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"BOTTLES 41 PETplanet insider    Vol. 14    No. 11/13    petpla.net Black as night PET bottles for the German afri cola brand name are being given an individual restyle focussing on purity and clarity. The bottle design is the result of an intensive development project which involved consumers being asked to complete a questionnaire devised by an independent market research institute. The new bottles feature an embossed logo on the neck of the bottle. The waist has been narrowed to improve handling and the outcome is a good, firm grip. The quality foil label already familiar to us on the body of the bottle puts the finishing touch to the overall appearance. Focus groups Facebook “friends” of the brand were invited to evaluate the bottle. The selection included four newly developed bottles as well as the current bottle as a reference. In the categories Overall Impression, Packaging, Label, Bottle Shape, Brand Affinity and Individuality, the new PET bottle achieved very positive results, according to the manufacturer, compared to the other bottles on test. The environmentally friendly materials used in the foil label are readily recyclable. In addition, the amount of glue used has been reduced by about 90% by comparison to the paper label. Due to improved stability and resistance to tearing, it has been possible to prevent the label accidentally becoming detached, for example due to humidity or temperature fluctuations. afri cola is available in 0.5l and 1.0l PETcycle as well as 1.0l PET non-returnable packs in retail grocery outlets and through the specialist drinks trade. afri sugar free is available in a 1l PETcycle pack. Since 1999, this cola has been an international licensed trade mark owned by Mineralbrunnen Überkingen-Teinach AG. www.afri.de Stronger pot Polish company RPC Bebo Polska has added two new designs to its range of standard containers for food and non-food applications. The new 115mm pots and their matching lids offer either sweeping curved lines or a series of squares and triangles. The company says that the designs are distinctive and can help on-shelf differentiation and brand identity. As the pots have the same diameter as existing lines, manufacturers can switch to the new designs without any adjustments required to their filling lines. The new containers are available in both PP and PET and are available as in transparent or coloured finishes and lids can be labelled or offset printed for further personalisation. Typical applications are expected to include fresh salads, dips and desserts. www.rpc-bebo.pl","@ID":43},

"TRADE SHOW REVIEW 34 PETplanet insider    Vol. 14    No. 11/13    petpla.net PET winners at the Beverage Innovation Awards @drinktec PET in  podium position The finalists and winners of the Beverage Innovation Awards @ Drinktec – organised by FoodBev media, Great Britain – were announced at a special awards ceremony at Drinktec in Munich Germany. The expert judging panel analysed over 370 entries from 40 countries in 29 categories. The headline sponsor was Rexam Beverage Can. Associate sponsors included Aptar Food + Beverage, Sensient Flavors, O-I and Smartseal. We present below the winners of the various categories, all of whom opted for PET for their packaging and further on the drintec review. Best bottle in PET Entries included a 100% rPET bottle for Gaia Organic Vodka; Iskilde’s new 0.375 litre Petit bottle; MCC Tradelink’s Water Buddies; and Sorgenti Blu’s new octagonal PET water cooler bottle Finalists included: Crystal Geyser Water Company’s hand-sculpted tea leaf designed bottle for its Tejava premium iced tea; Fakeer’s unique energy drink bottle, developed by PET Engineering, Italy,  prompted ripples of amusement from the audience at the  ceremony. Krones’ PET lite 9.9 carbonated, unusually lightweight bottle was highly commended for continuing to lead the way in lightweighting. The winner was Sidel Group which took the trophy for its unusual triangular design for Société des Eaux d’Aix-lesBains. Best new brand or business Another notable winner opting for PET for their packaging included: The Good Whey Company – winner of the ‘Best new brand or business category’ – with its Upbeat high protein dairy drink packed in a bottle by UK based Esterform. Best distribution innovation The ‘Best distribution innovation’ category featured Sidel’s StarLite bottle base design, with first place going to Lightweight Containers for its new KeyKeg 20 Slimline with Double Wall technology. KeyKeg also featured in the ‘Best environmental sustainability initiative’ category, alongside two lightweighted bottles from PET Engineering.Entries are now open for the next FoodBev.Awards. www.foodbevawards.com winner winner winner Entries Finalists Highly recommended","@ID":36},

"EDITOUR REPORTS 13 PETplanet insider  Vol. 14  No. 11/13 At a local level, Cervecería Quilmes made a major contribution during the 60s to the construction of an accommodation complex for its employees covering an area of around 50ha. Later, during the 1990s, Cervecería Quilmes was increasingly involved with sustainability and the awareness of finite resources. One of the results was investment in research programmes into barley-related plant gene technology and the drawing up of an ecological policy to guide its future corporate development. Away from activities at the brewery, in 1994 a water bottling line was installed in Tunuyan, Mendoza for the brand Eco de los Andes. This Business Unit eventually grew in 1999 into a joint venture with Nestlé Waters. In the same year Quilmes took over the largest Pepsi bottler Baesa, thus paving the way for an advance into the CSD sector. 2002 saw the start of the company’s strategic re-orientation in association with the Brazilian company AmBev, and completed in 2006 becoming part of the InBev´s Group (largest beer company in the world, based in Leuven, Belgium). Cervecería Quilmes, plus the expansion to include water and CSDs, today accounts for a total capacity above of 30 million hectolitres at nine locations in Argentina.  All beers are sold both in glass bottles and in cans. At its production locations in Planta Sur (Caba), to the south of Buenos Aires, and Cordoba, the company has gone for PET in addition to Tetrapacks and cans. There are four PET lines installed at the Planta Sur location which are used for filling carbonated and non-carbonated soft drinks into 0.5l, 1.5l, 2l, 2.25l and 3l capacity bottle sizes. In Cordoba are two PET lines filling 1.5l, 2l and 2.25l bottles, and also one PET filling line in Corrientes; Mendoza, Tucumán and Trelew. Countries to which beer products are exported include Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, the USA, Spain, France, the UK and Italy. The overall product range is a comprehensive one: in addition to seven different varieties of Quilmes beer and eleven other beers such as, for example, Brahma, Stella Artois and Iguana, the brewery also bottles eleven soft drinks, including Pepsi, Mirinda and Seven-Up and Gatorade and distributes Nestlé Water products. The annual total producQuilmes beers – not only pretty big on the market but also looming large on the wall: (F.l.t.r.) Kay Barton, Juan Pablo Zug, Packaging Development Manager for LAS (Latin America South) and Pablo Heras, Packaging Engineer tion is around 17 million hl beer and 8 million hl soft drinks and water. www.quilmes.com.ar","@ID":15},

"BOTTLE MAKING 20 PETplanet insider    Vol. 14    No. 11/13    petpla.net Bottles, preforms and closures, part 7 Mould trials and examination of sample bottles Normally the finalised mould design is used to make a single cavity for the production of sample bottles in a laboratory machine. These sample bottles are then tested comprehensively to see whether they meet the defined requirements. PETplanet insider is publishing extracts from successive chapters of Ottmar Brandau’s “Bottles, Preforms and Closures”, which was first published by hbmedia. A revised version is reissued under the Elsevier imprint. Mould trials on laboratory machines The first trials with the new blow mould could of course also be done on the customer’s machine, but in many cases the customer’s machine will not be available for trial runs either because it is located at a distant plant, or because it is required for production, or simply because the machine has not yet been completed. This will often be the case when the mould is part of the original equipment. The first mould trials are therefore usually performed on laboratory machines with one or only a limited number of blowing stations. In the most simple laboratory machines with","@ID":22},

"BOTTLES 43 PETplanet insider    Vol. 14    No. 11/13    petpla.net Own label colour coordinated The  “Denk mit“ label of the German drugstore discounter dm shows, in its washing up liquid / balsam, how a bottle of the same shape can be adapted for consistent re-use in a wide diversity of applications by applying colour accents and new creations in terms of fragrances. The bulbous shape bottle made from PET contains 500ml of product: shown in the illustration are washing up liquid with water mint and viola and washing up balsam with oleander and pear blossom. The bottle is decorated with two round labels and closed by means of a push-pull facility to match the colour of the product. www.dm.de The colour of the ocean Colgate-Palmolive’s PET bottle containing their ”Thermal Spa Ocean Vitality“ shower gel with blue-green algae and ocean minerals incorporates 250ml of product. The bottle has two shaped labels and a snap-on, 2-colour lid closure with an integrated opening flap. A particularly striking feature of the product is the colour of the product, which is impenetrable to the naked eye and which is designed to remind the user of the colour and the impression of depth associated with looking into sea water. www.palmolive.com Scan & Measure Oxygen Ingress & Transmission Rates www.PreSens.de/ Fibox4 Fibox 4 Stand-alone fiber optic oxygen transmitter Modelling gel Under the epithet “Trend it up“, the dm own label “Balea“ is selling a wide range of hair styling products in a huge variety of differently shaped packaging and colours. The transparent PET bottle with a content of 170ml features two adhesive labels and a screw-on, multiple section closure complete with a dispensing device. Twisting the sections against each other opens up a discharge channel. This product, which is used for hair modelling, is offset with particles of glitter and holds the promise of a glamorous entrance. www.dm.de/balea PET meets PP A first-time co-operation between L’Oréal Paris, RPC Bramlage and RPC Kutenholz seems to be paying off for a high profile Elnett hair product bottle. The outer container is injection moulded in PET by RPC Bramlage. The inner bottle is manufactured in PP and extrusion blow moulded by RPC Kutenholz to a special design created by L’Oréal. The bottle and the outer container are then assembled at RPC Bramlage. Together with its trigger pump, the container provides quality packaging for a high class hair care product offered throughout Europe. It has been featured prominently in a TV campaign starring singer and TV personality Cheryl Cole. www.rpc-kutenholz.de","@ID":45},

"imprint EDITORIAL PUBLISHER Alexander Büchler, Managing Director HEAD OFFICE heidelberg business media GmbH Häusserstr. 36 69115 Heidelberg, Germany phone:  +49 6221-65108-0 fax:  +49 6221-65108-28 info@hbmedia.net EDITORIAL Doris Fischer: fischer@hbmedia.net Michael Maruschke Ruari McCallion Waldemar Schmitke Ilona Trotter Wolfgang von Schroeter Anthony Withers MEDIA CONSULTANTS Martina Hirschmann hirschmann@hbmedia.net Roland Loch loch@hbmedia.net phone:  +49 6221-65108-0 fax:  +49 6221-65108-28 France, Italy, Spain, UK Elisabeth Maria Köpke phone: +49 6201-878925 fax: +49 6201-878926 koepke@hbmedia.net LAYOUT AND PREPRESS Exprim Kommunikationsdesign Matthias Gaumann | www.exprim.de READER SERVICES Heike Fischer reader@hbmedia.net PRINT Chroma Druck & Verlag GmbH Werkstr. 25 67454 Römerberg Germany WWW www.hbmedia.net | 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. 14    No. 11/13    petpla.net dear readers, Well, we did it, we PET people ended up with aching feet after touring two leading global exhibitions in just a few weeks. The highly favourable economic situation could only be of benefit as far as the exhibitions were concerned. At the beginning of the year, the industry’s forward order book had still been below the level of the previous year, but now the VDMA reports that an influx of orders over the summer meant that order books were full. Unsurprisingly, the mood among the exhibitors at each of the fairs was exceedingly buoyant. Many customers – including those from overseas – had been happy to make two trips to Germany. Feedback from a number of exhibitors indicates that projects had previously been discussed at drinktec /PETpoint with a view to subsequent finalisation at the K-Fair. Overall the discussions at drinktec/PETpoint were probably more intensive and more technical than in Düsseldorf. Paradoxically, more visitors were spotted on the stands in Düsseldorf. Many companies had worked on developments to coincide specifically with the two events. In the preform sector it was Sipa who caught the eye with their conventional injection moulding line, the XFORM 150 and the XTREME, a PET preform injection-compression moulding machine. KraussMaffei had repackaged the “small“ Netstal as the PET-Line 2400. In the closure cap sector, in an extension of the initiative first launched at the NPE in Orlando, the manufacturers of closure cap lines put on full scale demonstrations. Showcasing their high-speed capping lines at these exhibitions were Netstal, Engel, Sumitomo Demag, Ferromatik Milacron and, of course, Sacmi. Mould manufacturers, unwilling to let the machinery manufacturers have it all their own way, were well represented at both fairs. The days of machine manufacturers working exclusively with independent mould makers are drawing to a close. For example, Engel are no longer working on an exclusive basis with Plastisud in China. The realisation is gradually dawning that, in both the PET and in the closure sectors, the customer prefers to act independently and make his own decisions on what is the best solution for him. Yours Alexander Büchler","@ID":5},

