11 / 2015

"PACKING / PALLETISING 28 PETplanet insider    Vol. 16    No. 11/15    petpla.net Joint engineering project by the Swiss partnership for the plastic packaging industry A harmonious foursome by Heike Fischer IMD AG and its Swiss partners PackSys Global AG, Hapa AG and M. Tanner AG presented their first joint project at the product launch at an international customer event in Brügg, a town located in the idyllic surroundings of Lake Biel in the Swiss Jura mountains. The twoday event titled “Swiss partnership drives innovation” started with an evening get-together, opened with a welcoming speech by Matthias Hermle, CEO of IMD AG. The following day was dedicated to launching the new products; the day began with the IMD AG bottle, closure, preform and barrier coating testing specialist presenting the new vision control center V5. The system features a robust state-of-the-art touchscreen displaying a complete overview of production, system setup, inspection and statistical data in a fully integrated machine interface. Deviations and alarms make immediate corrective action possible in this intuitive user interface. Swiss Downstream Line – IMDvista & PackSys Global The vision control center V5 system is part of Swiss Downstream Line (SDL), a complete downstream system for closure production including slitting, folding and ispection. IMD vista technology joined forces with PackSys Global in creating SDL. Ueli Kobel, PackSys Global AG,Group Leader Sales Team Caps and Closures, identified the challenges by merging two HMIs of different brands with the electrical components and switching some of the size parts with the known portfolio, while keeping the core process technology, major optional process and packing features the same. The decision for a postmoulding system came about from the strong request for slit tamper evidence (TE) bands due to reproducibility; all of the closures were cut by one knife, creating a combination with a folded TE band and easily adjustable breaking performance such as on materials, neck design or carbonisation are seen also as major advantages on today beverage closures. The separation line between cap and TE band is thinner, lowering the risk on contamination in the thread area together with easier first opening detection and an extended drop zone for the TE band. A spark tester and camera system on a vacuum conveyor belt are integrated to the slitting and folding maschine, and the system includes electrical control. The Swiss Downstream Line is available in three sizes – 800ppm, 1,200ppm and 2,000ppm. IMDvista Closure Digital Print (CLDP) & Hapa AG Hapa AG is specialised in printing solutions; Peter Schkoda, Head of Sales FMCG, explained the IMD vista Closure Digital Print (CLDP) system. IMD vista’s Waterfall Sorter, vacuum conveyor and vision system for pretreatment, and digital UV injection inside redcube plus from Hapa AG are further examples of know-how and technology sharing in action. The redcube plus, a fully digital piezo inkjet printing module, uses drop-on-demand technology and is scalable to up to seven colors. Integrated in the CLDP system, it prints in high-quality CMYK on 1,500 closures per minute. This includes fast changeover times in design formats, giving customers a high level of flexibility. The redcube plus includes an automatic cleaning and conserving system. The CLDP system has a small footprint. Hapa Inks are compliant with the Nestlé positive list in association with the Swiss ordinance on printing inks, EuPIA (European printing ink Assocoation), FDA (Food and Drug Administration), CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency) and REACH (Regulation of the European Parliament). IMDvista PECO Lux presented by Matthias Hermle was another highlight at the product launch. This patent-pending inline preform process monitoring system requires no additional space or perform orientation, making it easy to Swiss Downstream Line (SDL) F.l.t.r.: Marco Tanner, CEO M.Tanner AG, Beat Rupp, CEO Hapa AG, Matthias Hermle, CEO IMD AG and Manfred Zurkirch, CEO PackSys Global AG Closure Digital Print (CLDP)","@ID":30},

"PETbottles 52 PETplanet insider    Vol. 16    No. 11/15    petpla.net Home + Personal Care BERICAP Technology The plastic closure company committed to your success www.bericap.com Research and Development Mould Technology | Global Presence Capping Technology and Know-How Innovation and Flexibility Shaving gel in headstand bottle In Japan the Kao Group is selling, under its own “Success” brand  name, 180g of shaving gel containing menthol with freshness factor in a headstand bottle. The slightly bluish-tinted bottle is made from PET and designed as a squeeze bottle. The product, which remains transparent after application to the skin, is dispensed via a snap-on hinged lid closure featuring a dispenser opening. At the PoS the bottle is secured against tampering by means of a sleeve label, some sections of which are transparent. This needs to be completely removed prior to initial opening. The label is printed with information and, following its removal, the consumer is left with a single label that contains only the information that is most needed. Moisturising lotion in PET The Japanese cosmetics manufacturer Utena is selling a range of skin care based on Argan Oil – the so-called “Gold of Morocco” - on its home market under the name of “Lumice Gold”. The product, the example shown in the picture is a moisturising lotion, contains plenty of vitamin E but is free of silicones, artificial aromatic substances, colorants and preservatives. In order to reflect the origins of the Argan Oil, the yellow-tinted bottle is flacon-shaped and multifaceted in terms of its design. The name and the retail information are printed directly on the bottle. A screw-on, gold-coloured hinged lid closure with tamper-proofing and a dispenser opening serves as a closure. www.utena.co.jp/english/index.html Bright colours for washing up liquid A bottle already well-known as a classic in the packaging sector, designed in imitation of the “Red Tower” which is an emblem of the German city of Chemnitz, has been co-opted by the German company fit GmbH for marketing its range of washing up liquids for washing dishes by hand. The bottle holds a volume of 500ml. Under the tag “fit naturals” the company is selling a number of fragrance variants using appropriately designed packaging and a balsam additive that cares for the hands while they are doing the washing up. The picture shows the variants guava and lime, lavender and ylang ylang and almond blossom and pomegranate. The individual products are tinted and the bottles decorated with colour-matched push-pull closures and labels. www.fit.de","@ID":54},

"NEWS 9 PETplanet insider    Vol. 16    No. 11/15 We do more. Securing value for a strong future BrauBeviale 2015 Nuremberg, 10 – 12 November Stand 7A-520 www.krones.com GEA expands hygienic pumps portfolio GEA has acquired Hilge, a leading supplier of hygienic pumps, which strengthens its position as a provider of solutions for hygienic and aseptic process environments. The products of Hilge – until now part of the Grundfos Group – will be marketed under the brand GEA Hilge. Together with GEA Tuchenhagen pumps, the GEA Hilge products will constitute the Business Area GEA Hygienic Pumps. The company Hilge, based in Bodenheim, Germany, is specialised in products that include stainless steel centrifugal pumps. GEA, with its orientation to the process industry, especially the food and beverages industry, represents a strong strategic partner for Hilge. This acquisition will enable the realisation of extensive synergy potential: for example, in the area of research and development. In addition, the worldwide GEA sales and service network will offer the possibility of a strengthened global presence. “With the acquisition of Hilge, we can fill technological gaps and continue to complement our product portfolio toward providing complete process steps,” commented Jürg Oleas, CEO of GEA. “As a result, we can offer a greater variety of services to our customers in the future, in particular in the food and beverage industry.” Visitors to the first joint GEA Hilge presentation at Brau Beviale, in Nuremberg from November 10 to 12, can obtain an overview of the new GEA portfolio. GEA specialists from engineering and sales will be pleased to provide expert advice at booth 602 in hall seven. www.gea.com","@ID":11},

"MATERIAL / RECYCLING 11 PETplanet insider    Vol. 16    No. 11/15    petpla.net very limited financial resources at our disposal we managed to come to an agreement and they gave us this chance.” The deal encompassed not only the bottling plant but also the above-mentioned pool, the ballroom, a number of buildings and just under 11.5ha of land including a campsite. In 1986 the company went public and, with the capital generated, the first 1-gallon bottling line was set up. From 1988 onwards Eldorado made a conscious decision to take a step in the direction of small packaging, thus picking up on a trend that is gathering momentum in the water sector. The customer base was originally made up of around 20 outlets; today the bottling plant supplies some 100,000 people from its spring which supplies 120 gallons per minute with annual turnover running at around US$9 million. The filling operation is carried out using equipment from Fogg. “To start with we only had 5-gallon glass bottles then we moved to PC 5-gallon containers followed by HDPE gallon containers but later, around 1995, PET bottles were gradually introduced into our small volume production. Today we have a mixture of Glass, PC, HDPE and PET containers. The 5-gallon containers are now mainly to be found in the home delivery sector whilst the small PET bottles go to a number of small grocery shops, chains and supermarkets. 95% of our sales are here in Colorado, the rest go to a few neighbouring states.” The annual bottling volume is currently around 34 million litres, approximately 4 million litres of which go into PET bottles in our 0.5l, 1l and 1.5l ranges. The thickness of the bottle is deliberately greater than is usual in the lightweight segment for water, to ensure a tactilely pleasing customer experience when handling the bottle. The necks incorporate PCO1810. All the PET bottles are bought in through Amcor - and here there is something quite sensational: all of Eldorado’s 0.5 to 1l bottles are made from 100% r-PET. “We were anxious to be early adopters of a green approach and only the second company in the world, the first in the USA, to use 100% r-PET at all. We have a good business relationship going back some time with Amcor and ultimately it was also in their interests to explore this with us by way of a kind of experiment. Looking at the pricing levels, as far as we are concerned r-PET bottles are practically on a par with virgin PET bottles.” On the bottle label there is a logo drawing attention to the recycled material, but Mr Martin is convinced that the consumers’ basic reason for buying the product is the quality of the water. Regarding this, the company has already walked off with a number of prizes. “We are now moving forward with the development of functional water. Eldorado is marketing six different flavours of water with vitamin additives and organic sugar cane. The trend is moving away from classic CSDs to still, healthy beverages.” www.eldoradosprings.com","@ID":13},

"MOULD MAKING 45 PETplanet insider    Vol. 16    No. 11/15 -*5 is where GDXL’s new plant is being developed. The company’s intention is to embark on a gradual relocation to the new site from its present premises, beginning in October 2015. The new building, even though it is still at the skeleton construction stage, is already impressive and is visually reminiscent of a cruise liner. I am struck by the large, open spaces featuring plenty of glass which, at some point in the future, will provide a cleverly devised link between the production and office areas. One external wall of the building incorporates plans for waterfalls between the floors; the extensive area around the building will be laid out like a park. Adjacent to the area is a neatly laid-out housing development for employees; some of the dwellings are already occupied. All in all, based on this idea, GDXL envisages an ecological and economic construction project where the intention is not only to pick up on recycling ideas but also to create a small microcosm offering quality of life for the workforce. Solar systems installed on the building and a waste and water recycling system are just some of these ideas. Work will be carried out on four floors, inclusive of a fully automatic warehouse. “The ground floor will be reserved for the blow moulds;” explains Mr Zeng, “the second storey will be the preform mould area.” We carry on walking up the stairs that are still covered in construction dust. “Here on the third floor is where the R&D and the inspection sections will be accommodated. The top floor and the roof area of the building will house the employee swimming pool, a canteen and our showroom. What we are looking at here is an investment of around $48m.” The structure will occupy a total area of 62,000m2; offices and workshops will take up an additional 33,000m2. Through the relocation and the new fleet of machines, GDXL is planning, over and above the ecological issue, to achieve a higher level of manufacturing precision, a 100% increase in capacity within three years and production times shortened by one third. Which PET markets have a particularly promising future, according to GDXL? I put the question to Patrick Lam: “China definitely offers the greatest possibilities. Compared with the global average, per capita usage of PET is still small in China but it is poised for further expansion in the future due to the increase in demand. At the same time production costs here are still low. In addition – and this is an indicator worth mentioning – there is the fact that over 60% of PET machinery sales are already underway here in China. This gives us clear impetus in terms of direction.” www.gdxl.com","@ID":47},

"BOTTLING / FILLING 19 PETplanet insider    Vol. 16    No. 11/15    petpla.net BOTTLING / FILLING 19 F.l.t.r.: Matthias Niemeyer, CEO KHS GmbH, Heike Fischer, PETplanet Insider and Phil Johnson, Managing Director of NMP Systems during plant tour at the KHS Corpoplast Hamburg, Germany. Cost effective 2-step process with machine direction print, lowering label costs + Roll count optimization + No seaming in label conversion: it’s done on the labellers + Storage space and shipping costs down thanks to higher roll and pallet quantities + Emerging lightweight micron film technology boosts productivity + Higher labelling speeds, up to 50,000 BPH + Weld seam applied during labelling process = COST REDUCTION UP TO 20% compared to traditional sleeve technologies Sacmi Verona S.p.A. Via Dell’Industria, 2/A 37060 Mozzecane (VR) Italy Tel. +39.045.6347511 sacmilabelling@sacmilabelling.it | www.sacmilabelling.com www.formsleeveplus.sacmi.com Quality +Cost Control in just one technology according to KHS, reduced by 96%. A further positive effect is the fact that the bottle is 100% recyclable in the bottle-to-bottle process despite the coating. This development of the FreshSafe concept is easy to integrate into the bottling line, the use of a few interfaces and direct bottle transfer ensuring that a high standard of hygiene is achieved. In the spring of 2015 the first FreshSafe Block went into production. “Using our FreshSafe coating on PET bottles has helped us achieve a significant rise in sales,” says Dr. Joachim Konrad, Managing Director of KHS Plasmax GmbH who are responsible for the coating technology. In the context of the overall presentation, further products and services available as part of the broad spectrum offered by KHS were discussed. After a subsequent tour of the plant and the opportunity for personal discussions the KHS Corpoplast anniversary celebrations were brought to a close. www.khs.com www.pelabellers.it Frank Haesendonckx, Head of Technology KHS Corpoplast, explaining the new TriBlock.","@ID":21},

