In the mountainous Sepidan district of Iran’s Fars province, Ab Noosh Tang Shol Mineral Water Co. is using a complete SIPA system to bottle some of the softest and tastiest spring water in the country. Against a backdrop of peaks that reach to almost 8000 meters, the company has been going from pellet to pallet with SIPA for three years.
Beginning with a 72-cavity injection molding system to make its own PET preforms, the company blows bottles in various sizes up to 1.5 L, and then fills them with water that is reputed to have particularly beneficial effects for those with poor hearts or osteoarthritis. Ab Noosh calls its water Aqua Life.
After detailed investigation and evaluation, Ab Noosh purchased its complete production line from SIPA some years ago. Ab Noosh recognized SIPA as a specialist in PET technologies, with extensive experience and know-how for concept, production, delivery and installation of a wide range of PET bottle packaging production lines.
In addition to the preform molding system with its annual capacity of around 200 million preforms, SIPA supplied an SFR8 Evo rotary stretch-blow molding unit, linked to a complete SIPA filling line comprising a Stillfill 50-60-12 rinsing-filling-capping bloc, a labelling section, ink jet printing, shrink-wrap unit, a Genius PTF2 automatic palletizer, and an SPF pallet stretch-wrapping station.
“By providing Ab Noosh with a complete ‘pellet to pallet’ system, we have been able to offer an optimal compatibility between the preforms and the blowing/filling equipment,” says SIPA Area Manager Roberto Sommi. “The customer benefits from the very high efficiency of the line and excellent container costs.
“We were able to help our partner all the way along the path from complete plant design to installation and commissioning, putting into the project all the skills of our engineering department.”
Gholam Reza Abbasi, Managing Director of Ab Noosh, says: “SIPA has a strong reputation in the local mineral water market. We appreciate the flexibility the equipment provides us in format changes, and the efficiency of the complete line. We have high regard for SIPA’s innovation in energy-saving systems. The equipment is user friendly, with an intuitive operator interface, which makes it simple to use. SIPA is famous for its after-sales service in Iran too.
“We deal with a single, respected partner for a complete PET bottling line from A to Z, and that includes input on preform design that takes aesthetics and cost into account. This complete package granted us a quick return on our investment. Overall, I think SIPA is an excellent investment!”