"BOTTLING / FILLING 31 PETplanet insider    Vol. 14    No. 11/13    petpla.net ducing PET bottles of various sizes, a rinse-fill-cap monobloc, a rotary labeller, an LSK 35F shrinkwrapper, conveyor belts for moving bottles and packages and an automatic APS 3050P palletising system. For this project, SMI  provided the customer with a turnkey system that includes, in addition to the aforesaid machines, various auxiliary equipment such as the compressor, control systems, etc. The line was added to other SMI machines already in operation in the Algerian bottling facility: an SR 10 rotary stretch-blow moulder, an LSK series shrinkwrapper and a handle applicator. In the “system engineering” study of the new complete 10,000bph line and following a careful analysis of its customer’s expectations, SMI presented an integrated solution that includes the installation of SMI-produced advanced technology machines together with some systems supplied by selected and reliable partners. The Algerian company had highlighted the need to be able to have more versatile and efficient production systems that would be able to quickly change pack formation by means of a few simple operations. All the machines F.l.t.r.: Emanuele Leggeri, SMI Service Area Manager; Fouad Attia, Société Source de Batna Production Manager; El Hassane Taaissat, SMI Sales Area Manager and Lamine Zerghina, Société Source de Batna Technical Manager. Salah Attia, Société Source de Batna Chairman and CEO supplied by SMI in this turnkey line, from the SR 6 blow moulder fitted with six moulds to the 48-valve filler, from the automatic packer to the palletising system, are equipped with an automation and control system. This system coordinates the movements and functions of each line, in such a way as to create perfect synchronisation among all the machines in the line and an uninterrupted and linear production flow. In the Batna facility, the existing Smiform SR 10 stretch-blow moulder will be used for the single-size production of only the 1.5l PET bottle of still mineral water, while the new bottling line supplied by SMI will process 0.33, 0.5, 1 and 1.5l PET bottles of still and sparkling mineral water. In addition to all the machines that make up the new production plant, SMI has also designed the shape of the PET bottles for bottling sparkling water. Line management and automation The complete line makes use of an automation and control system that, combined with the use of sensors, coordinates the movements and functions of each line, in such a way as to create perfect synchronization among all the machines in the line and an uninterrupted and linear production flow. The automation and control system  provided by SMI in Batna was commissioned  with the support of Smitec, which for years has been involved in multi-axis automation of industrial plants. Through the careful study of the line layout and the customer’s production requirements, Smitec has designed and assembled a technologically advanced hardware/software integrated system, called VLS (VaryLine System) Pro, for the management, automation and optimisation of the new bottling and packaging line. This is a Profibus fieldbus-based product, which allows the running of the inverter-controlled motors of the machines in the line and which incorporates, in a single control station, both the PC that controls the conveyor belts and the man-machine multi-language interface equipped with a touch screen and simple and user-friendly function keys. With its compact size, this control station can also be placed in the production system’s most strategic point. www.smigroup.it In addition to the line, SMI has also designed the shape of the bottles for sparkling water.","@ID":33},

"25 PETplanet insider    Vol. 14    No. 11/13    petpla.net Caps and closures Bottle-to-bottle recycling plants Preform and single stage machinery Preforms Preform / Stretch blow moulds Two-stage SBM machinery Filling equipment Resins / Additives  Compressors Closure systems Compressors Compressors – not often in the spotlight perhaps, yet a vitally important component of PET bottle production, and with significant potential in energy-saving. Our annual Market Survey takes a closer look at these unsung heroes of the PET industry, featuring nine compressor manufacturers and their product range (in alphabetical order): Aeroflon, Arizaga Bastarrica y Cia, Atlas Copco, Boge, Gardner Denver, Ingersoll Rand, Kaeser, Leobersdorfer, Siad. In the table the suppliers are listed in the order in which their details were received by the editors. Although the publishers have made every effort to ensure that the information in this survey is up to date, no claims are made regarding completeness or accuracy. 11/2013 MARKETsurvey Company name Kaeser Kompressoren AG Arizaga, Bastarrica y Cía, S.A. Postal address Telephone number Web site address Contact name Function Direct telephone number Fax E-Mail Carl-Kaeser-Str. 26, 96450 Coburg, Germany +49 9561 640-0 www.kaeser.com Wolfgang Hartmann Marketing Manager +49 9561 640-252 +49 9561 640-890 wolfgang.hartmann@kaeser.de Pol. Ind. Azitain 6, 20600 Eibar, Spain +34 943 820 400 www.abc-compressors.com Ignacio Azcuna Product Manager +34 630 751 355 +34 943 820 235 iazcuna@abc-compressors.com 1. Machine designation/model number Sigma PETAir Boosters 3THA-3-LT 4HA-4-TER-LT 3HA-4-LT 3HA-4-TER-LT 4HA-6-TER-LT 4HA-6-TRIS-LT 4HP-4-LT 3HP-4-LT 4HP-6-LT 2. Number of models in range 25 14 3 4 4 2 4 4 5 5 3 3. Output in m³/h 336 - 2,772 m³/h  10,000 525 860 1,031 1,443 1,700 2,321 3,087 4,135 6,004 4. Compressor type Low pressure air Screw type High pressure blowing air (up to 40 bar) Piston type Reciprocating Integrated system Reciprocating 5. Lubricated or oil-free Low pressure compressor Lubricated Booster compressor Lubricated Oil-free Integrated system Oil-free 6. Machine layout \"V\" (2 cylinder), \"W\" (3 cylinder) 7. Number of compressor stages 1+1 1 or 2 3 4 3 3 4 4 4 3 4 8. Are special foundations required ? No No No 9. Cooling system Air (water option) Water Water 10. Belt or direct drive Low pressure compressor Direct Booster compressor Belt Belt Integrated system Belt Direct","@ID":27},

"MARKET SURVEY 26 PETplanet insider    Vol. 14    No. 11/13    petpla.net 11/2013 MARKETsurvey Company name Leobersdorfer Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co.KG Aeroflon Engineers Private Limited Siad Macchine Impianti Postal address Telephone number Web site address Contact name Function Direct telephone number Fax E-Mail Südbahnstrasse 28, 2544 Leobersdorf, Austria +43 2256 9001 www.lmf.at Damir Pilipovic Sales Manager +43 2256 9001 339 +43 2256 9002 damir.pilipovic@lmf.at B-505 Premium House, Near Gandhigram Railway Station, Ahmedabad 380009, India +917926589712 www.aeroflon.com Mitul Choksi Chief Operations Officer - International Business +917925031085 +917926586954 info@aeroflon.com Via Canovine, 2/4 24126 Bergamo, Italy +39 035 327611 www.siadmi.com Giovanni Brignoli Compressor Division Food & Beverage Product Leader +39 035 327609 +39 035 327694 giovanni_brignoli@siad.eu 1. Machine designation / model number VC / VC-B / VCL-B AF42 Series Tempo2 BS Line 2. Number of models in range 10 8 18 / 260 – 5.550 Nm3/h 19 3. Output in m³/hour 600 - 3,200 Up to 722 260 – 5,550 Nm3/h* (*) suction conditions : 0°C – on sea level - R.H. 0% 1,000 – 6,000Nm3/h (*) suction conditions : 0°C – on sea level - R.H. 0% 4. Compressor type High pressure High pressure blowing air (up to 40bar) Low pressure air 5 bar Low pressure screw High pressure blowing air (up to 40 bar) X 15 bar Piston High pressure piston (booster) Integrated system 42 bar 5. Lubricated or oil-free Oil-free Oil-free Oil-free Low pressure compressor Oil-free Oil-free Booster compressor Oil-free Oil-free Integrated system Oil-free Yes Yes 6. Machine layout Rectangular W V 7. Number of compressor stages 3 and 4 3 3 2 screw + 2 booster= 4 total 8. Are special foundations required ? No Yes, cement foundation required as per specification No No 9. Cooling system Water-cooled Water-cooled Water Water 10. Belt or direct drive Belt and direct drive Belt Low pressure compressor V-Belt Drive Direct Booster compressor V-Belt Drive Belt Integrated system V-Belt Drive Company name Ingersoll Rand Company Postal address Telephone number Web site address Contact name Function Direct telephone number Fax E-Mail 800 D Beaty Street, Davidson, North Carolina, USA +1 704 655-4000 www.ingersollrandproducts.com George Mankos Category Director +1 704 655-4311 +1 704 655-4039 george_mankos@irco.com 1. Machine designation / model number Centac C750-18, C750-20, C750-21, C1050-36 PETStar – Booster / PS-2B 1250, 1470, 1980, 2290, 2840, 3340, 3850. 2. Number of models in range 7 (3 standard models, 2 models 28barg pressure, 2 models for 20barg pressure) 7 3. Output in m³/hour C750-18 [3,085m3/h], C750-19 [3,220m3/h], C750-20[3,398m3/h], C750-21[3,568m3/h], C1050 – 36[6,360m3/h] Based on an inlet pressure of 8 bar-g: PS-2B 1250 [1,195m3/h], PS-2B 1470 [1,397m3/h], PS-2B 1980 [1,881m3/h], PS-2B 2290 [2,198m3/h], PS-2B 2840 [2,727]m3/h, PS-2B 3340 [3,206m3/h], PS-2B 3850 [3,696m3/h]. 4. Compressor type Centrifugal design / 4-stages from atmosphere to 40bar Primary booster system low pressure air Available oil free 2-stage Screw or 3-stage Centrifugal High pressure blowing air (up to 40 bar) Two stage reciprocating booster Integrated system 5. Lubricated or oil-free Oil-free Oil-free low pressure compressor Booster compressor Integrated system 6. Machine layout Horizontal Petstar Primary Booster is a horizontal layout. 7. Number of compressor stages 4-stage from atmosphere design. Petstar Primary + Booster is a 4 or 5 stage design. 2-3 stages Primary + 2-stage booster 8. Are special foundations required ? No No 9. Cooling system Water-cooled. All units are 100% water cooled. 10. Belt or direct drive low pressure compressor Primary: direct Booster compressor Booster: belt Integrated system Direct drive","@ID":28},

