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"PETbottles 44 PETplanet insider    Vol. 15    No. 01+02/14    petpla.net Beverages & Liquid Food On the square PET Power is expanding its range of bottles with the launch of a completely new standard family of packages, which it has named “Carpo Square”. Despite the name, it actually combines different shapes into a single package. The lower part of the bottle is square, with rounded corners, and progresses to a neck that is cylindrical and conical, giving the upper part of the bottle a different look and feel. The change is deliberate. All three bottles in the family are produced with a 38SP400 neck finish, which means they can be combined with many standard closures, including dispensing closure systems. While the shape may not suit all products, PET Power says that it offers product managers the opportunity to opt for packaging that stands out on the shelf. The model can be used for fruit juices, for dressings or other types of sauces, and for cosmetic and personal care products such as bath salts and skincare products. In terms of finishes, the square lower part of the bottle can easily a label, while a close-fitting sleeve can emphasise its different shape, according to PET Power, and the bottles can be produced in a wide range of colours. www.petpower.eu Rightweight strikes the right balance Sidel claims that its new RightWeight 0.5 l PET bottle for still water can result in significantly less weight while maintaining or increasing bottle performance, without affecting product quality. The new bottle weighs 7.95g but the company says that it offers top-load performance of 33kg, without nitrogen dosing, using standard 26/22 caps. Part of this new design was an evolution of the standard 26/22 neck finish, which has been re-designed to save an extra 15% of weight, while maintaining compatibility with existing standard 26/22 caps. The increased resistance of the RightWeight bottle is claimed to help to eliminate the ‘over squeeze’ issue often experienced by end consumers when using ultra-light bottles, which can lead to accidental spillage of contents. Increased resistance also makes it easier for consumers to unscrew the cap as well as making it more likely to retain its appearance after transportation to retail outlets. Sidel says that the combination of lower weight, improved topload performance and elimination of the need for nitrogen assistance could lead to cost savings of up to €1.75 million/a. The new RightWeight bottle can be adapted to existing production lines that use standard cap formats. Blowing pressure is 20 bar. Design elements can be adapted for existing or new commercial bottle designs as needed. Accompanying Sidel RightWeight moulds and line conversions can ensure production lines fully unlock the benefits of the new bottle designs. The bottle can be used for all Sidel PET packaging solutions and output speeds for still water, including the new Sidel Matrix system for liquid packaging. www.sidel.com/rightweight","@ID":46},

"PREFORM PRODUCTION 20 PETplanet insider    Vol. 15    No. 01+02/14    petpla.net No stone left unturned Centrifugal conveyor PreWatcher III At the K-Fair in Düsseldorf Waldemar Schmitke met Gerd Fuhrmann, Managing Director and CEO of Intravis Vision Systems. Intravis has been building optical inspection systems for the plastics and packaging industry ever since 1993. Today its range of products includes image processing technologies for the inspection and measurement of bottles, closures, preforms and decorations. The PreWatcher and Sample PreWatcher have been developed for purposes of preform quality control. The PreWatcher is designed for the bulk inspection of preforms in on- or off-line operation downstream of a preform machine.  The Sample Prewatcher is deployed more as a measuring and inspection system when only random samples for the quality control of preforms are required. Now, here at the K-Fair, the third generation of the “Prewatcher III“ is being exhibited. According to Gerd Fuhrmann, the device represents a crucial step towards 100% monitoring of preforms during in- and off-line operation of a preform installation.  The key difference from its predecessors lies in the orientation of the preforms.  In the past a “roller sorter” (as it was called) was used for this task, but, with its extensive space requirement (up to a length of 16m with a capacity of 36,000 preforms per hour) it made the installation of PreWatcher systems in on-line operation with existing preform systems more difficult or even impossible. The solution is a centrifugal feeder which, with its compact construction, significantly reduces the space requirement. This not only makes installation directly behind a preform line easier but also makes a capacity improvement of up to 72,000 preforms/h possible with a space requirement for a comparable length of 4m instead of 16m. This increase in capacity makes it possible to follow the market trend which, in the beverages sector, is primarily levelling out at 72/96-cavity preform lines. Where lightweight 0.5l preforms are concerned, these are achieving a capacity of 50,000/72,000 preforms/h (depending on the final design of the preform). This means that the PreWatcher III is available with capacities from 50,000 up to 72,000 preforms/h. Sorting in this way also permits sharper images and an extension of the inspection criteria. Eight cameras measure and inspect the relevant geometric dimensions in the preform body and neck finish area. “They record damage, contamination, colour variations, injection moulding faults, everything documented by preform numbers with statistical evaluation and the faulty preforms sorted out at the end so that no defects are overlooked,” says Gerd Fuhrmann. The first line in a ten series is running soft drink preforms at Coca Cola in Halle an der Saale in Germany. The other nine PreWatcher III have already been sold to Europe and America and will be used predominantly in on-line operations. www.intravis.de Gerd Fuhrmann in front of PreWatcher III by Waldemar Schmitke","@ID":22},

"BOTTLING / FILLING 39 PETplanet insider    Vol. 15    No. 01+02/14    petpla.net Wet sterilisation Dr Diana Wolf, KHS, spoke at the conference about the use of chlorine dioxide in “wet“ processes. Compared to peracetic acid and ECA, in tests the medium proved to be the most effective in deactivating large numbers of germs. Chlorine dioxide, said Wolf, emphasising the advantages of the substance, offers a wide range of usages, it is extremely economical – generally speaking only very little liquid is required to achieve the desired sterilisation effect – and is suitable for sterilising packaging media for carbonated products. She recommended using chlorine dioxide in the entire line as a microbiologically safe bottling process can be guaranteed by using it, providing it is used properly. 4-stage validation approach Matthias Hickstein, Coca Cola soft drinks, presented a 4-stage approach used by the Coca-Cola Company to validate new bottling plants. This approach is derived from a stage gate process.  A pre-condition for validation is, alongside adaptation to the HACCP risk analysis, to take into account the applicable requirements and to define the criteria for success. This involves creating a project team consisting of representatives of various sectors including Engineering, Production, Health and Safety at Work as well as Quality Assurance. Each of the four In the subsequent operational validation (OV) the key element is to prove the function and process capability of the units within the context of the relevant process stages. The focus of evaluation lies here on the features directly characteristic of products and productions and the results of the peripheral processes (cleanliness and sanitation). Finally, performance validation forms the basis for the final registration for the process change or installation. For this all results and information are assessed by reference to the success criteria of the OV. In addition, routine tests are carried out during production and a final report is compiled.  The 4-stage approach has so far proved itself, especially as regards the cross-functional collaborative work carried out within the project team, the utilisation of a central data base for communication and documentation, the “customising” of the test plans on the basis of existing protocols and in the integration of central resources during the OV, said Hickstein, taking stock. There were further advantages to be identified in the evaluation of process stages over and above the requirements of the Coca-Cola Company and in the utilisation of the data derived for technical acceptance purposes. www.akademie-fresenius.de steps to validation must be formally signed off by the team before going forward with the project (Gate function), explained Hickstein. In order, the four steps comprise the following:  Design,  Installation,  Operational and  Performance Validation. Each of the stages is built up simultaneously one directly on top of the other, but the design validation (DV) is at its heart and the installation, operational and performance validation is always based on the foundation stone of design validation. The method to be adopted for selecting new equipment or the desired technology is considered, i.e. the decisionmaking processes are set out and documented. To this end a risk analysis is carried out in which the relevant aspects of quality, food safety and Health & Safety at Work as well as Environmental and Energy Management are included. The next stage, the installation validation (IV), deals with the actual realisation compared to the specification established in the DV. The hardware supplied and/or the technology is synchronised with the DV specification and the order specification and relevant parameters of the actual installation (e.g. measurements, dimensions, compatibility of the materials used etc.) documented.","@ID":41},

"BOTTLE MAKING 24 PETplanet insider     Vol. 15    No. 01+02/14    petpla.net Up to 16% lower energy costs Compressors get a makeover Compressors can be rather a humdrum piece of kit. For the bottler they are simply part of his overall purchase. Their job is to supply the right amount of air, at the correct pressure, preferably using as little energy as possible. Now Siad Macchine Impianti have come along and taken a completely new approach to compressors, demonstrating that this is a topic that readily repays some additional musings. The new arrival will answer to the name of Vito. With around 2,500 PET compressors installed, Siad Macchine Impianti is certainly one of the major players in the market. Hitherto, the Italians built compressors using modules produced by their own group of companies adding standard items from supplier catalogues. Now they have turned this approach on its head, summoning up the courage to re-think completely both the design and production of an entirely new concept in compressor technology. The result is remarkable. It has proved possible to reduce energy costs by up to 16%. In the case of the very high performance version, with a capacity higher than 1,900m³/h, energy consumption falls from 375kW to 315 kW. For the smallest version, it still manages to get down to 200kW from 220kW. This corresponds to an annual saving of between € 20 and 50,000. Siad Macchine Impianti have been working on the new compressor for almost eighteen months. The first priority was to hold intensive discussions with customers so as to ensure that nothing was overlooked in the new development. Then it was a matter of examining minutely every component of the old compressor. The most important decision was probably to build just one compressor for all performance categories above 1,200m3/h. The performance range of the compressor is defined by means of a fixed speed set at Siad Macchine Impianti. Several performance levels are planned. To ensure flexibility in production, Siad Macchine Impianti will also supply the compressor with variable speeds. Covering all performance ranges with just one compressor generates immense cost savings in the manufacturing process: a number of identical parts can be used. This of course includes, as a central unit, the pistons, piston rod and crankshaft. Here the developers have placed particular emphasis on quietness in operation. The steel frame now eliminates the From right to left: Massimo Belotti, Chief Automation Assembly; Simone Filisetti, Chief Test Engineer; Anna Roggeri, Executive Assistant; Vittorino Coffetti, Innovation & Technology; Patrizia Pace, Food & Beverage Key Account; Manuela Teocchi, Market Analyst & Projects Development Leader; Cristiano Scaini, Cost Control; Giovanni Brignoli, Food & Beverage Product Leader, all Siad Macchine Impianti Compressor Division The new arrival will answer to the name of Vito (patent pending)","@ID":26},

"PETbottles 46 PETplanet insider    Vol. 15    No. 01+02/14    petpla.net Home + Personal Care Bathtime magic The German drugstore discounter dm is marketing 500ml of its  “Night Dreams“ Bathtime Magic under its own Balea brand name in an elegant, transparent PET bottle. The scent of jasmine and patchouli is intended to have a calming effect on body and mind at the same time as gently caring for the skin.  Along with the blue tinted product, a colourmatched screw cap and the wraparound paper label take care of a uniform presentation on the shelf. www.dm.de/balea Eco cleaner Under their own brand label “Rewe Best Choice“, the German Rewe Group are constantly expanding their range. The products as well as their packaging are aligned with those of the respective competitors and, under certain circumstances, can be confused. Two examples from the household cleaning sector are the yellowtinted Eco WC Cleaner in a transparent 750ml content PET bottle featuring an angled neck area, spray top and childproof screw cap as well as the Eco Bathroom Cleaner in a transparent, easy to handle PET bottle with pump dispenser and likewise a content of 750ml. On both bottles attention is drawn to the environmental compatibility of the products and the high proportion of the PET plastic used that is recycled. www.rewe.de Handling a breeze with coastal breezes The Müller chain of drugstores is marketing Limited Edition fabric softener in Germany under the brand name “Blink“ (“Twinkle“) in a transparent PET bottle with a content of 1.5l and a “Coastal Breezes“ tag. The bottle, which is shaped so that it is easy to handle, incorporates a rough surface guaranteeing a secure grip even with wet hands. A screw cap acts as an aid to dispensing and two shaped labels to front and rear convey the consumer information.","@ID":48},

"MATERIAL / RECYCLING 17 PETplanet insider    Vol. 15 tion). Since 2007 he has worked on FCM assessment and has led the team since 2012. EFSA, for which Authority he is presenting, gives specific, practice-related recommendations on residual contamination in the recycled PET as well as to acceptable migration i.e. max. potential intake of PET, critical operating parameter on use of recycled PET. Dr. Barthelemy urges: “Life cycle thinking – a circular economy (from PET to bottle to RPET for new bottle)”. No less familiar are the problems according to Dr. Eric Barthelemy: “Desperately waiting for finalisation of legislation”. And, resignedly, he adds: “Scientific discussions are too difficult for industries to understand. Waste management is not a subject for academics. We must adopt a practical approach and draw on our own experience and competence. Practical life should be our guide. Theories should follow real life conditions”. His final plea is: “Let us do all we can to ensure our food is safe”. And safely packed - so say all of us, was the verdict of listeners in the PET NETWORK Auditorium, when the Europeans had spoken. PET sustainability In Block 3, PET Sustainability, the intention, finally, was to speak about the specific measures – relating to European recycling. An Vossen – Executive Manager Plarebel and Head of the Working Group on Bottle Recycling – held forth under the title ”EPBP (European PET Bottle Platform) Activities & Developments”. EPRO (European Plastics Recycling Organisation), has its finger on the pulse of European recycling, and is, in its capacity as an association, a member of PETcore Europe. Expectations as far as the presenters were concerned were high, especially in the case of An Vossen for whom the practice of collection and recycling is something close to her heart. She has worked with a variety of international sorting centres, recycling companies and organisations. In her presentation the established processes were articulated, the not unfamiliar requirement to “Reduce – Reuse – Recycle“, the closed looping starting with the design of a PET bottle together with its closure, via sorting, grinding, cleaning, supercleaning, right through to recycling and ultimately back to the re-designing. The topic “bottle-to-bottle: the potential problem zones such as size and shape, weight and light weight, resin grade, colorant, barrier technologies additives” were itemised point by point as well as – in relation to closures -  liners, seals & valves, die labels und die sleeves, adhesive and all other components – all potential obstacles en route to sustainable PET which need to be taken into account and at best need to be eliminated. IMAGINE FILLING MULTIPLE PRODUCTS ON THE SAME LINE…NOW YOU CAN! Water, juice and soft drinks, all on a single machine? The Flextronic modular platform adapts effortlessly to still or sparkling, clear or pulpy and hot or cold-fill, and easily switches from one bottle neck-size to the other. A revolutionary filling technology that gives you extreme operational flexibility with minimal product loss and downtime at flavor switch. Clean, safe and versatile. Welcome to the new generation of fillers. carbonated still hot-fill cold-fill pulp non-pulp water juice soft drink SIPA S.p.A. - Via Caduti del Lavoro, 3 - 31029 Vittorio Veneto (TV) - Italy Tel. +39 0438 911511 - Fax +39 0438 912273 - e-mail: sipa@zoppas.com www.sipa.it","@ID":19},

