Milk and dairy products are some of the most delicate products to handle. The type and configuration of the lines depend on the specific customer requirements according to the shelf-life expectations and organisation of the downstream distribution chain (whether or not it is possible to guarantee a cold chain).
Various technologies can be applied, both in terms of thermal treatment of the product, and to guarantee sterility of the container and the cap: this all depends on the type of product to be handled and the distribution needs.
The characteristics of the container are of great importance in order to preserve the cleanliness, visual appearance, taste and smell of the product.
Sipa specialises in supplying complete bottling lines for fresh mink and Ultra Clean lines for ESL milk (with shelf-life of up to 21 days) for PET bottles.
These lines feature solutions that will guarantee extremely high standards of hygiene, both as regards control of the filling environment (for example the configuration with micro-isolator), and decontamination of preforms and caps.
All the areas through which bottles and caps transit, and the filling area, are located within controlled contamination cabins with sterile air, they are equipped with foaming systems to guarantee maximum cleanliness (CIP) and product path sterilisation options (SIP).
Sipa's range also includes product heat treatment, production of various sterilising agents and optional application of protective foil.
The ability to design the optimum container and to manage systems capable of guaranteeing maximum cleanliness, allow Sipa to supply complete bottling lines for milk and dairy products that are reliable, safe and high performance.
Fresh milk, ESL milk, flavoured milk, milk-based drinks, drinking yoghurt, probiotics, smoothies.
UV and visible light barrier
Aroma & flavour barrier and to a lesser extent oxygen barrier
Low Flavour scalping
Material: PET, PLA (fresh milk), OPP (fresh milk)
Barrier container: To enhance light, humidity, aroma and oxygen barrier properties the bottles can be produced with the addition of barrier agents blended with the resin (nylon MXD6, EVOH, oxygen scavengers), or using multilayer preforms (PET+EVOH or PET + Nylon)
Shape: customised, round, square
Size: from 100 ml to 3 litres
Neck diameter: from 19 mm to 48 mm
These are the most significant machines for this application SIPA's products include a wide range of solutions for the manufacture of preforms and containers, filling, process and secondary packaging, able to satisfy all the needs of the dairy market in terms of bottle shapes, products and productivity.