"BEVERAGES / INGREDIENTS 33 PETplanet insider    Vol. 14    No. 11/13    petpla.net The plastic closure company committed to your success BERICAP Technology Research and Development Mould Technology | Global Presence Capping Technology and Know-How Innovation and Flexibility www.bericap.com Wild became a shareholder in Amazon Flavors, a leading manufacturer of natural flavours, extracts, emulsions and compounds for Brazil’s highly attractive beverage market. With this positioning, we have established a production facility and expanded its development base in this important growth market. India is another of the world’s largest growth markets. In June, Wild Mumbai moved into a facility featuring a lab for beverage applications in an up-and-coming part of the city. At its mint manufacturing site at Tarapur in the Indian state of Maharashtra, Wild has also expanded its presence. It invested in a production unit and a lab for fruit flavours. In addition, the company is also currently investing in the city-state of Singapore, where the company opened its first sales office in December 2012. It will serve as the hub for the ASEAN region, the Association of Southeast Asian nations. In the upcoming years, Wild is planning to continue expanding its activities in ASEAN countries. What are the new business areas that you as an ingredients company are looking to enter? Interesting new business areas for Wild are for instance the mint and the juice business. Since acquiring the A.M. Todd Group in 2011, a  supplier of natural mint flavourings and other mint ingredients, we have expanded our portfolio to include different kinds of mint oils and flavourings. These mint products are suitable for numerous beverages, both as a single ingredient and in combination with fruit flavourings. They can also be used in food applications such as chewing gum, chocolate products or hard caramels. Thanks to the acquisition of Cargill’s juice business in 2012, we have also extended our competence in the juice segment. The business includes fruit-juice concentrates as well as customised juice blends, not-fromconcentrate juices, fruit purées and compounds for beverages with high fruit content. The Wild juice portfolio also includes fruit juice concentrates that are certified with the “Rainforest Alliance” seal. Manufacturers who select these certified Wild products for their beverages not only contribute to environmental protection, they can also use it to make a brand statement in their marketing strategy. www.wildflavors.com","@ID":35},

"EDITOUR REPORTS 15 April 23, 2013 Druetta We met: Andrés D. Druetta, CEO Success with limited resources With just 23 employees Druetta, based in Venado Tuerto, Argentina, produces a total of 1.2 million bottles of mineral water per year, both still and carbonated, as well as soft drinks for the local market.  The political situation can make financing of new machinery difficult, but the company is constantly keeping ahead of the game by means of special certifications and by adapting its products to the latest standards. This enables Druetta to excel at a regional level. As I set foot on the premises occupied by Druetta in Venado Tuerto, a town of 70,000 inhabitants in the Argentinian Federal State of Santa Fe, I can hardly get through for the crowds of schoolchildren milling around. Andrés Druetta, CEO of the company, briefly extends a personal welcome to the school class before shepherding me into his office. “For us, regionalised marketing is very important.  We always give the schoolchildren a couple of bottles of Rocio, our mineral water, to take home with them. In this way we may well acquire many families as customers. In addition, we also advertise in newspapers, on the radio and on television”. Since Druetta was established 82 years ago by Mr Druetta’s grandfather, the firm has made a name for itself in the region. “14 of our employees have been taken on to distribute our products here in Venado Tuerto and in the surrounding villages“. The remaining nine members of staff work in the company’s production facility. 60% of the water bottled here is still and 20% carbonated, plus the soft drinks.  The bottling plant, which is 15 years old, was sourced from an Argentinian manufacturer four hours away by car in Buenos Aires. The plant can fill 3,000 bottles per hour. “We are currently achieving around 1.2 million bottles a year“, explains Andrés Druetta. For some 20 years he has also been selling his products in PET bottles. “Today 80% of all the bottles that leave our warehouse are made from PET. As we bottle both glass and PET bottles on a single machine, we always need to schedule a retooling time of three hours for changing over from one material to the other.  Nevertheless, changing over from glass to PET has been worthwhile as far as we are concerned because it has enabled us to service a totally different market”. The PET bottles in sizes ranging PROVEN COST SAVINGS PERFORMANCE moldmasters.com Mold-Mastersand theMold-Masters logoare trademarksofMold-Masters (2007) Limited. ©2013Mold-Masters (2007) Limited.All rights reserved. Rely on our global support network for fast service and parts. North America 1-800-387-2483 | Europe 49 (0) 7221 5099-0 Asia 86 512 86162882 ALWAYS INNOVATING. + More efficient use of platen real estate increases the cavitation for a given machine size: s 72 vs. 48 Cavity with a 38mm finish in a 300T s 96 vs. 72 Cavity with a 28mm finish in a 300T s 128 vs. 96 Cavity with a 28mm finish in a 400T + Proprietary iFLOW and iCOOL technology reduces cycle times while improving balance, lowering injection pressure and increasing dimensional repeatability + Tooling solutions to revitalize, recapitalize and rev up existing systems Get 50% more output from the same machine 96-CAVITY MICRO PITCH MOLD FOR 300T MACHINES Visit us at Hall 1 / A39 Contact us today at: mpeteurope@moldmasters.com PETplanet insider  Vol. 14  No. 11/13","@ID":17},

"BOTTLE MAKING 22 PETplanet insider    Vol. 14    No. 11/13    petpla.net Chum Power Machinery Corp. Taiwan No local service, no business On their stand at the drinktec 2013 exhibition in Munich, we caught up with the Chum Power Machinery Corp., Taiwan and their directors, Bush Hsieh, Managing Director and Peter Pan, Director R&D to talk about recent develoments. Chum Power has been in existence in Taiwan for the past 32 years. The company began life producing key components for tooling machines  and these are still a mainstay of the company today. Two further mainstays have subsequently been added: a range of two-stage stretch blow moulding machines and the manufacture of blow moulds for such machines. Apart from the Taichung/ Taiwan facility, there are another two locations in China. One is in Putian/ Fujian Province and the newest plant in Jiaxing/ Zhejiang Province which was established two years ago. In total Chum Power has 455 employees, 260 of whom are based in Taichung, 160 in Putian and 35 in Jiaxing. The company headquarters and main base for all divisions of the company are in Taichung. The linear stretch blow moulding machines are made here but it is also the exclusive manufacturing site for the entire range of rotary machines.  In the Jiaxing and Putian facilities (in mainland China), linear stretch blow moulding machines are also manufactured, and Jiaxing has additional capacity for a blow moulding manufacturing facility. Stretch blow moulding machines The range of machinery is made up of linear stretch blow moulding CPSB machines with up to 16 blow moulding stations and a capacity of up to 24,000 0.5l bph. Over and above this, rotary stretch blow moulding machines incorporating ten blow moulding stations are produced. The linear CPSB machines are available in three different models: Peter Pan, Director R&D Dept. (left) and Bush Hsieh, Managing Director (right) in front of the Chum Power stretch blow moulding machine type CPSB-LSS12C at Drinktec in Munich","@ID":24},

"TRADE SHOW REVIEW 37 PETplanet insider    Vol. 14    No. 11/13 High speed printers To enable them to carry out filling and labelling operations on an ever-increasing number of bottles, cans and boxes in the shortest possible time, bottling plants need to become consistently more powerful. Some solutions have been presented by Videojet Technologies, Germany. By way of innovations, the company has introduced its latest generation ultra high speed model, the Continuous Inkjet 1620 UHS and the 1650 UHS.These incorporate new measuring parameters as well as functions for recording and optimising duration of operation and the overall efficiency of the plant. The CleanFlow push button and the Dynamic Calibration ink flow system are aimed at reducing the risk of unplanned standstill times. The integrated software solution complete with security code functions is designed to minimise labelling errors and to ensure that the correct code is printed on the right product. The CO 2 laser 3320 includes modular structure of the marking heads, a range of different optics and beam deflection.  The laser can, according to Videojet, be designed to meet any individual customer requirement. Oval marking fields also make it possible to label larger surface areas. Long-term tracking of products is also offered. The device is also capable of installing complex, multiline, alphanumeric data even in high-productivity lines, together with foreign language character sets, graphics, symbols and machine-readable codes. www.videojet.de Q Preform sterilization in the heating tunnel Q Protected conveying of preforms and bottles Q %QORNGVGN[ J[IKGPKE ƂNNKPI CPF ECRRKPI RTQEGUU The UCF BloFill monoblock from KHS – with fully enclosed hygiene housing Give your sensitive beverages more private space. Learn more at www.khs.com or scan the QR code. Clean turnover The IPWII PET preform cleaner, from German company Induflex GmbH, has a claimed capacity of approximately 60,000 preforms/h, or up to 90,000/h with the optional “Feedlfow” conveyor fitted. It undertakes cleaning of preforms prior to their stretch-blow-moulding and can be fitted within an existing production line. Induflex says that every preform that is processed through the machine will be fully rotated four times while being cleaned. The machine provides UVC treatment of the neck area and the company also says that it can provide a production line with an additional buffer area, within its footprint of 1.5m². www.induflex-gruppe.de","@ID":39},

"EDITOUR REPORTS 10 PETplanet insider  Vol. 14  No. 11/13  petpla.net In the last issue of PETplanet insider 10/13 we turned our attention to the Chilean and Argentinian PET market. In this issue we now come to the second part of the Argentine Tour. On this leg of the tour we interviewed:  Coca-Cola preform and bottles manufacturer Andina Empaques (by Kay Barton),  Argentina’s largest beer bottler Quilmes (by Kay Barton),  mineral water bottler Estambul (by Florian Roscheck)  mineral water bottler Druetta (by Florian Roscheck) March 22, 2013 Andina Empaques Argentina S.A. We met: Daniel Caridi, General Manager Guillermo Semcoff, Production Manager Bottles exclusively for Coca-Cola Preform and bottles manufacturer Andina Empaques, headquartered in Buenos Aires, is the first company to have launched its future-orientated PET bottle on the Argentine market at the beginning of the 1980s with a view to supplanting the glass bottle that had until then been ubiquitous. The necessary impetus and support were provided by Coca-Cola, who were keen to move into the CSD market with what was, in those days, new packaging. Andina Empaques is part of the Chilean Andina Group who bottle for Coca-Cola in plants in Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. The Andina Group first entered the Argentinian market in the early 1990s as a Coca Cola bottler. Subsequently they also acquired Andina Empaques Argentina. General Manager Daniel Caridi in front of the wrapping unit for the finished bottles General Manager Daniel Caridi and Guillermo Semcoff, the manager responsible for the production side, have been with the company since 1999; they are both Argentinians. The strategy of the Andina Group is to install nationals at management level so as to ensure maximum sensitivity in handling matters calling for an understanding of local perceptions and ways of thinking. Since they arrived at Andina Empaques, or so we learn in the discussion, one or two things have happened. The company managed to ride out the storm in the crisis year of 2001, when it narrowly avoided being sold. The PET processor has even managed to successfully resist other effects of the world economic situation. “Admittedly, we have ourselves been surprised, over and over again, at the positive developments at times when these were not to be expected“, muses Caridi, smilLima Santiago La Paz Buenos Aires Montevideo Progresso São José dos Pinhais São Paulo Rio de Janeiro Lindóia Santa Cruz Sucre Quilmes Pilar Jaú Concepción Santa Fe Barueri Jundiai Sorocaba Amparoa Limeira Argentina Part 2","@ID":12},

