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Nairobi Bottlers Ltd in Kenya has opted for an InnoPET BloFill stretch blow moulder/filler block as part of a larger complete package. For KHS, it was the placement of the 200th BloFill system on the world market.

Nairobi Bottlers Ltd is a subsidiary of Coca-Cola South Africa Bottling Company (CC Sabco) Ltd. It is based in Nairobi, Kenya, and distributes its range of products throughout a region which constitutes about 50% of the country’s total area. The company already produces water and soft drinks in Nairobi. The new KHS block is now to be used to also produce the well-known Minute Maid and Minute Maid Nutriboost juices, among other products. KHS' InnoPET BloFill is perfectly suited to this kind of filling process. The new PET hot fill system can bottle sensitive products, such as juices with and without fruit chunks, teas and mixed milk beverages, at a rate of 28,000 containers per hour. It is important to the producer that no preservatives are used throughout the entire filling process. KHS has developed especially light PET bottles for the hot filling of the products at temperatures of up to 87°C.

The InnoPET BloFill is said not only to produce low-weight PET bottles with optimum stability but also to fill and cap them. The InnoPET BloFill stretch blow moulder/filler block is designed for high capacities, achieving an output of up to 81,000bph.

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