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{"pages":{"page":[{"#text":"BOTTLING / FILLING 38 PETplanet insider    Vol. 11    No. 09/10    www.petpla.net PETplanet Zoom Bottle analysis and comparison by PETplanet Insider in collaboration with the Technical University of Ilmenau In recent years PET bottles have enjoyed unrivalled popularity. In supermarkets and discounts stores today glass bottles are very much in the minority, and with the widespread demand for carbonated drinks even cartons are less frequently seen on the store shelves. Whilst the automobile industry is striving to develop a universally acceptable “world car”, with PET bottles the trend is taking the opposite direction - German bottles have not been designed to withstand the climate and transport infrastructure in Africa, in the USA mainly larger sized bottles are sold compared to those in Germany, and there is much more customising of bottle shape and colour in that market, in the Far East there are other market requirements, all of which are reflected in the bottle design. If we look more closely at the different bottles on offer there emerges a wide range of additional criteria to be compared, such as the type of cap, type of label and label material, surface defects, stability, preform supplier, and many others. To make this diverse range of criteria easier to follow PETplanet and the plastics technology department at the Technical University of Ilmenau (one of whose main interests is PET) have agreed to work together to carry out the necessary research and so combine in-depth market knowledge with the required technical expertise. In addition to an extensive review of the German discounter market the study will also look at countries outside Europe in order to be able to present the widest possible comparison. Table 1: Quantity of bottles analysed The bottles collected were extensively analysed not only with regard to their origin, contents, volume and weight, but also with regard to factors such as defects, type of closure, leak-proof performance, preform manufacturer, and others. Different types of bottles (left to right): USA, France, Germany, South Africa, Egypt and Thailand. zoom","@ID":40}

"33 Preform machinery PET bottle-to-bottle recycling plants Caps and closures Conveyers for preforms and empty bottles Preforms Preform moulds and SBM moulds Two-stage SBM machinery  Preform and single stage machinery Resins and additives Filling equipment Compressors Preform and single stage machinery For the first time we have combined two market overviews - the preform system suppliers and the suppliers of single stage machinery.  The preform segment includes the old familiar names as well as one newcomer in the shape of SMF and we have also included Kortec this time because they are specialists in particular services (multilayer) in the preform machinery segment. Sipa comes up twice, once as a supplier of preform systems AND single stage machinery, whilst, in the single stage sector, Aoki will certainly be missed, together with the Spanish company Luxber who also featured in last year’s survey but who are missing this year.  The fact that it is holiday time is surely the reason why we were unable to make contact with the companies and they have not responded to repeated inquiries. Rest assured they will be back again next year. If you are interested in downloading last year’s data for Aoki and Luxber please do not hesitate to get in touch with the editor’s office. On the other hand, Nissei ASB have come up with a new single stage plant and you can read our detailed description of this on page 37. Whilst PETplanet insider has have made every effort to ensure that the information in this new survey is up to date no claims are made regarding completeness or accuracy. All data is as supplied by the manufacturers. 09/10 MARKETsurvey Company name Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd Postal address Telephone number Web site address Contact name Function Direct telephone number Fax E-Mail 530 Queen St. S, Bolton, Ontario, Canada, L7E 5S5 +1 - 905-951-5000 www.husky.ca NadeemAmin Marketing Communications +1-905-951-5000 +1-905-951-5029 nadamin@husky.ca Preform injection moulding systems Machine model number / name HyPET90 HyPET120 HyPET225 HyPET300 HyPET400 HyPET500 HyPET650 Number of cavities (units) 2 to 24 2 to 32 6 to 48 8 to 72 12 to 96 16 to 144 144 to 192 Maximum individual preform weight 725g 1100g 560g 720g 480g 500g 56g Energy consumption (kwh per kg of PET) n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Lock to lock time n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Output based on preforms (range of preform weight and neck ring size) for: 0.5l, water (units per hour): 16g/ 30/25 13,500+ 17,500+ 31,500+ 44,500+ 58,500+ 85,000+ 93,000+ 0.5l, CSD (units per hour): 23g/ PCO 1810/1816 8,500+ 11,000+ 19,000+ 28,000+ 37,000+ 54,500+ 64,000+ 1.5l, water (units per hour) 28g/  PCO 1810/1816 9,500+ 12,500+ 20,000+ 29,000+ 38,500+ 56,500+ 1.5l, CSD (units per hour) 36g/ PCO 1810/1816 7,500+ 9,500+ 17,000+ 24,500+ 32,500+ 46,000+ 5l, water (units per hour) 78g/ Non-standard thread 2,800+ 2,800+ 6,000+ 9,000+ 13,500+ 18,000+ Other Footprint L x W x H (m) including post-cooling station but not including material supply equipment 7.6 x 2.9 x 2.4 8.6  x 2.9 x 2.4 9.9  x 3.5 x 2.8 11.2  x 3.6 x 2.8 11.8  x 4.2 x 2.8 12.4  x 4.7 x 2.8 14.6  x 5.3 x 3.1 Special features (short description/keywords) Multi-layer barrier, hot fill, Flexmold Multi-layer barrier, HotFill, Flexmold High performance package, multi-layer barrier, hot fill 5 gallon, multilayer barrier,hotFill High performance package, multi-layer barrier, hot Fill","@ID":35}

"PETproducts 52 PETplanet insider    Vol. 11    No. 09/10    www.petpla.net 38mm cap Silgan White Cap Europe/Asia has introduced a closure in the advanced Plastic-Twist range. The 38mm CVT PlastiTwist, which is the result of two years of development work, has been designed for cold and aseptic fill applications such as juices, health drinks, iced tea, fresh milk and milk drinks. The linerless closure is compression moulded in polyethylene and features a “d form” tamper evident band. A special triple seal function provides three contact sealing areas for the closure and the container – top, inner and outer – ensuring a totally airtight seal. Other important features include pull-up controls that correspond to controls on PET bottles for immediate non-destructive visual checks of good closure application. The matt (as opposed to gloss) surface finish provides enhanced printing opportunities. www.silgan.com New colour and additive concentrates Plastics Color Corp. (PCC), the Illinois, USA-based supplier of colour concentrates and additive masterbatches for the plastics industry, has launched a range of new colour and additive concentrates specifically formulated for PET product manufacturers including pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, OTC, and food contact applications. All the new products conform to 21CFR – Title 21 CFR Part 11 of the Code of Federal Regulations of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The company currently offers FDA compliant ambers, blacks and additional colours, which meet all US Pharmacopeia requirements for light transmission in containers. All masterbatches meet FDA compliancy conditions A-H and USP 26 (US Pharmacopeia 26 standard). All are strand cut and usable in production processes for food contact applications, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical packaging. The certified colours include ambers, blue, red and black for use in beverage containers, prescription drug bottles and a wide variety of other packaging. PCC says it can also produce other custom colours, including PET colours containing various amounts of post-consumer regrind (PCR). Development and testing was undertaken at PCC’s new Solutions Center in North Carolina. www.plasticscolor.com","@ID":54}

"BOTTLES 57 PETplanet insider    Vol. 11    No. 09/10    www.petpla.net Booth16A21 Red PET for oil The French retail chain Cora from Marne-la-Valleé is selling a 2l pack of cooking oil in a red PET bottle. The rectangular bottle has a 2-piece snap-on cap with an integrated, pull-out tamper evident feature. A recessed and ribbed grip area allows easy pouring. A slim wrap-around paper label carries the necessary commercial and product information. www.cora.fr Square but classy The Spanish drinks producer Juver Alimentacion of Murcia is selling 750ml packs of high quality fruit juice in a rectangular PET bottle with an elegant shrink sleeve label. The waisted bottle is easy to grip and the label is - to emphasise the quality of the product - printed with details in silver. To ensure that the pack remains leak-proof prior to the first use the bottle is sealed at the neck with an aluminium foil seal. A recloseable colour-coordinated screw cap makes the pack complete. www.juver.es For spooning or squeezing The Spanish food producer Chovi S.L. of Benifayo-Valencia is selling 300g packs of ketchup and 280g packs of mayonnaise in a round PET bottle with two dispensing options. The product can be used by squeezing the bottle, which is designed for inverted use, and so dispensing the contents through a hinged lid. Alternatively the product can be taken from the bottle by removing the cap to expose the generously sized neck and dispensing the contents using a teaspoon. Before first use the packs are sealed with a composite foil over the neck. www.chovi.com","@ID":59}

"PRODUCTS 53 PETplanet insider    Vol. 11    No. 09/10    www.petpla.net Soft drinks concepts Rudolf Wild GmbH & Co. KG, the German-based manufacturer of natural flavour ingredients for the food and beverage industry, has announced the development of new flavour formulations for the adult soft drinks market. This particular segment has seen little growth in saturated markets, such as Western Europe and the company says that its new range specifically target adult taste preferences and demands. Wild says that the over-25 market demands soft drinks that are less sweet, have natural ingredients and lighter carbonation and that its new range meets these demands. The concepts it has developed are based on malt, kombucha tea or premium fruit vinegars. The company’s portfolio includes classic malt-based soft drinks and products with a non-alcoholic fermented base, which are also available in an organic variety. As brewing technology is not required for the filling process, Wild claims that they are an option for mineral water and soft drink producers. The company offers a range of fruit flavour options for malt-based soft drinks, including lemon-lime and pomegranate, as well as fruit-and-spice combinations, such as orange cardamom and lemon ginger. Wild says that the original fruit flavours remain perceptible in its lightly-sweetened premium fruit vinegar range. The portfolio includes traditional fruits like pear and raspberry, as well as more exotic fruits, such as lychee. All are available in organic quality. Kombucha is obtained through the non-alcoholic fermentation of sweetened tea and has a reputation for health benefits. The consumer perception, Wild says, is that kombucha drinks are high quality and refreshing ‘wellness’ products. www.wild.de Quadrel unveils new labeling system Quadrel has launched a new 3-panel labelling system that features a bottom-mounted pressuresensitive label applicator and split belt food-grade rubber belt conveyer. This configuration allows operators to change to bottom labelling only, without changing parts. This system is designed especially for labelling pre-packed foods or shrink-wrapped products. To see this system in operation, visit www.quadrel.com to view a detailed video.","@ID":55}

"PRODUCTS 54 PETplanet insider    Vol. 11    No. 09/10    www.petpla.net Convertible PET reheat line for higher output needs Canadian company Amsler Equipment Inc., which manufacturers all-electric, reheat stretch-blow moulding machines, has expanded its line of convertible equipment with the introduction of the L32 reheat stretch-blow moulding unit. The three-cavity all-electric unit is designed to meet the high-output needs of custom blow moulders of PET containers with small to medium size requirements. The new three-cavity machine offers production of up to 40million bottles per year and covers the same footprint as a two-cavity equivalent. The L32 convertible has servo-driven electric stretch rods rather than pneumatic. It can produce 50% more 2l containers/hr than a two-cavity unit, at a rate of 3,600 2l bottles per hour. It can also be used to run one-cavity and two-cavity moulds for production of 5l and 3l containers, respectively. Neck sizes range up to 48mm. The L32 convertible employs the same oven configuration as a two-cavity except that preforms can be spaced closer together; the company says that this means greater heating and more energy efficiency than a two-cavity. The machine has a 30t servo-driven mould clamping system and a servo preform indexing system. Amsler says that its new model also offers precision, faster speed, reduced maintenance, and quicker mould changeovers. An air-recovery system and hot-fill capability is also available. www.amslerequipment.net Anti-spill fruit syrup cap The Eckes-Granini Group, which is based in Nieder-Olm, near Mainz, Germany, has launched a new bottle in the YO fruit syrup line. This format is popular amongst consumers in Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary and other countries. This new format comes in a 0.7l PET bottle with a custom non-drip cap, which was specially developed by Seaquist Closures in Germany, now part of Aptar Food + Beverage. The easy-open flip-top cap is designed to prevent spilling and make pouring easy to control, even by children. Aptar Food + Beverage is part of the Aptargroup of companies, which includes Aptar Beauty + Home and Aptar Pharma. aptarfoodbeverage.com www.eckes-granini.com","@ID":56}

"TRADE SHOW PREVIEW 44 PETplanet insider    Vol. 11    No. 09/10    www.petpla.net Europe North: motan-colortronic gmbh Tel.: +49 6175 792 167 Europe South: motan-colortronic ag Tel.: +41 62 889 29 29 ConveyingLine Experts in air conveying! Conveying systems www.motan-colortronic.de Modular hopper loaders for individual or system solutions to optimise the material supply – your partner for materials handling – worldwide  –– Hall 9; Stand B24 Energy efficient dryers Mann + Hummel Pro Tec will be presenting a number of new developments and equipment, including its new generation of energy-efficient dry-air dyers. Its new generation of dryers will be represented by a Somos D200 dry air dryer with airflow of 200 m3/h and a module hopper system with drying hoppers from 50 to 300l. The company says that new design features are intended to achieve greater operating comfort and improvement in energy efficiency. The new process control of the rotary desiccant container of the D dryer takes a shorter time for regeneration of the drying agent, leading to more efficient energy usage. All module hoppers have their own control system structured on a universal concept, which is intended to make addition of one or several drying hoppers easier. Small container mass production; hot-fill jars; returnable PET moulding technology Nissei ASB Machine Co. Ltd’s ASB-150DPW machine will be moulding 500ml jars in 18 cavities in a double-row configuration. The new machine has the same footprint as the ASB-150DP model but doubles the cavitation available to a maximum of 36. It can make containers with volumes ranging from 50ml to 1.5l at a rate of up to 4,050 bottles/ hr. Targeted applications range from small bottles to widemouth containers for foods. The machine is capable of processing PET, PLA, PC, and recycled PET in neck sizes up to 94mm. Energy costs are claimed to be reduced by up to 40%, compared to the single-row machine (see article page 37). The HSB-6M features ASB patented double-blow heatset technology to mass-produce lightweight hot-fillable jars. Nissei ASB will also be showing PET returnable 5 gallon bottles, which are about 100g lighter than polycarbonate equivalents and free of Bisphenol A. Mann + Hummel Pro Tec Hall 9 Booth D60 Nissei ASB Hall 14 Booth B38","@ID":46}