"PETnews 6 PETplanet insider    Vol. 14    No. 11/13    petpla.net Aquafil scores silver Aquafil Engineering GmbH is in the process of celebrating its silver anniversary, marking 25 years since its foundation in 1988. The company, a leading producer of PA6 and PET, has taken the opportunity both to thank customers for their support and to remind the world of its achievements over the past quarter-century. They include the LDR process for PA6 production; two-reactor and LBT polyester production plants for chips spinning and bottle production; and the shaftless disc ring cage reactor for polyester production. www.aquafileng.com Husky world tour reaches Luxembourg September saw Husky Injection Molding Systems host its European Beverage Packaging Conference, a major stop on its year-long World Tour, at its EMEA headquarters in Dudelange, Luxembourg. The event was attended by more than 90 business leaders from around the world and showcased the company’s range of solutions for preform and closure manufacturing. The event included customer meetings, facility tours, networking opportunities, product demonstrations and presentations from Husky and industry experts. Keynote speaker Jochen Hirdina, Vice President of Plastic Technology for Krones AG, delivered a presentation on economic blowing and filling bloc solutions for water, CSD and sensitive products. Husky presentations covered beverage closure injection equipment trends, developments in PET preform manufacturing and the case for the purchase of new equipment. The company also put on a preview demonstration of its nextgeneration HyPET High Performance Package (HPP) 5.0 system, which will be officially launching before the end of the year. The final World Tour events for the year include Specialty Closures Conferences in São Paolo, Brazil, and in Shanghai, China; and  a Hot Runner Conference in Milton, Vermont on November 20. www.husky.ca Engel expands its HQ Eighteen months after the southerly expansion of its main base in Schwertberg, Engel Austria has opened a new assembly hall at the northern end of the factory site. This brings to €50 million the total that Engel has invested in the expansion and modernisation of its Austrian plants in Schwertberg, St. Valentin and Dietach. The Schwertberg facility has been producing more than 2,000 injection moulding machines annually, which has led to a shortage of machine spaces for client acceptance. Large injection moulding machines have, hitherto, had to be transported to the St. Valentin plant for initial start-up. The new building, which is designed for machines weighing up to 40t, makes sufficient space available on the site and also addresses the trend towards larger injection moulding machines. Engel now produces machines with clamping force of up to 650t in Schwertberg. The new structure was completed in seven months, entirely by companies based in the region. To mark the opening of the new assembly hall, ENGEL organised an open day. www.engelglobal.com Avery Dennison awarded sustainability prize The Label Industry Global Awards 2013, the 10th edition of the prize ceremony and held as part of Labelexpo Europe in the Event Lounge, Brussels, saw Avery Dennison presented with the Award for Sustainability. The prize, which was sponsored by Xeikon, was for Avery Dennison’s development of its bottle-to-bottle portfolio of pressure-sensitive labels. The portfolio incorporates a ‘switchable’ adhesive that adheres to PET surfaces until a bond is broken at the recycler and cleanly releases the label from the PET. The judges described the innovation as offering major sustainability benefits for global consumer product end-users. www.averydennison.com Nova Institute refreshes bio-based news On October 1, 2013 the Nova Institute unveiled its refreshed and redesigned “Bio-based News - The Portal for Bio-based Economy and Industrial Biotechnology” (www.bio-based.eu/news). It now offers free access to all its daily news reports as well as the weekly newsletter. News was previously a fee-charging feature but will now be funded by banner advertising. The Bio-based News portal has been running for more than 14 years and has an archive extending to more than 12,000 reports and more than 3,000 companies. www.nova-institute.eu KraussMaffei strengthens injection moulding in Italy Krauss Mafei Group has announced that the injection moulding activities of the Netstal and Krauss Maffei brands in Italy have been brought together. With effect from September 2013, management of KraussMaffei Group Italia s.r.l. will be in the hands of Andrea Bottelli, previously head of Netstal’s Italian subsidiary. Krauss Maffei Italiana s.r.l. will, in future, operate solely as a Centre of Excellence for Reaction Process Machinery, under the leadership of Gabriele Amodeo. www.kraussmaffei.com","@ID":8},

"EDITOUR REPORTS 11 PETplanet insider  Vol. 14  No. 11/13 ing. “Also, we have continued to record consistent growth“. Today the company, with its 130 employees, is working on a 12,000m2 production area with twelve Husky systems, including two HyPETs, one 300 and one 120t, as well as series XL 300 and LX 300 machinery, equipped with moulds both from Husky and from a local supplier. Thus Andina Empaques produces around 20 different types of preforms from 12g to 127g with a PCO 1881 and a PCO 1810 neck finish, depending on the application and/or further processing. There are three Sidel lines - SBO 10, SBO 6 and SBO 4 - available for the blowing process on the returnable bottles. Here an annual capacity of 700 million preforms is achieved for the production of disposable bottles and 50 million ready labelled returnable bottles. Refillable bottles can be decorated by two methods: “Serigraphy” and “Heat transfer labelling”. A break of up to two weeks per year is allowed for maintenance work which is carried out in a 4-shift operation. Customers for preforms and bottles include, in addition to Andina itself, Coca-Cola Femsa and Arca as well as others. 95% of PET products stay in the Argentine market; a small proportion for export to Paraguay accounts for the remainder. One material supplier, for example, is the bottle-to-bottle recycler Cabelma, which contributes around 20% of recycled PET to virgin PET. In matters relating to the use of recycled PET in the material process, says Caridi, they are also developing methods together with DAK. Their biggest competitors in the Argentine preform business are, in addition to small producers, Alpla  and Amcor.Since 2011 CocaCola‘s plant bottle for 0.5l bottles has also been coming off the line. This year the company is also moving into the closure manufacturing sector. A Sumitomo Demag line with a capacity of 500 million for closures to PCO 1881 UCL Standard has already been purchased and start-up is scheduled for the autumn. Here their competitors will be CSI, Sinea, BeriGeneral Manager Daniel Caridi (right) and Kay Barton in the labelling und printing area at Andina. When printing, the logo is put on the bottle in three layers associated with the different colours. 360°","@ID":13},

"PREFORM PRODUCTION 19 PETplanet insider    Vol. 14    No. 11/13    petpla.net XTREME shown at Drinktec  Preform: 0.5l  Preform weight: 8.7g  Mould cavities: 72  Capacity: 50,000 preforms/h cerned, a bottle weighing 6g is also feasible. In addition to the design freedom in relation to preforms, Enrico Gribaudo also points out that quality characteristics to be obtained through use of the injection compression moulding process must not be ignored. The comparatively low shear loads on the melt during the filling process result in less stress in the preform and low AA contents. On display at Drinktech is a rotary machine with 72 forming stations arranged on its carousel. Each forming station has its own injection plunger that is supplied centrally with PET material via a continuous operation extruder. The process of filling and dispensing is controlled by injection plungers and the material is fed into an open mould cavity which is closed shortly before the end of the filling process. The dispensing function can be set at each mould cavity and the mould cavities are filled one by one. The opening and closing movement of the moulding stations is controlled mechanically via cam systems, in a similar way to stretch blow moulding machines. According to Enrico Gribaudo, in this way it is possible to carry out a preform changeover (replacement of mould cavities) in the space of 45min. A star wheel picks up the preforms from the open moulding cavities and transfers the preforms into a cooling station for the final cooling process. The individual adjustment option for dispensing means that a variety of preforms can be manufactured on a single machine. A question arose: Will the XTREME preform system be in competition with the company’s own XFORM range? Enrico Gribaudo responded as follows: “No, having the two types of preform systems in our range means we can offer a tailored solution appropriate to our customers’ needs. Obviously, this will put increased demands on our sales people, but that is a challenge we are happy to accept.” What is the next stage? An initial XTREME test machine is to be installed at the premises of a customer in Europe, preforms for still water. And future developments? The next size up, a machine with 96 moulding stations, is presently on the drawing board. www.sipa.it","@ID":21},

"PETbottles 40 PETplanet insider    Vol. 14    No. 11/13    petpla.net Beverages & Liquid Food Easy to handle despite 1.5l content Joker, the French juice manufacturer which is part of EckesGranini France, has a PET bottle with 1.5 litres of 100 % apple juice in its portfolio that is manufactured from concentrate and free of any added sugar. The bottle is shaped so that, despite having a content of 1.5 litres, it fits comfortably in the hand and does not collapse during pouring. The bottle is closed by means of a screw cap with a tamper-proof strip and is decorated with a foil label extending over almost its entire height. www.jokerpark.com Saucy amusement Colona, a Belgian sauces specialist, is marketing a proportion of its sauces in PET headstand bottles with a content of 300ml. The transparent bottles are shaped so that they can stand upright independently and are sealed with a screw-on PP hinged lid with a self-closing silicone valve. Before the product can be discharged for the first time the lid needs to be unscrewed and a freshness membrane removed. The bottles are decorated with self-adhesive labels featuring amusing sauce-specific comic strip drawings. www.colona.be Soft drink with tea flavour The German discount chain Lidl is marketing a soft drink incorporating extract of green tea and honey and lemon flavouring under the “Pataya“ brand name in a slimline PET bottle with a content of 500ml. The bottle is transparent and features peri-pheral reinforcement grooves. The sleeve label is pulled over the screw cap so as to render the pack tamperproof. www.lidl.de Shiny sleeve label for tea Hermann Pfanner GmbH of Austria is marketing its tea drink “Sun of Mexico“ in eye-catching packaging. The waisted PET bottle contains 500ml of different tea-based drinks with added fruit juice – the illustration shows rooibos tea with strawberry passion fruit and white tea with wild blueberry. The bottles are decorated with shiny silvery sleeve labels which extend over the screw cap to render it tamper-proof. Readily visible perforations make it easier to tear off the label on the cap. Elisabethen plus fruit The German Elisabethen spring is now also bottling its low-calorie variant “Elisabethen Spring plus Fruit“ alongside the 1.5l bottle in a transparent PET bottle with a one litre content. The beverage is available in seven flavours. The disposable bottles are fitted with a screw closure complete with tamper-proof strip and decorated with a foil body label to match the individual varieties. www.elisabethen.com Evian gets new label Evian, the well-known French bottled water company, has launched a new PET bottle design. The new shape is described as having clearer lines and is intended to drive growth in the premium water category. The redesign incorporates a clear, pressure-sensitive label from CCL Label GmbH. The transparent front and double-printed back labels are intended to highlight the familiar peaks of the French Alps, the origin of Evian water. www.cclbeverage.com","@ID":42},

"PETbottles 42 PETplanet insider    Vol. 14    No. 11/13    petpla.net Home + Personal Care Clearasil with cranberry Clearasil has now launched a gentler Daily Clear Series on the market in addition to its Clearasil Ultra. The “Refreshing Wash Gel” based on the natural ingredients cranberry and raspberry is packaged in a 150ml content PET bottle which is tapered towards the top. The tinted product is discharged via a transparent and lockable pump dispenser. A no-labellook is used on the front and a fold-down paper label at the rear to incorporate the product information and instructions for use. www.clearasil.de PET for aerosol APPE has launched a PET aerosol called ‘SprayPET’. It is designed for personal care and home care products, such as creams, shaving gels, sun tan lotions, hair care products, polishes and surface cleaners. According to Appe, the 335ml PET aerosol offers a lightweight construction ensuring a lower total cost of ownership compared to metal equivalents as well as delivering a lower carbon footprint of up to 65% (calculated using the Bilan Carbon method). The container is also recyclable, adding to its sustainability benefits. Appe says that other pack sizes will follow shortly. SprayPET can be delivered in white or transparent PET, with printing and sleeving options available. The material’s design flexibility means a variety of different shapes and styles can be created to enhance brand image and offer effective product differentiation on-shelf. The aerosol also offers excellent durability and will not dent or rust. SprayPET can be specified with any standard actuator and APPE is working with Plasticum, supplier of aerosol over caps, spray caps and actuators and part of the Weener group, to provide these. A 57mm gel actuator is currently available and the range will be extended with both foam actuators and spray caps, tailored to the specific dispensing requirements of different product applications. www.appe.com www.plasticumgroup.com Nivea cleansing mousse Beiersdorf have been bringing new products under the Nivea brand name on to the market on an on-going basis ever since the beginning of 2013. One example is the refreshing cleansing mousse from the “aqua effect“ series in a bluish tinged PET bottle with a content of 150ml. In the dispensing operation, the screw-on pump dispenser instantly transforms the liquid product into a foam and this can be applied immediately. The white pump dispenser is protected against misuse by means of an opaque protective cap. www.nivea.de","@ID":44},

