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A revolutionary aseptic line for natural carbonated drinks at L’Abeille!

18 July 2011

In 2011, the L’Abeille site launched the first aseptic line in Europe capable of producing sensitive, pulped, preservative-free carbonated products (with high levels of juice).

To date, colas, lemonade and tonics do not contain preservatives while sodas and pulped products do. In order to remove preservatives from all carbonated drinks, a new bottling process is necessary. With its new aseptic carbonated line, L’Abeille is managing to transfer fruit juice packaging technology to the particularities of carbonated drinks.

This revolutionary, multi-format and secondary packaging line operates under "Combi" technology, grouping all sensitive stages through to sealing the product:

  • disinfection of preforms and stoppers, blow-moulding, decanting and corking
  • pasteurization of the carbonated finished product
  • aseptic packaging with insulator

This gives many advantages:

  • low bulk
  • absence of overhead conveyors
  • ultra clean transfer

Many possibilities are available to your consumers:

  • Natural, preservative-free drinks containing up to 100 % fruit juice (with validation for viscosity)
  • Carbonated drinks
  • Sizes: 25 cl, 33 cl, 50 cl, 1L, 1.5 L, 2L / PCO 28 Stoppers
  • Packaging: P2, P3, P4, P6 – Half pallet Bulk – Half pallet (P4, P6)
  • Wrap-around polypro labels – Neutral / printed film-wrap