The dairy and beverage producer has installed an additional CFA 312 filling machine to fill juice, dairy products, and white cheese in SIG’s combiblocSlimline carton packs
Baladna, a Qatar-based dairy and beverage producer, has partnered with Swiss packaging solutions provider SIG to introduce its white cheese in the latter’s aseptic carton packs.
The white cheese is the latest addition to Baladna’s growing product portfolio. It is claimed as the first locally produced white cheese in Qatar packaged in aseptic carton packs.
For the launch, Baladna has adopted a filling technology from SIG. The dairy and beverage producer has installed an additional CFA 312 filling machine to fill products in SIG’s combiblocSlimline carton packs.
According to SIG, the filling machine can fill a total of four different volume sizes. It also has the flexibility to fill juice and dairy products in 1,000ml carton packs, along with the white cheese in 500ml carton packs.
The machine can fill the soft and spreadable cheese initially into the carton pack as a liquid, which then coagulates inside the carton pack after all the other components have been added.
Before the filling process, all the required enzymes are added to the liquid cheese in a mobile mixing and dosing unit, SIG said. Furthermore, the cheese is loaded from this device into carton packs on SIG filling machines.
The mobile unit in Baladna, which is compatible with SIG’s CFA 312 filling unit, is externally coupled to the filling machine.
The machine’s filling unit can aseptically fill juices and other dairy products but is not used for the process of filling cheese, the packaging firm added.
Baladna CEO Malcolm Jordan said: “Our investment in innovation and close partnership with SIG continues to deliver excellent value for our consumers.
“We’re proud to offer locally produced white cheese in carton packs to the Qatari market, locally filled for the first time.
“Offering white cheese in aseptic carton packs means differentiation and is another example of our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint, as carton packs are a more sustainable choice.”