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"TRADE SHOW PREVIEW PETplanet Insider    Vol. 18    No. 0/17    petpla.net 49 iQ weight control sold more than 1,500 times Smart machine Hall A5 | Booth 5204 Engel Industry 4.0 has arrived in the injection moulding industry. With production cells becoming more and more complex due to increasing process integration and automation, steering and controlling them must become that much more simple and intuitive. This is an important goal in the smart machine area. Self-adapting assistance systems play a decisive role in this. They increase process consistency and quality without requiring the machine operator to acquire special expertise. To demonstrate the functionality of these solutions, Engel will be producing inject 4.0 logos on an Engel emotion 80 TL injection moulding machine at its booth. The CC300 machine control is capable of simulating process fluctuations; the automatic readjustments by the intelligent assistance systems can then be tracked on the display of the machine. While iQ weight control maintains consistent injected melt volume throughout the entire injection moulding process, iQ clamp control monitors the mould breathing in order to calculate and automatically adjust the optimal clamping force. iQ weight control was the first of the Engel iQ systems to enter the market five years ago. Initially, the software was only available for injection moulding machines with electric injection units, but now hydraulic machines can also be equipped with iQ weight control. www.engelglobal.com","@ID":51},

"TRADE SHOW PREVIEW PETplanet Insider    Vol. 18    No. 10/17    petpla.net 51 A smart factory concept Five days to share with visitors and customers the latest developments and to demonstrate Moretto’s guiding principles passion, reliability, responsibility and innovation which identify the company’s activity: Technological products designed and manufactured totally in house, offering customers bespoke solutions from initial planning to final production, to the sale, and to the after-sales support in order to guarantee the maximum advantage on the investment made. The exposition will be an occasion to present the evolution of the Moretto 4.0 project, a smart factory concept that sees machines interconnected with each other and with ERP management software that can capture large masses of data from the production processes, process and share them to achieve higher levels of efficiency. A factory that can automatically adapt output to market needs, anticipate breaks or stop machines, and provide remote control in real time. The products and the solutions of the Moretto 4.0 project include all these features, emphasising the strength of the company in providing customised manufacturing, ready to face the challenge of transforming what is currently a fragmented sector into an interconnected supply chain model. The Moretto 4.0 project involved all the product lines: Feeding 4.0 One Wire 6, Dolphin and Kruisekontrol transportation systems. From the arrival of material these products handle the entire conveying process integrating seamlessly with business management systems and providing solutions that independently manage all parameters. Kruisekontrol is the Moretto patented system for the automatic control of the speed in conveying system. It is claimed to be able to optimise all the parameters involved, adapting them to the characteristics of every single material regardless of the distance to be covered or of the quantity of material to be transported. Speed peaks elimination There are two critical points in the transport cycle: the first at the beginning with an empty pipeline where the granule has a strong acceleration and the second in the cleaning phase of the pipe, due to the granule’s accelerated motion at the time of the opening of the valve for the transport cleaning. Kruisekontrol eliminates these problems by controlling and maintaining the granules at a constant speed, says Moretto. The right speed for each material Kruisekontrol includes 40 profiles of standard materials with predefined transport characteristics and a further 40 customised profiles. The user simply has to select the type of material and the appropriate machine, all the rest is automatic. The speed control is assured by an integrated suction unit that adjusts the granule’s speed inside the pipes. No more angel hair, dust, pipes wear or polymer stress The collateral effects of a conventional conveying system, taking into account the variables of a standard system and the speed peaks, are the generation of angel hair, pipe wear, polymer stress and dust. Kruisekontrol automatically eliminates these problems by managing the transport phases and levelling the speed peaks assuring an optimal treatment of the materials and increasing the quality level of the moulded product. Touch view control A touch view control with object oriented programming: The user has to choose the material type and the machine to be fed; and Kruisekontrol manages the process automatically. Drying 4.0 X Max dryer, Flowmatik and Moisture Meter: Together these products are intended to ensure that the polymer treatment is completely under control, a closed loop that guarantees a tangible quality, and above all, thanks to Moisture Meter, in a certifiable quality. www.moretto.com Hall B3 | Booth 3208 Moretto","@ID":53},

"BOTTLING / FILLING 29 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 18 manufacture.” Eckes-Granini was, in 2006, the first in the fruit juice sector to go to market with Plasmax and it is pioneering again. The first InnoPET FreshSafe block from KHS went into operation at its plant last year, the system comprising a stretch blow moulder and a Plasmax coating machine. “Blocking makes two efficient machines better and more economical,” says Andreas Klages from KHS. “Doing away with about 60 metres of air conveyor eliminates a potentially maintenance-intensive source of disruption. The block’s compact, spacesaving layout makes it more operator friendly.” The stretch blow moulding and coating machines are linked by a transfer module where the blowmoulded bottles are cooled before they are given their glass coating. Blocking and consistent neck handling, where the bottles are held by the neck until they have been coated, make for a fully controlled process. The InnoPET FreshSafe block produces and coats up to 36,000bph in sizes from 500ml to 1.5l. Long-lasting collaboration “We enjoy a very close and trusting partnership with Eckes-Granini which goes back many years,” says Bernd-Thomas Kempa, head of Barrier Technology Global Account Management at KHS Corpoplast. “Since 2003 – since taking our first steps with glass coating – we’ve compared notes on how to provide optimum product and quality protection for sensitive juices and soft drinks.” In looking for what’s best for its products, Eckes-Granini abandoned all constraints and was subsequently totally receptive to new developments and processes. Bernd-Thomas Kempa, head of Barrier Technology Global Account Management at KHS in Hamburg","@ID":31},

"BOTTLING / FILLING PETplanet Insider    Vol. 18    No. 10/17    petpla.net 28 Plasmax coating of PET bottles protects sensitive beverages A fine distinction Filling and packaging specialist KHS and Eckes-Granini, a leading European bottler of fruit beverages, have been a team for many years in the field of sustainable protection of high-quality juices and juice beverages. A Plasmax coating machine at Eckes-Granini’s Bad Fallingbostel, Germany, plant has now been integrated with a stretch blow moulder for the first time. KHS says that its patented Plasmax coating process provides outstanding quality protection for sensitive beverages, such as fruit juice. During the process an ultra-thin, invisible layer of glass is applied to the inside of PET bottles; this forms a barrier that prevents flavours and/ or carbon dioxide from escaping and stops oxygen from penetrating the bottle, thus preventing loss of vitamins. FreshSafe PET bottles coated using the Plasmax method retain taste and freshness, same as glass bottles. The coating extends product shelf life as well. In multilayer bottles or blend solution barrier systems currently on the market, nylon or substances which react with oxygen are injected into a central layer or mixed into the plastic, for example. Plasmax-coated PET bottles offer a definitive and increasingly important advantage over traditional solutions: bottles can be fully recycled, to make new PET. Wafer-thin coating “Our wafer-thin layer of glass can be washed off and the pure PET reprocessed,” explains Andreas Klages for Barrier Technology Sales Management at KHS Corpoplast. “The recycling industry also profits from this as it only processes plastics which have been fully segregated by type and are free from contamination.” This is a significant argument for a beverage producer like the Eckes-Granini Group. The German family business, headquartered in Nieder-Olm in Germany, has revenues of around €900 million a year from sales in over 80 countries. Its premium Granini brand is well known all over the world and hohes C synonymous with top-quality orange juice in Germany. Quality is priority at Eckes-Granini, from selection of fruit and raw materials, through production to the finished product. The company places special focus on sustainability; not only in conjunction with the origin and procurement of raw materials but through the entire value chain. As well as its focus on ecological, economical and socially responsible production and logistics processes, the company also pays attention to resource-saving packaging with excellent recycling options. This is also a consumer concern. Optimum recycling properties “One of the important advantages of the FreshSafe PET bottle is that it can weigh a lot less than a multilayer variant but has at least the same if not better diffusion values, while providing correspondingly powerful product protection,” says Hermann Naumann, plant manager for Eckes-Granini in Bad Fallingbostel, Lower Saxony. “What are just as important are the recycling properties, which allow us to use up to 50% recycled PET in bottle The layout of the InnoPET FreshSafe block at Eckes-Granini’s Bad Fallingbostel site is compact and low on space. Eckes-Granini plant manager Hermann Naumann (right) and BerndThomas Kempa from KHS Corpoplast","@ID":30},

"PETplanet Insider    Vol. 18    No. 10/17    petpla.net 52 PETbottles Beverage + Liquid Food Fruit buttermilk from Aldi Aldi South is constantly extending its own brand product range to position itself as market leaders in design and packaging. The latest example is a fruit buttermilk in four different flavours. Its 18% fruit and 0.3% fat content has been produced by the Austrian company Nöm AG. It comes in an easy to handle 500g tapered white bottle and pale sleeve label, with a white screw top and tamper-proof strip. www.aldi-sued.de Pure coconut water from rio d’oro Aldi South is offering the customer a 100% coconu t wa t e r d r i nk under its rio d’oro brand. It comes in a 250ml bottle with surround label and has been p r ese r ved through pascalisation, i.e. subjecting the product to high pressure treatment. The label warns the customer of possible product discolouration that can arise during manufacturing when the drink is first opened. The bottle is secured by an opaque tamper-proof strip.","@ID":54},

"TRADE SHOW PREVIEW PETplanet Insider    Vol. 18    No. 10/17    petpla.net 50 Developments in PET sheet Gneuss systems are optimised for the challenges of PET recycling. The GneussProcessing-Unit, consisting of the Gneuss MRS extruder, rotary filtration systems and online viscometer represent the heart of the Gneuss recycling systems. Hall A6 | Booth 6501 Gneuss With the MRS Multi Rotation System, Gneuss provides a processing system which can handle a wide range of input materials with different qualities and properties. It can process 100% recycled material without pre-drying or crystallising. In addition to the unmatched devolatilisation performance of this extruder (e.g. input material with up over 1% residual moisture level) the decontamination performance is claimed to be so good, that the extruder matches EFSA and FDA requirements without restrictions or compromises. The gentle direct processing without pre-drying, crystallisation and above all without the need for frictional heat makes the processing of materials and mixtures of materials with differing melt temperatures possible and eliminates steps in the processing chain. Polymer purification takes place not only in the MRS extruder but also in the Gneuss Rotary Melt Filtration Systems which ensure a purified polymer melt, without foreign particles or specks. Gneuss has continued to develop the rotary filtration systems and introduced new generations with a host of detailed enhancements last year. The online viscometer from Gneuss completes the Gneuss-Processing-Unit. With its sophisticated control system, it ensures that the IV value of the melt matches the setpoint. The vacuum setting of the extruder is automatically adjusted to compensate for variations in the input material IV. Different IV values can be set for different applications, ensuring flexibility. PET foam – new at the Fakuma At the Fakuma, Gneuss will present its latest development in PET sheet: the manufacture of PET foam sheet. The sheet lines from Gneuss are characterised by their flexible operation with regard to the input material and the sheet manufactured. These sheet extrusion lines can be quickly and flexibly switched to foam sheet. The MRS foam sheet module enables a weight / density reduction of 50%, and this from input materials of up to 100% post consumer material, regrind, virgin or blends of these materials. With equivalent mechanical product properties, a wide range of PET foam products for food packaging can be manufactured cost efficiently. Thanks to the low shear mixing properties of the MRS extruder, both the nucleating  and the blowing agent are completely dispersed and homogenously distributed in the polymer melt. After extrusion and filtration, the polymer melt is conditioned so that it has the optimum viscosity and ductility so that material foams with the required density as it emerges from the die. www.gneuss.com","@ID":52},

"LABELLING PETplanet Insider    Vol. 18    No. 10/17    petpla.net 39 Fitzroy uses washed-up Coca-Cola labels for sustainable rum label closures A blend of waste Dutch agency Fitzroy wants to stay the course towards a cleaner world by rethinking one of the favourite ways of consuming: drinking. With their new product, Fitzroy Premium Navy Rum, they are giving people the opportunity to drink and clean the ocean at the same time: each bottle cap is a unique recycled item of washed up Coca-Cola wrappers. W W W . I N T R A V I S . C O M Label inspection at up to 50 objects per second. Optional with a 360° wraparound-control LabelWatcher® Label & Print Inspection Today. Inspection for all types of In-Mold-Labels Inspects the printed image on your products IMLWatcher® PrintWatcher® During January of 2017 the Dutch beaches of the North Sea Islands were polluted with red Coca-Cola wrappers. This was when the Amsterdam-based agency Fitzroy decided to recycle and reuse the washed up labels to create their own special blend of ‘rum-coke’, using the labels as the main ingredient for bottle caps. By melting, blending and pressing the labels collected from the Wadden beaches of the North Sea islands, they produced caps for rum bottles in a marble-like structure. Before that, the labels have to be washed, then they can be heated and pressed into a square mould. Into the final cube, an opening is cut-out after cooling. Together with recycled glass flasks, Fitzroy has created a sustainable liquor packaging. The eye-catching marble look-a-like top creates a unique and distinctive design which is intended to invite people to reuse this bottle for other purposes as well. Fitzroy Premium Navy Rum with its artful recycled label-based caps, was introduced in April 2017 and can be sourced in selected retailers. All profits will be donated to the Dutch North Sea Foundation. www.fitzroy.nl www.fromwastetowasted.nl","@ID":41},

" , / 0 Toronto New York Atlanta Orlando Chicago Denver Las Vegas Seattle Los Angeles San Francisco Vancouver Dallas New Orleans Phoenix Washington, D.C. Boston Detroit Kansas City Oklahoma City Albuquerque www.npe.petpla.net The North American Road Show Bottle Zone on tour PETplanet has successfully deployed its “Editourmobil” Road Shows across the world for seven years now. This is in addition to traditional forms of reporting; we have found that travelling by road enables deeper insights into markets; interviews with bottlers, suppliers and manufacturers can be conducted with greater flexibility, both in cities and in more rural areas. The appearance of the Editourmobil has created quite a stir in several countries - in addition to the impact of the interviews and meetings themselves. Our last tour of USA and Canada was in 2015, in 2018, the Editourmobil is to return to North America, once again! In cooperation with the NPE trade show, which takes place in Orlando, Florida, from May 7th – 11th  2018. The PETplanet team will visit a variety of locations across the USA and Canada and embark on a journey of editorial interviews from the West to the East Coast, as well as stopping off at the NPE, where PETplanet and the Editourmobil will be part of the new Bottle Zone for the first time ever, and where it will present initial reports of its visits. Make sure you’re on board with us when we set off again. Get ready for in-depth analyses of the special features and trends in the bottles and beverages sectors of North America! All aboard! March – August 2018 The worldwide round trip with","@ID":24},