"PETnews 6 PETplanet insider    Vol. 16    No. 11/15    petpla.net Werner & Mertz demands more thought to real material cycles Reinhard Schneider, Managing Partner of the Werner & Mertz Group in Mainz, Germany, caused a stir during the G7 Summit Resource Efficiency in Berlin when he called for sweeping waste management legislation as a bold step toward greater sustainability. To an international audience, Schneider, the sole representative of German industry at the Resource Efficiency workshop, presented the Recyclate Initiative, which the manufacturer of cleaning and care products gave as a cross-industry “best-practice” example in matters of sustainability. “Incentives – such as a reduction in Dual System Deutschland (DSD) fees for packaging that’s recyclable, and even more importantly, for packaging containing recyclates – could  open the way for investment in processing technology that makes incineration of plastic unnecessary,” said Schneider. “For so-called ‘thermal recycling’ is unacceptable in the pursuit of sustainability,” he added, making clear his opinion of conventional practices in waste management. Schneider participated in the G7 Workshop, which followed the G7 Summit, at the invitation of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. The Recyclate Initiative provides a way to exploit the previously untapped potential of the Yellow Bag as a source for the recycling of post-consumer PET packaging materials, according to Schneider. Thanks to innovative laser technology from Unisensor, manufacturer of sensor systems, Werner & Mertz has succeeded in fractionating packaging material from used PET packaging into very fine components to obtain pure PET recyclates. As the resulting resilient secondary raw material is reusable, it remains in a closed loop. “Transparent PET lends itself perfectly to repeated recycling at a very high level,” said Schneider and encouraged other companies to become involved in the Recyclate Initiative. “This is an opportunity you should not miss.” To date, the Rewe Group, the packaging manufacturer Alpla, DSD and the nature conservation organisation NABU have participated in the initiative. The partners bundle their expertise and advocate increased use of new technologies such as fine sorting with lasers in the industrial manufacturing of packaging. Until now the Recyclate Initiative has received several prizes, including last year’s Federal Ecodesign Award. www.werner-mertz.de Birkner’s Beverage World.Com 2015/2016 - 20th Edition With the new edition of Birkner’s Beverage World 2015/2016 the publishing house continues its successful book series with regard to companies of the international beverage industry. In the 20th edition one may professionally research for company developments in the international beverage market in more than 20.000 updated company profiles from 197 countries. In reliable structured manner there are company information regarding more than 5.400 breweries, 5.500 producers of mineral water, juices and soft drinks, 2.400 distilleries, 1.300 hop, malt and raw material suppliers, 6.200 suppliers und 480 associations and institutions. Apart from names and addresses including websites the new edition also offers infomation regarding zum Management, services, products and brands, machines and capacities, capital and turnover. In addition to the 12.600 e-mail and web addresses in the print edition there are also QR codes for direct contact and offers at your disposal as well as for current news regarding product management and service updates of the companies selected. www.beverage-world.com German packaging prize for Krones Bevkeg On the eve of the FachPack 2015 in Nuremberg, Krones was awarded the German Packaging Prize for its “Bevkeg” packaging idea in the beverage sales package category. The Bevkeg is a concept in the market for non-returnable PET beverage kegs. Depending on the output class involved, it can be supplied in two different variants, firstly as a preform and secondly as a container that is rolled up following the blow-moulding process and correspondingly compressed. Hence transportation to the filling company should be optimised, and in addition, by reason of the low internal volume, the amount of CO 2 flushing before the filling process should be reduced. The central contact partner and vendor for the Bevkeg container unit is the Krones subsidiary KIC Krones. The machinery and systems technology required for filling, labelling and palletising the Bevkegs comes from Krones, while the brewery or the restaurateur gets the Bevmate tapping technology from Micro Matic, a company specialising in tapping systems. www.krones.com","@ID":8},

"PRODUCTS 49 Pad Printing Machines ALFALAS® Laser Systems Automations www.tampoprint.de CLOSURE PRINT COMPACT PROMO PLUS TWO IN ONE: Printing and laser marking of bottle caps − all in one machine DISCOVER THE POSSIBILITIES! PAD PRINTING AND LASER MARKING FOR CAPS AND CLOSURES Bronco Wine introduces 750ml PET bottles Bronco Wine Co., of Ceres, CA, an American supplier of varietal wines, is field testing its leading Green Fin and Hacienda 750ml wine brands in lightweight PET bottles from Amcor Rigid Plastics. Bronco Wine, the fourth largest winery in the USA, is seriously considering a major switch from glass to plastic packaging in order to capitalise on PET’s sustainability, light weight, shatter resistance and potential use in new venues, while further enhancing its business in the retail and airline segments. Amcor says that Bronco Wine’s field testing of 750ml PET bottles is significant because it strongly suggests the possibility of a major glass-to-plastic 750ml conversion by a major wine producer. The company has already experienced strong commercial success with PET in the 187ml size. Bronco Wine’s Green Fin organic wine is being field tested in 750ml PET bottles exclusively through Trader Joe’s retail stores across the USA. The plastic bottles are also used to package its Hacienda brand for first-class passenger airline service. American airlines are claimed to have adopted PET for its sustainability benefits; the PET bottles are generally about one-sixth the weight of standard glass bottles and the lower weight helps to reduce fuel consumption and deliver consequent cost savings. The bottles are also easier to use and offer the facility to be reclosed, thus providing multiple servings from the same bottle. Among the key sustainability advantages of the Amcor product are the PET bottles’ 100% recyclability; they use PET labels, rather than paper, which eliminates contamination in the recycling stream. A ROPP aluminium closure was designed for Bronco so that its key sustainability and recycling goals could be met. The closure is recyclable, removes completely from the PET bottle and is just 21mm long, compared to the standard 60mm length. Another Amcor division, Amcor Flexibles, had a key role in the development of the aluminium closure. In order to meet its sustainability goals Bronco began by working with eco-friendly glass; it is now exploring PET as a viable alternative because of its superior environmental benefits. A unique barrier coating technology developed by Germany’s KHS Plasmax GmbH provides the 750ml PET container with an extended shelf life, compared with a non-barrier PET bottle. KHS Plasmax’ Silicon Oxide (Siox) barrier coating is a glass-like material that seals the container from the inside, in order to protect the contents from oxidation. Plasmax is an FDA-compliant enhanced passive barrier for oxygen-sensitive products. This ultrathin (less than 100nm) material is transparent and resists cracking, abrasion and delamination. Moreover, it doesn’t degrade over time nor limit the storage time for empty bottles. The barrier coating is easily removed during the recycling process and does not contaminate the recycling system and thus provides Bronco with a fully recyclable container. During an 18-month evaluation Bronco conducted an analytical study and various tests to validate the colour, taste, and overall quality of the wine in 750ml PET containers. Mark Miles, quality manager for Bronco Wine, said that PET met stringent standards in protecting the wine and maintaining its stability and presentation over time. Bronco’s glass-to-plastic conversion project received strong support from Halsey Bottling LLC, Napa, CA, who filled the 750ml bottles on their on-site mobile bottling line. Amcor expects continued strong growth for barrier PET wine containers in 187ml and 750ml bottles and a range of other package sizes. www.broncowine.com www.amcor.com www.khs.com","@ID":51},

"ON SITE 51 PETplanet insider    Vol. 16    No. 11/15    petpla.net American Starlinger-Sahm, Inc. opens its USA headquarters American Starlinger-Sahm, Inc. celebrated the official opening of its new US headquarters in Fountain Inn in the Greenville Metropolitan Area, South Carolina, during a two-day Open House, which was themed with an Austrian flavour. The inauguration ceremony for the new 23,000 sq.ft. facility was held on the evening of September 23, and attended by a number of political dignitaries and industry figures. Around 140 customers from more than 65 companies from the US, Canada, Mexico, and South America were in attendance. Angelika Huemer, Managing Partner of Starlinger & Co. GmbH., American StarlingerSahm’s parent company, emphasised the importance of the North American market for the Austrian-based supplier of woven packaging production equipment and plastics recycling and refining equipment and revealed that Starlinger has seen a continuous rise in demand for its machinery from the region. “Sahm, our subsidiary, already has an established presence as a supplier of winding technology to the American textile sector and the growing plastics recycling industry is stimulating strong demand for Starlinger recycling lines,” she said, and went on to declare that she sees great potential in the woven plastic packaging sector, especially with the new technology for PET tape fabric the company recently developed. Jimmy Cranford, President of American Starlinger-Sahm, Inc., considers the new technical centre and showroom an important investment. “We can now present the newest technology from Starlinger and Sahm in the United States to our existing and potential customers,” he said. “This includes the latest innovations in food grade PET sheet production from recycled products, as well as recycling, textile packaging, and Sahm winding technology.” He reported that, during the Open House, the company sold a recoSTAR PET 125 HC recycling line and a viscoSHEET PET sheet production line that can process up to 100 % rPET. In addition, a number of trial runs were booked in the Technical Centre. The Open House programme included presentations of its technological developments by Georg Sahm GmbH & Co. KG and the textile packaging, recycling technology and viscotec divisions of Starlinger. The latest Sahm winder models, a recoSTAR universal recycling line, and an operating viscoSHEET PET sheet line were on display in the new showroom. Mark McNeill, president of technology and business development at UNIFI, a fibre and yarn manufacturer based in Greensboro, North Carolina, and producer of the Repreve recycled yarn, said that the showroom presents a great opportunity to test new technology in America; a sentiment echoed by Deborah Becher, Operations Manager at Becher Plastics, a plastics recycling company located in Wisconsin’s Fox Valley. Becher Plastics produces high-quality regranulate from various types of plastic scrap on two Starlinger recycling lines. www.starlingersahm.com We focus on enhancing your quality for: ·Seal test ·Bottle thickness ·Bottle profile www.canneed.com CanNeed Instrument Limited Visit us at: Hall 7 Stand 835 info@canneed.com Brau 2015 Beviale","@ID":53},

"MARKET SURVEY 33 PETplanet insider    Vol. 16    No. 11/15    petpla.net REPI S.p.A. Sukano AG Gabriel Chemie GmbH Penn Color Internatinal B.V. Holland Colours Europe BV. Via B. Franklin 2 - 21050 Lonate Ceppino, VA - Italy +39 0331 819511 www.repi.com Mr Maurizio Amicabile Market Development Manager - Packaging +39 0331 819511 +39 0331 819581 repi.italia@repi.com Chaltenbodenstrasse 23 8834 Schindellegi, Switzerland +41 44 787 57 77 www.sukano.com Mr Ermes Candotto Senior Account Manager +41 44 787 57 77 +41 44 757 57 78 ermes.candotto@sukano.com Industriestrasse 1 2351 Gumpoldskirchen, Austria +43 2252 63630 0 www.gabriel-chemie.com Food & Beverage Packaging +43 2252 63630 0 +43 2252 62725 0 food@gabriel-chemie.com Smakterweg 31, 5804 AE Venray, Netherlands +31 478 554 000 www.penncolor.com Mr Scott Stamback Business Director +31 478 554 000 +31 478 554009 sstamback@penncolor.com Halvemaanweg 1, 7323 RWApeldoorn, P.O. Box720, 7300 AS Apeldoorn, The Netherlands +31 55 3680 700 www.hollandcolours.com Mr Wilfried Grob Sales and Marketing Manager +31 55 3680 700 +31 55 3662 981 info@hollandcolours.com Yes Pennacle - L Yes Yes Pennacle Yes Yes Yes Pennacle Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes, SenzAA Yes Yes, SenzAA Functional colorants for oxygen scavengers Functional colorants for oxygen scavengers Anti yellow (liquid), Process aid (liquid), IV Enhancer (solid), Blowing additive (liquid), Optical brightener (liquid), Colours for barrier solutions (liquid), White for monolayer UHT Milk (liquid) Yes Light stabilisation, lubricant, antiblock, slip agents, laser marking additives, near infrared absorber, optical brightener, viscosity modifier Slip, antiblock, IV builder Slipping additive, tintmask, blowing aid, optical brighteners, matting agents, protective colorants with specific light and UV absorbance Reliance Industries Ltd DAK Americas LLC DAK Americas LLC Buil. No. 8, B Wing, 1st Fl., Thane Belapur Road Ghansoli, Navi Mumbai, 400701, Maharastra, India +91 22 4477 0000 www.ril.com Mr Rajesh K Gera Asst. Vice President - Business Development +91 2244 781 426 (D) +91 22 44 779 107 rajesh.k.gera@ril.com 223 Wilmington West Chester Pike, Suite 210, Chadds Ford, PA 19317, USA +1 610 558 7380 www.dakamericas.com Mr Jeff Mcglaughlin Sr. Mgr. Sales & Marketing +1 610 558 7382 jmcglaughlin@dakamericas.com 5925 Carnegie Blvd. Suite 500, Charlotte, NC 28209 +1 704 940 7500 www.dakamericas.com Mr George Rollend Senior Technical Manager +1 603 672 6403 +1 866 833 5069 resinsinfo@dakamericas.com Polyclear PET,  Oxyclear Barrier PET, Oxyclear Shield PET,  Preformance PET, Mexico/Laitn America Ramapet, AFRON for antimony free batch products, Asia Relpet and Relpet Green DAK Array 9921M Laser + IV 0,50 - 1,08 0,76 56 to 1,3 IV 0,74 - 0,86 IV 0,58 - 1,08 0,76 - 0,84 56 to 1,3 Laser+ 0.72 - 0.84 (dL/g) 1101, 1111 S1, S2, R1, N1S Relpet G5841 Laser + 3301 N2, N1 Relpet G5761 Laser +  W Oxyclear Shield PET 2310 N1 Relpet B9845 Laser + Polyclear EBM PET 5505, 5506, 5507, Oxyclear Barrier PET ( 3500, 2700 2510) N1 Relpet B9845/ Relpet G5801 Laser + Polyclear EBM PET N1, G1 Clear Relpet G5801 Blow Fill Seal (BFS) Laser +  C T-94 G1, G1AS (Scratch resistant version) Relpet S5841 (5 Gallon returnable, thick sheet and moulded articles) Laser +  C 2201 H1 Relpet H7761 Laser + H R1, R2, ES11 Relpet QH5821 Laser+, Laser+ W, Laser+ HS PlantPET Resin (Bio-MEG) L1 (High flow blood tubes), Several Film Grades, Low melting resins and Silica masterbatches, HV 3008, HV3012 ( Industrial Yarns, Tirecord), NR00N (Fast Crystallization grade) Relpet F7600 (versatile for film/fibre) 9921 - Non-Medical; PETG Array 1.0 - 1.3 (dL/g) Oxyclear Barrier PET ( 3500, 2700 2510) Relpet B9845 barrier grade has both active oxygen barrier and passive carbon dioxide barrier. IPAModified PETs PolyClear Heat 2222, 2224, 2226 Yes FuTuRe-PET Resin, PolyClear Conserve PET Relpet Green (100% PCR) Yes N2G (Germanium based PET) and HPC Grades (Aluminum based PET) for crystal clear bottles/articles, Titanium catalysed Film grades available. BioPET based on BioMEG Grades have been developed based on finer requirements of end-use. Customised grades (Thin wall/EBM) are available on request Batch processed specialty polymers available","@ID":35},

"PETcontents 11/15 4 PETplanet insider  Vol. 16  No. 11/15  petpla.net INSIDE TRACK 3 Editorial 4 Contents 6 News 48 Products 50 On site 52 PET bottles for Home + Personal Care 54 PET bottles for Beverage + Liquid Food 56 Patents PACKAGING 22 PET - a new string to the business 24 Talks at Pack Expo 2015, part 1 28 A harmonious foursome 34 Plastic packaging from concept to commercialisation 36 Preform Technologies MARKET SURVEY 31 PET bottle resins / colours and functional additives LABELLING 37 Tripel S sleeve for ViO Bio Lemonade 38 Smooth labelling operation TRADESHOW PREVIEW 40 Brau Beviale 2015 - Innovation attracts... part 2 CAPPING / CLOSURES 46 New strategies for a global market - Procap becomes United Caps BUYER’S GUIDE 57 Get listed! Page 46 MATERIAL / RECYCLING 10 Colorado’s spring water in recycled PET 12 From PET-to-PET to bottle-to-bottle in Austria PREFORM PRODUCTION 17 Efficient barrier, high productivity MOULD MAKING 43 The expansion of the mould ambassadors from Foshan BOTTLING / FILLING 18 Total PET expertise - 40 years of KHS Corpoplast BOTTLE MAKING 20 A perspective on the Coca-Cola preform and bottle manufacturer in the USA Page 52 Page 25","@ID":6},

