For some time now, in Germany and all over Europe, there has been substantial demand for equipment that can fill both bottles and cans.

The new Bundaberg Brewed Drinks cans (Photo: Bundaberg Brewed Drinks)

Ginger beer | Krones delivers the entire wet end for the first-ever canning line for Bundaberg Brewed Drinks, an Australian family famous for their ginger beer.

Sidel Aseptic Combi Predis blow fill seal filler

Sidel | In 2017, the Sidel Aseptic Combi PredisTM blow fill seal filler was validated by the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for low acid products sold in the US – an industry first. With more than 180 references at major beverage and dairy companies since the launch of this safe and simple solution in early 2000, the repeated orders recorded by this technology underline its success.

 Model of the new CO2-neutral bottling plant in the Port of Rotterdam (Copyright: innocent)

Greenfield project | Following long years of contract-bottling, the smoothie and juice producer innocent has decided to build the very first bottling plant of its own. Krones won the order for four complete PET bottling lines and the corresponding IT landscape.

The aseptic PET complete line operates since early 2019

Sidel | One of India's foremost private sector companies, ITC, recently introduced a brand new range of milk-based drinks with fruit pieces while expanding their juice portfolio with a variety of premium 100% Indian fruit, 0% concentrate and 0% preservative juices. With both they trusted Sidel and their proven expertise in aseptic packaging, investing in a complete line, featuring the first dry preform sterilisation in India.

With 3D printing, the ideal can guide configuration can be reproduced as often as you like

Multifarious chances | Krones AG, Neutraubling, Germany, is convinced: generative part and component manufacturing offers multifarious chances and opportunities for the mechanical engineering sector.

Gawis 4D user interface

Gawis 4D | Agr International, Inc., Butler, USA has unveiled their latest development, the Gawis 4D™, an all-in-one measurement system for plastic containers and preforms.

New filling technology: Sidel EvoFILL HS Still

Sidel | Two years after the introduction of the Super Combi to the industry for compact lines’ solutions, Sidel presents a bolder, next-generation solution Super Combi Compact thatis even more compact with a 30% faster filling performance.

Gebo AQFlex at Orangina Suntory France

Sidel | Installed for the very first time in its largest size at Orangina Suntory France’s plant in Meyzieu, Sidel’s conveying and accumulation solution Gebo AQFlex® increases the uptime of their PET packaging line for soft drinks by offering a high level of flexibility to address a much diversified production range of nine bottle formats with different shapes.

Adequate solutions | As beer alternatives with low alcohol concentration or completely without alcohol are becoming increasingly popular worldwide, equipment manufacturers aim to provide their customers with adequate solutions, which take into account the importance of the raised hygienic conditions for these types of drinks.

Field test | In spring 2019, the Bavarian brewery Aying Franz Inselkammer KG, Aying, commissioned a newly developed process combining a bottle washing machine (BWM) with a high-temperature heat pump (HTHP) and the existing co-generation plant (CGP).

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