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Sidel relocates to a bigger office in the UK

Sidel has relocated its UK office from Hatfield to Welwyn Garden City, in Hertfordshire, to better serve its customers in the UK and Ireland.

Sidel: ‘To lightweight or not to lightweight’

Lightweighting bottles are not always the best option when it comes to manufacturing packaging for different countries according to Sidel.

Gulfood Manufacturing 2014 special edition

Sidel partners with Sayeed International in Pakistan

Sidel announced it has signed a partnership with Sayeed International, an industrial packaging company in Pakistan, at Gulfood Mannufacturing 2014, in Dubai.

Sidel: ‘Perhaps beer in PET packaging will not be unusual for the next generation’

The younger generation of drinkers could boost the popularity of beer packaged in PET, but consumer preconceptions need to be overcome before the format is widely accepted, says Sidel.

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Sidel issues fraud alert

Sidel has issued a warning after several customers, suppliers and key partners were the target of Internet-based fraud attempts.

INDUSTRY VOICES: LAURENT JARDIN, SIDEL MARKETING & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, GREATER MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA

Aseptic drinks technology uptake in Nigeria 'only a matter of time’: Sidel executive

Laurent Jardin from Sidel talks trends ahead of an September 9 meeting with customers in Nigeria, and tells Ben Bouckley that Africa’s largest city Lagos is a beverage ‘trendsetter’.

Joint venture with Sidel, Yoshino Kogyosho & Nestlé Waters

Amcor LiquiForm to be commercialised in two years

Amcor’s LiquiForm, which uses consumable liquid instead of compressed air to hydraulically form and fill a container on one machine simultaneously will be commercialized in two to three years’ time....

Firm wins Nova water bottle deal in Saudi Arabia

Sidel grows its customer services in high ‘at risk countries’

Sidel has partnered with Health Water Bottling (HWB) in Saudi Arabia to install two of its next generation Matrix PET lines, which will start operations in February 2015.

World’s first pasteurisable lightweight PET bottle for beer

Sidel: ‘PET still only represents a fraction of the total packaging market for beer’

Sidel claims to have launched the world’s first pasteurisable lightweight PET bottle for beer but says PET still only represents a fraction of the total packaging market in this sector....

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Refres Now makes 'huge investment' in largest ever Sidel CSD filler

Sidel says its installation of the biggest Combi line ever for filling carbonates has led to Argentinian customer Refres Now viewing it as its strategic bottling partner.

Sidel revamps PET bottle bases for soft drinks, claims $1m line cost savings

Sidel claims its StarLite PET bottle base can unlock cost savings on 2-liter CSD lines of up to $900,000/year due to material savings, and insists it can unlock real value...

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Soft drinks growth drives Coke system investment in Nigeria

Robust volume and value sales growth for soft drinks in Nigeria has led Coca-Cola Hellenic (CCE) to invest in a 42,000 bottle/hour Sidel line for PET bottles.

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Sidel: Customised products are the future of packaging

Consumers will be able to customise products according to their own tastes in five years’ time, according to Sidel.

Blog discusses the production line of the future

Sidel ‘LIKES’ Facebook as it expands social media

Sidel is increasing its social media presence with content on Twitter , Facebook, Flickr and SlideShare.

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Sidel launches Matrix hot fill machine

Sidel has launched a new modular hotfill machine that can fill sensitive beverages with pulp or fruit pieces.

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Keep on moving! Gebo launches beer bottle conveyor

Gebo has launched a beer bottle conveyor for glass, cans and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles.

Agr International beta testing crystallinity in bottles

Agr International is beta testing software to control the level of crystallinity of production bottles.

Waterless washing: Sidel installs second aseptic line for Sokpol

Polish fruit juice manufacturer Sokpol has launched an aseptic line, packaged using Sidel’s “dry decontamination” technology. The move doubles Sokpol’s bottling capacity.

Bottler buys Sidel Matrix hotfill for Gatorade

CCU Chile, which works with Heineken, Anheuser-Busch InBev, PepsiCo and Dr Pepper Snapple Group, has installed a Sidel Matrix hotfill system to produce Gatorade sports’ drinks.

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Sidel opens Combi PET bottling line in East Africa

Sidel has installed a Combi PET bottling line at Harris International, which produces mineral water, still and carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) in Uganda.  

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Total partnership for two-step HDPE tech

Total has teamed up with Husky and Sidel to develop and demonstrate two-step high density polyethylene (HDPE) injection stretch blow molding (ISBM) technology.

CASE STUDY: ENERGY SAVING INNOVATION

Pepsi pushes PET to the MAX in Germany with Sidel blow molding upgrade

Sidel says its ECO lamps for blow molding machines – recently adopted by PepsiCo Germany to cut energy use 19% – use a proprietary ceramic reflector to significantly increase heat efficiency.

Sidel wins $9m contract with Pepsi bottler Moha

Sidel has won a contract with Moha Soft Drinks to install a production line for its carbonated soft drinks (CSD) and water in Ethiopia.

Touching StarLite… Sidel launches PET bottle base

Sidel claims its new StarLite PET bottle base for still drinks such as waters and juices increases package rigidity and can save a given bottler €700000 a year due to...