"REGIONAL MARKET REPORTS 20 PETplanet insider    Vol. 11    No. 09/10    www.petpla.net After a slow start in 1992, when France engaged in household waste recycling, industry and beverage companies have now accepted a legal responsibility to recycle or value the packaging that they market. For packaging (PET, glass, carton and cans) they pay a “green dot” tax to EcoEmballages. There is no deposit system in France but PET recycling has become a success story. In total 225,000t of packaging materials, i.e. 6.4 billion bottles (21.7% of all plastic packaging material), were collected, of which 160,000t were in PET and 65,000t in HDPEP/PP. The post consumer PET is reprocessed in multiple steps from returned bottle to food-approved granulate. Experiments with flakes apparently have not yet been concluded. 15% of recycled granulate went back into bottles in 2008 and 24.5% in 2009, with the balance being used for fibre (more than 50%) and sheeting. But not only collection and recycling of PET bottles is a success. The use of recycled granulate (and in some instances also flakes) with food contact approval in bottleto-bottle applications is on the way. Blending of virgin PET with 25% post-consumer PET has become the accepted norm and overall typical usage rate. Alma-Roxane and Danone are targeting an even higher percentage blend. In order to achieve such ambitious goals beverage industries have established: Eco-Emballages Eco-Emballages is part of Pro Europe, the green dot umbrella organisation. So far 28 countries have adopted the green dot system. Eco-Emballages mission is to: Implement selective collection and sorting, and provide  finance from green dot money. Organise recycling with appropriate local city councils.  Eco-Emballages is a private, non-profit making company set up to pay municipalities for collecting and sorting. With 150 people, it is 70% owned by fillers, 10% by retail business, and 20% by material producers of steel, aluminium, paper, glass and plastics. At present 63% of all house hold packaging is collected. In 2012 75% are targeted and Eco Emballages has to cover 80% of municipality costs. The current Eco-Emballages budget is about 450 million Euros. Valorplast Local councils have waste collection and sorting programmes in place and use different ways to sell packaging waste material and guarantee the effectiveness of recycling, including Valorplast for plastics streams (PET, HDPE/ PP, PVC). Valorplast is part of Epro (European Association of Plastics Recycling and Recovery Organisations) operating in 15 countries. Valorplast, also a private company, will buy post consumer PET bottles from city councils and sell to processors at market price. With 20 employees the company is 60% owned by Plastics  Europe (resin producers) and 38.5% by Elipso (Trading Association of Plastic Processors) and 1.5% by Fédération de la Plasturgie. Recyclers in France – clients of Valorplast There are some 20 recyclers in France producing granulate and flakes from PET bottles collected and sorted. These include: APPE is the largest recycler with an input capacity of  45,000t (pellets for bottle-to-bottle food approved) Followed by France Plastiques Recyclage with a poten-  tial 40,000t Danone is investing in recycling, starting production in 2010 (pellets for bottle-to-bottle food approved) Wellmann France Recyclage in Verdun (flakes to fibre)  30,000t Sorepla in Neufchateau 50,000t . A bigger portion of  PET flakes and a smaller portion for HDPE/PP. Of 225,000t of PET and HDPE/PP bottles collected and sorted 160,000t of PET are re-processed and are available for re-use in:. Approx. 45% in fibres from post consumer non-food flakes  Approx. 22% in sheets from post consumer non-food flakes  Approx. 20% in bottles from food grade pellets (and flakes)  Approx. 11% in strapping from non-food flakes and pellets  The balance is used in other applications. Consequently the biggest portion of recycled material flows into textiles. More than 30,000t return to bottles and are reused in a bottle-to-bottle application. The recycling fever and the growing recycling markets are a challenge and an opportunity for the machine manufacturers: namely in the washing process from bottle to flakes, the extrusion process from flakes to pellets and for post condensation and final bottle-to-bottle processing. Erema and Bühler are suppliers most often seen in the world of recycling. Krones has joined the recycling market recently with a system to produce bottle grade PET flakes. At Drinktec 2009, Husky also introduced its HyPET Recycled Flake (RF) system, which is optimized for manufacturing preforms with up to 50% post-consumer, recycled PET flake.","@ID":22}

"PETbottles 56 PETplanet insider    Vol. 11    No. 09/10    www.petpla.net food & beverages K 2010 STAND 10H46 DRYING AND DOSING 100% FLAKES OR 100% VERGIN MATERIAL ...IT IS YOUR DECISION WUHRMÜHLE 22 / A-6840 GÖTZIS T +43 5523 55558-0 / COOL@EISBAER.AT WWW.EISBAER.AT Blue PET for Pepsi Pepsi-Cola in Germany, headquartered in Neu-Isenburg, are selling a 0.5l pack of Pepsi light (44 kilocalories/100ml) in an easy-grip, ribbed blue PET bottle. The patch label on the front of the pack carries the necessary brand and commercial data and a colour coordinated screw cap with a tear-off tamper evident feature nicely finish off this modern drinks package. Organic honey for kids The Michaud family, honey producers of Gap in France, are marketing a 250g pack of organic honey for children in an attractive, inverted PET bottle. The shrink sleeve label covers the container right down to the wide diameter closure on the base, which itself incorporates a self-sealing silicon valve. Stable and practical The 175ml pack of Dessert Sauce for pouring over ice cream is offered by Südzucker AG of Mannheim in a handy, inverted PET bottle. The bottle has a snap-on hinged cap with a self-sealing silicone valve. Before initial use the cap is made tamper-evident by way of a preperforated adhesive strip. The front and back labels echo the shape of the pack and carry the require commercial and product data. www.mein-südzucker.de Barrier food packaging in PET M&H Plastics, a supplier of plastic components and bottles, jars, flexible tubes and closures for the personal care, pharmaceutical, health and nutrition markets, has announced the launch of an oxygen-scavenger in PET containers. The company says this barrier development limits exposure to oxygen and maintains product quality, helping to extending shelf life. The product is manufactured from a blend of PET and an oxygen-scavenging concentrate. It creates an active barrier against the ingress of oxygen through the packaging walls, which enables PET containers to keep products fresher and maintain colour and taste for longer. It is an appropriate application for tomato-based goods, fruit juices and citrus items and is fully compliant with both European and US Food Standards. The first products to be launched with M&H’s new PET barrier packaging are among the range of British company Fire Foods’ chilli-based foods. www.mhplastics.com  www.firefoods.co.uk","@ID":58}

"58 PETplanet insider    Vol. 11    No. 09/10    www.petpla.net PETbottles Personal Care 1&5 Rossmann chooses PET The discount drug store Rossmann of Burgwedel in Germany is selling 200ml packs of “Isana” brand shower gel in a clear, handy shaped PET bottle. “No label look” labels on the front and back of the pack, and a lightly coloured oil in the formulation produce a nice “cosmetic” appearance at point of sale. The colour coordinated snap-on, heavy-looking cap nicely finishes off the pack. www.rossmann.de Attractive Palmolive Colgate-Palmolive, the cleaning and household chemicals firm located in Hamburg, have recently repackaged their hand washing-up liquid  and introduced new product variants. The 600ml UltraPalmolive is available in a Cassis + Pear Blossom fragrance (blue) whilst the original (green) is now available in a 900ml size. The handy new curved bottle in clear PET sets off the coloured liquid and the two-coloured push-pull closure as well as the front and back labels shaped to reflect the shape of the container, creating a very distinctive look. www.colgate.eu.com “Healthy Plus” in PET 60 teddy bear shaped multivitamin capsules (each 120g) are being sold under the “Das gesunde Plus” (Healthy Plus) brand by the German discount drugstore dm. The capsules are packaged in a round, lightly tinted yellow PET bottle which carries an informative wrap-around paper label and is fitted with a child-proof yellow “press and turn” screw cap. www.dm-drogeriemarkt.de Effective aromatherapy The cosmetics and toiletries manufacturers ColgatePalmolive of Hamburg make a very effective presentation of their 300ml Palmolive “Aroma Therapy” shower gel. The front face of the clear PET bottle is decorated with a transparent “no label” look label, whilst the inside of the rear label is printed with a metallic finish. A lightly tinted snap on cap, the coloured shower gel, and the play of light which this all produces ensure a real eye-catching presence at the point of sale. www.palmolive.eu.com","@ID":60}

"MARKET SURVEY 35 NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., LTD Automa 4586-3 Koo, Komoro-shi, Nagano-ken 384-8585, Japan +81(267)23-1565 http://www.nisseiasb.co.jp/en/ Katsuo Ishiguro Sales Coordination +81(267)23-1565 +81(267)23-1564 atkin@nisseiasb.co.jp Via Chiesaccia 38, 40056 Crespellano (BO), Italy +39 051 739597 (ext. 266) www.automaspa.com Ing. Andrea Degiovannini Marketing Manager +39 051 739597 (extn 266) +39 051 739578 andrea.degiovannini@automaspa.com ECS HS 12  (8 models) ASB-70DP Series ASB-150DP Series PF Series NSB 25SH NSB 50SH From 0.25 to 7 liters 100ml - 7l 150ml - 15l 250ml - 12l 0.2 to 10 0.2 to 5 Up to 40 1 - 24 CAV. 1 - 36 CAV. 3 - 8 . 1 to 12 2 to 12 Up to 20 1 - 24 CAV. 1 - 36 CAV. 1 - 4 . 1 to 6 2 to 12 37.50 g for the 40 injection cavities 311 1132 377 325g maximum shot weight 325g maximum shotweight 18,000 4,000 7,000 3,200 1,960 1,960 13,600 1,600 4,100 2,600 1,630 1,630 13,000 1,700 4,30011,500 1,000 1,4002,300 5,500 1,700 varies 5.5x1.83x3.458 7.56x2.4x4.388 5.7x1.505x2.955 - 6.9x1.9x3.499 5.20 x 1.85 x 4.30 5.20 x 1.85 x 3.23 Lightweight containers ;big size containers(up to 30l), asymmetrical containers, off-centred neck, hot fill containers, pasteurizable containers , aseptic containers for cold filling, ultra clean PET containers 4-station machine, precise adjustment by conditioning station, cover bottles to jars, various materials such as PET, PP, PC,PEN, PS, PLA 4-station machine, model of the 70DP Series, ability to mould larger containers 1.5-step machine, containers with minimal neck support ring, large containers with handles 10l containers from single cavity model, different preform and container shapes with the same modular mould 5l containers from 2-cavity model wide mouth containers up to 80/85mm Netstal-Maschinen AG Sacmi Imola Kortec, Inc Tschachenstrasse 8752 Näfels, Schweiz +41 55 618 6111 www.netstal.com Stefan Bock Manager Application Technology PET Systems +41 55 618 6156 +41 55 618 6070 stefan.bock@netstal.com Via Selice Provinciale 17a 40026 Imola (bo) Italy +39 0542 607111 www.sacmi.com Marco Savorani PET Business Mmanager +39 0542 607537 marco.savorani@sacmi.it 29 old Right Road, Ipswich, MA 01938, USA +1 978 238 7100 www.kortec.com Russell Bennett V.P. Sales and Marketing +1 978 238 7167 +1 978 238 7171 rbennett@kortec.com PET 2000-3700R PET 3500-3550R (D 110) PET 3500-6600R (D 135) PET 3500-6600R (D 150) PET 6000-6600R SacmiPET350 SacmiPET180 Kortec Multilayer Co-Injection Systems 24-60 48-96 48-128 96-128 144-192 72 48 4 to 144 39-98g 35-70g 44-118g 58-118g 34-46g 150g 150g 50g (assuming 72 cavity system) from 0.19kwh/kg, depending on weight and quantity of the preform 0,27Kw/kg 0,28kw/kg 0.35 (assuming 72 cavity system) depending oon product on product 2,8 2,8 9-13g up to 32,250 9-13g up to 66,000 9-13g up to 67,500 9-13g up to 67,500 9-13g up to 101',500 32,400 21,600 For still water multilayer is not applicable 21-25g up to 20,600 21-25g up to 30,000 21-25g up to 41,500 21-25g up to 41,500 21-25g up to 66,000 25,900 17,300 38,400 (144 cavity system, 25g preform, 1810PCO) 28-32g up to 19,600 28-32g up to 27,000 28-32g up to 33,000 28-32g up to 43,000 28-32g up to 43,750 30,500 20,300 For still water multilayer is not applicable 35-38g up to 19,000 35-38g up to 21,000 35-38g up to 30,000 35-38g up to 40,000 35-38g up to 41,000 21,600 14,400 14,560(72 cavity system, 50g preform, 1810PCO finish) 82-86g up to 4,600 82-86g up to 6,000 82-86g up to 12,'500 82-86g up to 12,500 82-86g up to 13,700 14,400 9,600 For still water multilayer is not applicable 9.1x2.9x3.5 12.2x2.65x5.0 12.9x2.65x5.0 14.0x2.65x5.0 13.95x2.85x5.45 12 x 4,9 x 3,6 9,5 x 4,4 x 3 Kortec systems are built on injection moulding machine platforms from the leading suppliers. Footprint of the IMM is not altered. Suitable for hotfill materials, PLA, barrier solution such as multilayer and blends. Guaranteed power consumption Kortec systems produce 3 layer (A-B-A), barrier preforms. The Kortec technology provides ibarrier to carbonation loss and oxygen ingress. Kortec claims that due to simultaneous delivery of both skin and core, there is no cycle time penalty compared to an equivalent monolayer preform. Turnkey sevice.","@ID":37}

