The production of the new lightweighted packaging happen on a six-cavity XTRA 6 that makes bottles in four sizes. It is achieving outputs up to 15,000 bph. The preforms it uses were also designed by SIPA and supplied by a local converter that is using SIPA’s tooling for the production.
The spirits bottle was already made in PET, but the XTRA 6 means it can make them lighter than ever, thanks to its high precision bottle/preform manipulation and high overall performances of the system. The company can take full advantage of complete packaging development (preform and bottle) to achieve high performance with low weight. And of course it can also profit from the class-leading output and energy-efficiency of the XTRA system.
SIPA came into the Latin America liquors market strongly recommended by engineering company and systems integrator OMEGA Packing, which operates across Central America and Caribe, and which itself has already acquired SIPA bottle making equipment for other projects in the region. The decision to acquire the XTRA 6 was made easier by the fact that SIPA has strong team of technicians stationed not far away as well as spare part stocks easily available.