"PACKING / PALLETISING 34 PETplanet insider    Vol. 16    No. 11/15    petpla.net Tour Sponsors: Plastic packaging from concept to commercialisation by Waldemar S hmitke Scott Steele, in the background, Arburg injection moulding machines for prototyping preforms February 19, 2015 - We met: Scott Steele, President Chief Operating Officer, PTI The above is the tag line used by PTI (Plastics Technologies, Inc) to describe the company’s broad service offerings. These start with design concepts and structural development and progress to rapid prototyping, pre-processing production, materials testing and engineering right through to workforce training for the plastics and packaging professionals. The company, established by Thomas E. Brady PhD in 1985, today has two sites, one in Europe (Switzerland) and one in the USA (Ohio) and employs a total of around 100 people. The company also has a holding in Phoenix Technologies International LLC in Bowling Green Ohio, manufacturers of recycling PET. Once we have visited Phoenix Technologies, our next visit here in the USA will take us to Plastics Technologies PTI in Holland and to Preform Technologies, LLC in Swanton Ohio. Plastics Technologies At the Group headquarters in Holland OH we meet Scott Steele, President and Chief Operating Officer of PTI. This division employs 90 people and focuses on helping brand owners commercialise innovative plasticbased packaging solutions. The company is well-known for its expertise in PET applications. The Development and Prototype Center and, alongside it, the Group’s Innovations Park, is located here in Holland, OH. “Here we have a fleet of prototyping machines available,” says Scott Steele, consisting of:  4 Sidel stretch blow moulding machines  7 Injection moulding machines from Arburg and Boy  1 Nissei ASB injection stretch blow moulding machine In total we handle around 500 projects per year. A project could be anything from checking the permeability status of a single unit PET bottle to the development of a completely new type of PET packaging. “Every project starts with an idea,” says Scott Steele. This may involve a completely new package, converting glass, metal and other plastics to PET, the use of specific plastics and additives right through to improving the characteristics of existing packages. At the same time the ideas do not just come from bottling companies or brand owners, but rather from the entire supply chain, such as raw materials suppliers, machine and peripherals manufacturers and, last but not least, from PTI, based on continuous observation of the market. A typical project might run along the following lines. A customer comes along with a new idea for packaging and expresses a desire to launch a new PET package on the market. The reasons for this may be, for example, in order to introduce a new product, to extend the family of bottles by an additional size of bottle or to enhance the intrinsic value of the package by means of weight optimisation, barriers or simply its appearance. We conduct a feasibility study taking into account the given specifications and devise proposals relating to bottle/preform design and processing characteristics. At the same time various alternative processes may be deployed or recommended, such as, for example co-injection, over moulding, coating, use of additives, deployment of blends or bio-polymers. The next step would be the actual prototyping where samples with single cavities (preform and bottle) are manufactured. “It is at this stage that the property tests in our lab begin, with the definition of quality standards, followed by the lead-in scenario at the customer’s premises where we provide support and back-up via our personnel and deployment of our knowhow. Should the quantities of sample","@ID":36},

"PACKING / PALLETISING 23 PETplanet insider    Vol. 16    No. 11/15    petpla.net PACKING / PALLETISING F.r.t.l.: Mike Crayne, Dean Martin and Kay Barton in front of the SSB-02 blow moulder And when it comes to design in print and in-mould, the company is happy to help. “Basically, we have spent some time observing the PET trend but the actual decision to invest in a PET machine was in fact made for us by the customer. We were getting enquiries by email and telephone increasingly frequently, asking whether we also had PET bottles in our portfolio,” explained Dean Martin. Clearly the right decision, as demand has been rising ever since the SSB-02 2-cavity machine was acquired from Mag-Plastic. “The Internet”, as Mr Martin explains to us, “has brought us any amount of new enquiries and customers, even from areas at some distance from us like New York, Washington State or California. However, the major proportion is sold locally here in Texas via our distributors. These include Berlin Packaging, Tricor Brawn and Pipeline Packaging.” And, within its immediate radius, Paragon Packaging is practically free of any competition, at least for the time being. “Within the area in which we manufacture, I don’t know anyone this side of Atlanta who does anything similar,” says Mike Crayne. And Atlanta is 1,300km away. “The majority of manufacturing operations produce bottles solely for their own use, not to sell on.” The PET bottle portfolio currently comprises three 1l bottle formats each with a 28mm neck: simple cylinder, carafe-shaped as well as in the form of a spray bottle. The preforms the company buys in from Preform Solutions, South Dakota and Encore, Canada, in the 25g-50g range. “We have deliberately decided in favour of a twostage line because the advantage here is that the customer can operate very cost-effectively and can bring his own moulds along. A single-stage process here would be an expensive proposition,” says Mike Crayne. One of a secondary effects has definitely got to be the fact that they have no problems when it comes to expanding capacity. “We are also very interested in the shrink sleeve sector but are waiting for the customers to enquire about this with a specific target in mind,” adds Dean Martin. A new project here could be significant. One soap manufacturer is planning a change from a bag-in-box pack to a collapsing PET bottle soap dispenser, something which could see the SSB-02 catapulted out of what is currently a single-shift operation into to a three-shift operation. “We are confident that, given an appropriate response, the PET sector can be further extended, possibly with other machines, too.” says Dean Martin. www.paragon-packaging.com 23 Hall 4 stand 429 Nov. 10-12, Nürnberg Squeezing Drinking Pouring Pumping Tour Sponsors:","@ID":25},

"LABELLING 39 PETplanet insider    Vol. 16    No. 11/15    petpla.net labeller to provide even further benefits. Just like the previous machine, the new Rollquattro from Sidel is for the application of rollfed labels. GSDs’ new labeller has the same overall dimensions as the old machine, with a potential output rate of up to 25,000bph, and makes use of the same changeover parts. This in itself contributes to the reduction of the overall cost of the GSD investment. The machine is fully tested by Sidel technicians before shipping to ensure it is simple to install in place of an existing machine, keeping stoppage time to an absolute minimum and reducing the impact on production. For GSD, the whole process, from dismantling the old labeller to the production of the first sellable bottles on the new Rollquattro, took only five days. “With the new machine fitted within a matter of days - and Customer Acceptance Validation reached in under three weeks as we had requested - we were able to tackle production for our high season with even greater labelling efficiency. At the same time, we have optimised the TCO of labelling PET bottles on the line,” commented Brian Galea. Qualitative plastic labels are applied on all the different waters and formats by the new Rollquattro, supporting the market positioning of the brand Kristal water. The label transfer drum, glue and cutting modules of the new machine are designed to deliver high accuracy and quality time after time. The patented label transfer drum ensures high quality labels fit to bottles. The automated vacuum, with easy and programmable settings, increases label tension and stability control. The label application and overlap alignment are precise at every speed, even for shaped bottles, with no additional wipedown system required for label overlap closure. Each of the four integrated single rotating cutting blades is highly durable and designed for up to 5,000 working hours. Brian Galea continues: “GSD production is changed roughly three times every day. So production flexibility in terms of changeover of materials, formats and labels, is essential to us. With a compact footprint, the new Rollquattro linear station design makes access to machine modules easy, thereby making changeovers in format faster. With adjustments for both bottle and label configurations made via the human machine interface (HMI), we now find that we can carry out changeovers within only thirty minutes.” The ergonomic linear design of the new Rollquattro provides control of all labelling processes and allows for simpler maintenance procedures. Modules can be removed from the station and worked on separately. Reduced wearing between the glue-vacuum-drum-cutter roller and the lack of lubrication decreases the need for maintenance. The glue tank, located under the machine base, can be easily and safely accessed by the operator and the vacuum prevents labels from entering the glue roller area to reduce the need for cleaning. www.gsd.com.mt www.sidel.com","@ID":41},

"PETpatents www.verpackungspatente.de 56 PETplanet insider    Vol. 16    No. 11/15    petpla.net Squeezable container Intern. Patent No. WO 2015 / 032962 A1 Applicant: SIPA, Vittorio Veneto (IT) Date of Application: 9.9.2014 Container made from PET with reinforcing grooves for stabilising the bottle, as well as pressure compensation surfaces to absorb the vacuum forces that arise during hot filling and subsequent cooling operations. In addition, the bottle can still be used as a squeeze bottle. Additional use as a construction element Intern. Patent No. WO 2015 / 056183 A1 Applicant: Marcos Alejandro Ortiz Figueroa, Santiago (CL) Date of Application: 14.10.2014 A plastic bottle made from PET designed with a side wall that enables a number of bottles to be stacked together to form a kind of wall. The base and top are moulded to form a plug-in system. Using mortar or appropriate panelling the bottles can be made into components of a wall with insulating characteristics. Reduction in residue Europ. Grant of Patent No. EP 2583904 B1 Applicant: Yoshino Kogyosho Co. Ltd., Tokyo (JP) Date of Application: 27.1.2010 In order to reduce the residue in a container and to avoid the use of a riser pipe with an elbow or a sharp bend, the Grant of Patent proposes folding the base of a container on the inside and thus creating a kind of “collecting tray” for the product. Plastic bottle Disclosure No. DE 102013110139 A1 Applicant: Krones AG, Neutraubling (DE) Date of Application: 13.9.2013 The disclosure relates to a plastic bottle for carbonated drinks. The bottles, and more specifically the shape of the base, are adapted for use in sub-tropical countries with high outdoor temperatures. Bottle Europ. Grant of Patent No. EP 2740681 B1 Applicant: Yoshino Kogyosho Co. Ltd., Tokyo (JP) Date of Application: 11.8.2009 A plastic bottle made from PET that incorporates an indentation across the area where the label is affixed, which compensates for any pressure differentials that may arise by means of an axial distortion of the bottle ie. it becoming enlarged, without the bottle becoming distorted in an indeterminate way. Stable plastic bottle 2 Intern. Patent No. WO 2013 / 164171 A1 Applicant: Nestec S.A., Vevey (CH) Date of Application: 11.4.2013 The international application describes the design of a waisted, visually appealing plastic bottle which can be readily grasped and held by the customer in the area of the waist without collapsing.","@ID":58},

"BOTTLES 53 PETplanet insider    Vol. 16    No. 11/15    petpla.net Toilet cleaner in small bottle 210ml of a toilet cleaner with apple fragrance is being bottled by the Japanese company Lion in an easy-to-handle bottle made from transparent PET. The product is discharged via a hand-operated pump dispenser complete with lock. By twisting a component constructed in a contrasting colour the operation of the pump dispenser is disabled. The container is decorated with a shrink sleeve and an additional label, as is often used in Japan, provides further information about the product. Long-lasting shower gel T h e c o sme t i c s manufacturer Shiseido is marketing 500ml of a shower gel with an additional benefit under the name of “Perfect Bubble for Body” and in the fragrance ”Floral+”. According to the manufacturer the shower gel has an additive that gives the user the feeling of having “freshly showered” and neutralises any body odour that  develops. The product is packaged in a blue-tinged, bulbous bottle which is narrower at the sides. Screwed on to the opening of the container is a hand-operated pump dispenser with an operating lock. Prior to operation the dispenser head needs to be moved from the locked position anti-clockwise into a pump position by means of a thread. Printing is directly on to the container and an additional brightly coloured, shiny metallic adhesive label is used as a medium to promote the advantages of the product. Bulbous bottle for haircare Utena, a cosmetics company from Japan, is marketing 180ml of silicone-free hair care oil manufactured from natural raw materials under the name tag “Yuzu-Yu”. Yuzu is the name of a fruit, elements of which feature in the product, e.g. the oil is extracted from the skin. The brown-tinted, bulbous PET bottle is flacon-shaped with printing directly on the packaging. Before spraying on to dry hair, the product needs to be shaken approximately ten times to enable mixing of the components which are then subsequently discharged via a pump dispenser. The trigger features a locking function. At the PoS the bottle is placed on the shelf in a brightly coloured slipcase and there are pouch packages available as a refill system. www.utena.co.jp/english/index.html","@ID":55},

"imprint EDITORIAL PUBLISHER Alexander Büchler, Managing Director HEAD OFFICE heidelberg business media GmbH Bunsenstr. 14 69115 Heidelberg, Germany phone:  +49 6221-65108-0 fax:  +49 6221-65108-28 info@hbmedia.net EDITORIAL Heike Fischer Gabriele Kosmehl Kay Barton Michael Maruschke Ruari McCallion Waldemar Schmitke Wolfgang von Schroeter Anthony Withers MEDIA CONSULTANTS Martina Hirschmann hirschmann@hbmedia.net Johann Lange-Brock lange-brock@hbmedia.net phone: +49 6221-65108-0 fax: +49 6221-65108-28 FRANCE, ITALY, UK Elisabeth Maria Köpke phone: +49 6201-878925 fax: +49 6201-878926 koepke@hbmedia.net LAYOUT AND PREPRESS EXPRIM Werbeagentur Matthias Gaumann | www.exprim.de READER SERVICES Till Kretner reader@hbmedia.net PRINT Chroma Druck & Verlag GmbH Werkstr. 25 67354 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 trademarks is not an indication that such names are not registered trademarks. 3 PETplanet insider  Vol. 16  No. 11/15  petpla.net dear readers, Pack Expo in Las Vegas was my last port of call in the US. In the south western states, more than anywhere else in the country, business life, and with it the PET industry, is dominated by the elements, sun and water and the main industry, agriculture. So far, so obvious you might say. Sun all the year round, everyone enjoying a drink, a never-ending blessing for the PET sector. In principle, yes, but every time I visit, the subject of transport crops up. California provides 60% of all the fruit and vegetables grown in the USA and during the harvest season from April to October every square metre of cargo space is fully occupied with farm produce. David Watson of Bericap in Los Angeles solves this problem with long-term partnerships, thus locking in strong links to the bottlers. The Portuguese packaging group has made a virtue of necessity and made Arizona its base. True, this is some hours away from the main centres of the west coast, but such is the amount of fruit and salad being transported from California to the East that there is room for little else, but on the return journey it is a different story. According to Joao Ganhao, as many as five out of six wagons return empty to California, thus increasing availability, whilst dramatically reducing overall transport costs. This is a key factor for packaging involving as it does stretch blow moulded bottles. And whilst we are here, Pack Expo is naturally one of the places on our must-visit list. My hopes were high about what would be exhibited but in the event, for us PET specialists, only around 20 exhibits merited our close attention. To find them necessitated a good deal of careful searching amongst the 2,006 exhibitors. I did make one discovery: dishwasher-proof wine and beer glasses made from PET. Priority Plastics manufactures it for Govino. Yours Alexander Büchler","@ID":5},

