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"JUBILEE PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net 36 The entry into Azerbaijan itself was then the strangest of all. We were eventually allowed to enter only after a detailed conversation with a senior state official, who was based at a militarytype command centre at the Georgia-Azerbaijan border. There were three of us on board the Editourmobil at the time and, after something between a coffee party and an interrogation, we were finally allowed into the country – and without even having to pay the normal deposit fee of $ 20,000. At the tour’s climax in Baku, Azerbaijan’s capital, we contrived something of a PR coup when we met Ell, from the music duo Ell & Nikki. They had just won the Eurovision Song Contest, in front of an audience of millions, so we interviewed him and asked, among other things, about his drink preference in PET. Overall, the flexibility of driving across land paid off. The tour was a complete success in terms of its flow and content. The response from the drinks and machine building industry was positive. When the articles began to be published, even the most diehard doubters were finally convinced. The rest is history This, the first big tour, was worked out sensibly and in detail, in terms of marketing and planning. When it was over, the reports and interviews with the many companies we met along the way transmitted successively into PETplanet Insider, it became clear that we had achieved a brilliant level of reach and influence. We decided then that the “Editours” should be an annual event, and so we generated a permanent new brand and section within PETplanet. Meeting Husky Injection Molding Systems Russia, 2012 While all the material from the Azerbaijan tour was still making its way into the public domain, we were already planning the next project. With the support of Brau Beviale once more, we headed East again in 2012, to Poland, Russia and Ukraine. In the middle of the year, we set off from Nuremberg and took the Editourmobil by ferry from Lübeck to St. Petersburg, from where we slowly made our way to Moscow and then further on towards the Urals. Ukraine and Poland were visited on the way back. In addition to Alexander Büchler and me, our freelancer editors Waldemar Schmitke and Michael Maruschke were also on board with us for the first time, as well as our technology specialist, Felix Popp. The tour was less nerve-wracking overall, although it was accompanied by a political discussion of the Russian government that had already been running for years, regarding a ban on alcohol in PET bottles. This became a recurrent topic in nearly all conversations. The entire beer industry was heavily affected by the unclear development since, at that time, around half of all beers available in Russia were already bottled in PET. However, shortly before we published our general market overview in PETplanet Insider, it was revealed that the law had, in fact, been overturned. The tours become more challenging, the destinations more exotic The Editourmobil being obversed by an ostrich in Brasil, 2013 2013 was a Drinktec year. The world-leading fair needed a correspondingly splendid tour concept. With the Munich Trade Fair and Drinktec boss Petra Westphal as tour partners, we put together an extensive concept and decided on South America as the destination for that year. We took the Editourmobil to Uruguay by ship and then travelled through a total of six countries, over a period of 14 weeks. We also scaled our highest altitude up till that time; approximately 4,600m, on the route from Lima to La Paz. On top of the theft of a solar panel in Brazil, which we had installed on the vehicle to charge the interior battery, the overland trip along extremely narrow and insecure roads, combined with the thin mountain air of the Andes was, at least for Editor-in-Chief Alex Büchler, anything but bearable. Rolf had emerged as a fearless driver on extensive parts of the western tour sections and always drove the Editour baby safely from appointment to appointment. When I took over driving responsibilities in Santiago de Chile, the vehicle instantaneously and definitively gave out. As a result, the traditional road show had to give way to various taxi rides and flights. The Andes leg of the tour was, altogether, too much for our otherwise completely reliable and faithful vehicle, which was designed more for European road conditions. After this mandatory pause for the Editourmobil, another team of editors continued the journey later, with a repaired engine and only the loss of that solar panel to complain about. In addition to our familiar allrounders, guest editor Florian Roschek – called THE Roschek – was also on board. The stand at Drinktec after the tour was, just like the road show itself, spectacular in design and size and left a consistently positive impression in the industry. New trade fair partnerships emerge After Drinktec and before the next tour began, contact developed with SPI (now the Plastics Industry Association), organisers of NPE in Orlando, North America’s largest plastics trade fair. A few weeks, contacts and personal meetings later, it was settled: PETplanet’s 2015 road show would","@ID":38},

"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 | exprim.de Matthias Gaumann 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. 20  No. 06/19  petpla.net 11,500 times thanks PETplanet Insider will be 20 years young this year. We are here today because you have been loyal to us for these past 20 years. 11,500 professionals from more than 140 countries around the world are regular readers. They have opened their doors to us more than 600 times, allowing us to look into their businesses. They took us along and not only shared their successes with us, but told us of their needs. Thank you for this trust. In more than 200 editions of PETplanet Insider, our team of 4 editors and 3 freelancers has produced more than 10,000 pages of editorials, from news and views to detailed product reports, comprehensive technical papers, and of course the in-depth interviews and user reports. Not forgetting either our market overviews and our international tour reports. PETplanet Insider is undoubtedly the only magazine in the entire world of specialist journals that visits you on 5 continents with its own Editourmobil. And then the circle closes again, because without your open doors, PETplanet would be just a booklet like so many others, full of contributions from the advertising industry without any understanding or reference to you and certainly without our 20 years’ experience. Your PETplanet Insider Team Dear readers,","@ID":5},

"BOTTLE MAKING 54 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net Tech-Long’s strategy for becoming the equipment supplier of choice Good quality, good business In May 2018 we met: Keith Boss, CEO and Johnson Zhang, President Before leaving Georgia, we stopped by at Tech-Long Inc., the 100% owned subsidiary of Tech-Long Packaging Machines Co Ltd. Established in 2012, the company is located in Duluth, near Atlanta. We met CEO Keith Boss, who has been with Tech-Long for 4 years now and asked him about his time with Tech-Long and his future plans with the company. Tech-Long Inc. has set up dedicated service centres for the Americas and is striving to offer high reactivity and best in class services on its installed base. As a manufacturer of PET blow moulders, Tech-Long provides a full range of blow moulding machines for the bottle converter market. The range covers all needs in terms of outputs, and bottle formats ranging from 0.2 l to 20 l containers. There is a bottle design and testing centre and a spare parts stock. “2017 was a break through year; we have now a base of 100 installed machines fillers, blowers, packers, palletisers or complete lines, we are making a lot of progress,” Keith Boss began. He described the customer structure of Tech-Long and the development of the customer behaviour, “It took some time to make the initial sales, at least a few months, but in the end the customer bought the machine, and later they come back for a second or even a third machine.” He remembered his first sale he did together with Johnson: “The first customer was CForce, and they bought a full line with an 8 cavity system for 500ml water bottles, and then, a year and a half later, they came back to us to buy a gallon capacity machine.” With over 53,000 square foot of production space, CForce Bottling Co. is one of the biggest private bottling companies in Texas, providing full-service production: filling, capping and packaging bottles for shipment. “We have a lot of repeat customers. That is a good signal to us that we are servicing the market in the right way,“ Keith continued. “We doubled our business from 2017 to 2018. This will continue because we think we have the ideal combination of best equipment and good service. The water market is growing and there is a lot of old equipment in the US: The market was capitalised in the 90s and old equipment now needs replacing. This will grow the market, and we will be well positioned to take this business,” he pointed out. One of the challenges that Keith identified is coming from his customers is the problem of buying resin. PET is the package of choice and he sees this continuing. In the US Keith identified two trends: “There is still some light weighting, for example the 1 l gallon with 60 g. The big supermarkets like Walmart are selling on price, so they need to see a reduction in packaging costs. That is one part of the market, the other one is a lot of growth of new brands for example like Core, located on the West Coast and in New York, selling a premium package and not only a bottle; it is produced on a 16-cavity blow moulder from us.” Keith Boss, CEO Tech-Long, Heike Fischer and Johnson Zhang, President Tech-Long (from left)","@ID":56},

"JUBILEE PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net 31 solutions that offer premium appearance while complying with ecological requirements. At CCL’s state-of-the-art laboratories engineers develop solutions that fit all packaging requirements brands face. Well-proven technologies such as WashOff and EcoStream have made their way onto the market very successfully over the past years enabling ecological solutions that are not only sustainable but premium. WashOff labels are removed during the standard bottle washing process and are therefore the ideal solution for returnable glass bottles. The EcoStream technology enables easy separation of PET bottles and labels ensuring 100% of the PET flakes can be reused. PETplanet: Which labels are experiencing the biggest increases in the PET bottle sector? Heinicke: Ever since the first project a few years ago the EcoStream technology continues its extraordinary success story. More and more global brands from water, soft drink and ready-to-drink segments are all relying on the ground-breaking solution that enables true bottle-to-bottle recycling. Thanks to its sophisticated functionality the PET bottles can be fully recycled. The decision to go from the current familiar decoration to a whole new construction is not easily made for brand owners. Consumers recognise and are accustomed to the existing packaging. To retain that value of brand awareness CCL Label develops label solutions that take into account all aims and concerns – permitting a smooth transition while taking a huge step towards greener packaging. PETplanet: Individualisation is considered a megatrend which is developing its impact globally. Broken down to the product bottle, one expected huge increases in personalised marketing campaigns, for which digital printing is ideally suited. What do you expect from this technology in the future? Heinicke: The list of successful personalisation promotions is impressive and with the new possibilities it will continue to grow. Nowadays, each product can be outfitted with an individual design and variable data can be integrated easily. Mosaic software allows personalisation of any print run with images, text and designs for maximum impact. It automatically generates hundreds, thousands and even millions of unique graphics. Thanks to CCL’s digital hybrid technology varnishes can be integrated allowing individually applied special effects for example with fluorescent ink on each label or sleeve. PETplanet: Thank you very much! Damstraat 4 | B-9230 Wetteren | T +32 (0) 9 365 7474 w w w . r e s i l u x . c o m | s a l e s @ r e s i l u x . c o m BARRIER, HOTFILL, REFILL, MONOLAYER, LARGE CONTAINERS, PET PREFORMS & BOTTLES","@ID":33},

"PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net 71 BOTTLES www.sise-plastics.com  -  e-mail: sise@sise-plastics.com - Tel : +33 4 74 77 34 53 VALVE GATE CONTROLS PRODUCTION & PROCESS  MONITORING MOLD TEMPERATURE CONTROLS HOT RUNNER CONTROLS PLASTICS TECHNOLOGY UNDER CONTROL INTERNATIONAL SPECIALIST IN TEMPERATURE AND PROCESS CONTROL FOR PLASTICS AND COMPOSITES PETbottles Home + Personal Care An elegant look for a fabric softener bottle Proctor and Gamble have come up with some new packaging for their latest Lenor “Parfum Delux Fabric Softener” plastic bottle that reflects the name. Its shape and surface are easily recognisable in their latest fragrance product “Charm”. The bottle, whose surface is easy to handle and which can be poured safely, has vertical, wave-shaped contours. The colourshaded shrink sleeve label fits over the contours to give the surface its multi-faceted and stylish appearance. It is secured by a screw cap with the brand’s logo on it and the outer area looks like the leaves of a flower. A closure, which extends into the bottle, is shaped like a dispensing aid. www.for-me-online.de Twin action mouthwash The American company, SmartMouth Oral Health Laboratories, has developed a mouthwash consisting of two different liquids in separate compartments and is designed to help prevent bad breath and halitosis. Once the security film sleeve has been removed, the closure is partially detached, a sealing membrane is removed and a cap that has two dispensing spouts reattached. Before using the product, the cap is detached and filled up to a measuring mark with both liquids simultaneously, thus activating both elements. Pour the mixture immediately into the mouth, gargle, and then spit out. The manufacturer promises customers 24 hours of fresh breath. The robust, contoured 473ml container is made up of two half bottles. www.smartmouth.com","@ID":73},

