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"MARKET SURVEY 25 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 17    No. 12/16    petpla.net Lanfranchi S.r.l. Serac group Luxber, S.L.U. Amsler Equipment Inc. Via Scodoncello 41; 43044 Collecchio (Parma), Italy +39 0521 541 011 www.lanfranchigroup.com sales@lanfranchi.it 12, route de Mamers, BP 46; 72402 La Ferté Bernard Cedex, France www.serac-group.com Mr Vincent Friart Blow Molding Division Manager +60 3 7847 2228 vifriart@seracasia.com Av. de Azorin, 34-36 03440 Ibi, Spain +34 96555 3853 www.luxber.com Mr Vincente Mira Managing Director +34 96555 3853 +34 96555 3861 luxber@luxber.com 1245 Reid St., Unit 1 Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada L4B1G4 +1 905 707 6704 www.amslerequipment.net Ms Heidi Amsler Sales and Marketing Manager +1 905 707 6704 +1 905 707 6707 sales@amslerequipment.net 5 models (Great, Jumbo, Intermediate, Standard, Wide Mouth) Serac Blow Linear Tecnopet Linear Series - 6 Models; L12, L15, L22, L32, L407, L42, L42X Linear Widemouth JAR Series - 2 Models; L16J, L25J Linear Convertible Series - 2 Models; L110, LM120, L120C Linear Large Format Series - 3 Models; L110, LM120, L120C Rotary Series - 2 Models; APT10, APT16 0.125 up to 30l 0.125 up to 12l Up to 5 liter 0.1 - 6.5 50ml - 5l 100ml - 6l 50ml - 5l 50ml to 5l 5 up to 30l 8 - 12 4l - 23l 8 12 8 4 2 16 3 4 2 6 2 1,800 1,200 2,250 per cavity 1,800 1,800 1,500 1,600 1,200 2,100 per cavity 1,400 - 1,800 1,400 - 1,800 1,250 - 1,500 1,600 1,500 2,000 per cavity 1,400 - 1,800 1,400 - 1,800 1,300 - 1,500 1,200 1,000 (5l) 1,200 per cavity 300 (18.9l) 1,200 800 - 1,600 3,000 (4l) 4.5 x 2.5 x 3.5 6.9 x 2.2 x 2.7 4.0 x 1.8 x 2.4 - 4.3 x 3.7 x 2.5 3.9 x 2.5 x 2.2 5.7 x 2.0 x 2.4 - 4.3 x 3.7 x 2.5 3.9 x 3.8 x 2.7 2.7 x 2.2 x 3.1 - 4.2 x 3.0 x 3.2 Orientation unit for trigger bottles, handle application, preferential heating Integrated with Serac fillers, no mechanical adjustement in changeovers; preferential heating for flat, oval and complex shapes. Fully electric prefential heating Accepts MAG & other moulds; all servo-electric, servo stretch rods, hotfill, neck orientation; air recovery system Automatic loading of preforms up to 120mm neck size, hotfill Accepts MAG & other moulds, flexible cavitation - run 1, 2 or 3 cavities in one machine L120C capable of 1, 2 or 3-cavity, configuration and sizes from 4l - 18.9l Hotfill, polypropelene Sipa S.p.A Nissei ASB Machine Co., Ltd. Technopet Machineries, India Via Caduti del Lavoro,3 31029 Vittorio Veneto, Italy +39 043891 1511 www.sipa.it Mr Paolo De Nardi Project leader Stretch-Blow Moulders Development +39 043891 1624 +39 043891 2273 p.denardi@zoppas.com 4586-3 Koo, Komoro-shi, Naganoken 384-8585, Japan +81 267 23 1565 www.nisseiasb.co.jp/en Mr Paul Atkin Manager - Marketing Team +81 267 23 1565 +81 267 23 1564 sales@nisseiasb.co.jp 14/15, Shree Naman Plaza, S.V. Road Kandivali (W), Mumbai - 400 067, India +91 22 28610828 www.techno-pet.com Mr Vineet Bannore & Mr Sunil Bharkada Business Partner +91 982034 6565 +91 22 2806 1410 vineetbannore@gmail.com & sunil@technopet.in Rotary blowmoulders; SFR EVO CUBE: 6 - 8 - 10 - 12 - 16 - 20 -24 (7 models) Linear blowmoulders; SFL6 (5models), SFL4 (3models), SFL4 wide mouth (3models), SFL2/2 & SFL1 (2 models) TP OL 4400-3C TP OL 3000-2C TSBM2400 Auto-2000 Bottle & jar /P-Auto 2X2X5 Jar 15 Lit / TPS-15L Jar 20 lit / TPS-20L HSB-4N, HSB-6N, HSB-2M, HSB-6M 250ml - 3l 250ml - 3l 0.2 - 1.0 0.2 - 1.0 0.2 - 2.0 0.2 - 2.0 5 - 30l Up to 0.6l ** 0.5 - 5.0 5.0 - 15.0 10.0 -20.0 Up to 4l ** 24 6 6 3 2 2 2 2 4 2 &1 units 2 & 1 units 1 units 2,250 per cavity - up to 50,400bph 1,800bhc 1,000 ** 4,400bph 3,000bph 2,800bph 2,000bph 2,250 per cavity 1,600bhc N/A 4,000bph 2,500bph 2,400bph 1,800bph 2,250 per cavity 1,650bhc N/A 3,500 bph 2,000bph 1,800bph 1,500bph 650bhc 600 ** 400 jph/c 350 jph/c 200 jph/c  500ml jars at 970bhc ** Neck dia 19 - 28mm 19 - 28mm 19 - 28mm 19 - 83mm 28 - 120mm 46 - 120mm 46 - 120mm 6.7 x 2.0 x 3.2 5.0 x 5.0 x 5.0 4.5 x 4 x 3.5 4 x 3 x 3.5 3.2 x 3 x 3.5 3.5 x 3.0 x 3 3.5 x 3.5 x 3 3.5 x 4.0 x 3.5 Servo driven stretching rods, quick mould changeover time, reduced TCO: lower air and energy consumption, lower maintenance needs Bottles for water, oil, csd, heat resistant, oval simmetric and asimmetric **HSB Series data is for double blow heat-set moulding of bottles & jars giving up to 95°C filling temperature for hotfill containers Neck-up-top blowing system, neck down IR isothermal relaxation with intermittent heating, hopper feed, servo 3 with 360° neck protection for low weight thin short neck bottle Hand feed, servo driven,1983mm neck for bottle and jar 28-120mm neck for versatile bottle & jar for different sector like water, oil & confectionary 46-120mm neck  for oil, water and confectionary Patented technology of preform heating","@ID":27},

"PETcontents 12/16 4 PETplanet Insider  Vol. 17  No. 12/16  petpla.net INSIDE TRACK 3 Editorial 4 Contents 6 News 36 PET bottles for Beverage + Liquid Food 38 PET bottles for Home + Personal Care 40 Patents COLOURANTS / ADDITIVES 8 Definitely metallic! The new colour trends for 2017 are high gloss metallic, attractive yet functional 9 A packaging that dazzles Polyone introduces Impress colour con- centrates with high gloss metallic effects 10 Proper light protection UV and light absorbers protect brand integrity 12 Functionality linked to aesthetics Light barrier materials for PET bottles and containers 15 Safeguard for fillings - high UV blocking MATERIAL / RECYCLING 16 The pressure of low crude oil and virgin PET prices 12th China International Recycled Poly- ester and PET Packaging Conference TRADE SHOW PREVIEW 18 Drinktec overseas trade fairs 2016 From South Africa to China to India 20 dti 2016: Supporting programme and floor plan MARKET SURVEY 23 Suppliers of two-stage SBM machinery CAPPING / CLOSURES 26 Bottles, Preforms and Closures, last part (10) TRADE SHOW REVIEW 28 rPET for improving the PET bottle eco-balance BrauBeviale Forum in the theme of further ecological development of PET drinks pack- aging 30 Same bottle, but lighter KHS develops lightweight 0.5l PET bottle for beer and malt beer 32 Purification of inorganic and fine pollutants Amut introduces the Turbo washer 33 Accurate IV boosting 34 Continued product development 35 Ultralight PET preforms BUYER’S GUIDE 41 Get listed! PETadditives Page 9 Page 35 Page 15","@ID":6},