"PET TOP TALK 27 PETplanet insider    Vol. 16 Priority Plastics - Portland, IN, USA As a converter for complete plastic packaging solutions for startup companies to multinational firms, Priority Plastics, with five manufacturing facilities throughout the United States can be sure of always being in close proximity to its customers. One of these goes by the name of Govino and has, together with the company, developed a series of PET glasses to cater for more sophisticated requirements.  The range comprises several wine glasses and beer glasses as well as decanters. Costing from around US$4, sales are not aimed at the disposable crockery segment. Govino was originally created as a trade tool to help professional salespeople showcase their wines whenever and wherever proper stemware was not accessible. When it made its debut in 2008, Govino’s very first customers included some of the world’s most renowned and respected wine producers, making Govino the first and only unbreakable wine glass of its kind to be accepted by the wine industry. However, the glasses made from PET had to be washed by hand. In order to make the cleaning operation easier, the Tritan TX 2000 by Eastman is being used as a material. This means that the glasses can be tucked away in the dishwasher. The glasses are produced using the extrusion blow moulding technique; the head is cut off to produce an opening for drinking. The edge needs to be reworked to give the edge of the glass a pleasing appearance. www.priorityplastics.com www.govinowine.com Don Johnston, Sales Manager","@ID":29},

"PETbottles 54 PETplanet insider    Vol. 16    No. 11/15    petpla.net Beverage + Liquid Food Juice bottle with cleeve Under the names of ReaLime and ReaLemon the American beverages concern Dr. Pepper Snapple Group are manufacturing two 100% juices derived from concentrate, lemon and lime, in waisted PET bottles each with a content of 15fl.oz / 443ml. Each bottle contains the juice of ten fruits. According to the manufacturer, the concentrate is “diluted” using just the right amount of water until a natural juice taste is achieved. A screw-on hinged lid closure with double tamperproofing serves as a closure to the package which is promoted as a squeeze bottle. Unscrewing the lid detaches a guarantee strip. In order to release the dispenser opening one segment of the lid needs to be removed in order to enable the hinged lid to be flipped open. Appropriately designed sleeve labels reveal the individual juice variant. www.drpeppersnapplegroup.com/brands/realemon Vitamins for nibbling For some years now Bayer HealthCare LLC has been marketing its Flintstone Gummies in a very wide range of variants, not only as a food supplement for children from age two upwards but also for adults. Each of the Gummies in the pack will supply the body with approximately 15 vitamins and additives. The dose for children under four is one Gummi, whereas older children and adults are advised to take two to cover their daily requirement. The Gummis are packed in a transparent, slightly greenish- tinged PET bottle with a screw top. The lid is of childproof construction and incorporates a “Push Down & Turn” facility to prevent the risk of overdose. Two self-adhesive labels transmit retail data and consumer information. www.flintstonesvitamins.com Tea for children “San Benedetto The” is the name given by the Italian beverages manufacturer San Benedetto to its range of drinks that is specially prepared for infants / children. The tea, which is free of caffeine, is also free from gluten, colorants and preservatives and is available in three flavours. In each case 250ml is bottled in a handy design, transparent screw-on bottle complete with screw-on push-pull closure. A transparent protective cap complete with tamper-proof seal protects the push-pull from damage and dirt. The shrink sleeve label is designed to appeal to the target group by virtue of complementary printing with well-known comic figures. www.sanbenedetto.it Balsamico creme with strawberry flavour The German manufacturer Hengstenberg has been pursuing the trend towards using balsamic to decorate and refine meals with the introduction of five different balsamic cremes. In addition to variants featuring strawberry, mango, chilli and rosemary there is also the classic variant with no additional flavouring. The individual cremes are manufactured from white or classic balsamic vinegar and refined with fruits or herbs. The products are available at the PoS in bottles in volumes of 250ml and incorporating a hinged lid closure with opening dispensing. Prior to initial opening a shrink sleeve label with a tear-off strip needs to be partially removed. www.hengstenberg.de/produkte","@ID":56},

"MATERIAL / RECYCLING 13 PETplanet insider    Vol. 16    No. 11/15    petpla.net the first instance, the principal players were the beverages bottlers who committed themselves to this agenda, and this is the reason why our company PET to PET Recycling was set up by beverages bottlers.” The prescriptions of the Sustainability Agenda are deemed to be fulfilled if 80% of the packaging delivered to consumers is refilled or materially recycled. The process of implementing the Sustainability Agenda begins with the ARA (Altstoff Recycling Austria). ARA – Altstoff Recycling Austria ARA is an Austrian collection, sorting and recycling system owned by national companies. This is how it currently operates: The PET bottles are collected in yellow bins and sacks from private households and in collaboration with the local authorities, then pre-sorted and pressed into bales and made ready for recycling. Strasser: “The ARA has been in existence since 1993 and was established by the industry as a non-profit organisation. Even at that time, its objective was to meet the requirements enshrined in the Packaging Directive. The Directive obliged any entity who puts packaged goods into circulation in Austria to bear responsibility for the packaging and to undertake to take back the packaging or ally themselves with a system that fulfils this obligation.” The main shareholder is the Altstoff Recycling Austria Association. Its members are packaging manufacturers, bottlers, importers and distributors of packaged goods but not companies in the disposal sector. The ARA is financed by the licence fees paid by its customers and the proceeds from the recourses. There is no deposit on the bottle. The price of the beverage already includes the licence fee mentioned. At the beginning of the 1990s, 44% of used packaging was recycled. By 2013, 71% was reintroduced into circulation in the form of recyclate. Strasser: “The essential pre-requisite for any high-level, sophisticated process cycle is access to the used packaging. This needs to be collected in an orderly manner and made available to the economy in an orderly fashion. May I mention an important point here: collecting represents just one of the tasks involved. A further important stage is the sorting process. There are now more than 17 sorting operations in Austria working for the ARA, respectively for licensed collectors. A high volume of our basic materials comes from the ARA, in accordance with contracts specifying the quotas to be supplied. In addition PET bales were bought from national or international sources.” The PET process cycle PET from bottle-to-bottle – the stages in the circulatory system: Bottle moulding and filling - consumption of the contents of the bottle, collection and sorting, recycling and reinstate preform for new bottles. In accordance with the Sustainability Agenda and on average: 30% rPET is an acceptable value in a newly moulded bottle. Strasser: “I would just emphasise that there are applications that involve the use of much higher quantities of recyclate, as high as 70%, as well as other applications featuring lower levels of recyclate. This is decided on a case by case basis but is essentially dependent on the weight of the preform, the shape and size of the bottle, and any special features. In Austria, the figure tends to lie around the 30% mark, and this is the target figure we aim for. Gradually and consistently, we have succeeded in raising the recyclate quotas – though in a sensitive manner so that the consumer is unaware of the fact. The packaging reflects the highest level of quality.” PETplanet: How often can the PET bottle be recycled – without sacrificing quality? Is there such a thing as fatigue affecting the material? Strasser: “We are not talking about old being equal to new. At a ratio of 30% rPET and 70% new PET, there is no significant loss, and the material can undergo further processing. Even with repeated melting, any loss of quality can only be established by means of measuring technology and is not noticeable in the slightest as far as the consumer is concerned. A higher ration of rPET has to be added carefully to avoid secondary effects.” PET Data Austria Collection, recycling, utilisation and tonnage and percentage PET consumption for bottles approx. 43,000 t  for approx. 1.4 bio bottles  Collection quota 80 % incl. misses and waste  Recycling quota 57 % sorted PET  Utilisation quota 30% pure PET - filled and sold Strasser: “It should be obvious that the number of PET bottles in circulation determines the quantities of material available for processing. The more successful the collection operation, the better business is for the recyclers. ARA and its commercial partners understand how to maintain and sustain the circulation of local and regional resources by delivering to us adequate volumes of material. If we were to strive for economic optimisation many of the materials collected would be siphoned off into the Asiatic markets. If our value-added chain were to be severed, we would be unable to afford technology or to Filling the clean food proofed PET flakes at the end of the URRC line Dipl.Ing. Christian Strasser explains his plant","@ID":15},

"MATERIAL / RECYCLING 12 PETplanet insider    Vol. 16    No. 11/15    petpla.net EU Legislation needed for PET recycling From PET-to-PET to bottle-to-bottle in Austria by Wolfgang von Schroeter The recycling of resources is both a declared aim and an acknowledged necessity for any modern society. This basically applies to all packaging materials, for reasons of sustainability in particular but also to acknowledge the finite nature of resources. In the case of a material such as PET, the environment and protection of the environment also play an important role. PET should not – must not – be allowed to end up in landfill, it needs to be returned to the manufacturing process. The best PET case scenario is enshrined in the maxim “Old PET for New” - from bottle-to-bottle, i.e. from old PET bottle to new PET bottle. How is Austria responding to this challenge? We visited PET to PET Recycling Österreich GmbH in Müllendorf in the Burgenland where we conducted an interview with Managing Director, Dipl.-Ing. Christian Strasser. Our discussions consisted of questions and answers about a number of topics, including the recycling situation in Austria, relating to state-of-the-art technology, the technologies currently in use, and potential opportunities. We also discussed current and by no means insignificant risks, both for the recycling culture and for the companies engaged in recycling. PET Recycling in Austria PET to PET Recycling Österreich GmbH has enjoyed two financially successful years in 2014 and 2015. The company’s success is founded on a two-pillar strategy: 1) First and foremost, strategic alignment with their partners, and a focus on individual performance and team engagement as well as 2) Respecting the environment, abiding by legislation, and developing a holistic approach to PET recycling in Austria. As a recycler, PET to PET Österreich GmbH is located midway on the value-added “old PET for new PET chain”, sandwiched between the collectors and the bottlers. Superficially, the company would appear to be unable to exercise little holistic influence. Strasser: “Our company, PET to PET Recycling, is owned and backed by a number of companies in the beverages sector. This enables us to exert influence on the beverages sector as a whole, as is evidenced by the fact that all the participants in the PET bottles chain are committed to a close level of cooperation and a common purpose.” PET Agenda Austria The Sustainability Agenda is the voluntary commitment made by leading beverages companies, involving the retail sector, the packaging industry, recycling systems and the beverages industry. It defines the aims of ecological recycling in Austria. Strasser: “There have been controversial discussions in the past about non-recyclable, two-way packaging – topics mentioned included meaningful action, obligatory deposit on bottles and mandatory measures, as we saw in our neighbouring country. These were the options that presented themselves as a solution. We were then able to establish that a PET bottle, managed within a bottle-to-bottle process cycle, is virtually as effective as the ecologically acknowledged glass and recyclable packaging systems. In","@ID":14},

"BOTTLES 55 PETplanet insider    Vol. 16    No. 11/15    petpla.net Water for the cat Under its own brand name the German company MutliFit Tiernahrungs GmbH is selling 1.5 litres of water that has been designated as a food supplement for cats. According to the manufacturer, cats frequently fail to drink enough and this can lead to health problems. Therefore the water should be optimally adjusted to the cat’s requirements. The water contains taurine supplements to strengthen the heart and vision and also contains magnesium. It is also low in natrium. A waisted, transparent, no-deposit bottle with peripheral reinforcing grooves serves as packaging. A screw-on lid complete with tamper-proof strip and a paper label round off the appearance of the package at the PoS. www.fressnapf.de/MultiFi Salad dressing from Japan In Japan the conglomerate 7-Eleven is selling under its own brand name “7 & I Premium” - a range of salad sauces in stable, stand-alone bottles in various sizes. The bottles contain 200 and 300ml respectively and are decorated with a sleeve label. The bottles are sealed by means of a screw closure with a hemispherical cap. Prior to initial opening the pre-assembled sleeve label must be partially removed to enable the cap to be unscrewed. As an additional safeguard, there is a tamper-proof strip in the closure which can be removed by operating a ring pull and which then releases a dispenser opening.","@ID":57},

"PETproducts 48 PETplanet insider    Vol. 16    No. 11/15    petpla.net .com 100815dmyL Sacmi launches Colora Cap on-cap digital printing solution Sacmi has announced the commercial launch of a new on-cap digital printing solution that has been developed by Intesa, one of its subsidiary companies. Intesa has an established reputation as a specialist digital decoration machine developer and designer of ceramic tile digital decoration solutions. The new system, called Colora Cap, is claimed to break new technological ground in closure production by introducing digital printing as a replacement for pad printing, the current standard. Sacmi says that the system allows high definition decoration of caps directly on the line, during production, and eliminates the need to hold large stocks. It also allows users to change the decoration in real time, which, it asserts, offers significant competitive advantage in terms of flexibility; it enables unlimited different decorations without affecting output rates and with changeover times cut to nearly zero. Ultra-high decoration definition and an unlimited colour range facilitate much wider choices of printed images, without any operator intervention or change on the machine and regardless of cap size. HD images can be printed on caps in just a few minutes and even in small lots. Dedicated software allows customers to set the selected image directly without requesting assistance from a specialised Sacmi technician. Total finished product quality is maintained by integration of Colora Cap with the CVS vision system, which checks that the decoration corresponds to the settings, directly on the line and at very high speed. Sacmi says that users will be able to take advantage of extremely wide output flexibility and to offer customers high levels of personalisation, including for projects such as promotional campaigns, special events and prizes, while enjoying more effective stock management. Sacmi will provide the machines with comprehensive international certification and provide customers in all major markets with support through its worldwide after-sales assistance network. www.sacmi.com","@ID":50},

"MOULD MAKING 44 PETplanet insider    Vol. 16    No. 11/15    petpla.net tour of the factory premises and shows me the various test and assembly areas including the Refurbishment Centre and the warehouse. My question about a local supplier for the raw material is met with a chuckle of disbelief from Mr Zeng. “We want the very highest quality, so we don’t get our material from here, it comes from Sweden!” A presentation wall made up of somewhat complicated PET bottle designs gives only the merest hint of what once emerged on the basis of GDXL’s blow moulds. “We only have a small selection here,” continues Mr Zeng, indicating the bottles. “Small” is, admittedly, something of an understatement as there are currently more than 50,000 variations on PET blow moulds made by GDXL in active service. Looking at the trend in cavities, the company estimates the quantity worldwide at around 30,000 units in service, some of which are well-known types such as PCO1881, PCO1810, 29/25 neckfinish, large formats, tapered bases etc. Preform moulds are available in sizes 32 to 144 and promise the highest level of compatibility with popular injection moulding systems. The warehouse, too, is wellstocked: around 6,000 parts are stored here. “Our latest development is moulds featuring an RC coating,” says Mr Zeng. “With this technology we are able to guarantee three million cycles.” The closure mould sector, which is still relatively speaking in its infancy, extends from 12 to 72 cavities for necks in sizes 26mm, 29/25, 30/25, PCO1810, PCO1881 and 38mm for injection moulding and compression moulding. “In addition, our test department has been certified by Coca-Cola Atlanta since 2011 and GDXL was the first PET mould manufacturer to be awarded the laboratory certificate ISO/IEC 17025:2005.” In order to obtain a perspective on the future of the mould manufacturer, I need to climb into Mr Zeng‘s vehicle. Our destination is the Sanshan industrial area which is around 20 minutes’ drive away and is still under development. Surrounded by good motorway and high-speed rail connections, this Drying Revolution Model of the new GDXL facility","@ID":46},

