Benco Pack SpA of Italy, have been chosen by Nestle China to supply an aseptic form fill seal machine for their new range of UHT milk cream mini portions. Benco Pack custom designed a solution for the unique requirements of the customer which culminated in a fully aseptic packaging line that is highly automated and offers increased efficiency and ease of operation.
The Miniasepack/32/20 is considered one of the most cost competitive aseptic form-fill-seal machines available globally and was chosen due to the excellent ROI and the high efficiency ( >95 %).
The horizontal aseptic fill and seal machines use a three step packaging and filling process. Containers are thermoformed starting from a roll of multi-layer plastic film (PS/EVO/PE or similar), filled with the UHT product, closed by a thermo sealed peel-able lid and then cut to the desired configuration. Nestle will produce UHT milk cream mini-portions of 10ml that are designed to be drunk with tea and coffee. The machine is capable of outputs of up to 36,000 cups / hour.
Due to the aseptic packaging technology, the cups do not need to be distributed via a cold chain. The form-fill-seal machine is pre-sterilized and maintained in sterile conditions by steam and hydrogen peroxide sprays. The packaging materials are sterilized and the process occurs inside a tunnel with an overpressure of sterile air.
Benco Pack offers Form-Fill-Seal systems for mini-portions, single and thermoformed cups, in Hygienic, Ultra Clean and Aseptic versions, with over 350 machine installations worldwide.
Benco Pack is represented in Australia by HBM Packaging & Plastics Technologies .