"MARKET SURVEY 24 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 17    No. 12/16    petpla.net Company name UAB Terekas/Terekas Sweden AB Sidel Group, Sidel International AG Postal address Telephone number Web site address Contact name Function Direct telephone number Fax E-Mail Vytauto 114A, Kretinga Lithuania + 370 445 77 868 www.flexblow.com Mr Gintautas Maksvytis Head of the Export Department + 370 698 22 961 +370 445 54 611 gintautas.maksvytis@terekas.lt Bösch 67, PO Box 6331 Hünenberg, Switzerland +41 41 785 23 60 www.sidel.com Mr Stéphane Ménard Blowing Product Management Director +33 232 8586 87 stephane.menard@sidel.com 1. Machine designation / model number FlexBlow Sidel Matrix Blower 60 models available Sidel Matrix eHR (Heat Resistant) Blower, 26 models available Sidel Matrix PH (Preferential Heating) Blower, 18 models available Sidel Matrix Blower Predis, 24 models available 2. Bottle volume (from/to in litres) a) Standard machines 100ml - 2,000ml 0.25l - 3.5l 0.25l - 2l 0.25l-2l(uponbottlesdimensions) 0.25l - 2l b) Machines for large containers 100ml - 10,000ml Up to 5l Upto3l(uponbottlesdimensions) Not applicable 3. Maximum number of stretch-blow moulds (units) a) Standard machines 8 From SBO 6 to SBO 34 (three frames, two oven pitches) From SBO 6 to SBO 28 From SBO 6 to SBO 22 From SBO 6 to SBO 22 (one frame, two oven pitches) b) Machines for large containers 5 From SBO 6 to SBO 14 (one frame, two oven pitches) Not applicable From SBO 6 to SBO 14 Not applicable 4. Output per stretch-blow mould for: 0.5 litres CSD bottle (units per hour) 1,500 2,400 (XS mould size), 2,300 (M mould size), 2,250 (L mould size) 2,250 for L mould size 2,000 for L mould size 2,400 for M mould size, 2,250 for L mould size 1 litre CSD bottle (units per hour) 1,500 2,300 (M mould size), 2,250 (L mould size) 2,250 for L mould size 2,000 for L mould size 2,400 for M mould size, 2,250 for L mould size 1.5 litres still mineral water bottle (units per hour) 1,500 2,300 (M mould size), 2,250 (L mould size) 2,250 for L mould size 2,000 for L mould size 2,300 for M mould size, 2,250 for L mould size Large capacity container 1,200 1,300 (L Jumbo mould size) 2,250 for L mould size 1,300 - 1,800 for L Jumbo mould size Not applicable Other 2,000 for L eHR mould size for hot filled beverages Mechanical output: 2,000 for L mould size Mechanical output: 2,400 for XS mould size, 2,300 for M mould size, 2,250 for L mould size for juices, tea, sport drinks, milk-base products 5. Footprint / space requirement (L x W x H in metres) 2.8 x 1.75 x 2.688 MM model:  7.9 x 4.6 x 3.7 GM model: 9 x 5 x 3.7 LM model: 13,7 x 7 x 3.7 MM model:  7.9 x 4.6 x 3.7 GM model: 9 x 5 x 3.7 LM model: 13,7 x 7 x 3.7 MM model: 7.9 x 4.6 x 3.7 GM model: 9 x 5 x 3.7 MM model:  7.9 x 4.6 x 3.7 6. Special features (short description/keywords) Preferential heating, neck orientation, deep grip features as well as hot-fill, wide-mouth, large size container compatibility Maxi output smaller model / larger model: for XS mould (up to 0.75l): 52,800 - 81,000bph for M mould (up to 2l): 23,000 - 64,400bph Electrical mould heating instead of oil mould heating For flat and complex containers Dry preform decontamination, Predis, for aseptic bottling with no blower sterilisation Company name Krones AG Kosme Gesellschaft mbH Newamstar Packaging Machinery Co., Ltd. 1 Blow Postal address Telephone number Web site address Contact name Function Direct telephone number Fax E-Mail Boehmerwaldstr. 5 93073 Neutraubling, Germany +49 9401 700 www.krones.com Mr Peter Christiansen Head of Sales Blow Moulding Techn. / Block Techn. +49 9401 70 4980 +49 9401 70 91 4980 peter.christiansen@krones.com Gewerbestrasse 3 2601 Sollenau, Austria +43 2628 411 0 www.kosme.at Mr Johann Gugler Managing Director +43 2628 411 125 +43 2628 411 4125 johann.gugler@kosme.at East Xinjing Road, Zhangjiagang Jiangsu 215618, P.R. China +86 512 5869 1111 www.newamstar.com +86 512 5867 3920 market@newamstar.com 23 Chemin de Gerocourt 95650 Boissy L'Aillerie, France +33 9800 820 70 www.1blow.com Mr Olivier Perche Sales Director +33 9800 820 75 +33 9800 820 71 operche@1blow.com 1. Machine designation / model number Contiform 3 Pro 11 models available Contiform 3 Pro SC; 4 models available Contiform 3 Pro H; 11 models available Rotary Machines (8 models) Linear Machines (7 models) RBM2D (18 models) 1XXL / 1XXLN / 1XL / 1XL Lab / 2L / 2LN / 2LO /2LHF / 2XLS / 4L / 4LN / 4LO / 4LHF 2. Bottle volume (from/to in litres) a) Standard machines 0.1 - 3.5 0.1 - 0.7 0.1 - 2.0 0.05 - 3.0 0.05 - 3.0 250ml - 2,500ml 0.10 - 12l b) Machines for large containers 0.5 - 6.0 0.5 - 30.0 15,000ml 5 - 30l 3. Maximum number of stretch-blow moulds (units) a) Standard machines 28 36 28 8 4 8 - 40 4 b) Machines for large containers 6 3 2 1 4. Output per stretch-blow mould for: 0.5 litres CSD bottle  (units per h) 2,300 2,300 2,000 2,300 1,700 8,000bph - 80,000bph 2,000 1 litre CSD bottle (units per hour) 2,250 2,000 2,300 1,650 4,000bph - 40,000bph 1,800 1.5 litres still mineral water bottle (units per hour) 2,250 1,800 2,200 1,600 4,000bph - 40,000bph 1,700 Large capacity container 1,250 up to 1,250 for 5l; 350 for 30l 2,000bph 1,000 for 5l ; 600 for 20l Other 5. Footprint / space requirement (L x W x H in metres) 6.5 x 5.4 x 4.6 - 11.7 x 7.6 x 4.6 10.7 x 6.2 x 4.6 - 14.4 x 7.6 x 4.6 6.9 x 4.4 x 4.5 - 11.2 x 6.8 x 4.5 6050 x 3850 x 3250 (without preform feeding system) min.: 4500 x 1830 x 3100 max.: 5100 x 1850 x 3100 2.1 x 1.6 x 2.4 6. Special features (short description / keywords) Bottle design and mould manufacturing; nitro-hotfill; airrecycling systems for standard- and heat-set machines; rapid product change-over systems (MouldXpress); integrated preform- and bottle inspection; Active neck cooling patented modular oven, block version with fillers for all sizes available Air recycling system, mould shells of linear machines are compatible with rotary machines Efficient single mould capacity, security system, quickreplaceable moulds, long-term continuously-running, capable for multi-type bottles Preferential heating (oval bottles) neck orientation (standard preforms); hotfill; compatible with Sidel, Krones, KHS, Sipa, Side moulds; recovery of blowing air; power recovery","@ID":26},

"COLOURANTS / ADDITIVES 11 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 17 If we take the example of beer, most types are sensitive to UV radiation and visible light up to 510nm – this results in the ‘Lightstruck’ effect or ‘Skunked flavour.’ Both UV light and visible light induce a series of reactions that eventually produce 3-methylbut-2-ene-1-thiol (3-MBT) out of the hop components. 3-MBT has an extremely low taste threshold (4 parts-per-trillion), which means that the smallest amount in beer makes its presence felt (Chem. Eur. J., 2001, 7: 4553– 4561; Cerevisia, 2008, 33(3):133-144). The good news is that proper light protection in combination with an attractive colour makes a big difference for product integrity (as well as brand appeal). A regular amber PET bottle with no light protection may reduce 3-MBT formation to some extent. However, a specifically formulated colourant for PET with light protection above 510nm can reduce 3-MBT formation up to 90%. Many formulations from Holland Colours are also said to be compatible with monolayer oxygen barrier additives, providing the ultimate combination of product protection and attractive colour. LightGuard series Holland Colours’ LightGuard series of UV and light absorbers provide specific protection from 370nm up to 400nm in the UV range, and all the way from 400nm up to 700nm for light-sensitive products. This is claimed to offer specific protection for all kinds of sensitive product formulations. If only UV protection is required, this can be combined with any colour. Holland Colours provides calculation models for customers to determine the required dosing level and additive cost as a function of container wall thickness and UV protection requirements. They can also assist with packaging development and offers analytical support for prototype package performance testing. www.hollandcolours.com","@ID":13},

"COLOURANTS / ADDITIVES 10 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 17    No. 12/16    petpla.net UV and light absorbers protect brand integrity Proper light protection It has always been essential for brands to protect their product’s integrity. An increasing number of products such as beer, juices, milk, energy drinks and vitamin-enhanced beverages, as well as household cleaners and dishwashing liquids are being packaged in PET. This raises the question of how best to protect them. Holland Colours’ LightGuard series claims to provide an answer. Many of the products being packaged in PET – or considered for PET packaging – contain colour, flavour, nutritional or functional components that need to be protected against UV radiation and light from both sunlight and fluorescent lighting in stores. Product integrity – and, ultimately, brand integrity and reputation – depend on giving proper care to preventing the content from deteriorating through exposure to UV and light. That has traditionally been a weakness of transparent PET. Building UV and light protection into the PET package itself offers several advantages beyond simply keeping products fresher for longer. Among these benefits is increased flexibility in formulating with components that are expected to be somewhat sensitive but whose matrix effects are unknown. It also makes it possible to eliminate the use of UV stabilisers in the product itself. This in turn allows brands to increase the percentage of natural components without having to add chemical UV stabilisers to the formulation. In addition, the UV protection can be optimised in the container wall instead of in the product, independent from product formulation issues or package design changes. This is where Holland Colours’ LightGuard series comes in. The product integrity challenge The backstory to the problem is that in PET packaging terms, the hazardous UV and light spectrum ranges from 320 to around 550nm, depending on product composition and shelf life expectations. PET itself only absorbs light up to 320nm, which means PET bottles need additional UV and light protection if they are to be used to contain light-sensitive products. Many commercially available UV absorbers, however, only extend the level of protection to 370nm. This is sufficient for many products. Several common colourants and vitamins, for example, appear to be quite stable when tested in isolation with this level of protection. But there are many other components that, when used in complex formulations, show an increased sensitivity due to matrix effects. In other words, components that are otherwise stable to UV and light can be affected by exposure due to interaction with less stable components. They then create an unexpected negative influence on another component that in turn leads to decreased product integrity. Trial and error or guaranteed performance The result of this can be unexpected losses in functionality and colour. This leads to a shorter product shelf life for sensitive products. Because every formulation can behave differently, extensive testing is required to determine each product’s exact and individual UV protection requirements. This is both very time-consuming and expensive, which means that for complex products, it is simpler and more secure to skip the testing altogether and go for a product that blocks all radiation all the way up to 400nm, thereby blocking all UV radiation while maintaining a colourless transparent bottle. PETadditives Holland Colours’ LightGuard series of UV and light absorbers is said to provide protection from 370nm up to 400nm in the UV range, and all the way from 400nm up to 700nm for light-sensitive products.","@ID":12},

"TRADE SHOW REVIEW 35 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 17    No. 12/16    petpla.net Ultralight PET preforms Sipa, the PET container production technologies specialist, produced two types of preforms, one weighting 8.9g and the other 21.8g to show the flexibility of its new Xtreme injection-compression moulding technology at the K 2016 show. The Xtreme injection-compression moulding system is different from other injection-compression systems: Preform moulds in blocks of three cavities are mounted on a high-speed carousel, an extruder delivers melt to dosing devices mounted under the moulds. Xtreme produce preforms that are up to 10% lighter than the lightest injection moulded preform without losing any key properties when blown into the bottle. It is possible to make a preform for a 500ml bottle weighing a mere 6g. Injection-compression moulding makes it possible to use lower injection pressures and lower clamp forces. With less stress being put on the melt, acetaldehyde (AA) levels are reduced by around 40%. The drop in intrinsic viscosity, IV, is 70% less than in injection moulding. The Xtreme injection-compression is available for down and upstream line integration. For upstream integration Sipa has partnered with Erema, specialist in recycling technology, to develop Xtreme Renew, an integrated system for inline production of food contact approved preforms starting from 100% postconsumer PET flakes without the need of pre-drying. In Xtreme Renew, foodcontact-compliant melt produced by Erema Vacurema process feeds directly into Sipa’s Xtreme preform production process, without the need for intermediate cooling and pellet production. www.sipa.com  www.erema.at At the K 2016 (f.l.t.r.): Matteo Tagliaferri, Marketing and Communications Coordinator at Sipa, Roberta Gualtieri, Director Marketing at Sipa, Heike Fischer, Editor PETplanet Insider and Johann Lange-Brock, Media Consultant PETplanet Insider processing+filling+packaging+ logistics In conjunction with: Forum organizer: International trade fair for the beverage and liquid food industry A MEMBER OF drinktec worldwide featuring dairy processing REGISTER NOW! drinktechnology-india.com/tickets","@ID":37},

"COLOURANTS / ADDITIVES 8 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 17    No. 12/16    petpla.net COLOURANTS / ADDITIVES 8 PETadditives The new colour trends for 2017 are high gloss metallic, attractive yet functional Definitely metallic! The impulse to buy is almost always driven by subconscious emotions, especially for consumer items. And there is no design element more suited to influence emotion than colour. Colour trends mirror the spirit of the times and attitude of life and are thus constantly changing. Experienced specialists are continuously monitoring these trends. International colour studies and trend reports are evaluated regularly in order to translate emerging global colour trends for customers’ applications. Based on these observations, colourists and technicians develop new and contemporary colour masterbatch collections for plastics. Having observed the major trends running through modern life and society, specialists came up with a high gloss metallic finish for PET bottles in 2017. Taking advantage of this colour trend, packaging manufacturers now have the opportunity to give their products more impact on the shelf. The metallic gloss effect is achieved during the production process: additives create tiny bubbles inside the semi-crystalline resins which, when stretched during blow moulding, reflect light and shine to create a high-gloss, metallic appearance. The range of colours is also being used for personal care and consumer goods industries. More details can be found in the Polyone article. Whilst the metallic effect is a major factor at the POS, the PET bottle must also serve an important functional purpose, namely to hold and protect the contents. The first priority is to protect the product from light. There are different kinds of light which could irradiate into the package, for example sunlight or fluorescent store light. A UV barrier is needed to protect and preserve the shelf life of the product. Various barrier solutions are available, and some of them are described in the Holland Colours and Sukano articles. Significant new challenges are arising for the PET industry: for example, how to deal with the rPET when masterbatches are added. The Ener Plastics article provides information about their products and how they deal with, for example, melt strength.","@ID":10},