"MARKET SURVEY 31 PETplanet insider    Vol. 16    No. 11/15    petpla.net Caps and closures Bottle-to-bottle recycling plants Preform and single stage machinery Preforms Preform / stretch blow moulds Closure systems Two stage SBM machinery Compressors  Resins / additives Filling equipment 11/2015 MARKETsurvey PET bottle resins / colours and functional additives PETplanet insider presenting the suppliers of PET bottle resins and the supplier of colour/functional additives in this market survey. The additives available include barrier improvement additives for sensitive beverage, UV blocker, brighteners and many other performance enhancers. Also included among the resin manufacturers, in alphabetical order are: DAK Americas, Indorama, M&G Polimeri Italia Spa,  Neo Group, Novapet and Reliance Industries. In the additive range, there are these global players among the suppliers, in alphabetical order: Clariant, Gabriel Chemie, Holland Colours Europe B.V., Novapet, Penn Color, Repi and Sukano. The suppliers are listed in the order in which their details were received by the editors. Although the publishers have made every effort to ensure that the information in this survey is up to date, no claims are made regarding completeness or accurancy.","@ID":33},

"PET TOP TALK 26 PETplanet insider    Vol. 16    No. 11/15    petpla.net Tour Sponsors: Preform Solutions - Sioux Falls, SD, USA There is no order volume that is so small that it is not worth contemplating – this is the philosophy of the founder and owner of the company, Dennis Christopherson. “Our success lies in the fact that we are able to supply preforms of good quality and at a good price even in response to small enquiries.” This is the concept that Dennis Christopherson used to launch himself as an independent trader more than 15 years ago. His first order was for a 19.5g preform with a 33mm neck. Today there are three Krauss Maffei now Netstal PETForm preform lines operating in his plant with MHT moulds for the higher volumes. Arrangements are already underway to install a fourth line at the plant. As far as the smaller volumes are concerned, he has his moulds produced by Elektroform. Now his range encompasses more than 50 highly diverse types of preform. His secret lies in the well thought out structure of the moulds. Attaching a very wide range of neck geometries to a preform body is only possible by changing one side of the mould. In this way he keeps both mould costs and unit costs under control. In addition he also offers corresponding additives like tints, UV or O 2 protection. As well as purely production activities, he offers his customers comprehensive advice, if necessary also with hints on bottle and preform development. www.preformsolutions.com Dennis Christopherson, Founder Preform Solutions Inc. Alps - Milwaukee, WI, USA What was new at Alps was the further development of the RS linear bottle leak detector. This follows bottles on a customer conveyor for leak testing. Applications for the RS Linear bottle leak detector generally range from 10bpm up to 160bpm for the smallest container sizes. The RST version is new in that this now enables even highly complex bottle geometries to be tested. Previously guide rails were necessary, but now Alps now secures the bottles at the base by means of a vacuum conveyor, thus rendering side rails superfluous. Even bottles that cannot actually stand upright when empty, due to their geometry, can be tested in this way. The test sequence has however remained the same. The test photo-eye senses container presence and initiates the leak test sequence. A probe is extended onto the container to form a leak tight seal and perform a pressure decay leak test. The RS linear bottle leak detector’s servo-driven linear actuator moves the probe carriage in a linear motion, for the stroke length of one container, to follow the container during the test. After the test is complete, the RS linear bottle leak detector’s servo moves the probe head back to home position to wait for the next test. www.alpsleak.com Scott D. Heins, Director of Sales & Marketing Gatronova, Dubai UAE Novatex from Pakistan is offering its PET Resin Bottle Grade and its preforms under the name of Gatronova. The company belongs to G&T – Gani & Tayub Group. Polyester Filament Yarn is manufactured within the Group. A proportion of the 235,000mt/a production go into the company’s own preform manufacturing operation. The capacity is available to produce over 2.5 billion preforms per year. Sizes range from 11.25g to 55g, with neck sizes 28mm PCO, 29/25 neck & 30/25 neck, for 330ml to 2250ml water / CSD bottles. Customers also include Coke, Pepsi, Nestle and other major brands. www.gatronova.com Udey Gupta, International Sales & Marketing Manager","@ID":28},

"BOTTLE MAKING 20 PETplanet insider    Vol. 16    No. 11/15    petpla.net Tour Sponsors: A perspective on the Coca-Cola preform and bottle manufacturer in the USA by Kay Barton June 17, 2015 - We met: Mr Eric Scott, COO and Mr Mike Cox, General Manager Houston, Texas, is where the, chronologically-speaking, second factory of five, belonging to the Western Container Corporation, exclusive suppliers of preforms and bottles to the Coca-Cola network in the USA, is located. Here at the Houston location we have an appointment with Mike Cox, local General Manager, as well as with Eric Scott, the COO from the Head Office in Sugar Land, likewise in Texas. Western Container was set up in 1979 by independent bottlers from the Texas region in response to an increasing demand for a centralised sales office for plastic bottles. It was against this background that the first factory emerged in Big Springs, Texas, in which the first PET bottles, at that time still in the 2l size category, were produced as far back as 1980. The second plant in Houston was built in 1984. Other plants followed later - Hattiesburg, Mississippi in 1998, Tolleson, Arizona in 2002 and 2006 in Fife, Washington. 86% of the shares in Western Container are held by Coca-Cola Refreshments, the remainder are distributed among independent Coca-Cola bottlers. Eric Scott has been there since 2005 and explains: “At the end of the 1970s, before Western Container, Coca-Cola was supplied with bottles by companies such as Johnson Controls, Amcor and Constar, to name but a few examples. The main reasons for the emergence of Western Container were issues related to freight. The transport costs, for example, were quite high and so the bottlers decided to manufacture their own bottles on a centralised basis.” Today Western Container’s net sales amount to something like US$380 million and the company produces quite substantial volumes. Taking into account all its locations, the company is currently supplying 3.4 billion bottles and 2.6 billion preforms to the Coca-Cola system. Of all the locations, the Houston site with an area of 23,200m2, is the largest bottle producer within the group of companies with an output of around 1 billion bottles and 600 million preforms annually. The company employs a total of 480 people across all sites. Western Container achieves these volumes using 36 injection moulding machines with 96, 128, 144 and 192 cavities. There are four machines available for the last size mentioned. According to Eric Scott, Western Container utilises a mix made up of various types of Husky systems and Netstal PET-Line 6000 systems. Here at the Houston facility, there is a Husky G-Line and a Husky IND600 in operation injection moulding preforms. On the blow moulding machine side there is a total of 20 systems from KHS and Sidel across Western Container Corporation available, each with from 16 to 34 cavities. In Houston there are two Sidel SBO34s and one SBO-30. “Our products are all sold in the southern and western parts of the USA,” says Mike Cox. “Today a definite trend is developing towards more and more bottlers manufacturing bottles themselves. As a result, Western Container is anxious to expand its preform sector further in the long term.” We ask the experts about trends on the beverages side. “We think that the market for water will continue to register a boom for some time yet. Current growth rates are around 10% annually and there is still no end in sight,” declares Eric Scott. www.westerncontainercoke.com F.r.t.l.: Mike Cox, Eric Scott and Kay Barton","@ID":22},

"MATERIAL / RECYCLING 15 PETplanet insider    Vol. 16    No. 11/15    petpla.net point that we made the decision in favour of URRC because this way the high quality of the end product could be guaranteed at the same time as a high level of output and stability. In the URRC line the washed flake once again undergoes physico-chemical cleaning. The top layer is removed – using a caustic soda solution – so as to eliminate any surface contamination. After that comes an in-depth cleaning operation in a rotary kiln with a temperature loading of max. 200°C, where all undesirable substances can be diffused out. Following rinsing and renewed washing with subsequent drying a technically highly sophisticated sorting process takes place.” Elimination of the brightly coloured PET flakes and particles is carried out by means of the colour sorter. Uncoloured foreign particles are detected by a laser sorting system which separates the very fine PET particles from foreign matter. The end product is food grade flakes that can be introduced into the process cycle. Strasser: “The advantage that flakes have over granulate is that they do not go through the melt phase and so exhibit a higher chemical quality. However, a regrettable downside is the relatively poor handling and processing capability in the injection moulding machines during preform manufacture. The additional mixing of flakes in the flow of virgin PET is more of a problem; overall handling is more difficult. This is the reason why we have decided to provide a granulating line in addition to the  URRC line for flakes –  from Starlinger -, which promises high levels of flexibility in relation to the achievable IV value. As a result we today supply both flakes and granulate.” Both rPET formats – flakes and granulate – can be used separate or in combination. Strasser: “The sorters make a significant contribution towards the quality of the end products. The colour sorter, which realises colour variation and sorts out different-coloured flakes and then there is the Powersort laser sorting system from Unisensor. The strength lies in being able to detect extraneous polymers, for example PVC, nylon or silicone. It is able to distinguish, for example, a transparent PVC flake from a transparent PET flake.” PETplanet: Where in the line is the Powersort laser sorter from Unisensor installed and why? Strasser: “Initially, we placed the Unisensor laser sorter at the end of the URRC process. Today the Powersort laser sorter stands directly at the end of the washing line. From there both lines are supplied with material – one URRC line for the end product flakes and one for the end product granulate.” PETplanet: What led you to source the laser sorter from Unisensor? Strasser: “The Unisensor sorter is the Mercedes of sorters. In one second it can conduct one million colour spectrum analyses, thereby safeguarding the desired quality of our rPET – whilst simultaneously maintaining high productivity.” When questioned about the future and perspectives of recycling in Austria and PET to PET Recycling – Christian Strasser, Managing Director, offers a measured analysis. New storage - new silos Strasser: “Compared to our competitors we are privileged to enjoy a secure basis thanks to our owners, i.e. the beverages bottlers, who are in a position to influence the flow of materials. The product and our production facilities are “state-of-the-art”. We are engaged in on-going further development and optimisation. We have quality, commercial viability and sophisticated objectives. Despite this, we nevertheless acknowledge the risks as we are dependent on unpredictable geo-political events. The main risks are:  unpredictable fluctuations in the price of oil that allows the chemical industry to reduce the price of virgin PET to the price of rPET or even below, which makes sales more difficult, and  the availability of the PET collected for our recycling lines – the outflow of major quantities to China is endangering our business and European recycling overall. Hence our demand to politicians: we need stability. Otherwise the developments necessary to protect the environment and preserve resources cannot be financed. It appears to us to be both sensible and essential to create framework proposals for secondary materials. The EU Commission in Brussels should define and implement such framework conditions for all secondary materials in a totally unambiguous manner. We will not and should not be solely dependent on the goodwill and commitment of the private sector.” The important question about the value and regulation of the process cycle, the requirement for reliability and continuity deserves to be heard – and not only within the Austrian border, but in the European community as a whole. Such important questions should be a necessary component in all future discussions and exchanges of opinion on the subject of recycling. We thank Dipl. Ing. Strasser for the interview. www.pet2pet.at www.unisensor.de www.starlinger.com Christian Strasser in front of the PowerSort 200 of Unisensor","@ID":17},

"TRADE SHOW PREVIEW 41 PETplanet insider    Vol. 16    No. 11/15    petpla.net Inspection systems for PET containers Filtec will be presenting the latest developments in inspection and coding technology for PET containers at the upcoming Brau Beviale in Nuremberg. The new filtec PETtec, a camera based fill level inspector, features major advantages over existing systems: It does not only detect low fill, high fill and all typical cap defects, but it also informs the operator about the cause of the problem by providing detailed statistics about the performance of the filler valves and capper heads. A sampling feature for the quality control is also included. The Ethernet interface permits the connection via OMAC/Weihenstephan protocol to a Scada Server. www.filtec.com Filtec Hall 7 | Booth 308 SMI presents new shrinkwrapper for high-speed packaging At Brau Breviale, the company SMI will be presenting the new Ergon series of automatic shrinkwrappers. Shrinkwrapper suitable for high-speed packaging: The company will be showcasing a SK 800 P Ergon shrinkwrapper suitable for high-speed packaging of cans in film with or without cardboard flap at the bottom of the package. The machine will be equipped with a device to handle products in dual lane, that permits to wrap two packages of 6 cans simultaneously (3x2 film only format) and to achieve a maximum output capacity of 160 packs/minute (80 packs/minute on each lane). www.smigroup.it","@ID":43},

"BOTTLING / FILLING 18 PETplanet insider    Vol. 16    No. 11/15    petpla.net Total PET expertise – 40 years of KHS Corpoplast In the historic setting of the warehouse district at Hamburg habour, they have been celebrating the 40th anniversary of KHS Corpoplast. To mark the occasion, 180 guests representing 22 nations travelled to the far north of Germany to the birthplace of KHS Corpoplast. In their welcoming speeches, Thomas Karell, Managing Director of KHS Corpoplast and Matthias Niemeyer, CEO of KHS GmbH looked back on forty successful years of KHS Corpoplast with pride and gratitude. Matthias Niemeyer referred to 2014 as the most successfully financial year in KHS history and, in keeping with the celebratory nature of the occasion, welcomed one of the two inventors of the stretch blow moulding machine, Mr Karl-Heinrich Seifert. In his address, Mr Seifert detailed the beginnings of the stretch blow machines in Hamburg in 1967 using PVC as a material. The first attempts at blow moulding PET were made in 1971. Mr Seifert is still able to recognise the fundamental components of the first stretch blow moulding machines, patented in 1968, in today’s highperformance machines: the infra-red heating, the rotary design blow moulding station and product throughput in a single line. Following the success of the stretch blow moulding machine using PET as a material, Matthias Niemeyer informed the audience that KHS Corpoplast, together with KHS Plasmax GmbH, was expanding at its Hamburg location and extending the production area by 2,500m2, thus doubling existing area. The construction of the factory floor area has already commenced; the internal extension works to the floor space are scheduled to start in the spring of 2016. The expansion at the Hamburg location relates to the new developments on the part of KHS Corpoplast together with KHS Plasmax GmbH. In his presentation on the block-format PET line InnoPET, Frank Haesendonckx, Director of Sales and Technology at KHS Corpoplast, introduced the new development of the TriBlock. It is KHS’s specific intention to use the TriBlock to address the production of block format solutions, blow moulding, filling, capping, labelling and coating PET bottles as well as promoting them and establishing them on the market. The main machine is a modular unit of a stretch blow moulding machine. This is set up in a block format incorporating various functions. The TriBlock offers a completely integrated labelling device for pre-glued labels. During the operation the filled bottle is held by the neck. The TriBlock will operate at a maximum capacity of 81,000bph. Flexible handling is available to take account of bottle volumes. The TriBlock is suitable for CSD and NCSD applications. Foil tension control has been optimised and it is possible to change the rollers for the labels whilst maintaining full speed. The use of pre-glued foils ensures benefits in terms of hygiene. The foil thickness can be varied. KHS teamed up with PE Labellers in the development of the labelling. The Adhesleeve has only a cutting cylinder and label application, it does not use hot glue inside the TriBlock and therefore, prevents any risk of contamination between the glue and the product in the bottle. Bernd Kempa, Director of KHS Plasmax GmbH, then presented the new Premium PET concept that is undergoing transformation into the InnoPET FreshSafe Block. In the FreshSafe PET concept the advantages of glass are combined with the benefits of PET. The presence of a wafer-thin ( 0.0001mm) non-detachable glass coating on the inside of the bottle means that the product enjoys better protection than has hitherto been the case using a PET bottle. The thin layer of glass prevents any migration and permeation of CO 2 , O 2 , H2O, chemical substances, aromas and colorants. For example, the shelf life of a 100% juice in a 330ml bottle is extended from three to eight months. The increase of O 2 in the product is, F.l.t.r.: Matthias Niemeyer, CEO KHS GmbH with Karl-Heinrich Seifert, inventor of the first stretch blow moulding machine. by Heike Fischer","@ID":20},