"10 NEWS PETplanet Insider    Vol. 18    No. 10/17    petpla.net Best-ever result at drinktec 2017 With over 76,000 visitors from more than 170 countries, drinktec has chalked up the best-ever result in its 66-year history. The number of visitors rose by 10,000 over the previous event in 2013. In particular at the international level, the trade fair was able to grow attendance again, this time by 12%. The ratio of visitors from outside Germany thus rose to 67%. The number of exhibitors increased to 1,749 from 80 countries. That is mainly attributable to the wine technology trade fair SIMEI, which was held as part of drinktec for the first time, as well as further growth in the number of exhibitors at drinktec itself. The number of visitors from China was more than 2,000, an increase of 65%. That means China already occupies second spot in the rankings of the top 10 countries of origin for visitors - behind Italy, which likewise recorded a sharp increase thanks to SIMEI: by around 45% to 5,240 visitors. There was also a striking rise in attendance from South America. SIMEI apparently helped boost the number of visitors from Argentina to 545 (an increase of 165%). 1,100 visitors came from Brazil, a rise of 40%. France, likewise a wine country, came fourth this year with 1,800 visitors. Apart from Italy, China and France, other countries in the top ten were Russia (1,857 visitors), the UK (1,619), the U.S. (1,570), Austria (1,567), Spain (1,254) and the Netherlands (1,221). www.drinktec.com The Rapid Guide to Perfect PET Bottles “The Rapid Guide to Perfect PET Bottles” (by Ottmar Brandau) is a troubleshooting guide that should be in every operator’s toolbox or on their smartphone or tablet. Over 125 pages the author analyses 31 common defects of PET bottles and gives tips on how to solve them. These tips focus separately on both single and two-stage stretch blow moulding. After each defect an explanation gives more background into why this defect may occur to help with the understanding and further troubleshooting skills. In addition to the 31 defects there are also 7 chapters that deal with common issues in both processes for further reading and understanding. This invaluable guide has already proved itself useful in actual production conditions, and indeed many companies have ordered multiple copies or put it on their intranet. It is available exclusively at www.blowmolding.org/training/rapid_guide_pet_bottles","@ID":12},

"44 TRADE SHOW PREVIEW PETplanet Insider    Vol. 18    No. 10/17    petpla.net TRADE SHOWpreview Full house! The 25th birthday of the Fakuma international trade fair for plastics processing will be celebrated at the Friedrichshafen Exhibition Centre: some 1,700 exhibitors from 35 countries will be present in the fully booked exhibition centre on Lake Constance. Fakuma will open its doors from the 17th to the 21st of October, 2017. Launched initially in the old Friedrichshafen Exhibition Centre, Fakuma has evolved from small beginnings into the number two plastics technology trade fair in worldwide rankings, and number one in the field of plastics processing by means of injection moulding. The exhibition now covers more than 85,000m2 of overall exhibition floor space, and takes up all available exhibition halls as well as the East and West foyers. More than 40,000 industry professionals from 120 countries are expected to visit the fair. Attention will be focused on the latest technologies which promise significant benefits, as well as processes and tools for efficient plastics processing by means of injection moulding, extrusion, thermoforming and 3D printing. Erema founds Powerfil business unit With the founding of the Powerfil business unit, Erema, the manufacturer of plastics recycling systems, extends its portfolio and now also offers the proven melt filter as individual components for existing extrusion plants. Technical modifications were made to the filter systems prior to the foundation of the business unit. Erema Laserfilter for PET With the Erema Laserfilter, a continuous filter system with screen fineness of 70μm will be in operation for the first time. A gentler filtration process has been made possible by rheological optimisation of the support breaker plate, enabling a reduction of flow resistance. Inquiries for the Laserfilter, which is already established in the post-consumer field, are also increasing from customers in the PET sector. The reason for this is that the increased use of rPET in end products requires high process stability despite higher degrees of contamination at times. The Laserfilter processes input material with a degree of contamination of 1% without any difficulty. The functional principle avoids dead spaces and makes for short dwell times which in turn prevents “black spots” with PET. Thanks to the newly developed discharge unit, melt losses are reduced from the normal 1 to 2 % with piston filters down to a tenth. “At Erema it has always been clear: melt filters are a decisive component in reaching top standard material quality. With Powerfil, recyclers and producers can benefit from Erema’s 30 years of development work and upgrade their existing extrusion unit quickly and easily,” says Robert Obermayr, outlining the advantages. The new business unit will be launched on the Erema stand at the Fakuma show. www.erema.com New underwater pelletising system Maag is formed by four successful and experienced companies: Maag Pump Systems, Automatik Plastics Machinery, Gala Industries and Reduction Engineering Scheer have joined forces to help customers in plastics processing.The highlight of the Maag booth will be the new Pearlo Underwater Pelletiser: Designed to process spherical pellets for raw materials, compounds, masterbatches, engineered plastics, wood and naturally filled polymer composites, thermoplastics elastomers, hotmelt adhesives and gum bases at capacities up to 36,000kg/h. www.maag.com Hall A6 | Booth 6314 Erema Hall A6 | Booth 6202 Maag","@ID":46},

"PETplanet Insider    Vol. 18    No. 10/17    petpla.net 55 BOTTLES PETbottles Home + Personal Care Wash gel with aloe extract Garnier is promoting a new refreshing wash gel with aloe extract as part of their Skin Active range with the promise that the product consists of 96% water and natural ingredients. It does not contain parabens, silicon or synthetic dyes. The slender, light-blue coloured bottle has two labels – the front is clear and the reverse printed on the inside, and is secured with a screwed-on pump dispenser and tamper-proof strip. www.garnier.de Bubble bath for men There are many specially for men bubble bath products currently on the market to rival those for women. The German pharmacy discount store dm has introduced onto the trade shelves a limited number of bubble bath products for men under its own “Balea Men” brand called “Relaxing Zone”. The bubble bath has a woody-citrus fragrance and gently cleanses the skin in a rich foam. The shimmering blue product comes in a compact and clear 500ml bottle with a metal screw-top and surround label. www.dm.de 4 in 1 from Palmolive Colgate Palmolive is offering the customer a 4 in 1 liquid dishwashing detergent. The lemon-based formula removes stubborn food residues, dissolves fat, is gentle on the hands and absorbs odours. The distinctively shaped, clear 500ml bottle is adorned with three adhesive labels, combining a screw top and dispensing spout instead of the previously used pushpull closure. Colourful from Softlan Colgate Palmolive is offering the customer a concentrated fabric softener as part of its “Tropical Garden Paradise Sensation” range which is easily recognisable on the shelves by its colour. The manufacturers promise consumers an irresistible softness and a deep, long-lasting freshness with a fragrance of tropical flowers. The 750ml pink bottle provides enough concentrate for 27 wash loads. A screwed-on closure with dispensing function makes it easy to pour into the washing machine. A surround plastic label emphasises the exotic fragrance and includes relevant commercial information. www.colgate.ch Shampoo in a classy-looking bottle The well-known “Maui Moisture” brand has brought out a number of products in Germany, USA and Canada since the summer. The company uses natural ingredients such as aloe vera juice and coconut instead of normal water and does not use mineral oils, silicone, artificial dyes and other additives which many customers no longer want. The five different product ranges are organised in colours and come in high quality containers. The shampoos come in coloured 385ml bottles which are adorned with a three-sided adhesive label over the neck, together with an easy to open gold hinged lid and dispensing spout. www.mauimoisture.com","@ID":57},

"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 petplanet@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. 18  No. 10/17  petpla.net How often have we thought that no more bottle weight can possibly be saved? Not very. The first generation of weight saving solutions was brought about by cap designers. Easy to secure CSD and water closures, together with much lighter neck geometries, are now well established on the market. The second weight saving generation was on the bottom, regardless of whether the bottom of the preforms was trapezoidal instead of hemispherical or ring-shaped, which led to a significantly slimmed down preform. In the meantime, there have been ever increasing technological attempts to reduce wall thickness which have resulted in pouch-like bottles. These are only favoured by consumers in a few regions and then only at the lowest end of the price range. We saw the third generation of weight saving bottles at this year’s Drinktec trade fair in Munich, in particular wall thickness distribution in the main body of the bottle. Aventics suggested a controlled, pre-blowed compressed air system to ensure the preform was perfectly pre-stretched according to the bottle’s geometry. The result is that a little more material can be put into the wall from the shoulder and the bottom region, thus saving weight. Mint, Otto Hofstetter and Netstal suggested a new neck geometry below the neck ring which reduced the bottle’s wall thickness. There are small webs on the circumference to ensure the injection-moulded neck area is correctly formed. KHS and Husky adjusted the preform and stretch blow-moulding process to ensure that a 5 gram bottle could hold 500ml. However, it was Sidel who showed how 2-5% of material could be saved. Laser diodes of around 1,000nm are used in the SBM heating section. This allows the preforms to be individually heated in more than 20 finely layered zones. This enables a lot of material to be stretched into the bottle wall when blowing from the shoulder and the bottom region. Sidel demonstrated just how flexible the new process can be by stretch-blowing a wine glass at Drinktec 2017. Common to all the 3G processes is the fact that they have not yet been fully adopted for volume production by the customer. We will cover this in greater detail in the next issue. Yours, Alexander Büchler Dear friends of PETplaner Insider, Third Weight Reduction Generation F.l.t.r.: Heike Fischer, PETplanet Insider, Vincent Le Guen, VP Packaging at Sidel and Alexander Büchler, PETplanet Insider","@ID":5},

"TRADE SHOW PREVIEW PETplanet Insider    Vol. 18    No. 0/17    petpla.net 47 Engineering Excellence Efficiency at the highest level PET-LINE machines www.netstal.com The best values for cycle times and output, combined with energy savings of up to 10%: the PET-LINE sets standards in efficiency. The state-of-the-art production system for PET preforms proves its value with: – Hydromechanically driven axes – State-of-the-art valve and control engineering – A consistently increased injection unit throughput –  Innovative drive technology with energy recovery in the intermediate circuit PET-LINE – continuously further developed for maximum efficiency! Fakuma, hall A7, booth 7304 Dust becomes valuable Herbold Meckesheim’s portfolio is comprised of single machines and plants for size reducing, washing, separating, drying, and agglomerating contaminated, mixed post-consumer plastics. Special emphasis is on highperformance plants, i.e. over 3t/h for rigid plastics or over 1t/h for films which have recently seen a growing demand. Another focus is on extremely thin films that are particularly difficult to wash, separate and dry. A third key aspect is in regard to extreme contaminations, such as sand, stones and soil in agricultural film, or residual acid in battery cases. A further focus is on energy-saving recycling of PET bottles for bottle-tobottle applications. Another emphasis is on Herbold’s great experience in retrofitting, upgrading, modernising and refurbishing existing washing lines that have reached their operational limits. Many manufacturing processes produce dust and fines, which are separated from the production process and could be reclaimed. ously adjustable feeding screw into the processing zone through the centre of the fixed disc. Friction is created on and between the compacting discs, the amount of friction being determined by the distance between discs which is adjustable. Thanks to this friction, the material is heated quickly, spun off and conveyed via a central downstream blower to the secondary granulator. Since the dwell time of the material in the compacting zone is only a matter of seconds, the thermal impact on the material is minimal, which is not the case with extruders. www.herbold.com PET dust before and after compacting in a Herbold Plastcompactor Hall A6 | Booth 6511 Herbold Here some examples: Textile flock in textile finishing, fines when recycling post-consumer PET bottles, which can occur with friction washers and centrifugal dryers, fluffs arising during the recycling of bottle crates which are separated by air separation after size reduction or textiles or fibres arising when separating compound materials. Herbold Meckesheim has a different approach to solving the problem: the material is slightly compacted in the Herbold Plastcompactor and transformed into agglomerate with a high bulk density and with good flow properties. The material is processed in continuous operation, between a fixed and a rotating disc, equipped with replaceable kneading bars. The pre-granulated material is conveyed continuously from the buffer silo by means of a continu-","@ID":49},

"EDITOUR PETplanet Insider    Vol. 18    No. 10/17    petpla.net 20 Tour Sponsors: In-house PET packaging by Kay Barton The Siam Drinking Water headquarters and bottling plant is located one hour to the north of Bangkok, in the province of Pathum Thani. The same location is also home to the Titan Success plastic bottle blowmoulding business, which handles approximately 80% of the total demand for PET bottles at Siam. Under the Titan World brand name, the company operates an additional plant around 80km away, at the Siam Drink bottling company. Titan Success Co., Ltd. Pathum Thani, Thailand, June 16, 2017 We met: Mr Thawatchai Traevijitsilp, General Manager Mr Aketanach Donkongdee, Plant Manager Ms Maywanee Kongpreecha, Demark Representative “Titan Success was founded three years ago, Titan World has been going for eight years. Manufacturing on-site enables us to make considerable savings,” Mr Thawatchai explains. “We have leased our manufacturing facilities instead of building them ourselves, and no transport is necessary.” Mr Thawatchai previously worked in food packaging, before moving across to PET processing in the drinks segment. In this field, Titan uses equipment from Demark and Chumpower. At Titan Success, five Demark blowing lines are currently in use: two 12-cavity and two 6-cavity rotary blowers (R12, R6), and one linear blower (SFL6). A sixth rotary blower with 6 cavities (R6) is set for delivery at the end of June. The company’s current bottle output totals 15 million per month, made up of five designs in the 550ml, 600ml and 1.5l brackets. This includes Pepsi’s Aquafina, which is bottled on licence at Siam; its bottle design has recently been adapted in order to meet the latest standards and requirements. In addition to Siam Drinking Water and Aquafina, the company also manufactures PET water bottles for own-label Tesco products here, as well as energy drink company Carabao’s water line. The preforms for both locations and an additional 17 million bottles are manufactured each month at the Titan World plant, which also supplies a variety of brands of fruit juice and Kisan, the water bottler. Two Demark (DMK-PET 72A) preform lines, each with 72 cavities, manufacture some 21 million preforms per month, of which 13 million are 15.5g and the other eight million, 28.5g. The 14.5g preforms are purchased by the bottler from external sources. Blowmoulding takes place on two linear Chumpower (CPSPCS6000E) and two Demark linear SFL 6 blowmoulding systems. “Over the long term, we are planning to further develop our business in the fruit juice segment,” Mr Thawatchai explains. “The majority of the bottles we manufacture are small-volume. Right now, a clear trend is emerging towards everything being packaged in bottles of less than 500ml, along with an increase in the demand for mineral water.” Aquafina has recently developed a line of uncarbonated mineral water, which is now hitting shop shelves in Thailand. “We forecast a continuous increase in demand for bottled water, with a tendency towards falls in CSD consumption. Here at Siam, we are expecting to see growth of 5-10% per year,” Mr Donkongdee adds. “Since we only supply ‘our own’ two bottlers, however, we estimate our total market share for water bottles in Thailand to be less than 10%.” A new project for the company is the development of a new 1.5l bottle for a nationwide petrol station group. Titan Success currently has 50 employees and Titan World 40. In 2016, Titan Success attained a turnover of some US$ 4.3 million, while at Titan World, turnover was US$ 6.2 million. The need for cost reduction is leading the company’s drive for the implementation of a new strategy to ensure the continuing success of the business. Part of the plan is for Titan World and Titan Success to align their businesses and to develop new customers and markets, in ways that will ensure it achieves the optimum profit margin for both partners. Some of Titan’s different bottles including a new design for Aquafina","@ID":22},