"PETcontents 11/13 4 PETplanet insider    Vol. 14    No. 11/13    petpla.net INSIDE TRACK 3 Editorial 4 Contents 6 News 40 PET bottles for beverages and liquid food 42 PET bottles in health and beauty care packaging 44 Patents BOTTLING / FILLING 30 A taste of Algeria Water bottling line from SMI at Société Source de Batna, Algeria BEVERAGES / INGREDIENTS 32 Coming to fruition Beverage trends according to Wild TRADESHOW REVIEW 34 PET in podium position drinktec PETpoint, Munich, September 16 - 20, 2013 EDITOUR REPORT 10 Argentina - Part 2 Go with the flow tour 2013 PREFORM PRODUCTION 18 eXTREMEly light Sipa presented injection compression moulding system at drinktec BOTTLE MAKING 20 Mould trials and examination of sample bottles Bottles, preforms and closures - Part 7 22 No local service, no business Chum Power Machinery Corp. Taiwan, at drinktec 29 Increased resistance, less weight Sidel develops StarLite base for PET bottles MARKET SURVEY 25 Compressor manufacturers BUYER’S GUIDE 45 Get listed! Page 10 Page 32 Page 18","@ID":6},

"EDITOUR REPORTS 12 PETplanet insider  Vol. 14  No. 11/13  petpla.net cap and CristalPET. According to Daniel Caridi, part of his vision of the future is a possible move into the manufacture of PE crates for beverages and plastic pallets. In addition, there is, as far as Coca-Cola is concerned, the “2020 Vision“ adopted in 2010, which aims at doubling margins. And that, according to Daniel Caridi and Guillermo Semcoff, is wholly realistic, taking into account experiences to date as regards sales and growth. March 25, 2013 Cervecería y Maltería Quilmes We met:J uan Pablo Zug, Packaging Development Manager for LAS (Latin America South) Pablo Heras, Packaging Engineer Argentine beer, with roots in Germany The beer that is without doubt No. 1 in Argentina today traces its roots back to Germany. In 1888, a German immigrant called Otto Sebastian Bemberg, a beer enthusiast, laid the foundation stone of the brewery that, commercially speaking, now dominates the Argentinian market. The HQ of the new brewery, Quilmes, a town some 30km from Buenos Aires, itself has an interesting history, for it was here that a native Indian population of the same name was resettled from their original lands in the North West during the Spanish colonial period. Discussions on Quilmes and the development of Argentina’s strongest brand of beer: Juan Pablo Zug (in front of the window), ( and in the 360° vwersion: Pablo Heras (at the door) Kay Barton (right), and Chiraz El Goudi (PETplanet) After two years of preparatory work, the first beer flowed here in 1890, as Juan Pablo Zug explained. The business flourished and over the years the brewery expanded, and even now the number of employees continues to grow. Gradually, the brewery has come to participate in the town growth and its influence is felt everywhere. Cervecería y Maltería Quilmes has supported local facilities such as the local fire service, the hospital, a sports association and the set up for the water supply service, all of which continue to benefit the local community. Training programmes are also being sponsored by the brewery. Company growth was not just confined to the local area; new branches were already being set up in Buenos Aires, Santa Fé, Entre Ríos and Córdoba as early as the 1920’s. 360°","@ID":14},

"EDITOUR REPORTS 14 PETplanet insider  Vol. 14  No. 11/13  petpla.net April 22, 2013 Estambul We met: Cesar Jose Sarchi, CEO The mineral water of Argentina – continuing the tradition into the 21st century? For over half a century now Estambul has been producing for the local market in and around  Santa Fe, Argentina, a mineral water with a particularly high carbonate content, packaged in glass siphons. Since the introduction of PET in the company these brands have undergone a difficult time. Under pressure from the international industries that are moving into the region, Estambul is endeavouring to protect its customer base. Right in the middle of Santa Fe, the capital of the federal state of the same name in Argentina, is where the Estambul production workshop has been located for 45 years.  Here I am met by Cesar Jose Sarchi who runs the tradition-based family enterprise together with a partner. Estambul has been a big name in mineral water in Santa Fe since 1948.  At the time the company was the first in the region to supply carbonated water in siphon bottles made from glass. For 30 years the water has been marketed both with and without carbonic acid, as well as small quantities of soft drinks in PET bottles under the same brand name and, for the past three years, also in plastic siphons.  Today Estambul sells a total of around 3.6 million bottles per year to supermarkets and families in the region in and around Santa Fe. “The PET bottle has changed lots of things for us“, explains Mr Sarchi who, as the son of one of the four founding fathers, is responsible for the company’s sales. “Before the PET bottle came along customers were coming back to us again and again to have their Estambul siphons refilled with our water. Since the introduction of the disposable PET bottle in Argentina during the 1980s practically anyone can sell mineral water – all of a sudden there were cheaper products available on the market and we lost a number of customers.   In the wake of this we subsequently acquired a PET bottling plant from an Argentinian manufacturer. However, we have the blow moulded bottles incorporating a long neck supplied to us by a third party manufacturer. Up to now we have not had sufficient funds to invest in our own blow moulding machine for bottles“. Subsequently international firms have also come on stream offering high volume at low prices and are making inroads into the market in Santa Fe. For Estambul, this has put further pressure on prices. Another concern is that the 70 employees of Estambul are now demanding pay rises to bring them up to the level of these international competitors and to strengthen their case, they are busily organising themselves into trade unions. Pressure is mounting for this family business. “The sale of Estambul mineral water in PET bottles presents us with a challenge for an entirely different reason. The Estambul brand has always been characterised by what is actually an unusually high carbonic acid content“, explains  Cesar Sarchi. This, he goes on, cannot be achieved with the PET bottles currently available on the market.  ”However, consumers are less and less interested in brand names. The critical factor today is price”. As is the case for many traditional mineral water manufacturers  in Argentina,  Estambul  relies on regular customers such as families as well as individual supermarkets and kiosks. This explains Cesar Sarchi’s determination  to strengthen his existing  customer base in the future, and his strategy is primarily based on high volume and low prices. However the cost of advertising to win over these new customers is hugely expensive. Despite all the difficulties the company is taking up the challenge with enthusiasm and commitment. Following the interview, and an interesting tour of the plant, Cesar Sarchi presents me with a whole bag full of Estambul promotional articles.  He is particularly proud of the Estambul bottle opener for glass bottles: “Open the bottle and use this clipon mechanism to reseal it.  Result: Your Estambul water will stay fresher for much longer”. www.sodaestambul.com To enhance its appeal to the consumer, Estambul pays meticulous attention to detail. The first glass siphon dating back to 1948. A plastic siphon has been available for three years.","@ID":16},

"BOTTLING / FILLING 30 PETplanet insider    Vol. 14    No. 11/13    petpla.net Water bottling line from SMI at société Source de Batna in Algeria A taste of Algeria In the eastern part of Algeria, east of the Saharan Atlas Mountains, are the Aurès mountains, from which water bottled by the Société Source de Batna flows naturally. In order to increase the production capacity of its PET line for filling its 0.33, 0.5, 1 and 1.5l cylindrical PET bottles, the Algerian company recently turned to SMI for the engineering study and installation of a new 10,000bph PET line. The Société Source de Batna manufactures and markets the still and sparkling mineral water of the same name, which is highly appreciated not only for its taste and lightness but also for its digestive properties, which arise from a particular chemical composition. These digestive properties were already known to the ancient Romans. The mineral water has many benefits for the kidney and liver functions and in the treatment of obesity; it is also recommended for children, the elderly and pregnant women. Initially the Algerian company was state-owned; in 1990 a devastating fire destroyed the factory. Following an extensive re-building, the company was subsequently sold to private entrepreneurs. Since 2005, the Société Source de Batna has been part of the Algerian industrial Attia Salah group. The Groupe Industriel Attia Salah, based in Batna (Algeria), is an industrial complex operating in the beverage industry with the production of the Batna mineral water and in the construction sector with the production of tiles and wire mesh. Batna ... a chequered history! Batna is the principal city of the province of Batna (or Wilaya of Batna) that, with 292,943 inhabitants (2008 figures) is the fifth largest province in Algeria. It is also a major centre of the Aurès region, so named by the Romans  after the highest mountain range in the area. Batna is located in the north-east of the country, on a natural pass of the Atlas Mountains, so well hidden that the Romans themselves were unable to find the passage during the first phase of their invasion. In 1844, the French turned it into a military garrison with the strategic task of creating a permanent and guarded access to the main road to the Sahara. Initially, the city was called “Nouvelle Lambese” but a year later it was renamed Batna. The PET blowing filling capping line The entire PET line for the bottling and packaging of Batna still and sparkling mineral water was designed, manufactured and installed by SMI. The new system includes an SR 6 rotary stretch-blow moulder for pro-","@ID":32},

"TRADE SHOW REVIEW 39 PETplanet insider    Vol. 14    No. 11/13 Vertical feeding Gassner, the cap feeding system specialist from Austria, claimed a world first with its presentation of a new technology for vertical feeding of preoriented closures, and further asserted that the system improves the entire feeding process in modern bottling plants. Its new system, named VertiLIner, uses the company’s patented SoftGrip technology on each and every closure to hold it without compression. The system’s gentle handling is designed to avoid abrasion, dust, deformation and damage, as well as “angel hair”. SmartCheck, the specialist in-line cap inspection unit, is integrated into the new systems, and the AseptiLiner cap disinfection unit can also be incorporated. VertiLiner has a small footprint but still allows direct access to the feeding system for fast changeover, cleaning, and ejection of defective closures. www.gassner.co.at Palletising and de-palletising drinktec this year coincided with the 75th anniversary of Messrs. Schaefer. The highlight among the Schaefer exhibits was the newly developed MultiROB xS, a handling robot for palletising, de-palletising, picking, sorting and repacking all kinds of products and packagings. A complete palletising and de-palletising operation for cases and 6 x 1.5l PET shrink packs was actively demonstrated on the machine. Along with the newly developed rotary unit, the SpeedLiner, the MultiROB highS palletising robot achieved an output of more than 500 layers an hour with a total layer building time of fewer than 7s. One exhibit that generated a great deal of interest was the modular system QualiPAL II pallet testing device for industrial, Euro- and Düsseldorf pallets with a high test output. Supplementing this is the CompactStack, a fully automatic stacking system for nested Euro- and Dudo pallets. www.schaeferpal.de","@ID":41},