"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. 15    No. 01+02/14    petpla.net dear readers, We need your help: New Editourmobil Layout Post-tour is pre-tour. Even now, while you are still accompanying us and sharing our experiences on our journey through South America, preparations are already underway for our upcoming tour. This time we are embarking on a trip that will see us travelling around the western Mediterranean. Our plan is to home in on the Brau Beviale in Nuremberg by way of Italy, North Africa, Spain, Portugal and France. We shall be starting out in March. Up to then we still have a lot of work to do. For a start, the layout of our new Editourmobil has still not been sorted out. The challenges this time are that everything is totally different. We have a new basic vehicle and the Brau Beviale logo has changed from brown tones to green hues. Initially, we have taken a broad brush approach: only the logos of PETplanet, Brau Beviale and the sponsors are included as exterior décor. Next, we will be considering individual sections and in particular the upper part of the vehicle. The many potential ‘framework’ shapes result in the emergence of a number of areas that can be used not only for logos but also for visualising our themes. Now we would like to have your input: please vote using Yes/No at petpla.net/tourvote If you wish to add a comment, that would be even more helpful. Most of all, we would like you to open doors for us so that we can talk to you about the local market, hear your news and views. Tell us about your success. And let us reassure you that we publish your stories once you have given us your OK. I wish you many such stimuli in this issue. Yours Alexander Büchler  Draft 1, broad-canvas  Draft 2, split up","@ID":5},

"CAPPING / CLOSURES 33 PETplanet insider    Vol. 15    No. 01+02/14    petpla.net plete systems. The Allrounder remains the flagship, but the “Packaging“ (P) variant has undergone consistent further development aimed at providing an energy-efficient solution“. Products The Arburg machine concept “Packaging“ (P) incorporates injection moulding machines with hybrid drives, with clamping forces from 1300kN to 4600kN, tie bar distances between 520 and 920mm and with the number of cavities ranging from 24 to 96. Typical packaging proposal The system featuring a 290ton machine for 72 cavities is a bestseller. All-rounder 460 (P), hybrid, e-injection:  4600kN clamping force, tie bar distance 720mm,  72 cavities  Standard beverage closure 1811 for water, 2.3g, cycle time ~ 3.0s  Mould: Schöttli USP in their own words Long-term tried and tested robust technology. Special design ”Packaging“ (P) for caps & closures:  Optimisation of moving platens (rigidity)  servo-electric toggle-switch clamping units with energy recovery on braking  servo-electric metering drives  dynamic injection optionally servoelectric or with hydraulic accumulator (Hidrive)  control functions such as start-up parameters and cycle time overlap dispensing. Looking ahead Andreas Reich: ”Our intention is that Arburg should come to be perceived more as a specialist in packaging rather than simply challenging the established manufacturers.   We are working hard on this new strategy”. Engel We met: Dr. Christoph Steger, Chief Sales Officer and acting Vice President Business Unit Packaging Friedrich Mairhofer, Product Manager All-electric Machines Engel is one of Europe’s major players in injection moulding. Since machine making is secondary to machine application and the special requirements in every application field, Engel, anticipating current trends  already in 2007 created Business Units focusing on the following sectors: Automotive (strongest segment with 40% of sales), Packaging, Medical, Teletronics, Technical Moulding. The main interest here is the packaging. Packaging includes the following applications: caps & closures (35%), thin wall (25%), buckets (20%), as well as pallets and bulk containers (20%). For the production of caps Engel offers a special version of its 2005 introduced all-electric Engel e-motion series. The all-electric “e-cap” series, wich was launched in 2010, features a high-performance injection unit, increased ejector force and platen ejector as well as enforced clamp drive for high-speed movements. Dr. Christoph Steger quotes: “We have built up a significant body of application knowledge by learning from each customer’s individual needs throughout many systems we have brought into the field in recent years. Hence, today we together with our customers find an answer to almost every question and demand within short time. This continuous dialogue with our customers helps not only to understand their individual needs but brings up new ideas and, out of these ideas, new products are born.” Right at the heart of things: the 72-cavity mould from Z-Moulds (1.8g UCL Design 28mm PCO 1881) clamped on an Engel E-cap 3440/380 Andreas Reich, Senior Sales Manager Packaging (left) and Reiner Schmid, Application Manager Packaging 360°","@ID":35},

"BOTTLES 45 PETplanet insider    Vol. 15    No. 01+02/14    petpla.net Barrier yogurt container Empresas Polar, a leading Venezuelan food and beverage manufacturer, has announced the commercial launch of Venezuela’s first ambient stored yogurt. The non-refrigerated pourable product, called MiGurt, is packaged in an aseptically filled, 750g barrier PET package supplied by Amcor Rigid Plastics. Empresas Polar, its subsidiary Pascual Andina and Amcor jointly developed the new packaging solution with the intention of competing with leading cold distribution channel products. The multi-serve pourable yogurt product has a shelf life of six months and requires no refrigeration prior to opening. The extended shelf life enables Empresas Polar to use its nationwide ambient distribution chain to reach consumers, including low-income regions, that are not served by refrigerated distribution channels. Amcor’s contribution included the custom design of its first light-blocking, aseptically filled PET container. It used advanced barrier technology to meet aseptic filling requirements (up to 140F/60C) and provide light-blocking capabilities to prevent spoilage and degradation, while maintaining its nutritional value. The design features an unique hour-glass appearance that optimises PET material distribution throughout the container. The processing challenges presented by the bottle’s highly white pigmented, opaque structure were overcome by adapting special re-heat technology. The barrier PET container features a single-lead 38mm finish with a foil induction seal and is wrapped with a brightly-coloured shrink sleeve label. Empresas Polar plans to expand the family of MiGurt yogurt with single-serve 100-g and 250-g products. www.amcor.com www.espresas-polar.com NitroHot-fill bottle Krones AG has updated its NitroHotfill process with the launch of a new bottle design. The company says that its technology, first released in 2009, enables bottles to be produced with minimised weight, without the typical vacuum panels, and requires significantly less energy and is more cost-efficient overall. The same designs can be handled on both aseptic and hotfill lines. The latest developments enable filling temperatures of up to 90C; the company says that this characteristic is particularly relevant for Asian countries. The bottles’ bases have been developed to allow extremely light container weights: 15.5g for 500ml bottles, for example. Krones says that new, flatter, design-optimised bases can help to improve bottles’ visual appearance. It further claims that the latest NitroHotfill process now requires up to 40% less energy than conventional hotfill processes, offers higher potential for lightweighting, and extends the scope for creative design. Station outputs of up to 2,250 b/cavity per cavity have been achieved on Contiform 3 stretch blowmoulding machines. www.krones.com The latest version of Krones’ NitroHotfill process is claimed to offer improved potential for lightweighting and creative design, with panel-free sidewalls and new, flatter bases.","@ID":47},

"40 PETplanet insider    Vol. 15    No. 01+02/14    petpla.net PETproducts Bottle wall thickness gauge Base thickness inspection Trac Measurement Systems’ new B300 Bottle Wall Thickness System, which was launched at drinktec 2013, allows measurements to be taken at finite intervals of 50microns with a sensor spot size of 7.2microns. Faulty base formation can be a consequence of either the manufacture of the preform or production setup and Trac maintains that conventional weight checks do not provide a detailed description of base quality, which is critical to PET bottle manufacturers. The company says that its Wall Thickness Gauge can take comprehensive measurements at user definable positions and that it provides fast, nondestructive, non-contact, accurate measurement. It has the capability to produce detailed measurement reports from data collected at up to 4,800 points. These measurements are taken by the sensor from outside of the bottle, while maintaining perpendicularity to the bottle surface and so preventing angular errors. The sensor can also be rotated to specified positions and is thus suitable for all bottle designs The inspection system measurements are traceable to UKAS standards. The system includes factory-calibrated, very accurate linear sensor technology and can take up 960 measurements per feature type. Trac asserts that it eliminates the need for base weight checks and that its 7.2micron spot measurement enables a more inclusive positional test. Bottle height, base clearance, base thickness, base corner thickness, shoulder and wall thickness can be tested in one operation. www.measurement.trac-group.com Preform mould offering A 128-cavity preform mould incorporating Sipa’s new X-Mould technology was a highlight at the Sipa stand at K 2013. X-Mould was  developed to enable processors to fill wall sections that are thinner than ever before, so designers can design preforms that are longer or wider, and to create  containers with more suitable stretch ratios. It is now possible, for example, to design a 500-mL bottle preform weighing as little as 7.2g that presents no production issues, either in injection or in stretch-blow, with existing legacy equipment. Even though the preforms are extremely light, the high mechanical performance required in the finished bottle is not compromised. The new preform designs save on energy as well as material, so carbon footprints along the production and supply chain are smaller than ever. Sipa claims that X-Mould technology makes it possible to produce preforms with ratios of length to wall thickness (L/t) close to 60, while applying injection pressure similar to that normally used for preforms with 45L/t ratios. This means that the stretch ratio in the final 7.2g bottle is between 10.5 and 13.6, depending on its design-highly manageable for modern stretch-blow moulding equipment. Plus, the performance of the bottle, on the filling line and in use, meets all relevant requirements. The company is making the X-Mould technology available across the market. Injection moulding of the new preform designs can be carried out not only on the company’s latest generation of processing equipmentXFORM-but also on most existing preform injection moulding machines, regardless of their brand. Similarly, the preforms can be blown not only on SIPA linear and rotary stretch-blow lines, but also on lines from other suppliers. Additionally, Sipa unveiled its new mould refurbishing and conversion services at K2013. Sipa has service centres in Italy (Vittorio Veneto), China (Hangzhou), and the USA (Atlanta), and offers a mould audit program supported by its experts in the field. The advantage of mould conversion over buying a brand new mould lies in the lower capital investment involved. The existing mould shoe is reused, and return on  investment is faster. www.sipa.it","@ID":42},

"BOTTLES 47 PETplanet insider   Vol. 15   No. 01+02/14 Mr. Propre in concentrate form Procter & Gamble are selling their all-purpose cleaner “Mr. Propre“ in France in the form of a concentrate in a 400ml PET bottle which equates to the cleaning power of a traditional 1l bottle. The transparent bottle is designed in the form of  a dispensing bottle which can be squeezed together until a specified point is reached and in so doing dispenses sufficient concentrate to make a 5l bucketful of cleaner. In addition, the concentrate can also be applied directly to a sponge drop by drop for use in cleaning surfaces. A screw-down hinged lid with a dispensing function serves as a closure for the bottle. www.mrpropre.fr Green fire The German company Chemica GmbH & Co. KG  is bottling 1l of 100% bioalcohol for operating a very wide range of fireplaces such as indoor domestic fireplaces, outdoor fireplace grills, bio fireplaces and other similar purposes in a transparent PET bottle. The raw materials used in the product are of vegetable origin and are therefore C0 2 neutral and contain no additives that could be given off into the surrounding air during combustion.  A childproof press and turn closure is used to close the bottles. www.green-fire.info Fun body milk Around a year ago the brand name “Treaclemoon“ launched its trendy products in selected drugstores in Germany. The first product was a shower creme packed in a PET bottle with a content of 500ml. Recently the brand name has added a number of bodymilk products to its range each of which is packed in an elegant bottle with a content of 60ml. The transparent bottle is fitted with a black pump dispenser which is protected by a transparent cap. The bottle is filled to the point where it is no longer possible to identify the rim of the product. Unusual product tints, scents such as “Raspberry“ or “Ginger“, names such as “sweet nothings“ or “titillation“ body milk and matching short stories on the front all go towards enhancing the trendy appearance. www.treaclemoon.de","@ID":49},

