Sipa will be present at Interpack 2023 (Düsseldorf, 4-10 May) to show how is possible in container production and filling using its innovative process technologies and design input. The Sipa booth will be in three parts, with in-depth looks at production of large containers, at technical applications like hot-fill, and at how PET bottles can prove advantageous in applications that are still largely the province of glass, such as wine and spirits.
The company is a leader in equipment for producing large and very large PET containers. At the top of the range is the SFL 1 Maxi linear stretch-blow unit, used to make containers up to 30 litres in volume, at a speed of 1,000 per hour. At Interpack, visitors can witness production of 20-litre stackable edible oil bottles.
The full range of machines and moulds available from Sipa for producing large containers and also preforms will be presented on a video display as will the company’s solutions for downstream equipment, all the way through to palletization. In fact, a multilayer pallet on the stand will show how stackable such containers can be. Customers can benefit not only from high performance and low TCO of the equipment, but also Sipa’s support in design of containers and preforms.
Big bottles are not the only out-of-the ordinary products where Sipa has accumulated years of experience and expertise. In an area on the stand dedicated to “challenging” applications, the company will display an array of bottles for products requiring hot-fill and other special filling methods, all produced on its lines. A second monitor will demonstrate projects that Sipa has successfully completed in the field.
Packaging professionals know that PET has all sorts of technical and environmental advantages over glass packaging. But there remain areas where those advantages are still to be fully adopted. Wine is one of them. Visitors to the Sipa booth can take a look at a 48-cavity mould for wine bottle preforms, as well as a wine bottle blow mould. There will also be samples of sparkling wine bottles produced on Sipa systems. Famous Italian producers of prosecco are in fact already using Sipa equipment, and other wine-making company customers can be found all around the world. Finally, multiple miniatures for spirits, widely used by international airlines among others, will be on display.