"7 NEWS PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net Herbold Meckesheim starts rebuilding the site destroyed by a devastating blaze After the devastating fire in September 2018, Herbold Meckesheim has just begun rebuilding the destroyed production halls. The whole incoming goods and shipping department, the warehouse as well as parts of the production area were devastated by the flames. The new buildings, comprising a 4,000m2 area, are anticipated to be up and running in September. As the General Manager Werner Herbold put it, “This was the perfect opportunity to reorganise our business activities in order to be more flexible in all our steps and at the same time relieve the traffic situation in the neighbourhood. We are very grateful to the assurance company, the municipality of Meckesheim, the Landratsamt (district administration) of the Rhein-Neckar District and all other authorities involved for the assistance we received, the quick decision taking and the sympathy for us in our terrible predicament.” The fire started on 10th of September 2019 caused by a technical fault. The budget for the demolition and rebuilding amounts to €3 million. At the site in Meckesheim, Germany, Herbold employs 160 members of staff and specialises in machines and plants for recycling plastics, a market that is growing. More than two thirds of the production is exported all over the world. www.herbold.com After the fire (left), and an animation of the new design on the right Sidel announced as Yili Group’s Global Strategic Partner Supplier Yili China, the world’s largest liquid dairy producer, recently organised a supplier conference in Xiamen, China. Thanks to the broad application of Sidel aseptic complete PET packaging lines to produce Yili’s Ambrosial Yoghurt for ambient distribution – all of them integrating the company’s Aseptic Combi Predis with its unique, patented dry preform sterilisation technology – Sidel was selected as Yili Group’s Global Strategic Partner Supplier and received the Innovation Award. This recognition is claimed to represent the most recent milestone in the longstanding relationship between the two companies, with Sidel operating in the largest business segment within the Yili ecosystem as the biggest partnering supplier of the PET product line within its Liquid Dairy Division. Mr. Qiming Fu, Senior Sales Manager and Key Account Yili at Sidel, was the one accepting the award on behalf of the company. www.sidel.com Bottled Water, the largest beverage in the U.S., continues to grow After having topped carbonated soft drinks to become the largest beverage category by volume in the United States two years earlier, bottled water growth enlarged further in 2018, albeit at a slower rate than in 2017. Total bottled water volume grew from 13.2 billion gallons in 2017 to 13.8 billion gallons in 2018, an increase of almost 5% (comparted to more than 6% in 2017). These are the findings of the Beverage Marketing Corporation (BMC). Except for two relatively small declines in 2008 and 2009 — when most beverage categories contracted — bottled water volume grew every year from 1977 to 2018. This period included 17 double–digit annual volume growth spurts. Since resuming growth in 2010, bottled water volume has consistently enlarged at solid single–digit percentage rates. As a result, per capita consumption exceeded 42 gallons in 2018, while average intake of carbonated soft drinks slipped to around 37 gallons. At the turn of the century, per capita soft drink consumption regularly exceeded 50 gallons, and Beverage Marketing expects bottled water to reach that level by the middle of the next decade. The differing developments of the two largest beverage types are significant. “Bottled water’s ascent occurred in tandem with, and was largely responsible for, changes in consumer preferences for healthier forms of rehydration and refreshment,” explained Michael C. Bellas, chairman and CEO, Beverage Marketing Corporation. “Portable and affordable bottled water aligned perfectly with numerous usage occasions at all times of day. Bottled water emerged as the beverage of choice both for people reducing calories or avoiding artificial sweeteners and for anyone looking for an all-natural refreshment beverage,” he added. Single-serving sizes became the most popular bottled water option, accounting for the majority of the category’s volume. In 2018, the single-serve segment enlarged more than 5% to almost 9.7 billion gallons. Yet all other segments, including larger, multi-serving bottles as well as home and office delivery, sparkling water and imports, also registered growth in 2018. Indeed, domestic sparking water advanced at a double-digit rate, and imports outperformed the overall market, though both still claimed comparatively small shares of volume. Looking forward, Beverage Marketing expects bottled water to lengthen its already considerable record of growth and to put still more distance between itself and the beverage category it surpassed to become the biggest. www.beveragemarketing.com","@ID":9},

"18 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net JUBILEE Together with Greiner Packaging, the company U-Boot Getränke realised a “bottle-in-the-bottle” packaging which consisted of a 30ml inner bottle filled with schnaps in a 140ml outer bottle filled with soda – both sealed by the same cap, as shown in issue 5. Company Jussara bottled UHT milk in PET and thus stood out in the domestic market, dominated by carton packaging (issue 6). A Sidel aseptic blow-fill-cap solution equipped with dry preform contamination enabled the Brazilian dairy product producer to realise that. 2016 Issue 7+8: The lightest 900ml PET bottle hitherto was produced by Brazilian Algar Agro company in collaboration with Sidel. The weight: 14 g. Huiyuan Suntory Beverage told us in issue 9 about their lightweight developments: By design optimisations and a new neck finish, weight could be reduced for hot fill bottles over the years from 26.5 g to 21.3 g, and for aseptic bottles to 14.8 g – only to realise that Chinese customers are looking for heavier bottles and that the weight had to be increased again. In 1989, AGD was the first brand in Argentina filling vegetable oil in PET bottles. 27 years later, the weight of the square bottles with recessed grips could be optimised with the Bottles & Shapes programme by KHS. Via computer simulation, possible weight savings in the bottles’ bodies were detected. Without compromising on stability, the original target could even be topped. In the same issue we introduced the first 100% PCR rPET bottle for liquid laundry, realised by Amcor and Method. Colour stability of the laundry detergent in PET, hand grip design and neck design were the challenges which had to be mastered. At Brau Beviale, KHS featured a lightweight 0.5 l beer bottle. By making the neck ring much smaller and reducing the wall thickness in neck and thread, the weight was cut down to 20.9 g, as featured in issue 12. Coca-Cola developed a 250ml KHS Plasmax-coated container to coincide with its very first appearance on the Indian market. 2017 IPC and Lanfranchi replaced stackable HDPE containers with PET. As we report in issue 4, a horizontal handle was incorporated during the blowing process. Manjushree Technopack from Bangalore, India, developed a PET fusion jar made up of a main jar, small jar, main cap and small cap. The main cap and the small jar have a locking mechanism which interlock to form a single component. The two jars cannot be separated without breaking the locking mechanism. Thus the consumer can access two different taste enhancers which can be blended to create a unique brew (see issue 5). 2018An alternative approach: In issue 3 we introduced the Spanish business Vitbot with their oval shaped bottles. Besides offering a unique differentiation at the POS, the bottles’ shape is claimed to preserve the properties of the liquids. For issue 5 the PETplanet Editour visited a boutique bottling company in California. What we learned here: High quality durable PET bottles with the classic heavy PCO 1810 cap are a growing trend again for premium waters. The Factor 100 still water bottle – a collaboration between KHS and Husky – were on stage at NPE. The extremely light packaging solution weighs only 5 g for 500ml. In the very same issue, another extremely lightweight solution was introduced: The Krones 200ml water bottle weighs 4.4 g and features a droplet-shaped design. The beginning of the year saw the commercialisation of the first consumer package produced via Amcor’s LiquiForm technology, as reported in issue 7+8. Amcor partnered with Michiganbased Greenblendz to develop and commercialise packaging for the Nature’s Promise brand of hand soap. Amcor 360 produced the 12oz PET bottle on a proprietary Amcor-built machine powered by the LiquiForm process. The new machine was the industry’s first manufacturing unit to successfully utilise the LiquiForm technology. Successful tests in the beverage sector have also been mastered, as Ashish Saxena, then Vice President and General Manager of Liquiform, told us during NPE. In issue 12, the German start-up Share introduced water bottles made from 100% rPET. The KHS group supported the project in design and bottle development. 2019For a report in issue 3, we visited Ice River Springs in Ontario, which has been producing 100% rPET bottles for a number of years. When we wrote about them back in issue 11/2010, the company was in their final stages of producing their 100% rPET bottles. A PET growler with a handle plus providing barrier protection with a 120 days shelf life – an industry first, claims manufacturer W. Amsler Equipment, and intends to provide craft beer brewers with a lightweight alternative to glass (see issue 5). 200ml droplet- shaped lightweight bottle","@ID":20},

"JUBILEE PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net 34 itself to engage with their consumers – PET bottles are also allowing users to see the content inside, thanks to their transparency. Easy to open and handle, it is a functional and convenient type of package leading to a great consumer experience. As market demands are quickly changing, shifting from standard bottle size towards smaller packages, PET offers sheer endless possibilities to enhance production flexibility with simple and easy changeovers on the production line while refreshing the brand of a complete bottle family from large to on-the-go formats to answer every need. Another important factor in this context is, of course, the bottle’s label. Labels have long been recognised by marketing departments across the world as a vital interface with the end user, assisting in creating brand identity and reinforcing or furthering its position in the market. As a consequence, sleeve labelling is growing faster than any other labelling technology as it provides significant branding opportunities and advantages when it comes to making a product stand out to consumers. Consumer experience and meeting consumer trends Ultimately, it is the brands which do achieve a positive experience for the consumer and, in turn, thrive and grow through repeat purchases. The design of the bottle is an integral part of this experience, from adding to the brand values and ensuring the all-important safety of the product through to the level of satisfaction for the consumer in ‘using’ the product. The overall consumer experience is shaped by a number of factors: the ease with which the cap can be unscrewed, the actual feel of the bottle in the hand, reducing the potential to accidentally spill the beverage (sometimes a result of excessive lightweighting) and the liquid flow through the neck. All of these aspects need consideration when designing a bottle with extensive experience and expertise in bottle design proving invaluable in achieving the optimum solution. Moreover, consumers also expect packaging to reflect their changing lifestyles. Smaller, individual ‘on-thego’ formats are better suited to the demands of today’s ever more mobile generation, while larger ‘multi-pack’ formats are ideal for the separate habits of bigger families. One direct result for bottlers and drinks producers is the need to increase the number of formats provided to keep retailers supplied with sufficient stock-keeping units (SKUs) to satisfy these changing consumer habits, while at the same time maintain the brand and associated designs across these multiple SKUs. Recycling and future sustainability Apart from its light weight, the recyclability of PET is one of the material’s major attributes and is a significant factor in its increasing adoption as the material of choice for packaging. As consumers grow more and more environmentally aware, they increasingly understand the need to recycle goods and materials in order to preserve natural resources. They also appreciate the need to be considerate of our environment and to reduce waste - especially the packaging from commercial goods. As everyone is aware, there is a rather negative image around plastic packaging. This is particularly fueled by evidence of marine litter, itself caused by a mismanagement of waste. Technologically and industrially, PET, can and glass can all be recycled. There is also an economical value of doing so: the value of a bale of PET bottles can range between 300 and 600 €/t, depending on its quality. An essential pillar of circular economy is recycling. Recycling means no land filling, no marine litter and less natural resources depletion. The limiting factor today – affecting also the carton, glass and aluminium industries – is collection: indeed, recycling technology is available and the demand for food grade rPET is outperforming the offer. We know our customers want to use recycled PET; consumers are happy to recycle their PET packages; and we are seeing a shift in attitudes towards how PET is recycled. The EU directive on single-use plastics will, among other things, force the collection rates to go up to 90%, allowing recycling to develop further. However, for any recycling initiative to be successful, it needs the right scheme and the backing of local government and policy makers. Legislators are now realising that to keep PET and other packaging materials in the value chain, an infrastructure for collection and reuse is needed. For PET bottlers, aiming at sustainability is usually also a strive for optimum cost-effectiveness. This means highspeed production lines bottling large volumes of packaged beverages in short times. Flexibility of line conversion, to introduce a new bottle design or product quickly and efficiently, can also be important. A thorough appreciation of these market drivers and how to achieve them is therefore essential when designing any new PET packaging solution. Meeting the challenges A great package does much more than attracting the attention of the consumer and protects the product it contains, though these are undoubtedly important factors in and of themselves. It unlocks value at every step of the process, turning supply chains into value chains, from the raw materials used in the bottle production through to the potential to recycle the bottle postconsumer and contribute to a closedloop sustainable packaging supply chain. It helps speed up time-to-market, saves costs and increases efficiencies in production, withstands the demands of distribution, looks good at the point of sale, offers a safe and great consumer experience and can be easily recycled. To unlock the true value of PET, a holistic approach to the packaging design and development process is required that looks at every step of the supply chain, both individually and collectively, with the aim of achieving several goals simultaneously. www.sidel.com","@ID":36},