"REGIONAL MARKET REPORTS 19 PETplanet insider    Vol. 11    No. 09/10    www.petpla.net www.urola. com • Technical solutions for PET bottles How to produce bottles and protect the environment? UROLA, S.C. - Urola Kalea, s/n - Apdo 3 20230 Legazpi (Gipuzkoa) SPAIN Tel. 34-943 73 70 03 • legazpi@urola.com THEECO-MACHINE A moreEcological and Economic way to make PET containers NEW AT K 2010 There’s an important message waiting for you at our stand Hall 14 - Stand B14 Come and get it yourself Oct 27th - Nov 3rd, 2010 Düsseldorf, Germany Blow moulding (two-stage system) and filling In France the biggest blowers are the biggest fillers, i.e. The Alma Group (Roxane)  The Coca-Cola Co.  The Danone Group  Nestlé Waters France  The market for blowers and filling lines is highly diversified. High volume bottlers blow and fill on integrated lines with the machines electronically integrated and connected by means of conveyors. Small volume bottlers normally buy bottles from converters. At the end of the 1990s Sidel introduced the blocked blower/filler onto the market - the Sidel “Combi”. Sidel is the leading supplier of bottle blowers in France and has the largest population of blowers in the market. Recently Krones have challenged the leader, in particular with high tech, quality and output. We estimate an approximate 450 blowers (including Combis) of all makes operating in France. Sidel have a customer base of 100 to 120 companies and a machine population of about 400 – estimated market share 90%. We saw Krones equipment at Coca-Cola in Bierne and at Danone/Evian at Lake Geneva. Sipa’s strength in France lies in their single-stage (injection blow moulder) system. 15 units were supplied with single-stage and another 15 in two-stage technology (linear and rotary blowers). Amongst Sipa’s prominent clients are Danone/Volvic, Des Eaux Minerales and obviously L’Européene D’Embouteillage (which is commonly known as Orangina-Schweppes). The latter company is financially connected with the influential Zoppas Group in Italy. In contrast to PET blowing, which is dominated by Sidel, French PET fillers can choose from a comparatively large number of established suppliers. Sidel, together with the former Simonazzi, is amongst them, as is Krones and KHS. Recycling “PET waste is not waste but added value in the chain of PET processing.” This statement may sound contradictory, but is true in general and very valid in France. In France political pressure is on plastics. Pierre Papillaud, President of the Alma-Roxane tried to differentiate plastics from PET by saying: “PET is not just any plastic, as it can be recycled 100%.” Which appears to be an emotional and incomplete definition. Other plastics may also claim recyclability – subject to intelligent collection and re-use  – but it shows how serious the conflict is in France between industry (especially water producers) and environmentalists in municipalities across the country. Thus a forward strategy was developed by the industry – very much promoted and supported by the French water producers – as a resort for securing the future business in that country. Packaging – preferably in PET – and recycling of that packaging have become major strategic issues.","@ID":21}

"MATERIAL / RECYCLING 23 PETplanet insider    Vol. 11    No. 09/10    www.petpla.net Larger material is then used in the casting of concrete. The PET bottle bricks are linked together to form a cohesive structure by using a synthetic rope, wire, or natural material found near the project site. Bottles of 0.3l to 3.3l in size can be used for one wall or another, but cannot be mixed in a single wall. Finally a plaster layer finishes the interior and exterior surfaces of PETbottle structures. Construction of water tanks From 2005 to 2009 the company constructed 12 PET bottle water tanks with storage capacities from 1,600 to 24,000 l.  Here the same PET bottle building method is applied, but the plate for the tanks is made from conventional materials such as iron or cement. All of the water tanks soproduced are still in use, and so far no leaks or failures have been reported. The “Community Factor” The generation of “Community Benefits” is one of the reasons why Construction techniques with PET bottles this system gets considerable attention and support from various international agencies such as Trocaire, the World Bank and Rotary Club International, among others. The system contributes to reinforcing the social networks within a community, i.e. the people are actively engaged in collective learning during training and during the construction of a useful structure such as a house. It generates employment opportunities for the vulnerable part of the population and the involvement of untrained people (including those with disabilities). In addition, the projects help to create environmental awareness, participants become aware of the potential value of underutilised PET bottles. Comparative costs It is said that the costs for such a PET bottle construction project is far lower than many conventional construction methods. For instance, in Honduras the costs of a PET bottle structure could be as low as 6 to 11 US Dollars per square foot, depending on the finishing. A 20,000l water tank can cost as little as USD 2,000. The amount of time needed for such constructions is comparable to traditional construction. The “collection costs” of bottles and debris are not included in the above-mentioned figures. Future cooperation with universities In the future the company intends to collaborate further with universities to train masons, technicians, engineers, architects, mayors and public servants to incorporate this so-called Eco-Tec method as a positive alternative to current construction practices. www.eco-tecnologia.com www.goeco-tec.org Stylish construction of a house made of PET bottles Proper alignment of the PET bottles is key!","@ID":25}

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"TRADE SHOW PREVIEW 50 PETplanet insider    Vol. 11    No. 09/10    www.petpla.net Recycling line recoSTAR PET iV+ Ongoing PET recycling innovation, quality and state-of-the-art technology, a full range of consulting services – brought to you by Starlinger. Visit us at: K 2010, Duesseldorf, Germany Oct. 27 – Nov. 3, Hall 9, Booth D 21 www.starlinger.com Stretch blow forming technology for the beverage sector Sacmi Imola will show twelve new SBF (stretch blow forming) machines for the beverage sector, with from six to 30 blowing stations and a quick format change-over system. The stretching rod with electro-mechanical control allows stretching speed to be adapted at any time to the type of bottle being processed, regardless of machine speed. The SBF can be integrated upstream with PAM (Pre-form Advanced Moulding), Sacmi’s system for producing compressed preforms. Bottling machines can then be installed downstream from the machine. Sacmi’s CCM80S compression moulding machine is claimed to be capable of producing 2000 pieces a minute with a cycle time of 2.4s. Also on the stand are the CBF12 (Compression Blow Forming) machine, which performs plastic transformation based on continuous resin extrusion; and a CHS cap inspector. Complete injection moulding solutions Husky will be exhibiting its complete solutions for the beverage packaging, closures, medical and food packaging markets and will be demonstrating technologies and equipment designed to raise performance and quality, reduce waste and lower energy consumption. UltraSync plate actuation, Pronto configurable systems and integrated Altanium temperature controllers will all be on display. Shotscope NX, Husky’s process and production monitoring software, will also be demonstrated live on the stand. Husky will be showing its Services portfolio, which is designed to help customers optimise equipment performance achieve low total lifetime part costs. Encore is a new program designed to help customers maximize the useful life of existing Husky equipment. Pro-Act, a flexible maintenance program targeted at improving asset availability and performance, will also be demonstrated. Sacmi Imola S.C. Hall 15 Booth B06 Husky Injection Moulding Systems Hall 13 Booth A59","@ID":52}

"REGIONAL MARKET REPORTS 18 PETplanet insider    Vol. 11    No. 09/10    www.petpla.net The PET Story The French PET story is very much the story of the change from PVC to PET. The PVC bottle was introduced in France in the 1960s (Vittel). The PET bottle was introduced between the late 1980s and the mid1990s (Evian). PVC had the disadvantage of being breakable during transportation. Therefore initially PET bottles were used by Danone for export. The entire conversion for the local French mass market by brand names such as Evian/Volvic (Danone) as well as Contrexeville/ Vittel (Nestle) took place roughly 8 to 9 years later in 1995/1996. The PET preforms were injection moulded on Husky systems, the PET bottles blown on machines from Sidel. France is the home of Sidel, whose head offices are located in Le Havre. But at first their PET blowers did not go into France, but to Great Britain for the carbonated beverage business. Thereafter the first high-speed PET machines went to the United States, where Sidel’s “American saga” started, even before the machines found their way into France. Coca-Cola was the first major reference for using PET, and for Sidel and Husky supplying the machines. The global crusade in support of the new PET material for beverage packaging began with Coca-Cola. The French company Sidel, working with the Canadian company Husky, made important, if not essential, contributions to the development. The pioneer, Robert Schad, Husky’s founder and then president, joined forces with the visionary Francis Olivier, president of Sidel, in an understanding to develop the high-tech, highly specialised equipment for PET applications. With the understanding that the best equipment is best for their customers and their customer’s business, they set the PET standards. Since then Husky and Sidel have taken the lead in the markets, globally and in France. Timing was perfect for both companies, who were able to convert their early pioneering experience into a global lead with regard to the number of machines in operation: Husky today has more than 4, 000 PET injection moulding systems in the world and Sidel more than 5,000 PET blowing systems worldwide. But, to the benefit of French beverage producers and fillers there are strong competing contenders to challenge those leaders, and keep them on their toes - names such as Netstal and Sipa, KHS with Corpoplast, Krones and others. PET resin usage in France A total of 333,000t of PET resin was converted in France in 2009. Amongst the suppliers of resin for French conversion names such as Indorama (Indonesia) and NovaPET (Spain) were frequently mentioned. The biggest converter, Artenius (APPE), certainly obtains PET resin from La Seda (Spain), and Retal France from the Retal Neo PET plant (Lithuania). But both Artenius and Retal, despite vertical integration, claim not to be obliged to use resin from their own groups. Injection moulding of preforms (two-stage system) A total of approximately 150 injection moulding preform systems are installed in France with 2 to 4 systems expected to be added annually over the next few years. At present more than 90% of these systems are from Husky. Converters When touring France, we saw the PET converting plants as listed below and have counted as follows: APPE converter with 30 systems  Danone filler with 25 systems  SGT converter with 15 systems  PDG converter with 7 systems  Retal converter with 5 systems  A large number of injection moulding systems are with Alma-Roxane and Nestle Waters (fillers), some with Alpla and MPM (Martinique). Danone normally injection mould some 70% of their preform requirements in-house and buy up to 30% from converters. Coca-Cola buys preforms primarily from APPE and Retal. Number of cavities distributed between converters and fillers The highest number of cavities in Europe are in Italy and France. In France the biggest competitors for converters are also their biggest customers, i.e. the big fillers. The cavity distribution between independent converters and in-house fillers is 52% in favour of fillers – very different from neighbouring countries. But why? Because the very large volumes are under the control of big beverage groups – Alma-Roxane, Danone Group and Nestlé SA. These groups each have sufficient volume and finance to cover and control the entire PET chain from injection moulding to filling. Coca-Cola, however, continues to buy preforms - mainly from APPE and Retal. Cavities Cavities In total Converter % Filler % France 9,116 4,384 48% 4,732 52% Italy 9,428 7,068 75% 2,360 25% Spain 6,810 4,650 68% 2,160 32% Germany 7,156 4,380 61% 2,776 39%","@ID":20}

"NEWS 9 PETplanet insider    Vol. 11    No. 09/10    www.petpla.net VISIT US 15B06 New joint venture company for filling recyclable PET Belgian company Resilux and Swiss-Dutch group I.P.S. (Innovative Packaging Solutions AG) have established Air0Lux AG, a joint venture company registered in Bilten, Switzerland. The new company will produce and assemble Air0Pack packaging products with a view to worldwide marketing and sale and continue development of the technology. The new company will initially use existing Resilux production facilities. The Resilux production site in Bilten has been prepared for the first mass production run, with deliveries scheduled for September 2010. Air0Pack is a technology for filling liquids, powders, gases and products of average-to high viscosity, such as gels, creams or foam, into recyclable PET packaging. Its central characteristic is a patented pressure control device that provides a continuous dispensing flow rate from start to finish, leaving a minimal amount of residual content. It is operated by ordinary, harmless, compressed air, rather than by conventional hydrocarbon chemical propellants. The companies say that this makes Air0Pack a sustainable, safer, more efficient and more environmentally friendly alternative to both conventional spray cans in metal or aluminium, and mechanical dispensers, such as hand pumps, pressure pumps and trigger sprays. It is suitable for use in personal and beauty care, household products, the food industry and medical and pharmaceutical sectors. The joint venture between Resilux and I.P.S. came about because I.P.S. was looking for an experienced production partner with extensive logistical and production facilities in Europe and North America and with relevant expertise in PET injection moulding, PET blow moulding, PET injection blow moulding and blowing PET preforms. Air0-Lux AG was incorporated on June 4, 2010. www.resilux.com 2010 China Brew & Beverage show supported by drinktec The next China Brew & Beverage (CBB) exhibition takes place from 7 to 10 September 2010 in Beijing, PRC. Drinktec, the world´s leading trade fair for beverage and liquid food technology, will be supporting CBB in all its marketing activities in the future. The marketing cooperation between CBB and drinktec was sealed at drinktec in September 2009 and is reflected in the CBB header, which now carries the phrase ‘powered by drinktec’. The first CBB was held in 1995 in Beijing and has taken place in alternate years since then. It is developing into the most important event in the beverage and liquid food industry throughout the Asia-Pacific region; 491 exhibitors from 21 countries took part in CBB 2008. The number of exhibitors in 2010 is expected to be 10% higher and to cover an area 20% larger. Among the confirmed exhibitors are Krones, KHS, Sidel, Ziemann, Sacmi and Norit, who have welcomed the close cooperation between drinktec and CBB. In addition to the individual presentations by the big market leaders, there will be a joint presentation by German companies, as part of a German pavilion. CBB is following drinktec and expanding its range of products in 2010 to include liquid food. www.chinabrew-beverage.com.","@ID":11}

"REGIONAL MARKET REPORTS 15 PETplanet insider    Vol. 11    No. 09/10    www.petpla.net Manufacturers counteracted bad summer weather and bad publicity with innovative products – flavoured waters and functional drinks such as waters for digestion and hydration. And they more often changed formats. In doing so they also changed to lighter packaging. CSDs in France CSDs in France consist of Cola carbonates and noncola carbonates (including lemonade/lime, orange carbonates, mixers and others). 1,950 million litres of carbonates were bottled in 4.4 billion packaging units in 2009, of which 34% were in PET. Sales volume increased from 1,800 million litres in 2003 to 1,950 million litres in 2009, thus increasing by 8.5%. The increase in carbonates is expected to continue at an annual rate of 0.2% over the coming years. Company shares of CSDs in volume in 2008 Coca-Cola Entreprises SA 63.7%  Orangina-Schweppes 13.5%  PepsiCo France 3.3%  Danone 0.7%  And others below 0.5%.  Brand shares of CSDs in volume in 2008 Coca-Cola Coca-Cola Entreprises 39.4%  Coca-Cola Light Coca-Cola Entreprises 9.1%  Orangina Orangina Schweppes 8.6%  Coca-Cola Zero Coca-Cola Entreprises 4.6%  Fanta Coca-Cola Entreprises 4.0%  Schweppes Orangina Schweppes 3.1%  Other brands are all below 3% including more CocaCola brands. The strongest PepsiCo brand (Pepsi Max) has a share of around 1.0 %. Typical PET packages 0.5 litres 17.5 to 26g (PCO 1881 and 1810)  1.0 litre 28 to 37g (PCO 1881 and 1810)  1.5 litres 35.5 to 41.5g (PCO 1881 and 1810)  2.0 litres 45.5 to 50g (PCO 1881 and 1810)  Low calorie carbonates were one of the prime sources of growth. Manufacturers developed Coca-Cola Zero for male adults, Taillefine Fiz, Coca-Cola Light and Light Plas for young women. Market leaders Coca-Cola and Orangina Schweppes discovered the older age groups and targeted their advertising communication accordingly. This is the logic behind the optimistic slight annual increase forecast for carbonates over the coming years, also largely due to the strong presence of the international giant Coca-Cola Enterprises. The carbonates sector was not much affected by the economic crisis in terms of volume, nor by the environmental dispute between national political and industrial parties.","@ID":17}