"10 PETplanet insider    Vol. 16    No. 11/15    petpla.net Colorado’s spring water in recycled PET by Kay Barton June 26, 2014 - We met: Mr Jeremy Martin, Vice President Around 35km north of Denver, Colorado, lies the small town of Louisville, not far from Boulder. This is home to the ecologically-oriented water bottler Eldorado Artesian Springs, suppliers of spring water to the state of Colorado. In an interview with Jeremy Martin, the vice president of the company who was born in Boulder, we learn what distinguishes the brand Eldorado from other waters. The company’s tradition reaches back into the mists of time. In 1905 the “Eldorado Springs Resort” opened 16km away from the present location, although at that time it was still known under the name of Moffat Lakes Resort. The complex, which in addition to the spring, incorporates a small swimming pool, a ballroom and a hotel with extensive grounds, has rapidly become well-known throughout the country and has become a centre of attraction for tourists, thus acquiring no small degree of prominence. It had been in the hands of the Fowler family for more than 80 years. It was in 1942 that the precious water was first bottled for supplying to customers; before that it had only been available on a self-service basis within the resort itself. Later on, during the 1970s, the focus was on the supply of 5-gallon water bottles. In 1983 the last Fowler son retired and the resort was put up for sale and for the first time there was the prospect of a change of ownership. “The water has been part of my life since the early 1970s when I was still at college,” says Jeremy Martin. “My current partners, Doug Larson and Kevin Sipple, I have known since High School days. At the time we heard via a stockbroker that the company was on the market and we were keen to go for it. Even though we didn’t know anything about bottling water, we were fascinated by the idea.” The Fowler family took to the three enthusiasts and sold the company to them. “Despite the fact that we had only DRYING HAS NEVER BEEN THIS EFFICIENT: ETA plus® LUXOR A 80-2400 Now available with ETA plus ® ETA plus ® considerably reduces energy consumption and protects materials. When it comes to drying, saving energy is a key concern. We have developed a system that combines airflow regulation with a temperature adjustment feature – that can be disabled if required – and efficient waste heat recovery. The result? A drying system that cuts energy consumption by up to 64%: ETA plus ® . motan-colortronic gmbh info@motan-colortronic.de www.motan-colortronic.com 04.-05.11.15, Hall: 6, Stand: R 34 Jeremy Martin pointing at their Eldorado’s office on the tour map, and Kay Barton MATERIAL / RECYCLING Tour Sponsors:","@ID":12},

"CAPPING / CLOSURES 46 PETplanet insider    Vol. 16    No. 11/15    petpla.net Procap becomes United Caps New strategies for a global market During an event on September 17, 2015 at its recently-expanded plant in Antwerp-Hoboken, Belgium, Luxembourg-based closure manufacturer Procap unveiled a new identity and development strategy. United Caps, as it is now called, is planning to expand, improve its performance in various areas, and develop closer relationships with its customers. The company also announced some new management appointments. Philippe Thivet, who has been with the company for 17 years, will assume responsibility for staff development and support, and also drive new projects. Newly-appointed Astrid Hoffmann-Leist is taking over corporate communication. CAD presentation of the PCO 1881 Wattwiller cap PETplanet Insider spoke to CEO Benoit Henckes, Chief Innovation & Coaching Officer Philippe Thivet, and Astrid Hoffmann-Leist, Director of Marketing & Communication, in order to find out more about United Caps, a family-owned company that was established just over 75 years ago. The last few decades have seen it grow, through mergers and acquisitions, from a small firm into a brand that is actively seeking to compete with its market’s leading players, including Bericap. United Caps can trace its history back to 1939, when a Belgian company named Resibel started making products – including closures - in Bakelite. In 1982 Resibel, which had become a leading supplier of closures for chemical, agrochemical and petrochemical customers, merged with French producer Delatour, which made hoses for dairy laboratories as well as supplying closures to various food sectors. The merged organisation was renamed Wincap before being rebranded as Procap in 2003. From 1998 the company acquired or established production facilities in Spain, Luxembourg and Germany; the opening, in 2013, of a plant in Wicklow, Ireland, taking its total number of factories to six. Its seventh will be added in November this year, with the opening of a new plant in Schwerin, Germany. It also has 16 sales offices, located across the EU. As well as its customer base in Europe, United Caps is actively developing an intercontinental customer base. Its portfolio includes closures for applications in beverages, dairy products, cooking oils, spices, spreads and baby food, and the non-food sectors of cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, agricultural and automotive industries. “United Caps is expanding its horizons,” Mr Henckes said during F.r.t.l.: Benoit Henckes with Kay Barton by Kay Barton","@ID":48},

"PREFORM PRODUCTION 17 PETplanet insider    Vol. 16    No. 11/15    petpla.net System with flexibility for overmoulding PET preforms Efficient barrier, high productivity In the production of two-layer preforms, the preform is transferred into a second cavity and overmoulded. Two-layer PET preforms, which are manufactured using the overmoulding technique, protect lightsensitive foodstuffs such as milk products from UV radiation where low levels of additives have been used. For the production of these preforms, Netstal have been offering a new PET line variant with two injection moulding units. With its PET-Line series, the Netstal-Maschinen AG, Switzerland, has succeeded in establishing a proven high-efficiency production system for PET preforms on the market. A recent development which has become available is the new variant PET-Line 2C: this machine has been specially developed for the manufacture of PET preforms which are made up of two different components. Using this particular process technology, which is described as “overmoulding”, preforms can be fitted with a thin, dark-tinted inner layer inside the injection moulding tool which provides a high-level barrier effect. In order to enable the overmoulding of preforms, the injection moulding machine has to be equipped with two injection moulding units and a special 2-component mould. For this the basic PET-Line machine has been extended by means of a second injection moulding unit as well as the necessary functionalities associated with the control. Savings in light protection additives Using the overmoulding process preforms can be manufactured that link a reliable light barrier with a low bottle weight and a high level of freedom in terms of design. The bottles have proved themselves, for example, as a form of packaging for milk that has been subjected to ultra-high temperature processing (UHT). In the interests of circumventing additional costs, the PRElactia technology operates with a two-layer preform structure. This involves manufacturing the internal layer from a grey-tinted PET material which is impermeable to light. It develops its full protective effect with a low proportion of additives of up to five percent. By contrast, the external skin of the preform is made up of white PET material. First a preform made from the material that is impermeable to light is injection moulded. After that this preform is transferred to a second cavity and overmoulded with the white layer. Afterwards an unloading device transfers the finished preforms to the aftercooling station. The PRElactia technology by comparison to single-layer preforms is the savings it offers in terms of light protection additives. Preforms that consist of one layer require a mini. of 15% additives, e.g. titanium oxide, to achieve an adequate level of protective effect against the ingress of light. In the case of the two-layer preforms, the grey-tinted layer assumes the light protection function so that the proportion of additives in the preform is significantly smaller. As both layers are made up of PET, the bottles that have been manufactured using the PRElactia technology can be assigned to a recycling process involving groups of identical materials once the utilisation phase is over. Low introduction threshold As a result of the possibility of switching between two-component and single-component preforms to suit demand, even smaller quantities can be manufactured economically and flexibly. In addition to overmoulding, the machines in the series PET-Line 2C are also suitable for the so-called coinjection process. In this the second material component is injected into the plastic core of the first component. This process variant may be used, for example, for equipping PET preforms with enhanced barrier characteristics. The coinjection technique also offers the potential for upgrading preforms with decorative effects. For example, it is possible to use differently tinted materials to produce preforms with attractive colour combinations. www.netstal.com The PET-Line 2C from Netstal is fitted with an additional injection moulding unit and is well suited to the overmoulding of PET performs.","@ID":19},

"TRADE SHOW PREVIEW 42 PETplanet insider    Vol. 16    No. 11/15    petpla.net Aptar presents latest developments in closures Aptar Food and Beverage, the global supplier of dispensing systems, will present its new range of closures at the Brau Beviale tradeshow. Aptar has recently extended the Duo Family which is now available in both a 28mm 1810 neck finish as well as a 28mm 1881 neck finish. With Duo pouring closure, there are no drips, spills, or leaks leaving consumers with a satisfied pouring experience. This bi-injected fliptop features a glossy finish and is available in a range of colour options to create a differentiated shelf appeal. HiFlow, a 4ml pump, is another recent development of Aptar. Suitable for children, HiFlow pump is easy to use, delivers a precise dose at each actuation and is adapted to syrup by preventing product crystallisation. www.aptar.com PET preform specially designed for packaging syrups Société Générale des Techniques (SGT), in collaboration with a French syrup manufacturer, has designed a new kind of preform to replace metal syrup bottles. The company will present, exclusively in Europe, the preform as well as its range of preforms for large volumes of 10 to 20 litres at the Brau Beviale show. ","@ID":44},

"PACKING / PALLETISING 36 PETplanet insider    Vol. 16    No. 11/15    petpla.net Tour Sponsors: Preform Technologies by Waldemar Schmitke February 19, 2015 - We met: James M. Sheely, President Established in 1985, this division has specialised in small batch production and specials for sophisticated preforms and containers, predominantly for PET and PP applications. Here on-site we make the acquaintance of James M. Sheely, President, Preform Technologies. There are 18 people employed at this site which operates 24 hours a day with an annual production volume, 2014 of 22 million PET preforms. F.r.t.l.: Waldemar Schmitke and James M. Sheely, in front of the Husky X-Line preform machines In effect it is the extended production arm of Plastics Technologies. According to James M. Sheely, “it is when a customer has additional capacity over and above actual prototyping (design development and single cavities for preforms and bottles) that we come in. For example, instances may include a market launch or special requirements in terms of colour, function or material in volume production. We work hand in hand with PTI and Phoenix Technologies and it is from them that our orders primarily come. However, there are also cases where a customer may order capacities directly from us, either because he has no capacity of his own or the project is still too small to make their own production worthwhile.” “Nevertheless, it is always a matter of specific sophisticated packaging, not commodity items. Technologically speaking, here in Swanton we have at our disposal, injection moulding technology for preforms and other injection moulded parts such as caps, single stage technology for PET (ISB), stretch blow moulding technology (2-stage) and extrusion blow moulding technology,” James M.Sheely added. The fleet of machines is made up of the following:  3 x Husky X-Line Preform machines up to 48 cavities  1 x Sidel SBO 2 stretch blow moulding machines  4 x Nissei ASB 250  1 x extrusion blow moulding machines (multi-layer) By contrast, the corresponding mould units (preform moulds, blow moulds) belong to the customers, apart from a few exceptions. James M. Sheely continues: “As a result we are driven not by the consumers but by the processors who are looking to solve the problem of reducing costs for the plastics packaging materials or to enhance the value of the packaging. Our customer base includes not only smaller individual processors but also major brand owners, who take advantage of the services we offer. Alongside PET and PP we also process Tritan, PEN, r-PET from Phoenix Technologies, LLC, HDPE and nylon for multi-layer extrusion blow moulding. One of our specialist areas is plastics tinting (predominantly liquid), which we incorporate into a large number of our projects.” The potential offered in terms of co-injection solutions for PET is very small; here the trend is moving in the direction of blends. PEN, with its very positive shelf life characteristics, is very interesting as a packaging material but is too expensive. For this reason the applications tend to be limited. R-PET applications are increasing although the price today is at the virgin level. Although the trend is predominantly inclined towards blending (in around 25% of cases) there is also a demand for the 100% solutions. As James M. Sheely puts it, this is a good example of PTI family thinking: “The material comes from Phoenix, the preforms from us and the design from PTI.” www.preformtechnologies.com","@ID":38},

"CAPPING / CLOSURES 47 PETplanet insider    Vol. 16    No. 11/15    petpla.net 8 m² footpr int . Cav i t y number reading. Up to 72,000 per hour. PreWatcher I I I – l ike no other. W W W . I N T R A V I S . C O M / P R E W A T C H E R the official press conference. “Our declared aim is to become the leading company of reference in the caps and closures segment and to organise our work to be even more customer focused.” The company says that it is investing in technologies, in developing capacities in new and current markets and in expanding its existing portfolio. United Caps’ management says that it has been investing several million Euros a year over the past 10 years, with the majority being devoted to tool development. The number of R&D staff has increased from four to 15; the Group’s payroll now totals 490. Total revenues of €116 million in 2014 were generated by the production of 8.5 billion closures, made of about 37,000t of HDPE and PE along with masterbatches available in over 600 colours. Just over half (54%) of United Caps’ production is standardised products; the balance is customised to specific requirements, such as an unusual flower-shaped PCO1881 closure that we saw during our tour of the facility. It was developed for water bottler Wattwiller, part of the Belgian Spadel group, which has been embellishing its PET bottles for about a year. Around a quarter of all United Caps’ closure production is for the beverages and dairy segments; approximately 82% altogether is destined for the food and beverages sector as a whole. The recent expansion project at the Hoboken plant consumed a total of €10 million. The new halls are gradually being filled with modern electrical injection moulding equipment; the production facility is planned to expand from 32 to 64 machines. One of the main suppliers is Engel, which is located close to United Caps’ Benelux division and has enjoyed a long-term business relationship with the company. “In future, we intend to intensify our efforts aimed at other continents, like Asia or North America,” Mr Henckes said. “For example, we have been working with customers in Singapore for a few years. These kinds of intercontinental relationships will continue to grow from 2016. Depending on demand in individual markets we will decide whether it remains as a pure export market or if local production and supply makes more sense.” An estimated 4-5% of the output is currently exported directly overseas. Philippe Thivet observes: “Thinking of lasting trends, then you are certainly talking about small-volume bottles, like single serve and lightweight still. However, manufacturers have also put their customers to the test over the years as far as the handling of very light bottles or closures are concerned. We serve both sectors: brand bottlers with an affinity for more complex packaging and mass bottlers. Our aim for the next few years is to increase the current turnover to €150 million.” www.unitedcaps.com","@ID":49},

