Fruitapeel’s MD, Terry Haigh, said: “UK producers have traditionally had to go abroad to fill aseptic juices in gable top cartons. This increases costs, logistics and carbon footprints. The Elopak technology enables British-based production for the first time.”
An Elopak S-PS80 High Aseptic filling machine will be installed at Fruitapeel’s manufacturing site in Llantrisant, Wales during March 2013. The machine will fill aseptic juices and smoothies in 1 litre, 750ml and 500ml Pure-Pak cartons.
By the end of March, production will begin with the co-packing of Cracker Drinks juices and smoothies – all previously produced in Germany.
“Logistical, cost and environmental benefits are now uniquely available for those UK brands and retailers choosing gable top cartons for chilled, ESL and aseptic juices,” Haigh added.
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