"BOTTLES 39 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 17    No. 12/16    petpla.net Aroma intense washing-up balsam Under its “Denk mit” own brand, the German drugstore discounter dm is selling a washing up liquid with an aroma of lavender and poppies, in a slim 450ml squeeze bottle with a screw-on twocolour push-pull closing device. According to the manufacturer, just 3ml of the lilac-coloured and skin-friendly tested product in 5l of water are enough to remove even tough stains from crockery. The all-round transparent self-adhesive label explains the product and displays the colour of the product. www.dm.de/denkmit Scent booster for washing The American washing liquid producer Gain, part of the Procter & Gamble company, is selling 275g of its granulate washing aroma or scent booster in a tapered plastic bottle. Adding the product into the washing machine gives the washing up to 12 weeks of a lasting intensive scent. When first used, the pre-perforated sleeve label must be partially removed in order to be able to take off the green protective cap and then open the screwed-on hinged cap on the bottle opening. The label is fitted with a small window so that the user can see the product clearly. www.ilovegain.com","@ID":41},

"TRADE SHOW REVIEW 33 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 17    No. 12/16    petpla.net Accurate IV boosting This year´s “K” show in Düsseldorf was once again very successful for Gneuss. The wide range of different innovations and latest developments attracted numerous visitors to the Gneuss booth.International visitors were especially attracted by the Gneuss recycling systems on display, based on the proven Gneuss MRS extruder together with the optional liquid phase IV booster Jump, which enables waste to be directly reintroduced into the production process. This new, add-on system is coupled directly to the extrusion unit and ensures accurate IV boosting with its sophisticated process for increasing the molecule chain lengths and therefore the IV. Compared with conventional SSP systems, the Jump offers a compact alternative. At the “K”, Gneuss presented speciallydeveloped product configurators. These permit complete lines to be individually tailored and planned to the customer´s individual requirements. The visitors´ attention was not only attracted by the Gneuss extrusion lines for PET industrial, post- consumer recycling and for thermoforming sheet but also by the high-performance Gneuss Rotary Melt Filtration Systems for a wide range of polymers and applications. These systems operate pressure and process constant, under the most demanding conditions. Many orders for Rotary Filtration Systems and extruDr Axel Hannemann, Manager Business Unit fiber and pellets in front of the new liquid phase IV booster Jump Gneuss Rotary Melt Filtration Systems with the MRS extruder sion lines were agreed at the “K” and practically all the exhibits, including the extrusion line for PET thermoforming sheet were sold. During the K 2016, at the Gneuss technical facility in Bad Oeynhausen, Germany, a PET thermoforming sheet line, including an MRS extruder, RSFgenius Melt Filtration System and Online Viscometer VIS was displayed. Over 50 visitors from Latin America, Asia and Europe used the opportunity of a shuttle service from Düsseldorf to the Gneuss factory in order to gain an impression of the high quality of food contact grade PET thermoforming sheet made from post-consumer PET bottle flake, made possible by the Gneuss equipment. www.gneuss.com","@ID":35},

"38 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 17    No. 12/16    petpla.net PETbottles Home + Personal Care .com 100815dmyL Attractive bottle for window de-icer For a limited period at the start of the cold time of year, Aldi South had a special offer on its own label Auto XS - 750ml window de-icer in a functional trigger bottle for motor vehicles. The transparent bottle is shaped to be easy to grip and the two-colour trigger fits into the hand well. The rotating lock is equipped with punched holes / openings in order to improve the on/off readability. The product is a blueish colour and is sprayed onto the surface of the point on the vehicle or window which is to be de-iced or cleared of snow. The front and rear side labels are both printed with a barcode which contains information on handling and safety. www.aldi-sued.de Offline – bubble bath The long-established brand Kneipp has brought a special edition product onto the market as part of its fragrant bubble bath range, under the name “offline”. The bubble bath has an acacia and amarys aroma and should make it easier for users to “switch off” or, as is trendier now, “go offline” to beautify themselves. According to the manufacturer, the gentle care product stands out because of its long-lasting foam. The white-coloured bottle and a decorated sleeve label contains 400ml. A gold-coloured shiny screw cap completes the item’s package. www.dm.de Shower and oil pearls from Balea The dm own brand Balea recently introduced a 250ml of “Shower and Oil Pearls” shower gel with macadamia and an aroma of honey. The slightly honey-coloured product contains two-coloured pearls, transparent and blue, which should awaken consumers’ interest. A transparent PET bottle, with a front-side non-label look, shows the oil pearls perfectly and a self-adhesive label on the back describes the product and how to use it. The shower gel is dispensed through a hinged cap with a slanting upper side and a chamfer in the opening area, to make one-handed opening under the shower easier. www.dm.de","@ID":40},

"CAPPING / CLOSURES 27 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 17    No. 12/16    petpla.net Please order your copy at the PETplanet Insider book shop: https://petpla.net/books Bottles, Preforms and Closures - A Design Guide for PET Packaging Second Edition by Ottmar Brandau € 115,00 180 pages © Copyright Elsevier 2012 * This article was published in Bottles, Preforms and Closures, Ottmar Brandau, Copyright Elsevier 2012 4.10.1 Lighter necks The most common necks for water and CSD bottles were the 30/25 and PCO 1810, respectively, drawings of which are shown in chapters 4.2.1 and 4.2.2. The strategy for both applications was slightly different. Let us look at water first.  The diameter was reduced from 30 to 25.84mm  The height was reduced from 16.81 to 12mm  The wall thickness was reduced from 1.4 to between 1.05 and 1.2mm. (Fig. 4.41) Figure 4.41 Thinner walls and a shorter height contribute to the weight savings of this bottle neck for a 26mm closure. (Drawing courtesy of Bericap) This resulted in a weight reduction of the bottle neck from around 4g (as measured to the bottom of the transfer ring) to about 2g. These numbers differ slightly between manufacturers but, nevertheless, show an approximate and astounding 50% weight reduction. It is little wonder that many companies jumped on this opportunity to save substantial amounts of money. Every hundred million bottles thus produced save 200,000kg (440,000lb) of resin, and although the new preform tooling required does not come cheap, payback time is short. Figure 4.42 PCO 1810, longer and heavier than the new PCO 1881. Figure 4.43 PCO Corvaglia with traditional thread engagement of 720° Similar efforts were made with CSD necks, and two competing designs have evolved (Figs 4.42 and 4.43).  PCO 1881 with reduced thread engagement of 650°  PCO Corvaglia with traditional thread engagement of 720° (Fig. 4.43) The industry has now standardised on the PCO 1881, and more and more bottles can be found with this neck on your supermarket shelves (Fig. 4.44). Figure 4.44 These 26mm caps for water bottles weigh just 1g. 4.10.2 Lighter caps The new necks require new caps, and designers have used the opportunity to go beyond just fitting a cap on a new neck. Instead, they have pushed the limits of what can be injection or compression moulded and have engineered caps that are truly as light as can be, especially for water. The new water cap features a wall thickness as low as 0.95mm and weighs in just under 1g, down from 1.85g of the tall 30/25 cap (figs 4.45 and 4.46). The requirements for CSD caps are significantly higher as the caps have to withstand the significant internal pressure of the carbonated contents. Nevertheless, the new CSD cap saves 0.6g, reducing the weight from 2.95 to 2.3g. Figure 4.45 This water bottle cap weighs only 1g. (Picture courtesy of Corvaglia Mould AG). Figure 4.46 PCO 1881 (Picture courtesy of Corvaglia Mould AG).","@ID":29},

"BOTTLES 37 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 17    No. 12/16    petpla.net Antioxidant infusion from bai The American drinks producer Bai Brands LLC. sells various drinks which are claimed to have a healthenhancing “anti-oxidant infusion” effect because of certain additives or ingredients. The basic substance for all drinks is a substance which has been extracted from the pulp of coffee beans. The products are sweetened with the natural sweetener erythritol. The clear, slim bottle contains 18fl. oz/530ml, is decorated with a sleeve label and closes with a first opening-secure screw cap. www.drinkbai.com Bodyarmor Super Drink in PET The BA Nutrition company in the USA distributes 471ml of various varieties of a drink which has been specially developed to cater for the needs of sportsmen and women, under the “Bodyarmor Super Drink” brand. They contain natural flavourings and sweeteners, coconut water, various electrolytes and vitamins. According to the manufacturer, the gluten-free drink contains no caffeine. The clear bottle comes with a specially shaped stable base shape. It is labelled with a partially matt printed shrink-wrapped label. A colour-matching screw cap with a tamper-evident band serves as the closing device. www.drinkbodyarmor.com","@ID":39},

"PETpatents www.verpackungspatente.de 40 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 17    No. 12/16    petpla.net Container closing device Intern. Patent No. WO 2014 / 170215 A1 Applicant: S.A. des Eaux Minerales D’Evian Saeme, Evian les Bains (FR) Application date: 10.4.2014 The application describes a new kind of option for closing a plastic bottle. The closing device allows the bottle to be closed without a bottle screw. It works via a type of seal membrane and a strengthening element. Bottle with colour grading Intern. Patent No. WO 2016 / 031150 A1 Applicant: Yoshino Kogyosho Co. Ltd., Tokyo (JP) Application date: 6.8.2015 Multi-layer preform for producing a bottle with integrated colour grading. Compressible plastic container Europ. Patent No. EP 3000742 A1 Applicant: Krones AG, Neutraubling (DE) Application date: 10.9.2015 Compressible PET container for filling with liquid. A base cup is fitted in the base area, which serves as a stamp or anti-stamp element when the container is pressed together. The preferred volume is above 30l. Containers which can be coupled Deut. Pat. Issue No. DE 102015113761 B3 Applicant: Alexandra Kuhn, Kalchreuth (DE) Application date: 19.8.2015 A disadvantage of large-volume PET bottles is handling the unstable bottle and its heavy total weight. The patent proposes bringing several smaller-volume bottles together. This simplifies, e.g. for older people to pick up the water to be drunk and to have control when doing so. Carrying handle Registered design DE 202014105384 U1 Applicant: Bericap GmbH & Co. KG, Budenheim (DE) Application date: 10.11.2014 A separately produced carrying handle to put on a canister. The handle is folded open and the canister is easier to carry. After use, the handle can be folded back into its “flat” starting position. It does not hinder pouring out and can be better kept for re-use. Folding bottle for water Intern. Patent No. WO 2016 / 050977 A1 Applicant: SIPA S.p.A., Vittorio Veneto (IT) Application date: 2.10.2015 Design, creation and process for manufacturing a large-volume PET bottle for drinking water, to be placed “upside down“ in a dispenser. The bottle folds together in a pre-set controlled way.","@ID":42},