"BOTTLE MAKING 53 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net Here in this plant the newer machinery is installed. We have been replacing some of the older machines. In total we have 19 machines, 7 1Blow machines here; additional 1Blow machines are in plants in Dallas and Orlando.” Steven adds, “A couple of hundred different types were produced on these machines for CKS. For moulding we have mould changes four to five times per day. In a typical week we change 25-30 times, excluding the injection part. It is a very high capacity and we do difficult shapes here, too. We do premium bottles here, but we do not do long runs, and some lines run continuously for three or four days. We are also producing heat resistant bottles.” One 1Blow machine we saw on the floor is a 4LO, 4 cavity for bottles with 18-38mm narrow neck application, with a nominal output for standard bottles of 0.5 l with an output of 7,500-8,000 bph with a 13 g preform or 6,400-6,800 bph for 1.5 l with a 24 g preform. “On oval and wide bottles, we start with a round preform. Using the preferential heating, preforms will be heated from both sides longitudinally. So we create two areas of hot and two of cold that goes into the mould. With special lamps we heat just before the preform goes into the mould, and that makes the process more reliable. These longitudinal areas may also be moved off-axis from the preform centreline, so that offset neck bottles can be produced,” explained David. The key advantages of the 1Blow machines are the neck orientation: this mechanical system puts all the neck finishes on each bottle in the same orientation. This is invaluable for containers that use a flip-top cap so that it aligns in the proper position for opening and pouring. This alignment can be done without the need of a specific tab or V-notch on the preform. The system relies on the thread start and thus can use standard preforms, opening the spectrum of preforms that can be used. The heat set combines heated blow-moulds with recirculating high-pressure air cooling to induce higher crystallinity into the bottles. This higher crystallinity allows the resultant bottles to have heat resistance for the hot fill process. Fully covered floor space at the 75,000 square foot rPET plant, CKS Atlanta Newly installed 1Blow equipment at CKS production hall in Atlanta “CKS and 1Blow got to know each other 4 years ago, shortly before the NPE show. CKS bought the machine presented on the booth. From that moment on a very close and reliable business relationship began. CKS is the best costumer for 1Blow in the US,” Dave explained. For the North American market the 1Blow equipment fits perfectly. It is designed and suited for custom container manufacturing. The smaller machine with 2 and 4 cavities is ideal for short runs, is flexible for making difficult containers and it has a high output. “One more attractive thing is the compact form of the machine. Three people can be working inside the machine for the same time; it is a simple machine compared to other blow moulders. In this plant with 19 machines we have created a lot of space by replacing one old machine with one 1Blow machine. That’s what CKS also discovered. In the space of one 6 cavity rotary machine we can put three 4 cavity 1Blow machines. And they have a lot of the rotary machines here, so they sort 1 out and put 3 new in. That is very important for companies like CKS when they want to increase output, as they would not have sufficient space. They would have to look for a new plant which is hugely expensive.” PETplanet very much appreciated this whole day with CKS Packaging and 1Blow - and we say a big thank you for the invitation and the chance to learn about this perfect match! www.ckspackaging.com www.1blow.com","@ID":55},

"TRADE SHOW REVIEW PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net 66 Plastics Recycling Show Europe 2019 by Heike Fischer The third Plastics Recycling Show Europe (PRSE) exhibition and conference held recently in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, attracted many visitors and exhibitors from across Europe and beyond. The annual event had a total attendance of more than 3,250 over two days, an increase of 34.5% compared to last year. It also attracted over 120 exhibiting companies, a 20% increase. Unique in Europe, PRSE brings together exhibitors, visitors and Plastics Recycling Awards Europe finalists representing the whole value chain of the plastics industry including recyclers, machine producers, raw material producers, converters, waste management companies and, increasingly, brand owners. In this way PRSE facilitates collaborative progress towards the circular use of plastics by showcasing innovation, sharing best practice and bringing partners together to network and do business. Opened by Kęstutis Sadauskas, Director Circular Economy and Green Growth DG Environment at the European Commission, the two-day PRSE conference showcased the latest developments in plastics recycling technology and applications, as well as exploring future industry challenges and the legislative landscape within the EU. “PRSE has grown so quickly to become the showcase for innovation in plastics recycling technology. We are seeing dramatic improvements in the capacity and quality of products and processes to meet the demands of consumers and brand owners today,” said Ton Emans, President of Plastics Recyclers Europe. “If you want to know what is happening in the plastics recycling industry in Europe, what we have already achieved in making plastics use circular and what will soon be possible in the future, you have to come here. PRSE 2020 is now building on the success of our first three years, reinforcing its position as the annual focal point for plastics recycling in Europe,” he added. “We increased the floorplan area by 17 per cent for 2019 and have added an additional 16 per cent for 2020, but it is already looking like we will need to add more. Existing exhibitors are requesting larger stands and we are attracting growing interest from new companies.” Lucrèce Foufopoulos-de Ridder, Executive Vice President Polyolefins and Innovation & Technology, Borealis, said at the show: “This is the place where we meet brand owners, waste management companies, recyclers, and can mobilise across the whole value system a group of people towards a more circular economy.” With Sipa we talked about their Xtreme Renew system adopted by Kyoei Industry for beverage giant Suntory. It provides a “green” twist that allows a cut of 25% in CO 2 emissions and 30% in electricity consumption in soft drink bottle production, in a perfect circular economy system. The FtoP Xtreme Renew system, designed and built by Sipa and Erema, produces preforms with 100% recycled PET starting from flakes, using a single heating phase. This solution fits perfectly with the new circular economy, taking post-consumer waste and reusing it in the same production process, making it sustainable, economical and, at the same time, of the highest quality. The preforms produced by Kyoei Industry will be used by Suntory who fills more than 2.5 billion bottles every year. Suntory is a leader in the production and distribution of beverages that include Schweppes and Orangina for European markets and PepsiCo for America. The system, which will be able to produce over 300 million containers annually, uses technology to convert conventional washed bottle flakes into decontaminated, IV-increased and melt-filtered PET food-grade melt, which then is directly fed to a Sipa Xtreme injection-compression preform moulding plant (unlike other moulding systems on the market that have to start from pelletised material called rPET). Emissions of CO 2 during production of PET bottles from recycled material using traditional rPET processes are already 60% lower than when using virgin PET. Together with Manfred Hackl CEO (right), Horst Wolfsgruber CFO is now responsible for the strategic planning and ongoing development of the entire Erema group of companies. Erema’s order intake in the postconsumer segment increased again significantly, doubling within the last three years. “Here we are pioneers and trendsetters in solutions for a growing recycling industry that focuses on quality and is becoming increasingly industrialised,” says Manfred Hackl, CEO of the Erema Group. He is also pleased at the way sales are PRSE welcome area","@ID":68},

"JUBILEE PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net 24 Digitalisation – Industry 4.0 Industry 4.0 describes a concept frequently associated with the Internet of Things (IoT), additive manufacturing, digitalisation and integration of data and workflows, remote monitoring, multi-disciplinary engineering, and automation of controls through machine learning and predictive analytics. Industry 4.0 supports what has been called a “smart factory”. Within modular structured smart factories, cyber-physical systems monitor physical processes, create a virtual copy of the physical world and make decentralised decisions. What is next to digitalisation and Industry 4.0? Five questions for Dr-Ing. Matthias Schopp, head of Engineering Systems at KHS in Bad Kreuznach, Germany What’s your position on digitisation as one of the people responsible for research and development at KHS? In its implementation digitisation is more of an evolution than a revolution. Much of this has been going on for years: new functions in individual assemblies are successively changing lines and machines; components are becoming more intelligent and expanding the possibilities of superordinate control systems; networking is creating added value, such as in process monitoring or machine diagnosis. We’re integrating these and many other aspects to form a turnkey system. In doing so we ask ourselves two questions: what’s the relevant added value for our customers? And what’s the relevant business model for us? In which direction do you think Industry 4.0 will develop? Industry 4.0 will create greater transparency in processes and in doing so make the operation of a line much more efficient. We can already see some of its manifestations: the evaluation of sensor data collected along a line, for example, allows local and superordinate functions to be improved. Other characteristics will ensue – such as for self-optimising lines. How will this work in practice? In the DnSPro* research project we measure the foaming on filling machines with the help of cameras. The idea behind this is that in the future the machine can optimise itself to suit a new product as the automated variation of the filling parameters replaces the manual adjustment process. Applications like these won’t be available in the near future, however. Don’t developments like these make machine operators redundant? No. Our aim must be to make human operation of the increasingly complex technology demanded by the market easier. With the help of artificial intelligence we want to make self-learning and self-optimising systems feasible which with their great flexibility can be managed by humans and thus enable highly efficient, costeffective operation. This isn’t just our vision but that of the entire industry, also of our partners. www.khs.com * DnSPro = sensor-based subsystems with decentralised cooperation for Industry 4.0 production systems, sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). How must KHS develop to also be successful on the market of the future? As part of the mission statement process managed by our parent company Salzgitter we’ve made customer orientation the value of the year. We’ve received constructive feedback from many of our customers all over the world. On this basis we at KHS will focus on effecting even better cooperation across our divisions and departments in the future. In doing so we’ll make a further move towards the customer – and not just from a sales point of view. After all, every single action counts within a company – regardless of in which department.","@ID":26},

"BEVERAGE INGREDIENTS PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net 61 Trends and product solutions in the food and drinks sector in 2019 Better quality, less time The food and drinks industry is experiencing increasing change. In recent years, consumers have been placing ever greater and more varied demands on their diets. Reasons range from food intolerances to choosing diet concepts that harmonise with individual lifestyles. Only providers that react promptly to continuously changing consumer needs and offer appropriate innovations will be successful on the market in the long term. What diet trends can be expected this year? An important trend last year will stay with us throughout 2019: high-quality foods are important to modern consumers. At the same time, they are not willing or able to spend a great deal of time on preparing good food and drink. Modern foods must therefore be quick and easy to prepare, suit the individual lifestyle, be produced in a healthy and sustainable way and be free from allergens and e-numbers. However, the focal point of consumer interest is more than ever before the multisensory product experience which occurs when a harmonious appeal is made to all the senses at once. Taste, smell, appearance, mouthfeel and sound all have an influence on what lands in the shopping basket of the ever more demanding consumer. Multisensory experiences with healthy added value With natural, plant-based ingredients and all-in-one solutions, Döhler creates individual lifestyle products, intended to bringing together great flavour, multisensory top quality and optimum nutrition. And the company also offers its customers innumerable possibilities for overcoming the future challenges of the market. Plant-based nutrition For ethical, ecological or health reasons, more and more people are eating a purely plant-based diet. In Europe alone, the introduction of plantbased products tripled between 2014 and 2018. The reasons for this trend are various. First of all, a purely plantbased diet offers nutritional, physiological and health benefits. Plant-based nutrition creates a balanced relationship between nutrition uptake and calorie intake. Because manufacturers of plant-based foods also use less water and less productive land and generate less CO 2 than those of animal-based foods, a plant-based diet is also more sustainable for the planet. To satisfy this trend, Döhler is offering a variety of natural milk-free ingredients for manufacturing a wide range of products. The oat-based, ricebased, coconut-based and almondbased alternatives are nutritious and they offer subtle flavour variations. With the help of a large selection of functional and health-promoting ingredients, optimised nutrition profiles can be created with all important essential amino acids and these can replace animal proteins. Of course, the flavour profiles of these products can be finished with fruit components or natural aromas. Time and again, the question arises about whether a plant-based diet can provide sufficient protein for a healthy person. The solution to this involves proteins from plant sources which Döhler uses in numerous products. In order that these plant-based proteins can ensure optimum protein provision, protein building blocks","@ID":63},

"BOTTLE MAKING 56 Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net The market for bottled water in South Africa The artistic aspect of the bottle An imaginary landscape, a magical, spellbinding place, that has insipred legends of mermaids that live with dolphins, otters and whales. But if the mermaids are a legend, the magical beauty of the environment is a breathtaking certainty; the certainty of being in the Tsitsikamma nature reserve, a long, narrow area that stretches for 75 km along the coast of the Eastern Cape, in South Africa. In this wonderful landscape, where pure, transparent water flows, starting in 1997, entrepreneur Judy Woodgate has bottled spring water in a modern installation sold under the brand Tsitsikamma Crystal Spring Water. Today this South African company, which has its head office in the town of Witelsbos (150 km west of Port Elisabeth), is one of the main local realities in the sector of bottled beverages and to satisfy the growing  demand for spring water it recently installed a new integrated system Ecobloc Ergon for blowing, filling and capping of 5 l containers, supplied by SMI. Recent data released by the European Federation of Bottled Water (EFBW) shows a global market growth at a much faster speed compared to the soft drinks market. This trend is predicted to last until at least 2022 and, therefore, it is right to expect that even in South Africa, the bottling industry is destined to grow, even if the sector has only been developed recently and has fewer consumers compared to those registered in more consolidated markets. In fact, the population of around 56 million South Africans drink 2.5 litres of mineral water per head annually, compared for example, to the 60 million Italians who consume 147 litres per head. The decision taken by Tsitsikamma Crystal Spring Water to invest in the purchase of a new blowing, filling and capping sytem supplied by SMI sprang from the necessity to intercept the trend in market growth and be ready to satisfy the greater request for bottled water. Currently in South Africa, the bottled water sector is made up of a few, large producers that have automated plants, and by a greater number of small bottlers, where production envisages manual operations beside the use of automatic or semi-automatic machinery. There are around 100 companies in the sector, which produce over 270 million litres per year, with stable growth predicted, thanks to more consumer attention towards a healthier lifestyle and to a more frequent choice to quench thirst with natural water instead of carbonated drinks. In South Africa the quality of bottled water is protected and controlled by several regulations, which are vigilated by important organisations like SANBWA (South African National Bottled Water Association). Lightweight 5 l container To bottle their branded natural mineral water, Tsitsikamma Crystal Spring Water use bottles with a sinuous design and long life, designed to facilitate grip and transport. Starting from a project of bottles already in use, the South African company Tsitsikamma Crystal Spring Water use bottles with a sinuous design and long life, designed to facilitate grip and transport. The company asked SMI to study a lighter, more eco-sustainable, 5 l container.","@ID":58},

