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BencoPack releases innovative packaging solution for ice tea

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Leading supplier of aseptic form fill seal machinery in Italy, BencoPack SpA recently installed a new fully aseptic packaging line equipped with an Integrated Sleeve Applicator (ISA) for a leading Italian beverage company.
Fonti di Vinadio manufactures the famous Sant’ Anna mineral water brand. The aseptic packaging line was installed for the packaging of their new ice-tea range of drinks called Santhé.
The BencoPack form fill seal pack line will produce thermoformed single serve cups of 200ml that can be consumed via an attached straw or directly from the cup by pealing back the lid. The products will be available in 2x2 multipacks or 2x3 multipacks in real tea infusion flavours such as lemon, peach and green tea.
The ISA will enhance the products’ appearance as the shrink-sleeve process heat shrinks the labels to the walls of the cup, allowing for customised shapes and enhanced shelf appearance with brighter graphics, compared to traditional paper labels.
Steam and hydrogen peroxide sprays help keep the machine pre-sterilised and in sterile conditions. The packaging materials are also sterilised and the process occurs inside a tunnel with an overpressure of sterile air. BencoPack’s aseptic packaging technology means that the Santhé products can be distributed with no need for a cold chain, enabling them to maintain excellent organoleptic properties and deliver a shelf life of 12 months.
The Fonti di Vinadio machine will produce 18,000 cups per hour from their 60,000m² facility, which produces 7.5 million beverage containers per day
BencoPack offers form-fill-seal machines 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 Oceania by HBM Packaging & Plastics Technologies .

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