"COLOURANTS / ADDITIVES 15 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 17    No. 12/16    petpla.net Safeguard for fillings - high UV blocking PETadditives EnerPlastics, LLC was established in Dubai, UAE, in 1999, as an independent manufacturer of colour and additive masterbatches, servicing the ever-growing plastic converting industry in the region. The company offers specialised and attractive colours for PET applications at a recommended dosage of 0.2 to 5%. EnerPlastics produces a wide range of additive masterbatch for PET applications such as preforms, sheets, tapes, films, fibres and even for recyclate. UV light can gravely affect the content inside the PET bottles such as nutrients (vitamins, lipids, fatty acids etc), colour and savour in food, personal care and pharmaceutical products. EnerPlastics UV barrier masterbatch (EPUV MB) provides UV stabilisation against sunlight radiation and UV generated from fluorescent store lighting. According to the company, EP UV MB maintains high optical clarity of PET and at the same time blocks UV light from 300-370nm which adversely affects the shelf life and quality of both bottle and content inside. EP UV MB is approved for food contact applications and offers protection for the contents from discolouration, odour, taste and loss of nutritional properties. It also provides more process stability. It is claimed to be suitable in packaging applications for food, consumer care products and pharmaceuticals, preserving the package contents from the detrimental effects of light. EnerPlastics have special EP UV MB for PET which have strong absorbance in the intense UV region (UVA, UVB and UVC), and it blocks UV radiation from 250-400nm. This is particularly suitable for processing where high loadings, low volatility, good compatibility and extreme prevention to ageing are required. Such requirements are very critical for complex moulding parts. The UV MB is suitable for all types of blow-moulding applications and will not impart any plate out on mould or dryers, says EmerPlastics. The additives and colours in the masterbatch form will impart better chemical and processing compatibility and helps to obtain consistent UV and other desirable performance, according to the requirements of bottle manufacturers. The range includes specialised colour MB such as gold, pearlescent and fluorescent for PET bottle application. EnerPlastics produces micro and semi micro granular masterbatch in order to get a better colour consistency and dispersion in bottle. They provide combo masterbatches of desired colour and additives (UV or others) which extend product shelf life by protecting against many UV light initiated or catalysed degradation reactions and retains colour. EnerPlastics offers specialised chain extender MB for PET which raises intrinsic viscosity of recycled PET by 20-25% providing increased molecular weight and improved melt strength. A special antiblock masterbatch for PET applications that reduces coefficient of friction without any hazy effect complete the range of masterbatches. www.enerplastics.com","@ID":17},

"G75 G73 G71 F72 F73 F75 F64 F62 F61 F63 G67 G63 G61 G65 H63 H64 H61 H71 H73 I71 I72 I61 J73 J71 J69 J67 J65 J63 J61 J59 J55 J53 J49 J47 J45 J43 J39 F59 F57 F51 F58 F55 F53 G53 G55 G51 G57 H59 H57 I57 I53 I51 F42 F38 F36 G43 G41 H43 H41 H45 I41 I37 I33 I39 I35 J35 J33 J31 J27 J25 J23 J22 J21 J19 J17 J15 J13 F33 31 G33 G31 H33 I31 F23 F21 G23 G19 H23 H21 H25 I23 I21 I25 G21 F03 F01 G03 G01 H03 H01 I05 I03 I06 I01 K01 J07 J05 J03 H75 H51 H55 H54 H35 H31 J11 VIP Lounge, Exhibitor Forum& Roundtable Talks Elecrop & Hydraulle Agaram Royal Industries Filmatics Systems Eceng Nilkamal Brewmaize Paques Heuft Repute India Rensa Tubes Sacmi 99 Foods Ashtavinayak Metrodispense Sidel Spectraa SNS Overseas Spectraa 2 Rapid Bevtech Lombardyne Talos Brewforce Arol Cipriani DVKSP Impex Ashirwad Carbonics Beyond Bretten Canadian Crystalline Aquapuro Schubert & Salzer KHS VLB MHT Ecokrin Ateliers Francois Unipac Brewmaster SRJ Engineers Newamstar Y.C. Haoneng Sunswell Kequan Chlorophyll Technologies Elephas Engineering Sanky Pentair Hilden Tech-Long Krones Zhongchen Hypro Annapurna Anton Paar A.G.E Group R J Brewing Transline Della Tofflo Vishal Beverages Lehui Praj GEA Ace Technologies Fristam Chemco National Polyplast Bericap PMV Malting Npm Machinery Manjushree Krome Dispense Endress + Hauser Intralox Nexgen Vechoses Shyam Plastics Weyermann Enprosyst Lechler India John Guest Alfauv Indo-Air Chembond Ahimsa Dapl Ion Exchange Beltecno India Vibgyor Centec RRR Burkert Membrane Abachem Speciality Zoren Hops Meritt Neelkanth Engg Spraying Systems Orient Ent. Buyer / Seller Forum Wu Rong Zhangda Aspetic Thermo Closure Systems Asia Beverages Global Malt ENTRY EXIT Show Management Office PACKTECH Visitor / Exhibitor Registration PETplanet Invert Sugar F71 Active Biz Advance Infomedia F56 PFI H53DME Brewing AVM Foods & Agro H81 Goma Engineering H82H83 MMP Filtration MM Active H89 H87 Focus Food & Beverage H85Special Magic Saffron Media PSS Global PET I04PMV Nutrient J01 Modern Plastics MMI Outbound G83 G85 G81 Udyog Prerana Easybrew Fil Pack Technology Technopet TRADE SHOW PREVIEW 20 Supporting Programme, organised by PETplanet Exhibitor Forum Topics:  Innovative equipment for bottle manufacturing processes  Preform and closure manufacturing – lightweight vs stability vs design  India’s beverage, beer and spirits industry – trends and technologies in manufacturing and packaging  Milk and dairy in India – processing, packaging and product trends  New developments in beverage flavours and ingredients Roundtable Talks Main topic: Beverage manufacturing, food processing and product packaging in India: lifestyles, trends, challenges and future concepts Sub topics:  Liquid food and beverage safety in India  Ensuring broad appeal for India’s young and older people  Packaging for India’s rural market (small quantities at lower cost to attract the large rural population)  Manufacturing possibilities for India’s (future) markets of milk and dairy products  Different processing and packaging requirements for various climates  The challenges of transport over large distances December 15, 2016, 02:00 pm - 04:00 pm Company Speaker Topic Bisleri International Pvt. Ltd. Mrs Anjana Ghosh (Director, Business Development & HR) Changing lifestyles in India: challenges in beverages and functional food JBT - John Bean Technologies India Pvt. Ltd. Mr Uday Sant (Country Manager) Challenges and news in beverage, functional food and dairy products and manufacturing Tilaknagar Industries Ltd. Dr Keshab Nandy (Director) Life style game changers for beverages and foods in the fast growing Indian economy Thinking Forks Consulting Pvt. Ltd. Mr Prabuddha Dasgupta (Consultant) Consumer led innovation in food and beverage packaging December 16, 2016, 02:00 pm - 04:00 pm Company Speaker Topic Allied Blenders and Distillers Pvt. Ltd. Mr Arun Barik (Head of Technology, R&D and Innovation) Packaging to tap India’s rural market Alpha Malts Pvt. Ltd. Mr Nishu Nigam (Managing Director) Alcoholic beverages in PET - consumer’s preferences, distribution channel requirement and challenges for packagers Kiwi Foods (India) Pvt. Ltd. Mr Harshit Aggarwal (Group Director) Cracking the rural consumer with packaging innovation Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable Pvt. Ltd. Dr TSR Murali (Chief R&D Officer) Liquid food and beverage safety in India with special reference to dairy Drink Technology India December 15-17, 2016 Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre, Mumbai","@ID":22},

"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 Kay Barton Heike Fischer Gabriele Kosmehl Michael Maruschke Ruari McCallion Waldemar Schmitke Anthony Withers WikiPETia.info Doris Fischer doris.fischer@hbmedia.net MEDIA CONSULTANTS Martina Hirschmann hirschmann@hbmedia.net Johann Lange-Brock lange-brock@hbmedia.net phone: +49 6221-65108-0 fax: +49 6221-65108-28 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. 17  No. 12/16  petpla.net Dear friends of PETplanet Insider, CAN KILLER The PET bottle competes with the glass bottle and drinks can. The bigger the container the higher the proportion of PET. In the domain of 2 litre containers, for example, PET totally rules the roost. With smaller containers, glass and cans are also used depending on local market conditions. Every so often, there were also attempts to introduce PET for smaller packaging sizes. In the water sector, this proved wholly successful, but for soft drinks, success was much more limited. There are two main reasons for this: the first is emotional. When I am out and about, I drink single-serve. By contrast, metal or glass packaging feels cold and thus refreshing. The second reason is technological. The smaller the container, the greater the ratio of surface to volume and the quicker the CO 2 escapes with PET. There are also “political” reasons: in some countries the lobbying for glass or reusable containers is so strong that PET loses out. In India, Coca Cola has now taken the plunge and introduced the 250ml PET coke bottle on a large scale. Emotionally, CC is counting on the light packaging being seen as a life-style choice; technologically, they are counteracting the loss of CO 2 with the internal coating of Plasmax by KHS. It will be interesting to see how the Indian consumer reacts to the small PET bottle, as traditionally the reusable glass bottle is very cheap and popular. Meanwhile, the can is also competing for the favour of consumers. There is probably no market in the world more difficult to introduce such a product. But then I recall something that Prof Dr Johann Grabenweger, Chief Executive Manager for Sales and Service KHS said to me in an interview: “If the project is successful in India, it will be successful anywhere in the world.“ And I can only agree with this. Yours, Alexander Büchler","@ID":5},

"CAPPING / CLOSURES 26 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 17    No. 12/16    petpla.net Different applications, neck finishes for various, last part (10) Closure for PET bottles & Resins PETplanet Insider is publishing extracts from successive chapters of Ottmar Brandau’s “Bottles, Preforms and Closures,” which was published by hbmedia. A newly revised version is reissued under the Elsevier imprint. 4.9.4 Mould closing and opening times In terms of producing closures, the mould opening as well as closing times are nonproductive, which means that during these times nothing is produced. However, in order to achieve maximum productivity through the shortest possible cycle time, at least the ejector movements should be timed to happen parallel to the mould opening as well as mould closing movements. 4.9.5 Ejection time and mould opening stroke Ejection time is mould as well as product related. The heavier the product design, the faster the caps drop to clear the horizontal bottom mould line. In a perfectly timed moulding process, the ejection movement starts early in the beginning of the mould opening stroke. The speed of the ejector forward movement has to be adjusted in order to achieve a stable part ejection, without any caps touching one of the mould parting lines. The ejector return position is supposed to be reached before the mould opening stroke end point has been reached. 4.9.6 Plasticising Preferably, plasticising starts with the beginning of cooling time and ends before mould closing is completed. Due to today’s need for higher output and increased efficiency, the mould cavitation increases together with the number of machine cycles per minute. As a direct result of increased number of cavitations, the IM machine plasticising capacity has to become more powerful and be able to provide the required melted plastic resin in a much shorter time than years ago. As a matter of fact, today’s plasticising units limit further cycle time improvements in most of the cases. 4.9.7 Delay times Many a times machine setters optimise the moulding process by including delay times at the end of the cycle. These times have to be minimised, if not eliminated, in order to obtain the best possible process providing maximum output. 4.9.8 Air blast Depending on the closure design, air blast systems in the core area help to adjust the closures visual as well as physical properties. Better ejection due to the air blast system will be a second improvement gained. To achieve good-quality products, the airflow as well as pressure has to be adjustable accordingly. Figure 4.40 Relevant injection parameters on one screen. (Picture courtesy of Corvaglia Ltd). 4.10 Lightweighing of bottles and caps The 50% surge in resin prices in 2008 has further spurned a rush of developments to reduce the weight of bottles and caps. The results have been astonishing:  Water bottles of 500ml as low as 8.9g from a previous average of 16g  CSD bottles of 20 oz. as low as 21g from a previous average of 26g  Water bottle caps from 2.5g to less than 1g  These improvements came from several, unrelated areas.  Lighter neck designs for both water and CSD bottles  Different bottle designs allowing smaller wall thicknesses  Improved preform designs  Machines built specifically for small, lightweight containers","@ID":28},