"MARKET SURVEY 33 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 18    No. 10/17    petpla.net Compressors Compressors - not often in the spotlight perhaps, yet a vitally important component of PET production, and with significant potential in energy-saving. Our annual market survey takes a closer look at these unsung heroes of the PET industry, featuring five compressor manufacturers and their product range: AF Compressors - Ateliers François, ABC Compressors, Gardner Denver Ltd, Kaeser Kompressoren SE and Siad Macchine Impianti. Although the publisher has made every effort to ensure that the information in this survey is up to date, no claims are made Preforms & preform inspection Recycling plants & washing units Palletising & shrink film machinery Caps & closure systems & CC inspection Labelling & marking systems Recycling: Cutting plants Filling equipment & filling inspection Resins, additives  Compressors SBM machinery & quality inspection Gardner Denver Kaeser Kompressoren SE Siad Macchine Impianti Claybrook Drive, Redditch, B98 0DS, Great Britain www.gdhighpressure.com Mr Trevor Perry Sales Director +44 1527 8386 01 trevor.perry@gardnerdenver.com Carl-Kaeser-Str. 26, 96450 Coburg, Germany +49 9561 640 0 www.kaeser.com Mr Wolfgang Hartmann Marketing Manager +49 9561 640 252 +49 9561 640 890 wolfgang.hartmann@kaeser.de Via Canovine, 2/4 24126 Bergamo, Italy +39 035 327611 www.siadmi.com Mr Giovanni Brignoli Compressor Division, Food & Beverage Product Leader +39 035 327609 +39 035 327694 giovanni_brignoli@siad.eu VH series, WH series Sigma PETAir BS Line Vito 13 25 19 models 21 423 - 3,220 336 - 2,772 1,000 - 6,000 300 - 5,500 High pressure blowing air (up to 40 bar) Screw type Low pressure screw x Piston type High pressure piston (booster) Piston Oil-free Oil-free Lubricated Oil-free Lubricated Oil-free Yes Yes 'V' or 'W' cylinder configuration \"V\" (2 cylinder), \"W\" (3 cylinder) V V 3 1+1 2 screw + 2 booster = 4 total 3 No No No No Water Air (water option) Water Water Shaftless motor Belt drive Direct Direct drive Belt Belt drive","@ID":35},

"EDITOUR PETplanet Insider    Vol. 18    No. 10/17    petpla.net — industry, it can be concluded from estimates that the water market is growing annually by around 11-15%, the CSD market by around 7% and the beer market by around 5%. The packaging trend for water lies clearly towards small volume bottles, which culturally are often given out as a welcome gift at family festivities and get-togethers. As Laos is successively opening as a market, and thus in the long term making room for competition, the editors will continue to observe the country closely and will pass on information as soon as more is available. Get in touch with… recycling Laos As in Thailand, Laos is still in its infancy in terms of waste recycling. The fact that a majority of the population has worked in subsistence farming to date has prevented thus far the correct handling of artificially generated materials, primarily plastic bags and PET bottles. The arising domestic waste, which may contain hazardous substances alongside plastics, is traditionally burnt here, if it is not dumped somewhere in the countryside, often in rivers. Only the large cities have installed solid waste disposal sites. According to one estimate for example, only one half of the plastic waste arising in the Vientiane urban area is actually collected. The necessary financial means for the construction of a region-wide waste economy currently flow into the development plan, which aims by 2020 to raise Laos out of LDC status (Least Developed Country). So from the point of view of the government, the topic is not a high priority. But here too, the first counter-movements are arising, such as the Asia Foundation. These work with local authorities to communicate the topicality of the subject to the population, perform (pioneering) project work and also highlight the value of post-consumer waste alongside raising awareness for environmental protection.","@ID":21},

"PREFORM PRODUCTION PETplanet Insider    Vol. 18    No. 10/17    petpla.net 21 Representatives from different subject areas of the beverage industry and well-known brands attended the three-day Open House held by Sipa and Erema. The participants saw a compelling live production performance of the first PET Inline Preform system. Sipa, a leading manufacturer of PET packaging solutions from Italy, and Erema, specialists in the manufacturing of plastic recycling systems, have together developed a unique, flexible, direct processing solution to make food contact compliant inline preforms from PET flakes in a single step. One step forward to real the dream of a circular sustainable economy Teamwork always wins As announced in PETplanet Insider 9/2017 the open house event of Erema and Sipa was held on September 4 – 6, 2017 at the Sipa headquarters in Vittorio Veneto, Italy. The two companies invited their customers to demonstrate the direct processing of washed PET flakes to make food contact grade preforms live on the first PET Inline Preform system. This system will be in industrial operation next year. The pivotal product from Erema in the collaboration is Vacurema technology, which is combined with Sipa’s Xtreme preform production system. The pioneering system offers PET processors economic and ecological benefits: energy savings, lower logistics and process costs and higher profitability thanks to the direct link of the two systems eliminating all the waste of the complete process. Another unique selling proposition over conventional injection moulding is that lightweighting up to 8% is possible with the patented Xtreme preform design. “We previewed this technology at the Discovery Day 2016 and it is now ready for production. The PET Inline Preform system catches the spirit of the age and even goes one step further. There is increasing demand among customers for flexible and energy-saving processing possibilities. With this system we support them in remaining an innovative part of the ever developing plastics industry,” says Christoph Wöss, Business Development Manager for Bottle Applications at the Erema Group. Trials carried out previously on the PET Inline Preform system showed that the weight consistency, viscosity and colour values of the preforms – depending on flake quality – are on a par with those of virgin material. “We were keen to show the first PET Inline Preform System to interested Open House guests. This innovative technology makes real the dream of a circular sustainable economy with results exceeding our most optimistic expectations at the beginning of the project. The rPET preforms have quality properties and performances comparable to the injection moulded preforms made in virgin resin. We are delighted about the strong interest and so many enthusiastic participants,” explains Enrico Gribaudo, General Manager of Sipa. www.sipa.com www.erema.com Open House of Sipa and Erema (f.l.t.r.): Enrico Gribaudo, General Manager of Sipa, Anna Horecica Csiki, Product Manager PET Systems at Sipa, and Christoph Wöss, Business Development Manager at Erema Group. The PET Inline Preform system enables the flexible direct processing of PET flakes to make food contact compliant inline preforms in just one processing step. The new PET Inline Preform system combines the efficiency benefits of the proven Vacurema technology from Erema with the innovative Xtreme preform production system of Sipa.","@ID":23},

"EDITOUR PETplanet Insider    Vol. 18    No. 10/17    petpla.net 13 EDITOUR 13 ASEAN founding member suffered an economic crash in the 1970s triggered by the world economic crisis, which led to a recession in the mid-1980s and forced the country to make an economic-political U-turn. The objective was the development of an export industry, through which Thailand was to be brought back on course economically with foreign investments. From time to time, the implementation of this showered the country with sensationally quick economic growth, until the 1997 Asian and Banking Crisis caused an immense collapse in economic performance and help was called for from the IMF and the World Bank. The painful aftermath in the 2000s led to a strengthened political-economic concentration on the domestic market and the modernisation of its infrastructure. Today, Thailand’s economy demonstrates growth of around 3% thanks to business support, attractive tourism and the infrastructure. And with a forecast 3.5%, it is set to continue this stability. The export economy contributes a significant proportion of this and it can be assumed that this will continue in the long term. The services sector and industry each contribute around 45% to the national product and around 10% falls to agriculture, which has a comparatively high proportion of the workforce of almost 40%. The main products and exports are rubber, pineapple, rice and prawns. In terms of industry and its exports, the automotive market is the largest with the majority of production for Japanese manufacturers. The electronics and textile industries, as well as the chemicals sector and the production of steel are likewise significant branches. The most important trade partners are the ASEAN countries, as well as China and Japan. Laos The Lao People’s Democratic Republic is the eastern neighbour of Thailand. It is the only landlocked country in South East Asia and lies between China in the north, Myanmar and Thailand in the west, Cambodia in the south and Vietnam in the east. The majority of the country is mountainous with a highest peak over 2,800m. Its total area is around 237,000km2. Along its north-south axis, Laos measures around 1,600km, from east to west it is 400km at the widest point and around 140km at the narrowest point. In comparison to its neighbours, its longest border is with Vietnam at 2,100km. Laos is divided into 17 provinces and one prefecture. The climate is generally tropical and, like Thailand, is influenced by monsoons with dry winters and hot, damp summer months. However, temperatures vary greatly because of the altitude differences. The capital Vientiane lies directly on the border river with Thailand, the Mekong. Around 800,000 of the 7 million inhabitants","@ID":15},

"BOTTLE MAKING 24 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 18    No. 10/17    petpla.net Stretch Blow Molding, part 7 Reheat Stretch Blow Moulding Machines by Ottmar Brandau Ottmar Brandau has newly revised his book “Stretch Blow Molding”, first published by hbmedia/ PETplanet Publisher, and now re-issued in a second edition under the Elsevier imprint. PETplanet Insider is publishing extracts from successive chapters in a series of articles. Differences between rotary machines of different manufacturers Differences between rotary machines include:  The orientation of the preforms in the ovens and blowing section  The number of cam-driven movements  The shape and location of the oven section  The way the blow moulds move  The way stretch rods are driven  The operator interface  Various process options Orientation of preforms and bottles In some machines, preforms travel neck down through the ovens, in others neck up. Neck-down orientation was thought to make it easier to protect the neck from the heat of the infrared lamps and was at one time the preferred method. However, advances in neck protection through more elaborate airflow systems have removed this obstacle, and two of the three most popular machines now use the neck-up position in their machines. This has eliminated turning of preforms and bottles and has thus simplified machine layouts, leading to gains in operational efficiency. Some manufacturers of linear machines have also adopted this preform transport method, which seems to have become the standard. From a process point of view, there is no difference in the orientation of the preform during blowing and there is slight advantage in the neck-up blowing position with pneumatically operated stretch rods as they can move faster when they work with gravity, instead of against it. Movement actuation Most rotary machines have some movements driven by mechanical cams while using cylinders for other movements and vary in how these two methods of actuation are used. Cam-driven movements are more difficult to adjust but tend to be very stable without variations in speed or force. They also need little maintenance for long periods of time. Cylinderdriven movements are more flexible and operators can easily adjust them from the control panel of the machine. However, they tend to show slight variations in movement behaviour and require more frequent maintenance. Servo-driven stretch rods are now in use by some manufacturers offering consistent performance and ease of setup through the operator interface. Shape and location of oven section The trend over recent years has been to design machines that have U-shaped oven tracks. There are no ovens in the turnaround section, thus giving some extra equilibration time","@ID":26},

"LABELLING PETplanet Insider    Vol. 18    No. 10/17    petpla.net 43 LABELLING 43 Domino announces launch of K-Series white digital printer as screen replacement technology Digital printing in white Domino Digital Printing Solutions launched the new K600i White digital print module at Labelexpo Europe in September. Featuring a new state-of-the-art ink management system designed to provide high reliability while utilising a heavily pigmented UV curable white ink, the K600i White is targeted primarily at printers looking for a digital alternative to screen printing, offering instantaneous job change, minimal maintenance, variable data printing capability and eliminating the need to purchase screens. The solution is particularly intended to printing high definition white text in very small point sizes onto personal care labels and for other transparent label applications.With variable data print capability, the K600i White can also be used for promotions such as personalising with different names, places and promotional games providing a real ‘added value’ offering. It can also be readily integrated into an existing PDF workflow. “It is widely known in the print industry that there are issues surrounding white ink. The reason it can be problematic is that it is heavily pigmented. When not in use, white ink tends to settle and thicken, which for ink jet technology can cause blocked nozzles resulting in unplanned downtime and higher maintenance costs,” explains Philip Easton, Director of Domino Digital Printing Solutions. He continues: “We have solved that problem with a complete ink system redesign. By adding a new white ink tank to our K-Series printer and a new ink system which continuously mixes the white ink, we are able to maintain performance and reliable operation.” Retrofitting options This new white ink system has already been proven in the latest generation Domino N610i seven colour digital label press, and now becomes available for retrofitting on existing digital label presses and finishing lines via the release of the K600i White. The K600i White is a further development of the K600i piezo dropon-demand ink jet system and incorporates two print bars for increased ink laydown capability at higher speeds. It has an industry standard print width of 333mm (13”) and runs at a production speed of 50m/min (164 ft/min) or 75m/min (246 ft/min) in lower coverage mode. “With the ability to print high quality small font sizes in white text, the system is both a good replacement for screen printing and is substantially more versatile. Thanks to the digital print capability of the new K-Series system, there is no need for screens or manual changeovers, which significantly reduce downtime as well as costs,” says Philip. He concludes: “With this latest innovation, Domino is providing faster turnarounds, operational simplicity and overall added value, a much sought-after benefit for most label printers.” www.domino-printing.com info@hasplastik.com Tel: +90 212 695 50 00 Fax: +90 212 694 97 24 100815dmyR .com G","@ID":45},