"BEVERAGE INGREDIENTS PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net 62 from different plant sources must be combined in a particular way. This is why Döhler uses plant-based protein mixes, for example from rice, oats or peas, and these supply the body with all physiologically essential amino acids. Proteins from premium plant sources and natural aroma compositions ensure that the end products – from crisp energy bars to creamy, protein-rich almond milk to refreshing green fruit smoothies – feature exceptional multisensory properties and first-class flavour. Botanical extracts: functional ingredients Besides great flavour, added health benefits play a crucial role for many consumers. Known as functional ingredients, these can have a positive effect on health and are therefore very interesting. With its botanical variety, nature offers an important source of natural extracts that fulfil consumers’ desires for healthy additional benefits. The Döhler range of functional natural ingredients are claimed to be suitable for a wide variety of products. For example, valuable plant extracts from premium “superfoods” open up the potential for innovation when positioning food and drinks in the health sector. With its high Vitamin C content (on average 1,700mg of Vitamin C per 100g of fruit), the Brazilian acerola berry can contribute to strengthening the immune system and preventing cardiovascular diseases. Döhler sources raw materials such as these directly from the regions of origin. They can be used in products like protein shakes, sweets or cereal bars, and of course also in tablet or powder form. Sugar: less is more Consuming too much sugar can lead to obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cavities. But consumers do not want to go without the great taste of sweet goods. Instead, they expect products in the confectionary sector to include functional ingredients such as vitamins, roughage, proteins, antioxidants and amino acids. By exclusively using natural ingredients such as botanical extracts from fruits, vegetables and other natural raw materials, even sweets themselves can have healthy added value. This is why Döhler has developed functional fruit gums that not only taste good but also contain healthy ingredients like proteins, guarana and extracts from “superfoods”, and also offers high-quality fruit fillings in biscuits, the pleasurable crunch in chocolate products or reduced-calorie sweetening system solutions. Drinks for a new generation With drinks too, the worldwide trend is towards reduced-sugar products. Today, consumers want exciting new soft drinks, teas and coffees. “Brewed” and “crafted” are the magic words in this sector. Brewed and fermented sodas, crafted colas and lemonades, brewed tea drinks or coldbrew coffees, these drinks have one thing in common: consumers expect pure and undistorted flavour combined with reduced sweetness, easy digestibility and natural ingredients.","@ID":64},

"JUBILEE 27 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20 May at the time of going to press. Informants reckon that MEG will fall by € 20 in May. So in May, MEG is expected to cost € 755 per tonne (forecast, unconfirmed) and is likely to be considerably cheaper than in April. Asian PET price fall In Asia too, PET prices in May are following a downward trend. In China, paraxylene capacities have increased massively, which is obviously having an effect on raw material prices in Asia. PET from China is currently available for under US$ 1,000 per tonne but freight costs and customs tolls must be added to this. PET from Korea is slightly more expensive. Whether an import is worthwhile for European customers depends on how comfortable they are with risk, especially as the PET price for European product has also fallen. No-one can yet tell how prices will change in future. Recyclate demand increases It remains to be seen whether the negative discussion about plastic is already having an effect on the PET market. However, the demand for recycled product has risen sharply in recent weeks so that prices, in particular for regranulate, have also risen sharply. From 2025, all PET bottles in the EU must be made from at least 25% recycled material. It stands to reason that various drinks manufacturers are bringing forward this switchover in the course of climate discussions and this is having an effect on demand. One problem is the availability of used PET bottles, which are still not available in sufficient quantities. petpla.net","@ID":29},

"JUBILEE PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net 10 A review of 20 years of meetings, talks and inspiration Leading lights in the PET world Technology is only as good as the people behind it. Lots of clever minds, from bottlers, processors and suppliers have made the PET bottle what it is today with their imagination and energy. We have come to know and appreciate quite a few of them over the past 20 years. We do not want to keep the highlights from you. In issue 3, we focused on some of the stars of the stretch blow moulding industry. This one will focus on other big players of the PET world. In 1999, the world was in the grip of an internet fever – who would still persist with a printed magazine? Only very few saw the need for a trade journal early on and put time and effort into it. Volker Kronseder from Krones saw the value in this during the first few years, and he always gave sound advice and had a keen eye for target groups in his charming Bavarian English; Dr Peter Neumann from Engel was always very professional and exactly the same as us who were newcomers to the PET sector at the time; Stefan Zatti with Waldemar Schmitke and Otto Hofstetter (from left) on the forecourt of Otto Hofstetter AG in Uznach, Switzerland Otto Hofstetter, an outstanding preform mouldmaker, provided Swiss precision in PET toolmaking; Romeo Corvaglia who was constantly striving to optimise the weight of screw caps; Romeo Corvaglia during an interview in 2012 Gianfranco Zoppas from Sipa, a controversial innovator, continues to surprise the industry with his unconventional ideas to this day; Alexander Büchler during a Prosecco reception with Gianfranco Zoppas during NPE 2012. Günter Krautkrämer and his sons, Bericap, without whom there would probably not be such a wide range of closures today; the Lehner family from Alpla, very reserved when dealing with the media but, like Bericap, have established their company with production facilities in all the important hubs worldwide; Ichiro Mizuuchi, Nissei ASB, standing for Japanese thoroughness in single-stage production; Mrs Grace Lee set up the South Korean company, Chumpower, which has been shaking up the market for as long as we have; Peter Pan and Grace Lee, Chumpower, with Johann Lange-Brock and Kay Barton (from the left) Yuriy Khmara, Retal, has transformed the small company Uniplast in Dnipro into the globally influential processor, Retal; and of course, Robert Schad, founder of Husky, the market leader in preform mould and machine construction, saw the opportunities offered by PETplanet. However, it was not only the owners and CEOs of large companies who gave great impetus to PETplanet. A great deal of encouragement and support has come from sales and marketing departments. First of all, Gerd Liebig (first Demag, then Engel, now Demag’s CEO) came up with the rough concept of PETplanet during a fact-finding trip in 1998; Waldemar Schmitke, formerly of Netstal, was always involved in battles with the military high command to actively promote PET in the Netstal group, then taking on a new role as a highly-driven reporter at PETplanet with a keen eye for detail; Stefan Zatti from Otto Hofstetter was always very much on the ball in terms of technology and customer requirements; Christiane Wells, Corpoplast, has been an ever dependable leader at the company; Roberta Gualtieri and Martina Bottarel at Sipa are a highly efficient duo with the highest level of technical expertise, allied to an extremely professional outfit; NPE 2018: Johann Lange-Brock and Heike Fischer (second from the right) meet with Martina Bottarel (second from the left) and Roberta Gualtieri Manfred Rückstein, a real character from PET press, formerly of KHS, has seen more CEOs come and go than all the other marketing managers in the PET world put together; Valentina Gollini, Sacmi, the good soul of the company has been and is present at every important trade fair; Valentina Gollini, Sacmi, framed by Johann Lange-Brock (left) and Kay Barton","@ID":12},
"MOULD MAKING 46 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net Wentworth Mold’s growth in tooling and plastic processing Know your business and keep an open mind In May 2018 we met: Tar Tsau, General Manager, V.P. Sales & Engineering and Sergio Arango, Sales Manager North America In February 2015 PETplanet visited their good friends of Wentworth in Stoney Creek, Ontario. In November the same year the CEO Walter T. Kuskowski bought a new production facility and warehouse to provide space to expand mould and tool production as well as for plastic processing. Mr Tar Tsau, General Manager and Sergio Arango, Sales Manager of North America welcomed us during our North American Road Show in the new 200,000 square foot production hall and warehouse of Wentworth in Brantford, ON, Canada. Tour Sponsors: develop a lot of innovation projects to meet customers’ requests. “We not only produce moulds, we are dedicated to provide best value and peace of mind to our customers. You only need to contact one person for any questions. Our sales representative will update you on quoting or project progress, assist with shipping, engineering and invoicing!” For South American customers especially they do a lot of product drawing from scratch; sometimes, they receive requests for preform design and development for which they work in cooperation with their sister company Electraform Industries. “So we can do preform prototyping in a couple of weeks and in parallel do bottle design to ensure customers shorten their time to market.” Sergio adds: “From the bottle sample we are able to produce unique moulds which enable us to produce a few bottles we did not have previously.” They came only slowly to blowing and testing bottles mainly due to customer demand. Previously they had worked with third parties for this processing. “For us it is better to synergise all these production steps under one roof to maintain control of production,” Sergio continues. “70% of our sale is in PET. That is our principal business. Primarily for two-stage PET, but we also have capability with one-stage PET blow moulds and extrusion as well, also for HDPE,” Sergio emphasised. “We have experienced rapid growth in the processing group in the last 10 years” Tar confirmed, “about 2 to 3 times; a lot of this is from acquisition as well.” Tar Tsau explained: “We desperately needed more space to accommodate more thermoforming machines to produce drinking cups and lids, and food packaging for example. Today Wentworth Mold occupies one corner of the building for blow mould making.” Tar told us that two principal groups come under the umbrella of Wentworth Technologies: plastics processing and mould & tooling. Wentworth Mold’s main business sectors in the tooling group are preform tooling and blow moulds. They sell 400-500 moulds a month. There is also some precision machining and general machining. “From Canada we sell stretch blow moulds for the American market which represents about 30% of manufacturing, while 70% comes from our state of the art manufacturing plant in Poland.” From Canada, Wentworth supplies the whole of the US and South American market. “Sales and technical support come from here, plus any new development or new innovation. The majority of our customers are from the US, and we keep in close contact with our customers,” Tar continued. The Far East business is very small at the moment, whilst Eastern and Western Europe is served by Poland. The special thing about Wentworth, which distinguishes them from other tool makers, is that they recognised the trend for customers trying to shift some of the development work in product design down to the mould makers. That is what they do on top: Inside the new production hall of Wentworth in Brantford, Ontario","@ID":48},

"JUBILEE PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net 33 undergo rigorous testing protocols. Moving into the industrial production roll-out phase of the process, moulds and other package-dependent parts are created, once the intended design is ready for immediate commercial production. When undertaken as a holistic process, this approach can reduce the crucial time-to-market and get the finished product launched and ultimately into the hands of the consumer much faster. Matching design functionality with production A well designed bottle is one that works in harmony with its production environment to create value: this can be achieved in various ways, from improved line efficiency to reducing energy use and achieving higher product quality throughout the factory. For example, the Sidel Matrix system offers control functionality that optimises material distribution across bottles on a production line. In some cases this can lead to a 50% reduction in the variation of bottle wall thicknesses. Standing out at the Point of Sale Today’s beverage market is highly competitive. Brand and product differentiation are therefore the most critical factors which enable bottles to stand out on the supermarket shelf. With consumers making their purchasing decision in a matter of seconds, the bottle has to reinforce the brand values, be easily identifiable and encourage the consumer to buy a given product over another. In consequence, beverage producers not only need the bottle to look good, in the exact way it was intended to look when it left the production plant, but also to feel good in the hands of the consumer. PET – in this regard, as well as others – really is an attractive packaging material for producers, able to offer great potential in terms of product safety, marketing opportunities, as well as flexible and cost-effective production: for any product type or package format released on the market, PET packaging gives the opportunity to attract consumers with great brand differentiation due to the bottle design freedom offered by the ISBM technology and by the inherent and geometric properties of the raw material itself. Round or square, asymmetric or with specific handling, its high marketing potential opens up virtually unlimited possibilities to design whatever premium or affordable package. While providing a unique communication platform for brands – that are increasingly using labels or the container Connect your vision systems for 100% production overview IMDvista FACTORY CONCEPT 4.0 Swiss Ma | www.imdvista.ch Get data for closed loop and Industry 4.0 CLOSURE, PREFORM, BOTTLE and BARRIER inspection systems","@ID":35},