"TRADE SHOW REVIEW 32 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 17    No. 12/16    petpla.net Amut introduces the Turbo washer Purification of inorganic and fine pollutants by Gabriele Kosmehl Anthony Georges, President of Amut North America, in front of the Turbo washer model TW500 at Amut’s booth at K 2016 Shortly before the K, the American Association of Plastics Recyclers, Napcor, published the latest PET-recycling figures. The report cites a 2015 United States recycling rate of 30.1% for PET bottles, a further slight decrease from the 31% reported the year before and joining a trend of a slight year-on-year decrease in the U.S. PET bottle collection volumes. In contrast, the volume of PET bottles in the marketplace and potentially available for recycling increased. These figures must certainly suggest that suitable collection systems have not been established everywhere and that the PET bottles are often put in with household waste, which makes recycling more difficult. The recycling division of the Italian machine manufacturer Amut reacted to the worsening soiled state of bottles to be recycled by developing the Turbo washer, which permits a particularly intensive cleaning process. “When PET bottles in the USA are sent to recycling, there is a very high degree of soiling” explains Anthony Georges, President of Amut North America. “Because in many cases the bottles have to be sorted from the household waste, the PET items contain splinters of glass and all sorts of inorganic impurities. The level of dirt is so high that in the end, out of the 12-15t of post-consumer bales sent for recycling, only 6t high-quality PET fibres can be reclaimed.“ The Turbo washer in the recycling chain The Turbo washer is integrated in the recycling chain between the wet grinding and the friction washing. The first step in the recycling chain is the de-labeller, which in the cleaning process can almost completely remove PVC or PETG full body sleeve labels in the dry cleaning process. Depending on the type, 1,000g bottles/hour (NIR process) or up to 6,000kg bottles/hour can be processed. This is followed by whole bottle washing, before they are crushed in the wet grinding process. Then the newly-developed Turbo washer steps in: it performs an important washing action in purifying the plastic flakes from inorganic and fine pollutants using centrifugal force. During the centrifugal process dirty water, sand, paper fibres and soil flow through the basket holes, whereas the flakes are retained. “The smallest bits of dirt can also be removed using the Turbo washer,” Georges reports and goes on: “The requirement was the elimination of the very fine pollutants by a filtration device, which in places is smaller than the size of a human hair. We can now filter out pollutants 10μm without any problems”. The machine is used both for washing the flakes coming from the wet grinder and for intensive rinsing of the flakes after a strong washing process with detergents. After this comes more treatment in the friction washer, before the flakes, after a final rinse, run through the complete cleaning process. The entire cleaning procedure is possible in the closed-loop water system, which requires no fresh water input except for the final rinse. And how has the Turbo washer been accepted in the American market? “We have now sold our first plant with a performance of 4,000mt/h to a customer in North America,” reports Georges. “It will be installed in the spring of next year”. www.amut.it","@ID":34},

"TRADE SHOW REVIEW 28 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 17    No. 12/16    petpla.net It was not just new developments in the beer industry and craft beer production which were discussed at the 2016 BrauBeviale Forum: the PET industry traditionally includes its technologies and themes in BrauBeviale. This year, the theme of ecological further development of PET drinks packaging was discussed and initiatives were put forward. The organisers of the forum are old acquaintances and come together regularly to present their joint concerns, to advertise their initiatives and to report on their positive developments: Dr Isabell Schmidt, Head of the Forum PET for IK Industry Association for Plastic Packaging, Mrs Stefanie Sabet, Head of the Federal Union for the German Nutrition Industry, as well as the RAL, represented by Mrs Irina Bremerstein, managing director of RAL and Mr Andreas Normann, Chair of the RAL Board of Directors. The team of speakers was strengthened by Benedikt Kauertz from the Ifeu Institute in Heidelberg, Germany who explained the PET bottle eco-balance and Mr Tomas Hromjak, as a representative for the Alpla company, who spoke about sustainability at Alpla. “When it comes to recycling, PET drinks packaging proves to have a peak figure compared to other types of packaging” says Dr Isabell Schmidt, Head of the Forum PET for IK Industry Association for Plastic Packaging. In particular, the non-refillable PET bottles with a deposit could be slightly increased from the already high recycling level of 97.2%, which was the figure achieved during the study in 2013 when they were issued for the first time. In 2015 a recycling quota of 97.9% was achieved. High return levels keep the materials cycle healthy 98.8% of the non-refillable PET drinks packaging with a deposit were recorded, according to the study on materials collected, most of which users throw into the deposit collection boxes. Against this background, the PET Forum recommends retaining the deposit. The drinks industry has a vital joint responsibility for recycling used PET bottles. A good third (34%) of recycled material is used in the manufacture of new PET bottles. Although the price difference between new and recycled PET material has gone down since 2013, the amount of recycled PET increased. In 2015, PET drinks bottles on average used 26% recycled material whereas in 2013 this figure was still at 24%. Increased use of rPET predicted According to the study, even higher levels of rPET in the recycling process are just a question of time. It can already be seen that PET recycling levels will rise. Smaller price fluctuations would favour an increased use of rPET. In some non-refillable PET bottles, the level is already well over 55%. Despite widespread pre-conceptions about PET, the cycle of PET material occurs principally in Germany. In 2015 a good 80% of the used material was recycled nationally. The exported amounts were mainly recycled in neighbouring countries but is decreasing. Recycling plays almost no role in the Far East. These results please the RAL Gütegemeinschaft Wertstoffkette PET-Getränkeverpackungen e.V. [RAL Quality Assurance Associations materials chain for PET drinks packaging] which awards the RAL quality sign “PET recyclable material” to fillers, bottle and preform manufacturers as well as recycling companies which meet the quality and test provisions of the quality association. Andreas Normann, Chair of the RAL Board of Directors, sets out the RAL aim: “The aim of the quality association is, for drinks packaging, to close down the materials cycle for PET as the packaging material and thus increase the levels of rPET in drinks bottles. In this way, the further development of PET drinks bottles can be continually promoted, under ecological considerations, which is a positive contribution to resource efficiency and environmental and climate protection”. The requirements for members in the areas of recycled manufacture, preform production and filling mineral water and soft drinks are set and correspond to the legal requirements. Members will be checked by RAL Quality Assurance Associations regularly and anonymously in co-operation with research establishments (Fresenius/Frauenhofer Institut). Benedikt Kauertz from the Ifeu Institute in Heidelberg, an expert on life cycle assessment has, for an order from Hansa Heemann AG, developed a calculator for determining the environmental footprint of the PET bottle.  This calculator can randomly change the level of rPET in a PET bottle. The calculator produces the particular eco-balance per percentage of the rPET.   Fig. 1 explains the factors taken into account for a BrauBeviale Forum on the theme of further ecological development of PET drinks packaging rPET for improving the PET bottle eco-balance The new study “The use and recycling of PET drinks bottles in Germany 2015”, about which the IK Industry Association for Plastics Packaging and films gave a talk, proved that the bottle deposit is responsible for the high recycling quota with PET bottles. Whilst 93.5% of all PET bottles are recycled, the count of non-refillable PET bottles with a deposit is 97.9%. The industry is therefore taking the target to introduce more rPET into the material cycle further. The average level increased in comparison to the drinks bottle production in the previous year, 2013 – despite the disadvantageous higher price for recycled as opposed to new PET.","@ID":30},

"TRADE SHOW PREVIEW 19 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 17 You make a great product – why hide it? We’ve seen the future of canning and it’s Klear. Milacron’s Klear Can technology gives manufacturers a cutting-edge, cost-competitive alternative to metal cans for fruits, vegetables, soups, meats and other products – and it’s transparent, so you can show off your goods. Using the same machinery as metal cans, going Klear requires minimal investment. With the option to use colored plastic cans, in-mold labels, or standard labels, the possibilities are endless. Ready to see what you can do? Contact us or visit www.Milacron.com to learn more. the trade fair. In addition to the individual stand configurations, other key indicators are the exhibits and the equipment the exhibitors bring, which can be running and even manufacturing equipment. PETplanet: Does this mean that the sector can expect further growth at CBB? Kosak: Absolutely. According to our forecasts, the next China Brew China Beverage will take another step forwards in terms of its size and internationality. This means its importance in the Asian market and for Asia will be further enhanced. PETplanet: To what extent do you think CBB can be seen as a connection with the next Drinktec, which will be held in 2017? Kosak: Drinktec is perceived as a very strong brand and people have a lot of confidence in it. From what we have heard in conversations, the connection between Drinktec and CBB is now recognised. Established Chinese companies are looking forward to Drinktec, as well as both new and repeat exhibitors. By the way: 2017 will be the biggest show ever. In addition to the over the years continuously expanded and established areas, Drinktec 2017 shows for the first time the entire range for the wine technology. One more reason to visit the event. PETplanet: The maxim “as one trade fair ends another begins” applies, does it not? Before we can start with Drinktec next year, we’ve got dti in Mumbai in December, first.... Kosak: Exactly! Despite the short time frame for all the events, however, we are very much looking forward to India and to meeting our Indian team again. PETplanet: That’s something we can agree with. We’re also excited about the trade fair and everything that’s happened since the last event in 2014. Can you give me a brief lowdown of what we can expect? Kosak: dti has grown; you can feel its momentum. With 30% more exhibition space it is going to be much bigger than the 2014 event. This trade fair has become the key platform for the entire drinks and liquid food sector, including dairy, in India. This confirms the impression that the sector is now increasingly coming to life. This means there’s a huge potential in the drinks sector, and due to the increase in Indian GDP, even more possibilities for visitors and exhibitors alike. PETplanet: Many thanks for talking to us Mr Kosak, we wish you every success! www.drinktec.com","@ID":21},