"TRADE SHOW PREVIEW 47 PETplanet insider    Vol. 11    No. 09/10    www.petpla.net Flexible linear blowmoulder systems Italian company Sipa will be presenting the latest versions of its established SFL linear blowmoulder systems, which the company offers in three basic models: SFL 2, SFL 4 and SFL 6. The SFL line is designed for the manufacture of a wide range of containers for various applications, from small packages for the pharmaceutical industry to mineral water dispensers and applications for the chemical industry. The company has developed a flexible technology for the automatic application of handles to oval containers. In three-litre formats, this technology is claimed to achieve over 5,000b/h. Sipa will be showing the range of optional kits for special container production, including heat set for hot fill; preferential heating and neck orientation; hydraulic cam moulds for automatic handle applications; large format (up to 15l); and extra-large containers up to 30l. Sipa Hall 13 Booth B11","@ID":49}

"TRADE SHOW PREVIEW 43 PETplanet insider    Vol. 11    No. 09/10    www.petpla.net This amazes even the professionals: oval shapes can also be blow-moulded. Using ProShape – the latest module for the kronesContiform. www.krones.com K 2010, Düsseldorf 27 Oct. – 3 Nov. Hall 13, Stand A73 Granulators, shredders and recycling Machine and plant manufacturer Herbold Meckesheim will be presenting various new machinery, including new granulators in its HB series. It says that these can reduce to required granule size whole bales of film, bulk injection and blow moulding parts, bales of foamed plastics, etc, in a single step for further treatment. This eliminates the need for separate shredding and granulating, it claims. The Herbold HGM wet shredder has been specially developed for highly contaminated plastic waste, such as agricultural film. By using water from outset, it is claimed to reduce wear and tear problems and increase efficiency. Also on the stand will be the company’s Plastocompactor, which compacts films, fibres and foams for the production of agglomerates with good flow properties. The PU 650 pulveriser is claimed to reduce both footprint and bearing strain by a vertically-mounted rotor. Dealing with heat and closures Toolmaker and injection mould manufacturer KTW (KTW Kunststofftechnik Waidhofen ad Thaya GmbH) will showcase its bottle closure solutions and a new partnership with Australian company Ritemp Technologies. The two organisations are working together on a novel cooling process, which transfers heat from mould cavities to ‘water pockets’, located in the contour of the cavities. The system recirculates evaporated vapour through a heat exchanger and returns it to the cavities as water. Excess heat from the exchanger is transferred to an external cooling circuit. On the Wittmann Battenfeld stand D22 in Hall 16, KTW will show the simultaneous production and assembly of a two-part, multi-functional closure for cooking oil bottles. The Sumitomo Demag Stand D 22, Hall 15, will feature a KTW 72-cavity high-performance mould for a PET bottle closure, in production on an EL-Elexis SP 300/2500. Herbold Meckesheim GmbH Hall 9 Booth B42 KTW Hall 1 Booth A10","@ID":45}

"Vol.6 PETplanet print PREFORM PRODUCTION 26 PETplanet insider    Vol. 11    No. 09/10    www.petpla.net The Rapid Guide to Perfect Preforms by Rick Unterlander and Ottmar Brandau Troubleshooting guides have suffered in the past from being locked away in offices and not being available to the people that actually need them. Considering the high cost of machine and tools high scrap rates can be a costly proposition eating away at already tight margins. PETplanet’s “Rapid Guide to Perfect Preforms” takes a different approach. Bound in laminated paper that is easy to clean off, the small format of the book of 108mm by 151mm (4.25” by 6”) allows easy storage in back pockets or tool boxes. It has been written for the people on the floor of injection moulding companies to support their daily work in making the best preforms possible. The product of two industry experts, Rick Unterlander and Ottmar Brandau, it gives concrete advice on 35 of the most common problems in preform manufacture, most illustrated by pictures. From high AA levels to wavy bodies processors can find help when they need it. Read chapter 14 of the story... PETplanet print vol.6 The Rapid Guide to Perfect Preforms machine no./name 14. Internal Gate Sink Symptom: An internal surface depression directly below the gate nub. Cause: The gate area has been deformed while it was still hot. Solutions: 1. Check water cooling temperature. This should be 7 – 10ºC (45 – 50ºF) for optimum cooling. 2. Check water cooling flow to mould and robot receptacles. This should be at the mould manufacturers rating (for a given preform size and cavitation). 3. Check that the preform fit into the robot receptacles is not too restrictive to cause gate deformation while being drawn into the tube. 4. Check that no anomalies are present on the robot cooling receptacles. Repair if necessary. 5. Ensure the mould / robot alignment is accurate. 6. Check nozzle tip heat settings. This area has a major impact on internal gate sink. Settings too high may cause the gate area to remain hot. The settings should be reduced as necessary to minimize the risk of overheating yet not too low to cause crystallinity to form. 7. Check all temperature readings and adjust as necessary. PET resin should be melted at about 280ºC (536º F) +/- 10ºC (18ºF). Decrease as necessary.","@ID":28}

"TRADE SHOW PREVIEW 45 PETplanet insider    Vol. 11    No. 09/10    www.petpla.net International Trade Fair No. 1 for Plastics and Rubber Worldwide Online Services +++ Targeted Search Functions +++ Products and Exhibitors +++ www.k-online.de/2410 k-online.de Messe Düsseldorf GmbH Postfach 1010 06 40001 Düsseldorf Germany Tel. +49 (0)2 11/45 60-01 Fax +49 (0)2 11/45 60-6 68 www.messe-duesseldorf.de Innovative solutions for the Flexible, transparent, light, environmentally friendly: plastics offer immense development potential for the packaging industry. Whether it’s about marketing, logistics, hygiene or security, plastics shape the packaging of tomorrow. At K 2010, the worldwide most important contact and business platform for all user sectors, about 3,000 exhibitors from over 50 countries will present their innovations. Don’t miss it. We look forward to your visit ! packaging industry Big mouths at high speed Siapi will be performing blowing tests of wide-mouthed jars and five gallon (22l) extra large refillable containers. The Italian company’s market focus is on large formats. It produces a line of machines with one to five cavities, which can blow containers up to 30l capacity and wide-mouth containers with diameters up to 180mm. It will be showing equipment for the beverage sector that are capable of 24,000bph output with one to 16-cavity blow-moulding machines, as well as machines configured with Heat Set technology. Siapi will be showing applications of its new HandleMatic system, which applies handles during or immediately after the blowing stage. It will also be exhibiting a number of solutions for conversion from HDPE to PET in large formats. Colorants, additives and fluoropolymer colours ColorMatrix will present a number of new developments, including a selection of PET additives and a pioneering fibre delustrant, which is claimed to enhance PET fibre quality while improving processing efficiencies. Its new Optica PET resin toners and Joule RHB re-heat additives, which are intended to improve long-term recyclability of PET containers, reduce industrial energy costs, cut colorant waste and inventory levels and improve aesthetics, even in recycled resin products. The company’s Colorant Chromatics division will be showcasing a new range of reinforced fluoropolymer compounds, engineered for improved impact strength. Also on the stand will be the latest ColorMatrix colour-matching technology, which enables customers to select and order accurately-matched colours online and achieve rapid response time. ColorMatrix Hall 7A Booth D05 Siapi Hall 14 Booth C17","@ID":47}

"REGIONAL MARKET REPORTS 10 PETplanet insider    Vol. 11    No. 09/10    www.petpla.net Part 1 France by Wolfgang von Schroeter France: a saturated market? France is a beverage market saturated to a very high degree but which has been in decline for three years. PET consumption and processing are in direct proportion to the beverage market and so are also in decline - yet are still in a constant state of evolution. This declining market is basically a sad state of affairs, and at the same time a particular challenge for the beverage industry and their suppliers. Which is why the French beverage market and PET market is of particular interest, and why we are focussing on France in this PETplanet Regional Market Report. Additionally France is a model for other countries and markets in a similar situation, and perhaps even an example for many countries still enjoying an increasing demand and who have not yet been faced with the problem of market saturation. Regional market reports France Part 1","@ID":12}

"BOTTLE MAKING 37 PETplanet insider    Vol. 11    No. 09/10    www.petpla.net one step - doubled cavitation Double row moulding configuration doubles bottle output in the same footprint as the single row model Nissei ASB Co., the  wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Japan’s Nissei ASB Machine Co. Ltd., has launched the ASB-150DPW, a new one-step stretch blow moulding machine. This new model boasts twice the productivity of the single-row model for both narrow and wide mouthed, small to medium sized containers. The new ASB-150DPW has the same footprint as the market-leading ASB-150DP model but features a double row configuration, doubling the cavitation to a maximum of 36 compared to 18 on the single-row machine. The ASB-150DPW can produce containers ranging from 50ml to 1.5l at a rate of up to 4,050bph, depending on design and cavitation. Targeted applications range from small hotel amenity, liquor, and energy-drink containers (50ml) to wide mouth containers for peanut butter, mayonnaise, and toys. Tooled appropriately, the machine is capable of processing PET, PLA, PC, and rPET in neck sizes up to 94mm. A special version of the machine fitted with conditioning blow capabilities to process PP for the manufacture of intravenous drip and other medical containers will also be available. “Brand owners and packaging companies are demanding sustainability improvements and carbon footprint reductions for products requiring medium to high production rates; this new model is perfect for those requirements,” said Jamie Pace, vice president and general manager of Nissei ASB Co. “Our new machine is based on the successful ASB-150DP model and time-proven double-row configuration from previous models which give processors the unique ability to make up to twice the number of bottles in the same machine footprint as before with almost the same energy depending on container size.” According to Nissei ASB Co. the new ASB-150DPW one-step machine reduces the energy cost per container by approximately 40% compared to the company’s single-row ASB-150DP machine. The low-volume hydraulic design features variable displacement hydraulic pumps. Since the machine’s design is based on the existing ASB-150DP, almost 70% of the components are the same on both machines. For users who already have ASB-150DP machines, it is possible to reduce maintenance costs by sharing spare parts. The ASB-150DP has received strong acceptance since its introduction in 2003 with approximately 50 units installed in North America alone. ASB is selling the new one-step machine globally and expects 12 orders in the current fiscal year ending September 2010. www.nissei.co.jp The Nissei ASB-150DPW single stage machine can produce containers from 50ml to 1.5l","@ID":39}

"REGIONAL MARKET REPORTS 14 PETplanet insider    Vol. 11    No. 09/10    www.petpla.net Beverage Industries – Facts and Figures In addition to the multi-national brands there are independent brands, integrated retailers and co-packers for retailers or private labels. Bottled water in France Bottled water in France includes still bottled, carbonated bottled, flavoured bottled water and functional bottled water. 7,200 million litres of water were bottled in 7.1 billion units in 2009, of which 86% were in PET. Sales volume declined from 9,000 million litres in 2003 to 7,200 million litres in 2009 (a decline of 20%). The major portion of the decline was in still water. A further decline of 2.2% per annum is forecast for the next few years. Company shares of the bottled water market by volume in 2008: Alma Roxane 22%  Danone Group 20.4%  Nestlé Waters France SA 20.1%  Others each achieved less than a 2.5% share  Brand shares of the bottled water market by volume in 2008: Cristaline Neptune 17%  Evian Danone 8.2%  Volvic Danone 6.5%  Contrex Nestlé 5.8%  Vittel Nestlé 4.7%  Others each held less than 4%, including such wellknown products as Perrier belonging to Nestlé and Badoit to Danone. Typical mineral water PET package 0.5l 11 and 17g (29/25 and 30/25)  1.0l 27g (30/25)  1.5l 23,3 to 33g (29/25 and 30/25)  2.0l 33 to 40g (29/25 and 30/25)  The decline of the French water market is the result of several factors. Recently the financial crisis was mentioned as being one important reason for the fall since 2008; poor summer weather was another. But there are also specifically French reasons, e.g. ecological concern as well as growing competition from tap water. According to Euromonitor International “Growing consideration for the environment and sustainable development, as well as rising confidence in the quality of tap water, resulted in decreasing consumption of industrial bottled water. Manufacturers were often attacked and discredited by aggressive communication campaigns by major water pressure groups. In response, manufacturers tried to demonstrate that their activities do respect the environment through growing usage of recycled material in their bottles, the preserved quality of the water source, transportation of goods by train as well as the beginning of shared transportation between companies to optimise truck loads.” Sources: Euromonitor International, PETplanet (information shared on tour visiting various companies) Non-alcoholic soft drinks such as water, CSDs and juices (including nectars, still drinks, isotonics and teas) are commodities of special relevance to the PET business. Total consumption of non-alcoholic beverages in France in 2009: 11.1 billion litres in 22.5 billion packaging units (bottles), of which 8.4 billion (37%) were in PET. Per capita consumption levels at 172 litre lie far behind Spain, Italy and Germany. Bottle sizes of non-alcoholic beverages in France Format breakdown: 8% in PET bottles smaller than 0.5 litres  25% in 0.5 litre PET bottles  67% in PET bottles larger than 0.5 litres  The market for non-alcoholic beverages in total has been decreasing over the years since 2003 and is expected to continue to decrease. Moderate growth of CSDs and juices will not be able to compensate for the decline in water, which is approximately twice the volume of CSDs and juices consumed per annum. Leading companies in terms of soft beverage volume produced in France are multi-national companies with multi-national brands: Alma Group (Roxane with Cristaline) approx. 13% share  Danone Group (Evian, Volvic Hepar,…)approx. 13% share  Nestlé SA (Vittel, Perrier Contrex, …) approx. 12% share  Coca Cola Entreprise approx. 11% share  The strength of these leading companies is demonstrated by the fact that Pepsi (with no filling plant in France) is in number 5 position and yet has a share of less than 2%. In terms of brands/volumes: Cristalline from Alma Roxane in the lead  followed by Coca-Cola  thereafter Evian and Volvic from Danone  Contrex and Vittel from Nestlé ","@ID":16}

