Pakistan Beverage Limited (PBL) has bought the Standalone SBO8 Universal2Eco blower for carbonated soft drinks (CSD), which is its second Sidel blower in less than a year.
In Pakistan, the CSD category is second to milk in terms of quantity consumed.
According to industry estimates, the consumption of CSD was estimated at 825.9 million liters in 2015 and projected to exceed one billion liters by the end of 2019 through a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.4%.
After installing this second Sidel SBO8 Universal2Eco blower, PBL will be producing 16,000 bottles per hour for 500 ml, 1.5 L and 2.25 L bottles.
Equipped with Ecoven technology, it reduces electricity consumption and offers a large heating reserve and fast heating to facilitate high output.
It also delivers excellent heat treatment precision, which ensures identical PET bottle characteristics and quality.
PBL currently consists of five manufacturing sites which include the Karachi facility, Yasir Fruit Juice, Hyderabad Plant, Quetta Plant and the Aquafina site.