"MARKET SURVEY 23 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 17    No. 12/16    petpla.net 12/2016 MARKETsurvey Preforms Filling equipment Resins / additives Preform / stretch blow moulds Caps and closures Preform and single stage machinery Bottle-to-bottle recycling plants Compressors Closure systems  Two stage SBM machinery Suppliers of two stage stretch blow moulding machinery For the last market survey this year 2016, 19 companies showing their new machinery details. Here they were listed in order in which their details were received by the editors: SMI S.p.A., PET Technologies, Sacmi Imola S.C., KHS Corpoplast GmbH, UAB Terekas, Sidel Group, Lanfranchi s.r.l., Serac, Luxber, Amsler Equipment Inc., Nissei ASB machine Co, Petka Kalip, Technopet, Krones AG, Kosme Gesellschaft mbH, Newamstar, GEA Procomac S.p.A., 1 Blow and Sipa S.p.A. Although the publishers have made every effort to ensure that the information in this survey is up to date, no claims are made regarding completeness or accuracy. Company name SMI S.p.A. PET Technologies Sacmi Imola S.C. KHS Corpoplast GmbH Petka Kalip San. Ve Tic.A.S. GEA Procomac S.p.A. Postal address Telephone number Web site address Contact name Function Direct telephone number Fax E-Mail Via C.Ceresa, 10, 24015 San Giovanni Bianco (BG), Italy +39 0345 40 111 www.smigroup.it Mr Pietro Volpi Marketing Dept. Manager +39 0345 40 316 +39 0345 40 209 pietro.volpi@smigroup.net Grünlandgasse 5/1/12 2620 Neunkirchen, Austria +43 720 775 196 www.pet-eu.com Mr Maxim Poliansky Business Dev. Director +43 720 902 169 office@pet-eu.com Via Selice Prov.le 17/a 40026 Imola (BO), Italy +39 0542 607111 www.sacmi.it Mr Moraldo Masi Business & Sales Manager Beverage Division Meiendorfer Strasse 203 22145 Hamburg, Germany +49 40 67907 0 www.khscorpoplast.com Mr Marco Böhnke Product Manager +49 40 67907 483 +49 40 67907 9483 marco.boehnke@khs.com Yeşiloba Mh. 46075 Sk. No: 8 Seyhan, Adana, Turkey +90 322 428 6400 www.petkamold.com Mr Eyup Sivri Marketing Manager 90 322 4286400 90 322 428 2303 eyup.sivri@petkamold.com Via Fedolfi 29, 43038 Sala Baganza, Parma, Italy +39 0521 839411 www.gea.com Mr Luigi Baiocchi Head of Business Development +39 0521 839 411 luigi.baiocchi@gea.com 1. Machine designation / model number EBS Ergon (10 models) APF-6004, APF-3002 APF-30, APF10, APF-5 SBF KHS InnoPET Series IV Airstar in standalone configuration; ABF in bloc configuration 2. Bottle volume (from/to in litres) 0.10l - 10l 0.1cc - 19l a) Standard machines 0.10l - 3l 0.2 - 2l Up to 3.3l 0.1 - 3.0 0.1cc - 19l 0.2l t - 2.5l b) Machines for large containers 3.5l - 10l 3.0 - 30l 5.5 0.1cc - 19l 3. Maximum number of stretch-blow moulds (units) a) Standard machines 16 8 cavities Up to 24 cavities 4 - 36 cavities 24 b) Machines for large containers 6 2 cavities 4 - 8 cavities 4. Output per stretch-blow mould for: 0.5 litres CSD bottle (units per hour) 2,100 - 2,200bph per cavity (dep. on the bottle features) 1,700 3,400bph 2,500 Up to 2,200bpm 1 litre CSD bottle (units per hour) 2,000 - 2,100bph per cavity (dep. on the bottle features) 1,700 2,000bph 2,500 Up to 2,200bpm 1.5 litres still mineral water bottle (units per hour) 2,000 - 2,100bph per cavity (dep. on the bottle features) 1,700 2,000bph 2,250 Up to 2,200bpm Large capacity container 1,100 -1,200bph per cavity (dep. on the bottle features) 1,250 1,500 Other 250 for 30l 2,000 5. Footprint / space requirement (L x W x H in metres) Min 4.2 x 3.5 x 2.75 (EBS 4-6 Ergon) - max 6.8 x 3.9 x 2.75 (EBS 16). Min 4.45 x 3.46 x 2.57 (EBS 3) - max 5.55  x 3.46 x 2.57 (EBS 6 HC ). Both without preforms hopper & unscrambler. 8.6 x 3.2 x 2.5 - 6.4 x 2.8 x 2.3 9.2 x 2.2 x 2.7 - 9.2 x 2.4 x 2.7 Depending on size and layout 6.1 x 4.7 - 11.1 x 7.1 Airstar blow moulder footprint starting from 10 x 10 x 5,5 6. Special features (short description/keywords) Compact frame, ergonomic and functional design, simplifying running, cleaning and maintenance, new preform-heating module. Oval, complex shapes 5 gallon bottles, 30l keg Double cavity mould on bottles with d73mm InnoPET Silent TipTainerefficient noise and preform protection; SpeedLoc-fast mould change over system; NIR heating technology; external  preform dedusting. Airstar:asepticblowmoulder equipment, it isan integralpartof theABFsystem; theABF isa fully asepticblow-fill-caprotarysystem combininganasepticblowmouldingmodulewithanasepticfiller andasepticcappermodules.","@ID":25},

"TRADE SHOW REVIEW 29 1.5l PET bottle for highly carbonated drinks bottles. In addition to weight reduction (light-weighting), the most important variable is the use of rPET in improving the eco-balance. As a member of the RAL Quality Assurance Associations, the firm Alpla has put the words “ecologically sustainable” on its banners. Environmental awareness and the use of renewable energies as well as low use of materials and minimising transport are some of the factors with which the company works. Mr Tomas Hromjak summarises: “At Alpla, sustainability means integrating into the business and core strategy, social, ecological and ethical concerns as well as human rights issues. The ultimate goal is a resource-efficient production without losses of water and material, with the help of renewable energies and with sustainable and recyclable materials all coming together in a friendly work environment.” The forum on ecological further development of PET drinks packaging was a complete success. Andreas Normann: „As the word spread of our initiative at the BrauBeviale, we received a lot of positive feedback, recognisable from the young and international visitors.” www.forum-pet.de www.alpla.com www.ral-guetezeichen.de www.wertstoff-pet.de Fig. 1: CO2 calculator PET bottle filling (Hansa Heemann AG / Ifeu Institut) General Functional unit 1,000l Number of packaging 667 piece Filling volume 1.5l Primary packaging Weighting bottle 28g Percentage rPET 30% Weighting closure 2.1g Weighting label 0.6g Transport Transport-distance to centre of distribution 136km Climate change -20 -10 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 28.78 PET manufacturing 7.52 Bottle production 4.88 Manufacturing of label and closure 5.00 Manufacturing of secondary and transport packaging 1.41 Filling 12.99 Distribution 4.30 Recycling primary packaging 9.36 Recycling other and disposal during 1. life time cycle 12.22 Disposal 2. life time cycle -5.14 Credit energy 1. life time cycle -6.71 Credit energy 2. life time cycle -11.86 Credit secondary material 62.74 Net result","@ID":31},

"PETnews 6 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 17    No. 12/16    petpla.net WikiPETia.info New contents at wikipetia.info Growth of PET collection and recycling in Europe With over 1.8 million tonnes of collected and recycled PET bottles, the 2015 European PET collection and recycling volumes have increased by 5% compared to 2014. This means that nearly 59% of all bottles placed in the European market have been collected for recycling in 2015, outlining an increase of 2% points compared to the 2014 collection rate. These conclusions come from the annual PCI Wood Mackenzie report on post-consumer PET collection and recycling in Europe, which has been recently published. The survey results not only reveal the success of PET collection and recycling in Europe, but also the challenges and future work the PET industry is facing. “Continuously trying to improve the growth rates in collection demonstrates the need to increase consumer awareness of and involvement in recycling, as well as improvement in collection systems and action by many Member States,” states Helen McGeough, Senior Consultant responsible for the area of recycling and sustainability in PCI Wood Mackenzie. “The value of these resources needs promoting across society, from consumer to government, to ensure it is treated in the right way throughout its life and beyond.” The report further clearly outlines the need for an improved collection and sorting system throughout Europe. “Clear bottles accounted for less than 15% of the stream, continuing the downward trend for clear bales in the total share of the available stream and highlighting the need for greater expenditure in sorting activities. The process loss rate is on an upward trend, this rising rate equates to a mounting cost to the industry and backs the calls by the industry for improved collection within the Circular Economy proposals,” explains McGeough, as reported in the study. Referring to the recycling in- and output, the report reveals a strong growth in 2015, with the average operating rate improving over 2014. The trend in the trade of bales also went in favour of the domestic reclamation industry in 2015. As an outlook, the report concludes that the volume collected by 2020 will reach over 2 million metric tonnes, with an expected average collection rate of over 60%. The complete report is available through PCI Wood Mackenzie. The results will be also discussed during the Petcore Europe Conference 2017 “PET 2020” taking place in Brussels on February 1, 2017. www.petcore-europe.org Amcor Rigid Plastics completes acquisition of Sonoco’s Global Plastics blow moulding business Amcor Rigid Plastics has completed the acquisition of Sonoco’s Global Plastics blow moulding business in North America. The closing of the Sonoco acquisition comes two months after Amcor Rigid Plastics first announced the agreement on September 2, 2016. The deal was finalised after Amcor Rigid Plastics and Sonoco secured approval from all key regulatory bodies. Amcor Rigid Plastics intends to strengthen their customer value proposition in the pharmaceutical, personal care and speciality food segments with this acquisition as well as to enhance and expand the position with additional multi-material processing, decorating capabilities, and complementary extrusion and blow moulding assets. The acquisition will increase Amcor Rigid Plastics’ workforce by an additional 850 employees and expand the company’s operational footprint with an additional six plants in the U.S. and one in Canada. The seven plants manufacture custom rigid plastic bottles, jars, overcaps, and closures for the food, beverage, health and beauty and personal care markets. www.amcor.com Avery Dennison helps Coca-Cola European Partners to recycle 70t/a of PET waste Avery Dennison has collaborated with partners throughout the supply chain namely Viridor and PET UK, to help CocaCola European Partners (CCEP) reduce waste, costs, and the carbon footprint of Smartwater production in the United Kingdom. According to Joe Franses, Director of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability at Coca-Cola European Partners, “This example shows how we can turn the crisis of resources into a business opportunity through close collaboration across the value chain. Businesses which can be truly innovative with the products and services they provide, optimising the resources they use and encouraging consumers to do the same, have the potential to transform our economy.” Xander van der Vlies, Sustainability Director for Avery Dennison Materials Group Europe, said that CCEP wanted to further improve Smartwater production in line with its focus on recycling, sustainability and creating a circular economy. More than 50 million bottles of Smartwater were produced in 2015. The PET liners used (carrying the self-adhesive labels before dispensing) generated more than 40t of waste in that year, costing around $10,600 in disposal/handling costs. Under the new recycling scheme, PET UK shreds and extrudes the waste PET liner and then produces a material suitable for making new items such as PET staple fibre, strapping or thermoformable sheets. There will also be significant savings in CO 2 emissions - around 180-200t in 2016. Van der Vlies noted that creating awareness on PET recycling will continue, “Since we launched this initiative with PET UK in 2014, we have signed up many wine, spirits, beer, and beverage brands. Avery Dennison has set an ambitious sustainability goal for 2025 of eliminating 70% of liner waste from the industry value chain.” www.averydennison.com","@ID":8},