"MOULD MAKING 43 PETplanet insider    Vol. 16    No. 11/15    petpla.net The expansion of the mould ambassadors from Foshan by Kay Barton Roof-top terrace shooting at GDXL’s new building GDXL‘s story begins in 1993. Mr Guoji Xie, who himself hails from Foshan and had already accumulated many years of experience with his own extrusion plant, recognised that there was a significant demand for high quality moulds in the emerging PET bottle market and duly responded. “The problem at the time was the fact that, generally speaking, moulds had to be imported and the prices were correspondingly high,” Mr Patrick Lam, Sales Director at GDXL explained. “Mr Xie had the idea of meeting the manifest requirement for high quality moulds at reasonable prices on a local level.” Now after 20 years Mr Xie is still there, as Chairman of the Board. In addition to the manufacture of blow moulds, GDXL is also taking its first steps in the development of preform moulds with fewer than 48 cavities. Much has happened since the company’s initial accolade as Blow Mould Supplier 1999. 2007 was the year the development of premium preform moulds in collaboration with GDXL customers first started; 2011 saw the commissioning of a 144-cavity mould and, in 2013, the introduction of the first closure moulds. Today GDXL is delivering a stronger response than ever to a growing market brimming with potential. “Over the past 20 years or so we have sold 7,750 blow moulds and 1,290 preform moulds. We export 35% of our products with the lion’s share, at 65%, still concentrated on the local market,” says Mr Lam. “Our current best sellers are cold half preform moulds with 72, 96 and 14n4 cavities.” The customer base of more than 600 companies which has grown over the years incorporates all the well-known global players, ranging from Coca-Cola and PepsiCo to Nestlé, Danone and San Miguel. Over the last four years GDXL’s workforce has consistently been within the 420 - 430 range. 60% of employees have been with the firm for longer than five years and 35% hold a diploma or higher qualification. The company has a current turnover of US$37,1m. GDXL is spread over two buildings, an office complex and the production area, which are on opposite sides of the road from each other. Sam Zeng, the Account Manager, gives me a We met: Mr Patrick Lam, Sales Director and Mr Sam Zeng, Account Manager It’s the end of May and the humidity in the Chinese province of Guangdong is in excess of 90%. I am close to the provincial capital of Guangzhou. Here in Foshan I meet the team of the mould-manufacturer and PETplanet Insider reader Guang Dong Xing Lian Precise Machinery or “GDXL” for short.","@ID":45},

"PET TOP TALK 24 PETplanet insider    Vol. 16    No. 11/15    petpla.net Tour Sponsors: Talks at Pack Expo 2015, part 1 No, not New York, this time we’re in Las Vegas, where Pack Expo takes place every other year, alternating with Chicago. This year, the event is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Our visit to the event has been scheduled to coincide with our tour of North America in the Editourmobil. Basically, this is where we get to admire the achievements of 2,006 exhibitors in terms of machinery, plant and packaging materials for dry packaged goods. For those with an interest in PET, there were some 20 exhibitors showcasing their products. Lollicup - Chino, CA, USA Founded in 2000, Lollicup Coffee & Tea is a leading retailer of milk-and tea-based beverages complemented with tasty, chewy add-ons and addictive snacks, such as Boba Milk Tea and Popcorn Chicken. Today, with 36 locations in the U.S. and China, Lollicup Coffee & Tea plans to continue expanding overseas into Europe and the Middle East. Later the company expanded to incorporate its own packaging production operation, Karat. Established in 2004, Karat offers a full line of premium, costeffective food and beverage packaging products. Customers may mix and match compostable paper cups and lids to fulfil diverse needs and budgets. Their products are sold not only to their own company. You can find them also as IP, Dixie, Sweetheart, and Solo. Karat PET plastic cups have an important part to play in terms of interactive teamwork. They are claimed to be of high-clarity compared to alternative materials such as PP or PS. Also known for its ability to maintain product integrity as it is odour-free, PET can maintain the original aroma and flavour of food and beverages and is freeze-, heat-, and crack-resistant, making it the most popular disposable plastic material in the market used for a wide range of products, such as iced tea, slush, juice, ice cream, beer, and more. www.lollicupusa.com Amcor - Ann Arbor, MI, USA Amcor were simultaneously showcasing three new developments at the exhibition. The first was a PET wide mouth container with an 82mm opening diameter for classic twist-off lids made from tinplate. This is a further development of a similar container featuring the 63mm neck. As a hot fill packaging for tomato products it has to compete with glass containers on the shelves. For this reason it was important as far as the developers were concerned, quite apart from the external appearance, that the tinplate lid should open with exactly the same “pop” sound as it does with the glass product. However, Amcor has also paid special attention to the weight of the packaging. Using the traditional hot fill PET base would have meant that the packaging would have weighed at least 10g more. The developers have optimised the base so that only 39g of PET is used in the new packaging. They refer to the developments as the “power strap”, which means that the new packaging is some 40% lighter than glass when completely filled with product. Amcor has also succeeded in winning Bronco Wine as a customer for their new 750ml barrier bottle. Bronco are already using the single serve 187ml bottle and are looking at marketing their organic wine in it as  an environmentally friendly alternative to the glass wine bottle. The target group is primarily first class airline passengers and, for those who prefer to keep their feet on the ground, Joe´s Retail Stores in the USA. An aluminium screw cap is used as a closure. www.amcor.com F.l.t.r.: Terry Patcheak and Jocelyn Cory, Vice President Marketing Jerome Tung, Sales Manager","@ID":26},

"ONsite 50 PETplanet insider    Vol. 16    No. 11/15    petpla.net Amut Group boots technical service in Vietnam and Indonesia In August 2015 Amut confirms the establishment of new technical service points in Vietnam and Indonesia boosting and consolidating an onsite support to the existing and potential customers. This strategy has been followed because of the good results achieved in the extrusion and thermoforming field in the South-Eastern Asian area. Amut has a good reputation in these countries and the last model of thermoforming machine has hit the mark: the AMP 850 GP delivers particular light Aqua Cups ideal to comply the specific exigencies of these markets, such as a volume of 220ml and a weight of barely 2.5gr. Amut Group secured two important projects in Indonesia with the in-line version of this model, fitting the standard tests for filling and sealing water cups and with an output of 96.000 pcs/hour. Reduction of power and compressed air consumptions is proven. This met the response from the Vietnam area, too. After two months from the presentation of the VPK-C84 3-stations thermoforming machine during the last Chinaplas show, Amut has finalised two contracts in Vietnam: one for a AMP630 thermoforming machine for the production of PP cups (Ø 85 mm) and the other for a VPK-C84 delivering PP and PET lids with diameter 85mm and 95mm. www.amutgroup.com","@ID":52},

"MARKET SURVEY 32 PETplanet insider    Vol. 16    No. 11/15    petpla.net 11/2015 MARKET survey Resins Additives Company name Novapet, S.A. Clariant Masterbatches Europe Postal address Telephone number Web site address Contact name Function Direct telephone number Fax E-Mail P° Independencia, 21, 3° 50001 Zaragoza, Spain + 34 976 216129 www.novapet.es Mr Miguel Angel Arto Head of Light Barrier & Concentrates + 34 976 216129 + 34 901 021138 marto@samca.com Am Unisys Park 1 65843 Sulzbach am Taunus, Germany +49 6196 757 6276 www.clariant.com/masterbatches Ms Severine Wild Marketing Europe +49 6196 757 6276 +49 6196 757 6113 MB-Europe@clariant.com Additives and Colours for PET Liquid colours Yes Microgranule colours Yes Masterbatch colours Yes UV protection additive (solid) Yes UV protection additive (liquid) Yes AA reduction (solid) Yes AA reduction (liquid) Yes Oxygen scavenger (solid) Yes Oxygen scavenger (liquid) Other PET additives in liquid or solid form DCU, LUZ & POLYGLOSS, the new generation of PET concentrates for (opaque & transparent) light barrier and metal gloss effects. Slipping agent, reheating, matting agent and special Eeffect Company name M&G Polimeri Italia SpA NEO Group Novapet, S.A. Indorama Ventures Ltd Postal address Telephone number Web site address Contact name Function Direct telephone number Fax E-Mail Via Morolense Km 10 03010 Patrica (FR), Italy +39 0775 84 221 www.mg-chemicals.com Ms Marilena Grecchi Area Sales Export & Marketing Intelligence support +39 02 82 273 242 +39 02 82 273 314 marilena.grecchi@gruppomg.com Industrijos str. 2, Rimkai LT-95346 Klaipeda district, Lithuania + 370 464 66 710 www.neogroup.eu Mr Gediminas Paulauskas Sales Manager +370 686 73401 +370 46466 711 gediminas.paulauskas@neogroup.eu P° Independencia, 21, 3° 50001 Zaragoza, Spain + 34 976 216129 www.novapet.es Mr Miguel Angel Arto Head of Light Barrier & Concentrates + 34 976 216129 + 34 901 021138 marto@samca.com 75/102 Ocean Tower 2, 37th Floor Bangkok 10110, Thailand +662 661 6661 www.indoramaventures.com Mr W.G. Hoenderdaal Technical Marketing Manager +316 51809 942 wim.hoenderdaal@nl.indorama.net RESINS 1. Brand name of the resins Cleartuf NEO PET NovaPET RamaPET & Vitac for antimony free batch products (Europe) Polyclear PET, Oxyclear Barrier PET, Oxyclear Shield PET, Preformance PET in USA /Canada 2. IV Range a. of Homo-Polymers 0,56 - 0,82 0,62 - 0,96 IV 0,58 - 0,95 IV 0,58 - 0.95 b. of Co-Polymers 0,76 - 0,95 0,76  - 0,84 0,60 - 1,30 IV 0,58 - 0,84 IV 0,58 - 1,08 3. Speciality resins CSD Cleartuf Ultra NEO PET 80, NEO PET 82 Lbs Soft, Cr R1, R182C, R180 ES11, ES11 (A)-R10,  1101 Water Cleartuf P76 - Cleartuf P82 Aqua NEO PET 76, NEO PET 78 Mw Soft, Cr, Glasstar and X_treme N1, N1(S), N2, N180, W170 N2R, N2R (A)-R10, N2R-Ti, 3301 Beer Poliprotect NEO PET 80, NEO PET 82 Glasstar N1, N1(S), N180 Oxyclear Shield PET 2310 Wine / Liquors Poliprotect NEO PET 80, NEO PET 82 Glasstar N1, N1(S), N180 1708CC, 3302,  Polyclear EBM PET 5505, 5506, 5507, Oxyclear Barrier PET (3500, 2700 2510) Personal care / Pharmaceuticals Cleartuf P82 NEO PET 80 Glasstar, Sprit,  Kera N1, N1(S), N180 1708CC, 3302;  Polyclear EBM PET Slow crystallisation Glasstar, X_treme,CLP (Sheet) P184 T-94, T-94-Ti Hotfill Cleartuf P85HF NEO PET 82 HF HF R1, HF 1708HS, 2201 Pre-coloured Dairy, Luz Fast reheat Cleartuf Ultra NEO PET 82 FR, NEO PET 84 FR Lbs R1, R182C, R180 ES11, 1101 Other Barrier resins for different application (juices, beer, wine, dairy/milk based products, ketchup, mayonnaise), Cleartuf T95 (high viscosity), main application: trays Ultra NEO PET CPET, HT, REX (for EBM) Other non packaging applications R182C PlantPET (bio) High IPAmodified resins, BOPET grade (biax PET film) PlantPET Resin (Bio-MEG) 4. Increased barrier properties Yes, with Poliprotect Dairy, LUZ , DCU, Polygloss (Light barrier). Glasstar (Gas barrier) Oxyclear Barrier PET ( 3500, 2700 2510) 5. PEN mixes available Yes PolyClear Heat 2222, 2224, 2226 6. Recycled blends available Yes, customer requirements r-PET flake and granulate FuTuRe-PET Resin, PolyClear Conserve PET 7. Special comments Specialised in light barrier protection RamaPET L1 for injection thin walled articles Polyclear EBM PET for extrusion blow molded containers, Low IV and functionalized PET and copolyester polymers also available","@ID":34},

"PACKING / PALLETISING 22 PETplanet insider    Vol. 16    No. 11/15    petpla.net PET – a new string to the business by Kay Barton + 33 (0)2 40 05 09 37 SOCIÉTÉ GÉNÉRALE DES TECHNIQUES 3 RUE DE L’ÎLE MACÉ - 44 412 REZÉ - FRANCE www.sgt-pet.com SGT, Naturally Innovative The specialist in PET preforms and HDPE caps for over 30 years. WWW.SGT-PET.COM Meet us at 10-12 NOVEMBER 2015 Hall 4 / Stand 4 - 415 Nuremberg, Germany June 19, 2015 We met: Mr Dean Martin, Sales Manager and Mr Mike Crayne, Director of Engineering, Quality & Regulatory Compliance The main offices of Paragon Packaging, Inc. are situated some 50km to the south west of Dallas, in the town of Mansfield in Texas. The company was established at the premises of a former canning factory by Jim Lackey in 1985, initially as a screen printing concern for plastic bottles. In 1997 the current President, Mike Polarek, set up Paragon Packaging and took the business in a new direction, namely the production of its own bottles made from HDPE and LDPE. A second location followed in 2000 in Houston with the acquisition of Messrs. RC Container, its machinery plus a complete customer list. Finally, Paragon Packaging extended its portfolio in 2012 to include PET bottles. We are interested to identify the motives and aims that lay behind the decision to embark on PET bottle production. In order to satisfy our curiosity, Sales Manager Dean Martin, who has been on board since 1994, together with Mike Crayne, Director of Engineering, Quality & Regulatory Compliance as well as being the company’s first staff employee were kind enough to make themselves available to talk to us. Paragon Packaging, 30% of the shares of which are owned by the employees is a medium-sized enterprise with courage and ideas. It currently boasts a total output of 35 million bottles and containers, just under one million units of which are accounted for by PET. Occupying premises of around 8,600m2 in Mansfield and 7,500m2 in Houston, the company employs 70 / 60 employees on each of the sites respectively. Since acquiring its first blow moulding line, the bottle manufacturer has been offering its customer base, which predominantly represents the chemicals industry, for example, in the automotive or cleaning materials sector, local and trans-regional turnkey solutions precisely tailored to their products. The finished bottles and containers are printed on or fitted with labels to the customer’s precise requirements.","@ID":24},