"EDITOUR REPORTS 16 PETplanet insider  Vol. 14  No. 11/13  petpla.net from 0.5 to 20l are already being supplied, blow-moulded and labelled, from Córdoba which is 400km away.  “It may be a long way but it’s still cheaper than purchasing our own blow moulding machine for bottles“. Investing in new machines is not an easy matter for Druetta. Andrés Druetta explains: “In actual fact we do need new machines. However, taxes here in Argentina are quite high and we would need to borrow a lot of money from the bank. Because of the political uncertainty it is, however, very difficult to get credit for such large amounts from the bank. In addition, we would like to source the machines from abroad. The fact that the dollar is riding high is not doing us any favours”. Nevertheless, the fact that the bottler is able to shine even without any new machines is shown by the fact that the company obtained certification to ISO 9001 in 2011. Of the 20 mineral waters producers in Venado Tuerto,  Druetta is the only company with a certificate of this kind. “And we are constantly aiming for further improvements.  Currently we are running a trial with our bottles supplier before introducing short neck bottles.  This would make us unique in Venado Tuerto, plus we would be able to reduce our costs in the long term“. After an interesting tour of the plant, we squeeze ourselves past the massed ranks of schoolchildren, still talking at the tops of their voices as they explore the factory,  Andrés Druetta leads me to a remote corner of the warehouse. Wideeyed, I find myself gazing at the wooden barrels stored half way up on a shelf. “This is our little secret. My brother, who manages the company with me, has been storing whisky here for the past year. We would like to launch it on the market in five years’ time. Even now we are penetrating this niche market with a very special product”. The beaming entrepreneur presses an attractive glass bottle into my hand. “This is water without salt that you can mix with whisky. It is only when mixed with this that the whisky develops its characteristic aroma“. I wonder whether it can also be packaged in PET bottles. “In theory, yes, but the 180 day shelf life of our bottles is still a bit too short for that”. Nevertheless, I am impressed by the farsightedness and diversity of Druetta. Once the schoolchildren have disappeared, I drive the Editourmobil into the yard again at the request of the workforce. “Thank you for visiting us. Maybe we shall meet again someday“, says  Andrés Druetta in farewell. “If Druetta carries on like this, we shall definitely be seeing each other more frequently“, I think to myself. www.druetta.com Editour team 2 team bows out …(by Kay Barton) We are on our way to Andina Empaques in Buenos Aires. Andina produces exclusively preforms and returnable bottles for Coca -Cola. Back at the hotel, I am really too shattered to make big plans for the evening, so Chiraz and I take ourselves off to a little restaurant nearby which not only offers tasty food, but also a TV showing the World Cup qualifying match between Argentina and Venezuela, being played in the stadium in Buenos Aires. And so begins the following week. Chiraz and I have one more meeting in Argentina, at the Quilmes brewery. The company, part of the AB InBev Group since 2004, has five breweries in Argentina filling a total of seven different varieties of Quilmes beer, using equipment from Krones KHS and Simonazzi. Tuesday morning finds us crammed onto the ferry back to Uruguay. About six hours later we are in Montevideo, meeting up with Michael from Uruguay-Trip. Michael is an expat German who runs a motorhome sales and hire operation located just outside the city. He takes us first to our hotel, where we empty pockets, bags and briefcases of all the paperwork and product samples we have accumulated from our visits. The plan now is for Florian Roscheck of Team 3 to pick up the (hopefully soon repaired) Editourmobil in Santiago and to continue on to Brazil, where he will meet up with colleague Waldemar Schmitke for the next stage of the journey. On the way, Florian will collect all the reports and product samples from our visits from Michael in Montevideo. On the first floor of our hotel there is a large, airy room which I quickly commandeer for my office for my last few days prior to flying back to Germany. It was certainly a trip to remember! ...Editour team 3 makes its appearance (by Florian Roscheck) Behind me is an exciting week. The journey to the first interview with Druetta in the Argentinian province of Santa Fe is straight out of the Boys’ Book of Adventures. After spending a fruitless half hour searching for the right road, I realised, with the help of some policemen,  that Druetta is indeed located in the province of Santa Fe, but close to the city of Venado Tuerto, some 500km away from where I was. I quickly rearranged to shift the appointment to the next day. The second interview that day with the company Estambul, in Santa Fe, is more successful. After a detailed interview with CEO Cesar Jose Sarchi I head off to Druetta in Venado Tuerto the next day before moving on to Uruguay. Crossing the border also means that the unexpectedly high motorway toll has to be paid – hard to do without any Uruguayan cash and no working ATM around. Finally I get round the problem by paying in Euros. Next day I am on my way to Montevideo. CEO Andrés Druetta presenting his Rocio mineral water.","@ID":18},

"PREFORM PRODUCTION 18 PETplanet insider    Vol. 14    No. 11/13    petpla.net Sipa presented injection compression moulding system at drinktec “eXTREME“ly light At Drinktec in Munich we met Enrico Gribaudo, General Manager of Sipa Italy. Our last meeting had been in February 2013 in Canada at the premises of Athena, Sipa’s machinery partner for the preform systems XFORM 150 and XFORM 300. One of the topics discussed at this interview was the lightweighting of PET preforms and bottles and whether the boundaries of what is actually feasible had already been reached. At the time Enrico Gribaudo’s reply surprised us when he announced that further significant stages in weight reduction were a possibility. The solution was exhibited at Drinktec in Munich, a preform system based on the injection compression moulding system with the type designation XTREME. The injection compression moulding process enables a preform to be designed without any constraints as regards injection moulding. Using this process means that the preform base area and the preform walls can be made significantly thinner than is possible with the injection moulding process or as deemed practical. This opens up new possibilities as regards preform design and potential for weight savings right through to new bottle geometries. According to Enrico Gribaudo, the weight saving, for example, on a 0.5l water bottle (9.5 to 8.7g in weight) with the same specification is more than 8%. As a result of the new design freedoms where preforms and bottles are conEnrico Gribaudo in front of the new XTREME preform machine at Drinktec","@ID":20},

"BOTTLE MAKING 21 PETplanet insider    Vol. 14    No. 11/13    petpla.net a single station and a heating box, the preforms are fed manually. A more sophisticated variant will have automatic parison feeding and a continuous oven, although it will still have only a single blowing station. This setup allows several preforms to pass through the oven and be inflated successively. The performance of the blowing station can even be as high as that achieved with rotary machines. However, even smaller rotary machines with two to four blowing stations and a continuous oven section are used as laboratory machines. Wherever possible, the laboratory machine should be of the same design as the machine that will later be used for volume  production. Important aspects to be considered include whether the preform will be transported with the neck up or down and which kind of drive for the stretching movement, which kind of blowing station, and which mould carriers will be used. The same applies to the process parameters such as the dwell time in the oven. Such laboratory trials should mimic the subsequent volume  production as closely as possible. In certain cases, especially for hot-fill or returnable bottles, it may be advantageous to use a rotary machine with, for instance, eight stations, even for the mould trials. In such a case even if only a single mould is actually fitted and running, the trial results can be transferred to the production machine with a significantly higher level of reliability. One important aspect concerns the time required to remove the bottle from the mould after the pressure has been relieved and the bottle has been cooled with the scavenging air. On rotary machines, this will be a CAM-controlled and exactly timed process, so the transferability of the results to the production environment is extremely important. What Please order your copy at the PETplanet insider book shop: https://petpla.net/books Bottles, Preforms and Closures A Design Guide for PET Packaging Second Edition by Ottmar Brandau 115,00 € 180 pages © Copyright Elsevier 2012 is more, with rising mould temperatures, the findings from mould trials on a single-station laboratory machine will be more difficult to transfer to the production machine. The timing and the relative movements, and thus also the heat transfer between mould and bottle, will have a major impact on shrinkage. Process finding during mould trials During the mould trials, the process engineer will adjust the initial parameters for heating and blowing based on his or her experience so that at least a fully blown bottle leaves the machine. These bottles will then be verified against individual elements of the specification, such as wall thickness distribution, top load, burst pressure, etc., and the process parameters will then be optimised successively until the key milestone values are achieved. Then a larger sample run is started to produce a larger number of bottles for more detailed laboratory testing (typically 50 - 100 bottles). For these mould trials and the subsequent laboratory tests normally about 500 preforms will be required. If one of the prescribed laboratory tests reveals that the sample bottles do not conform to the specifications, the process parameters must be adapted in an iterative fashion until the bottles meet the specification. If this cannot be achieved through changes in the process parameters, it may become necessary to modify the mould or even use a different preform. Yet, thanks to the available expert knowledge or the use of expert systems and FE simulations in product development, this rarely happens in practice. (The most important of these laboratory tests will be described in part 8.) Sometimes laboratory machines are also used to produce larger quantities of sample bottles that are made available to the customer. Such quantities of sample bottles may be needed for market tests, packaging tests, or also setting up and testing downstream equipment, such as conveying systems, filling lines, labellers, packers, and palletisers. *This article was published in “Bottles, Preforms and  Closures”, Ottmar Brandau, chapter 1.8.1. and 1.8.2., Copyright Elsevier 2012","@ID":23},

"TRADE SHOW REVIEW 36 PETplanet insider    Vol. 14    No. 11/13    petpla.net On the milky way Visitors to the P.E.T. Engineering stand were 125% up  on 2009. This encouraging  result was credited to the new ultra light-weighted projects presented. The Evolight projects were already featured in issue 9. Evolight 1.5l can be used both for flat products, weighing 18.9g, and for sparkling ones, weighing just  22.5g. The innovative structure, which alternates rigid rib areas with flat areas to discharge the force, allows good values of both axial (240N) and radial top load that guarantee a high performance while pouring. With the support of Husky and Novapet,  P.E.T. Engineering developed an ultra-light bottle for milk, weighing just 18.5g for fresh milk, 19.5g for extended shelf life and 21.5g for UHT. The lightening, as well as a combined study of the preform and container, comes also from the adoption of the material, DCU by Novapet, that enables the same barrier performance as a multilayer preform to be achieved, but with lower machinery cost and reduced  production waste. With its bottles for HO.RE.CA., blown with Glasstar by Novapet, P.E.T. Engineering showed an attractive alternative to glass for premium products. www.petengineering.com Pressureless accumulation Europool was present at the Drinktec 2013 with its proposals for engineering, handling and automation. The featured  “Aculine” accumulation system is a pressureless accumulation system on single way and allows the handling of shaped containers with no contact between them. Europool equipment can handle all type of containers: PET and glass bottles, cans, bricks and secondary ones such as shrinks, cartons, crates, pallets etc... for speeds from 5,000 up to 50,000 bph. The company’s services and products range from feasibility studies and engineering service through conveyors and automation, dryers, warmers, coolers and pasteurisers to upgrading and relocation of existing bottling plants, turnkey services  and after sales services www.europool.biz Aseptic filling and grouping, strapping and palletising The Contiform AseptBloc, which was unveiled by Krones at drinktec 2013, takes a different approach to decontamination: it sterilises preforms, rather than finished bottles. It consists of a sterile blow-moulder combined with filler and closer, with integrated process technology for aseptic applications. Immediately after heating, preforms are sent to the sterile zone and treated with hydrogen peroxide (H 2 O 2 ) gas. Preforms feature a more even shape and surface than bottles and are very much smaller; Krones says that this means the system substantially reduces both the amount of work and costs involved.  The company asserts that the system optimises the treatment of sensitive products like juice, ice tea, tea, energy drinks, beverages with a particle content, UHT milk or milk-based mixed drinks, from beginning to end. Directly downstream of the oven the preforms enter a hermetically sealed sterile zone, which they do not leave until they have been transformed into fully blow-moulded, aseptically filled and capped bottles. The system is claimed to cut water consumption while also improving microbiological safety. Preform decontamination does not cause any shrinkage, which can be found in full-size bottle decontamination. The Contiform AseptBloc can also cope with extremely lightweight PET containers. It can achieve outputs of up to 48,000bph and does not require additional devices, such as a hygiene centre or a sterile-water UHT unit. Its single control system covers all aseptic processes. Krones’ new EvoLite Bloc integrates the EvoLite pack strapping machine with the Robobox pack grouping station and the new Modulpal Pro 1AD palletiser. Nonconforming packs are removed from the flow by means of a new rejection unit located at the transition to the Robobox. Electronic digital displays visually simplify any change-over to a different type of pack. The pack strapper produces packs with an integrated carrying handle for maximised resource-economy. Producing a LitePac of six plastic bottles offers potential savings, compared to shrink-wrapped packs, in both packaging material and energy, with cost savings of up to 74% claimed. EvoLite does not need a shrink tunnel or a handle applicator, which cuts energy consumption by up to 90% and helps to reduce the machine’s carbon footprint. In the EvoLite packer’s infeed module, containers arriving in a continuous flow are distributed between two lanes. Four strapping units then produce the LitePacs in the strapping module. Robobox is designed for fast and consistent grouping of packs of non-returnables. It distributes and turns them, which offers scope for layer form variation. The new Modulpal Pro 1AD non-returnables palletiser has been designed for speeds of up to 500 layers/h with a low-level infeed. Its two main basic modules are positioned next to each other. The transfer station accepts the waiting layer from the Robobox, and the loading station deposits it on the pallet. The Modulpal Pro 1AD does not use compressed air, is claimed to need no lubrication, and operates with fully automatic format change-over. www.krones.com","@ID":38},