"NEWS 7 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 17    No. 12/16    petpla.net A NONCOLOUR TECHNOLOGY Cooperation between KHS and the Liquiform Group With immediate effect KHS is to cooperate with the Liquiform Group by contributing its own patents to the development of innovative moulding and filling manufacturing technology, a technique which combines two previously separate processes. The two companies have now signed a licence agreement to this effect. With their cooperation they hope to achieve a breakthrough for the new Liquiform moulding and filling manufacturing technology which in the long term is to supersede the conventional stretch blow moulding process. The KHS Group has been doing its own research into this combined technology for many years now and will contribute some of its expertise to the project. At the time of writing, beverage producers who wish to fill PET bottles first have to manufacture bottles from preforms in a stretch blow moulding process using compressed air. The blown containers are then filled with beverage at a second stage in the proceedings. Liquiform technology permits bottles to be made and filled in one single operation. To this end, the liquid to be bottled is used during filling to shape the receptacle. The new technology is currently at an advanced stage in its development. www.khs.com This was BrauBeviale 2016 BrauBeviale has now closed and is entering its scheduled one-year break before returning in 2018. Almost 38,000 trade visitors, over 16,000 of them international, informed themselves at this year’s investment goods fair for the beverage industry. The trade visitors from abroad mainly came from Italy, the Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Russia, Poland and Great Britain. The 1,118 exhibitors included regular guests and newcomers, world market-leaders and small and medium-sized companies. 52 nations were represented on the exhibitors’ side, in particular companies from Germany, Italy, Great Britain, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and Austria. They presented everything connected with the process chain: raw materials, technologies, logistics and marketing. Creative beverage culture was the trend theme on the exhibition stands and in the supporting programme. This included the first Export Forum German Beer, PET@BrauBeviale with important impulses in the beverage packaging sector and the “Creative beverage culture” trend theme, tasting sessions in the Craft Beer Corner as well as the European Beer Star 2016 competition. While BrauBeviale, Nuremberg, will be taking its scheduled break next year, three Beviale family events abroad will be held on the following dates:  Beviale Moscow, February 28 - March 2, 2017, Moscow  Craft Beer China, May 17-19, 2017, Shanghai  Craft Beer Italy, November 22-23, 2017, Milan BrauBeviale in Nuremberg will open again from November 13-15, 2018. www.braubeviale.de","@ID":9},

"TRADE SHOW REVIEW 34 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 17    No. 12/16    petpla.net Continued product development Moretto, very well known for automation technology for the plastics processing industry, displayed several solutions at the K 2016: the new Moisture Meter, a resin moisture analyser, the XD 12, a high performance mini-dryer and the DGM, a continuous batch gravimetric dosing unit. “K show 2016 was our most successful K show to date,” reported Benjamin Sutch, Chief Marketing Officer, “and we welcomed a record number of visitors to our booths. We were very excited at the positive response our Moisture Meter technology received and the tremendous interest from customers in exploring it further.” Moisture Meter, a resin moisture analyser The Moisture Meter project was started at Moretto six years ago and is the culmination of the cooperation between two universities and an independent research laboratory. Trial applications, at Moretto customer sites, have been running for over a year and have contributed to continued product development. With this instrument it is possible to certify the production of plastic parts and when installed directly on the processing machine, measures the actual moisture content of the plastic granules. No calibration is required, it is only necessary to select the polymer to be treated, from an included materials database, and Moisture Meter will continuously control the process with sampling every 10s. It represents the missing link in the overall drying process. Complementing this instrument is also the facility for on-demand analysis to produce reports on production data by hour, minute, or, in the case of single cavity mould production, a report for every printed piece. The instrument comes equipped with Ethernet, USB, RS485 communication ports and is compatible with the Moretto Mowis monitoring system. With the Moisture Meter Plus upgrade it is possible to control the dryer performance by comparing the humidity from the initial part of the process to the end and automatically adjusting the dryer parameters to ensure optimal drying. This concept creates a closed loop connecting the material, dryer, process quality, and plastic processing machine, resulting in a condition that leads straight towards Industry 4.0. XD12 Mini dryer Moretto has a broad range of dryers available on the market including the Xmax range, the largest constant performance drying systems. Today the company, with over 10,000 Dry-Air mini dryers sold, is expanding the number of these machines equipped with a mini turbocharger and zeolite technology. Similar to Xmax, the XD12 mini dryer has an integrated turbocharger, developed in-house, capable of generating the required air flow with a consumption of only 60W. The product, which guarantees consistent performance is equipped with features including: dew point equaliser; variable adaptive airflow; double turbine (process and regeneration); and a colour touch view control. The XD12 mini dryer represents a high performance mini dryer suitable for low production and processing of techno-polymers. Gravimetric continuous batch After 16 years since the first DGM gravimetric dosing units were first produced, Moretto now announces its latest innovation. With more than 12,000 machines sold worldwide several new innovations have been implemented to make the machine more functional and precise. The beating heart of these systems, the traditional double eyelid shutter, is unchanged, featuring 25 milliseconds per batch, which is 10 times faster than the most accredited competitors offering significant visibility to the operating process. The DGM machine, which has a redesigned chassis, has four opening sides, featuring four transparent panels that provide unique visibility to the dosing process. The internal parts of the machine are illuminated with multicolour LED lighting with four different colours to signal the machine operating status. The inclined mixer offers precision mixing and emptying without stagnation. In addition, the mixer is weighed on a double load cell to ensure precise weighing and with the included totaliser function the possibility to report the actual consumption. This feature allows for real-time indication of material consumption and transformation. With these innovations the Moretto DGM series of dosing units stand ready to undergo the most intensive applications. www.moretto.com Martina Hirschmann, Media Consultant PETplanet Insider and Benjamin Sutch, Chief Marketing Officer of Moretto inside the Moretto in Motion lorry.","@ID":36},

"MATERIAL / RECYCLING 16 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 17    No. 12/16    petpla.net 12th International Recycled Polyester and PET Packaging Conference, China The pressure of low crude oil and virgin PET prices by Dr. Ulrich Thiele, Co-organiser Yu Zheng, Sales Engineer, Sorema div. of Previero N. Srl. This summary captures highlights of the two day Recycled Polyester and PET Packaging Conference which took place September 21 – 23 in Shanghai, China. Despite the pressure of low crude oil and virgin PET prices on the polyester recycling industry, the 280 participants and exhibition visitors from China and abroad demonstrated their ongoing interest. As in 2015 the issue PET packaging enriched the whole rPET policy group with raw material sources and applications. The conference programme tackled three main topics: economy & market, process & equipment and processing & application. Of particular interest within the first topic “economy & market” was the contribution of Lin Shidong, Secretary General, Recycled Fiber Commission of CCFA. He described the current state of polyester recycling industry in China which is suffering from declining operational rates (61.4% in 2010 to 56.5% in 2015) of a large number of nonstandard small companies. Another criticism was the constant high rate of imported waste of about 40% or 2.02.2mio t/a. As a consequence of this he expressed the need for a government policy to increase efforts in the recycling of polyester textile waste and further improvements in waste collection systems and infrastructure. The presentations of the PET Packaging Conference in particular, gave a detailed view of economic environment. Hou Hui, Senior Economist of the Economic and Technology Research Center of Sinopec described in his presentation “Outlook for global petroleum market in 2017” the current dilemma of low oil prices and the ongoing economic restructuring in China. His comprehensive economic analysis included a look back at the history of the global economy as looking at forecasts for the future. Based on detailed market information the paper “Polyester Market 2016: Review and Perspective” was presented by Zhao Cheng, Dpt. Manager of Information at CCFEI. The analysis contained the 2016 market development of PX, PTA, MEG and polyester as well as the expectations for the immediate future. A new tool to organise and improve industrial processes was introduced by Chen Qinghua, President of Shanghai DataCVG Co. Ltd. with his presentation “We Support rPET Industry with Big Data”. This project underlined the need to first of all implement systems and hard-ware that are then able to generate, collect and process “Big Data”. This is particularly important for all new investments in the industry. The second topic “process & equipment” was dominated by machinery and process providers from Europe. Axel Hannemann, Head of Business Unit Fibers and Pellets at Gneuss Kunststofftechnik GmbH introduced their latest development: a reactor system dedicated to lift up polymer intrinsic viscosity especially useful for the recycling of PET fibre waste. An interesting approach to increase the economy of the flake production process was provided by Yu Zheng, Sales Engineer, Sorema div. at Previero N. Srl. A new development in this process is that the by-products of flake washing lines like fines, cups and labels, coloured flakes, thermoforms and skeletons which are normally disposed of as waste for incineration or land fill are converted into useful plastic compounds. Andreas Christel, Director Process Technology of Polymetrix AG","@ID":18},

"COLOURANTS / ADDITIVES 9 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 17    No. 12/16    petpla.net COLOURANTS / ADDITIVES 9 • 28mm, 33mm and 38mm screw closures • Robust and trouble free capping • Established DoubleSeal™ technology -  for secure sealing performance -  for better protection against micro-organisms • Slit FLEXBAND® band technology for enhanced tamper evidence • O 2 barrier and scavenging options for screw flat caps supporting longer shelf life and fresher taste • Sports closures for aseptic filling and hot filling without aluminum foil • Special closures for syrups and carton packaging Unique range of screw and sports closures designed for cold fill and aseptic application BERICAP Technology for juices, RTD teas, health drinks www.bericap.com Polyone introduces Impress colour concentrates with high gloss metallic effect A packaging that dazzles During this year’s K show, Polyone unveiled new Impress colour concentrates designed to enhance PET packaging with an ultra-glossy metallic effect. This technology enables packaging manufacturers to create unlimited combinations of colour and gloss for packaging with a brilliant, attention-grabbing appearance. Target markets are the beverages, personal care and consumer goods industries. Colourful packaging is widely used in the beverage and personal care sectors to make products stand out on shelves. “With new Impress colour concentrates, packaging manufacturers now have an outstanding option for winning consumer attention at the point-of-sale and can vary the amount of colourant and package wall thickness to create endless possibilities. In addition, these concentrates are easy to process in the polymers most commonly selected for packaging,” said Christoph Palm, vice president, general manager Color and Additives EMEA & India for Polyone. Impress metallic effect colour concentrates are formulated using an additive that adds value in terms of an ultra-glossy appearance to packaging made with semi-crystalline polymers such as PET. The additive creates tiny bubbles inside the semi-crystalline resins which, when stretched during blow moulding, reflect light and shine for a high-gloss, metallic appearance. These new formulations can be processed on standard injection stretch blow moulding machinery. Internal testing has shown that packaging manufactured with Impress colour concentrates does not have flow lines, according to Polyone. With other metallic effect additives, these lines can appear on the surface of the part where molten plastic flow fronts meet during processing. Gary Fielding, global marketing director, Color & Additives at Polyone points out that the intention was to offer an easy-to-implement solution that creates fancy effects. Both liquid and solid forms of these high gloss metallic effect colourants are available. www.polyone.com VI ES PETadditives","@ID":11},

"COLOURANTS / ADDITIVES 12 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 17    No. 12/16    petpla.net Light barriers for PET bottles and containers Functionality linked to aesthetics Light protection is a must-have feature for nearly all processors of transparent PET bottles – especially those made to hold light-sensitive ingredients, such as vitamins, certain proteins, medications, or food and beverage natural ingredient enhancers. The challenge has always been how to successfully balance cost-in-use without sacrificing final product integrity – all while keeping the best possible aesthetics and packaging communication for consumers. Achieving this delicate balance is something Sukano’s product line of ultimate light barrier technology aims to address. masterbatch formulation to a specific packaging shelf life requirement. The formulas can also be adapted for regulatory approval for use in direct food contact applications. Sukano provides this in-house knowledge and service to its partners. All formulated products come with certified and validated technical data. This allows customers to pre-select a starting point, providing both improved accuracy and speed to market. Light barriers developed by the company allow for the creation and development of highly bright colour shades and whites – while at the same time protecting packaging contents at conventional sensitive wavelengths of 550nm, with a transmission rate below 0.05%, as well as protecting those above 700nm. The company claims that its use of a proprietary reheating agent in its formulations can help reduce scrap rates in bottle blowing processing. Increased production output and energy savings are also claimed, as well the possibility of increasing rPET content in the final packaging. Masterbatches are customised for different resin types by using a selection of suitable polymer carriers, as well as adapting the pellet size from standard distribution to small particles or even micro pellets as needed. Sukano light barrier masterbatches are formulated with these variables in mind, helping to make all these issues disappear. The company has over 30 years’ expertise in polyester resins, and claims to be able to offer products that provide high levels of brightness, shades and protection without compromising the short cycle times and product integrity demanded by the industry. Recently, the company has invested in UV-vis/NIR testing equipment to validate performance claims for their products. This is intended to help define and quantify light protection in different wavelengths from UV to visual to IR, according to the end use application. This testing technology is available at the Global R&D Center in Switzerland. www.sukano.com PETadditives Packaged goods requiring light barrier protection pose additional processing challenges to plastics convertors. Understanding the industry’s needs in-depth is what enables Sukano to formulate its masterbatches to meet the requirements of each specific core sensitive item packed. This also allows processors to run production on the conventional path and generate a continuous output producing homogeneous and specified parts. The company has in-house specialists dedicated to white masterbatch formulations and applications in PET. They are equipped with UV-vis/NIR equipment, including integrated spheres. These enable them to customise each","@ID":14},