"LABELLING 38 PETplanet insider    Vol. 16    No. 11/15    petpla.net LABELLING 38 Smooth labelling operation A project for the General Soft Drinks Co, ltd. (GSD) of Malta, the country’s sole licensed bottler of CocaCola products, has demonstrated the capacity to add new technology to an existing line with minimum disruption following the installation of a new Sidel Rollquattro rollfed labeller. Within the local bottled water market Malta effectively competes with neighbouring Italy, a country with an annual bottled water per capita consumption of 176 litres. Water volume sales for the whole of Italy, one of the largest producers of bottled water in the world, totalled 11 billion litres in 2014 according to reports by market analyst Euromonitor. Italians and Maltese generally treat mineral water as an everyday drink, rather than a luxury item. However, the number of competing brands inevitably results in a fiercely tough marketplace where the price is driven low and great profitability is difficult to achieve. GSD is consequently run on measurable performance indicators that are regularly monitored to ensure every aspect of production is kept competitive and profitable. This naturally includes the performance of any labelling equipment involved in the process. GSD first started working with Sidel in 2002 when it purchased its first Sidel line to produce water in both glass and PET bottles. In 2007 a second line was added, this time devoted to only the PET bottling of carbonated soft drinks in a new modern plant and the old line relocated. Both the original lines were moved and subsequently updated with a line conversion in 2012. The flexible line, used to produce still, sparkling and flavoured water in 0.5, 1.0 and 2.0l bottles in both glass and PET includes a single blow moulding machine with different fillers and labellers for each packaging material. The original PET labelling machine that had given seven years of efficient and reliable service on the line was a Sidel Rollquattro labeller. Following the evaluation of the options, this was replaced by the new Sidel Rollquattro","@ID":40},

"PACKING / PALLETISING 29 PETplanet insider    Vol. 16    No. 11/15    petpla.net NEW PET COMPRESSOR RANGE JAPAN PACK – Tokyo, 13-16 Oct. Hall 1, Stand 507 CBST – Shanghai, 4-6 Nov. Hall W1, Stand 1C09 BRAU BEVIALE – Nuremberg, 10-12 Nov. Hall 7A, Stand 318 Lear more: www.abc-compressors.com integrate into existing production lines. The camera-based testing system registers quality drifts and colour variations in preforms in continuous mode. Smart software based on self-learning functions makes the system easy to operate. Preform inspection provides new perspectives in smart, cost-saving inspection procedures on preform production lines. IMDvista PECO – Preform testing system & M.Tanner AG IMDvista worked together with Swiss-based M. Tanner AG preform handling specialists on developing the IMDvista Peco preform testing system for inline and offline inspection. The significant feature of this inspection system is the vision system with a belt conveyor, no star wheels required. Product changes are quick and simple as there are no size parts. After the product launch, visitors took an opportunity to take a tour around the production halls at IMD and the wide variety of products in the company’s range. This also included the IMDvista TWIX double conveyor study concept, with an anonymous questionnaire for visitors to give their own ideas and suggestions – customer relations take very high priority at IMD vista. All four companies were extremely satisfied with the event, and especially the Swiss partnership. The PETplanet insider team was very pleased to be invited to this international customer event with fascinating personal exchanges, stateof-the-art technology and innovative developments. www.hapa.ch www.imdvista.ch www.mtannerag.ch www.packsysglobal.com Preform Monitoring PECO Lux Vision Control Center V5","@ID":31},

"PET TOP TALK 25 PETplanet insider    Vol. 16    No. 11/15    petpla.net NPE - Orlando, FL, USA At the exhibition in Las Vegas Michael Urquhart and Brad Williams, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development were keen to play a personal role in showcasing the new Beverage Pavilion. In the Pavilion the NPE is anxious to focus on the suppliers spread across the entire exhibition who deal with anything to do with the topic of serving the beverage and the bottling sector and in this way to create a new magnet for visitors and exhibitors. www.npe.org F.l.t.r.: Michael Urquhart Consultant, Alexander Büchler, PETplanet, Brad Williams Vice President of Marketing and Business Development Pano Cap - Kitchener, ON, Canada This company was showcasing its new 28mm Flip Top Closure. This is available for both plastic and glass finishes,  uses a strong “butterfly” hinge and has a low profile, with a soft radius design which is aesthetically pleasing. Customisable – rib styles, orifice size, and embossing are possible. Pano Cap Canada Ltd. is a family run business with more than 40 years of experience in North America. As an injection moulder of stock and custom closures, they are known for their line of tamper evident closures with single band, twopiece band and breakaway band technologies, ranging in size from 28mm to 120mm. www.panocap.com Kelly Goulding, National Account Manager","@ID":27},

"TRADE SHOW PREVIEW 40 PETplanet insider    Vol. 16    No. 11/15    petpla.net Brau Beviale 10-12 November, 2015: Innovation attracts... Dear Readers, here you find the second part of the Brau Beviale trade fair preview. The Brau Beviale is taking place at Nuremberg, Germany, on the 10-12 November, 2015. Opening hours are: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (last day 5p.m.). We would lilke to introduce you some more exhibitors relevant to the PET industry. We welcome you on our booth at hall 7A, number 203. BrauBeviale2015 PET Technologies Hall 7 | Booth 749 Sipa puts focus on large size containers and beer At this year’s Brau Beviale, Sipa will present its latest developments and design expertise in the field of PET container production. The company will put a special focus on large size containers, lightweight bottles for sparkling products and containers for sensitive products such as beer. The service applies to bottles, jars and large containers, up to 30 litres and beyond, for a wide range of applications including water, CSD, beer, vegetable oils, mineral oils, detergents and chemicals. Sipa also designs containers with improved ergonomics to make them easier to lift. The company can also suggest modifications that enable more containers to fit onto a pallet, vertically as well as horizontally. As a result the logistic costs can be reduced. www.sipa.it PET Technologies presents joint project with Petainer Interest in the production of large PET containers is rapidly growing among the key players in the packaging industry. It is for this reason that PET Technologies is going to present a joint project with the company Petainer, presenting an automatic blow molder APF-30 (220 bph; 20-30 litre) for PET-kegs in combination with a one-way and returnable PETcoolers production. Brau Beviale 2015 will be a significant event for PET Technologies. The company just opened a new plant and celebrated 16 years of successful operation this year. The equipment portfolio of PET Technologies comprises a wide range of automatic as well as semi-automatic stretch blow moulding machines for the production of PET containers. The machines meet the norms and directives of European quality standard CE and HCCP requirements for food industry and can be used for water, CSD, beer, dairy, oil, vinegar, nonfood products and detergents packing. www.pet-eu.com Sipa Hall 7 | Booth 657 KHS presents holistic systems for the beer and CSD sectors KHS GmbH, the manufacturer of filling and packaging systems, will be presenting energy-efficient production lines and a full range of services, including cleaning, filling, packaging and line management at the Brau Beviale. The main target groups are SMEs and also the big players in the beer and CSD industry. www.khs.com KHS Hall 5 | Booth 147","@ID":42},

"LABELLING 37 PETplanet insider    Vol. 16    No. 11/15    petpla.net Triple S sleeve for ViO Bio Lemonade The first bio certified lemonade by Coca-Cola entered the German market this year in August. Considering its ecological benefits the Triple S sleeve was chosen for an organic drink like the ViO Bio Lemonade. The Triple S offers CCE the opportunity to introduce Masterbrand’s market identity into the ViO Bio Lemonade brand at little environmental impact and lower costs. The project on CCE’s ViO Bio 500ml and 1000ml bottles started over a year ago and has now advanced to a point where an entire ViO Bio production line is dedicated to Triple S sleeves. The project was timed to coincide with the launch of the brand in 2015. So far it includes two different flavours: orange and lemon-lime. Sleeves often are a first choice for new products that are introduced to the market as they offer more than enough space for information and promotion as well as a high design potential. The ViO lemonade was certified for containing fruits solely from organic farming. The decoration CCL Label provided for the ViO brand fits in perfectly with the idea of sustainability and ecological thinking. The reasons are that the Triple S minimises energy consumption and has a four times smaller carbon footprint compared to an average shrink sleeve. The advantage is that there is no need for a shrink tunnel or any kind of adhesive to apply it to a bottle. Thanks to its low density, choosing the Super Stretch Sleeve by CCL means less waste and less usage of raw materials. Its superior carbon footprint as well as the reduced fossil fuel usage during manufacture make the Triple S one of the environmentally friendliest sleeve solutions. The low density films and lack of adhesives make the separation of materials during recycling an easy and clean process. The LDPE stretch film used is ideal for PET and bottleto-bottle recycling and even helps make them more efficient. Compared to traditional shrink sleeves there is no ink bleeding during the recycling process. Besides the environmental advantages the Super Stretch Sleeve saves material costs up to 50%. Comparing the weight of a Shrink Sleeve with a Triple S, if both are 50μm thin and produced for the same bottle, shows that the latter is about 45% lighter. The Triple S, which was invented at CCL Völkermarkt in Austria, allows application to bottles, which previously could only be labelled with shrink sleeves. The natural elasticity helps to hold the sleeve in place - it’s stretched and then applied to the container. For slightly contoured bottles, this Modified Stretch Sleeve is an alternative to a shrink decoration. The material of the Triple S can be stretched up to 20%. This means that this sleeve fits containers with variations in diameter up to the same percentage of about 20%. This kind of sleeve is convenient for squeezable bottles and carbonised drinks since it expands and contracts with the container. In contrast to other decoration solutions the Triple S provides a tight fit and therefore won’t shift, wrinkle or become loose. Thanks to the fact that stretch sleeves are not heat sensitive they help stabilise and prevent bottle distortions like the “belly drop” that often occurs with hotfilled containers.The ROI is possible within one year depending on the application machinery used. www.cclbeverage.com","@ID":39},

"PACKING / PALLETISING 35 PETplanet insider    Vol. 16    No. 11/15    petpla.net bottles be insufficient for market testing or if the customer does not have his own preform or bottle capacity already installed, Preform Technologies will get involved.” Preform Technologies are specialists in small-scale bottle (and other parts) production and can accommodate an output up to 20 million preforms a year. When it comes to application technology, beverages continue to be the focal point of our projects in the USA. In the Personal and Home Care sectors, for example, any shift towards PET is taking place only slowly, if at all. The reasons for this lie in the wide range of extrusion blow moulding machines installed for processing PP and HDPE, which are able to react flexibly and quickly as well as cost-effectively to the frequent format changes within this particular area. In addition, the raw material prices for HDPE, PP and PET tend to be too closely allied which means that a change is not always worth implementing. As far as our projects are concerned, we envisage a growth in oxygen-sensitive packages. With regard to the barriers, a clear trend is emerging towards the use of active scavengers, at the same time co-injection and coating are falling by the wayside. Our foamed PET bottle technology deserves a mention here. By means of a foaming operation in the over moulding process, a layer is applied internally or externally to create an eyecatching effect for an even more marked differentiation between brands or products in the premium ranges. This technology is becoming established for packages in the Personal Care, CSD, Beer, Wine and Spirits and Food sectors. Overall, however, growth expectations for PET packaging in North America are cautious despite the reasonable prices for raw materials. The reasons for this are rooted, among others, in consumer behaviour. The current trend favours a healthier lifestyle and greater sustainability. Households are increasingly falling back on fresh foods and are restricting consumption of sweetened soft drinks e.g. the average bottle size for CSD has been reduced from 1,9 to 1,2l. The use of soda water machines on the domestic front is growing and the topic of recycling is increasingly gaining ground. Here PTI is once again being used, together with the offer of PET recycling projects in collaboration with Phoenix Technologies (rPET). We extend our thanks for the detailed information and set off the same day on our journey towards Michigan. www.plastictechnologies.com","@ID":37},

"MATERIAL / RECYCLING 14 PETplanet insider    Vol. 16    No. 11/15    petpla.net develop it. If we had fewer production facilities in Europe or offered fewer added values, we would be mere service providers. And this is what we are trying to prevent.” PET to PET Recycling Österreich GmbH - the company Founded in 2006, and representing the entire Austrian drinks sector, the company is backed and financed by Coca Cola HBC Austria GmbH, Radlberger Getränke GmbH & Co OG, Rauch Fruchtsäfte GmbH & Co OG, Spitz GmbH, Vöslauer Mineralwasser AG.  Intake 2014: 820 million PET bottles  approx. 20,500t  Output predominantly food quality (clear, blue or green) = 80%, i.e.  approx. 17,000t Strasser: “Our core business is bottle-to-bottle. The bulk of the rPET we produce, some 80%, is food grade and is supplied to our stakeholders and customers via the recycling operation. The remainder or most of it, amounting to approx. 20% (brown quality) is also recycled into alternative, lower grade products, generally into the textile industry.”  Location Müllendorf, to the south of Vienna,  Area of premises 30,000m2, production bay  3,000m², 50 office and shop floor staff Strasser: “The investments of the past year have gone into extending the warehouses into doubling the size of the premises. We have built a new silo installation. Currently we are engaged in bringing the washing plant up to a technologically optimum level. Our mills are being converted from dry to wet.” Dipl. Ing. Christian Strasser has been Managing Director of PET to PET Recycling since the company was set up. He continues: “I was involved in the Packaging Directive back in 1993 as part of my role in a beverages company, where I was Technical Director, providing support for the PET to PET recycling project from its inception, as a member of the Project Team in 2006. Now I find myself in the fortunate position of translating theory into practice.” PETplanet: What motivates you? What is your personal input? Strasser: “I put my heart and soul into the business, into developing the value-added chain, and into PET conditioning, because I believe PET processing to be a necessary and meaningful operation. There are of course other applications equally meaningful, such as thermal utilisation. But for me personally, PET bottle-to-bottle recycling is by far the most sophisticated and the most interesting application. There is another side to this, that we, as management, are fulfilling an important social obligation, by instilling in our people an awareness of the importance of what we do, and successfully implementing a strategy collectively agreed by the Management Board.” The recycling plant in Müllendorf / Burgenland Strasser: “The first section of the plant was constructed in 2007 – consisting of bale reception, bale dismantling, sorting cabin, shredding and hot wash out of which we extract a washed flake. This washed flake is already suitable for recycling in a number of applications but not for the foodstuffs sector. For subsequent and more intensive cleaning we installed, way back in 2007, a URRC line –a line developed in America in collaboration with a big beverages manufacturer – a process which successfully achieves the production of food grade products at low levels of temperature loading. It was at this","@ID":16}]}}