"MATERIAL / RECYCLING 16 PETplanet insider    Vol. 15    No. 01+02/14    petpla.net industry positively begging the legislators in Brussels for a restrictive, painful but nevertheless urgently required European set of laws. David Swift of PCI delivered the statistical facts and figures: PET resin consumption in 2013 rises up to 18.85million tonnes with an optimistic forecast of 24 million tonnes for the year 2017. As David Swift stated: ”Despite increased consumption, the supply of PET is rising faster than demand. The PET market is out of balance. Plants are closed, 2 million tonnes capacities are at a stand still. Chinese investment continues and is a threat”. RPET, or recycled PET, plays a controversial double role in David Swift‘s scenario of supply and demand. RPET is a substitute for new material, thus depressing prices, and reducing the volume of PET in new production. The reverse side of the coin is that RPET – if manufactured in sufficient and reliable quantities – makes a good case politically, giving the industry a sustainable stance and creating the required climate for investments. But David Swift also has a regret: ”Collection is critical. Often we have no national, let alone international, harmonisation.” His recommendation, which it is not difficult to agree with: “We should benchmark, should learn from the best: from Belgium for instance, from Switzerland (despite the high cost), from Estonia (lower cost) … Total collection rate is important. Incremental cost is as important”. European reglatory framework Block 2 was dedicated to the “European Regulatory Framework” and it rapidly became clear that this theme block was something that was particularly close to the heart of the organiser, PETcore Europe. One of PETcore Europe’s key aspirations – and they represent those four leading industry sector associations plus several individual companies – is to ensure their voice is heard in the European corridors of power, especially where legislation is concerned. Their particular concern is the ”European Union Legislation on Packaging and Packaging Waste“. If PET Network Day was proof of PETcore Europe’s serious intent, it was also a sobering reminder that the paths to meaningful European regulations and binding legislation are tortuous and difficult, often impenetrable, sometimes a complete mystery, hampered by politicking and delaying tactics. Standing in the way are national interests, the interests of the industries affected and their workforces, ideological prejudices and political ego. Recycling is necessary and recycling causes distress. No-one in Brussels had or has the slightest doubt about that. Certainly not the eloquent Reinhard Büscher – on loan from German politics to Brussels, a veteran of the Bangemann era, also Head of Unit, Chemicals Industry  DG Enterprise and Industry, European Commission since 2013  - who gave a stimulating presentation entitled ”Resource efficiency & circular economy“. In it, he sketched out to the PET experts assembled in the auditorium the liabilities and interrelationships of the PET market in a way that was frank and jargon-free, the impact of recycling, the complexity of waste and recycling: the need for a common purpose. “It is a shame“, said Reinhard Büscher – almost as an aside -  and to no-one’s surprise, ”it is a shame: PET in landfills and in the Atlantic. Plastics are too precious to be thrown away“. With this parting thought, conciliatory in tone, Reinhard Büscher made reference to the legislators who were due to speak next. These legislators will ultimately be responsible for drafting any legislation and Reinhard Büscher, in conclusion, urged them not to yield to counsels of despair. He called upon Pelle C. Geertsen – Head of Office and Anna Rosbach, MEP, European Parliament to take the podium. “Green Paper status and waste review“ – was the title of Pelle C. Geetsen’s presentation dealing with the European Commission strategy on Plastic Waste in the Environment. Pelle C. Geertsen, an experienced Brussels veteran, has worked in European Politics in various forms and functions in the last 16 years, including voter engagement and a number of election campaigns. His 2013 balance sheet was less than inspiring, and did little to reassure the audience, as he reported on the Commission’s “Green Paper“, and its passage through the institutions. The draft of the European Commission “Green Paper“ is usually followed by  “owninitiative reports“ from the European Parliament, presented by “rapporteurs“ and ”shadow rapporteurs“.  At this stage, there are compromises, deals between the parties, delays, applications for adjournments, followed by more meetings, committees, shadow meetings, new time tables. Feedback needs to be incorporated, account needs to be taken of the 171 amendments to the reports, followed by more compromises until at last the proposals reach the plenary sessions. This is not the end of the story. Proposals are re-drafted, more reports are called for, objections have to be considered, and other interventions acknowledged.  And what, the PET Network was moved to ask, is the end result of all this bureaucratic waffle? What is being discussed? Rather a lot it would seem:  Hazardous substances in plastics and impact on recycling targets  Bio-plastics and degradable plastics  Binding targets for recovery and harmonisation of waste collection Important topics, all of them, without a doubt. Dr. Eric Barthelemy – Scientific Officer at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) – discusses a further challenge in relation to this at a higher European level.  He has been asked to talk about “Recycling for food contact“ and about – as he says, not necessarily reflecting the EFSA’s official position - ”the complexity of European legislation between serious justified intent and the eventual enshrining in law“. He then goes on to mention a further hurdle in legislating: the European elections in 2014 may not be relevant as far as the PET issue is concerned, but they will almost certainly delay things and slow down the legislative process. Dr. Barthelemy has significant experience on the evaluation of substances (plastics, active and intelligent materials, biocides), recycling processes and Food Contact Material (FCM)) treatment (cleaning, ionisa-","@ID":18},

"EDITOUR REPORTS 13 PETplanet insider Vol. 15  No. 01+02/14 petpla.net however, are still to be found in still drinks in cardboard packaging (Brick Liquid Cartons). However, volume is much smaller than that of PET, glass, or cans. Strong competition is however emerging with the use of PET bottles for milk. PET raw material consumption now stands at 600,000t/a, which is forecast to reach double digit growth rates. In considering the market for PET bottles one important aspect needs to be emphasised: caps and closures. Every PET bottle needs a closure. The market is dominated by the two-piece plastic closure, produced by the compression process with a seal insert (liner). The major soft drink bottlers, however, have begun to convert to one-piece plastic closures for economic reasons. For one-piece closures, however, injection moulding is the front runner. In the future, decisions will have to be made as to which system to go for. PET material and recycling PET material  raw material consumption: 600,000t/a  Double digit growth rate. PET Recycling The PET recycling rates amount to approx. 54% and are, by comparison to other countries, less than satisfactory. Existing recycling initiatives tend to be patchy, varying from one locality to another in how they are organised. The benchmark is the collection rate of 97/98% for metal cans - a challenge for the future. Interviews in Brazil (by Waldemar Schmitke)  Mineracao Campo Branco Ltda.  Hugo Cini S.A.  Industria Zugliani de Refrigerantes e Bebidas Ltda.  Coca Cola Brasil Ltda.  Andina Rio de Janeiro Refrescos Ltda.  Lindoyana de Aguas Minerais Ltda.  Grupo Ravi  Amcor Rigid Plastics South America  Husky Injection Molding Systems  Bericap do Brasil Ltda.  Ambev  Logoplaste Shefa  Döhler América Latina  Ecoplaca (by Florian Roscheck)  Krauss Maffei do Brasil Ltda  Otto Hofstetter AG","@ID":15},

"MARKET SURVEY 28 PETplanet insider    Vol. 15    No. 01+02/14    petpla.net 1+2/2014 MARKETsurvey Company name Safe Cap Alpla Werke Alwin Lehner GmbH & Co KG Novembal Postal address Telephone number Web site address Contact name Function Direct telephone number Fax E-Mail Okruzhnoy proezd 5-B, Fryzino, 141196, Moscow region, Russia +7 495 995-90-31 www.safecap.ru Alexey Gavrilov Supply Chain & Development Director +7 495 995-90-32 ext.103 +7 495 995-90-32 ext.130 gavrilov@safecap.ru Mockenstraße 34 6971 Hard,  Austria +43 (5574) 602 0 www.alpla.com Gabriele König Sales Assistant Injection Molding +43 5574 602 555 Gabriele.Koenig@alpla.com 5 route du Pérollier 69570 Dardilly, France +33 4 72 54 96 00 www.novembal.com Lorenzo van Haelst Managing Director +33 4 72 54 96 49 +33 4 72 54 96 19 lorenzo.vanhaelst@tetrapak.com Product Range One-piece closures for beverages Yes: SC501 (PCO1810), SC101 (PCO1810), SC601 (PCO1810), SC1011 (PCO1881), SC4804, SC4809 Yes, HDPE Yes Two-piece closures for beverages (with liner) Yes, SC201 (PCO1810), SC2000 (PCO1810), SC2011 (PCO1881) No Yes Applications relevant to PET containers (e.g. CSD, water, juice, beer, etc.) Yes, SH2811 (28mm neck finish), SH3813 (38mm neck finish), SH4804, SH4809 (48mm neck finish) CSD, Water, juice and milk Still and sparkling bottled water, CSD, juices, energy drinks and RTD teas for aseptic application Neck finishes available as standard CSD, water, juice, beer 1881, 1810, 38mm 2 starts, 38mm 3 starts, 48mm, Alaska, Glass, SPI-Necks PET 26 mm - 26-22 - 26.7 mm - 28 PCO 16 & 1881 - 29/25 - 33 mm - 38 mm - 43 mm - PET & PC HOD 55 Printed caps available (Yes / No) PCO1810 & PCO1881 / 38mm & 48mm neck finishes Yes No Colour matching service (Yes / No) Yes, up to 3 colours Yes Yes Child-proof closures (Yes /No) Yes Yes No Push-Pull / sports caps (Yes / No) Yes Yes Yes Special comments/special closures (e.g. flipt-tops, drinking spouts, lightest cap for 28mm PCO, 26mm for water etc including non-beverage closures...) SafeCap is manufacturing CSI Sports Lok 28mm (PCO1810) under licence agreement 2-chamber caps; bi-and multicomponent injection, co-injection, custom made closures One-piece sport caps - tall cap - HOD 55 linerless; screw cap Novatwist 30H60 and 22H30 for wine & spirits Special patented closures or marketing features Yes Company name Portola Packaging Ltd Closure Systems International Postal address Telephone number Web site address Contact name Function Direct telephone number Fax E-Mail 3 Carriage Drive, White Rose Way, Doncaster, South Yorckshire DN9 3PL, United Kingdom +44 1302 552400 www.portola.eu.com Gerry Mavin Commercial Director +44 1302 552400 +44 1302 365541 sales@portola.eu.com 7702 Woodland Drive, Suite 200 Indianapolis, IN  46278  USA +34 93 891 62 49 www.csiclosures.com Juan Benito Marketing Manager +34 93 891 78 29 +34 93 891 78 00 Juan.Benito@csiclosures.com Product Range One-piece closures for beverages Yes, HDPE, PP Yes (HDPE, PP, Copolymers, etc.) Two-piece closures for beverages (with liner) Yes, HDPE, PP Yes, plastic & aluminium closures Applications relevant to PET containers (e.g. CSD, water, juice, beer, etc.) Water, juice, dairy, isotonics, smoothies, CAF, hot fill, aseptic CSD, water, juice/fruit drinks, sport drinks, teas, energy drinks, liquid dairy, beer, liquor, wine, edible oil, vinegar, sauces, spreads, dressing, other food,  automotive fluids, etc.; cold-fill, hot-fill, & aseptic-fill applications Neck finishes available as standard 28mm PCO 1810 & 1881, 38mm 3 Start, 38mm 2 Start Short-height/lightweight and standard neck finishes for 26mm, 28mm, 29mm, 30mm, 33mm, 38mm, 43mm, and other bottles (e.g., 1881, 1873, 1810, 1716, 1914, 1901, 1844, 29/25, 30/25 Haute, 1851, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1842, 1843, 1845, 1799, 1814, 1841, etc.) Printed caps available (Yes / No) Yes Yes Colour matching service (Yes / No) Yes Yes Child-proof closures (Yes /No) No Yes Push-Pull / sports caps (Yes / No) Yes Yes Special comments/special closures (e.g. flipt-tops, drinking spouts, lightest cap for 28mm PCO, 26mm for water etc including non-beverage closures...) Flip top sports caps, venting closures, 1881 sports caps, light weight 38mm, IHS foil liners for 38mm. High speed capping equipment and expert technical services Special patented closures or marketing features Non drip drinking spouts, vented safety dust covers, sports caps are all bsda compliant. Many patented safety and design features across a wide range of closures","@ID":30},

"EDITOUR REPORTS 11 PETplanet insider    Vol. 15    No. 01+02/14    petpla.net Generally, the Brazilian economy is still in good shape, but in the last two years growth has declined significantly, with the trade surplus falling. 2012 saw a pronounced decline in annual growth rate, down to around 1% (2011: 2.8%). In recent years Brazil has benefited greatly from the commodities boom, even in the agricultural sector. However, commodity prices fell in 2012. In 2011, the agricultural sector posted record export figures of US$94.6bn, the main contributors being soy products, sugar and ethanol, followed by meat. Asia was the main export destination, taking some 30%, with the EU close behind. Unsurprisingly, the single most important country was China. Growth should receive a fillip from the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games. The major sporting events are already attracting significant investments of private and public money, and in Rio de Janeiro alone this is likely to amount to around 88bn R$ ( €35billion) by 2014. A more permanent boost to the economy will come from the vast reserves of oil and natural gas deposits discovered in 2008 off the south-eastern Atlantic coast. Macro-economic data (Source: Germany Trade & Invest, as at November 2013) 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Area 8 514.877km² Population 199.9 million* Population density 23.5 inhabitants/km²* Population growth 0.8%* Business language Portuguese Raw materials agrarian Coffee, soya beans, wheat, rice, maize, sugar cane, cocoa, citrus fruits, beef, timber mineral Bauxite, gold, iron ore, manganese, nickel, phosphate, platinum, tin, rare earth elements, uranium, crude oil Member of international regional economic organisations BRICS, IWF, Mercosur, UNASUR, WTO Currency Real (R$), 1 R$ = 100 Centavos (rate Sept. 2013) 1 Euro = 3.018 R$ ; 1 U$ = 1.955 R$ Gross Domestic Product (GDP, nom. ) Billion R$ 4.402,50 4782,6* 5,203.1* Billion US$ 2.253,10 2,190.2* 2,169.8* GDP per inhabitant (nominal) R$ 22,195* 23,927* 25,833* US$ 11,359* 10,958* 10,773* Economic growth Gross Domestic Product (change in % actual) 7,5 2,7 0,9 2.5* 2.5* Rate of inflation (%) 5,4 6.3* 5.8* Investments (nett, public and private, % of GDP) 17,6 19.2* 19.2* Average wage (gross, monthly salary, annual average, R$) 1.638 1.726 1.869 Annual New Borrowings (% of GDP) 3 3.0* 3.2* Unemployment Rate (%) 6,7 6 5,5 Foreign Trade (Billion US$) Imports 180.5 (41.5%) 22.2 (25.3%) 223.1 (-14%) Exports 197.4 (29.0%) 256.0 (29.7%) 242.6 (-5.2%) Balance 16,9 29,8 19,5 Trade ratio (Ex- + Imports/GDP in %) 17,6 19,5 20,7 Export quota (Exports/GDP in %) 9,2 10,3 10,8 Import Goods to SITC (% of total imports) 2012: Chemical products 18.7; Machinery 13.9; Crude oil 13.8; Motor vehicles and Parts 9.4; Electronics 6.8; Misc. 37.4 Export Goods to SITC (% of total exports) 2012: Raw materials 26.1; Foodstuffs 22.2; Crude oil 10.7; Machinery 6.5; Chemical products 6.1; Other 28,4 Main Importing Countries 2012: China (VR) 17.0%; USA 11.1%; Argentina 7.45; Netherlands 6.2%; Japan 3.3%; Germany 3.0%; India 2.3%; Other 49.7% (Source: German Foreign Office as at January 2013 ) *estimated","@ID":13},