"TRADE SHOW REVIEW 35 PETplanet insider    Vol. 14    No. 11/13    petpla.net Big blow Spanish company Side SA has announced the commercial launch of the latest generation of its reheatstretch-blow-mould machines, designated 5001e. It is designed specifically for the growing large, BPA-free water bottle segment and has been developed to produce PET water bottles in the popular four and five gallon (15 and 19l) sizes, and has capacity to produce containers up to 30l, in both returnable and one-way formats. The Side machine is equipped with handle-insertion technology. Handles are placed onto the container during the blow moulding stage by a robotic arm; five-gallon bottles with inserted handles can be produced at a rate of 400/h. The machines can also be equipped to produce wide mouth (up to 100mm neck) containers. A single machine can produce a wide range of bottles and containers. Side says that tools can be changed easily and quickly. www.side.es www.stretchblowsystems.com Convenient multipack sleeving design saves material Finpac presented a new sleeving design that it claims can cut costs by between 30 and 60% of costs. Its Sleevepack system combines the product label with a multipack sleeve, which saves material. The Sleevepack sleeve does not cover the entire package surface; it is designed to bundle two, three or four containers together within an external sleeve. Perforations made by the sleeving machine enable easy opening of the pack and leave a partial sleeved surface on each individual package. The use of hot melt under the sleeve, activated by a thermal shrinkage, leaves part of the sleeve as a label on each product. This can carry the product brand or description along with all legal wording. Finpac says that Sleevepack can eliminate the cost of clustering for multipackaging and save material. finpacit.wix.com/finpac drinktec review","@ID":37},

"BOTTLE MAKING 29 PETplanet insider    Vol. 14    No. 11/13    petpla.net Sidel develops StarLite base for PET bottles Increased resistance, less weight Sidel’s new PET bottle base for still drinks is said to significantly increase the base resistance and stability. This means it can improve bottle rigidity, while lowering package weight and also energy consumption during production. The base is especially suited for water and juices, and under certain conditions can also be used for other still beverages. Benefitting from two PET design innovations The Sidel StarLite bottle base utilises two proprietary PET design innovations: the Edge Beam, which is a specific groove structure that improves base stiffness, and the Smart Disc, a disc structure that reinforces the base to prevent deformation. The base can be retrofitted into existing bottle designs and shapes, and applied to existing production lines, using Sidel’s accompanying StarLite mould bases. The design can be used for all Sidel blowing platforms and output speeds, including the new Sidel Matrix system for liquid packaging, and the following filling solutions: regular, ultra clean and aseptic. Increasing value Sidel’s packaging experts analysed different base designs to achieve optimum strength. They then carried out numerous computer simulations followed by real-world physical tests. In those tests the StarLite design resulted in up to a 30% increase in top-load dent resistance when the bottle is on a pallet, and up to a 55% increase in side-load resistance, a particular advantage when the bottle is on a conveyor or in a vending machine, for example. Overall pallet integrity also increased by up to 50% during transportation. In tests the base also produced increased resistance to extreme temperatures (hot or cold), making it especially useful for storage in harsh conditions. The bottle lasted up to 25 days without bottle deformation in 50°C conditions, and recorded up to a 50% decrease in base rollout under frozen conditions. Regarding reduced package weight, the base offers increased lightweighting possibilities of up to 1g of PET for a 0.5l bottle or 2g on a 1.5l format. Sidel claims that the base is also compatible with nitrogen drop technology, which further increases lightweighting opportunities. Additionally, if the bottle pressure generated by the nitrogen dosing is 0.8bar or under, StarLite can replace the traditional mini-petaloid base usually associated with carbonated soft drinks in the mind of consumers. Finally, the required blowing pressure for the base is 16- 20bar, versus up to 25bars previously. This means a reduction of up to 25% in air pressure. www.sidel.com/starlite","@ID":31},

"NEWS 9 PETplanet insider    Vol. 14    No. 11/13    petpla.net Döhler’s sweet smell of success Döhler, the German-headquartered international producer and provider of ingredients, ingredient systems and solutions for the food and beverage industry, has announced the acquisition of Poland’s Aromes Group. Founded in 1991, Aromes’ core competence is in flavours but it also supplies beverage bases, emulsions, colours and compounds. Its production site is located near Warsaw and it currently has sales facilities in Ukraine and the Baltics. The company is described as having many years’ experience in the production of premium flavours and extracts and in the application of baked goods, confectionery and beverages, as well as knowledge of the Eastern European food and beverage market, which is  one of the fastest-growing in the EU. By acquiring Aromes, Döhler says that it is paving the way for further growth in the Eastern European flavours market and the expansion of its business activities in the food segment. www.doehler.com Arburg technology centre in Poland Arburg, the German machine manufacturing company, recently held a ceremony for its new Technology Centre in Warsaw, Poland. The new premises for its Polish subsidiary will have a useable floorspace of 800m², including a 240m² showroom, which will provide space for seven Allrounder injection moulding machines. The facility will also house offices, a canteen, spare parts store, training room and a demonstration room. Architecturally, the new building will echo the style of the Lossburg Customer Centre and will follow a modular design. The most obvious mark is the large glass façade. Climate control in the building is by geothermal energy and heat exchangers. The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by customers from the automotive, packaging and other industries. www.arburg.com Sidel opens in Dubai The Gulf state of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates is home to the new regional headquarters of Sidel GMEA (Greater Middle East and Africa). The offices are located at the TECOM Media Cluster in the heart of Dubai. Ninety employees are working at the facility, providing local sales and support activities. Guests at the official opening on September 12, 2013 undertook a tour of the facility and witnessed a presentation describing the philosophy behind Sidel’s choice of Dubai as the location for its new facility, and its function in servicing the GMEA region. www.sidel.com Shanghai hosted ‘Recycled Polyester’ conference The 9th China International Recycled Polyester Conference, held at the Wyndham Bund East Hotel in Shanghai, PR China, September 11-13, attracted more than 300 participants, from China and further afield. Visitors to the conference witnessed a presentation on the chemical polyester recycling of textile waste and of collected PET bottles by the Teijin/Li Ming Sports Goods and Polygenta Technologies Ltd joint venture. Its method, practised at a new plant in China, takes sorted textile waste that is then decomposed by applying pressurized methanol to produce pure DMT. The product is claimed to be equivalent to that based on pare-xylene and can be used in the production of all polyester intermediates. Polygenta Nashik (India) presented on a different approach, which mechanically cleans post-consumer PET bottle waste, which is then glycolysed and the resulting intermediate is re-polymerized using an existing continuous polyester line. The rPET-melt is processed to filaments by direct-spinning. A third approach is to produce pure BHT, which is pelletized and used as feedstock. Gneuss demonstrated its recycling technology, which uses vacuum treatment during melt preparation and automatic filtration of impurities; and Erema demonstrated its Vakurema system. S+S exhibited a range of sorting machines. Sorema’s modular PET bottle flake production lines for food grade flakes were shown in China for the first time. PetStar Avangard reported on the difficulties of PET bottle collection and recycling in Mexico. The current situation of the recycling industry in China itself was discussed by a panel including Li Shidong, Secretary General Recycled Fibre Commission of CCFA. The full conference report can be ordered from CCFEI or Dr. Ulrich Thiele. www.ccfei.net www.polyester-technology.com R&D stacks up the awards The awards ceremony at the Annual Blow Molding Conference, October 8-9, Atlanta Georgia saw R&D/Leverage and Stack Wine presented with two prizes during the conference’s first-ever blow moulded parts and package design competition. The awards were in respect of R&D Leverage’s and Stack Wine’s project of stackable PET containers for wine, in beverage packaging applications division (first place) and in packaging applications division (second place). The design and development of the packaging were detailed in PETplanet insider issue 11/2012. Over 50 companies showcased their latest advancements and innovations in blow molding design and applications. The entries submitted all demonstrated innovations in design, manufacturing, material application and commercial use in the categories Packaging (food, beverage, pharmaceutical, other and Industrial (automotive/transportation, consumer goods, industrial, other). Also, while sponsoring this Conference, R/D Leverage presented its injection blow mould ‘Freedom’ system which is developed to eliminate variables and to yield predictable processes, resulting in a consistent product. www.rdleverage.com","@ID":11},

"BEVERAGES / INGREDIENTS 32 PETplanet insider    Vol. 14    No. 11/13    petpla.net Beverage trends according to Wild Coming to fruition Drinktec closed its doors on Friday, September 20. On show were the big suppliers of beverage ingredients who presented their products to the beverage industry. We seized the opportunity of discussing with Jochen Heininger, Director of Strategic Marketing and EMEA Product Management the latest trends from Wild. What are the key trends emerging in the global food and drinks ingredients industry? One of the main drivers is the trend towards naturalness. More and more consumers are insisting on natural and healthy ingredients, be it colours, flavours or sweeteners such as stevia. Accordingly, natural concepts are influencing  all beverage categories, from still drinks and tea drinks to adult soft drinks. Wild has been focusing on the production of natural ingredients ever since the company was founded in 1931 and continues to expand its natural ingredients portfolio with new products and trend concepts. What are the most interesting and innovative products launched recently by your company? The energy drink boom is far from over. Wild is seen as one of the major manufacturers of ingredients for these drinks. In addition to classic flavours, our portfolio also includes developments such as energy plus juice, energy plus tea, and no calorie concepts. We have also developed a number of functional varieties. On top of today’s trends are premium RTD teas -  a powerful growth category. The latest addition to our portfolio is brewed tea, which offers new standards in terms of quality and flavour, and these products can be labelled as “brewed tea.” However, Wild can also supply classic products based on tea extracts or tea infusions. In the juice segment, our portfolio features  fruit juice concentrates which bear the certified seal of the international environmental protection institute Rainforest Alliance. This quality seal is given to products with raw material that meet specially defined criteria for sustainable farming. Wild currently offers Rainforest Alliance certified juice concentrates based on orange, pineapple and banana. We have, in addition, developed a fermentation technology that enables us to offer soft drinks featuring a “grownup” taste profile. This  process gives beverages a distinctive flavour and allows manufacturers to position products naturally. For soft drinks in general, our Wild portfolio includes more flavours – everything from fruity to spicy, with mint ingredients or sweetened with stevia for low calorie concepts. In the field of beer-mix drinks, we have created highlights with in vogue products such as cloudy variants with juice. As for non-alcoholic malt beverages - which are extremely promising for breweries as well as producers of soft drinks -  we feature a variety of options in terms of malt content and numerous innovative fruity flavours, aimed at meeting  the many different taste preferences around the world. Which geographical markets are you increasingly focusing on? Wild as a global player is focusing on markets worldwide: besides its core business in Europe and North America, we are targeting emerging markets such as the Middle East, North Africa, Brazil, India and China. The latter in particular are extremely interesting. They are very populous, with a growing middle-class that demands high-quality processed food. Hence, they offer enormous potential. For this reason, in July this year, Jochen Heininger, Director of Strategic Marketing and EMEA Product Management, Wild","@ID":34},