"PETcontents 06/19 4 PETplanet Insider  Vol. 20  No. 06/19  petpla.net INSIDE TRACK 3 Editorial 4 Contents 6 News 69 Products 70 PET bottles for Beverage + Liquid Food 71 PET bottles for Home + Personal Care 72 Patents JUBILEE 10 Leading lights in the PET world - A review of 20 years of meetings, talks and inspiration 13 The evolution of the PET bottle 20 Future trends in PET bottle processing 24 Digitalisation - Industry 4.0 26 High PET prices par for the course today 28 Functionality meets design 32 Creating value from concept to customer 35 The ultimate editorial road trip 64 Thank you to the friends of PETplanet Insider MARKET SURVEY 39 Suppliers of 2-stage SBM machinery MATERIALS / RECYCLING 42 Decontamination by means of vacuum during extrusion 44 Recycling activities in South Africa MOULD MAKING 46 Know your business and keep an open mind - Wentworth Mold’s growth in tooling and plastic processing BOTTLE MAKING 48 A clear vision for the new world of packaging 52 A perfect match - Precise machinery for demanding converters 54 Good quality, good business - Tech-Long’s strategy for becoming the equipment supplier of choice 56 The artisitic aspect of the bottle - The market for bottled water in South Africa 59 A satisfying piece of work - Planning and processing plants for the beverage industry BEVERAGE INGREDIENTS 61 Better quality, less time - Trends and product solutions in the food and drinks sector in 2019 TRADE SHOW REVIEW 66 Plastics Recycling Show Europe 2019 BUYER’S GUIDE 73 Get listed! Page 36 Page 59 24365 Page 48","@ID":6},

"MATERIALS / RECYCLING PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net 42 Decontamination by means of vacuum during extrusion by Dr Ulrich Thiele, Polyester Technology The increasing trend towards closed recycling cycles for PET bottle waste is significantly increasing the demands placed on mechanical recycling concepts. Decontamination continues to be at the focus of the recycling process in order to ensure that the recyclate can also be used in food packaging with as few restrictions as possible. In addition, the focus is increasingly on maintaining the recurring recyclability of the polyester. Depending on the chosen recycling process, this can be considerably reduced by the addition of stabilisers and additives. When PET bottle flakes are extruded in the presence of vacuum during recycling, this is mainly done to remove the water with the aim of preventing or minimising the rapid hydrolysis of the PET melt. Depending on the type of extrusion equipment used, success varies. The efficiency of vacuum degassing is mainly dependent on the melt surface in direct contact with the vacuum and its renewal. In the order single-screw extruder, twin-screw extruder, multiscrew extruder, the degassing power increases. In a joint project with Gneuss Kunststofftechnik GmbH, the influence of process pressure during vacuum extrusion on the efficiency of decontamination was to be investigated. In the production and use of PET bottles, a large number of possible organic compounds are introduced either deliberately by the use of additives during the production of the bottles or in the course of use in the polymer matrix. To demonstrate the suitability of a process for PET recycling, a challenge test is carried out in which a defined number and amount of organic compounds are added to the PET flakes whose properties simulate the possible organic impurities. Following the recycling process, the amounts of these substances migrating from the polyester are quantitatively analysed (see challenge test: https://efsa.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/ epdf/10.2903/j.efsa.2011.2184). This test requires a great deal of technical, analytical and time effort and is aimed exclusively at detecting foreign substances that are harmful to health and contaminate the PET bottles during use. With the increase in the recycling rate and in particular in material cycles in which PET bottles are recycled repeatedly, in addition to the contaminants absorbed during use, repeated use of additives occurs. These are in particular substances for reducing the acetaldehyde content, as well as stabilisers and dyes. Unlike PET virgin, which has an average concentration of 0.5ppm acetaldehyde in the granules and 3ppm in the bottle wall, higher acetaldehyde levels occur in the regranulate and the bottles made from it, depending on the recycling process used. To ensure that when using 30-50% regranulate, the low limits for acetaldehyde required in particular for still water bottles are met, additives must be added again to reduce the acetaldehyde content, socalled acetaldehyde scavenger. The project to investigate the influence of process pressure in vacuum extrusion on the efficiency of decontamination focused therefore on substances that are repeatedly added as additives in the material cycle and lead by their increasing concentration to processing and quality problems. A search was made for a possibility to investigate the efficiency of decontamination in vacuum extrusion as a function of process pressure with simple and inexpensive analytical methods. The main question was whether PET flakes accumulate a typical molecule or atom, which repeatedly enters the polyester matrix through additives and can be quantified using simple analytical methods. Ultimately, the presence of nitrogen-containing compounds was chosen as the target. Above all, the additive AA scavengers, dyes and stabilisers carry in their molecules nitrogen (N2) in bound form. But also polyamides such as MXD6, e.g. as a barrier layer or in dispersed form to improve the barrier properties are nitrogen-containing impurities. Table 1 lists some of the common N2-containing additives and their nitrogen content. It can be assumed that the nitrogen content in the PET flakes is influenced primarily by the repeated addition of AA scavengers. With the Analytical Laboratories in Lindlar (http://www.analytische-laboratorien. de), a laboratory was selected that provided an analytical method using micro-Kjeldahl with which elemental nitrogen in polyester could be detected reproducibly up to a detection limit of 10 ppm. Trivial/Trading Name CAS-Nr. Sum Formula Molar Mass [g] Content N2 [%] Application Antharanilamide 88-68-6 C7H8N2O 136.15 20.6 AA-scavenger Polyamide MXD6 C13H18N2O2 234 12 O 2 barrier N,N'-1,6-hexanediylbis [2-amino-benzamide] 103956-07-6 C20H26N4O2 354.45 15.8 AA-scavenger C.I. Pigmentblue 15 147-14-8 C32H16CuN8 576.08 19.4 Dyestuff Estofilblue S-RBL 71872-84-9 C32H30N2O2 474.60 6 Dyestuff Table 1: Typical additives in PET bottle flakes","@ID":44},

"PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net 70 PETbottles Beverage + Liquid Food Smoothie with coconut water “Rio d’Oro”, Aldi Süd’s own brand for juices, is now combining smoothies and coconut water into a new product. The two juices contain a minimum of 40% coconut water and various juices such as cherry-banana-peach or mango-orange-maracuja. According to the label, the smoothies also contain 30% less sugar. They are available in a slim, transparent, 250ml bottle with an opaque screw seal with guarantee band. A self-adhesive label around the bottle provides the necessary retail information. www.aldi-sued.de Seasoning mix from Lidl German discounter Lidl is selling a kilogram of seasoning mix from its own brand “Kuljanka” in a transparent bottle, which is contoured in the grip area and has ridges on the sides. The ridges stabilise the bottle and make it easy to dispense the visible, colourful powder. The screwed-on seal has two flaps; the product can be removed with a spoon or sprinkled through the scatter opening. There is a freshness membrane under the lid that must be removed before first use. www.lidl.de Vöslauer in 100% rPET bottle Recently, Vöslauer Mineralwasser GmbH fromAustria has started manufacturing its own bottles up to 100% from rPET - recycled PET. According to statements, all Vöslauer bottles should consist of 100% rPET by 2025. The bottles are recognisable thanks to a specially designed symbol that can be found several times on the bottle. The picture shows two 500ml bottles in the compact format typical of the brand. They have easy-grip screw seals and a circulating plastic label. www.voeslauer.com Salad packaging from the USA Farmer’s Fridge is a young, regionally active company from the USA. From vending machines it is selling meals like salads, mueslis and snacks that are freshly prepared every day. The products are packed – depending on recipe – in transparent heatable or non-heatable plastic containers. The picture shows a wide-neck PET container for a 433 g “Southwest Salad”. All ingredients are already in the container. After consumption, the beaker can be washed out and used again or can be placed in the vending machine for recycling. The container is sealed with a green screw cap with a self-adhesive paper strip as a tamper-evident seal. www.farmersfridge.com Honey with jam “Marmelonig” is the name of a new product combination made from 95% blossom honey and 5% concentrated fruit juice by German company ProphyDent GmbH in Hannover. According to the manufacturer, the component products are mixed at a low temperature so that the valuable ingredients are preserved. Currently there are three varieties on the market – honey with raspberry, with blueberry and with strawberry. Each is available in a 250g transparent, squeezable, upturnable bottle typical for honey with a dosage dispenser. The country of origin for the honey and its best before date are printed on the lid. Two shaped self-adhesive labels provide retail information. The front label goes up over the seal cap as a tamper-evident seal. www.marmelonig.de","@ID":72},

"15 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net JUBILEE BOTTLE MAKING 15 In issue 8 there was some controversy about whether a 13 g lightweight hot fill bottle was a possibility, with a material saving of 30%. 2007 Intended for dairy functional drinks, PET Engineering set a new lightweighting record with 10 g/200ml (issue 1+2). French company ADS highlighted at Emballage a 4 l container blown from a preform with an integrated handle. Issue 10 featured Amcor PET Packaging Europe and their new range of monolayer PETbased material bottles for long life milk. 2008 In issue 4 we pulled together some of the extreme lightweighting options for 500ml still water bottles: Krones stood with 8.85 g, Sipa at 10.9 g, Sidel with the Sidel No Bottle at 9.9 g (launched in 2007 as the hitherto lightest bottle). However, these were all found in the development department, not at the supermarket shelf. Amcor expanded its hot fill line with the introduction of PowerStrap lightweighting technology. The unique strap design base took lightweight hot fill containers to a new level by offering enhanced side compression properties for improved line handling as well as “feet” that provide vertical loadbearing properties for stacking. Another addition to the hot fill portfolio was ActiveHinge technology, which is incorporated into the sidewall of the bottle for improved rigidity and enhanced label aesthetics. ActiveHinge incorporates horizontal ribs in the label area that stiffen the hoop structure of the bottle. The 20oz Vitaminwater bottle, which won a 2017 DuPont award, uses both PowerStrap and ActiveHinge to improve performance, while weighing less than conventional hot fill containers. 2009With Bottle Fly, PET Engineering pushed the limits of lightweight bottles further, in issue 1+2 presenting a 500ml water bottle with 6.6 g. The design eliminates the need for a nitrogen blanket. In issue 4 we discovered the lightest water bottle in production in 2009 at Niagara Bottling www.sacmi.com SACMI manufacturing technology: the advanced solution,from single machines to complete lines Product design Product development Product validation Industrial production plant Process & quality control On-site and start-up assistance After-sales and Customer service SACMI 4.0 THE COMPLETE CLOSURE, PREFORM AND CONTAINER SOLUTION FOR YOUR SMART FACTORY Your Smart Factory will be child’s play. sculpture by Antoine Geoffrion / bottlerobot.com Products created using SACMI compression technology can be made from PCR polymers too.","@ID":17},

"TRADE SHOW REVIEW PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net 67 developing in the in-house and industrial sector. Both the Erema solutions and the shredder-extruder solutions of the group subsidiary Pure Loop were able to increase their turnover yet again. The expansion of the in-house product range thanks to participation in Plasmac, Vacunite and also the newly-created Keycycle business unit as a provider of complete solutions for plastics recycling, are current examples of new products and innovations. “We thrive on proximity to our customers. This enables us to understand their challenges and develop appropriate solutions,” says Michael Heitzinger, Managing Director of Erema GmbH, one of the recipes for success of the world market leader. Under the slogan “Materially different with exceptional results”, Tomra Sorting Recycling took the opportunity to launch the new Innosort Flake. The new model combines both colour and material sorting through NIR technology. The PET flake sorting sensor solution is equipped with the unique combination of RGB cameras and NIR sensors from Tomra. Tomra’s Autosort Flake is the first to successfully and simultaneously combine detection of colour, enhanced material information and metal objects. Regardless of grain size, this model sorts all types of polymers with the highest purity. Both effective systems optimise flake sorting applications and minimal downtime. The secret of Tomra´s great accuracy is its patented Flying Beam technology. Through its continuous calibration feature, customers can monitor and optimise the performance of their operations on a real time basis. This means increased stability and less downtime while achieving constant high-quality yield. Additionally, new and accurate lighting technology results in up to 70% energy savings and decreases the operating costs. The Fourline technology, high speed, high precision NIR sensors allow resolution up to 2mm, minimising the loss of valuable product yield and leading to higher product recovery, ensuring greater profitability of the product output. Gerry McGarry, Managing Director of RPC bpi Recycled Products summarised, “PRSE is a great platform to bring all the stakeholders across the value chain together in one venue to share ideas and start collaborative projects - if increasing recycled content in your packaging and your products is a key objective for your organisation, attending PRSE is a great starting point to make those initial connections.” www.prseventeurope.com","@ID":69},