"8 NEWS PETplanet Insider    Vol. 18    No. 10/17    petpla.net How2Recycle label Nestlé brands join 40 other companies in supporting the How2Recycle initiative, designed to keep recoverable materials out of landfills and support Municipal Recycling Facilities in making the best use of those materials. How2Recycle is the only U.S.-based standardised labelling system that communicates recyclability information on package to consumers. How2Recycle is featured on an array of product and packaging types, such as beverages, toys, baby products, pet care products, baking supplies, condiments, and more. The label can be found on thousands of products on shelves today, and tells consumers how to recycle each component of a package, and how they may need to prepare the material for recycling, such as replacing caps on plastic bottles. Nestlé Waters North America, a producer of bottled waters and beverages including Poland Spring, Deer Park, Nestlé Pure Life, Perrier, San Pellegrino, and Nestea, will be using the How2Recycle label on products in stores across North America. The How2Recycle label is a project of GreenBlue’s Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC), developed to provide clear and concise on-package recyclability information. www.how2recycle.info www.nestleusa.com NPE2018 Bottle Zone gives bottle manufacturers a competitive advantage As U.S. consumer sentiment for purchasing bottled goods remains positive, and with expenditures on food-and-beverages increasing 5% in the first quarter, growth in bottling manufacturing is taking hold in the U.S. and around the globe. NPE 2018 will highlight this growing trend with the NPE Bottle Zone. This featured area will showcase more than 80 companies within more than 5,300m2 on the show floor. The exhibits within the zone will promote the latest advancements, products and trends in bottling and container manufacturing. The Bottle Zone will explore key industry trends, including innovations to be more sustainable in bottling manufacturing by incorporating plant-based bioplastics into plastic bottles, making them easier to degrade. Hot-fill technology for PET bottles enable them to withstand filling temperatures of 180°F/82°C and allowing food and beverage manufactures to ship products without the need for refrigeration. And newer barrier technologies that are improving oxygen and CO2 protection thereby reducing bottle creep and oxygen and carbon dioxide leakage. To build an even stronger case for the need to focus on this expanding market, plastic bottles and jars represent approximately 75% of all plastic containers, by weight. General consumer behaviour is impacting the growth in plastic bottle demand. As the economy strengthens, personal consumption of bottled products grows. PLASTICS projects continued increases across products and sectors, including beverage, food and water, household, pharmaceutical, automotive, and chemicals and fluids. The NPE Bottle Zone will be presented with supporting partners PETplanet, drinktec and the International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT), featuring:  The next generation of bottles and containers from 80-plus manufacturers and suppliers: resins, colourants, additives, preforms, moulds, dryers, labelling, filling, capping, closure design, compressors, inspection equipment and recyclers.  NPE Bottle Zone Technical Forum’s specialised sessions. Get the latest need-to-know information to capture your share of this $12.6 billion sector of the U.S. plastics industry, as reported by IBISWorld Industry Report 32616, “Plastic Bottle Manufacturing in the US,” January 2017.  NPE Bottle Zone Biergarten, the place to do business with new and existing partners, socialise with colleagues and mix with industry leaders and experts. NPE2018: The Plastics Show is produced by the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) and set to stage May 7-11, 2018, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, USA. www.NPE.org/BottleZone New KHS sustainability report In its 2015/2016 sustainability report, the system provider KHS GmbH documents its ongoing measures, achievements, and goals pertaining to strategy and social, ecological and economic issues. A main focus is on the topic “PET and sustainability - a contradiction or not?”. The complete report is available for online viewing. http://sustainability.khs.com Bühler buys back all Polymetrix shares The Bühler Group again owns 100% of the shares of Polymetrix after buying back all shares held by Cross Equity Partners in July 2017. The buy-back of the Polymetrix shares is the first step on the path to the new strategic ownership of Polymetrix AG. In a second step, the majority stake of the company will be sold to an engineering group active in the polymer industry. www.polymetrix.com WikiPETia.info New contents at wikipetia.info","@ID":10},

"BOTTLING / FILLING PETplanet Insider    Vol. 18    No. 10/17    petpla.net 26 Coca-Cola Andina Group opts for process-synchronised cooling solution Connected cooling capacities For its new facility for CSD products being built in Brazil, Coca Cola Andina Group opted for a new Ecodry Sytem – a “Process-Synchronised Cooling Solution” by Frigel. In the system, each cooling unit will be installed close to the processing line and digitally synchronised with it, providing the optimum cooling performance required at any given time according to actual product carbonation needs. Coca Cola Andina Group is one of the most important soft drink processors in Latin America, operating 11 plants located in Chile, Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. Its Brazilian branch, Coca-Cola Andina Brasil, is building a state-of-the-art facility in Rio de Janeiro that is intended to support the increasing demand for carbonated soft drinks and mineral water in the region. The implementation of this new hitech plant is planned in three phases, with the installation of six latest generation, high throughput bottling lines supplied by Krones. The first phase of the project in 2017 will start with three lines delivering an expected production of 400 million litres of beverages per year, including the world’s largest single bottling line, able to fill 78,000l/h. The project has been developed with latest technologies available today for CSD processing and designed with a modular concept in which each processing line is a separate “production/ cost unit” to be operated and managed separately. This approach aims to give the new facility higher productivity, production flexibility, cost control and easy future expandability. Process-synchronised cooling Instead of the traditional “central” cooling system, with this ammoniafree, plug & play, modular concept, each bottling line will have its own Multiple-Cascade Refrigeration Unit (MultiStage) specifically designed for the application. Compact, inverterdriven, factory-built and pre-tested, each cooling unit will be installed close to the processing line and digitally synchronised with it, providing the optimum cooling performance required at any given time according to actual product carbonation needs. For this first phase of the project, Coca Cola Andina is installing three MultiStage units rated for 450kW, 1,100kW and 2,200kW cooling capacities, connected to each of the three bottling lines rated for 33,000l/h, 48,000l/h and 78,000l/h respectively. Each one may operate at a different coolant temperature: from 20°C for carbonated water to 12°C for Coca Cola in 3l one-way PET bottles. Additionally, each cooling unit is also a “heat pump”, so heat extracted from the beverage before carbonation is recovered, producing hot water up to 50°C to heat up the bottled product through warmer tunnels, thus avoiding condensation in the tropical ambient conditions of Rio de Janeiro.","@ID":28},

"BOTTLING / FILLING PETplanet Insider    Vol. 18    No. 10/17    petpla.net 30 Trials and storage tests Obviously, Eckes-Granin cannot and does not want to take any risks. “Before changing over our top hohes C and Granini products from glass bottles to PET in 2003 we ran countless series of trials and storage tests, to ensure that our products are perfectly protected,” Naumann says. It was also extremely important for the established market that the glass bottle designs consumers were familiar with were retained. With hohes C, this was chiefly the bottle’s brown colour; with Granini it was the container’s characteristic “flower vase” pineapple shape. At that time Eckes-Granini opted for the first aseptic filling lines from the Dortmund systems supplier; more soon followed. In 2006 and 2010 EckesGranini added the first KHS Plasmax coating machines to its aseptic lines. PET bottles now account for about 75% of the group’s packaging assortment, with the percentage of Plasmaxcoated bottles rising year by year. “It’s of huge benefit to our partnership that we’re only 100km apart,” says Kempa. “It’s important that we’re able to meet at short notice, especially with an innovative partner such as Eckes-Granini, in order to clarify any unresolved points in direct talks.” There were ultimately many challenges to master in the development of the process, from reducing changeover times through boosting productivity to optimising energy efficiency. “We also benefit from what we’ve learned. Our intensive partnership has helped us to optimise our innovative processes in practice and come up with totally new solutions.” This is also much appreciated by the customer. “KHS reacted to our suggestions and requests for change with great speed and flexibility,” says Naumann. He sees the companies’ joint endeavours as a continuing process. “The challenge for both KHS and us here at the plant in Bad Fallingbostel is to efficiently realise the great complexity of our packaging portfolio, caused by the vast variety of bottles with different sized necks, in the minimum changeover time.” This includes aspects such as shortening startup and shutdown times, achieving a higher performance and efficiency and ensuring minimum loss rates during the coating process. Five facts - Eckes-Granini When?Founded in Nieder-Olm, Germany, by Peter Eckes in 1857; takeover of Granini and withdrawal from the spirits business in 1994 What?Fruit juices and fruit soft drinks In which containers?PET bottles, Tetrapak, glass bottles, bag-in-box and cans How much?Around 822 million liters per year To which regions? 31 European countries and 80 countries worldwide Hermann Naumann, plant manager at Bad Fallingbostel, Eckes-Granini The embossing on Granini’s PET soda pop bottle – still in the stretch blow mould here – is reminiscent of the Granini bobble bottle. Eckes-Granini is so enthused by the advantages of Plasmax coating that the main branch in Nieder-Olm is considering how to communicate these to the consumer, over and above a mention in the company’s sustainability report. This is a notion Bernd-Thomas Kempa from KHS understands and welcomes. “The consumer is happy to accept the benefits of PET – its low weight and unbreakability – yet still has misgivings in conjunction with the plastic, even if, objectively speaking, there’s no reason. Providing information on the barrier between the beverage and the PET material can definitely give the customer an extra sense of security, and possibly even make them aware that this special form of protection may be worth paying for, along the lines of ‘do something good and talk about it’.” www.khs.com www.eckes-granini.com","@ID":32},

"LABELLING PETplanet Insider    Vol. 18    No. 10/17    petpla.net 35 Direct digital printing – individualisation and flexibility Besides classic labels, printing using the direct digital print (DDP) procedure is also showing promising growth forecasts. The advantages are obvious: the time to market for new designs is greatly reduced by the flexible printing process. Quick conversions are possible to seasonal, regional or individual promotions – design changes are implemented within the DDP procedure without stopping the printing process. In theory, each bottle can be printed individually. By printing directly onto the container, no further labelling or adhesive material is required, simplifying the recycling process and reducing landfill volume. The customer can choose freely whether to print on just part of the bottle or also on areas that cannot be reached using conventional labels, or selectively to embossed structures. Even individually printed seals can become part of the overall design. In addition, different container shapes and materials can be digitally printed easily. ChemTrend.com GAME CHANGER. Tandem play for the win. Match point for Lusin® and Ultra Purge™! Lusin® and Ultra Purge™ is your winning duo for higher efficiency in the thermoplastics industry. Our best of three: Purging compounds, release agentsand mold maintenance products– for a better performance. Beat production challenges and contact us today! FAKUMA 2017 Visit us in Hall B4, Booth 4309 In contrast to traditional labels, direct printing can be selectively applied to grooved and relief structures. The bottles shown have been printed on a Krones DecoType Select during Drinktec.","@ID":37},

"PETproducts 36 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 18    No. 10/17    petpla.net Light blocking label film Klöckner Pentaplast has been expanding the Pentalabel shrink film line to include a high-performing light blocking label film, Pentalabel eklipse. This product is aimed to introduce maximum light blocking properties into the film process and to satisfy the market need for films that are costeffective, process efficient and improve light barrier characteristics. Pentalabel eklipse films offer high performing shrink percentages for optimal design freedom while eliminating the need for high-barrier primary containers, says the company. Target groups include, amongst others, the food and beverage industry (here especially dairy, juices, organic beverages and isotonics) where the shrink film line can extend shelf life of the products and protect vitamins (dairy products) and colour while at the same time reduce off-tastes. The product offers light-blocking with transmission rates of 1%. www.kpfilms.com Biobased label With the EcoSource label, CCL Label is introducing a labelling solution that consists of components with up to 94% biological share. Instead of using fossil raw materials its components are made from renewable resources. The processability and clarity of the chosen bioplastics and bio-based adhesives are claimed to guarantee secure performance and premium appearance. The label is suitable for PET and glass bottles alike. www.ccllabel.com Awarded Direct Object Printing technology Plastipak Packaging, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of rigid plastic packaging, earned DuPont’s 2017 Silver Award for Packaging Innovation for Direct Object Printing technology. This technology utilises white-plus process colouring printing to deliver a wide colour gamut and brilliant graphics for full decoration of a round package. Direct Object Printing was recognised for its technological advancements, including rapid label changes without stopping the printing process, customised consumer engagement opportunities, and speed to market. Direct Object Printing offers unique printing capabilities in key areas on the bottle including front the panel, back panel and on the shoulder. The use of environmentally-friendly ink and the elimination of label substrates makes Direct Object Printing a sustainable printing option, says Plastipak. www.plastipak.com Artists’ collections Life WTR is PepsiCo’s premium bottled water that is intended to serve as a source of inspiration as well as hydration. Life WTR is a purified water, pH balanced with electrolytes added for taste. Its label serves as a canvas for art and design and features rotating label motifs created by emerging artists. The Series 1 artists are (bottles pictured L-R): Momo; Craig & Karl; Jason Woodside. While Series 2 focused on female artists, Life WTR has - for the latest Series 3 - been partnering with the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) on a global collaboration to help emerging fashion designers make their mark in the highly competitive national and international markets. Through this partnership, talented participants of the prestigious CFDA+ spotlight program will be given the opportunity to have their bespoke designs displayed on millions of bottles of Life WTR. Series 3 of the Life WTR bottles are now available in the U.S. in two sizes, 700ml and 1l. The labels are being printed by Constantia Flexibles, using recycable clear pressure sensitive BOPP labels. www.lifewtr.com www.cflex.com","@ID":38},

"TRADE SHOW PREVIEW PETplanet Insider    Vol. 18    No. 10/17    petpla.net 48 There’s no accounting for taste Hall B5 | Booth 5204 Gabriel Chemie High Speed Inspection Systems for the Plastic Packaging Industry Swiss Made | www.imdvista.ch IMDvista CLDP Closure Digital Print. Flexible in format & design. Up to 1’500 p/min. IMDvista PECO V3 Preform Inspection. Less than 7mƹ and up to 90’000 p/h. Cavity recognition. IMDvista TWIN Closure Inspection. «Flying closure» 100% inspection guaranteed. Gabriel-Chemie is active in almost all business areas of the plastics and packaging sector. The packaging of drinks and foods is one of the most demanding and sensitive packaging tasks there is. Gabriel-Chemie has developed the “Pure” seal of quality on the basis of an intensive dialogue with processors and manufacturers of brand products. This is a unique additional service and offers masterbatch customers complete transparency with regard to the physiology of the ingredients. Pure is based on test methods – recognised as standard within the sector – for the testing of incoming and outgoing products. These methods include the detection of non-intentionally added substance (NIAS) using gas chromatography as well as the organoleptic sensory analysis. Colour Vision No. 18 Gabriel-Chemie traditionally uses the industry event as an opportunity to present the newest edition of the Colour Vision series to the public for the first time. This year’s edition contains 18 opaque plastic lens plates, which present the innovative colours and effects. The creative source of inspiration in the world of plastics is making its debut this year in its 18th edition and has puts its presentation through a visual relaunch. When choosing the theme, the colourists at Gabriel-Chemie were inspired by the Danish wellness trend of ‘Hygge’ as well as Industry 4.0 and digital progress. The new themes are therefore called “Identity” and “Digital Economy”. Next to warm red tones and sparkling effect pigments, one find colours that appear especially technical. www.gabriel-chemie.com","@ID":50},