"TRADE SHOW PREVIEW 48 PETplanet insider    Vol. 11    No. 09/10    www.petpla.net Electric HDPE cap production Engel will be exhibiting a number of industry-specific applications, technologies and developments covering a range of industries. An integrated automation booth will be on its main stand. The company will be showing its new, fully electric e-cap series, which have lower energy consumption and a cycle time of less than three seconds, the company says. They feature high quality injection units, increased ejector force and a reinforced clamping drive. An Engel e-cap 3940/420 T with a 96-cavity mould made by Schottli AG Mould Technology of Switzerland for the production of HDPE caps will be exhibited. Also on the stand will be an Engel e-motion 740H/440M/280 WP, which will demonstrate the production of a tube including a PP cap with a four-cavity mould. The tubes are produced in the first cycle with the cap injected in the second. The trade fair machine also features an in-mould labelling system. HALL 5 STAND B48 VISIT US AT K 2010! Dusseldorf Oct. 27–Nov. 3, 2010 For further information please contact: info@gabriel-chemie.com www.gabriel-chemie.com Innovation Don’t compromise on quality. PremiumMasterbatches for Superb Products. Fully electric SBM machine ChumPower Machinery Corporation  from taiwan manufacturese PET stretch blow moulding machines, which can produce bottles ranging from 20cc to 20l, with neck diameters from 14 to 200mm and at speeds up to 19,400bph. They are suitable for cold and hot filling and for food, personal care and detergents. ChumPower’s Phoenix series is now in its fourth generation and is being developed to fully-electric operation. The L-series is fully electric and uses servo motors for lower energy consumption and higher productivity. It also features continuous heating of preforms. The company will be demonstrating a fully-electric CPSB-LS6000-III, which is a six-cavity machine capable of producing up to 10,200bph. Engel Hall 15 Booth C58 & B42 Chumpower Hall 14 Booth 34","@ID":50}

"PREFORM PRODUCTION 24 PETplanet insider    Vol. 11    No. 09/10    www.petpla.net Fig. 1 and 2: Fan-like formation blockades Unblocking PET conveying One of the leading causes of stoppages on PET conveyor lines is nothing to do with faults in the system or failures in filling; it is to do with the nature of the PET material itself. A new sprayon anti-friction coating system, developed by Steidle GmbH, is claimed to overcome bottle blockages, promote smooth operation, increase operators’ flexibility and to save costs. The cause of fan-like blockage formations (figs 1-2) can be found in the affected PET bottles themselves. The ‘bluntness’ of their surface quality when they leave the stretch blowmoulding machines leads to friction at the contact area between the bottles. Because of this, the bottles cannot rotate freely around their longitudinal axes on the transport conveyor, which, in turn, causes a forced rotation (fig 3). The result is blockages in transport, especially in curves, ascents and at the end of downgrades. Certain bottle designs can make the situation worse (fig 4). Precoating preforms One solution to this has been known and used for a number of years. Precoating the surface of the PET preforms with an ultra-thin sliding film allows the bottles to rotate against Fig. 3: Friction-forced contrary direction of rotation Fig. 4: Blockages in PET container transport are often caused by forced rotation of the bottles. Certain bottle designs can make the situation worse. Favourable (left) and unfavourable (right)  bottle design. each other freely, thus minimising or even completely eliminating fan-like blockages of packaging and bottles during transportation and allowing smoother conveying. Hitherto, such coatings have been available as an option to be applied to preforms, during their manufacture. German company Steidle GmbH has been manufacturing such systems for years; it has developed a new system,  called Process Integrated Coating (PIC).","@ID":26}

"NEWS 8 PETplanet insider    Vol. 11    No. 09/10    www.petpla.net Amcor buys Ball Plastics Packaging Americas for US$280 million Amcor has reached agreement to purchase the assets of Ball Plastics Packaging Americas from Ball Corporation, subject to regulatory approval in the USA. Purchase price is US$280 million. The business has five plants in North America and annual sales of approximately US$600 million. Net synergy benefits are anticipated to be approximately US$35 million. The cash cost to achieve these synergies is expected to be approximately US$45 million with an additional noncash writedown of US$30 million. Amcor says that the acquisition will expand its Diversified Products business, which targets the health care/pharmaceutical, personal care, food and distilled spirits markets. It brings exposure to new growth opportunities including wine bottles, retort packaging for food, and high density polyethylene (HDPE) and polypropylene (PP) containers for various market segments. It will enable Amcor Rigid Plastics to offer a broader range of solutions to customers. The acquisition of Ball Plastics Packaging Americas brings with it expanded capabilities, including developments in multi-layer, retort, and barrier technologies as well as the assets and expertise to manufacture HDPE and PP extrusion blowmoulded containers. Following the acquisition of Ball Plastics Packaging Americas and Alcan Pharma Plastics Packaging, sales in the Diversified Products division are expected to increase to approximately US$425 million. www.amcor.com Two filters for better PET fibres Silons.r.o., Plana nad Luznici, Czech Republic, is the largest manufacturer of PET fibres and PE and PP compounds in Central Europe. For over a year it has been operating a new spinning line, equipped with rotary filtration systems from Gneuss Kunststofftechnik GmbH. The new line replaced two older spinning lines, which could not match contemporary standards of energy consumption and production efficiency. It exclusively uses PET bottle flake for the manufacture of fibres. The Gneuss rotary filtration systems remove contamination and produce fibres that are mainly used in the automotive industry. Silon says that the systems provide a highly consistent process, with minimal yarn breaks providing the maximum interval between spin pack filter changes. A melt booster pump is located between the two filters. The first, an SFXmagnus 130, is responsible for coarse filtration (500 μm) of the polymer melt as it comes from the twin-screw extruder. The second, main filter, an RSFgenius 175 with a fully automatic self-cleaning, is responsible for the actual, fine filtration. The combination of two filters is necessary as the twin screw extruder cannot develop sufficient back pressure to overcome the flow resistance of the required 40μm filtration on the main filter and delivery to the spin beam. The systems operate automatically with a rotary disc, providing a continuous exchange of contaminated filter area without influencing the production process. www.gneuss.de","@ID":10}

"TRADE SHOW PREVIEW 42 PETplanet insider    Vol. 11    No. 09/10    www.petpla.net K-Show 2010 ‘Visions in Polymers’ PETplanet Insider is pleased to present its preview of K 2010, the 18th International Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber, which will take place from October 27 – November 3, in Halls 1 – 17 at the Düsseldorf Fairgrounds. The K’ Show showcases the world’s leading suppliers of machinery, raw materials and auxiliaries as well as semi-finished products, technical parts and reinforced plastics. More than 3,000 exhibitors from all over the world had registered to take stands at K 2010 by the close of applications in May 2009. The number includes established global leaders and newcomers to the business. Suppliers from Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland and the USA as well as Asian manufacturers from China, Taiwan and India will be represented. They will be showing their machinery, technologies and services to an expected 200,000-plus visitors during the week. The last K Show, K 2007, attracted delegates from 56 countries – around 12,000 from the USA alone. As well as the EU, other major markets represented included South America, Australasia and a very strong contingent from Asia; over 20% of visitors were from the Far East. This year’s show will have a special presentation entitled ‘Visions in Polymers’, which will illustrate trends and developments already in the industry’s pipeline. Particular attention will be focused on energy efficiency and conserving resources. The special presentation is being organised by the German plastics industry, led by the PlasticsEurope Deutschland e.V. association and Messe Düsseldorf. Visitors to K 2010 will be able to see innovations and new developments in raw materials and auxiliaries; semifinished products, technical parts and reinforced plastics; and machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industry. In this show preview we feature a number of leading companies over the following pages, which will give you a flavour of what to expect from exhibitors who are active in the PET industry and will have stands at K 2010. Integrated solutions for PET bottling Sidel Group, one of the world’s leading companies in beverage packaging solutions, will be showing a number of innovations in design, materials, technical and economic performance, and recyclability. It will be demonstrating technologies for blow moulds that maintain package quality, as well as integrated technological innovations aimed at accelerating format changeovers, limiting maintenance and enhancing hygiene. Sidel will be holding demonstrations of lower-energy consumption blow moulding technologies; and will showcase ECO Services, a family of services designed to optimise the productivity of already installed packaging equipment and to help it reach full potential while reducing energy consumption. Sidel Hall 13 Booth B59","@ID":44}

"BOTTLING / FILLING 40 PETplanet insider    Vol. 11    No. 09/10    www.petpla.net The results of this global analysis are being integrated by PETplanet Insider (in close collaboration with the Technical University of Ilmenau) into a brand new database - PETplanet Zoom - which is now freely available to be viewed and/or downloaded. Based on 60 different criteria the wide variety in the PET container business will be highlighted and compared to provide useful factual details, concisely assembled in a clear and comprehensible format . Table 2: Comparison bottle weights and weight/volume ratio (branded drinks vs. private label) If, for example, the most widely used bottles with volumes of 0.5, 1.0 and 1.5l are compared with each other the comparison of branded drinks and private label drinks alone shows that for branded drinks heavier bottles are generally used for all volumes. The reasons are a more appealing feel in the hand and the inclusion of different design elements into the bottle shape. This applies to a less significant degree in the 1 litre market segment, where the smaller difference can be partly explained by a high proportion of juices and mixed drinks. In the 0.5l segment the weight disadvantage of branded product bottles, at an average of 10g/l, is twice that of, for example, the 1.5l segment with an average of 5g/l. The leaders in the lightweighting field are the private label bottles in the 1.5l segment, which, in direct comparison with branded drinks, exhibit a high potential for lightweighting and in  terms of weight technology are even better than the 1l bottles. The lighter weight of the private label bottles does however impact on the material properties, where the level of induced orientation (“LIO”) can be used as a benchmark. Table 3: Comparison of crystallinity The most noticeable difference is the almost universal lower LIO in bottles for branded drinks. The reason for this can be traced back to a lower degree of stretching from preform to bottle during the stretch blow moulding process. One point to note here, among others, is the correlation with the specific weight (grams/litre) in table 2 where the differences between the individual categories follow the findings from table 3. Table 4: “Orange peel” defect comparison Part of our research is also concerned with identifying defects in the bottles in order to be able to compare their quality against various criteria. As an example, the surface defect known as “orange peel” is illustrated. A surprising discovery was the fact that with branded drinks bottles, across all classes, there is a high level of orange peel, and whilst less attention may be paid to the poor quality in the base of the bottle the poor quality of visible areas around the bottle neck is quite noticeable. As a further important characteristic of a PET bottle the closure has also been included in our research. In addition to dimensions and weight the neck finish/thread type is also examined. Table 5: Average cap weight, including ring (grams). Level of carbonation: (n) = none, (m) = medium, h = high. Depending on the volume and level of carbonation an interesting picture emerges with regard to cap weight within the different classes. Whereas the cap weight falls with increasing levels of carbonation in 0.5l bottles a contrary trend can be seen with 1.5l bottles. The higher weights with non-carbonated drinks are, with private label 0.5l bottles, generally due to the use of special caps and with 1.5l branded product bottles due to a tendency to adopt","@ID":42}

"MATERIAL / RECYCLING 22 PETplanet insider    Vol. 11    No. 09/10    www.petpla.net More than just a shelter With no organised plastic recycling in place, PET bottles can pose a garbage problem in many countries. A quite unique approach to take up this challenge was developed by German national Andreas Froese, who developed and successfully introduced new house building construction techniques using standard post-consumer PET bottles instead of conventional bricks. To date, his company EcoTec Environmental Solutions has realised more than 50 houses, water tanks and other structures (including a green roof “ecohouse”, a copy of a Roman aqueduct and two igloos) in Honduras, Bolivia, Colombia and India. And the structures have successfully withstood natural forces such as hurricanes and earthquakes up to magnitude 7.3. Eco-Tec System: collecting, screening, filling and finishing Instead of conventional bricks, the building system uses standard PET bottles, which are filled with rubble, soil, plastic debris, or other materials from the construction site. In a first step manual screening separates the collected filling material into usable grades. Various sizes of screen are employed to separate the material into different diameters. The finest screened material is used to fill bottles or prepare the mortar mixture for construction. Up to one kilogram of recycled debris fills a 0.6 ml bottle, while a 2.5 litre bottle can hold up to four kilograms of debris material. The collected material is then forcefully compacted during bottle filling. If the work is done in the city, foundry sand is an ideal filling material. Material with a screening thickness of less than 2 inches (5cm) in diameter is placed in the spaces between the bottles to stabilise the walls, contributing to the reduced use of cement. Andreas Froese developed new house building construction techniques using standard post-consumer PET bottles","@ID":24}

"REGIONAL MARKET REPORTS 12 PETplanet insider    Vol. 11    No. 09/10    www.petpla.net Consumption of non-alcoholic packaged beverages (water, CSDS, juices) PET granulate for beverage packaging (PET for preforms) PET usage for preforms for beverage packaging France 333,000t (2009) = 5.2kg per capita  Spain 262,000t (2008) = 5.8kg per capita  Italy 350,000t (2008) = 6.0kg per capita  Germany 440,000t( 2008) = 5.4kg per capita  Packaging in PET 22.5 billion units of packaged beverage of which 8.4 billion PET bottles represent a PET share of 37%. Water is overwhelmingly packaged in PET (86%). CSDs, at  34% PET, represent an opportunity for added market share. In Germany CSDs are 91% bottled in PET. PET share (%) of packaged beverage for water, CSD and juices in France, Spain, Italy and Germany France 11.1 billion litres= 172l per capita (2009)  In 2004 - five yeras ago - consumption in France stood at 12 billion litres. Although the big bottled water producers are located in France the per capita consumption of non-alcoholic beverages is actually the lowest compared to Spain, Italy and Germany. Consumption of non-alcoholic beverages in France, Spain, Italy and Germany Spain 11.8 billion litres = 262 litres per capita  Italy 17.5 billion litres = 297 litres per capita  Germany 23.9 billion litres = 292 litres per capita  Of course the decline in the markets for beverages and PET processing is, in France as elsewhere, a result of the general global financial and economic crisis. The government in Paris is introducing reforms aimed at reversing the trend. However the planned cuts in social spending will almost certainly further dampen demand. No less worrying is the announcement by the government that they intend to increase the tax on all drinks packaging by 25%.","@ID":14}