"PETpatents www.verpackungspatente.de 44 PETplanet insider    Vol. 14    No. 11/13    petpla.net Base shape for bottle International Patent No. WO 2011 / 154670 A1 Applicant: Sidel Participations, Octeville-Sur-Mer (FR) Date of Application: 14.6.2011 The shape of the base on a PET bottle is specially moulded / designed so that, when it is being manufactured from the preform, the material characteristics (crystallisation) can be utilised to an optimum extent. Plastic container European Grant of Patent No. EP 1561691 B1 Applicant: Yoshino Kogyosho Co. Ltd., Tokyo (JP) Date of Application: 27.10.2003 The European Grant of Patent describes the special design of the external wall and the process for manufacturing a plastic bottle that is suitable for hot filling. Lightweight bottle International Patent No. WO 2011 / 157952 A1 Applicant: Sidel Participations, Octeville-Sur-Mer (FR) Date of Application: 15.6.2011 In ordered to comply with the necessary requirements in relation to stability, the base of a lightweight / reduced-weight PET bottle needs to incorporate reinforcement ribs and notches coordinated with one another in order to meet the necessary stability requirements. Multiple nozzle International Patent No. WO 2013 / 064299 A1 Applicant: Unilever N.V., Rotterdam (NL) Date of Application: 14.9.2012 A re-closable nozzle with a number of channels is placed on the opening of a squeezy container and fixed in position. This facilitates the atomising action of the product and also ensures its application over a wider area. Internal tamper-proofing International Patent No. WO 2013 / 064790 A1 Applicant: Obrist Closures Switzerland GmbH, Reinach (CH) Date of Application: 12.9.2012 The partly transparent dispensing closure on a container for mouthwashes, detergents and similar is fitted with a tamper-proofing device. Unscrewing for the first time displaces the “different coloured“ disk, thus clearly indicating that successful opening has been achieved. Pack with carrying handle European Patent No. EP 2589545 A1 Applicant: Krones AG, Neutraubling (D) Date of Application: 24.10.2012 A number of individual bottles are held together using a length of shrink film, tape or another form of secondary packaging. To enable the pack to be carried safely the handle is directly connected to the bottle. This direct link prevents the film from being ripped out and also makes it possible to use a thinner film.","@ID":46},

"TRADE SHOW REVIEW 38 PETplanet insider    Vol. 14    No. 11/13    petpla.net CCT Creative Competence Technology GmbH Idsteiner Strasse 74 D-65527 Niedernhausen, Germany r.steinmetz@cct-systems.com www.cct-systems.com PET Molds Developments PET Systems Design and Patents Closure Systems CCT-33-SST-01 CPC-33-S 01 NEW 33er Preform Head and Closure available!! CCT-33-SFBT-03 Design and Patents Closure Molds CCT-33-SBT-02 Dressed up The KHS-Innoprint machine enables beverage companies to print labels and logos directly onto their PET bottles. The standard KHS-Innoprint is designed to output 36,000 PET bph. The Innoprint had already been presented at the KHS Corpoplast “Open House” at its Hamburg plant in June, Now it was one of KHS’ highlights at the show. This direct digital printing process transfers the required print image straight from the computer to the machine’s control unit. The smallest batches – or in extreme cases even each individual PET bottle – can be adorned with a different image. KHS claims brilliant colours and an optical resolution of 1,080 x 1,080 pixels of the prints. The recipe-controlled format changes make for very fast changeovers. If new bottle types are scheduled for printing, the print head is adjusted to the relevant position for the new bottle diameter and/or height within the space of a few minutes. The machine is able to process a large number of different PET bottles from 0.33 to 1.5l. Container diameters can vary between 40 and 120mm. In its standard version the KHS-Innoprint machine operates with five colour carousels, each of which applies a designated colour to the PET bottles. In order, these are white, cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. Other colour carousels can also be inserted, such as those loaded with spot colours, to print a special, true-colour logo. Each colour carousel has twelve printing segments. If required these colour carousels can be equipped with fewer segments, meaning that customers can start out with a lower printing capacity and gradually increase this if and when needed. Where the KHS-Innoprint setup is implemented, between 0.1 and 0.25ml of UV ink is needed per bottle print, depending on the degree of coverage and size of the printing area. Each PET bottle is handled by its neck and held in a separate clamp (puck) driven by a direct drive. The bottle mouth remains sealed through the entire printing process and for stability either nitrogen or sterile air can be inserted into the bottle. The puck conveys the bottle from colour carousel to colour carousel, locking it into place magnetically. There is no need for bottle transfers, and very high precision printing is a given. In the future it will also be possible for the printer to be monoblocked with a stretch blow moulder. The UV inks have a low viscosity, set within a few milliseconds, have a good opacity, can be overprinted, and have good adhesion to untreated PET bottles. The applied ink is briefly dried by UV light in each printing station (pinning). Once the print has been hardened or cured by UV light the labelled bottle is able to withstand all handling inline, in store, and by the consumer. The UV inks are specially developed for KHS for this new piece of plant equipment and are claimed to be especially suitable for use on PET food packaging. Investigations into the inks’ migration characteristics have revealed that they are suitable for use on food packaging. Directly printed PET bottles can also be bottle-to-bottle recycled. www.khs.com","@ID":40},

"MARKET SURVEY 27 PETplanet insider    Vol. 14    No. 11/13    petpla.net Gardner Denver Ltd Boge Kompressoren Claybrook Drive, Redditch, B98 0DS, England +44 1527 838600 www.gardnerdenverproducts.com Trevor Perry Director, High Pressure Sales +44 1527 838601 +44 1527 838630 Trevor.Perry@gardnerdenver.com Otto Boge Str. 1-7 33739 Bielefeld, Germany +49 5206-601-0 www.boge.com Klaus Dieter Korzeng Business Unit Manager- PET +49 971 44321-191 +49 5206 601-200 k.korzeng@boge.de VH7 VH9 VH12 VH15 VH18 VH21 VH25 WH28 WH29 WH40 WH45 WH50 Boge Booster System 12 420 580 729 916 1116 1,402 1,500 1,680 1,800 2,300 2,700 3,200 High pressure blowing air (up to 45bar) S or SLF range - fixed speed or frequency controlled screw compressors SRHV booster range with 5bar or 10bar pre-pressure Prepressure screw with dryer and filters separate from integrated skid Oil-free Lubricated Lubricated Filtrated class 1 Reciprocating V Reciprocating W skid mounted fully wired, piped and factory tested 3 2 No No Water-cooled Air cooled with one integrated HP water cooled after cooler Direct Drive using high efficiency shaftless technology Belt or direct Belt Belt or direct Atlas Copco Crépelle 2 place Guy de Dampierre, BP 29 59008 Lille Cedex, France +33 3 20 52 47 11 www.atlascopco.com Sabine Wagnon Communications +33 3 59 01 05 02 sabine.wagnon@fr.atlascopco.com PETStar –4  – 1500, 1700, 1900, 2100, 2300, 2500, 2800, 3000, 3300 ZD Zd VSD P-Compressors DX/DN 18 (9 new models optimized for 28 bar pressure) 23 6 6 1 16 6 6 PS-4 1500 [1,497m3/h], PS-4 1700 [1,691 m3/h], PS-4 1900 [1,884m3/h], PS-4 2100 [2,102m3/h], PS-4 2300 [2,308m3/h], PS-4 2500 [2,501m3/h], PS-4 2800 [2,793m3/h], PS-4 3000 [2,986m3/h], PS-4 3300 [3,298m3/h] 792 - 4,108FAD 702 - 1,177FAD 529-1,152Fad up to 1,5843,957FAD 626 to 1,119 FAD 163 to 786FAD 890 to 1,372FAD 16,300 4-stage from atmosphere reciprocating to 40 bar Screw Screw Variable speed drive screw Variable speed drive screw Screw Piston Piston Piston Variable speed drive piston Variable speed drive piston Piston Piston Piston Oil- free Oil-free Oil-free Oil-free Oil-free Oil-free Oil-free Oil-free Oil-free Oil-free Oil-free Oil-free Oil-free Balanced horizontally opposed layout. Horizontal Horizontal Horizontal Horizontal Horizontal Horizontal Horizontal 4 stages of compression all double acting. 2 + 2 2 + 2 2 + 2 2 + 2 3 1 + 3 1 No No No No No No No No Water-cooled Water Air Water Air Water Water Water Direct Direct Direct Direct Direct Belt Belt Belt Belt Belt Belt Belt Belt","@ID":29},

"BOTTLE MAKING 23  Chameleon Series (built in Taiwan) with 1-2 blow moulding stations. This model is especially suitable for the manufacture of wide neck containers with a neck finish diameter of 33mm to 200mm and PET containers with handles.  L-Series with a continuous heating system (built in Taiwan) with 1-16 blow moulding stations. This model is used predominantly for CSD and mineral water PET bottles but there are also versions suitable for hot fill applications.  Phoenix Series (built in China) 2-6 blow moulding stations. The principal area of application, in addition to beverages, is geared more to the area of edible oils, household articles, cosmetics and foodstuffs packaging. Markets According to Mr Bush Hsieh, Chum Power has more than 3,000 machines on the market. Exports of linear machines account for around 90% of production. Key countries are, in order of importance, China and the Far East, followed by Africa. The highest level of growth is currently to be found in Africa. In China, Chum Power is benefiting from the imminent change from single stage machines to 2-stage machines. The main applications for the stretch blow moulding machines are as follows:  50% Mineral water  25% Beverages  15% Edible oils  10% Household, cosmetics, detergent, food Service According to Mr Bush Hsieh, service lies at the heart of the company’s corporate strategy. Or as he put it during our interview: “If there is no local service, ultimately there is no business.” It is a motto that Chum Power takes to all its operations in a total of 92 countries world-wide. In Indonesia, Korea and Japan the service staff are based in the dealerships. The company’s first wholly-owned sales and service branch is in Thailand. A further branch is planned in Africa. We raised the question about the competitive situation in China, both in relation to indigenous Chinese manufacturers and their European counterparts. His answer was an interesting slant on the widely-held view that China competes solely on price. “We at Chum Power find ourselves in pretty much the same position as European manufacturers”, he said. “Namely, we are alleged to be expensive. Our response is that we are not only determined to maintain our competitive edge through technology and quality but to aim for constant improvement.” He concluded with an interesting observation. “Our Chinese competitors in the linear stretch blow moulding machines sector are probably three years or so behind us. Our focus on the importance of service helps to keep us ahead of the game.” www.chumpower.com PETplanet insider  Vol. 14  No. 10/13","@ID":25}]}}