"EDITOUR PETplanet Insider    Vol. 18    No. 10/17    petpla.net 15 an estimated 13,000km road network, only around 1,700km are paved; much is still accomplished on foot as private cars are rare. The drinking water and sewage system tends to be classified as poor and leads time and again to widespread malaria infections. However, the strong economic growth shows a notable rise in the consumer behaviour of the population, especially for sophisticated products that go beyond the basic necessities, e.g. beauty and personal care products. There is also a great demand for packaged drinks and foods. Get in touch with… PET & local trends Thailand Just as colourful and vibrant as Thailand itself is its drinks industry. Soft drinks are available in almost innumerable creative flavour variations and bottle designs and these vie for supremacy on the drinks shelves with eye-catching labels. By taking a little time and working through the various supermarkets, a conclusive trend can be identified here towards smaller bottle volumes, non-carbonised (functional) drinks and waters. And it is expected that this sector will continue to grow, also from the side of the big brands, who are penetrating the market with new ideas and varieties. In this way, classic CSDs are being replaced by alternatives. For some time now, the government has been increasingly promoting the consumption of healthier, sugarfree foods and is trying in various campaigns to explain to the population the possible consequences of excessive sugar consumption – with success. Also, a sugar tax is to be introduced this autumn, which will in a six-year, multi-stage process encourage drinks producers to reduce successively the sugar and sweetener content of their products. In order to give manufacturers the necessary time to carry out conversion, the first two-year stage is to have only a comparatively moderate impact; after this however, taxation will become increasingly uncomfortable if limit values recommended by the WHO are exceeded. For many, this is a reason to expand and to find new drinks options. Many of these heathier drinks, in particular with complex ingredients like vitamin supplements or interesting new flavour varieties, are directed consciously by price towards the more prosperous consumers. Besides adherence to sugar limit values, the drinks industry is expanding its existing portfolio to include ambitious, sophisticated products so as to tap into an additional keen consumer group as a reaction to Thailand’s recently slowed economic growth and possible sales slump for cheaper drinks because of restricted purchasing power in the low income sector. Aseptic filling plays a crucial role here for many products, even for example for RTD teas, and long ago Your recycling needs. Our grinding solutions. +49 2154-94390 info@triaplastics.de triaplastics.de Hall B3 Booth 3118","@ID":17},

"45 TRADE SHOW PREVIEW PETplanet Insider    Vol. 18    No. 10/17    petpla.net Automated surface preparation and cleaning solutions Cold Jet is developing environmentally responsible dry ice cleaning solutions and production equipment. The company will present its automated surface preparation and cleaning solutions at Fakuma. This technology is aimed to provide profound clean for many applications. Cold Jet is experiencing the demand for automated system solutions for both online and offline cleaning and surface preparation as well as for applications requiring repetitive dry ice cleaning. Cold Jet‘s systems are designed and manufactured to be ready for easy integration. They include, e.g., a 24-pin plug from where all commands can be transmitted to the robot control system, from a signal light to the dehumidifying unit on wheels. The dehumidifier provides a continuous cleaning process which is mobile and flexible. The painting preparation with integrated dry ice blasting system eliminates the need for manual cleaning, deburring and deflashing, and allows a faster, consistent process. Improving part quality, increasing productivity and reducing costs for applications, such as surface preparation of plastic, metal and composite parts, injection moulds and permanent aluminum moulds, tire moulds, painting lines and many more. The system combines dry ice production with one or more blasting systems into one unit (Combi 120H or Combi 350H), which allows continuous, fully automated blasting. The efficient systems require about 30% less dry ice, are easy to control and can be controlled via remote diagnostics. With Cold Jet unnecessary edges and burrs can be safely removed from PEEK, PBT, Acetal, Nylon, LCP, ABS, UHMWPE, Nitinol etc., without damaging the surface of the parts. Dry ice produces no secondary waste, is non-abrasive, non-conductive and non-toxic. www.coldjet.com Smart machines Arburg is presenting “smart” machines, processes and turnkey solutions for plastics processing. After Arburg has shown the hybrid Allrounder 1120 H, for injection moulding at the K 2016 the next step follows at the Fakuma 2017: a hybrid Allrounder 920 H will be presented for the first time with a new design and new Gestica control system. Further highlights are a practical Industry 4.0 application for flexible injection moulding in single-unit batches, the production of ready-to-use LSR/LSR watches within the injection moulding cycle, newly qualified materials for industrial additive manufacturing as well as high-speed packaging application. Arburg will also have a recruiting stand in Friedrichshafen. www.arburg.com SAVE THEDATE SINGLE-SERVECAPSULES2017 |10/11.10.17 |Cologne,Germany HOST,20/24.10.17 |Milan, Italy IPF JAPAN,24/28.10.17 |  Tokyo, Japan GULFOOD,31.10-2.11.17 |Dubai,UAE THEPLASTICCAPS&CLOSURES,8.11.17 |AmsterdamCity, TheNetherlands CBST,22/24.11.17 |Shanghai,China With Sacmi, the beverage specialists are always at your side. With our unbeatable technological know-how and continuous research we are creating new containers and closures designed to ensure outstanding performance. The new IPS injection system for preforms and the CCM compression press for caps, fully designed and built by Sacmi, allows for large-scale production with considerable advantages in terms of efficiency and flexibility. The outcome? Reduced plastic volumes, less energy consumption and lower running costs. All in a bottle: the one you’ll soon be making. Preform & Closure technologically together Save RAW MATERIALS reduced plastic volumes Save ENERGY less energy consumption Save TROUBLE more quality and higher performance, guaranteed by a sole supplier Full INSPECTED online quality control / stand alone Hall B3 | Booth 3223 Cold Jet Hall A3 | Booth 3101 Arburg Dry Ice Cleaning unit, ready for immediate connection to the robot Arburg’s hybrid Allrounder 1120 H with a clamping force of 6,500 kN, new design and new Gestica control system.","@ID":47},

"EDITOUR PETplanet Insider    Vol. 18    No. 10/17    petpla.net 16 Tour Sponsors: superseded hotfill. Furthermore, a clear shift can be seen from aseptic cartons to PET for juices and coconut milk. Previously, PET stood no chance in applications such as milk and milk products, beer and other alcoholic drinks; dominating here are the classic materials of PE, cardboard and glass. Leaders in water Water Packaging: PET 90%, glass 10% market share Leaders in CSD CSD Packaging: PET 80% with two digit growth, glass 20% with 2% growth In the past year, 2016, PET has made up the largest proportion for soft drinks in comparison to other packaging at 45%, followed by glass at 30% and cans at 15%. The remaining 10% is divided between cardboard, PP thin-wall and HDPE bottles. PET dominates the water market with 81% of the market share.","@ID":18},

"LABELLING PETplanet Insider    Vol. 18    No. 10/17    petpla.net 37 UPM Raflatec’s PO shrink sleeve film label can help to boost recycling rates Boosting recyclability A research study commissioned by UPM Raflatac and conducted by Plastics Forming Enterprises has established that the company’s RafShrink PO MDO 40 HS, a polyolefinbased shrink sleeve film, allows the correct detection and sorting of PET bottles in the recycling process, even when used as a full-body sleeve label. With their ability to provide a 360degree product presentation, shrink sleeve films are one of the fastest growing label segments, growing at 5.5% per annum compound. They are expected to reach 12,750 million square meters in sales in 2018, according to AWAAlexander Watson Associates. However, global brand owners are actively seeking ways to increase the recyclability of shrink sleeved PET containers to reduce their environmental footprint. Comparing PO with commercial packaging “There is a lot of industry discussion about whether PET bottles labelled with full-body PO shrink sleeve labels can be recognised as PET,” said Kristi Hansen, Technical Director, Plastics Forming Enterprises, when presenting the study to an Association of Plastics Recyclers’ (APR) technical forum. “Our study sought to compare UPM Raflatac’s PO labels on clear PET bottles against commercial packaging. We compared the PO shrink sleeve labels’ detection and sorting performance to PETG shrink sleeves. The material stream was mixed with other label and packaging types, such as coloured PET bottles, thermoforms, black matte thermoforms, aluminium and other comingled materials.” While much of the media attention has focused on boosting recycling rates, brand owners, materials recovery facilities (MRFs), and reclaimers are dealing with a weighty problem: contamination of the waste stream. Consumers may recycle everything, including trash, in a single material stream; PET material recovery facilities (MRFs) are operating at capacity and can cost tens of millions to build; and PET bottles and label materials often can’t be cleanly separated. It has been claimed that up to 36% of plastic bales produced for recycling are not reusable and must be sold or recycled again. Sink or swim Optical sorters, sink float tanks and air separators identify and segment recyclables, but not as consistently as needed. Shrink sleeve labels pose a particular challenge. While their 360degree product presentation is attractive, these labels often cover the entire product, making it difficult during recycling to detect the material underneath. Optical sorters may “see” and sort fullbody PETG-based shrink sleeves and PETG shrink sleeved PET bottles as clear PET. PVC and PETG labels, the typical material used for shrink sleeves, sink to the bottom of sink-float washing tanks in exactly the same way as PET and thus contaminate the recyclate. The resulting PET flakes are discoloured and hazy due to PETG and ink residues and are unsuitable for reuse in producing crystal-clear PET beverage bottles. Floating to the rescue RafShrink labels, by contrast, were proven in the study float, due to their low-density PO material composition. As a consequence, it is very easy to remove RafShrink from the recycling stream, leaving clean PET flakes from the bottles to be recovered and reused. RafShrink’s removability, combined with the product’s detection rate of 92% in NIR sorting means that brand owners can more easily acquire the clean, clear recycled PET flakes they need for sustainable packaging, while still using full-body shrink films that drive product sales. RafShrink PO MDO 40 HS has also met two key industry requirements: Critical Guidance by Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), and by the European PET Bottle Platform (EPBP). UPM Raflatec is one of the world’s leading producers of self-adhesive and shrink sleeve label materials. It supplies paper and film label stock for consumer product and industrial labelling through a global network of factories, distribution terminals and sales offices. The company employs around 2,800 people. It reported sales revenues of US$ 1.5 billion (€1.2 billion) in 2014. www.upmraflatac.com","@ID":39},

"PETplanet Insider    Vol. 18    No. 10/17    petpla.net 53 BOTTLES Coco and Co from Innocent The Smoothie manufacturer Innocent Alps can look back on a nearly 20-year operational history and, as a result, is considered a leader in its field. Coming up with the latest fruit and taste varieties to offer the customer leads to the introduction of an increasing number of creations and combinations. One such example is the new Coco and Co drink with pineapple, banana and coconut which brings the taste of the tropics to the consumer. The product comes in a market-typical, clear 250ml bottle consisting of at least 30% recycled material. A screw top with tamper-proof strip, an adhesive label with an amusing motif and non-label look complete the bottle’s appearance on the refrigerated shelves. www.innocentdrinks.de Sriracha Mayoo Sauce in PET Exotic Foods PCL which is well-known for its range of hot Sriracha sauces, have brought out a Sriracha Mayoo sauce in a striking orange bottle under the “Flying Goose” brand. The hot sauce containing mayonnaise ingredients comes in a sturdy, transparent and squeezable 200ml bottle. There is a seal membrane under the re-sealable, orange rotatable dispensing attachment which has to be removed before its initial opening. A hang tag with an elastic loop around the bottle neck highlights the product’s benefits. www.flyinggoosebrand.com REINVENTED RECYCLING Stand A6-6501 • Turn key concepts for PET recycling • Industrial and post-consumer waste recycling • Direct processing to sheet, ʏDGT CPF TGUKP • Decontamination of polymers (incl. odour) 8KUKV QWT YGDUKVG HQT HWTVJGT KPHQTOCVKQP www.gneuss.com Leading Technologies for PET Recycling. Extrusion. Filtration. Measurement.","@ID":55},

"46 TRADE SHOW PREVIEW PETplanet Insider    Vol. 18    No. 10/17    petpla.net High speed for packaging Three machines will be displayed on the Sumitomo (SHI) Demag’s own stand and a further three exhibited in conjunction with partner companies. Highlights include the latest generation of the all-electric IntElect series, a high speed El Exis SP machine for injection compression moulding of decorated thin walled packaging lids and a multi-component Systec Multi injection moulding machine with an Industry 4.0 application. In addition to the IntElect machine, the latest innovation on show is the servoelectric SDR 5P sprue picker. www.sumitomo-shi-demag.eu Hall B1 | Booth 1105 Sumitomo (SHI) The El Exis SP is a high speed machine for the production of thin walled containers and other plastic packaging. It can be viewed at Fakuma together with the material saving injection compression moulding of thin walled lids decorated with in mould labels (IML). Products towards Industry 4.0 In the near future, the manufacturing processes will be increasingly integrated and the industry will embrace a smart factory approach. Aiming to deliver solutions that will help the plastics processors to achieve progress on this challenging path, Piovan will show new products at Fakuma. At their stand, the first keynote exhibit will be Easytherm, the new line of temperature controllers for digital factories of Industry 4.0. A new internal and external layout, the redesigned ergonomic control, coupled with the use of high-end components, characterise a versatile machine that guarantees reliability, accuracy and an intelligent management of consumption. It is already set up for use in “Industry 4.0” environments with open standards, such as the integrated OPC-UA protocol. Another important innovation on display is Winenergy, the system for monitoring and analysing energy consumption consisting of proprietary software, connected to a series of measuring instruments capable of detecting data related to different physical quantities, such as power, electricity, thermal energy, temperature. Winenergy can be installed individually or together with Winfactory 4.0 in order to maximise the system control and efficiency. Quantum dosing gravimetric blender in a special configuration, Modula drying system and Easylink automatic coupling station will offer visitors a comprehensive overview of modern and advanced machinery to process plastics in ever more efficient fashion, with no material waste. www.piovan.com Hall A7 | Booth 7201 Piovan Simple-connected Sesotec presents Industry 4.0-ready metal separators to trade visitors. The objective of plastics manufacturers and processors is to produce a maximum quantity of products in constant high quality. For achieving this objective the digitisation of processes is of decisive importance. For injection moulding, for example, digitisation in practice means that processes run stable and with high precision because information that is provided by peripherals such as metal separators is gathered in a network through standardised interfaces and machine parameters are thus automatically readjusted. Most machine and system manufacturers as well as plant operators today are faced with complex Industry 4.0 concepts. Concrete recommendations for action, however, are hard to find. Due to different communications solutions a system integration means immense efforts. This can now be remedied by OPC UA (Open Platform Communications Unified Architecture), which meets all the requirements of Industry 4.0 communication and is more and more established as a standard. As an innovative company Sesotec concentrates on this type of integration to make metal separators “Plug & Play”-compliant. Sesotec therefore is one of the pioneers of OPC UA system integration (Open Platform Communications Unified Architecture) www.sesotec.com Hall B1 | Booth 1302 Sesotec Metal Separator Rapid Pro-Sense","@ID":48},

