May 16, 2020

Coca-Cola Partner Extends Presence in Africa with Third Plant Installation

Sidel
Societe Industrielle Agro-Alimentaire
Coca-Cola
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Admin
3 min
Sidel's bottling equipment
Sidel has been chosen to install a complete PET line for Coca-Colas Minute Maid product as well as for carbonated water in Senegal.The global provider o...

Sidel has been chosen to install a complete PET line for Coca-Cola’s Minute Maid product as well as for carbonated water in Senegal.

The global provider of liquid packaging solutions has been awarded the contract by Societe Industrielle Agro-Alimentaire (SIAGRO), Senegal’s leading manufacturer of mineral water and Coca-Cola’s co-packing partner, making it the third installation at the plant since the turn of the century.

Mohamed Fares, Owner and President of SIAGRO Group, said: “Our history of collaboration with Sidel dates back to the early days of our foundation, when we started our beverage business with a small line in 2000. Since then, we have built a solid partnership based on trust, reliability and loyalty.”

The new PET line will have the capability to prodfuce more than 12,000 0.33L bottles and 10,800 1L bottles of Minute Maid juice, an hour, while it will also comprise Sidel’s advanced technological and efficiency solutions.  

SIAGRO is more than aware of these benefits having employed the solutions in its still water PET line in the past, and the new SBO6 Universal 2eco blower is equipped with an optimised oven-configuration which could result in a 43 percent reduction in the use of electricity, through heat and light savings.

Alexandre Alcantra, General Manager of Kirene, SIAGRO's leading mineral water brand, said: “In our business, high quality is the key to succeed and expand locally and regionally.

“With Sidel's technology and innovative solutions, we have managed to secure for ourselves a leading position in the local market and implement best practices for successful regional expansion.”

Olivier Fraisse, Regional Commercial Director for Sidel in Africa, added: “Since its early days of inception, SIAGRO has been giving high significance to the aftersales services, which they have learned in our 14 years of working together is something they can fully depend on.

“Over the past few years, we have made rapid progress towards expanding our presence in Africa and today we are proud to be at even closer proximity to our customers.”

Sidel has been chosen to install a complete PET line for Coca-Cola’s Minute Maid product as well as for carbonated water in Senegal.

The global provider of liquid packaging solutions has been awarded the contract by Societe Industrielle Agro-Alimentaire (SIAGRO), Senegal’s leading manufacturer of mineral water and Coca-Cola’s co-packing partner, making it the third installation at the plant since the turn of the century.

Mohamed Fares, Owner and President of SIAGRO Group, said: “Our history of collaboration with Sidel dates back to the early days of our foundation, when we started our beverage business with a small line in 2000. Since then, we have built a solid partnership based on trust, reliability and loyalty.”

The new PET line will have the capability to prodfuce more than 12,000 0.33L bottles and 10,800 1L bottles of Minute Maid juice, an hour, while it will also comprise Sidel’s advanced technological and efficiency solutions.  

SIAGRO is more than aware of these benefits having employed the solutions in its still water PET line in the past, and the new SBO6 Universal 2eco blower is equipped with an optimised oven-configuration which could result in a 43 percent reduction in the use of electricity, through heat and light savings.

Alexandre Alcantra, General Manager of Kirene, SIAGRO's leading mineral water brand, said: “In our business, high quality is the key to succeed and expand locally and regionally.

“With Sidel's technology and innovative solutions, we have managed to secure for ourselves a leading position in the local market and implement best practices for successful regional expansion.”

Olivier Fraisse, Regional Commercial Director for Sidel in Africa, added: “Since its early days of inception, SIAGRO has been giving high significance to the aftersales services, which they have learned in our 14 years of working together is something they can fully depend on.

“Over the past few years, we have made rapid progress towards expanding our presence in Africa and today we are proud to be at even closer proximity to our customers.”

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May 12, 2021

Ultium Cells LLC/Li-Cycle: Sustainable Battery Manufacturing

SustainableManufacturing
BatteryCell
EVs
Automotive
2 min
Ultium Cells LLC and Li-Cycle join forces to expand recycling in North America, recycling up to 100% of the scrap materials in battery cell manufacturing

Ultium Cells LLC - a joint venture between General Motors and LG Energy Solutions - has announced its latest collaboration with Li-Cycle. Joining forces the two have set ambitions to expand recycling in North America, recycling up to 100% of the scrap materials in battery cell manufacturing

 

What is Ultium Cells LLC?

Announcing their partnership in December 2019, General Motors (GM) and LG Energy Solutions established Ultium Cells LLC with a mission to “ensure excellence of Battery Cell Manufacturing through implementation of best practices from each company to contribute [to the] expansion of a Zero Emission propulsion on a global scale.”

Who is Li-Cycle?

Founded in 2016, Li-Cycle leverages innovative solutions to address emerging and urgent challenges around the world.

As the use of Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries in automotive, industrial energy storage, and consumer electronic applications rises, Li-Cycle believes that “the world needs improved technology and supply chain innovations to better recycle these batteries, while also meeting the rapidly growing demand for critical and scarce battery-grade materials.”

Why are Ultium Cells LLC and Li-Cycle join forces?

By joining forces to expand the recycling of scrap materials in battery cell manufacturing in North America, the new recycling process will allow Ultium Cells LLC to recycle cobalt, nickel, lithium, graphite, copper, manganese and aluminum.

“95% of these materials can be used in the production of new batteries or for adjacent industries,” says GM, who explains that the new hydrometallurgical process emits 30% less greenhouse gases (GHGs) than traditional processes, minimising the environmental impact. Use of this process will begin later in the year (2021).

"Our combined efforts with Ultium Cells will be instrumental in redirecting battery manufacturing scrap from landfills and returning a substantial amount of valuable battery-grade materials back into the battery supply chain. This partnership is a critical step forward in advancing our proven lithium-ion resource recovery technology as a more sustainable alternative to mining, " said Ajay Kochhar, President, CEO and co-founder of Li-Cycle.

"GM's zero-waste initiative aims to divert more than 90% of its manufacturing waste from landfills and incineration globally by 2025. Now, we're going to work closely with Ultium Cells and Li-Cycle to help the industry get even better use out of the materials,” added Ken Morris, Vice President of Electric and Autonomous Vehicles, GM.

Since 2013, GM has recycled or reused 100% of the battery packs it has received from customers, with most current GM EVs repaired with refurbished packs.

"We strive to make more with less waste and energy expended. This is a crucial step in improving the sustainability of our components and manufacturing processes,” concluded Thomas Gallagher, Chief Operating Officer, Ultium Cells LLC.

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