"JUBILEE PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net 11 Professor Michael Koch, formerly of TU Ilmenau, a feisty colleague, very rarely minced his words and was ultimately mostly proved right in what he said; Manfred Hackl, Erema, saw the importance of bottle-to-bottle recycling from very early on; and Gerd Fuhrmann, with his ideas on inspections with Intravis, has driven the PET industry to new heights of quality and excellence and never tires of reiterating the fact that everything we have today is down to the peace we have enjoyed in the West over the past 70 years; Gerd Fuhrmann, Managing Director and CEO of Intravis during K-Fair 2013 Martin Tolksdorf at Döhler was the man for any situation, at least when it came to PET, with a preference for oranges; and let us not forget Wolfgang von Schröter, a former employee at Dermag, a veteran and dynamic reporter with a penchant for conducting controversial PETplanet interviews. Which of these names stand out? With one exception, all these people are either still working or have given their all before retiring: Sadly, Professor Dr Koch is no longer with us having passed away following a serious illness. So, the question is – why is everyone else still with us? In most other industries, people change jobs after two years at the most. The answer is simple: they are all lateral thinkers who know their own minds and have fought hard and are still tilting at windmills, be they internal, technological or political. This is what binds them together. If all these actors have been working in the sector for at least 20 years, does that mean that PET is an industry for old fogies? The answer, of course, is no. These lateral thinkers are always coming up with new ideas for driving the PET bottle forward in competition with other types of drinks’ packaging. John Galt joined Husky around 10 years ago as Robert Schad’s successor and has quadrupled the company’s value during his tenure. John Galt, President and CEO of Husky during an interview in 2018 Vezio Bernadi also ensures that Sacmi is always encouraging innovation. Sacmi’s General Manager Beverage Vezio Bernardi in 2015 during a visit of Alexander Büchler at Sacmi’s headquarter in Imola, Italy Engineering Excellence www.netstal.com High-performance made to measure PET-LINE With PET-LINE systems, you produce perfect preforms at the  lowest unit costs. Shortest cycle times, powerful injection and low energy  consumption are the key to success. –  2400, 4000 and 5000 kN clamping force – 24 to 144 cavities – Flexible equipment options – Highest process stability – Best overall equipment effectiveness 20 YEARS of the most exciting news! Congratulations!","@ID":13},

"MOULD MAKING 47 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net “On the PET side we produce blow moulds for all the big machine builders like Sidel, Sipa, Krones, KHS etc. In the PET business we have seen some mergers in larger companies, and that normally has an effect on us,” said Sergio. “We are also seeing more in-house manufacturing by the big players like Coca-Cola and Pepsi which usually subcontract all their bottle needs; they are both customers of ours. The hot fill application and of course the water market is growing a lot, which is important.” We discussed the water market in detail and Sergio summarised: “Around five years ago nobody thought that the water market would still be growing, but it has. There is a market for premium water and commodity products. We are definitely more on the commodity side; some of our customers are the very big water fillers. That is more attractive for us, because the orders are bigger. It can be a little bit of a challenge for us because they do not change bottle shapes that often. We target both the premium and the commodity product but we do see a little bit more demand on the commodity side.” Tar concludes: “With our young and highly educated team we will focus on project development and prototyping to serve the needs of our customers with a creative approach, supported by use of the latest technology.” www.wentworthmold.com ADHESLEEVE® TECHNOLOGY THE BEST SOLUTION FOR ROLL-FED LABELLING EVEN ON CANS! ProMachBuilt.com | PELabellers.com LABELS APPLICATION WITHOUT HOT MELT GLUE. EASY LIKE SCOTCH-TAPE! EVEN MORE! The first eco-friendly linerless labeller using pre-glued films. 100% ecologic and recyclable product. Also for empty containers. Adhesleeve + thermal-shrinking system. More than a valid alternative to the sleeve application. F.l.t.r.: Tar Tsau, General Manager, V.P. Sales & Engineering, Heike Fischer and Sergio Arango, Sales Manager North America","@ID":49},

"BOTTLE MAKING 57 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net asked SMI to study a lighter, more eco-sustainable, 5 l container. Keeping the the look almost unchanged, the SMI designers “downsizing” the bottle to create a lighter container dropping from a total weight of 96.5g to 72g. They added some expedients that will allow it to be reduced further to 64g. Compared to the original version, the neck has been modified dropping from 48 to 38mm without changing the original shape, the base, the shoulders and the decoration. Bottles to protect and store Product quality is an essential element for the success of Tsitsikamma COME VISIT OUR BOOTH AT K-SHOW 2019 11B40 DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY 16–23  OCTOBER, 2019 AGRINTL.COM +1.724.482.2163 SALES@AGRINTL.COM REDUCE ENERGY COSTS Agr’s patented closed-loop blowmolder control technology allows you to optimize blowmolder operation, saving energy PROCESS PILOT® Crystal Spring Water, therefore, the use of containers that protect and store the purity of the bottled water is a fundamental requirement of their activity. To bottle, store and market the water from their springs, the South African company uses bottles in PET. It is rigorously tested according to guide lines from the “Food and Drug Administration (FDA)”,  the American governing body that controls food and pharmaceutical regulations. Solutions for Tsitsikamma To satisfy market demand for water bottled in large containers (5 litres), the company invested in a new integrated system from the  Ecobloc Ergon HC EV range supplied by SMI to produce, fill and cap high capacity containers in PET, in shapes that vary from the most simple to the most innovative and complex. Stretch blow moulding, filling and capping of the 5 l PET containers with natural mineral water happens at a production capacity of up to 3,600bph. The SMI system is known for integrating the stretch blowmoulding, filling and capping in a single machine, by offering economic advantages as it does not require a rinser nor conveyors between blower and filler and accumulation; electronic operational control, motorised stretch rods, and the use of high efficiency valves controlled by flowmeters; the stretchblow moulding module is equipped with a counter pressure air system that reduces energy costs caused by producing high pressure compressed air; energy efficiency, thanks to the IR lamps mounted on the preform heater module; low costs for maintenance and installation management. John Faul, Director of the Tsitsikamma Water Plant and Doug Woodgate, Owner of Tsitsikamma Water (from left) Tsitsikamma Crystal Spring Water has its head office in the town of Witelsbos, 150 km west of Port Elisabeth.","@ID":59},

"JUBILEE PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net 37 take us to the USA and cement our new partnership with the NPE. Of course, the whole thing was like an accolade for us, as by now we had become very much aware of the influence our overland trips had had, at a global level. The event organisers found our road show concept brilliant and it was possible for us, as a publisher, to further intensify our activities in the North American market. Today, we have two successful road shows in the USA and Canada behind us, complete with many exciting reports and interviews from the PET world. The 2015 partnership was followed by a tour revival for the next NPE in 2018, when we again drove editors through North America, this time with editor Heike Fischer on board for the first time. We look forward with excitement to how things will develop here in future. Casually dressed on the road in Portugal, 2014 Summertime and the 2014’s Editourmobil Oh yes, one other trip from the history book: in 2014 we ended up in southern Europe and northern Africa. In renewed partnership with Brau Beviale, we travelled through six countries, including Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco. For the initiative we now also had a completely new vehicle, which had a lorry format for the first time… Asia’s developing markets in focus Following our 2014 and 2015 trips, we directed our focus towards the Middle Kingdom, in the course of the China Brew China Beverage (CBB), Drinktec’s partnership event in China. Camping between appointments in 2015, USA Driving up the hill in Colorado, USA, 2015 The 2016 Chinese Editourmobil was, apparently, one of only two motorhomes available in the whole of China. There was just one renter of such vehicles, and he owned them both! Alexander meets Michael Chen, Managing Director Bericap China, 2016 Volker Kronseder from Krones (left) with Alexander Büchler at CBB event 2016, China We travelled throughout the entire east and south of the huge country, meeting numerous local giants of the drinks and packaging industry. We even included a swing to Hong Kong and Taiwan. China’s determination and will to mix it on the international stage became extremely clear during this tour. Our regular core trade fairs in China, such as Chinaplas and CBB, had already been reflected the technological developments over the last few years. However, now that we were able to hold intensive on-site conversations, free of the normal exhibition distractions and with time on our side, the Chinese market and its significance for the global economy, especially in the packaging engineering segment, became much more transparent and tangible. Meeting with Mahatanee in Thailand, 2017 The markets of south-east Asia were similarly exciting, with, in some cases, extreme growth rates for PET. In partnership with Drinktec again, we travelled through eight SE Asian countries ahead of the 2017 Munich Trade Fair. These included Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand, as well as potent future markets such as Laos and Cambodia. As crossing the borders of the many countries with our own vehicle turned out to be very problematic, we opted for hiring individual Editourmobils on site in each case, which worked extremely well. In terms of organisation, the SE Asia tour was definitely one of the biggest challenges.","@ID":39},

"BOTTLE MAKING 49 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net Michael Hodges: In January 2018, Amcor announced a commitment to develop all our packaging to be recyclable or reusable by 2025. We also pledged to significantly increase our use of recycled materials and drive more recycling of packaging around the world. That pledge means that Amcor joined other leading companies, most of which are customers, who have made the same commitment in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation New Plastics Economy initiative. PETplanet: Amcor signed the ‘Global Commitment’ in October 2018. What does it mean? Michael Hodges: The Global Commitment unites businesses and governments around the world to create a plastic system that works. It is a vision of a New Plastics Economy, where plastics never become waste. The Commitment encourages a “race to the top”, and is unprecedented in scope, involving producers, brands, retailers, investors, recyclers, as well as governments, NGOs, and others. The list of over 250 signatories includes many Amcor customers, such as The Coca-Cola Company, Colgate-Palmolive Company, Danone SA, Diageo, Johnson and Johnson, L’Oréal, Mars Incorporated, Nestlé, and PepsiCo. PETplanet: Did your customers also express any reservations about the use of PET yet? Michael Hodges: Many of our customers have goals to address the environmental footprint packaging leaves behind if it isn’t properly collected. We are working with them to meet those objectives with innovative packaging, improved formats, better technologies and even more sustainable materials. We take a lifecycle approach to packaging design. This means selecting the right raw materials, in the right quantities, to protect customer’ products and minimise environmental impact. For example, we use proprietary technologies to lightweight our bottles to reduce usage of raw materials, while maintaining protection of customers’ products. We know that the environmental profile of the packaging we design and make, and the efficiency of our operations, must and will, constantly improve. PETplanet: Minimum content of rPET per bottle, tethered caps, recyclability and re-use – new regulations are constantly being introduced that focus on PET as a resource and which also demand environmentally responsible use of packaging. How do you keep IS STILL 50% TOO MUCH. 50% L SS P CK G NG The KHS solution for more sustainability: New avenues in packaging technology. We are continuously improving our packaging. By applying innovative technologies and swit","@ID":51},

"JUBILEE PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net 38 The Editourmobil in front of the NPE fairground in Orlando, USA 2018 Heike Fischer (right) meets the Intravis Team, USA 2018 The morning after After the tour is before the tour. Even while current trips are in progress, we are already planning the next trip somewhere else in the world, in order to better understand the local markets for drinks and PET packaging and to provide you, as the reader, with more intensive insight and first-hand information. is no comparable country, with such a vast number of contrasts and impressions. It is a long overdue trip, for us and especially for me personally, that will take our team through the subcontinent by road this year. Stay tuned and continue to be our guest, both now for India and for all the road shows in which we will analyse for you many other markets worldwide in the years to come. You will find the travel reports of all the Editours as well as other image material under “Editour” at petpla.net An overview of all Editours: 2010: Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland 2011: “Go to Brau Beviale”– Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan (cooperation with Brau Beviale exhibition Nuremberg, Germany) 2012: “Go to Brau Beviale” – Russia, Ukraine, Poland (cooperation with Brau Beviale exhibition Nuremberg, Germany) 2013: “Go with the flow” – Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil (cooperation with drinktec exhibition Munich, Germany) 2014: “Go to Brau Beviale” – Italy, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Spain, Portugal (cooperation with Brau Beviale exhibition Nuremberg, Germany) 2015: “North American Road Show” – Canada, USA (cooperation with NPE exhibition Orlando, USA) 2016: “The China Road Show” - China, Hong Kong (cooperation with China Brew China Beverage exhibition Shanghai, China) 2017: “Go with the flow” – Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, Laos (cooperation with drinktec exhibition Munich, Germany) 2018: “The North American Road Show” – Canada, USA (cooperation with NPE exhibition Orlando, USA) 2019: „The India Road Show“ - India (cooperation with Drink Technology India exhibition Bangalore/Delhi, India) For 2019, our anniversary year, we will be returning to Asia and completing the idea from the first official road show in 2011. But we shall not be stopping there. We will be getting up close and personal with the country where we are seeing so much activity, so much in the way of dynamic and exciting developments: India! This trip, in particular, will pack a punch; anyone who has been there before knows that. It is not unreasonable for it to be said, of India, that there Machine and equipment suppliers 78% 22% 1% others 271 Interview visits in total Machine and equipments users (e.g. fillers, converters, recyclers)","@ID":40},

