Higher drying efficiency for new see-through branding label

The Problem

New branding for the company’s ‘Carlton Cold’ beer involving a new distinctive label has resulted in Foster’s Australia Yatala Brewery(QLD) and Abbotsford Brewery(VIC) upgrading their bottling lines to handle pressure sensitive labels.

With the labels being clear plastic, the Carlton Cold bottles have to be 100% dry to avoid any risk of moisture entrapment and label disfigurement. Yet the high drying efficiency required must not reduce the original production speed capacity of 1000 bottles/minute with wet glue labels, in fact the goal was ultimately to have an increased capacity.

Line Requirements:

Throughput Speeds: 60,000bph
Glass Bottle sizes: 25 & 33cl

The Solution

The answer was ACI’s blower-powered ‘JetPlate’ drying systems supplied by ACI’s Australian distributor, Dynamic Engineering Australia, based in Perth – and it cost a third less than other options considered with a third of the foot-print.

The Outcome

“Performance, safety, space, cost and maintenance are all major considerations when evaluating a new system. In each respect, ACI’s JetPlate is superior to all other options we considered.” Michael Pecar, Senior Project Engineer, Foster’s Australia.

Solutions For Packaging & Labelling

Our range of bottle and can drying systems helps to ensure that today’s ground breaking labelling and packaging technology is not compromised by any surface water used in the packaging process.