Friday, June 27, 2008

Bottled Water Insider
Vol. 1, No. 10
April 2, 2008

Pretreatment of Source Water
High on the must-do list for entrepreneurs entering the bottled water business is testing of your source water to determine what types of pretreatment will be needed to meet Food and Drug Administration and bottled water industry standards.

Norland International engineer John Swancara wrote an article for publication in Water Technology magazine that provides an excellent overview of the pretreatment process. In the article, he defines the key types of source water, which contaminants are typically found in each, and describes preferred pretreatments for each. Handy, easy-to-read tables are provided. To view the article in PDF format, click,
then scroll down to “Pretreatment of Source Water for Bottled Water Applications.”

Water Quality Show Overview
The Norland International staff has just returned from the WQA Aquatech USA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, where we showed our large-bottle plants—the BWF150, the TritonLine™ 450 plant and the RackStacker™ automatic loader-- and our small-bottle plant, the SpectraPak™ 3000. Traffic was heavy and we were happy to visit with some of you there.

We also introduced our new logo and brand message. You can see our new look in the photo to the right. And we trust you get our message: “Discover the Norland Advantage: Innovative Equipment • Expert Advice • Exceptional Service.” If you’ve been to our web site recently, you will already have seen the new look and message.

Coming up April 24-27: we’ll be at the Joint Culligan Dealers/Int'l. Convention and Product Fair in Tampa, Florida. If you’re a Culligan company, stop by and say hello.

Check out our new Ad for TritonLine™
Those of you who subscribe to the trade magazine Water Conditioning & Purification may have seen our new ad for the TritonLine™ bottling system for 3- to 5-gallon bottles. If not, click here ( and scroll down to “Print Ads” about halfway down on the firs page to view the ad on our web site. This ad will also run in the International Bottled Water Association’s Bottled Water Reporter later this spring.

Did You Know?
You can get ideas for the design of your bottling plant by taking a free look at several designs on the Norland International web site? Many of our customers ask Norland to provide plant designs for their operations. We have a number of generic layouts you can view free on our web site. Our engineers also design custom layouts to meet the unique requirements our customers may have. Check them out here

Reminder: Norland Videos Now on YouTube
You can now view full versions of four of Norland’s most asked for product videos. Previously, product videos on our web site have been limited to about 2 minutes. Now, these videos are available for full runs of up to 10 minutes. The easiest way to access these YouTube videos is to go to Norland’s web site (, click on “product videos” in the menu bar, and then click on the product video you wish to view. This automatically links you to the videos on YouTube.

Or you can go to YouTube and use the following links:

SpectraPak™ 5000 small bottle production line

Freedom™ 3000 Small bottle blow molder

TritonLine™ Large-bottle production line

Large-bottle RackStacker™
The case for blowing your own bottles