"PETcontents 1+2/14 4 PETplanet insider    Vol. 15    No. 01+02/14    petpla.net INSIDE TRACK 3 Editorial 4 Contents 6 News 40 Products 42 On site 44 PET bottles for beverages and liquid food 46 PET bottles in health and beauty care packaging 48 Patents CAPS / CLOSURES 31 Caps and Closures A PETplanet study at K 2013 BOTTLING / FILLING 39 Towards an effective sterilisation process Fresenius Conference “Bottling Sensitive Beverages” EDITOUR REPORT 10 Brazil Part 1 Go with the flow tour 2013 MATERIAL / RECYCLING 14 What stops us improving? Petcore Europe PET Network Day PREFORM PRODUCTION 20 No stone left unturned Intravis at K 2013 BOTTLE MAKING 22 Looking into the crystal ball Agrs approach to crystallinity management 24 Compressors get a makeover up to 16% lower energy costs MARKET SURVEY 27 Caps and closures for PET bottles BUYER’S GUIDE 49 Get listed! Page 20 Page 24 Page 14","@ID":6},

"BOTTLE MAKING 23 PETplanet insider    Vol. 15    No. 01+02/14    petpla.net BOTTLE MAKING 23 Save RAW MATERIALS reduced plastic volumes Save ENERGY less energy consumption Save TROUBLE more quality and higher performance, guaranteed by a sole supplier Full INSPECTED online quality control / stand alone With Sacmi, the beverage specialists are always at your side. With our unbeatable technological know-how and continuous research we are creating new containers and closures designed to ensure outstanding performance. The new IPS injection system for preforms, the CCM compression press for caps and the quality control systems fully designed and built by Sacmi, allows for large-scale production with considerable advantages in terms of efficiency and flexibility. The outcome? Reduced plastic volumes, less energy consumption and lower running costs.All in a bottle: the one you’ll soon be making. Preform & Closure technologically together Measuring distribution on every bottle produced provides a very good view of the process, especially when deviations occur. “If you know when and where the process is changing you have the ability to react swiftly to make adjustments and manage your process proactively,” he said. “If we monitor crystallinity in the same way, we can further expand this capability by proactively adjusting the blowmoulder to optimize crystallinity along with material distribution on 100% of production.“ His presentation detailed how, with the addition of crystallinity management, Process Pilot can detect small changes while actively maintaining desired crystallinity levels and, at the same time, eliminate the occurrence of haze and pearlescence. The benefits are considerable. “If you can actively manage crystallinity you have greater control over bottle attributes such as dimensional and volumetric shrinkage, top load characteristics and shelf life.” Mr Wolfe concluded. The company is currently forecasting commercialisation of crystallinity capabilities for third quarter 2014. www.agrintl.com Mr. George Wolfe, Agr’s Chief Technology Officer","@ID":25},

"MATERIAL / RECYCLING 18 PETplanet insider    Vol. 15    No. 01+02/14    petpla.net What has been achieved so far? Hellen McGeough of PCI described the status quo – in her presentation ”2012 PET bottle collection and recycling & PET thermoform collection overview“. Achievements in practice and in the real world are remarkable,  according to Hellen Mc Geough, but developments and progress are certainly not driven by the legislators in Brussels and the Associations that reside or are domiciled there. By contrast, industry is concerned for its business, particularly the major players such as Coca Cola, Danone and/or Nestle, for example, or with the converters APPE, Alpla or Valorplast, who see threats, then recyclers such as the Swiss Poly Recycling, whose business is recycling, and including and especially local municipalities and authorities with their major concern to keep their cities clean and nature pristine. The European balance sheet for 2012 fosters this. Hellen McGeough presented four pieces of analysis: 1) Collection by country – collection reached 1,675,000t in 2012, up 5.6% compared with previous year – Germany, France and Italy representing 47% of the total collected volume. 2) Consumption by country – total collection rate is 52.3%, i.e. an increase on 2011 of  1.3% - with countries such as Norway, Estonia, Germany and Switzerland leading the way. 3) Reclamation capacity by company and country – 6.6% growth input capacity in 2012 – output capacity increased in the same period by 7.4%. Can bio-materials replace PET? Is progress in terms of European recycling threatened by the new recoverable bio-materials? Ed de Jong of Avantium spoke about ”Replacement – Bio-material development: PEF“. Avantium is a bio-based Chemical Company in the Netherlands. Ed de Jong is responsible for feed stock selection and catalytic biomass conversion of carbohydrates into chemical building blocks for polyester such as PEF. And he is convinced that his product PEF is an improvement of PET and polyester and is to be defined as Avantium YXY technology for the next generation of polyester. Partners in the development of 100% bio-based PEF bottles are once again Coca Cola, Danone and Alpla – and Wifag-Polytype for PEF thermoformed products. PEF features claimed: superior barrier performance over PET (O2, H2O, CO) – improved thermal stability over PET – excellent mechanical properties – significant reduction of carbon foot print. With such properties existing markets may be entered, new markets developed – such is the concept of Aventium. Ed de Jong stated: “Food contact studies are finalised. The goal is: 100% bio-based and 100% recyclable polyester. PEF will be recycled to PEF. We can foresee a transition period with PEF and PET recycle streams. We are conducting trials of potential effects of PEF in RPET and PET in RPEF streams”. PEF can be converted in PET plants without changing the injection moulding and blow moulding machinery. However, as far as the processors are concerned, reliable resourcing constitutes a condition and a prerequirement for dealing with the new material. In addition, the questions regarding the sustainability of the harvests and social acceptance need to be answered, where controversial competition arises between natural feedstock (C6-sugars) used form plastics versus feedstock/crops for food for humans and animals. Avantium, privately managed and determined, a contrast with public institutions, will apparently go ahead with the PEF project, without strings and hesitation. The YXY pilot plant in Geleen/Netherlands was opened in 2011. Construction of commercial plant in 2015. Start of commercial PEF production will be in 2017. Jonathan Short posed what is arguably the most important question in his presentation,  “What stops us improving recycling in the EU?” Jonathan Short should know: he is the Director Business & Commercial Development Indorama, and is speaking about real basic life in recycling for ECO Plastics Limited (part of Indorama), a recycler in UK - 150,000t/a processing capacity. Jonathan Short outlines the regrettable PET Recycling Situation in UK:  PET collection at 50% only;  UK prematurely pushed for intermixed plastics collection  UK systems fragmented: 400 collection authorities in UK  more than 100 different collection systems in place.  Real recycling life is taking place at ECO Plastics and Jonathan Short poses the very simple eternal question: ”What stops us improving?“ Conclusions PET Network day closes with a platform discussion. “How can we enhance further PET sustainability?“ Sitting on the panel are the PET recycling protagonists – both speakers and people from the Auditorium – the exchange between them varies according to temperament – as colleagues, decisive, with commitment, politely entertaining. Everything hinges on the language used – grammar-wise, in the subjunctive form “we could/should/would”: The golden rules to activate collection – why, where and consistent – with ongoing feedback and testimonial. - Ease and motivation of collection. - Harmonising the methods of collection in all member countries. – European legislation – realistic and immediate. One delegate asks why an increase in collecting should not be permitted to go hand in hand with higher costs – in view of the significance of the topic where industry and society are concerned.  Answer: Prices always have a part to play. Yet, at the very least, prices should be uniform and comparable in relation to the market. The battle against littering can help to boost the volumes collected.  Answer: Littering is not an industry issue, rather a social issue for governments and municipalities. But it may help. And finally: PET is endowed with the negative image of plastic. This negative image needs to be swept away. PET Network day is coming to an end with communication on what is currently the most important topic, PET, has taken place. Things have been set in motion. But there are a number of questions outstanding and still awaiting answers, including the very simple and eternal question: “What stops us improving?“","@ID":20},

"CAPPING / CLOSURES 32 PETplanet insider    Vol. 15    No. 01+02/14    petpla.net The takeover of the Austrian mould maker KTW (specialist caps for the beverages sector) by Husky was one of the surprises of the previous seasons. According to Husky “the next generation of HyCap systems including HPP will be the first products to take advantage of the addition of closure mould maker KTW.” Then, shortly after K 2013 another surprising message: Husky is to acquire prominent medical and closure mould maker Schöttli, another mould maker of international repute (specialist in the closure and medical sectors. Mark Fitzpatrick on recent acquisitions: “The KTW acquisition and the addition of the mould product enables us to take full responsibility for the entire closure manufacturing system to provide complete melt stream control and reduced variability in the injection moulding process. Thus we can increase productivity, reduce waste and improve part quality. All components - in particular mould and machine - are integrated with each other for streamlined interaction. The new HyCAP HPP system has benefited significantly from the combined capability of Husky and KTW.” Products System supply: mould, hot runner, injection moulding machine from one source with  HyCap 225: 225t for normally 48 cavities for  28mm cap  HyCap 300: 300t normally 72 cavities for  28mm cap  HyCap 400: 400t for 96 cavities for 28mm cap  HyCap 500: 500t clamping for 72 cavities for 38mm cap All machines have hydro mechanical clamping, electrical plasticizing, and hydraulic power accumulatorassisted injection. Exhibit at the Luxembourg Open House  HyCap 225 system, producing a PCO 1881 closure for a carbonated soft drink application, running a 3.5s cycle with a 48 cavity Husky mould. The system on display was complemented by Greenbox downstream equipment. Energy consumption 0.58kWh/kg.  HyCap 300 HPP (High Performance Package) system, producing a 2.5g 33mm closure, running at a 3.2s cycle time with a 72 cavity Husky HPP mould  Complete downstream equipment supplied by IMDvista and PSG.  Energy consumption 0.48kWh/kg. USP in their own words 1) The acquisition of KTW has made Husky the industry’s only provider of complete injection moulding solutions for beverage closure manufacturing out of one hand, comprising  machine, mould, hot runner, temperature controller, as well as process and productivity monitoring software. Complete visibility of all engineering across the system has allowed a level of optimization previously not possible. 2) About the injection moulding machine in particular: Hydro mechanical clamp - i.e. hydraulic opening/closing, mechanical lock before hydraulic application of high force - is a key aspect for the performance of the clamp together with the mould. High consistency is achieved due to the equal load distribution over the platen surface into the mould. By separating opening and closing from high force application, there are further benefits for control and mould protection. 3) About the controls: All Husky systems use Polaris Control to manage the injection moulding machine. In addition, Shotscope NX, Husky’s integrated process and production monitoring software allows manufacturers to collect, manage and analyse production information in real time and respond immediately to issues arising. Looking ahead Mark Fitzpatrick on the company’s future plans and expectations: “The company’s next focus will almost certainly be on better understanding the impact of molded part quality on downstream operations, such as part handling, filling and capping. As far as lightweighting is concerned, developments are ongoing, but in smaller steps than we have seen previously.  Despite significant savings that have been realized in the PET package already, further progress is expected. The challenges we now face we feel are in the areas of consistency, accuracy and tighter tolerances. Barrier technology is playing an increasingly significant role. For example, barrier container packages for more sensitive products, but also for high volume markets like CSD, are coming under the microscope. If we can reduce diffusion into and out of the PET bottle and cap, we will be able to satisfy the need for an increased shelf life.” Arburg We met: Andreas Reich, Senior Sales Manager Packaging Reiner Schmid,  Application Manager Packaging Susanne Palm, Team Manager Public Relations Up to now Arburg has been known on the market as the manufacturer of small injection moulding machines, up to 200t. In the past, the Allrounder, among modular machines, has predominantly operated in technical injection moulding. To date all Allrounders (125 to 5,000kN) have been modular in structure and can therefore be kitted out on a product-specific basis. By expanding the product range up to 500t and introducing electrical and hybrid machines for high speed applications, Arburg have developed the potential to play an active role in the packaging market. Since 2009 the company has tended to adopt an application- as well as a branch-specific approach to servicing its customers, in addition to a regional one. Today Arburg is offering a machine specially designed for the packaging market – called the Hidrive P. As well as for thin wall applications, this machine is also used for caps and closures. Andreas Reich quote: “Approximately three years ago, Arburg set up their Project Management for Packaging. Since that time Arburg has been a supplier of com-","@ID":34},

