Ferrarelle Società Benefit installs Sidel's Aseptic Combi Predis at its plant in Italy for its Vitasnella 'Le Linfe’ functional water, teas; the dry preform decontamination technology has a low Total Cost of Ownership, optimized environmental footprint

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November 29, 2023 (press release) –

Ferrarelle Società Benefit partners with Sidel to install its first ever aseptic line at the Boario plant to produce its product range of Vitasnella ‘Le Linfe’ functional water and teas. With natural ingredients and a mix of flavours, the products have been designed with consumers well-being in mind, promoting a 360-degree healthy lifestyle.

Ferrarelle Società Benefit, one of the largest mineral water producers in Italy well-known for its unique naturally sparkling water properties, bottles “Boario”, “Vitasnella” and “Fonte Essenziale” mineral waters at its Boario plant. Close to the picturesque Iseo Lake, the plant sources its water from the mountains close to the factory. This strategic location allows Boario to produce uniquely bottled mineral water with health-enhancing properties. 

Ferrarelle Società Benefit chose Sidel’s Aseptic Combi Predis technology to produce its new range of functional water and teas. Sidel supported the company in installing its aseptic technology to ensure a high-end taste experience, product integrity and a long shelf-life, utilising its Predis™ dry preform decontamination solution – a safe, hygienic, cost-effective way of packaging a variety of sensitive beverages. 

By installing Sidel’s Aseptic Combi Predis to produce Vitasnella ‘Le Linfe’ product range, Boario’s line is capable of handling two different formats, 0.5 litres and 1.25 litres, and achieves 18,000 bottles per hour. This system ensures full production sterility, beverage integrity and food safety with easy operations. 

“‘Le Linfe’ functional waters and tea ranges are extremely important for us and we wanted to avoid any potential risks. That’s why we decided to turn to Sidel, given their extensive expertise in aseptic technology,” said Nicola Tignonsini, Operations Director at Ferrarelle. 

“As our only line producing sensitive beverages, it was crucial that we had an aseptic system that could ensure the highest level of product safety and integrity,” said Marcelo Astrini, Plant Director at Boario. “We trusted Sidel to install our first aseptic line in the company due to its extensive expertise on total food safety.” 

Achieving product safety with Sidel’s aseptic solution

Sidel’s Aseptic Combi Predis offers the simplest and safest dry preform decontamination on the market, the lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and an optimised environmental footprint. No water is used in this process and the use of chemicals is radically reduced, matching the highest sustainability standards required, while maintaining a high output, offering great ease of operations and ensuring a very flexible production.

Offering optimum food safety and product quality, Aseptic Combi Predis has now been installed in over 200 solutions worldwide and has enabled Sidel to be a global leader in aseptic production.

Read press release Ferrarelle Società Benefit relies on Sidel’s aseptic technology for its new range of functional water and teas on sidel.com

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