"11 NEWS PETplanet Insider    Vol. 18    No. 10/17    petpla.net Food & drink multinational invests in Sacmi inspection systems Sacmi announced that it has become the official “problem solver” of a leading food&drink multinational that has several plants across the USA (with dairy and ready to drink tea bottling lines) that invested in its inspection systems for correct cap application. Installed and started up just recently the LVS360 system equipped with the CVS360-3D module has the capacity of being able to check for correct cap application and, more specifically, measure (using 4 HD video cameras) the exact distance between the embossed logo on the cap and the one on the bottle support ring (the PUM or pull-up mark). Moreover, advanced CVS360-3D module software, which translates the acquired 3D image into a 2D image, gives a perfect reconstruction of both cap and bottle neck. This allows measurement of the distance between the PUMs (a key parameter in testing for proper cap application), allowing real-time detection of every minimal deviation from quality parameter settings. Designed for use on food & drink lines, the LVS360 system has an inspection capacity of 72,000 bottles per hour, with neck diameters of up to 38 mm. Made of stainless steel and featuring an excellent protection rating (IP65), it can be washed with water both inside and out. For example, a common bottling line problem concerns the need to check the cap application angle on every single container and reject all containers with caps that are either too tight (i.e. too difficult to open) or too loose (i.e. with compromised product sealing performance). In this case, the solution is the CVS360-3D, the module for 360° quality control of three-dimensional objects. Developed by Sacmi’s Automation & Service Division, this advanced system (mounted on the LVS360 platform) caught the attention of the customer, who then carried out in-thefield trials plus dynamic tests performed in Sacmi Imola’s Beverage R&D facility. The outcome: output quality that is 100% guaranteed, with false rejects reduced to less than 0.03% www.sacmi.com 

"MARKET SURVEY 32 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 18    No. 10/17    petpla.net 10/2017 MARKETsurvey Company name AF Compressors - Ateliers François ABC Compressors Postal address Telephone number Web site address Contact name Function Direct telephone number Fax E-Mail Rue Côte d'Or 274 4000 Liège, Belgium +32 4229 7010 www.afcompressors.com Mr Pascal Heyden Marketing Manager +35 2269 56628 pascal.heyden@afcompressors.com Pol. Ind. Azitain 6 20600 Eibar, Spain +34 943 820 400 www.abc-compressors.com Mr Iñigo Marchal Product Manager +34 607 89 14 89 +34 943 820 235 imarchal@abc-compressors.com 1. Machine designation / model number L 7 L 8 A CE 68 B L 8 B CE 680 A L 9 A CE 680 B L 9 B Horizon 2. Number of models in range 29 models 2330 2500 2600 2800 2900 3100 3200 3300 5 3. Output in m³/hour From 425 to 6,000 4. Compressor type Reciprocating oil-free piston compressor Oil-free reciprocating compressor Low pressure air High pressure blowing air (up to 40 bar) 3 stage oil-free piston compressor (from 20 to 40 bar) High pressure blowing air (up to 40 bar) & low pressure Integrated system 5. Lubricated or oil-free Reciprocating oil-free piston compressor Oil-free Low pressure compressor High pressure blowing air (up to 40 bar) & low pressure Booster compressor Integrated system 6. Machine layout L design 3 stages 3 cylinders Horizontal opposed 7. Number of compressor stages 3 stages 3 - 4 8. Are special foundations required ? No No 9. Cooling system Water Water 10. Belt or direct drive Belt transmission Direct drive Low pressure compressor Booster compressor High pressure blowing air (up to 40 bar) & low pressure Integrated system 3 stages compressors 0-40 bar (or from 20 to 40 bar)","@ID":34},

"LABELLING PETplanet Insider    Vol. 18    No. 10/17    petpla.net 40 Digital direct printing on sample bottles at Döhler Every piece a unique Based on an article by Roland Laumer, Krones AG At Döhler, the future of digital container printing is up and running. The producer of natural ingredients, ingredient systems and integrated solutions for the food and beverage industries is using a prototype of the DecoType C digital printing system by Krones as a laboratory machine for printing on the sample bottles containing Döhler’s newly developed beverage recipes. Döhler. So as to mirror their products’ colourful diversity on the containers’ exterior, Döhler decided to go for direct sample-bottle printing for the first time, and opted for a DecoType C digital printing system from Krones. Around 1,000 sample bottles a day This lab machine has been up and running in the Darmstadt plant since mid-2015. “When a customer orders a product, the staff choose the appropriate container types and place them in the DecoType’s infeed carousel, which consists of 21 infeed pockets in total. The DecoType is given the printing order for every single bottle by our materials management system, whereupon printing is started,” explains Christian Bazlen. A central bottle starwheel accepts every single bottle from the carousel, with a bottle detection unit verifying once again the precise type of container involved. For the printing process, the bottle travels along a total of six printing heads. After that, the ink is cured in a UV compartment for fixation. The central starwheel then again accepts every single bottle and places it in the discharge carousel, from which the operator takes the printed sample containers. The DecoType C lab machine can handle up to 112 bottles an hour. Printing on PET or glass without modifications The printing heads contain the four basic colours of classical 4C printing, comparable to a standard inkjet office printer: cyan, magenta, yellow and black. Two additional printing heads supply white and a transparent primer, which serve to enhance adhesion. White can be used for either printing pure-white areas, or for combining white areas with 4C printing. The inks in question were developed by Krones, in conjunction with the Marabu company. “This system renders us highly flexible when it comes to bottle design,” explains Christian Bazlen, a media designer and communication specialist by trade. “What’s particularly innovative is the fact that we can print on both solid glass material and on soft, flexible PET with just one inking system – and this we can do without having to modify the machine, i.e. without any makeready times. Moreover, digital printing is, of course, significantly less costly than screen or pad printing.” On the DecoType C, Döhler handles commercially available 0.5l PET containers, plus three different shapes of glass bottle: a 0.33l long-neck, a 0.5l NRW and a 0.33l “mini” bottle. “We’re making full use of all the design options available, depending on what the bottle is required to look like later on. Here, we can give free rein to our creativity: possibilities galore, ranging from very generic to extremely specific and goaldriven,” explains Christian Bazlen. Clean printed image for one-off package designs Döhler’s customers, who are getting the printed sample bottles, are delighted with this type of design. The wish expressed by the company’s marketing people to present clients with something The machine’s infeed carousel with a total of 21 infeed pockets The DecoType C lab machine can handle up to 112bph. After printing, the Döhler employees fill the bottles with the sample beverages by hand. Fruity as strawberries, sweet as butterscotch, refreshing as lemonade – for Döhler, the taste is everything. At its headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany, the company not only produces natural ingredients for the global food and beverage industries but also develops for its customers new recipes and complete solutions for the trendy drinks of tomorrow. The innovative formulations are then filled in sample bottles and dispatched to Döhler’s clients. These sample bottles had hitherto been manually given simple labels by the lab staff, which provided merely the technical data involved. “Not really innovative, that, highly technical and rather boring,” comments Christian Bazlen, who works in marketing at Döhler GmbH. “We invariably attempt to create an added value for our customers and partners. We wanted the sample bottles to look more visually appealing, and we also wished to have an option for telling customers a bit more about the product inside. Not to mention that this also enables us to show them what their product might in future look like in a bottle,” adds Christian Bazlen, who is also responsible for corporate design at","@ID":42},

"EDITOUR PETplanet Insider    Vol. 18    No. 10/17    petpla.net 14 Tour Sponsors: live in this extended urban area. With an average age of just 23 years, the majority of the rather young population has settled along the Mekong River while the mountainous regions are more sparsely populated. Currently, around 40% of Laotians live in an urban environment and population growth has increased slightly since 2014. The literacy rate in Laos is low and often, early family involvement in agriculture is the cause of this situation. It is calculated that today around two thirds of men and one third of women can both read and write. The main industry in Laos is agriculture; around 75% of the entire population work here, contributing barely 30% of the GDP, with a majority operating subsistence farms. And the situation for workers is precarious here as a result of the history of the country: despite the fact that Laos remained neutral during the Vietnam War, estimates indicate that in the 1960s and 1970s more than a quarter of a billion cluster bombs were dropped here by the USA, which is equal to 2.5 tonnes of explosives per inhabitant. The target here was the strategically important “Ho Chi Minh Trail” in the east of Laos, which had been constructed by the North Vietnamese troops to supply materials to the Vietcong fighting in the south and led through occupied areas of Laos and Cambodia. The Laos section was also controlled by the Laotian communist-nationalist resistant movement Pathet Lao, whose successors went on in 1975 to form the new one-party system government after the war. The consequences of the bombardment are devastating: today, around 80 million unexploded bomb charges are slumbering in Laotian soil, making for an enduring risk, particularly because of the high proportion of arable farming and agriculture. The “Lao national Unexploded Ordnance Programme” (UXO LAO), a project financed by the development programme implemented by the United Nations, industrial countries and aid organisations, has set itself the task of making the population aware of the dangers and removing the unexploded bombs. From 1986 onwards, economic problems in the country’s planned economy have forced the government to open up internationally, taking a step towards a market economy and promoting the private sector, which has led to 7-9% economic growth. In 1997, Laos became a member of ASEAN and in 2013 a member of the World Trade Organisation WTO. Today the country is one of the fastest growing national economies in the world and is dominated by relationships in trade and business with China, Vietnam and Thailand. Drivers of this development are the services sector, mining (mainly gold, copper and iron ore), energy generation from water power, industrial (plantation) agriculture and the slowly growing tourism sector. Besides electricity and mineral resources, the main export products are wood and coffee. Over recent years, economic growth has been between seven and eight per cent; generally however, industrial development is down sharply because of a lack of investment capital and a qualified workforce. Also, around one quarter of the Laotian population live in poverty. The government is aiming that by 2020, Laos will leave the group of least developed countries – an ambitious project when the lack of industry is compounded by a rather rudimentary infrastructure, which the government will address with a regeneration project that likewise tackles education and health. Of Macro-economic data Thailand Population (2016) 68.9 million Population growth (2016) 0.28% p.a. GDP (2016) US$ 406.8 billion GDP growth rate (2016) 3.2% GDP per capita (2016) US$ 5,901 Import / export (2015) US$ 202.0 billion / US$ 210.9 billion Import / export (2014) US$ 227.9 billion / US$ 227.6 billion National debt (2016) 41.2% of GDP Unemployment (2016) 0.6% Inflation (2016) 0.2% Macro-economic data Laos Population (2016) 6.8 million Population growth (2016) 1.4% p.a. GDP (2016) US$ 15.9 billion GDP growth rate (2016) 7.0% GDP per capita (2016) US$ 1,643 Import / export (2015) US$ 1.3 billion / US$ 0.7 billion Import / export (2014) US$ 1.1 billion / US$ 0.7 billion National debt (2016) 65% of GDP Unemployment (2016) 1.5% Inflation (2016) 1.6% Sources: Federal Foreign Office, GIZ (German Society for International Collaboration), GTAI (Germany Trade & Invest), WKO (Austrian Chamber of Commerce), World Bank Bangkok skyline and Chao Phraya river","@ID":16},

"BEVERAGE INGREDIENTS PETplanet Insider    Vol. 18    No. 10/17    petpla.net 23 Tour Sponsors: From restaurant operator to juice producer by Alexander Büchler Asia Farm, Singapore/Plentong April 18, 2017 We met: Mr Wong Fot Keng, Founder Mr Wong Loke Hsien, Business Development Manager One small factory supplies Singapore with hot-filled sweet fruit juices. In response to the current health trend, Mr Wong reflects on his beginnings almost 20 years ago. The story starts unremarkably in the East of Singapore. Here, Mr Wong Fot Keng operated a Chinese restaurant and mixed his own freshly squeezed drinks in the kitchen, initially for his own restaurant and then also for others. From these beginnings, production grew to a 30m² site, which started operation on August 8, 1988 in Singapore. With several extensions, production continued until 2010. Parallel to this, in 2003 Mr Wong built a factory in Johor, Malaysia, near Singapore. Here he focused entirely on syrups for the food industry, also developing a juice portfolio for individual target groups. He was assisted by his son Mr Wong Loke Hsien. He has recently developed a drinks range with six Brix especially for children in schools in Singapore. There is also a juice and traditional drink range especially for Muslims during Ramadan, which is only available for a few weeks. And alongside these is a range of other juices and energy drinks. Per year, Mr Wong develops one or two new product lines. The products are filled into large containers, PET bottles or cups on three hot filling lines. UHT is also possible, as well as a certain proportion of pulp. Common to all is a high fruit content and a high Brix proportion. This Mr Wong Loke Hsien, Business Development Manager in the warehouse in Singapore Every year, Mr Wong develops one to two new product lines. is also why Mr Wong looks to the future with some degree of reflection. “People are moving away from sweet juices; we must wait and see where we stand in the future.” But for now things are good for the Wong family, with 80% of production going across the border to Singapore. There, they have built up small direct sales with delivery to food services sector alongside the retail sales. The other 20% is exported and Asia Farm wishes to develop this sector. The company offers extraordinary flavour variations, such as matcha, mangosteen, longan and many more exotic fruits. Additional markets could arise here, without significant changes to the product range. Mr Wong has identified another strategy in synergising with a company, that able to help them to another level of growth from a SME to a global player. “In this way, we can exceed the critical size that we would achieve through organised growth only after several years,” says Mr Wong. But actually he has the solution to his problem already in hand: 20 years ago at his roots, back at the start of the story. His idea is to produce fresh juices for the chiller shelves in Singapore. This should allow him to perfectly harness for his business the health trend of the times. I wish him every success. www.asiafarm.com.sg Hot filling for the bulk packs. The smaller PET bottles run over a carousel filler","@ID":25},