"BOTTLE MAKING 22 PETplanet insider    Vol. 15    No. 01+02/14    petpla.net Looking into the crystal ball At PETnology 2013, Agr International Inc. unveiled its new approach to the management of crystallinity in the manufacture of PET containers. Mr. Georg Wolfe, Agr’s Chief Technical Officer, discussed the topic of Total Process Control and the molecular orientation in the re-heat stretch and blow process. A key point of his presentation was crystallinity levels in PET bottles. Mr. Wolfe detailed the reheat stretch blow process and illustrated how certain factors affected crystallinity levels of a finished bottle. He said that the management of preform energy distribution during the heating process has a significant effect on both crystallinity levels and material distribution. Wolfe’s findings are the outcome of a series of experiments (DOE) that were structured to gain a statistical understanding of the relationships between preform and mould temperature (energy), the resulting container crystallinity and its effects on container performance. Data generated by the experiments showed that, across a broad range of container mould processing temperatures, crystallinity is closely linked to preform energy levels and that it can be actively managed by adjusting the preform temperature set point. “It is extremely important for the preform to have the right amount of energy at the right location to blow a proper bottle . . . especially in very light weight bottles,” claims Wolfe. “The experimental findings showed that, if you get the correct level of energy in the right places of the preform, you can manage material distribution as well as optimising the level of crystallinity.” Real world applications Mr. Wolfe announced that Agr International is in the process of incorporating crystallinity management into its Process Pilot automated blowmoulder control system. This will effectively utilise the relationship between preform energy and crystallinity to manage not only material distribution, but also control the level of crystallinity of production bottles. This capability will make it possible to fine tune and control the process to maintain crystallinity and material distribution at optimal levels, consistently, for every bottle in a complete production run. Agr’s Process Pilot system works in conjunction with the reheat stretch blowmoulder to proactively manage and maintain container material distribution to within ~0.01mm of specified thickness. This is accomplished by continuously monitoring every bottle for material distribution, analysing minute changes and adjusting the blowmoulder controls to maintain predefined distribution levels. The addition of crystallinity management takes this one step further. Mr. Wolfe explained that the theory behind the Process Pilot is based on the continual management of material distribution during bottle production.","@ID":24},

"CAPPING / CLOSURES 34 PETplanet insider    Vol. 15    No. 01+02/14    petpla.net Products Engel e-cap range from 110 for 24 cavities to 420 for 96 cavities. Example of their cap production solution exhibited at the Drinktec 2013 in Munich: e-cap 380, all-electric,  3800kN, 72 cav.  Beverage closure for still water UCL Design 28 mm PCO 1881, 1.8g, cycle time under 3s  Energy requirement: 0.34kWh/kg  Mould: z-moulds  Hot runner: Mold-Masters  Quality control: Intravis USP in their own words For the production of caps and closures the greatest benefit of Engel’s allelectric machine series is the significant reduction of energy consumption (up to 50 %) without any loss in performance. The e-motion and e-cap series have proven their reliability, performance and efficiency for many years in all major markets around the world. Besides that, Engel with its 8 plants on 3 continents, 29 sales and service subsidiaries around the world and more than 60 additional sales and service representative offices provides global support always being “just around the corner”. Interview with Dr Christoph Steger, Engel at drinktec/PETpoint 2013 PETplanet: Dr Steger, a little more than a year ago we met at the NPE and you mentioned that, within a short period of time, you expected to be supplying a third of the closure cap lines on the world market. How is this coming along? Dr Steger: I am convinced we are on the right track. We have set ourselves a target of 250 lines within the next 3 to 5 years. This actually corresponds to slightly more than a one third market share, and I am sticking to this figure. In addition to supplying a number of regional manufacturers of closure caps, we have also been able to place our lines with the multi-national producers. PETplanet: What has been the inspiration behind these marketing successes? Dr Steger: To make it short: high performance, precision and efficiency. Our all-electric solutions for the caps and closures industry combine these features uniquely. Besides that, we can offer the stability and sustainability of a 100% family owned global company with decades of experience in all areas of injection molding. PETplanet: Can you flesh out these catchwords a bit? Dr Steger: Just take a look here on the exhibition stand.  Before the exhibition, the cycle time envisaged for our ENGEL e-cap 3440/380 line with the Z-Mould 72 cavity mould with 1.8g water cap was 3.5s.  By really utilizing the advantages and benefits of an all-electric system we have been able to reduce the cycle time here in Munich to 2.9s.  The reason for this is that we are able to run an all-electric machine in a way that is totally different from a hydraulic line. PETplanet: Thank you very much, Dr Steger and global brand owners. They were pioneering light weighting throughout their existence. In 2002 Corvaglia proposed the first off standard light-weight neck finish for carbonated beverages which in turn became known as the ‘PCO Corvaglia’ neck finish and was introduced in the market in 2005 by Nestlé Italy. Romeo Corvaglia quote: “The key to good beverage packaging is the design of the closure. We -as closure designers- are defining the functionality of the cap and hence the functionality of the package in combination with the standardized neck of a bottle.” In Corvaglia’s view: The injection moulding machine has to do the job, has to perform – and of course at the highest possible technical level – precisely, productively and with consistent reliability. High tech moulds should be mounted in high tech injection moulding machines. He concludes: “A partnership with a machine maker is more than a mounted mould in a machine. We capitalize from producing closures on the machines of our partners at our own closure production sites. This is the best long-term trial possible.” Products  Holistic solutions ranging from the design of the closure, the development and manufacturing of moulds, the production of closures through to support for the applications of the caps on the PET bottles  Closures for carbonated soft drinks, non-carbonated still and pressurized beverages, hot- and aseptic cold filled beverages.  Flat closures, push pull closures and special closures.  Moulds from 24 cavities (for 90t) to 96 cavities (for 400t) Strategy  Think -design beverage packaging with focus on soft drink closures and neck finishes  Shape make moulds for selected exclusive converters in international markets Looking ahead Dr. Christoph Steger: “The Engel e-motion and the e-cap series are “made in Austria” and feature cuttingedge technology paired with reliability and efficiency. Until today, already more than 3,000 Engel all-electric high-performance systems are running around the world. The product as well as our organisation have the potential to take over a market leading position in caps and closures and already today play a major role in this industry segment.” Corvaglia We met: Romeo Corvaglia, President and Owner Michael Krueger, CTO The Corvaglia Group – headquartered in Eschlikon/Switzerland with production sites in Switzerland and Mexico – is a supplier of closures and closure solutions for PET bottles. Thanks to their long term experience in the development of closures for the beverage industries, references exist with virtually all major","@ID":36},

"MATERIAL / RECYCLING 15 PETplanet insider    Vol. 15 Brussels, communicating with European institutions about the importance of the PET value chain, ensuring that PET is positioned as a sustainable packaging material and responding to any concern or issue”. For this reason three basic theme blocks have been defined for this workshop: 1) PET demand – the developments, opportunities and risks inherent in PET. 2) European regulatory framework – the efforts to create a European statute. 3) PET sustainability – the challenge. PET demand In the first theme block ”PET Demand“, Sabine Strnad of Coca Cola Hellenic presented the assembled delegates with ”PET as the material of choice for packaging“. It is an undisputed fact that Coca Cola has been the ”foremost global promoter of PET for over 20 years“ and Sabine Strnad is the perfect agent to open the workshop on a cautiously optimistic note. 51% of all Coca Cola beverages are bottled in PET – and the trend is rising. The well-known advantages of reduced transport weight, a reduction in “carbon footprint “ – less than 25% in 2020 – are emphasised. ”PET bottle tops for delivering refreshments today … and tomorrow. PET demand is expected to double by 2020”. But this positive scenario is not totally risk-free. Sabine Strnad regrets - as she puts it -”present-day packaging waste regulation regimes across Europe“, which could not be more different from one another - deposit refund, packaging tax, refillable quota, competitive schemes, non-competitive schemes - every imaginable evil associated with variable legislative intervention and, moreover, different wherever you go, from Portugal to Finland, even ”state-owned recovery PROVEN COST SAVINGS PERFORMANCE moldmasters.com Mold-Mastersand theMold-Masters logoare trademarksofMold-Masters (2007) Limited. ©2014Mold-Masters (2007) Limited -AMilacronCompany.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 Contact us today at: mpeteurope@moldmasters.com try to another – as well as common legislation. Legislation as regards adequate provision for collection systems, definitions and allocation of responsibilities, emphasis on postconsumer packaging, even enforcement”. Sabine Strnad was speaking for Coca Cola – but at the same time she reflected the PET industry as a whole. Astonishing, highly unusual, but also encouraging is that here we have an organisations“ in Eastern Europe and ”threat of state funds“ in Russia. Unsatisfactory attempts at recycling threaten the sustainability of the business as well as an entire industry. Sabine Strnad asks in desperation: “How can we enhance? How can we improve? If collection is left to the market, it will not happen”. She demands “Transparency along the entire value chain, comparable results, benchmarking from one coun-","@ID":17},

"BOTTLING / FILLING 38 PETplanet insider    Vol. 15    No. 01+02/14    petpla.net Fresenius Conference: Bottling Sensitive Beverages Towards an effective sterilisation process Quality Management in the bottling of sensitive beverages means, among other things, ensuring high standards of hygiene. There are new developments and innovative approaches aplenty in a number of areas.  Some of the most interesting issues within the industry were presented at the 11th Conference “Bottling Sensitive Beverages” at the Fresenius Academy on November 5 and 6, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. The presentations included such approaches as the Pulsed Light process and the 4-stage model for Coca Cola soft drinks. Pulsed Light technique for aseptic disinfection of screw closures Managing Director Christophe Riedel and Berthold Burgmeier, Technical Manager of the Gropper Dairy, presented a joint pilot project. Pulsed Light technology is a dry sterilisation process using high performance light pulses. Discharging a capacitor into an arc produced in a Xenon lamp generates a simultaneous high output flash (1MWatt) guaranteed to completely kill off all germs. The process can be used for continuous sterilisation of packaging, for example caps. One such project for maintaining aseptic conditions in caps has been initiated at the Gropper Dairy, who supported Claranor in developing the concept of the fully sterilisable system. The system’s rotary and pivotal point is formed by a protected sterilisation chamber which is designed like a cartridge. Within the chamber the closure caps for sterilisation move freely within a rail made from quartz tubes under vacuum. A sensor detects any change in pressure (known as the “Quartz Break“) and produces an alarm should any such occur. Two reflectors, which diffuse the pulsed light flash generated, ensure that the caps are sterilised both inside and out. For this it is necessary that the caps passing through should arrive in a continuous flow to ensure that they do not miss out on any part of the handling process. Each cap is blitzed twice altogether by a total of four lamps in the Pulsed Light line. Compared to sterilisation procedures using hydrogen peroxide, Pulsed Light involves no mechanical movement during the sterilisation process. During production, no chemicals usage is necessary nor is there any need to prepare complex auxiliary media such as, for example, sterile air. Further advantages of the new process lie in the short contact time as well as the favourable procurement and operating costs which, with the same output, come out at around half as low as the hydrogen peroxide process.","@ID":40},

"ONsite 42 PETplanet insider    Vol. 15    No. 01+02/14    petpla.net Sidel hat-trick Plastics packaging solutions provider Alpla, which specialises in blow-moulded bottles, has optimised its PET-blowing capacities in Mexico with the installation of two Sidel Matrix blowers over two years. The investment allowed the company to produce bottles for the full range of Coca-Cola branded products, at the Toluca plant of client company Coca-Cola Femsa, one of the largest Coca-Cola bottlers in the world. Alpla field-tested a new SBO 24 Sidel Matrix blow-moulder in February 2012 and then ordered a second machine, which started production started a year later later. Alpla selected Sidel after an investigative process that focused on investment costs, energy consumption, maintenance and after-sales service, as well as Sidel Matrix’ offer to reduce bottle scrap rate. Coca-Cola Femsa is the leading bottler in Latin America, where annual consumption of cola is averages 225l/person.The Mexican market is one of the largest ‘per capita’ consumers of soft drinks in the world but increasing health-consciousness and concerns about obesity are leading to a growing focus on water and non-carbonated drinks. As physical activity across the country also grows, demand for energy drinks is expected to rise. Sales of the “onthe-go” format are also expected to increase. On the other side of the world from Mexico, in the Sultanate of Oman, Sidel partnered with Barzman National (LLC), for a complete PET water bottling line. Barzman, one of the leading domestic producers in the Omani market, approached Sidel in 2012 in its search for a fast, high capacity production line with durability and sustainable efficiency. An order for a Sidel Combi water bottling line was placed after meeting with the company’s Zonal Vice President long and detailed discussions. The deal was worked on from the company’s new regional headquarters in Dubai, which were officially opened in September 2013. The line, to be installed at the customer’s production facility in Muscat in January 2014, will initially produce water in 0.25, 0.5 and 1l formats at speeds of up to 22,000bph. Trends in the country are presently showing an apparent shift from soft drinks to water and juices. With employment levels in the Sultanate high and rising personal income, demand for bottled water is fast increasing. The local market is also seeing trends towards the lightweighting of packaging. Barzman National (LLC) is a market leader in bottled water in Oman, supplying “pure natural water” to wholesalers, hypermarkets, mini-markets, the corporate sector, government institutions, the banking sector, schools, hospitals and other private and self-labelling distributors. A long flight and a continent away, Harris International of Uganda, am African producer of mineral water, still and carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) for the domestic market, recently took delivery of the first Sidel Combi PET bottling line ever to be installed in East Africa. A decisive factor in Harris choosing Sidel was the flexibility of its solution, including the line equipment, services and also the company’s overall business approach. As well as the machine’s features and the company’s established expertise, the recent launch of a Sidel Services centre in nearby Kenya also helped. The flexibility afforded by the Combi line was a consideration in the selection process since Harris will be using it to bottle CSD’s, juices and water under the Riham brand, which is well established in Uganda. Before the new line was installed at its production facility in Kampala, Harris had been bottling only still water on its existing Sidel PET line. It wanted to meet the increasing local demand, support local agricultural producers and, by installing the latest, fully automated aseptic processing technology, it sought to gain a lead in Uganda’s developing food and beverage industry with higher quality products. The decision was made to invest in a new PET bottling line but Harris insisted that it should be able to cope with the bottling of different beverages and products, including juices and CSDs, while anticipating future capacity requirements. After extensive and thorough discussions Sidel was selected to provide the line, with a capacity of 16,000bph rather than 8,000bph. www.sidel.com Appe goes for Powersort Appe’s PET recycling plant in Beaune, France, covers the entire process chain from bottle sorting to pre-forming. Its joint venture with CocaCola Enterprises demands recycling to the highest standards currently available. Unisensor’s Powersort 200 system, which is based on laser spectroscopy, has already been in use at Appe’s plant. It has been employed in an existing PET recycling line since 2010. A new production line, which will be dedicated to the Coca-Cola joint venture, will be equipped with a Powersort 200 from outset. The system identifies the material in a plastic flake stream based on its specific opto-electronic spectrum, or “fingerprint”, and separates the good material from the various foreign materials such as PVC, nylon, silicone, multilayers or blends, in a single step. Up to a million individual spectra are recorded and analysed each second. The system’s high resolution enables it to recognise even extremely small foreign particles, which are then ejected with very precise air nozzles. The new production line will increase the “SuperCycle” capacity of the Beaune recycling plant by 70%, to 48,000t/a. www.unisensor.de www.appe.com","@ID":44},

