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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.


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.


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...


Sidel: New low output aseptic PET solution suits niche beverage brands

Sidel tells that its new low output aseptic blow-fill-cap machine lends opportunities for beverage producers to test the market with PET on a smaller scale, and naturally suits ‘more...

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Sidel claims ‘firsts’ with triangular PET bottle design

Sidel says it has created the first triangular PET bottle for the water market, and the only mineral water bottle without a label, where product information is engraved in to...

Coca-Cola Europe chair issues ‘call for action’ at 2013 Global Beverage Congress

Coca-Cola Europe chair and new president of the European Beverages Association, Dominique Reiniche, will deliver the keynote address at this year’s 2013 Innobev Global Beverages Congress in Warsaw.

‘Time to market’ will be future key for Indian clients: Sidel

Swiss-based PET packaging specialist Sidel has opened a dedicated packaging and tooling center in Pune, India to offer customers improved regional service and boost time to market. 


Honeycombed pack innovation 'stays in America' – Cermex

Despite significant savings on secondary packaging, energy use and better shelf standout, Cermex tells that principal demand for its novel solution for collating large numbers of products onto shrink...

Fast, sensitive beverage filling meets Chinese PET single-serve needs - Sidel

Sidel has told that its new High Speed Combi Predis FMa filling system was designed meet the high volumes demanded by the single-serve PET beverage market in countries like...

Sidel targets Asian markets with new high-speed PET filler

Sidel will launch a new version of its Combi Predis FMa machine this year for filling single-serve PET bottles with sensitive beverages, to meet the industry need for higher speeds...


Breakthrough stackable PET bottle could generate 'significant savings': Sidel

Sidel has unveiled novel stackable PET bottle technology for mid-sized bottles and tells that the technology could hit the market by 2013, where touted advantages include better stackability, space...

Sidel places energy efficiency at the heart of design process

The incorporation of energy reduction technology is a key factor driving machine design, Sidel told at the recent Brau Beviale show in Nuremberg, Germany.

Cost effective short batch runs informing R&D at Sidel caught up with bottling line specialists Sidel at Interpack 2011 to hear how it is adapting to the product changeover pressures faced by today’s beverage manufacturers.

PET packaging for beer set to take off, predicts Sidel

Further growth is expected for PET packaging in the beer sector, predicted Sidel when caught up with company’s executive VP of engineering and material handling, Marc Aury, at Brau...

Sidel creates South African subsidiary

Sidel has created its own subsidiary in South Africa to better serve the growing beverage industry in the country and surrounding region.

Sidel launches Bottle Switch to improve mold changeover time

Sidel has launched a new format changeover system called Bottle Switch to help improve flexibility and reduce mold changeover time.

New Sidel cap feeders reject air to reduce energy use

Sidel has launched a new range of cap feeders that it claims cut energy consumption substantially by abandoning the use of air.