3 of the show. Conference title: How to remove chemicals from packaging sterilisation to make aseptic filling of drinks more environmentally friendly?

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