When we talk about water purity, it is inevitable to think about the accurate work carried out by the Societé des Eaux de Volvic, company part of the Danone Group that has continuously invested in new solutions for preserving the quality. For stretch-blow moulding, filling and capping 8 L containers,with a square base, in 100 % recycled plastics (rPET), Volvic has recently turned to SMI for the installation of an integrated system ECOBLOC® ERGON HC.
Designed to ensure respect for the environment, the new eco-friendly bottle is the result of joint work between the specialists at Danone and at SMI, which has allowed to develop a preform able to guarantee the constant resistance of the container during the stretch-blow moulding process.
Packaging, indeed, plays a key role in the maintenance of water purity and the high regard of environmental issues has led Volvic to develop innovative solutions for the recycling of PET, so that a new bottle can be produced from an old one.
SMI solutions for Société des Eaux de Volvic SA
The complete production process has been designed so that every step of the bottling process is kept under constant control; for this reason, the machine supplied by SMI has been integrated with sophisticated inspection systems, that, starting with the preforms, carry out a long series of checks to maintain the quality and the purity of the spring water.
• compact and flexible solution with low operating and maintenance costs; • isolating system between the dry area of the stretch-blow moulder and the wet one of the filler through a jet of sterile air in excess of 5PA, that acts as a clean room and guarantees a clean, hygienic filling system; • innovative preform suction system, situated on the heating tunnel infeed star to remove any tiny impurities; • machine equipped with sophisticated inspection systems with cameras, in order to guarantee the quality of the bottled water and monitor the production process; • preforms are blown with sterile air in a sterile environment; this sterility is maintained for all the process of filling and capping; • precision and fast operation, thanks to an electronic operation control system to motorized stretch rods and the use of high efficiency valves controlled by flowmeters; • reduced energy consumption thanks to a double stage air recovery system installed on the stretch-blow moulding module; • high energy efficiency, thanks to IR ray lamps installed on the preform heating module; • filling area designed for the COP (Cleaning Out of Place) and equipped with optional systems of stainless steel bulkheads to separate the wet area of the filler from the dry area of the stretch-blow moulder; • base of the filling area made of stainless steel and slightly sloped to ensure that any split liquids go down the drains; • sterilization of the caps through jets of ionised air on the cap channel.
If you want to have further information on the bottling solution installed in Volvic plant and on the several advantages offered by SMI machines, we invite you to read the latest issue of our SMI NOW magazine or to contact our sales department.
The European Regulation 679/2016 (GDPR) on the protection of personal data has been fully applicable since May 25th, 2018. This is an important goal, because it lays down rules relating to the processing of personal data for all Countries within the Union. Every company of the SMI Group planned a series of activities, assets or operational modes to comply with the regulation and put into practice the protection of personal data. Here is a list of actions taken to comply with the European Regulation and our policy on personal data processing.
Lawfulness of processing All activities relating to personal data processing shall be lawful (consent, contract obligations, vital interests of the data subject or of third parties, compliance with legal obligations to which the controller is subject, public interest or exercise of official authority, legitimate interest pursued by the controller or by third parties).
Information document The information statement has been improved and updated to the new regulations (art. 13 and 14 GDPR).
Rights of the data subjects (right of access, right to erasure-right to be forgotten, right to restriction of processing, right to object, right to data portability) Technical and organization measures have been adopted to ensure the data subject's exercise of his rights and to meet the data subject requirements.
Controllers, processors Based on the new principle of “accountability”, SMI Group organization was re-defined, in order to proactively ensure integral compliance with the Regulation. Redefinition of the role of data processors and service suppliers whose activity implies personal data processing.
Risk of data processing; accountability measures taken by controllers and processors (Impact assessment, record of processing activities, security of processing, data breach) The “Conformity document”, including records of data processing activity, plans, adopts and demonstrates all technical and organizational measures taken to adequately perform the data processing activities and specifies the necessary procedures to be adopted to notify data breach.
Transfer of personal data to international organizations Smi Group adheres to the general principles and guarantees concerning the transfer of personal data to third Countries.
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