"TRADE SHOW PREVIEW 18 PETplanet insider    Vol. 17    No. 12/16    petpla.net From South Africa to China to India Drinktec overseas trade fairs 2016 by Kay Barton After more than 20 years at its Beijing location, the China Brew China Beverage (CBB) took place at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre (SNIEC) in Shanghai for the first time this year. Over 53,000 visitors came to find out more about technologies and trends in the sector from around 800 national and international exhibitors. The impression given by the event at its new setting was deemed to be positive and supports the decision to relocate to Shanghai and the modern exhibition centre. Of the 81,000m2 of space, 23,000m2 was occupied by 265 international companies. Messe München (Munich Trade Fair) and its subsidiary Messe München Shanghai (MM Shanghai) organising the international exhibitors area. PETplanet: Mr Kosak, it’s great that you’ve found the time for a brief discussion and low-down at this busy trade fair. In terms of your job, how have you found the year 2016 so far? Kosak: 2016 is certainly a challenge because of the three trade fairs that take place in quick succession between September and December: fdt, CBB and dti. Without an efficient team in Munich and on site - Johannesburg, Shanghai and Mumbai - these events wouldn’t be possible. PETplanet: Participants appear to have been impressed by CBB’s new location. Tell us more about the background and reasons for the move from Beijing to Shanghai. Kosak: The trade fair was held in Beijing from 1995 to 2014. The decision to relocate to Shanghai – especially after such a long time in one place – was understandably considered a brave step by Beijing Zhongqing Heli International Exhibition, our local trade fair partner. Because of its location and its role as a hub for Asia, Shanghai offers far more opportunities and potential, to both local and international exhibitors. PETplanet: Is it not true that when it comes to planning and holding such an event, the organisers need to have good intercultural skills? Kosak: The event’s success is ultimately due to the excellent collaboration between our two teams: Messe München and Messe München Shanghai. I can also say that our colleagues in China have become our friends and that both organisations have merged successfully together. PETplanet: How have your persuasive efforts been rewarded, here and now? Kosak: We have seen clear growth at this year’s CBB. One thing we have achieved is that 1/4 of the total space of CBB is occupied by international exhibitors. And that´s the part we are responsible for. So I think we did a great job in 2016. PETplanet: How have your exhibitors responded to the new environment, now that you have been able to gather your first experiences on site? Kosak: Everyone with whom we have spoken is happy! The logistics, in particular, have been found to be better than in Beijing. Everything has gone excellently. And this is the same as the feedback that we’ve had from both our international exhibitors as well as the Chinese companies who are exhibiting here. The stand concepts, primarily those of the local exhibitors, reflect the importance of We were visited at the PETplanet stand by Markus Kosak who was, as exhibition director for foreign trade fairs for the beverage technology at Messe München, together with the Messe München Shanghai subsidiary, in charge to organise the international part of the CBB show. He has become something of a key fixture at Messe München where he has now been working for 11 years. Kosak first became visible in 2007 as part of the team for Drinktec 2009, the worlds leading trade fair for the beverage and liquid food industry. He had his first contact with CBB in Beijing in 2010; in 2012 he was appointed Exhibition Manager and was made responsible for CBB. He was part of the Drinktec team in 2013 but then moved over completely into foreign trade fairs. In 2014 he managed both the debut of food & drink technology Africa (fdt) in Johannesburg as well as CBB and was appointed Exhibition Director for foreign trade fairs at the start of 2015. Now Markus Kosak manages CBB and fdt, as well as drink technology India (dti) which takes place every two years and will be running this year from December 15-17 in Mumbai. PETplanet will act as partner in the organisation of the Exhibitor Forum and the Round Table Talks during which the sector is discussed. Markus Kosak, Project Manager overseas drinktec trade fairs","@ID":20},

"36 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 17    No. 12/16    petpla.net BOTTLES PETbottles Beverage + Liquid Food PROCESS PILOT® makes producing a better PET bottle as easy as 2 3 1 MEASURE CONTROL OPTIMIZE every bottle for changes in material distribution process variation, inside the blowmolder material utilization and orientation to achieve maximum bottle performance CONTACT US TODAY TO LEARN MORE! AGRINTL.COM | +1.724.482.2163 | SALES@AGRINTL.COM Smoothie without bananas In Germany, Innocent Deutschland GmbH from Munich is selling the Super Smoothie Uplift, the first Innocent Smoothie to be made without bananas. The smoothie contains red and white grape juice, raspberry, blueberry and pear puree, plus acerola and linseed with Vitamins C, B2, B3, B6 and E. The container for 750ml of the smoothies is a clear, rectangular bottle which in shape reminds one of the smaller Innocent swwwmoothie bottles. A slightly curved all-round paper label on the front explains the ingredients and how to use the product. The bottle is closed by a screw cap with a tamper-evident band. www.innocentdrinks.de Späte Ernte (late harvest) from Valensina in the fridge section Späte Ernte: these are various 100% fruits from Valensina garnered from a late harvest benefiting from the last of the summer sun. The late harvest and the fruit composition produce a product low in acid, which is more digestible for sensitive consumers. The juices are produced carefully and cooled uninterruptedly, in order to guarantee the best quality. The container is a 750ml long-neck bottle free of levies, with a brand-typical shape, diamond-shaped embossing and several brand logos. A non-label-look sleeve label around the middle and screw cap with a first opening safety device and a fresh seal round off the product appearance. www.valensina.de Olive oil in PET In the USA, Pompeian Inc. sells 473ml/16fl.oz (1Pt) of “Extra Virgin Olive Oil First Cold Pressed” in a green coloured PET bottle, which at first glance does not look any different from a glass bottle. The sides have grooves for a safe grip. The brand lettering is embossed in these grooves. The closing device is fitted with inwardpointing fingers to simplify accurate dosage and to improve drop formation on the edge. Bottle, closing device and two high-value self-adhesive labels exhibit a premium appearance on the shop shelf. www.pompeian.com","@ID":38},

"TRADE SHOW REVIEW 28 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 17    No. 12/16    petpla.net KHS develops lightweight 0.5l PET bottle for beer and malt beer Same bottle, but lighter At the behest of a major German brewery, the systems supplier of filling and packaging technology KHS GmbH has developed the lightest 0.5l PET beer bottle in the company’s history to date. Thanks to the lightweighting expertise in the KHS Bottles & Shapes program, in the future bottles for beer and malt beer can be produced more cost effectively while saving resources. Here, KHS kept to its remit of not changing the bottle design. On the occasion of Brau Beviale, KHS presented the finished PET bottle which is, according to the company, not only of the highest quality but also much lighter than its predecessor. Despite the lower use of resources the lightweight PET bottles is said to boast undiminished high stability. “In order to achieve these optimum weight properties we exploit the concentrated expertise in our Bottles & Shapes program. This allows us to save on materials in both the bottle body and thread,” explains Christian Rommel, project engineer for Bottles & Shapes, when talking about the design process. KHS has made the neck ring much smaller and reduced the wall thickness in the neck and thread. Optimising the thread has not affected the fitting accuracy and sealing properties of the standard PCO 1881 closures – in accordance with customer specifications. The processability on the existing line has also in comprehensive laboratory and production tests. Bottles & Shapes program The development of the bottle took place in the context of the KHS Bottles & Shapes program. This is an all-round bottle design service which starts with design options and ends with a readyfor-production bottle. The program includes the stages of design and marketing, material selection, barrier and filling requirements, preform design, CAD and FEM-supported construction, development of the blow mould, laboratory testing, process control as well as material savings. www.khs.com not been impaired. KHS has now cut down the weight of the brewery’s previous 0.5l PET beer bottle by 1.6g to just 20.9g. On the malt beer PET bottles for filling, which have to be able to cope with a higher internal pressure as the malt beer is pasteurised, KHS was able to save 1.5g. The weight of this bottle thus dropped from 24g to 22.5g. The weight-optimised bottles were extensively tested according to the given specifications Weight-optimised beer PET bottle, weighing 20.9g. MHT MOLD & HOTRUNNER TECHNOLOGY AG Your Machine - Our Solution 1996-2016 20YEARS Mumbai, Dec 15-17 Booth 1-F38","@ID":32},

"MATERIAL / RECYCLING 17 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 17    No. 12/16    petpla.net Wolfgang Stanek, GM Assistant at Taicing NGR Co. Ltd. reported on the progress in applications of NGR´s melt polycondensation process particularly in sheet and tray production. Kurt Pichelmann, Sales Manager Erema Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen GmbH provided an update about the wellknown Erema recycling process with special attention to the recycling of PET fibre waste. Andreas Christel, Director of Process Technology at Polymetrix AG reminded the public about the latest technology for bottleto-bottle recycling. This technology, for the time being underestimated and underdeveloped in the country with the world’s largest polyester producers, could be the basis of hightech polyester recycling. One new feature of Polymetrix is called the EcoBlend process where PET melted down recycled flakes is introduced prior to the melt polycondensation reactor to state of the art PET bottle lines. The third topic of the conference “processing & application” included a variety of presentations. Mao-Yuan Chiu from Fare Eastern New Century Corp. (FENC) introduced “Value Added Products of Sustainable Polyester”. Large production units of highly purified PET bottle flakes allow FENC to produce a wide variety of high quality textile and film products based on 100% r-PET. Alexander Buechler, Executive Director of PETplanet Insider talked about his personal experiences during “The China Road Show” tour. Driving by mobile home across China and visiting most of the market participants of PET packaging from mould makers, preform-, bottle- and cap makers to the beverage companies themselves, Alexander Buechler gained a deep insight into the state of China´s beverage and packaging industry. Similar to the general economic trend the growth rates of beverages and packaging are approaching the new norm of an annual growth rate of about 5%. Those that gain from the situation are the mould makers: cut-throat competition amongst the bottlers calls for new designs, new caps and therefore new moulds are constantly required. www.polyester-technology.com Alexander Büchler, Managing Director of PETplanet Insider Connecting Global Competence World’s Leading Trade Fair for the Beverage and Liquid Food Industry Processing + Filling + Packaging + Marketing September 11–15, 2017 Messe München, Germany, drinktec.com Fresh. Different. Personal. Take your business to the next level. In talks with experts from over 180countries. Explore ideas, innovations and investment at the No. 1global communication platform. Welcome to drinktec, the leading trade fair for the international beverage and liquid food industry. drinktec. Go with the flow. Follow us: Get your ticket now! drinktec.com/tickets","@ID":19},