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Aseptic line for Jus de Fruits d’Alsace

By Canadian Packaging staff   

Automation Bottling Contiform AseptBloc filler Jus de Fruits d’Alsace Krones Laiterie Saint-Denis-de-l'Hôtel LSDH

French juice line from Krones helps keep sensitive beverages fresh.

Alsace, a province in France known as gourmets’ paradise is always dishing up something special—and that goes for the drinks, too.

To market its sensitive products, such as top-quality fruit juices, smoothies and fruit squashes in PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) bottles instead of in soft-packages as previously, Jus de Fruits d’Alsace in Sarre-Union, France has invested in a Contiform AseptBloc from Krones, rated at 30,000 bottles an hour.

The new aseptic filling line at Jus de Fruits d’Alsace, a subsidiary of LSDH (Laiterie Saint-Denis-de-l’Hôtel), includes an aseptic blow-molder, which is part of a blow-molder/filler block.

After preform decontamination using gaseous H2O2, the block produces the containers in the aseptic blow-molder and fills them in aseptic mode. This means that both the containers and the product are processed in aseptic mode throughout.

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Besides the top-notch microbiological safety levels it provides, the Contiform AseptBloc also scores highly in terms of cost-efficiency: it dispenses with a sterile-water UHT and a hygiene centre, and does not consume any water in production mode, thus enabling Jus de Fruits d’Alsace to save on water, chemicals and energy.

For more information, visit www.krones.com.

Image above, courtesy of Krones, shows the new Krones Contiform AseptBloc at the Jus de Fruits d’Alsace in Sarre-Union, France.

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