Sipa SpA unveiled its latest move to the PET bottle factory of the future, at the BrauBeviale show in Nuremberg, Germany, in November.
The XTREME Sincro brings Sipa's preform compression molding system, together with a high-speed stretch-blow molding unit in a single machine — an industry first, according to Sipa officials.
“It combines the flexibility of two-stage systems with the convenience of a single-stage system,” said Enrico Gribaudo, Sipa's managing director. “We set out to create the ideal production plant. One that is compact, flexible and easy to operate; which has very low energy consumption; which treats the PET as gently as possible to keep material highest quality; which provides perfect product handling without damaging the preforms in any way and which produces bottles with extraordinary performance, but which are lighter than anything available on the market, thus reducing the amount of PET used."
Sipa developed the product with the help of the European Union's LIFE financial instrument, a program to stimulate technologies that help industry save energy and reduce emissions of carbon dioxide.
“We bring everything together — something that no other player in the PET container world is capable of doing,” Gribaudo said.
Sipa is based in Vittorio Veneto, Italy. Sipa North America Inc. is in Atlanta.
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