"PETnews 6 NEWS PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net European Commission targets 25% rPET as of 2025 The Council of the EU adopted the measures proposed by the Commission on single-use plastics. In addition to a ban on selected single-use products made of plastic for which alternatives exist on the market, the new rules will also introduce a 90% separate collection target for plastic bottles by 2029 (77% by 2025) and the introduction of design requirements to connect caps to bottles, as well as target to incorporate 25% of recycled plastic in PET bottles as from 2025 and 30% in all plastic bottles as from 2030. Tethered caps and lids are to remain attached for all beverage containers up to 3 litres, 5 years after the entry into force of the Directive. www.europa.eu World Star Packaging Award for recycling innovation The world’s first Xtreme Renew Flakes to Preform System, which directly produces new, food-grade 100% rPET preforms from recycled PET flakes in a single process step, was recently presented with a World Star Packaging Award in Prague. Erema, Sipa, Kyoei Industry and Suntory, four companies involved in developing the system, expressed their delight at receiving the award for this unique example of a closed plastic loop. The World Star Packaging Award recognises outstanding packaging solutions from around the world that set international standards for the packaging industry thanks to their design or the way they are manufactured. The joint development of the process was initiated in 2014 by Kyoei Industry and Suntory. The award-winning process is based on the combination of Erema’s proven Vacurema bottle to bottle technology which has been enhanced for this application with Sipa’s Xtreme Renew Preform Production System. This plant network produces new, foodgrade PET preforms directly fromPET flakes. Having now been in operation at Kyoei Industry in Kasama, Japan, for almost a year, the Flakes to Preform System are not only claimed to output preforms with impressive quality values, but also to deliver unique ecological and economic performance. The annual production capacity of this plant is 300 million containers. The customer for this output is the internationally active Japanese drinks manufacturer Suntory. The Vacurema part of the plant decontaminates the flakes and increases the viscosity of the input material, which is then melted and filtered. The food-grade melt is then fed directly into the Xtreme injection moulding machine supplied by Sipa. With this system, a further melting process (i.e. the melting of the rPET pellets, which is necessary in conventional processes) is no longer required. This in turn eliminates the risk of yellowing and the formation of volatile organic compounds. The combination of four process steps - decontamination, IV stabilisation, melt filtration and injection stamping - in one system reduces energy consumption by 30% compared to conventional systems. CO 2 emissions are also reduced by 25% and are therefore significantly lower than with conventional PET bottle production from rPET raw material. Since no rPET pellets are produced, additional dryers and storage areas are no longer necessary, resulting in lower costs. www.erema.com Bottle-to-bottle recycler tackels ocean plastic pollution As part of its closed-loop philosophy, CarbonLite Industries, recyclers and producers of post-consumer PET is launching a new category: 100% post-consumer ocean diverted plastic. CarbonLite’s newest offering will replace virgin materials for food, beverage, and cosmetic applications. These products will have the dual benefit of reducing ocean plastics and the amount of virgin material produced. “Plastic pollution in the ocean is impacting animal health and our food chain, and must be urgently addressed. Our team worked diligently with experts to source and provide a statistically meaningful supply of certified ocean-diverted plastic so our customers can be part of the solution,” said Jason Farahnik, Director of Brand Partnerships and Resin Sales. CarbonLite also owns PinnPack Packaging, a sustainable food packaging company in Southern CA, which allows it to introduce this grade of ocean diverted plastic in a vertically integrated enterprise. Ira Maroofian, President of PinnPack, said “We are excited to lead this effort and be among the first thermoforming companies to offer food packaging from ocean-diverted plastic.” Since its founding, CarbonLite, has been focused on closed loop, bottle to bottle recycling. The company recycles over 4 billion beverage containers annually between its facilities in California and Texas, ensuring the circular life cycle of beverage containers. A third plant is underway in Pennsylvania, which will increase CarbonLite’s capacity to over 6 billion bottles a year. www.carbonliterecycling.com From the left: Pierre Pienaar (President World Packaging Organisation), Michael Heitzinger (Managing Director Erema GmbH), Gianfranco Zoppas (President Zoppas Industries Group/Sipa), Christoph Wöss (Business Development Manager Application Bottle Erema), Eiichi Furusawa (President Kyoei) and Munehiko Takada (Chief Specialist at Packaging Material Department Suntory)","@ID":8},

"BOTTLE MAKING 51 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net of digitisation. What approaches are currently being developed in Amcor and what are your hopes for them? Brian Carvill: We are working to develop not just PET bottles and containers in a range of sizes to address the needs of brands and e-commerce, but also e-commerce related services. Transportation and freight costs, durability, and weight reduction remain a key focus of R&D. Our design studio, along with its engineering and manufacturing teams, work together to develop beautifully branded containers that are lighter than glass, less fragile and less costly to handle. Amcor’s robust stock bottle portfolio has enabled new table sauces entrants to compete with leading brand companies, via e-commerce. PETplanet: We know that products on supermarket shelves have to compete for space and attention. Is the e-commerce channel less dependent on appearance? Brian Carvill: To thrive in a virtual supermarket, food and beverage brands should not only aim to attract the attention of the digitally engaged food shopper, but also package their products in a form that can withstand the rigours of an extended supply chain. Logistical considerations aside, a consumer might not select a product in the first place if it doesn’t look attractive. Since they can’t physically handle the item in the online space, visual appeal plays a vital part in determining whether a food or beverage item ends up in their virtual shopping cart. The end user wants to be able to recognise the brand, even if the packaging might have been designed to cater to other considerations. One of the biggest advantages here is the versatility of our materials and the host of options we can make available to meet customer needs. Amcor offers solutions to our customers beyond simply packaging. We are developing partnerships and engaging with customers in new ways so that all parties can take advantage of e-commerce opportunities. PETplanet: What other trends are you addressing in relation to PET bottles? Brian Carvill: Centre stage is innovative design and lightweighting of plastic packaging, for a diverse range of end-use applications including soft drinks/water, juices/teas, food, sports drinks, personal-care, and wine and spirits. Lightweighting capabilities can help reduce resin demands and decrease finished container weight while still producing a highly functional and high-performing container. In addition to enhancing brand equity, using PCR PET and HDPE has several environmental benefits. Recycling reduces the amount of plastic sent to landfill and supports the recycling infrastructure. Using recycled PET or HDPE means that less petroleum is needed to make new, virgin resin. They materials also require less energy to produce and have a lower carbon footprint (50% fewer carbon emissions) than virgin PET or HDPE. There is no doubt that the fundamentals of packaging are evolving. Primary packaging for ecommerce is spawning the development of new innovations that bring new value. The connection between package, product, and consumer is changing, and creating an entirely new generation of packaging. PETplanet: Thank you very much! German Technology Oct 16-23, 2019 Hall 1, Booth C42","@ID":53},

"JUBILEE PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net 29 JUBILEE 29 The eye-catching label from Swedish beer and liquor exporter Galatea, features an original design by a leading Swedish tattooist, who created a ‘sailor’ theme with mermaids, roses and skulls, and a large sailing ship on the front. The label is a shrink-sleeve, providing an all-round visual projection. A particular challenge for UK-based company CCL Label Decorative Sleeves was to source a shrinksleeve wrapping that would not damage the PET bottle, so a low-temperature solution was essential. CCL selected Eastman Embrace, a copolyester resin for shrink films from Eastman Chemical Company, which is designed to achieve a high level of shrinkage on the product but with a minimal shrink force. Another key parameter was the need for a high level of print definition, which would display the tattoo images on the shrink film to best effect. The eye-catching shrink sleeve, with its sailor tattoo and nautical theme, cover the bottle from neck to base. Shrink-sleeve label featuring a high print definition Digital printing either on the label or directly onto the bottle allows for fast transfer, even with small batch sizes and so offers advantages in terms of product differentiation, e.g. on customisation. In contrast to traditional labels, direct printing can also be applied selectively to grooved and relief structures. This opens up entirely new opportunities for consumer products, to differentiate them distinctively from the mass of competing articles – e.g. by creating 3D effects on the packaging or simulating the look of different materials. At the same time, the print height of up to 205mm still leaves sufficient space for accommodating not only elaborate designs, but also detailed textual information on the packaging.","@ID":31},

"BOTTLE MAKING 59 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net Planning and processing plants for the beverage industry A satisfying piece of work We met: Paul W. Clark and Larry LaFerriere Back in 1998, the founders of PET Terra Systems recognised the need in the plastic container and beverage industries for a more scientific approach to process and engineering; in January of that year PET Terra Systems (PTS) was incorporated. The company was started in 1998, but was founded with a core group of subject matter experts whose experience went back to the first commercial use of plastic beverage bottles in 1979. Tour Sponsors: The original PTS staff was built to combine manufacturing experience, professional engineering skills and statistical expertise. “Our objective was to apply science and process engineering to eliminate the widely held illusion that making plastic bottles was some sort of magic trick. Interesting is our process expertise, which is around blowing bottles and injecting preforms - that is my background. I started in the plastics industry in 1979, at Amoco Container, a company that now belongs to Silgan Plastics and was one of the first two companies to commercially produce a PET bottle, Paul explained. He went on: “Since then, we have grown both in size and scope of services. Our expertise spans all facets of a project from the exploratory phase through ongoing operational support. We have also expanded outside of plastics to include the food and beverage industry as well as other manufacturing segments within the United States and abroad. A good example of our unique capability is that most of the major bottling companies use our services to qualify new bottles. When they want to qualify a new resin or container, they ask us to support those efforts jointly in most cases with the various equipment suppliers like Krones or Sidel, KHS, TechLong and so on. That is not typical to an engineering design firm.” They support their clients from the very beginning. “We can provide conceptual design services that provide a ‘visual picture’ of a proposed system solution. The conceptual design process allows us to generate multiple alternatives that illustrate various approaches, configurations and layouts for client evaluation. Conceptual design endeavors can involve complete plant layouts, processing areas, production lines or utility systems depending upon the proposed scope of a particular project. Our design work is done primarily in 3D which results in improved quality of the product as well as execution in the F.l.t.r.: Larry LaFerriere, Vice President of Operations, Heike Fischer, PETplanet, and Paul W. Clark, President","@ID":61},