"CAPPING / CLOSURES 36 PETplanet insider    Vol. 15    No. 01+02/14    petpla.net Schöttli We met: Johannes Strassner, CSO Adolph Keller, Head of Business Unit Packaging The Swiss mouldmaking group Schöttli with locations in Switzerland, the USA and China is a specialist in the development and manufacture of high-precision moulds and a supplier of mass production solutions in the sectors of medical technology (50%), thin wall packaging as well as caps and closures (50%). In total there are 320 Schöttli employees working in R&D in Switzerland, in design, production and testing at all locations. Currently Husky and Schöttli are closing the merger of the two companies. By partnering with a like-minded industry leader Schoettli will continue to provide leading-edge technology, with the advantage of Husky’s extensive sales and service network to better serve their global customer base. Johannes Strassner quote: ”Our Number 1 priority at Schöttli is to benefit the customer, in the sense of ”Total Cost of Ownership,“ not forgetting of course, precision and reliability. What this means is that we focus on optimising material consumption, cycle time and energy consumption: these are the objectives of our developers. In short: the reduction of production costs and unit costs whilst at the same time maintaining high component quality. 30% of our moulds go to converters, 70% to so-called integrators (Bottlers and Brand Owners). The integrators are of particular interest: Integrators give us greater room for manoeuvre when it comes to differentiation, for creative aspects related to design, for experiments, for light weighting and short cycles. The aims of the converters, by contrast, are high volumes, something which necessarily gives less scope for differentiation”. Exhibits at K 2013 1) Mould on a Netstal Elion 4200, 4200 kN clamping force, 96 cavities cap 29/25 reflecting a weight of only 1.20gr. at a comprehensive level of properties– cycle time 1.9 sec. 2) Mould on an Arburg Allrounder Alldrive, 1500kN clamping force, 4 cavities thin wall – cycle time 1.9 sec using a newly developed electro magnet driven needle valve system. USP in their own words  Compact cavities arrangement with collet chuck technology, which allows 360 degree opening: best quality for the tamper evident band break performance. Stall characteristics can be perfectly defined. Long up-time at low maintenance expenditure  Mould concept with underfloor pull devices for smooth and trouble free running slider moulds.  Innovative cooling concept to allow for extremely short cycle times Looking ahead Johannes Strassner: ”We have plans for the coming years such as:  We aim to increase sales in the water sector (right / light weighting) and provide solutions for aseptic filling.  Together with the market and our end customers, we shall be exploring new closure variants that are innovative in terms of functionality and design.  Right weighting versus light weighting. Lightweight does not always represent the best solution for the end user.  We are accelerating dialogue between the mouldmaker and the machine builder, coordination between mould and injection moulding machine and increasing the customer benefits through efficient system solutions.  Homework for the future is the modular structure of our modern moulds and the improvement of the ratio of clamping force to cavity – supporting us here does the collet chuck technology.  Strategic sales focal points: Asia, Middle East, North America.  Overriding Schöttli strategy: not mould makers, more a solution provider instead.” Schöttli mould To follow:  BMB  Foboha  MHS  Mold-Masters","@ID":38},

"PETpatents www.verpackungspatente.de 48 PETplanet insider    Vol. 15    No. 01+02/14    petpla.net Plastic container International Patent No. WO 2012 / 013188 A2 Applicant: KHS Corpoplast GmbH, Hamburg (D) Date of Application: 26.7.2011 The design and the procedure for manufacturing a reduced-weight plastic container are described. The container features a range of different reinforcing grooves, compensating surfaces and handle recesses. Stretch label International Patent No. WO 2013 / 100141 A1 Applicant: Fuji Seal International Inc., Osaka (JP) Date of Application: 28.12.2012 The design and physical characteristics of a stretch sleeve label for decorating a bottle are presented. The label can be stretched elastically by up to 60 % in a vertical direction. Coupling piece International Patent No. WO 2013 / 099978 A1 Applicant: Kao Corp., Tokyo (JP) Date of Application: 26.12.2012 In order to be able to top up a container easily, neatly and with a minimum of mess using a refill bottle, a special shape is proposed for the container caps. It is only once correctly assembled that an opening is enabled for discharging the product. Label with coupon International Patent No. WO 2013 / 104972 A1 Applicant: MCS. Srl., Modena (IT) Date of Application: 7.1.2013 The construction of a sleeve label is described which is constructed so that a coupon, give-away item or similar can be attached to the container so that it is protected and securely mounted. Pressurised container International Patent No. WO 2013 / 110794 A1 Applicant: Alpla Werke Alwin Lehner GmbH, Hard (AT) Date of Application: 25.1.2013 A double container consisting of a rigid external container made from plastic and a flexible internal container is discharged by means of a propellant produced by micro-organisms and a processed foodstuff. The container is of simple construction and is readily recyclable. Plastic bottle European Patent No. EP 2612820 A1 Applicant: Yoshino Kogyosyo Co. Ltd., Tokio (JP) Date of Application: 2.8.2011 An application is being made to patent the shape of the base of a plastic bottle. The base is formed so that it is able to compensate for emerging vacuum forces that may occur during hot filling and subsequent cooling without any problems.","@ID":50},

"27 PETplanet insider    Vol. 15    No. 01+02/14    petpla.net  Caps and closures Bottle-to-bottle recycling plants Preforms Preform and single stage machinery Preform / stretch blow moulds Two-stage SBM machinery Compressors Resins / additives Filling equipment Closure systems Suppliers of caps and closures for PET bottles Our annual Market Survey on the subject of manufacturers of caps and closures for PET bottles this year clocks up 16 firms, active both locally and globally. They are (in alphabetical order): Alpla, Aptar, Bericap, Closure Systems International, Corvaglia, EKG, Finn-Korkki, Gulf Packaging, Has Plastik, Novembal, Portola, Retal, Safe Cap, Silgan, Uner, Vicap, Weener. The companies are listed in the table 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. 1+2/2014 MARKETsurvey Company name EKG Group Weener Plastic Packaging Group Has Plastik A.S. Corvaglia Closures Gulf Packaging System Co. Postal address Telephone number Web site address Contact name Function Direct telephone number Fax E-Mail Njegoseva 10, 34220 Lapovo, SERBIA +381 34 61 000 11 ekg@ekg.rs Dragan Miljkovic Director +381 34 61 000 12 ekg@ekg.rs Industriestraße 1 26789 Leer, Germany +49 4951 306 0 www.wppg.com Marieke Reinders Marketing Assistance +49 4951 306 281 m.reinders@wppg.com Firuzköy Bulvarı, No:5, Avcılar, İstanbul, Turkey +90 212 695 50 00 www.hasplastik.com A.KerimAtas Commercial Executive +90 212 695 50 00 +90 212 694 97 24 kerimatas@hasplastik.com Hörnlistrasse 14 8360 Eschlikon, Switzerland +41 71 973 77 77 www.corvaglia.ch Bernardo Osés Managing Director Closure Division +52 712 2839181 +52 712 2839185 b.oses@corvaglia.ch PO Box: 20266, Jeddah 21455, Saudi-Arabia +966-12-6360099 www.3p-gulf.com Badar Abdullah General Manager +966-500363816 +966-12-6352111 bader.abdullah@gulf-pack.com Product Range One-piece closures for beverages Yes, PEHD yes, HDPE Yes Yes, HDPE PP and PE Two-piece closures for beverages (with liner) No No Yes No PP and PE Applications relevant to PET containers (e.g. CSD, water, juice, beer, etc.) Yes CSD, juice, sportsdrinks CSD, water, juice, beer, aspetic, hotfill, dairy, etc. CSD, water, juice, milk, isotonic, aseptic fill and hot fill CSD, water, juice Neck finishes available as standard 28 mmPCO1810; 28mm 1881; 38mm3 start; 48/41; handles for 48/41 PCO 28/1810, PCO 28/1881 From ~26mm to 60mm CSN 26,27mmAlaska, 28mm 1810, 28mm 1881, 28mm PCO Corvaglia, 29/25, 30/25,33mm HF, 37mm HF, 38mm 3-start, 38mm 2-start, 48mm 28 mm CSD, MW-30/25, 29/25, 38mm & 40 mm juice Printed caps available (Yes / No) Not printed but logo on top Yes Yes Yes Yes Colour matching service (Yes / No) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Child-proof closures (Yes /No) Yes No No No Yes Push-pull / sports caps (Yes / No) No Yes Yes Yes Yes Special comments/special closures (e.g. flipt-tops, drinking spouts, lightest cap for 28mm PCO, 26mm for water etc including non-beverage closures...) Sportscaps with fliptop and with or without valve Wide range of closures for drinks Closures for all major beverage brand owners, customized closures (e.g. for medical applications) Flip-tops, drinking spouts, lightest cap for 28mm PCO for water etc. including nonbeverage closures) Special patented closures or marketing features CR-cap from Corvaglia Design Sportscap All \"Hasplastik designed\" closures are patented","@ID":29},

"PRODUCTS 41 PETplanet insider    Vol. 15    No. 01+02/14    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 In a flap PET Power’s standard range of closures is being expanded with the launch of a new functional flapper cap for two 63mm PET jars. The company says that this new flapper cap stands out from others because of its height. It is taller and so gives a visual impression of greater height but it retains familiar features. The two flaps at the top cover a dispensing opening and perforations for sprinkling the product within the jar. The cap can be supplied with or without an Induction Heat Seal (IHS) or Pressure Sensitive (PS) liner. It is produced with the common 63SP400 neck type but the different height means that it is currently it is suitable only for PET Power’s 230ml and 330ml Recessed Cylindrical jars. The characteristics of a flapper cap make the cap suitable for a wide range of powdery or sprinklable products, including herbs and spices, cake decorations, sandwich toppings and pet food. The closure is available as standard in white and green and can be produced in a wide range of colours, above a minimum order quantity of 20,000. www.petpower.eu PET recycling calculator app Plastic Technologies, Inc. (PTI) has developed a new free iPhone and Android app, which is designed to help users to calculate the recyclability of their PET bottles, containers and/or packages. The objective is to determine how compatible a specific package is with current recycling systems and its impact on rPET production. PTI says that the calculator has been designed as a screening tool that can help users determine whether or not they should consider further testing. The app enables users to see how the decisions they take regarding material, barrier, additive, closure, labels and so on might potentially impact the next generation of rPET that may be produced from these containers, when recycled. Users select the PET resin type from listed options and add characteristics such as whether the package is multilayer, does the label release in a hot caustic wash, does the container have a closure, seal, other attachments and so on. Answers can be modified on a summary screen before being submitted for assessment. Answers fall into one of three categories: recycle guidelines appear to be met; some components appear to be problematic; or your package appears to be problematic for recycling. The app can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store or Google Play (formerly the Android Market) by searching for “Recycle Calc” and looking for an icon with the familiar PETE resin identification logo. www.plastictechnologies.com","@ID":43},

