The new compact integrated system from the ECOBLOC® ERGON K EV range was integrated in the existing line to automate the blowing, filling and capping operations in new PET bottles. While the rest of the operations, such as labelling, are still carried out manually, the production process does not require secondary or tertiary packaging, as the bottles are sold loose. The drawing of the PET bottle, which is blown and filled by the ECOBLOC® ERGON K EV is the same as that used in the past for hand production.
For many years the Lebanese company had bottled their jallab syrup by hand, buying empty PET bottles on the open market from a third party, so for their automation Kassatly Chtaura chose the experience of SMI, with who it had collaborated for over 20 years, to provide the ultra-compact ECOBLOC® ERGON 2-9-3 K EV system, comprising a rotary stretch-blow moulder from the EBS K ERGON series, an EV filler and a capper.
The SMI designers were asked to create a lighter bottle than its predecessor and this objective was reached by optimizing the preform material and working on the mechanical characteristics of the new container. Thanks to the improved distribution of the material, the veining of the bottle and to the presence of some geographical factors, it was possible to create a lighter bottle with economical and eco-friendly advantages.