Smurfit Kappa is working to provide the new Bag-in-Box filling solution for the French company Fée Nature for the health organic birch sap drink that is growing in popularity as a detox product for people looking to shed toxins after the Winter months.
The Bag in Box filling solution BIB 700 can fill a wide range of bag and pouch sizes with different taps (such as Vitop standard or compact). With a flow rate of 10 000 litres per hour, the BIB 700’s filling speed of 3 litre bags is an impressive 15 Bag-in-Box products per minute.
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The sap, which is harvested each spring in the wild forests of the Pyrenees mountains, is sold in organic shops in France and in other European countries and is growing in popularity as a detox product for people looking to shed toxins after the Winter months.
Bag in Box filling solution to extend the shelf life of the fresh birch sap
The fresh birch sap can be kept for 90 days but to extend the shelf life.
The sap is lightly pasteurized for a few minutes at 60° C while still maintaining the quality of the product.
Smurfit Kappa Bag in Box filling solution therefore able to create a perfect packaging solution for the drink that keeps it fresh for up to 24 months before opening and 8 weeks after opening.
What’s more, the pack is environmentally friendly and easy to use.
Bag-in-Box innovative packaging system designed for liquids and semi-liquids
Smurfit Kappa is a providers of complete Bag in Box and Pouch Up packaging system.
With everything from films and accessories to bags, taps and boxes, right up to complete filling lines, this system gives clients the advantage of full expertise throughout the process of packaging liquids and semi-liquids.
Thanks to its low carbon footprint and the extended shelf life which they provide, the Bag in Box products offer a sustainable choice of packaging for industries such as wine, juice, liquid eggs, dairy and also non-food applications such as motor oil and chemicals.
The Vitop Original tap is the most commonly used for Bag in Box wines and juices in the world for its exceptional and consistent quality – with a leak rate of less than 1 in 70 million since its launch.
The BIB 700 automatic machine to pack the birch sap very quickly
To increase its production capacity, Fée Nature invested in a brand new BIB 700 automatic machine that was installed in February, just in time for this season’s harvest.
To preserve the maximum quality, the birch sap has to be packed very quickly; the whole production is done in just two months between March and April.
The BIB 700 machine, which has a new generation filling valve with two separate circuits for nitrogen and vacuum, can fill up to 15 3-litre BIB packs per minute so it can easily facilitate the necessary speed and maintain the quality of this unusual product.
The fully automatic filling machine BIB 700 for Bag in Box filling thas numerous innovations to meet the highest demands of modern industrial production.
High performing and reliable, the BIB 700 Evolutive offers the Total Package Oxygen pickup values with its innovative filling valve.
Its new raised buffer tank promises high speed and improved hygiene and the redesigned funnel ensures minimal leakage rates. The fully automated process includes bag supply, separation of bags, bag opening, vacuuming, filling, capping, packing and release.