"PETcontents 09/10 4 PETplanet insider    Vol. 11    No. 09/10    www.petpla.net INSIDE TRACK 3 Editorial 4 Contents 6 News 54 Products 56 Bottles 58 Bottles 60 Patents BUYER’S GUIDE 61 Get listed! BOTTLE MAKING 30 Unblocking PET bottle conveying 37 Single stage with doubled cavitation 38 PETplanet zoom - a new bottle analysis TRADESHOW PREVIEW 42 K’2010 Düsseldorf, Germany, October 27 - November 3, 2010 REGIONAL MARKET REPORT 10 France Part 2 MATERIAL / RECYCLING 22 More than just a shelter PREFORM PRODUCTION 24 Extending older machine shelf life 26 The rapid guide to perfect preforms 14 MARKET SURVEY 33 Suppliers of preform machinery / Suppliers of single stage machinery Page 38 Page 22 Page 24","@ID":6}

"NEWS 7 PETplanet insider    Vol. 11    No. 09/10    www.petpla.net Financial restructuring of La Seda de Barcelona group Following the conclusion of the financial restructuring of La Seda de Barcelona Group (LSB), its packaging division Artenius PET Packaging Europe (APPE) says it is on course to fulfil its strategic aim of becoming the premier plastic packaging company in Europe. New investors have now injected €300 million of capital into LSB, heralding a much needed return to financial stability. In addition to restructuring the Group’s debt, the new capital will provide significant investment to help develop the APPE business, now under the lead of Martin Hargreaves, recently appointed general manager of APPE Europe. In particular the Group will now be based on a new model, moving away from the previous strategy of vertically integrated resin and PET product businesses. Instead, focus will be placed on developing the plastic packaging product range, supported by material development with specialist resins and recycled PET and on developing new customers in new sectors of the packaging market www.laseda.es Mold-Masters opens new office in Mexico Global hot runner manufacturer MoldMasters has officially opened its first direct Mexican sales and service centre in Toluca, Mexico. The new location is intended to enhance the company’s support for its hot runner, temperature controller and iPET clients in the region and help its ongoing expansion. The sales and service centre is designed to facilitate local service, repair and support needs. It will encompass hot runner maintenance and repairs, as well as full support for Mold-Masters’ PET business, including maintenance and refurbishments. It will also provide local spare parts inventory for all Mold-Masters products in the largest PET market in Latin America. www.moldmasters.com New facility, more capabilities Preform Technologies, LLC is moving to a newly-built 40,000 sq. ft. facility at 11362 S. Airfield Road, Swanton, OH 43558, where it will add extrusion blow moulding capability and accommodate an increased demand for preforms. Part of Plastic Technologies, Inc., Preform Technologies is a niche manufacturing operation, providing injection, reheat stretch blow and extrusion blow moulding for challenging plastic container applications. It specialises in technically challenging, smaller volume polyethylene terephthalate (PET) preforms for food and personal care applications. The company presents itself as a development partner for innovative PET bottle developments, including demanding colours and shapes. It also has expertise in quick mould changes, custom resin blends and preform library. The new place is within seven miles of its former address. Expansion to more than five times the former size will enable production and warehousing to be housed under one roof. The facility is expected to be fully operational by August 31, 2010. www.plastictechnologies.com.","@ID":9}

"REGIONAL MARKET REPORTS 11 PETplanet insider    Vol. 11    No. 09/10    www.petpla.net We travelled around France for 3 weeks, criss-crossing a large and beautiful land in the heart of Europe. We spoke to a large number of players in the market - large (most of them) and small, visiting numerous towns such as Nantes in the West, Le Havre in the North, Lyons, Lake Geneva, and of course Paris, the logistics centre of the country. We asked the machinery manufacturers, the converters, the fillers, the recyclers the same question: Why is the market for packaged drinks in decline? And then we asked: What are the conflicts that develop in a declining market? What are the consequences for today’s players? What strategies are there to ensure survival? How does the future look? Their replies form the basis of the reports in this and the following 2 or 3 issues of PETplanet Insider. The replies were extremely varied, very different and often coloured not only by the present business climate but also by the individual temperament of the people to whom we spoke. The “Facts and Figures” represent a short summary of the macro figures relating to the French market in general, the economy (see column on this page), the beverage business and the PET business (see below). They are particularly interesting when we compare them with France’s big European neighbours - Spain, Italy and Germany, which PETplanet has already covered in previous Regional Market Reports. Macro-economic data Population in millions France is the second biggest country in the EU. France 64.3 (Jan. 2009) Spain 45.0 (PETplanet 09/07) Italy 59.0 (PETplanet 05/08) Germany 82.0 (PETplanet 10/09) GNP per capita in Euros France enjoys a high standard of living. France € 30,326 (2008) Spain € 24,020 (2008) Italy € 26,332 (2008) Germany € 30,342 (2008) Economic growth in % Economic growth figures show the well-documented downward slide that has resulted from the economic and financial crisis, and the forecast improvement in 2010. 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 France +2.2 +1.9 +0.4 -2,2 +1.2% Spain +3.9 +3.6 +0.9 -3,7 -0.8% Italy +1.9 +1.5 -1.0 -4,7 +0.7% Germany +3.0 +2.5 +1.3 -5,0 +1.2% 2009 and 2010 are both forecasts. Foreign trade in billions of Euros France has a negative balance of trade France Export € 465.3 (2008) Import € 409.6 (2008) Balance  minus € 55.7 (2008) Spain Balance: minus € 94.1 (2008) Italy Balance: minus € 11.5 (2008) Germany Balance: plus € 176.3 (2008) France part 2 Issue 10/2010","@ID":13}

"Vol.6 PETplanet print PREFORM PRODUCTION 28 PETplanet insider    Vol. 11    No. 09/10    www.petpla.net Making an even bigger splash in 2010 17 exciting categories Now open for entries FoodBevcom A world of food and drink For more information on sponsorship and entry, visit www.waterinnovationawards.com Ÿ Fb\\X s ;i\\Xdjk`d\\%Zfd Sponsors announced so far: 8. Check that the cooling time is sufficient for the preform being moulded. This has a significant impact on this defect. Cooling time typically ranges from about 1 to 3sec depending upon the preform wall thickness. Add time if necessary to increase solidification of the gate area. 9. Check to ensure hold (packing) pressure isn’t too low, especially near the beginning of hold time. Adjust higher if necessary to fully fill out the preform. 10. Check that the hold (packing) time isn’t too little for the preform being moulded. Increase as necessary to optimize part weight. 11. Check the valve gate close delay timer and decrease as low as possible to improve solidification of the gate nub. 12. Check hardware for worn, damaged or failed components, specifically the mould cavities, gate inserts, robot receptacles, and clogged gate insert and robot receptacle cooling channels. Spiral Binding Laminated Cover Sheet Tape and eyelet for easy hanging","@ID":30}

"imprint EDITORIAL PUBLISHER Alexander Büchler, Managing Director HEAD OFFICE heidelberg business media GmbH Landhausstr. 4 69115 Heidelberg, Germany phone:  +49(0)6221-65108-0 fax:  +49(0)6221-65108-28 info@hbmedia.net EDITORIAL Doris Fischer fischer@hbmedia.net Michael Maruschke Ruari McCallion Tony O´Neill Ilona Trotter Wolfgang von Schroeter Anthony Withers MEDIA CONSULTANTS Ute Andrä andrae@hbmedia.net Miriam Kiesler kiesler@hbmedia.net phone:  +49(0)6221-65108-0 fax:  +49(0)6221-65108-28 France, Italy, Spain, UK Elisabeth Maria Köpke phone: +49(0)6201-878925 fax: +49(0)6201-878926 koepke@hbmedia.net LAYOUT AND PREPRESS EXPRIM Kommunikationsdesign www.exprim.de READER SERVICES Kay Krüger reader@hbmedia.net PRINT WDW Druck GmbH Gustav-Throm-Straße 1 69181 Leimen-St.Ilgen Germany WWW www.petpla.net | india.petpla.net PETplanet insider ISSN 1438-9459 is published 10 times a year. This publication is sent to qualified subscribers (1-year subscription 149 EUR, 2-year subscription 289 EUR, Young professionals’ subscription 99 EUR. Magazines will be dispatched to you by airmail). Not to be reproduced in any form without permission from the publisher. Note: The fact that product names may not be identified as trade marks is not an indication that such names are not registered trademarks. 3 PETplanet insider    Vol. 11    No. 09/10    www.petpla.net In this issue we start our market report on France, covering the economy, beverage market data and the PET story of this country, which - with global converters, global fillers and global makers of PET machinery - has played a major role in the history of the PET container. The following three issues will continue the France report, where we will be covering our meetings with several of the big players in the French PET market. Cooperation in regional reporting As for many of the preceding regional market reports in PETplanet Insider, we also owe our thanks to the French for giving us their support. We owe thanks to all those who were instrumental in creating this report, who supported us, talked to us openly and have allowed us a close look into their businesses. It has been our experience that readiness for such open communication varies from one country to another as well as from one company to another. Clearly it depends on the individual manager in charge. If, for instance, a leading manufacturer (name withheld) went out of his way in Brazil to support our Focus on Brazil, but the same manufacturer had no time in France for our Focus on France, it seems to us that this is not company policy but an individual decision. Or, in another French instance, a prominent filler and brand owner (name again withheld) refused to let us visit his factory in case we discovered that he is co-packing for others. But in general our reception in France was outstanding, and almost perfect. Fair and factual reporting about PET and the beverage business can only be achieved together with the players in the market, with their willingness to cooperate and with their knowledge and experience. Only by the participation of the key players can justice be done, and of course will be done where possible. Fact checking Right from the start in 2006 the regional reports were more than a summary of collected facts and data. Since each regional market has its own flavour, its particular people and personalities, and its competitive atmosphere, we wanted to write about all this, about our very personal observations, impressions and reflections. But here we often step on sensitive ground, since our observations are not necessarily identical with the views that a company has of itself, or in concert with the aims of some marketing department.  As a matter of routine the reports are sent to the companies concerned for so-called “fact checking”. As the word implies facts should be checked, also quotations should be changed if the person interviewed wishes to complement his statement. But the writer’s observations should not be changed. These are personal views. We recall that over the years, in the majority of instances, our text was treated with full respect. In other instances it was returned almost totally re-written - the latter of course being unacceptable. In France writing about the beautiful landscape full of well-laid-out vineyards such as around St. Alban or Lake Geneva, was seen as quite acceptable. Descriptions of the very lean organisational structures of familyowned companies, the powerful presence of pioneering market leaders in Le Havre, and also Luxembourg, and all other complementary features of the PET protagonists, does not present a problem. The position becomes controversial however when it comes to quoting precise numbers, touching on the controversy of bottled water versus tap water, or flakes versus pellets for recycling, or the issue of carbon footprint and its influence on the environment, or the conflict of established brands and traditional businesses with private brands, or where the activities of co-packers or company strategies are critically reflected. Uncomfortable messages are part of regional reporting and should remain there. To all of our PET friends, who will surely invite us in future for the sake of market reporting: Kindly accept the concept of the Regional Market Reports. Please check facts and quotation, but please leave the text and interpretation to the writer. In this way we will be able to deliver a true, well-balanced and objective picture of the regional market - which is, after all, the reason why the series is successful and is read in 137 countries world wide. Many thanks, Yours, Wolfgang von Schroeter EDITORIAL dear readers,","@ID":5}

"PRODUCTS 55 PETplanet insider    Vol. 11    No. 09/10    www.petpla.net Valve cap with dosage control In October 2009, Homann acquired the license rights for the Livio brand for delicatessen commodity groups such as ketchup, mayonnaise and dressings. The company says that this development will lead to an expansion of the brand portfolio. A new container for its premium ketchup builds on the shape of the metal Livio Klassik vegetable oil container, which has high recognition on supermarket shelves. The design and function of the new cap was entrusted to Weener Plastik AG. Controllable dosage A valve solution was chosen for cap of the Homann premium ketchup that allows precise dosage. This is intended to eliminate typical sticky, soiled exit openings and their unattractive appearance. Weener’s plastic valves enable dosage characteristics to be precisely adjusted, from drop-by-drop to a defined stream. The geometry and the slot of the self-closing valve are responsible for regulation of the product release. The active hinge, located on the side, enables a free view of the opening and allows precise dosage by the end-user. The distinctive outer contour of the container required a precisely defined screw-on position for the cap. Weener says that the method chosen for this application ensures that the cap still seals reliably after the foil seal has been removed. Tight timing Weener utilized simultaneous engineering possibilities during the development of the product, leading to a significant reduction in development time. The initial inquiry was received from Homann in late summer and the first retail samples were required to be available by the beginning of October. Weener was able to meet met the tight schedule, with a container that allows clean, easy and quick product dosage, while meeting demands for functionality and quality. Weener Plastik AG’s core business consists of primary packaging such as closures, valve-closures, plastic bottles and jars, as well as dosing units and dosing systems. The Weener Plastic Packaging Group (WPPG) has production plants in 16 countries worldwide. www.wppg.com","@ID":57}

