Hainan Chunguang Foodstaff Co. has selected Sidel’s Aseptic Combi Predis to enable its move into the beverage market through the production of coconut milk.
Hainan Chunguang Foodstaff is also reportedly to be the first company to install Sidel’s Aseptic Combi Predis in the Hainan Province, China.
Hainan Chunguang’s new installation offers bottling in 350ml Sidel PET design format and can operate up to 28,000 bottles per hour. Coconut milk is Hainan Chunguang’s latest addition launched in 2022, adding to its portfolio of coconut snacks and food products. The company is a leading producer in coconut snacks, having its manufacturing base in Hainan, where coconuts are grown naturally and sustainably sourced.
Sidel’s aseptic line is said to cater to the packaging of sensitive products, notably those that comprise natural ingredients such as coconut water, which is plant based and therefore possesses low acidity.
The patented Predis aseptic filling solution, with dry preform decontamination, utilises hydrogen peroxide mist for packaging sterilisation. Utilising no water in the process, and only a small amount of chemical to decontaminate the preform, the Predis ensures a safe product that benefits from a significantly increased shelf life.
Sidel Account Manager Min Xianglong said, “Sustainability and total cost of ownership were significant factors in Hainan Chunguang choosing their solution. We are happy to have been able to work alongside our customer in their first venture into aseptic packaging.”
Hainan Chunguang spokesperson Xin Yan said, “Our decision to move into the beverage market in 2020 was the result of many years of preparation, which included product development and identifying the technical resources required to deliver the product. Sidel’s reputation of aseptic packaging across Greater China is strong.”
Earlier this year, Sidel also assisted major Chinese dairy company, Yili Group in the installation of an aseptic lab filler.