"BOTTLING / FILLING 27 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 18 To complete the system, the excess heat generated will be rejected to ambient with a central Ecodry Adiabatic Cooling System (instead of evaporative cooling tower), which provides the MultiStage unit condensers with maintenance-free, close circuit water with almost no water or chemical consumption. The Adiabatic Cooling System, which will provide a cooling capacity of 1,500kW (with two coolers with 20 fans each) is being installed outdoors in the utilities area. One simple set of non-insulated piping mains and drops will connect it to each water cooled MultiStage cooling unit installed indoors and close to each processing line. Coca-Cola Andina, after an extensive technical and economic analysis, chose Frigel’s solution, as they perceived various advantages compared to a traditional “central” cooling system for their company. Flexible coolant temperature control These include that the “Process-Synchronised Cooling” gives flexibility of coolant temperature control supplied to each line, assuring with high precision the ideal product carbonation temperature according to the actual type of product and bottle format. Cost savings of 30% Constant flow rate is delivered to each carbomixer, ensuring stability and avoiding flow interference from other lines, while the bottling line runs steadily at the highest speed. Also, thanks to the multicascade refrigeration unit performance (EER/COP) per line, the 100% natural gas savings obtained by heat recovery for operation of the warmers and the 95% water savings for heat rejection, Coca Cola Andina has estimated an overall operating cost savings of 30% when compared to the traditional “central” cooling system option. This new plug & play concept is easily expandable at any time, which will allow Coca Cola Andina to install only the precise capacity needed at every stage of the plant growth. Also on the plus side: with 90% less glycol usage, almost no water footprint, no ammonia and a 40% carbon footprint reduction compared to traditional “central” cooling systems, this new Coca Cola facility will achieve high standards for overall sustainability. www.beverage.frigel.com","@ID":29},

"PETpatents www.verpackungspatente.de PETplanet Insider    Vol. 18    No. 10/17    petpla.net 56 Good residue extraction Internal Patent No. WO 2017 / 034930 A1 Applicant: Jay K. Sim, Irvine (US) Application date: 18.8.2016 A bottle with a trigger for the application of a product has a protrusion in the base area to ensure the appropriate angle for uptake into the riser tube. When holding and applying the product, this position is the lowest point so the product collects here and the amount remaining in the container is reduced. Foamed plastic bottle Europ. Patent issue No. EP 2842879 B1 Applicant: Toyo Seikan Group Holdings Ltd., Tokio (JP) Application date: 23.4.2013 The design and procedure for manufacturing a multi-layered, foamed plastic bottle is awarded a European patent. Container with valve GB - Patent No. GB 2524843 A Applicant: PET Engineering & Services S.r.l., Grassobbio (IT) Application date: 4.4.2014 In a large-volume container (keg for beer) made of PET, a pressure relief valve is integrated into the wall area to prevent the bursting of the container if under excessive pressure. Container with reinforcement ribs Europ. Patent issue No. EP 2938548 B1 Applicant: Niagara Bottling LLC., Ontario (CA) Application date: 26.12.2013 A European patent has been awarded for the composition and structuring of a plastic bottle with reinforcement ribs to optimise stability. The scope also allows for the integration of vertical ribs. Bottle for carbonated drinks Internal Patent No. WO 2017 / 035489 A1 Applicant: Plastipak Packaging Inc., Plymouth (US) Application date: 26.8.2016 Plastic bottle to hold a carbonated drink, where the visible base area of the bottle is level and the side wall looks and feels smooth. Plastic bottle Internal Patent No. WO 2017 / 037993 A1 Applicant: Yoshino Kogyosho Co. Ltd., Tokio (JP) Application date: 15.7.2016 The international application describes the shaping and the procedure for manufacturing a plastic bottle with a certain material density and crystal structure.","@ID":58},

"PETcontents 10/17 4 PETplanet Insider  Vol. 18  No. 10/17  petpla.net Page 28 Page 23 Page 36 INSIDE TRACK 3 Editorial 4 Contents 6 News 52 PET bottles for Beverage + Liquid Food 55 PET bottles for Home + Personal Care 56 Patents EDITOUR 12 PET in Thailand and Laos 20 In-house PET packaging PREFORM PRODUCTION 21 Teamwork always wins BEVERAGE INGREDIENTS 23 From restaurant operator to juice producer BOTTLE MAKING 24 Reheat Stretch Blow Moulding machines - Stretch Blow Molding, part 7 BOTTLING / FILLING 26 Connected cooling capacities 28 A fine distinction MARKET SURVEY 32 Suppliers of compressors LABELLING 34 Message on a bottle 36 Labelling products 37 Boosting recylability 38 Flexible labelling 39 A blend of waste 40 Every piece a unique 42 Digital print meets closure handling 43 Digital printing in white TRADE SHOW PREVIEW 44 Fakuma 2017 preview 47 Dust becomes valuable 48 There’s no accounting for taste 49 Smart machine 50 Developments in PET sheet 51 A smart factory concept BUYER’S GUIDE 57 Get listed!","@ID":6},

"EDITOUR PETplanet Insider    Vol. 18    No. 10/17    petpla.net 18 Tour Sponsors: An interesting topic in the drinks industry is shelf life. In various conversations with fillers, we heard unanimously that a greater stockage of drinks in wholesale and retail, as well as in the population at home is unusual and products generally go directly onto the shelves and are consumed in the short term. This makes preform and bottle types with several layers or barriers generally obsolete. Besides an understandable lack of willingness to invest in corresponding technologies, the constant temperatures likewise reinforce a lack of necessity for such expensive packaging. In addition there is a particularly price-sensitive population in rural areas. Outside of the urban areas, there is a large market, in particular for extremely lightweight, cheap bottle types. Overall the growth for PET in Thailand lies at around 8%. Current PET consumption is around 390,000t annually, of which around 90% of material is processed into bottles and 10% into PET sheets. The overall revenue from 352,000t of PET is split into 46% bottles for water, 24% CSD, 13% juices and various RTD applications, 7% cooking oils, 6% personal care and homecare products and 4% (liquid) food. New applications, such as PET shells and PET cans for food products, are meanwhile slowly gaining in importance, and this was confirmed time and again by our interview partners. There has also been a rise in 5-gallon water bottles made of PET. Besides the drinks and food industries, there is also a clearly growing need for PET packaging for beauty and health products. Indorama is at the forefront of local material generation and conversion and it shares the market with Shinkong and Thai PET Resin in terms of materials, and with Propet, Precision Plastic, Taiwan Hon Chuan and Srithai on the conversion side. Get in touch with… recycling Thailand In Thailand, recycling is basically still in its infancy, so all types of rubbish usually come together unsorted and separation is made of only a few exceptions. Here and there are companies and households that sort their recyclables but on the whole, these are individual cases and are mostly restricted to the urban areas. The main causes lie in a lack of awareness amongst the population about the right way to handle rubbish, and available resources. A lack of infrastructure to carry out recycling on a larger scale does the rest. One industry expert we met estimates that it could still take up to 20 years of PET recycling before there could be talk for example of bottle-to-bottle. During our analysis of Thailand, we also visited one lone campaigner for PET bottle recycling, Royal Interpack, and the situation there once again highlights the status quo: a new high-tech facility with German equipment is carrying out services but, because of the restricted availability of local material, has to import PET bottle bales from overseas so as to use the system to full capacity. Get in touch with… PET & local trends Laos The main problem in Laos, as in Cambodia, is that there are currently no valid figures or data for the drinks and packaging markets and their consumers. On location in Vientiane, for example, we spoke to the largest beer producer, Beer Lao, which is not only the market leader with its three factories and its product lines of beer, CSD and water, but is also one of the largest companies in Laos, also bottling for Pepsi. Here too however, there was no adequate market data to be found and the difficulties of the local market in terms of consumption and packaging were confirmed once again. What we do know though, as already mentioned in the country introduction, is that all sectors are growing strongly and a main factor for this is the predominantly young generation. The turmoil and new beginnings that the Laotian economy experiences are bringing the typical middle-class scenarios onto the table; as we already know from other countries, this is primarily an interest in new, more expensive products and an increasing awareness of healthier foods. With a view to the drinks","@ID":20},

"LABELLING PETplanet Insider    Vol. 18    No. 10/17    petpla.net 34 European label market growing primarily in the IML and shrink label sector Message on a bottle Advertising, information and an overview: labels are indispensable in logistics and wholesale. Like the packaging market as a whole, labels are continually updated for new product units and technical innovations. “New trends and regulations in the packaging sector, such as recycling or RFID tags, influence this special market,” explains Oliver Kutsch, Managing Director of market research institute Ceresana. The company forecasts that in Europe the demand for paper and plastic labels will grow annually by around 1.6% in the coming eight years. In different countries, the use of labels primarily follows trends in the individual consumer goods sectors. Changes to typical consumer patterns, substitution effects and new trends in packaging methods are reflected here indirectly in the consumption figures for labels. The current Ceresana Study is therefore investigating the trends of individual sectors in 21 country profiles. Throughout Europe, plastic labels can be of use primarily in the cosmetics and pharmaceuticals sectors, as well as on bottled water and foods. Shrink labels showing greatest growth Manufacturers of In-Mould Labels (IML) and shrink sleeve labels (SSL) are particularly delighted by growing sales. IM labels are mainly made from standard plastics like polypropylene or polyethylene-HDPE but hybrid plastics are also produced especially for this application. Where premium surfaces or maximum use of display space are important for the product, IM labels can be the right choice: by embedding them in the product, they remain well protected and cannot be damaged during transport or at other points along the logistics chain. IM labels and packaging methods can be created from the same plastic, which enables comprehensive and trouble-free recycling. For example, SSL made from PET can be shrunk machine direction oriented 360° onto PET bottles, thus reducing costs for the production and recycling process. Shrink labels can offer unique shapes and printed motifs over very large surfaces. They are therefore becoming ever more popular, primarily in the food, drinks, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals sectors. Market researchers from Ceresana expect that across Europe, the demand for shrink labels will grow by around 3.3% per year. PET supplanting PVC It is the desired properties and the budget that ultimately determine label material. PVC has long been the first choice for shrink labelling – despite reservations from environmental activists and health associations. Meanwhile, labels made from PETG, i.e. PET modified with glycol, are mostly superior as regards shrinkability, clarity and visual effect, but they are still more expensive. The trend towards shrink labels and the increasing abandonment of PVC ensure that among the plastic types used for labelling, PET is showing the strongest growth. www.ceresana.com Advantages of shrink sleeves include the decoration of the whole container and the ability to label also extraordinary shaped bottles. Here an example of a low-density PO composition (photo: UPM Raflatac)","@ID":36},

"LABELLING PETplanet Insider    Vol. 18    No. 10/17    petpla.net 42 Digital print meets closure handling IMDvista Closure Digital Print CLDP is a complete system solution for digital closure printing with an integrated inspection system. This is the result of a successful Swiss partnership between market leaders IMD Ltd. and Hapa. The two companies have combined proven technologies in one system solution: IMDs expertise in closure handling and vision inspection systems together with Hapas technology and expertise in late stage customisation and on demand printing solutions for the pharmaceutical packaging industry. Hapa Technology (CLDP)  High speed CMYK printing up to 1,500ppm  High print quality / high resolution up to 720dpi  Automated ink handling (cleaning and conserving system)  Hapa low migration ink (passed SM according EU 10/2011) Visitors to Drinktec 2017 had the chance to see IMDvista’s Closure Digital Printer in operation for the first time ever. The CMYK printer achieved highest print speeds of up to 1,500ppm at a high resolution of 720dpi. Flexible customer-oriented printing solutions in high printing quality and the benefits for the industry are the results of the Swiss partnership. Changeover in print format and closure design is easy and fast. It is possible to print any quantity, instantly with flexible and quick delivery time. CMYK printing can be combined with a white print head to be as flexible as possible for almost no limits in artwork and colour. The unique ink handling makes the system easy to use for the operator, and by using calibrated ink, CLDP ensures the same print quality and colour everytime. The automated cleaning and conserving system is the base of a robust and clean industry proven digital printing system. Hapa’s low migration ink, specifically developed and optimised for the digital printing application, makes the system reach unseen adhesion. Ink migration is compliant with EU10/2011. To make sure 100% conforming print is reaching the customer, the new IMDvista V5 Vision Control Center is included in the system. The V5 user-friendly software is equipped with a multi touch feature and has advanced functionality than version 4. In combination with the IMDvista Portal, one will have access to all of the production lines on one large touch screen. Deviation and alarms are easy to understand and analyse, allowing immediate action can be taken, saving time and money. The IMDvista V5 Vision Control Center is the base software interface for all future systems and applications, including closure, preform, barrier or even bottle inspection systems. www.hapa.ch www.imdvista.ch IMD Technology (CLDP)  IMDvista WFS Waterfall Sorter  Special vacuum conveyor (metal instead of plastic)  Closure pretreatment  Controlled and monitored by the IMDvista V5 Vision Control Center  All integrated in a compact system","@ID":44},

