Overcoming Adversity with Sidel: High-Speed PET Water Line Installed for Iraqi National for Food

Sidel has successfully installed its first high-speed PET packaging line for water in Baghdad as part of the greenfield project of Iraqi National Company for industrial food (Iraqi National for Food).

With a speed of 48,000 bottles per hour (bph), the outstanding line efficiency of 96 percent corresponds closely with the high sustainability standards and right-weighting expertise in packaging design provided by Sidel. The new Dinar bottle produced for Iraqi National for Food comes in three sizes and is manufactured with the lightest preform on the market, based on Sidel’s StarLite™ design.

Iraqi National for Food belongs to the Iraqi National Group of Companies, which is one of the country’s leading companies in manufacturing, trade and transportation. Founded in 2019, Iraqi National for Food is recognized for its high-quality nutritional products. The company has many self-owned brands – including “Hindrin” carbonated soft drinks, “Dinar” healthy water and “Ra’eege” pasteurized juice.

Iraqi National for Food initiated the new greenfield project to meet a growing demand for bottled water. After witnessing and experiencing first-hand Sidel’s solutions at two customer sites in Turkey, Iraqi National for Food chose Sidel as its partner to install the complete PET water packaging line.

Following an analysis of the market and the customer’s requirements, Sidel proposed a complete PET packaging line for water featuring a Sidel Combi as a turnkey solution, covering the entire process from packaging design to equipment supply. It thus became Sidel’s first and fastest high-speed line in Baghdad. The 48,000 bph line has a line efficiency of 96 percent. The complete line solution not only ensures high efficiency and quality, but also high sustainability standards which are of utmost importance to Iraqi National for Food.

In terms of packaging design, the bottle is designed and manufactured in three sizes (330 milliliters, 500 milliliters, 1500 milliliters) with one of the lightest preforms on the market (StarLITE base), further enhancing the product’s sustainability.

The installation and start-up only took six weeks and the first sellable bottle was produced and launched on the market by the middle of June 2020.

For more information, visit https://www.sidel.com.

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