Ferrarelle installs aseptic line for its RTD functional teas

Ferrarelle Società Benefit has partnered with Sidel to install its first ever aseptic line at the Boario plant to produce its product range of Vitasnella ‘Le Linfe’ ready-to-drink (RTD) functional teas. With natural ingredients and a mix of flavours, the products have been designed with consumers well-being in mind.

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. Vitasnella ‘Le Linfe’ combines the lightness of Acqua Vitasnella with the benefits of the natural ingredients, sugar-free and calorie-free.

Sidel supported Ferrarelle Società Benefit in installing its aseptic technology for its functional teas 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, the line is capable of handling two different formats, 0.5 litres and 1.25 litres, and achieves 18,000 bottles per hour.

“‘Le Linfe’ functional waters and tea ranges are extremely important for us and we wanted to avoid any potential risks,” 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.

Find out more about Sidel’s Aseptic Combi Predis and how you can access this kind of support for your business on the Sidel website.

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