"MATERIAL / RECYCLING 14 PETplanet insider    Vol. 15    No. 01+02/14    petpla.net Petcore Europe - PET Network Day What stops us improving? On November 14, 2013 PETcore Europe organised a workshop in Brussels on the theme of recycling PET beverages bottles: How can we further enhance PET sustainability? and: What is stopping us improving recycling in the EU? This is a topical - and serious - debate which PETcore Europe was inviting us to discuss: serious from the point of view of the beverages producers, serious for the PET raw materials producers, (namely the chemical industry), serious for the processors and the converters, serious too for the bottlers and ultimately for the consumers – i.e. the entire supply chain. Agreement existed – in principle and at this workshop – that no company on the planet will have the luxury of sitting back and watching as PET bottles end up in landfill, whilst precious, new and non-sustainable resources such as oil/gas – the basic materials for PET – are relentlessly exploited to produce new goods. The public do not just point the finger at PET, but regularly lambaste it as the guilty party par excellence, responsible for the widespread pollution of nature (the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans in particular are held up as examples). Even worse is the ubiquitous epidemic of plastic waste which contaminates our urban environment. The conflict of interests between the needs of industry, society and nature can be resolved by active recycling, i.e. by consistently collecting the used bottles and using the recycled material to make new products. All this the insiders and experts know all too well, but it still does not stop the endless arguments about how to implement these virtuous policies. It’s not just about methods of collection, or the technologies and the processes used in the preparation of PET but the more complex implications for health involved in PET recycling. Should there be a voluntary approach or is legal compulsion the way forward? It’s also about national culture and rationality – northern Europe takes a very different view of such matters from Mediterranean countries for example. For regions as different as the USA and Africa, the approach is even starker. Can we, should we consider countries which have already implemented policies, such as Switzerland and Japan and see how they go about things? All this provides a huge amount of ammunition for the PETcore Europe workshop, with the core objective of sharing experience amongst the players in the European PET supply chain. It might be dismissed as a another mere talking shop, but without events such as PET Network Day nothing at all is going to happen. This is why Petcore Europe – with Chairman Roberto Bertaggia and Executive Director Patrick Peuch at the helm – presented those assembled in the Auditorium with the agenda for PET Network Day, a mixture of interesting, informative and even entertaining topics from the world of PET – at the same time directing the focus in a rapid and compelling manner to the recyclability of PET, to the practicalities of recycling and to the problems associated with it. Patrick Peuch‘s introductory words of welcome may be regarded as embodying the image and organisation of PETcore Europe: Petcore is the body representing the interests of four leading industry sector associations plus several individual companies in Brussels. To quote: ”PETcore Europe is the voice of the PET industry in by Wolfgang von Schroeter","@ID":16},

"NEWS 9 PETplanet insider    Vol. 15    No. 01+02/14    petpla.net motan-colortronic opens Brazilian subsidiary During the K 2013 fair in Düsseldorf, motan-colortronic announced that it has established a new subsidiary. motan colortronic do Brasil LTDA is headquaretered in Piracicaba, São Paulo region. Contracts were signed by Beat Amrein and Jefferson F. S. Macedo for motan-colortronic do Brasil, and by Ulrich Eberhardt and Frank Medgyesy for motancolortronic AG at the company’s stand at K 2013. The new sales and service subsidiary is equipped with up-to-date equipment and systems to enable it to provide direct support to the plastics market in the region. www.motan-colortronic.de PE Labellers scores 40 not out In 2014, PE Labellers is celebrating its 40th anniversary in business. The company has focused on the production of automatic labelling machines since it was founded in 1974. It currently employs almost 400 people and has manufacturing facilities in the United States, Brazil and Algeria as well as sales offices, including after-sales and spare parts services, in China, the UK and France. During its Ruby Anniversary year, the company will participate in a number of trade fairs around the world, including Interpack (Dusseldorf), Cibus Tech (Parma), Pack Expo and Pharma Expo (Chicago), Brau Beviale (Nuremberg), and Emballage (Paris). www.pelabellers.com Uhde Inventa-Fischer completes new MTR plants for Octal Uhde Inventa-Fischer and Octal Petrochemicals, the largest PET resin manufacturer in the Middle East and the largest integrated PET sheet manufacturer in the world, have announced the successful commissioning of a polycondensation plant for the production of PET for bottle and packaging applications. The two production lines, which are located at Octal’s headquarters in the city of Salalah, in the Sultanate of Oman, have a total annual capacity of 550,000t. The plant uses Uhde Inventa-Fischer’s patented Melt-To-Resin (MTR) technology to produce PET resin for local and global markets. The new plants are in addition to the existing production facility, which was built by Uhde Inventa-Fischer at the same site in 2009. Octal Petrochemicals now has one of the world’s biggest single-site production capacities of 1,000,000t/a. Uhde Inventa-Fischer supplied the licence for the MTR technology, basic and detail engineering, all plant components including utilities and offsites, and supervised the construction and commissioning activities. www.uhde-inventa-fischer.com food & drink technology premiers in Africa The inaugural food & drink technology Africa trade fair and conference (fdt Africa), organised by Messe München International (MMI) and its subsidiary MMI South Africa, will be open March 18-19, 2014 at Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa. The organisers report that the trade fair is almost filled to capacity. Exhibitors include businesses such as Bruke SA, a non-destructive testing company; GEA process solutions design and development, beverage dispensing company Metro Dispenser; packaging company Multivac; Siemens AG; and brewing technology provider Ziemann International GmbH. The advisory board for the trade fair is made up of Bosch Packaging, GEA, Krones and Multivac. MMI  says that fdt Africa marks a further phase in the internationalisation of drinktec Munich, with events now up and running in India and China. The conceptual sponsor of fdt Africa is the Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association of the VDMA (German Engineering Federation). Visitor registration for the event has opened and can be completed online at www.fdt-Africa.com, which also hosts with a full list of registered exhibitors. Additional information such as travel and accommodation details can also be found online. www.drinktec.com www.fdt-Africa.com P.E.T. Engineering picks up global prize P.E.T. Engineering’s Evolight 1.5l PET bottle has been recognised with the top prize in the  “Best Packaging Innovation” category at the Global Bottled Water Awards 2013, held during the 10th Global Bottled Water Congress in November in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The citation highlighted Evolight’s record weight, mechanical performances and that it could be used for both still and sparkling water. www.petengineering.com G’s Fresh and Amcor pick up prizes at UK Packaging Awards The UK Packaging Awards 2013, held in London, England, saw G’s Fresh M&S (Marks & Spencer) beetroot range sealed with Amcor ReClose win First Prize in the ‘Consumer Convenience’ category, along with a Highly Commended prize in the ‘Flexible Plastic Pack of the Year’ category. The G’s Fresh M&S Beetroot range is packed in a punnet, sealed with Amcor’s ReClose lidding film. Amcor ReClose technology allows film-lidded trays to be opened and reclosed up to 15 times; it seals to PE, PS, PP or directly to APET trays. Amcor Flexibles Europe & Americas, a division of Amcor, is the world’s largest supplier of flexible packaging. G’s is a vertically-integrated supplier of produce that operates farms and production facilities throughout the UK. www.amcor.com www.gs-fresh.com","@ID":11},

"CAPPING / CLOSURES 31 PETplanet insider    Vol. 15    No. 01+02/14    petpla.net A PETplanet study at K 2013 Caps and closures In part 2 of our study we continue to describe the state-of-the art technology and the developments, strategies and competitive differentiation of the companies involved in the market of suppliers of systems and moulds for the production of caps and closures. Husky We met: Mark Fitzpatrick, Husky Global Leader, Beverage Closure Systems Husky is in the market with a significant population of injection moulding machines in the caps and closures application. Husky did not have a stand at K 2013, but simultaneously with K 2013 issued an invitation to an event in Luxembourg, the Husky European Beverage Packaging Conference,“A major stop on Husky’s year-long World Tour.”  In this workshop Husky demonstrated two beverage closure systems, i.e. the proven HyCap, as well as its new HyCap HPP (High Performance Package) – both systems with equipment from their own development and production, including Husky machine, Husky mould and Husky hot runner. Husky European Beverage Packaging Conference in Luxembourg by Wolfgang von Schroeter","@ID":33},

"EDITOUR REPORTS 10 PETplanet insider    Vol. 15    No. 01+02/14    petpla.net We have now arrived in Brazil – South America’s largest beverages market - on the final stage of our “Go With the Flow Tour”. Brazil, with its capital Brasilia, is not only the most densely populated country in Latin America but it is also, in terms of both surface area and population, the sixth largest country in the world. Blessed with rich natural resources, its domestic market comprises close on 200 million consumers. 47% of the total surface area of Brazil shares a border with ten South American countries, the only countries not to do so are Chile and Ecuador. Geographically, the north of the country is characterised by extensive rain forest, the Amazon lowlands and, in the south, by hilly landscapes and mountains framed by a coastline extending to several thousands of kilometres. Around 90% of the population is concentrated in the federal states along the east and south coasts. Here centres of population are emerging such as, for example, the Federal State of Rio de Janeiro with a population density of more than 300 inhabitants per square kilometre. The population is young, the average age being just 27.4 years. By comparison to the other South American countries, Brazil today has a broad industrial base which is dominated by the direct processing of agricultural products, followed by crude oil and mining products. Traditional sectors such as textiles and leather-working are in decline. The most important exports are coffee, cocoa, tropical fruits, soya beans, sugar and iron ore. Brazil’s predominantly tropical climate fosters the growth of a profusion of tropical fruits in a diversity not found anywhere else in the world. Deserving of particular mention is the guarana fruit which comes from the Amazon region. Soft drinks made from this fruit are very popular in Brazil with more than a quarter of all soft drinks on the market using it as a base. The reason for this is the stimulating effect of the guarana fruit which has a naturally high caffeine content. A further product that is inextricably linked with Brazil is the cultivation and processing of sugar cane. Each year approx. 600,000t of sugar cane are made into sugar for domestic consumption or converted into bio-ethanol. Depending on the market price, the quantities are split 50/50. This makes Brazil the largest producer of refined sugar in the world. One other speciality distilled from sugar cane deserves a mention, a spirit that goes by the name of Cachaca. This fiery potion is the base of “Caipirinha“, a cocktail which enjoys a worldwide reputation. Economy The economy of Brazil is characterised by the core services sectors with about 65% of GDP, industry 17% and agriculture with approximately 6.7%. The high investment level and solid employment growth combined with lower overall unemployment rate (5.8% in 2011) has significantly increased global economic interest in Brazil over the past few years. The main driver of growth remains the strong domestic market (approximately 67% of GDP in 2010). Exports account for around 20%. Lima 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 Brazil Part 1 by Waldemar Schmitke","@ID":12},

"EDITOUR REPORTS 12 PETplanet insider    Vol. 15    No. 01+02/14    petpla.net Drinks market Just as diverse as the tropical fruits of Brazil is its beverages market. Here we find more than 150 drinks bottlers and brewery operations, ranging from family businesses  to mega-corporations, from regional brands to global superstars. Coca Cola and Pepsi Co are naturally enough the front-runners but there are significant numbers of smaller, usually family-run businesses, predominantly engaged in bottling mineral water. The Brazilian market is so large it can accommodate them all comfortably. The result of this diversity is an enormous variety of bottle geometries and sizes (from 0.25 to 3.3l content) all with very different specification. A brands, B brands and mineral waters bottled in every imaginable quality. Growth rates in the past have been of the order of 6-7%, with the exception of 2012, with a growth rate of just of 2%. 2013 is looking up and the drinks industry is once again anticipating growth rates in excess of 5%. For a representative cross-section of the beverage market the following interview partners were selected: Mineracao Campo Branco represents the large number of mineral water bottlers. They are family-run businesses who bottle mineral water directly from source into PET bottles. Genuina Lindoyra, Industria Zugliani and Hugo Cini are among the bottlers of juices and energy drinks in PET bottles. They have their own flavours and bottle geometries. They are usually family businesses with a sales area coverage of up to 300km. Coca Cola Brasil and Ambev are the two largest soft drink bottlers in Brazil. They belong to multinational groups. Andina Coca Cola is a typical multi-national soft drink bottling plant and a franchise operator of Coca Cola. Logoplaste Shefa is a pioneer in bottling Brazilian milk in PET bottles. Döhler is a manufacturer of fruit concentrates and formulations for the beverage industry. Amcor, supplier of preforms and a PET bottles converter for the beverage industry, operates on a multinational scale. Bericap do Brasil and Grupo Ravi represent manufacturers for caps using two manufacturing processes, injection moulding (Bericap) and compression moulding (Grupo Ravi). Naturally our market overview does not fail to include machinery manufacturers: Krauss Maffei / Netstal, Husky and Hofstetter. Finally, we also visited a processor of PET recycling material. Ecoplaca processes PET recycling material into useful objects and worries about the availability of the material. Beverage consumption: figures and trends 2012 The consumption data and market evaluation used here stem from various interviews with Brazilian interview partners. The data were collated, summarised and rounded off. Orders of magnitude only have been given. Soft drinks:  consumption more than 16billion litres/year  rising trend  As far as the soft drinks sector is concerned, the 2l nonreturnable PET bottle dominates. This is the so-called family size bottle consumed predominantly at home. Sales mainly through the supermarkets. Bottled mineral water  consumption more than 6billion litres/year.  Rising trend 0.6billion litres per year. Still drinks  consumption more than 1.5billion litres/year.  rising trend Tea Drinks, Sport Drinks, Energy Drinks  consumption more than 0.4billion litres per year.  double digit growth rate Packaged milk drinks  consumption more than 10billion litres/year.  rising trend  packaging in cartons dominates. But growth is still evident in UHT milk drinks in PET bottles. Beer  consumption more than 13billion litres/year  rising trend  Brazilian beer industry today is the third largest in the world. Packaging for beverages In the beverage packaging sector, the number of PET bottles and containers is gathering pace at the expense of glass and metal cans. The strong growth a few years ago in metal beverage cans is now in decline. Glass bottles also are growing at a rate of barely 2%. Significant growth rates, Beverage Packaging (million) 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Metal beverage cans 6.822,90 7.815,10 9.178,80 9.739,60 10.374,20 10.739,40 PET bottles 9.724,60 10.382,80 11.310,00 11.813,50 12.442,20 13.104,60 Glass bottles 6.168,00 6.145,40 6.448,40 6.853,50 7.008,00 7.137,50 Brick liquid cartons 1.142,60 1.232,10 1.348,50 1.484,00 1.659,30 1.803,20 Beverage Packaging Brazil: consumption figures and history (Source: Euromonitor International)","@ID":14},