"MARKET SURVEY 34 Preform machinery MARKETsurvey 09/10 Single stage machinery Company name SIPA SPA Postal address Telephone number Web site address Contact name Function Direct telephone number Fax E-Mail Via Caduti Del Lavoro 3 31029 Vittorio Veneto, Italy 00390438911511 www.sipa.It Machinery Division Director 00390438911511 00390438911694 sipa@zoppas.com Single stage ISBM machines Machine  model / number ECS HS 6  (6 models) ECS FX 20  (6 models) Bottle volume (from/to in litres) From 0.25 to 10 liters From 0.25 to 3.8 liters Number of preform cavities Up to 20 Up to 80 Number of stretch blow mould cavities Up to 10 Up to 40 Max. preform/bottle weight in grams for the stated number of cavities 75.00g for the 20 injection cavities 46.50g for the 80 injection cavities Hourly output based on 0.5l container 7,200 36,000 1l container 5,800 27,100 1l wide neck container 4,300 15,700 2l wide neck container 3,800 13,800 Other (e.g. containers for personal care products...) Machine footprint / space requirement (LxWxH in metres) varies varies Special features Lightweight containers ;big size containers(up to 30l), asymmetrical containers, off-centred neck, hot fill containers, pasteurizable containers , aseptic containers for cold filling, ultra clean PET containers Lightweight containers, asymmetrical containers, off-centred neck- hot fill containers, pasteurizable containers, aseptic pet containers for cold filling, ultra clean PET containers Company name Sipa SPA SMF Maschinenfabrik GmbH Postal address Telephone number Web site address Contact name Function Direct telephone number Fax E-Mail Via Caduti Del Lavoro 3 31029 Vittorio Veneto, Italy 00390438911511 www.sipa.It Machinery Division Director 00390438911511 00390438911694 sipa@zoppas.com Redcarstrasse 40, 53842 Troisdorf – Spich, Germany +49 2241 944 886-0 www.smfgmbh.com Przemyslaw Wojtowicz Sales Manager +49 2241 944 886-0 +49 2241 944 886-99 p.wojtowicz@smfgmbh.com Preform injection moulding systems Machine model number / name PPS300 PPS72 PPS96 GTI 16 GTI 32 GTI 48 Number of cavities (units) 12 - 48 32 - 72 72 -  96 16 32 48 Maximum individual preform weight 78 - 450g 80 - 180g 60 - 80g 320g 320g 320g Energy consumption (kwh per kg of PET) 0,3 0,3 0.3 Lock to lock time 3-3.5 2,95 2.95 Average 35s (depends on preform thickness) Output based on preforms (range of preform weight and neck ring size) for: 0.5 l, water (units per hour) 5,750 - 23,040 15,360 - 34, 560 34,560 - 46,080 18g – 3,400 18g – 6,400 18g – 9,600 0.5 l, CSD (units per hour) 4,800 - 19,200 12,800 - 28,800 28,800 - 38,400 26g – 2,400 26g – 4,600 26g – 6,900 1.5l, water (units per hour) 4,114 - 16,457 10,970 - 24,682.5 24,682.5 - 32,910 24g – 2,500 24g – 4,800 24g – 7,200 1.5l, CSD (units per hour) 3,456 - 13,824 9,210 - 20,722.5 20,722.5 - 27,630 35g – 2,200 35g – 4,200 35g – 6,400 5l, water (units per hour) 1,694 - 6,776 4,535 - 10,203.75 10203,75 38g – 2,200 38g – 4,200 38g – 6,400 Other 45g – 1,400 47g – 1,900 51g – 1,700 45g – 2,700 47g – 3,700 51g – 3,300 45g – 4,000 47g – 5,500 51g – 4,900 Footprint L x W x H (m) including post-cooling station but not including material supply equipment 11.7x5.6x2.6 (cabin included) 13.3x4.6x2.2m (cabin included) 13.3x4.6x2.2m (cabin included) 7.5 x 1.72 x 2.05 Special features (short description/keywords) Fast mould changeover(16, 24, 32, 48 cav), hot fill, , 3 to 6 cooling cycle, and auxiliaries management via HMI touch-screen, injection phase completion also in case of power failure, Special version PPS300/12L for 5 gallons Hot fill, fast mould changeover(32, 48, 56, 72 cav.),reduced maintenance, 4 to 6 cooling cycle, and auxiliaries management via HMI touch-screen, injection phase completion also in case of power failure. Hot Fill, Fast mould changeover (72, 96 cav.),reduced maintenance, 4 cooling cycle, and auxiliaries management via HMI touch-screen, injection phase completion also in case of power failure. lLowAA levels, easy mould change,","@ID":36}

"BOTTLE MAKING 30 PETplanet insider    Vol. 11    No. 09/10    www.petpla.net Extending older Determining the appropriate strategy for maintaining existing equipment can be a challenge for manufacturers, yet it is vital to remaining competitive. Having an equipment modernisation strategy, including the implementation of appropriate refurbishment and upgrades, as well as replacement of older existing equipment, is key to maximising profitability. Husky offers a proactive program. The goal for manufacturers is to produce parts at minimum cost while maintaining part quality, functionality and reliability. The right plan of action varies for each specific manufacturer and operation. Various total solutions suppliers, who are familiar with the latest technologies, can help to determine the optimum strategy. Some leading companies in the industry offer structured, proactive programs to help customers get the most value out of their assets. The Encore program, from Husky Injection Molding Systems, is one example. Encore is designed to help injection moulders maximize the life of existing Husky systems. The program consists of structured new technology upgrade solutions that address spare parts obsolescence and increase existing system performance. beverage packaging industry, it is interested in maximizing the life cycle of its existing injection moulding equipment. The manufacturer has several Husky PET preform systems running in their facility, ranging from one to almost 20 years old. For nearly a decade, Husky’s Services team has regularly provided the company with machine maintenance, performing yearly inspection audits and building a system maintenance data base. As their systems aged, San Pellegrino Acqua Vera wanted to take a more proactive approach to maintain optimal operational effectiveness. About two years ago it began experiencing problems with obsolete parts. The Husky Services team began by assessing one of the oldest systems in San Pellegrino Acqua Vera’s facility, a 17-year old Husky PET preform system. The recommendation was the implementation of the Encore Performance Series program, which included an audit, refurbishment, and fine-tuning to ensure the system was running to optimal capacity. Husky also optimized the system’s mould in terms of throughput and also tested three preform moulds for different applications, in order to ensure optimized cycle times for each. System before (left) and after (right) complete new electrical cabinet with Polaris controls and HMI. (Also included but not shown are latest technology hydraulic and robot motion components.) The Encore program may include both tooling and machine upgrades. It is broken down into two distinct series: the Maintenance Series and the Performance Series. The former is ideal for manufacturers who are satisfied with existing equipment productivity but want to address potential downtime and machine reliability issues arising from parts obsolescence. The latter includes all Maintenance Series features and, in addition, is designed to significantly increase productivity and equipment energy efficiency, to as-new or betterthan-new levels. San Pellegrino Acqua Vera Part of the Nestlé Waters Group, San Pellegrino Acqua Vera is one of Italy’s leading bottled water companies. Like many manufacturers in the","@ID":32}

"PETpatents www.verpackungspatente.de 60 PETplanet insider    Vol. 11    No. 09/10    www.petpla.net Strengthened grip area International patent No. WO 2010 / 030473 A1 Applicant: Graham Packaging Comp., York (US) Date of application: 19.9.2009 A plastic bottle with a strengthened and specially shaped grip area to avoid the bottle squashing and collapsing when firmly gripped. Non-removable cap International patent No. WO 2008 / 150831 A1 Applicant: Graham Packaging Comp., York (US) Date of application: 29.5.2008 A closure is fitted to a container such that once it has been screwed on it can no longer be unscrewed without causing irreversible changes to the fixture. The cap, which also has a hinged lid, is designed as a dispensing cap for use on a container that stands in the inverted position. Beverage pouring spout European patent granted No. EP 1966059 B1 Applicant: Bapco Closures Research Ltd., Woking (GB) Date of application: 19.12.2006 A reduced weight, resealable hinged closure designed to be screwed on a bottle is described in this application. The tamper evident closure is designed for use as a one-handed sports cap. Multi-pack International patent No. WO 2010 / 040153 A1 Applicant: Johannes Whitehead, Polokwane (ZA) Date of application: 13.3.2009 A number (here 8) of single, specially shaped containers are fitted together to form a multipack. The devices that hold the individual packs together are additional screw closures which are screwed onto the appropriate part of each container. The final result is roughly spherical in shape. Plastic bottle International patent No. WO 2010 / 046561 A1 Applicant: Sidel Participations S.A.S, Octeville-Sur-Mer (FR) Date of application: 20.10.2009 On the plastic bottle described in this international application there are, on the thread form, markings and locking positions so that when a cap (with a pouring spout or similar feature) always locks in one particular position. The container has suitably located grip recesses, which in conjunction with the precisely positioned closure makes gripping and pouring a simple and convenient process. Preform Public disclosure No. DE 102007029810 A1 Applicant: Fresenius Kabi Deutschland GmbH, Bad Homburg (D) Date of application: 27.6.2007 A preform and the process for manufacturing a container for medical liquids. The preform is equipped with a hanger device whose ends are not yet fixed together, which simplifies its production.","@ID":62}

"PREFORM PRODUCTION 25 PETplanet insider    Vol. 11    No. 09/10    www.petpla.net The PIC spray system The PIC media itself complies with US FDA (section 21CFR175.300) regulations. It is applied by Lubrimat PIC-L60, a spray system that was developed especially for this application. Exact-metering piston pumps push PIC fluid to the nozzle tip, where it is sprayed onto the preforms. The standard version of the system, for preforms up to approximately 150mm height, has four nozzles. A six-nozzle version is available for larger preforms or very complex bottle designs. The PIC’s quick coupling connection and plain interior design make it easy to clean (fig.7). Steidle says that its PIC systems are already in use with a number of large companies across the world, in bottled water, beer, soft drinks, juices and juice-mix drinks bottling plants. Applications include several aseptic systems, as the anti-friction film does not have any negative effects on wetting agents or aseptic characteristics. www.steidle-pic.com www.pet-coating.com Integrated precoating Instead of coating the preforms during manufacture, PIC coats them at the bottling plant, before the preform goes into the stretch blow-moulding machine. Steidle says that this gives operators of filling systems the opportunity to apply the anti-friction coating more flexibly, more precisely, more effectively and in a more cost-effective manner. The Steidle PIC spray system is mounted at the entrance of the blow moulding machine (figs 5and 6) and integrated into the machine control. This allows the coating to be applied automatically onto the preform, and as required. The spray can be dispensed in extremely low quantities (a few ml per hour) so that no moisture remains on the bottles, which could eventually impair labelling. Some of Steidle’s customers have reported that PIC also improves handling of PET at other parts of the filling line, such as the packing station separator and during shrink-sleeve labelling. Fig. 6: ...and nozzle mounting. Fig. 7: The PIC Process Integrated Coating device Fig. 5: Variation of spray system...","@ID":27}

"BOTTLING / FILLING 41 PETplanet insider    Vol. 11    No. 09/10    www.petpla.net higher neck diameters for premium mineral waters. The 1.5l private label drinks sector can be taken as an example and exhibits, in keeping with the level of carbonation, the potential for optimisation. It should also be noted, however, that with branded product bottles there are other factors to take into account. For better handling and opening/closing the caps usually have a greater height and on 1.5l private label bottles a cap height of about 11mm is the general rule. In addition to the appearance of the bottle, load tests were also carried out. Table 6: Topload resistance Topload resistance tests were carried out on empty bottles. The belief that bottles not used for carbonated drinks should have a better inherent stability to compensate for the lower internal pressure was not confirmed. On the contrary, the stability of bottles for highly carbonated drinks increases to an over-proportional degree with heavier bottles. On the other hand, in the 1.5l branded product segment the stability of bottles for non-carbonated drinks lies at about the same level as for medium carbonated drinks, this anomaly is based on the high standards for premium mineral waters. The study is continuously being extended to cover other countries and we are also planning, after having examined discounter brands, to look, in a further study, at supermarket brands. With regard to other questions and analyses which may arise from the database PETplanet and the plastics technology department at the Technical University of Ilmenau are happy to be of service. Contacts via: zoom.petpla.net","@ID":43}

"REGIONAL MARKET REPORTS 16 PETplanet insider    Vol. 11    No. 09/10    www.petpla.net Fruit/vegetable juice in France The category of fruit and vegetable juice iincludes100% juice, nectars, juice drinks, fruit flavoured drinks.Juices were bottled in 3.1 billion units in 2009, of which 26% were in PET. Sales volume of all juice types has been stagnant from 2003 to 2008 at an annual level of about 1,850 million litres. In 2009 the sales volume rose to 1,890 and is expected to continue rising by an annual 0.4% in the coming years. There is a trend from carton to PET. Company shares of fruit/vegetable juices in volume in 2008 Orangina Schweppes 12.5%  Eckes Granini 9.9%  PepsiCo France 9.9%  Andros SAS 3.6%  Coca-Cola Entreprises 1.5%  And others below 1.5%.  Brand shares of fruit/vegetable juices by volume in 2008 Tropicana PepsiCo France 9.9%  Joker Eckes Granini 7.4%  Oasis Orangina Schweppes 7.2%  Pampryl Orangina Schweppes 5.0%  Andros Andros SAS 3.6%  And others below 2%.  Market drivers were the 100% fruit juices and the juice drinks, whereas nectar volumes declined over the years. Fruit juices are increasingly marketed for their health benefits and most products are fortified with fibre, vitamins and antioxidants. Thus moderate growth is forecast. Machine suppliers have supported the trend toward PET with new hot fill lines ultra-clean and aseptic filling of their products (including Combi lines). Miscellaneous beverages in France Milk and dairy drinks 2,800 billion litres are filled by companies such as Cedilac SA (17.9 %), Lactalis (14.4%), Nestlé (3.3 %) and other dairies - predominantly in carton. A large volume, but a comparatively small number of milk bottles is packaged in 2-layer PET bottles (overmoulding by PDG) and interest is slowly rising for producers/converters of PET bottles. Functional drinks Sports drinks (2.5 million litres) and energy drinks (24.9 million litres) from companies such as Red Bull (34.8%), Karlsbräu (14.5%), and Coca-Cola (11.2%). Markets are growing annually by more than 100%, with Red Bull performing very successfully. Interest by PET bottle producers is rising moderately. Edible oil Reliable business for PET converters producing PET bottles mainly by the single stage process. Detergents and cosmetics This business is growing, especially at Colgate, L’Oreal and Procter& Gamble, but volume (today 85% HDPE, 15% in PET with a trend towards PET) is still comparatively small. Sectors where PET has no real penetration Beer Out of 3,500 million total packaging units for beer 2,600 million are in glass and only 3 million in PET. Wine Out of 2,400 million total packaging units for wine 2,000 million are in glass and only 12 million in PET.","@ID":18}

