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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.


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.

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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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