"BOTTLE MAKING 25 PETplanet insider     Vol. 15    No. 01+02/14    petpla.net Delivering solutions, shaping the future. www.aptar.com - infobev.gbl@aptar.com Dispensing Flip-top sports closures Hotfill Cold Aseptic Convenience innovation SimpliSqueeze® valve Sensitive Beverage Dosing Flow Control Multi-serve Single-serve Pouches Pouring The framework itself has been modified, becoming several centimetres narrower so that the compressor will now fit into a maritime container. The basic area has been reduced by 20%. Via a 3-stage compression process, the compressor finally achieves the maximum required 42bar output pressure. Between the compression stages, the compressed air pervades newly developed coolers and moisture separators. Here the developers have ensured, using the turbulent flow concept, that the cooling capacity is very high and they are therefore able to adopt a compact construction format in the construction of the units. But designing the coolers so that they are compact is one thing, to build them in this way is another. In addition to compressors, Siad Macchine Impianti is also known all over the world for its welding technology, which means that the compression team was able to call on assistance for the production process directly in-house. For dehumidifying purposes the engineers enlist the help of gravity, the water collecting underneath. Simple but effective. The more deeply one probes machine technology the more interesting details one finds. Thus, for example, the electrically operated oil pump has given way to a mechanically driven oil pump. This saves energy. With all the innovations, Siad Macchine Impianti has also been careful to design the pipework so that it is short and, in particular, to ensure that it is clearly laid out. Now all components are easily accessible. At present, there are six prototypes under test. They have been running for a total of 2,000 operating hours. Overall, thanks to the identical parts, the Italians are looking at shipping these within three weeks from receipt of order. www.siadmi.com (otherwise usual) concrete filling, thus reducing the weight of the new compressor by a third to less than 10,000kg.","@ID":27},

"MARKET SURVEY 29 PETplanet insider    Vol. 15    No. 01+02/14    petpla.net Finn-Korkki Oy Bericap GmbH & Co.KG Uner Plastik Silgan Closures Europe Konepajantie 10 Hämeenlinna, Finland +35 83.628.641 www.finn-korkki.com Robert Jeynes Marketing & Sales +35.836.286.428 +35.836.197.294 info@finn-korkki.com Kirchstrasse 5, 5257 Budenheim, Germany +49 6139 2902-0 www.bericap.com Volker Spiesmacher Director +49 6169 2902-0 +49 6139 2902-188 volker.spiesmacher@bericap.com Gebze Plastikciler OSB, 1.Cadde, 11.Sokak 41400 Gebze/Kocaeli, Turkey +90 262 751 34 00 www.uner.com.tr Cumhur Filik Sales and Marketing Manager +90 530 265 0663 +90 262 751 21 25 cumhurfilik@uner.com.tr Hansastrasse 4 30419 Hanover , Germany +49 511 79050 www.silganwhitecap.com www.portola.eu.com Hans Van Baekel Business and Technical Development +32 475 81 64 85 hans.van.baekel@silganwhitecap.com Ring crown caps and sealing equipment No Yes, DoubleSeal  for PCO 1810, DoubleSeal SuperShorty for PCO 1881(for CSD, aseptic and hot fill), HexaLite for PET 29/11, 29/13 and PET 26/10, DoubleSeal 38 for 38mm 2-start and 3-start neck finish ; DoubleSeal 33mm 2-start for aseptic filling and hot filling Yes, PCO-1810 and PCO-1881 38mm bore seal, twin seal, triple seal, induction heat seal foil, wadded caps / overcaps  /  with and without TE bands  /   PE and PP  /  for cold, aseptic and hotfill Yes, steel or aluminium caps with standard or PVC free liner Yes,  Liner Seal, SuperShorty for PCO 1881 No 38mm hotfill PP cap Beer, wine, water, CSD, juice, functional, cider, energy drinks and spirit based CSD, still mineral water, hod and bottled water, beer, Jets (juices, energy drinks, rtd, teas, syrups), for hot fill and aseptic application, edible oil, sauces and dressings, dairy CSD, water, edible oil None carbonated beverages + NCB pressurised, juices sports drinks , dairy, water Pry-off crown cap 26mm and RipCap 42mm PCO 1881, PCO 1810, PET 26/22, PET 29/25, PET 26/21,  38mm 2-start, 38mm 3-start, 33mm 2-start aseptic, 33mm 2-start HF 29/25mm, 30/25mm, PCO-1810, PCO-1881, 29/21 and 32/28 edible oil,  48/41mm, 55mm HOD and handles for 48/41mm and 55mm HOD bottles 38mm  2 and 3 threads for cold, aseptic and hot fill Yes, in 6 colours Yes, up to 3 colours Yes, up to 3 colours 4-colour, full photo quality  + utc under the cap laser coding for promotional purposes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes, 3-piece push-pull and 2-piece thumb up No 28mm PCO and 1881 PCO  /  38mm 2 thread hotfill with Induction Heat Seal / 38mm 3thread overcap for Conduction Heat Seal Ring crown caps of different sizes for pasteurisation, sterilisation, hot fill and cold fill applications 3-piece push-pull for aseptic and hot filling without aluminium foil with high flow rate; special closure solutions for lightweight necks Valve closures for food and beverages and health/body-care 37mm snap on caps especially designed for lemonade products 30 to 35mm carton gable top fitments with pull ring and bore seal   /  55mm Snap On cap for PC/PET 5 gallon - 19l water bottles compatible with all water coolers RipCap and RingCrown bottle caps to create, market and sustain brands Thumb'up screw closures for easy opening and drinking PushPull sports closure for hot fill application without aluminiuim foil; PushPull sports closure for aseptic application without aluminiuim foil Yes, project will be revealed in Q2. Yes Aptar Food + Beverage Retal Baltic ViCap Systems Europa & Asia AG 36-38 rue de la Princesse 78430 Louveciennes, France +33 1 30 08 44 38 www.aptar.com/food-beverage/home Jean Marc Philbois Global Market Development President +33 1 30 08 44 38 Pramones str. 14 LT-94102 Klaipeda, Lithuania +370 46 492360 www.retalbaltic.lt Vaidotas Bucevicius Director of HDPE closure business unit +370 614 31139 +370 46 492361 vaidotas.bucevicius@retaleurope.eu Oetenbachgasse 26 CH- 8001 Zürich +41 79 680 2271 www.wicapsystems.eu Mr Roger Wilfinger CEO +41 79 680 2271 row@vicapsystems.eu, gpriewe@vicapsystems.eu Yes, PP & PE Yes, HDPE Yes, PP outer shell with a comfortable PE drinking spout No CSD, water, juice, beer Yes 28mm 1881, 28mm 1810, 30/25H, 33mm, 38mm PCO 1810/BPF; PCO 1881 38 mm, 28 mm Various custom decorative closure options including hotstamping. Yes, up to 3 colours No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes special Dispensing closures fpor liquid concentrates / water enhancers. SimpliSqueeze valve technology Sports cap with container to hold basic materials, liquid or powder. 38mm for still, 28mm for still and CO2 BAP technology, (bonded aluminum to plastic), process to seal a closure to a container. SimpliSqueeze technology to be utilized in a pouch fitment. Worldwide patents. Container sealed with aluminium foil and protects the basic material against the effects of light and oxygen","@ID":31},

"PETnews 6 PETplanet insider    Vol. 15    No. 01+02/14    petpla.net Changes at Engel Christian Pum, Chief Sales Officer (CSO) of Engel Holding GmbH in Schwertberg/Austria, has decided to resign from his position with the company. Dr. Christoph Steger, former Vice President for Engel’s Packaging Business Unit, has been appointed as the new CSO with immediate effect. www.engelglobal.com M&G Chemicals and Guozhen partner in giant biorefinery M&G Chemicals has announced that it is to construct a second-generation biorefinery in the region of Fuyang, Anhui Province, People’s Republic of China (PRC). It will have the capacity to convert one million tonnes of biomass into bio-ethanol and bio-glycols and will have four times the capacity of the recently-inaugurated bio-refinery built by Beta Renewables in Crescentino, Italy.The project is expected to be realised through a joint-venture with Chinese company Guozhen. It will provide one million tonnes of straw biomass and use the lignin by-product from the bio-refinery to feed a 45MW cogeneration plant, which will be constructed at the same time and on the same site as the bio-refinery. M&G Chemicals will be majority partner in the bio-refinery and minority partner in the power plant. The bio-refinery will employ Proesatm technology licensed from Beta Renewables, a joint venture between Biochemtex (part of the Mossi Ghisolfi Group); TPG, the US private equity fund; and Danish enzyme producer Novozymes, which will supply the Fuyang facility with necessary enzymes. Mr. Marco Ghisolfi, CEO of M&G Chemicals, said that the new plant is the first act of a “green revolution” that will provide environmental sustainability to both the PET beverage packaging and polyester textile supply chains. Capital investment in the plant is expected to be in the region of US$500 million and it is planned to be brought onstream in 2015. www.mg-chemicals.com Sidel hosts KnowledgeShare More than 120 participants from all areas of the beverage industry got together to exchange ideas at KnowledgeShare, presented in association with Sidel over two days in November 2013 at the Frankfurt Hilton Hotel, Germany. Among the issues addressed throughout the event was the challenge of developing a sustainable approach to satisfying consumers’ needs. ‘Futurologist’ Dr. James Bellini’s presentation, entitled “Horizon 2030: Predicting the demands of tomorrow”, considered the scale and pace of change, including the rising population, and the pressures this puts on the world’s resources. The theme was addressed again by Mark Driscoll, Head of Food at the Forum for the Future, when he addressed “Sustainability in a resource constrained world”. Alongside the keynote presentations individual sessions covered a number of specific topics including the state of the global beverage industry, beverage safety, “Unlocking the value of PET”; and “Defining tomorrow’s production line”. In his concluding remarks, Dr Bellini highlighted three big issues that he said have to be tackled in the 21st century: health and wellbeing; sustainability; and food and beverage. He said that forecasts for 2030 suggest that demands for energy and food will have increased by 50% and that for water by 30%, alongside the additional pressures brought about by an increasingly urban population. Delegates were able to engage with the panel discussions directly, via specially-provided iPads. www.sidel.com Husky wraps up its World Tour Husky Injection Molding Systems has concluded its first ever Husky World Tour, which included more than 15 customer events over the course of 2013 in nine different countries in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific. More than 600 companies attended the events, which started in January with a Beverage Packaging Day in Korea and concluded with the Hot Runner and Controller Conference, held November 19-20 in Milton, Vermont. Stops on the tour included focused customer meetings, product demonstrations, customer dinners and facility tours. John Galt, Husky’s President and CEO, hailed the World Tour as a successful opportunity to engage directly with customers and to hear their views on what the company is doing well and where it needs to improve. Events included presentations by speakers from different industries, as well as partners showcasing downstream equipment. The recentlylaunched HyPET HPP5 system was first previewed at the Beverage Packaging Conference in Luxembourg, and the HyCap HPP system made its debut at events in Europe and North America. The company displayed several technologies at its Bolton event, including a complete speciality closures system, an EasyCube mould, and a new 96-cavity preform mould upgrade. A series of dedicated Ultra SideGate demonstrations were held at customer facilities across Europe and Asia Pacific. www.husky.ca","@ID":8},

"CAPPING / CLOSURES 35 PETplanet insider    Vol. 15    No. 01+02/14    petpla.net  Make manufacture closures (in Switzerland and Mexico), supply to bottlers and enable vertical integration for big volume customers  Apply supply application know-how HOLLAND COLOURSEurope BV | Halvemaanweg 1 | 7323 RW Apeldoorn | P.O. Box 720 7300 AS Apeldoorn | The Netherlands | T +31(0)55 368 07 00 | F +31(0)55 366 29 81 info@hollandcolours.com | www.hollandcolours.com Thousands of colour shades, a variety of product forms and a dedicated team at YOUR SERVICE to assist toYOUR SUCCESS. é Protective colourants with specific light and UV absorbance é Functional colourants for Oxygen Scavengers é High opaque white for dairy é AA Reducer é Tintmask-neutralising off-colour regrind é Blowing Aid é Optical Brighteners é Slip Additives é Matting Agents USP in their own words 1) Different business units benefit from each other. The know-how from producing caps & closures on a large scale improving the technology of the moulds for us and our partners and the possibility to develop new designs fast since we possess the know-how and equipment along the whole value chain. 2) Cooperation with single selected regional converters -which allows us to cover markets all over the world. 3) Solid private company structure since foundation that comes with planning-security and long-term strategy view. “ Looking ahead Romeo Corvaglia: “We will continue with our proven strategy not just making moulds and supplying caps into the markets. We will continue to offer to our partners in the caps & closures business fully integrated cap solutions from concept to realisation. New caps will undoubtedly appear on the market in the future and we want to maintain our commitment to be in the forefront of development. But development steps will be less visible, since we are approaching a saturation level in the development of light weighted closures. Eventually consumer convenience will come to play a more prominent role.” Romeo Corvaglia  President and Owner of Corvaglia","@ID":37},