"PETnews 6 PETplanet insider    Vol. 11    No. 09/10    www.petpla.net Krones achieves turnaround Krones, the beverage filling and packaging technology company, has seen order bookings rise by 26.4% to reach €1,104.9 million. In Q2 of 2010, orders were up over the equivalent period for 2009 by 20.8%. Sales for the first six months of the year were up 16.4%, to €1,076.2 million. Growth in Q2 accelerated further, with a sales rise of 22.8% over the Q2 2009. The order book totalled €917.2 million at the end of June 2010, €130.2million ahead of 2009. The company expects the months ahead to assure good capacity utilisation. Profitability is up as well. From January to June 2010, Krones reported earnings before taxes (EBT) of €32.0million, compared with a loss of €15.8 million. April to June showed EBT of €18.8million. Earnings after taxes during the year’s first two quarters increased from 2009’s €16.0 million loss to €22.1 million profit. Earnings per share were €0.73. Krones’ financial and capital structure shows an equity ratio of almost 39%, with net liquidity of €67.9 million. The company says this is a sound foundation for further growth. The company expects sales for the 2010 business year as a whole to grow by 10-15%, reaching €2.10 to €2.15 billion. The Executive Board is confident of completing 2010 in the upper portion of its prediction range and that the year will see respectable profitability, with earnings for the second half expected to exceed those for the first six months. Assuming no change in the overall situation, Krones expects the upturn to continue into the 2011 business year. www.krones.com Historic sales record of La Seda Spanish PET supplier and packaging manufacturer La Seda de Barcelona registered a sales volume of 45.000t of PET resin in the month of June, which represents a 30.8% increase over the same period of 2009. It is the highest turnover the company has achieved in the last 16 months and the highest year-on-year rate of growth seen thus far in 2010. Second quarter sales of PET increased by 14,4%, compared with the previous year. The company says that this growth level, which exceeded commercial expectations, is due to the progressive normalisation of production activity, which enables it to achieve effective operational efficiency levels in all the plants of the Group. After activities were restarted at the El Prat plant in April, La Seda achieved full production capacity of 14,000t; in addition, 12,000t were produced at San Giorgio (Italy); 10,500 in Turkey, 7,500 in Volos (Greece) and 4,000 in Portalegre (Portugal). Production efficiency achieved in 2009 has allowed the company to start the path of market recovery against import levels that reached a record volume of almost 800.000t in 2009. www.laseda.es W. Amsler Equipment wins CPIA’s plastics innovator award The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) has named W. Amsler Equipment Inc., Richmond Hill, Ont., as the recipient of its Plastics Innovator Award, which honours companies who have contributed to the expansion of the Canadian plastics industry through the advancement of technology. The award will be presented at CPIA’s annual general meeting and the 2010 Plastics Industry Awards event on June 3 at the Toronto Congress Centre. In the award citation, CPIA listed several technologies launched by W. Amsler during 2009. These included a fully automatic loading system for wide mouth preforms up to 89mm; a new machine series that allows for adjustable cavitations on PET blow machines; and a modular semi-automatic palletiser. The company was among the first to develop all-electric machines and now manufactures reheat stretch-blow moulding machines and auxiliary equipment for manufacturers of plastic containers for the personal care, beverage, pharmaceutical, and household cleaning products markets. www.amslerequipment.net New low-melt, sealing-grade polyester polymer Invista, one of the world’s largest integrated producers of polymers and fibre, has added Polyclear Seal PET 7001/7003 for low-melt applications to its sealing-grade PET polymers portfolio. The company says that Polyclear Seal PET 7001 and 7003 address a market need for a low-melt, sealing grade PET polymer. The primary difference between them is that Seal PET 7001 is produced with an alternative catalyst. The compounds are the latest products to have been developed and optimised on Invista’s continuous polyester polycondensation pilot line in Gersthofen, Germany. Other compounds created there include PolyShield resin. Invista has opened this particular asset to external parties interested in material and process development or small-scale production campaigns of polyester for fibre, film, containers and engineering resins applications. The company says that it is suitable for developing and testing DMT- or PTA-based polyester attributes, including new raw materials and additives; new process technologies, process modifications and improvements; and support for commercial scale production trials. It is capable of producing a wide range of condensation polymers ranging from standard PET to PBT, PETG and PEN and other specialties. The Invista Quality and Research team will work with organisations using the facility, from trial planning through scientific trial documentation. The continuous pilot line has a nameplate capacity of 40kg/h with a throughput ranging from 20kg/h to 56kg/h. Dosing points for  additives covering all stages of the process are positioned throughout the line. www.invista.com","@ID":8}

"PREFORM PRODUCTION 29 PETplanet insider    Vol. 11    No. 09/10    www.petpla.net Table of Contents i................................................... About the Authors ii........................................................... Introduction Chapter 1........................................................ AA Level High 2................................................... Accordion Preform 3..................................................Air hooks / Streaks 4.......................................................... Black Specks 5................................................................. Bubbles 6............................................................ Burn Marks 7........................................Colour Streaking / Peeling 8............................................................ Crystallinity 9........................................................... Drool Marks 10.....................................................................Flash 11....................................................Gate Depressions 12.......................................................... Gate Peeling 13............................................ Gate Voids / Pin Holes 14....................................................Internal Gate Sink 15.......................................................... Internal Sinks 16...................................................................IV Loss 17...................................................... Long Gate Nub 18......................................................... Milky Preform 19.......................................................Moisture Marks 20.......................................... Neck Finish out of Round 21..................................................Parting Line Crease 22........................................... Parting Line Deformation 23....................................................Preform Yellowing 24.............................................................Short Shots 25.....................................................................Sinks 26....................................................................Splay 27......................................................Stretched Necks 28................................................................Stringing 29....................................................Surface Blemishes 30....................................................Thread Flow Lines 31................................... TSS (Top Sealing Surface) Sink 32................................................................. Unmelts 33........................................... Wall Thickness Variation 34............................................................Wavy Body 35.............................................................Weld Lines prices in EUR + VAT. 1- 3  exemplar each 129,- € 4 - 10  exemplar each 99,- €  10  exemplar each 69,- € fax: +49 (0) 6221-65108-28 info@hbmedia.net  www.petpla.net Order your copy now! connecting comPETence® www.petnology.com Plastics · Engineering · Technology Media Partners: Supporting Organisations: TM PETnology Europe 2010 XIII.  Strategy and Technology Conference for the PET Packaging Industry November 8-9, 2010, Nuremberg prior to Brau Beviale Conference Organiser PETnology/tecPET GmbH P.O. Box 120 429 D-93026 Regensburg, Germany Phone:  +49 941 870 23 74 Fax: +49 941 870 23 73 conference2010@petnology.com","@ID":31}

"TRADE SHOW PREVIEW 49 PETplanet insider    Vol. 11    No. 09/10    www.petpla.net Stretch blow moulding and barrier technology Along with KHS Corpoplast and KHS Plasmax KHS, KHS will be exhibiting its ‘Bottles & Shapes’ program, the new InnoPET Blomax Series IV generation of stretch blow moulders, and InnoPET Plasmax barrier coating. The application of KHS’ Bottles & Shapes program to sustainability and cost will be demonstrated by lightweight, extremely robust and rigid PET bottles. KHS Corpoplast recently introduced a 0.5l PET bottle weighing just 6.4g. KHS says that its InnoPET Blomax Series IV offers higher production speeds, shorter preform heating time, longer service life and reduced changeover time. InnoPET Plasmax coats the inside of PET bottles with an ultra thin layer of silicon oxide (SiO x ), a thin film of glass that gives PET containers the barrier characteristics normally found only in heavy glass bottles. It means that sensitive beverages, such as beer, juice, wine, and ketchup can be packaged in lightweight PET bottles. EREMA Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen Ges.m.b.H. Unterfeldstraße 3 . A-4052 Ansfelden . Austria . erema@erema.at We know how. PET Extrusion System VACUREMA® Prime to produce BTB pellets that are EFSA, FDA and brand owner approved www.erema.at CIC compact inline crystallisation system • lower AA (1 ppm possible) • higher crystallinity • less equipment Batch process guarantees defined decontamination time for each PET flake Continuous software control for • food contact, IV and other parameters Efficient decontamination and IV increase . low energy consumption, 0.30 to 0.33 kWh/kg Output capacity from 500 to 2,600 kg/h Hall 9 - Stand C05 27. Oct. - 3. Nov. 2010 WELCOME KHS Hall 13 Booth A75","@ID":51}

"BOTTLES 59 PETplanet insider    Vol. 11    No. 03/10    www.petpla.net Brillant effects 500ml packs of hair care preparations are sold by the French cosmetics manufacturer Laboratoires Vendômes of Quetigny in a crystal clear, round PET bottle. A “no label” look label on the front of the pack printed with the brand name “Le Petit Marseillais”, and a plastic label on the back, coloured on the inner face, produces eyecatching light effects at the point of sale, depending on the angle at which the light strikes the bottle. www.lepetitmarseillais.com Liquid soap with raspberry The German company Ream of Liehmenau sells 300ml packs of “Colutti Kids” brand liquid soap in a squat PET bottle with dispenser pump. The product is an extra mild formulation and the manufacturer promises an original fragrance experience for kids. The clear bottle, the raspberry coloured washing gel and the suitable, brightly coloured front label help the pack to stand out at the point of sale. www.ream.biz Clear box for laundry gel capsules Twenty capsules of laundry gel made form a water-soluble film and each containing 35g are being sold by Henkel in France in a round, clear and functional PET tub with a snap-on hinged lid. The lid is easy to open and re-close and is protected by a tamper-evident band. Round front and back labels declare the “Super Croix” brand and contain the required commercial data. The labels and cap colour are matched to the blue colour of the gel contents. www.secretsdailleurs.com","@ID":61}

"PREFORM PRODUCTION 27 PETplanet insider    Vol. 11    No. 09/10    www.petpla.net : #326-1, Taejeon-dong, Gwangju-si, Gyeonggi-do, 464-805, R. O. Korea. Tel: +82 31 763 5621  Fax: +82 31 763 5623 E-mail: pnstech@pnstech.co.kr  URL: www.pnstech.co.kr Rotary type Leakage Detection Machine for Plastic Container Model:PS-21RPL Feature of PS-21RPL Stable detection with easy product control as rotary type ƒ inspector. Ideal production speed of more than 100BPM. ƒ Operation available up to 600BPM (based on 500ml bottles). ƒ Easy height adjustment of changing parts for various bottle sizes. ƒ Much smoother and easy adjustment by adapting both cam and ƒ spring method for air tight between pusher and bottle. Torque system in consideration of safety of bottle stuck. ƒ Easy operation control by adapting touch screen. ƒ Pressure sensors certi¿cated from conformity of European (CE). ƒ Air tank and regulator for stable air supply. ƒ Additional adaption of machine vision system and additional ƒ inspection function with less investment cost. No unnecessary trouble as simple designed. ƒ Guarantee over than 98% of 0.5mm Pin hole size. ƒ Rare burden of additional cost for maintenance. ƒ Generally adaptable for PET, PE, PP bottles. ƒ Plastic Bottle Leakage Detection Machine Leakage Detection Optional Inspection Air Injection (6.5~12kgf) Pressure Sensor Light Light Camera Camera Neck Finish Basement Speci¿cation of PS-21RPL Capacity: Max. 600BPM (based on 500ml bottle) ƒ Weight: 1,500Kg ƒ Dimension: 1,200mm(W)x1,400mm(L)x2,100mm(H) (based on 300BPM) ƒ Air Pressure: 4 bar(machine demanding), 0.02 bar(bottle demanding)(based on 300BPM) ƒ Electricity: 2Kw, ƒ Power supply: 220V, 3phase, 60Hz (AVR supply under on-site circumstances) ƒ Air tight of head pusher : min. 6.5kgf ƒ Additional option: Contamination and deformation from neck ¿nish, basement, and sidewall (adapting vision system) ƒ","@ID":29}

"TRADE SHOW PREVIEW 46 PETplanet insider    Vol. 11    No. 09/10    www.petpla.net Quality management systems Agr will be exhibiting a range of its quality management and testing products.The Process Pilot closed-loop control system is real-time process management program that continuously monitors bottle material distribution data provided by Agr’s PETWall Profiler measurement system. It automatically adjusts blow moulder settings to maintain bottle distribution and blowmoulder operation. PETWall Profiler provides real-time, cavity-correlated data on thickness distribution and blowmoulder performance plus random defect detection over the entire body of the container. Agr’s new OptiCheck multi-camera inspection system offers comprehensive sidewall, label and seal surface defect detection as well as laboratory-precision finish gauging on-line. Also on the stand will be the PPT3000 Packaging Pressure Tester; Gawis OD automated laboratory test system and demonstrations of Agr’s Combi Tester, which performs both volume and top load testing. More cavities, lower clamping force Netstal-Maschinen AG will be showing a new version of its PET-Line 2000 platform, operating with 60 cavities at 2,000kN clamping force. Previously, 60-cavity machines required 3,500kN clamping; the new product will demonstrate the production of 15g, 0.5l preforms at a cycle time of nine seconds – 24,000/h.  Netstal says that this development offers shorter cycle times without higher energy consumption or increased machine footprint. Material feeding of the display system is with Motan appliances; the chiller unit is supplied by Swiss company efCooling. Agr International, Inc Hall 11 Booth B40 Netstal Hall 15 Booth D24","@ID":48}

"TRADE SHOW PREVIEW 51 PETplanet insider    Vol. 11    No. 09/10    www.petpla.net New oven system for lower energy consumption Krones will use K 2010 to debut FlexWave, its new oven concept for the Contiform stretch blow-moulding machine. Krones says that its new product offers lower energy consumption, compared with current infra-red technologies. It also claims that it achieves high levels of process flexibility regardless of preform colour, PET material or proportion of recyclate. The company’s second major presentation will be its ProShape process. Based on existing heating and stretch blow-moulding technology in the Contiform series, a new module undertakes preform alignment and responsive temperature control for oval and asymmetric plastic containers. Krones says that station outputs of unusual designs and lightweighted oval containers can reach 2,000 units/h. Next-generation dryers, dosers, feeding and handling Italian company Piovan will be showcasing products covering applications from the auto industry to PET containers. The Genesys dehumidifier system will be exhibited in its PET processing configuration. Its new, automatic, trolleymounted Modula system, with a DP622 dryer and a variety of hoppers, is geared towards injection and blow-moulding. Lybra gravimetric and volumetric dosers are designed to dose masterbatch, additives and recycled materials. Systems on display will also include weight-loss solutions used in extrusion processes. Varyo vacuum units for compressed air powered granule conveying regulate loading cycle stages automatically, with the intention of eliminating polymer mechanical stress and reducing electricity consumption. Also on the stand will be bio-resin processing equipment produced by American company Universal Dynamics, as well as mould conditioning and refrigeration systems. Krones Hall 13 Booth A73 Piovan Hall 9 Booth C59 Strong fresh air for PET-bottle industry Gainnew heights in savings and energy-efficiency with the new oil-free ZD compressor Time to gain new heights.  The highly energy efficient ZD compressor, with superior screw and booster  technology, offers Class Zeroquality air and is extremely silent with no vibrations. Theair-cooledZD provides you anexceptional reliability, no water consumption, while driving down investment and installation cost. It all adds up to sustainable productivity for today’s challenging low carbon economy. This new ZD is The answer for all your high pressure 40 bar applications. For more information, visit www.atlascopco.com/petcompressors","@ID":53}]}}