Fruitapeel, a manufacturer of own-label and branded juices and smoothies, has partnered with Norway-based packaging firm Elopak to launch gable top carton aseptic filling line for Juice in UK.
The Elopak S-PS80 High Aseptic filling machine, which will be installed at Fruitapeel’s manufacturing site in Llantrisant, Wales during March, will fill aseptic juices and smoothies in 1l, 750ml and 500ml Pure-Pak cartons.
Fruitapeel managing director Terry Haigh said the machine enables the production of longer-life chilled juices, creating the opportunity for smaller retailers to produce own-label.
"Current systems only allow for large volumes with short shelf-life, leading to high wastage and logistical nightmares. Elopak’s S-PS80 machine has increased speeds of 40% compared to existing chilled lines," Haigh said.
Besides, the post filling cap application for the Pure-Twist cap offers added quality and integrity benefits.