Dubai Crystal Mineral Water and Refreshments will upgrade its PET bottling facility with Sidel’s Matrix Combi technology.
Sidel Matrix Combi will enable Dubai Crystal to produce 330ml and 500ml bottles at a speed of 22,500 per hour (bhp) and 1,500ml at a speed of 16,000bhp.
According to Sidel, Matrix Combi will enable the bottle manufacturer to package lightweight bottles at high speeds, and have a flexible plant layout with up to 30% less floor space.
Sidel regional commercial director of Greater Middle East Harbinger Kathuria said: "The Combi's overall efficiency, its compact size, ergonomic design, easy maintenance and lower energy consumption can all contribute to further reductions in producers' costs."
Dubai Crystal will also instal Sidel's StarLite bottle base technology to improve bottle rigidity. The technology can be integrated into existing bottle designs and shapes, and applied to existing production lines.
Dubai Crystal Mineral Water and Refreshments managing director Shahdom Raheb was quoted by Trade Arabia as saying: "We have been looking to upgrade our factory with the latest solutions in packaging and bottling innovation, and we chose Sidel because of their proven capabilities and proficiency."