"PETnews 6 NEWS PETplanet Insider    Vol. 18    No. 10/17    petpla.net Markus Kosak takes over as project manager for Drinktec As of September 1, 2017, Markus Kosak is the new project manager for Drinktec, the trade fair for the beverage and liquid food industry. Kosak was most recently project manager for the international Drinktec trade fairs. He has taken over from Petra Westphal, who will remain project group manager for all Drinktec events and, in future, assume direct project management responsibility for the international Drinktec trade fairs. Markus Kosak has been at Messe München for 12 years. He gained his first experience of Drinktec back in 2005 when he started his apprenticeship in event management. In 2007, he switched to Project Group 4.2 at Drinktec, the next logical step in his career. Over the past ten years, Kosak has held various positions for Drinktec and the Drinktec cluster, ranging from project assistant and project consultant to project manager for the international Drinktec trade fairs. In this role, Kosak was responsible for the positive development of the international Drinktec trade fairs in China, India and South Africa. Reorganisation of the Drinktec cluster Kosak will report to Petra Westphal, who will continue to be available as a contact person for Drinktec Munich and for all other Drinktec events. Alongside Petra Westphal, Georg Moller, head of Business Unit 4 at Messe München, is also available as an experienced and helpful contact person. Deputy project manager Christina Maier, a longstanding employee, will be leaving Drinktec on September 15, 2017. “Our special thanks go to Christina Maier. With her hard work and dedication over the years, she has made a significant contribution to the success of Drinktec. We wish her all the best for her new tasks and responsibilities,” says Dr Reinhard Pfeiffer. Maier has worked for Messe München and Drinktec for around ten years. www.drinktec.com Petcore Europe Conference 2018 - Strategy for PET in the circular economy Petcore Europe’s annual conference will take place in Brussels, Belgium from February 7-8, 2018. Building up on the success of recent years, the organisers decided to expand the 2018 conference edition to two days. The first half day is exclusively dedicated to PET Business & Strategy, followed by a Networking Event in the evening. The second day focuses on Trends in Collection, Recycling & Sustainability and features presentations from research, industry and EU decision makers. www.petcore-europe.org Anti-counterfeiting, brand protection and security packaging market to reach $3.6 billion in 2022 Diverse ongoing threats, new regulatory requirements for life critical products, and technical evolution will fuel market growth for anti-counterfeiting packaging technologies across the next five years, according to exclusive data from Smithers Pira. Its new report, The Future of Anti-counterfeiting, Brand Protection and Security Packaging to 2022, Smithers’ forecasts this global market will grow during the period 2017–2022 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.3%, to reach $3.6 billion in 2022. Regulatory developments, will impact positively on this market in developed economies across the next five years. These include new obligatory labelling and use of tamper evidence fixtures in US and EU for life-critical products, such as food, beverages, pharmaceuticals and industrial components. Other countries including China, India, South Korea, Brazil and Turkey have introduced measures designed to tighten supply chain security for the pharmaceuticals industry. Meanwhile the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) from the World Health Organization (WHO) will mandate the use of track-and-trace systems. ‘Track-and-trace’ is forecasted to be the largest technology group with a projected market share of 37% in 2017, followed closely by dedicated tamper evidence technologies with 34% of market value. www.smitherspira.com","@ID":8},

"EDITOUR PETplanet Insider    Vol. 18    No. 10/17    petpla.net 12 Tour Sponsors: Stable growth, new applications and an absence of recycling PET in Thailand and Laos by Kay Barton For the last stages of the South East Asia Road Show, the PETplanet team travelled to Thailand and Laos. As in several other South East Asian regions that we have already discussed, a few of the companies we visited were almost like old friends; between 2008 and 2010 our editors Wolfgang von Schroeter and Michael Maruschke were on location here for a long period and discovered the special characteristics of the individual markets. Of course, there has been plenty going on in the intervening seven to ten years both economically and technologically in the packaging markets. However, the available potentials have mostly offered space for moderate, continual growth in PET. In Thailand for example, the glass proportion for soft drinks was still comparatively very high until not so long ago. Meanwhile, there has been an astonishing range of variations in PET not only for the drinks sector; countless non-food applications have become ever more popular and so have superseded other materials and formats. We hope you enjoy reading this last part of our Editour in this Drinktec year 2017. Get in touch with… economy & infrastructure Thailand With an area of just over 513,000km2, the Kingdom of Thailand is the third largest nation in South East Asia after Indonesia and Myanmar. The northern part of the country borders Myanmar in the north-west and west. Further to the south-west lies the Andaman Sea and in the far south of Thailand is the border with Malaysia. In the south-east, the country borders the Gulf of Thailand, an offshoot of the South China Sea; in the east is the border with Cambodia and further to the north is Laos. The mountainous northern region with its last offshoots of the Himalayas also boasts the highest point in Thailand with an altitude of 2,565m. The north-south axis of the country measures 1,770km and the east-west axis is 780km at the widest point and a narrow 64km at the “Isthmus of Kra” in the south. The country is divided into six regions with a total of 76 provinces. Right into the north, there are barely any temperature variations throughout the entire year, with an average temperature of just under a tropical 20°C. The monsoon influence showers the north with around one third of the year’s precipitation, while in the south it can be more than three quarters. Population growth in Thailand continues to decline slightly. While at the beginning of the 2000s it was around 1% annually, today it is around a mere 0.3%. Today’s average age of the almost 69 million Thais (2016) is around 34. Half of these live in cities and urban areas with around 8.9 million in the capital Bangkok, a city whose infrastructure is both carrot and stick. On the one hand it is the economic centre and with more than 50,000 new apartments per year offers space for workers and families. On the other hand however, there are several problems that can be traced back to one main issue: the city is growing too quickly. Solutions such as the well-constructed local transport system provide little assistance against the endlessly appearing traffic jams on inadequate roads and tributaries where extensive blockages are caused every day on both inbound and outbound routes. The public elevated “Skytrain” railway connects the most important districts of Bangkok with one another and is to be vastly extended over the coming years with a primary investment of over US$ 9 million in local transport. A further problem is the non-centralised and extensive water and sewage system, which however has been tackled by town planning within the “Bangkok City Plan” of 2013. Traditionally, Thailand is an export country that experiences highs and lows. In the 1950s, the private sector was able successively to supersede the state sector. Following an economic high in the 1960s with annual growth rates of around 8%, the","@ID":14},

"LABELLING PETplanet Insider    Vol. 18    No. 10/17    petpla.net 41 LABELLING 41 really special, something visually striking, as soon as they are being sent the first sample bottle, is met to consummate perfection by the DecoType C. “The design work only has to be done once, i.e. when the marketing department creates the labels on the PC,” says Christian Bazlen. “Except for the metallic effect, we have the same options as those offered by conventional printing methods.” Any printing process is subject not least to environmental influences, like room temperature, humidity, or clean and maximally accurate printing heads. All these technical parameters combine to determine the printed image’s quality. Döhler and Krones have accordingly joined forces beforehand for mapping out a defined reference layout that covers any kind of object that can be printed on using the DecoType. This reference layout is reviewed at regular intervals. Christian Bazlen believes in the future of digital container printing. For him, it is a path-breaking design enhancement of the digital office printer, since this process can be used for printing on three-dimensional shapes. “We wanted to break new ground in regard to sampling, and with the DecoType we’ve hit the bull’s eye. I think that it will in future be possible to use digital printing for decorating any kind of container – not just round ones but also concave, convex or thermoformed bodies; in short: any special-shaped containers. Digital printing thus provides customised package designs with a clean printed image. The technology of the kind that Krones has implemented for us in the DecoType C lab machine can also be employed for higher-speed machines, and could likewise be used in any beverage bottler’s normal production operation.” www.krones.com Inkjet printing Inkjet printing is a non-contact process for printing on 3D bodies. It is fast and accurate, with an option for using different ink types. Depending on the type of ink involved, they are cured by means of UV light, for example. The printing process proper comprises image preparation, print profiling, and screening. To complete it, the containers are dried by curing the ink, for which UV light is used, for example, generating radicals that cause polymerisation. Digital direct container printing Digital direct printing offers its users in the beverage industry a whole series of advantages:  They can use modern decors or introduce newly developed products at short notice. This process thus enables them to respond swiftly to market changes and trends.  The increasingly frequent wish to stand out from the crowd leads to lower batch sizes with correspondingly small label print runs. Digital direct printing is a cost-efficient alternative here.  Thanks to accurately matched production quantities, there is no wastage.  Since no labels are required, there is no need for label storage either, nor is any adhesive now necessary for labelling.  For the design work involved, digital direct printing likewise opens up new options: for example, the haptics and the look can be combined or uneven surfaces printed on. Image templates can be utilised simply and immediately. And variable data like a barcode or a BB date right up to individual-product tracking can be integrated without any problems.  By reason of its flexibility and its unique design options, digital inkjet printing is also an attractive alternative for small batches or high-priced products. Döhler uses a prototype of the DecoType C digital printing system as a laboratory machine for printing on the sample bottles containing newly developed beverage recipes. www.bericap.com Unique range of light weight screw and sports closures for light weight PET neck standards for water • Closures for all common neck sizes 26/22, 28mm (PCO 1810, PCO 1881), 29/25, 30/25 • Light weight Hexalite range allowing light weight neck • Still water closures suitable for N 2 dosing • Sports closures fulfill BSDA requirements • Boreseal systems for excellent tightness • Consumer friendly opening forces BERICAP Technology for still water","@ID":43},

"BOTTLE MAKING 25 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 18    No. 10/17    petpla.net Please order your copy at the PETplanet Insider book shop: petpla.net/book3 Stretch Blow Molding Second Edition by Ottmar Brandau € 130,00 320 pages © Copyright Elsevier 2012 (see Chapter 6). Ovens can easily be accessed and the distance between lamps and preforms is equal over the whole length of the lamp. Round oven sections were used on some machines at one time but are no longer manufactured except with one particular model that uses microwaves instead of infrared. Blow-mould actuation Most moulds open horizontally and have some type of locking mechanism. They differ in the way that the cylinders and locking pins are mounted and whether or not they have so-called pancake cylinders for pressure compensation (see chapter 4). Most mould movements are camactuated because their movement never changes, no matter what bottle is running (Fig. 3.19). Figure 3.19 Blow clamp in closed position with vertical locking pin engaged. Picture courtesy of Krones AG. Preform seal When blow air enters the preform, all blow machines must prevent this air from getting out. There are several ways of doing this: with O-rings at the bottom of the preform seat, or in the side walls of the male connection piece. Distortion of the neck may occur when the neck is getting too warm and the material loses some of its strength, or when the hoop stress (increasing with the square of the diameter) becomes too large, even for a cold neck. A more elegant solution is the socalled blow dome. Instead of sealing somewhere on the inside diameter of the preform, this device seals on the transfer ring. By having air pressure on both the inside and outside of the neck finish, there is no net force on the neck itself. This virtually eliminates any distortion problems and leaves necks as they come from the injection machine. Synchronisation and crash protection The primary advantage of rotary machines is that the movement of all parts is continuous. One motor drives the entire machine and transmits movement through belts and pulleys. As long as belts are at the right tension (a maintenance must-do), synchronisation is assured. But what happens when a misformed preform prevents the blow mould from closing? At speeds of 2,000 b/c/h, serious damage would occur if there was no protection. This protection is afforded by a series of clutches that are mounted to every drive pulley that is connected to a rotating machine part. When the torsion force on the clutch exceeds a fixed value, the clutch severs the connection between drive pulley and machine part, allowing free rotation. After the operator clears the jam, he or she can manually rotate the machine part back into the synchronised position on the clutch (Fig. 3.20). Figure 3.20 Clutches such as this model are used to protect fast-moving parts of blow machines. Drawing courtesy of Mayr Corporation. product development caps & closures design high cavitation moulds multi-component moulds closure production systems after sales service competent – professional – inspiring Hoechster Strasse 8 | 6850 Dornbirn | Austria | www.z-moulds.com FAKUMA 2017 October 17th-21th meet us at booth A7-7502 Mould at FAKUMA 28mm 1881 FlipTop Fontana @KraussMaffei in A7-7303","@ID":27},

"LABELLING PETplanet Insider    Vol. 18    No. 10/17    petpla.net 38 Different container types, different materials, one solution Flexible labelling The new EvoDeco Multi labeller from Sidel is designed to make it easy to apply labels to different types of container made with different materials, such as PET, HDPE, and glass. It can manage different formats and dimensions for a wide range of SKUs (Stock Keeping Units) by using three different modules: one for applying self-adhesive labels; one for cold glue labelling; one for roll-fed labelling. The EvoDeco Multi is capable of running at rates of up to 81,000 containers per hour. Attention has been paid to ergonomics and operator safety. Easy operating, cleaning and maintaining are allowed by its open structure, with no frame, for much less machine downtime. New brushless motors integrated within the labelling modules remove the need for lubrication and achieve energy savings, while the multiple module format ensures optimum flexibility. The three different modules available are easily and quickly interchangeable: Self-adhesive labelling module The self-adhesive labelling module is designed to apply labels at high speed with increased efficiency, the advanced tension control enabling greater stability and precision in positioning the labels. It also delivers the flexibility that manufacturers need in applying labels to a variety of containers of different shape and sizes. Highly effective and efficient acceleration and deceleration ramps ensure that, even at high speeds, the stress affecting the labels as they are handled is kept at a reduced level. To avoid label carrier breakage and to ensure the correct alignment of the containers being labelled for a flawless “no-label” look, an air-dancer mechanism also makes sure that the labels are not under any stress at any point. Cold glue labelling module Even under extreme production conditions, such as long run operation and high temperatures, the cold glue labelling module is claimed to be a reliable process designed to undertake the application of pre-cut paper or metal foil labels to a variety of container types at medium to high speeds. The station is claimed to be environmentally friendly with short cleaning times, and a fully washable design, offering high levels of flexibility, applying labels with great precision and keeping material waste to a minimum. Roll-fed labelling module The roll-fed labelling module uses hot glue to apply wrap-around plastic labels. Having an integrated glue tank enables this module to melt and circulate hot glue in smaller quantities while retaining control of the application process. This solution allows for reduced consumption of glue, as of overall waste. Cleaning can be carried out automatically by a device installed on the vacuum drum that works during consistent production. The roll-fed labelling module can attain speeds of up to 60,000 labels per hour and when the carousel is connected to two roll-fed labelling stations, an output rate of 72,000bph is achievable. Furthermore, when three roll-fed stations are used, it becomes possible to label at 81,000bph. The new EvoDeco Multi labeller was developed to apply all labels, even thin labels, wash-off labels and self-adhesive labels with precision. Such accurate positioning is possible through new brushless motors integrated into the labelling modules together with a visual system utilising cameras to place the labels correctly whenever applied in a predetermined position upon the container. This means that material waste is kept as low as possible. www.sidel.com","@ID":40}]}}