At the PPMA Total Show, stand B20, AVE UK will launch its new range of bottling equipment in either Monobloc (filler/capper) or Unibloc (rinser/filler/capper) version, capable of handling a variety of different materials within one single machine.
With the war on plastics affecting the drinks and liquids industry hardest, bottlers need economical rinsing, filling and capping lines to quickly switch between and handle multiple types of materials on a single machine; from plastics and glass to aluminium and biodegradables. Suppliers of high-quality bottling and packaging machinery from semi-automatic to turnkey lines, AVE’s latest range provides this much-needed flexibility, allowing producers to expand their operations without fear of obsolescence.
The plastic backlash
Many beverage manufacturers currently have dedicated lines only capable of handling PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic bottles; the preferred pack type for the beverage sector. Globally, we now buy one million plastic bottles per minute but fewer than half are recycled. The recent plastic backlash has therefore made many drinks producers hesitant of investing further in equipment which solely handles PET. To combat this, AVE UK’s new range can quickly switch between and handle multiple substrates – both plastic and non-plastic – meaning that purchasers can invest with confidence, knowing their equipment is future-proofed. With a range of end-of-arm tools to suit particular capping requirements, both the Monobloc and Unibloc rinser/filler/cappers offer solutions between 12 and 80-head fillers, with cleaning-in-place (CIP) as standard.
They are suitable for operations of all sizes, from cottage industry to multi-nationals, and range from semi-automatic to speeds in excess of 60,000 bottles per hour.
“Knowing there is an option which allows producers to continue bottling with PET, while at the same time use alternative materials, future-proofs their investment during this transitional period,” says Steve Bradley, Sales Director of AVE UK, part of the Della Toffola Group.
For more information visit their website: www.aveuk.net