"69 PRODUCTS PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net PETproducts Side T-handle’s global presence Side, based in Barcelona, Spain, has seen a world-wide increase in the number of PET blow moulding machines producing T-handle bottles, which, it is hoped, will replace HDPE bottles. On February 19, a new company has been incorporated into the T-handle team in Mexico. Envaserv SA de CV, one of the biggest bottle makers in Mexico valley, will shortly be in a position to supply T-handle bottles to the Mexican market. In this system for producing container with handles, the handle is formed during the blowing process, without the need for any further changes to the container. The versatile application is suitable for the production of PET containers with handles of up to 4 l. Since the presentation of the T-handle, at the NPE Show in Orlando few years ago, Side has installed more than 40 solutions for T-handle bottles globally, with a huge and diversified potential market, from softener, detergents, juices, milk, edible oil, water, and many more. www.sidemachines.com One-piece bottle and spout design Rigid containers with internal threads and drain-back pour spouts have traditionally been made with multiple materials – typically, HDPE blow-moulded bottles with an injection-moulded PP spout fitting – which have required dedicated tooling and, because of the mixed materials, have been difficult, expensive or even impossible to recycle. R&D Leverage has developed a new design that is easier to produce, is made of a single material and is completely recyclable. It is made in one piece, entirely of PET, as a single-stage injection stretch blow moulded bottle, with internal threads. As it is made as a single unit, multiple processing is not required. PET is already the most recycled plastic in the US, so its recyclability is already established, both in principle and with infrastructure. R&D Leverage is promoting its design as a ‘green’ solution for multiple-pour liquid packaging. www.rdleverage.com Compounds to extend useful life of PET bottles Sabic introduced its LNP Elcrin iQ portfolio of PBT compounded resins derived from rPET to support the circular economy and help reduce plastic waste. By chemically upcycling consumer-discarded PET (primarily single-use water bottles) into higher-value PBT materials with enhanced properties and suitability for more-durable applications, the company is encouraging the use of recycled resins. These products are claimed to offer a smaller cradle-to-gate environmental footprint than virgin PBT resin, as measured by Cumulative Energy Demand (CED) and Global Warming Potential (GWP). This technology is intended to overcome some of the limitations of mechanical recycling by using chemical processes to depolymerise PET bottles and other PET waste into their precursor chemicals, purify them and then use them to create new PBT resin. The technology can deliver performance and processing benefits such as good chemical resistance, colourability, high flow for faster throughput and flame retardance (FR). LNP Elcrin iQ resin is a drop-in solution for virgin PBT and other conventional PBT materials, making it easier for manufacturers to make their products more sustainable. By displacing virgin raw material used to manufacture PBT, LNP Elcrin iQ resin has been shown through peer-reviewed life cycle assessment to reduce the energy and carbon footprint of the material by up to 61 percent and 49 percent, respectively. Further, each kilogram of LNP Elcrin iQ resin uses up to 67 post-consumer PET water bottles (0.5 liter). The Elcrin iQ portfolio offers customers multiple options, including glass- and mineral-reinforced grades and non-halogenated FR and UV-resistant formulations. Some of the grades are claimed to have the potential to achieve compliance with U.S. Food & Drug Association (FDA) food contact regulations. Potential applications for these new polymers include durable internal and aesthetic components for consumer electronics, automotive connectors, and housings for medical devices. Such applications can extend the useful life of the original, single-use PET resin, which helps keep the material out of the waste stream for a longer period. www.sabic.com","@ID":71},

"JUBILEE PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net 30 Direct printing can also be applied to grooved and relief structures. Laser markings are another way of making bottles label-free and can be applied directly onto preforms. This is particularly useful for lightweight bottles as the processed area is stretched evenly in the subsequent blow-moulding process without affecting the bottle structure. For thickerwalled bottles, the surfaces can be treated directly by a laser. A triangular bottle in PET for the Société des Eaux d’Aix-les-Bains for the premium catering sector has been designed and produced by Sidel (see PETplanet 5/2013). The bottle comes without a conventional label. Instead, the product statutory information is engraved by laser, directly into the surface of the bottle. Laser-engraved surface Surprising features such as interactive gimmicks can also stimulate a customer’s urge to buy. For example, this can be a combination of bottle labels with special apps that promise added value in terms of information and entertainment. So did Martens Brouwerij based in Bocholt, Belgium, when they decided to inject some fun in the digitally printed PET bottles in 2016. Using a speciallydesigned smartphone beer application, the characters - a well-known group of Belgian TV sitcom actors - printed on the bottles deliver a rather special performance when brought together via a smartphone app which sets off a dialogue between the characters. It was the KHS Direct Print process that made this possible. The process prints all information straight onto the bottle in true colour. It was the first industrialscale introduction of this digital printing process where low-migration UV cure inks provide a food-safe solution for PET bottles. When two bottles are brought together, an app brings to life a dialogue between the characters. Utilising the potential of digital solutions in packaging design is only just beginning and does not end with labels. As we showed in issue 8/2017, caps and closures can also transform the bottle into smart packaging if, as in the example of the Israeli company, Water.IO, they regularly remind customers to have a drink. Providing product information or instructions, protection against counterfeiting, e-commerce features and much more offers the buyer added value with smart packaging systems in the bottle sector. Increasing environmental awareness means that more and more bottlers are differentiating themselves with recycling materials. 100% rPET has become a marketing slogan that receives positive feedback and is therefore being adopted by increasing numbers of manufacturers outside of niche products. Market analysts expect this trend to continue. Carrying the brand message out into the world Interview with Jessica Heinicke, Marketing Beverage & Spirits, CCL Label Meerane Ltd PETplanet: In addition to information carriers, labels are always brand ambassadors and advertising media. How do you meet all these requirements and still create an attractive product? Heinicke: Packaging is one of the most essential components for presenting a brand’s identity. It’s the only medium besides the product itself that is always in direct contact with the consumer and therefore plays an important role in effectively carrying the brand message out into the world. Creating experiences around products has become one of the top goals for leading brands worldwide. With personalisation, outstanding visual and haptic effects or interactive features the packaging can convey a positive feeling, build or strengthen the relationship between brand and consumer. Many companies are looking for fitting solutions to comply with the demands of both politics and consumers. To balance sustainability and the push for maximum shelf impact will play an essential role in the process towards a greener future. For suppliers of decoration solutions like CCL Label the main goal is to create","@ID":32},

"MARKET SURVEY 40 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net Company name Krones AG Newamstar Packaging Machinery Co., Ltd. Luxber, S.L.U. Sacmi Sipa Postal address Telephone number Web site address Contact name Function Direct telephone number E-Mail Boehmerwaldstr. 5 93073 Neutraubling, Germany +49 9401 700 www.krones.com Mr Peter Christiansen Head of Sales Plastics and Block Technology +49 9401 70 4980 peter.christiansen@krones.com East Xinjing Road, Zhangjiagang Eco. & Tech. Dev. Zone, iangsu 215618, P.R. China +86 512 5869 1111 www.newamstar.com market@newamstar.com Av. de Azorin, 34-36 03440 IBI - Spain +34 96 555 3853 www.luxber.com Mr Ricardo Sanchez Export Manager +34 606 964 907 luxber@luxber.com Via Selice Provle 17 A 40026  Imola BO, Italy +39 0542 607 111 www.sacmi.com Mr Lorenzo Casadio Beverage - Head ofTec. Dep. +39 0542 607 111 sacmi@sacmi.it Via Caduti Del Lavoro 3 31029 Vittorio Veneto, Italy +39 0438 911 511 www.sipa.it Mr Paolo De Nardi Project leader/Stretch-Blow Molders Development +39 04389 11 624 1. Machine designation / model number Contiform 3 Speed 12 models available Contiform 3 Pro 12 models available Contiform 3 Pro H 13 models available RBM2D / RBM4D / RBM6D / RBM8D / RBM8M / RBM8 / RBM10 / RBM12 / RBM12M / RBM14M / RBM16M / RBM20 / RBM20M / RBM24 / RBM24M / RBM26 / RBM30S / RBM40S TECNOPET 2000, 4000, 6000 sbf Rotary blowmoulder XTRA: 6 to 24 (8 Models) Linear blowmoulders SFL 6: 6/8, 6/6, 6/6 XXL, 6/4 XL, 6/4 XXL , 6/3 XL (5 models); SFL 4: 4/4, 4/3 XL, 4/2 XL (3 models); SFL 4 wide mouth: 4/4 WM, 4/3 WM, 4/2 WM (3 models); SFL 2/2 & SFL 1 (2 models) 2. Bottle volume (from/to in litres) a) Standard machines 0.1 - 2.0 0.1 - 3.5 0.1 - 2.0 0.25 - 2.5 0.1 - 10 3 0.250 - 3.5 0.250 - 3.0 b) Machines for large containers 0.1 - 5.0 3 - 20 12 5 - 30 3. Maximum number of stretch-blow moulds (units) a) Standard machines 30 28 28 8 - 40 2, 4 and 6 18 24 8 b) Machines for large containers 12 6 6 2 4. Output per stretch-blow mould for: 0.5 litres CSD bottle (units per hour) 2,750 2,500 2,000 (Heatset) 8,000 - 80,000 2,250 81,000 2,550 per cavity 1,800 bhc 1 litre CSD bottle (units per hour) 2,500 2,500 2,000 (Heatset) 4,000 - 40,000 1,900 40.5 2,550 per cavity 1,600 bhc 1.5 litres still mineral water bottle (units per hour) 2,400 2,400 2,000 (Heatset) 4,000 - 40,000 1,800 40.5 2,550 per cavity 1,650 bhc Large capacity container 1,700 6,000 7.2 650 bhc Other in ProShape &Contipure config. max. 2,300 in Multiprocess config. max. 2,500 5. Footprint / space requirement (L x W x H in metres) from 5.4 x 6.5 x 4.6 to 6.8 x 12.8 x 4.6 from 5.4 x 6.5 x 4.6 to 7.5 x 12.8 x 4.6 from 5.4 x 6.5 x 4.6 to 7.5 x 14.0 x 4.6 6. Special features (short description / keywords) Contiform Bloc (Blower-Filler-Block); Contiform Bloc BL (Blower-Labeler-Block); Ergobloc L & LM (Blower-Labeler-FillerBlock); Contipure Asept Bloc with integrated preform decontamination, ProShape (nonround bottle production). Bottle design and mould manufacturing; Bottle lightweighting concepts, Nitro-Hotfill; Air-Recycling Systems for Standard- and Heat-Set Machines; rapid product change-over systems (MouldXpress); automated mould change-over systems (MouldXpress Robot); integrated preform- and bottle inspection; Efficient single mould capacity, perfect security system, quick-replaceable moulds, long-term continuously-running, energy-saving and lower consumption, capable for multi-type bottles, information processing system, remote monitoring and service module Preferential heating, Air Recovery System Double cavity concept: up to 4,500bph/mould for bottle diameter up to 70mm Output 2,550 bph/cav. with best process & active angle: easy to blow. Reduced TCO: lower air and energy consumption (-25%). 30 sec to change blow mould (tool-less), simple use & maintenance. Bottles for water, oil, csd, heat resistant, oval simmetric & asimmetric, with preferential heating, neck orientation, with handle, wide mouth (up to 130mm NF), large size (up to 30l), in rPET, Co-polyester, OPP & PLA","@ID":42},

"JUBILEE PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net 12 The Indian market is on the up – the Kedia family has put a lot of effort into building up Manjushree. Vimal Kedia, Managing Director Manjushree Technopack when being honoured with the Lifetime Achievement award at The Economic Times Polymers Awards 2017. Subba Bangera has established Sidel’s headquarters in India. Volker Till, formerly of KHS, then Till Ltd, took over responsibility for bottle printing on PET bottles. The Chinese as well did not want to neglect their family tradition: Andi, Chairman of Demark Holding Andi from Demark has been building on its ideas from mouldmaking to the pallet; but Guoji Xie, together with the mould maker GDXL, has been occupying this space for many years now and is pushing Chinese toolmaking very strongly in the West. Paola Piccinelli from Siad has a detailed understanding of energy costs in the compressor sector. From left: Paolo Ferrario, President & CEO Siad, Alexander Büchler, Anna Roggeri, Compressor Division Executive Assistant and Paola Piccinelli, Marketing Communication & Public Relations As always with such reviews, they are personal, judgemental and certainly incomplete. On our 10th anniversary, we concentrated on large injection-moulding machines and stretch blow-moulding manufacturers and undertook to bring other suppliers on board within 10 years. In the next 10 years, we promise to extend this commitment to the very many bottling plants which have a ust as long and often even longer history, and which have also produced driven leaders who all deserve to be mentioned.","@ID":14},

"BOTTLE MAKING 52 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net Precise machinery for demanding converters A perfect match by Heike Fischer That’s what trade fairs are for: meeting customers, discussing hot topics in the industry and having the chance to see fascinating new machinery. Then good things can happen: during a meeting with our customer 1Blow at the NPE show PETplanet was spontaneously invited to visit Atlanta to get the chance to see their installed 4LO machinery at the plant of one of the very important key players in the US packaging industry: CKS Packaging Inc. Tour Sponsors: We met: John R. Sewell, CEO, CKS G. Dewayne Phillips, Executive Vice President, CKS Doug Rendall, Director of PET, CKS Scott Seeley, Plant Manager, CKS Steven Sherrer, Senior Process Technician, CKS David L. Batten, Sales Manager US & Canada, 1Blow It takes no more than a week to arrange everything! The PETplanet team was invited to meet the CEO John R. Sewell, G. Dewayne Phillips, Executive Vice President and Doug Rendall, Director of PET Technologies from CKS. During a break of their annual Sales meeting in a hotel close to the Airport in Atlanta they took time off to talk to us about their company history, current developments and their business relationship with 1 Blow. John started by telling the impressive history of their family business: “In the early 1960s the company started as pioneers in their business of dairy packaging named Sewell Dairy Supply. After founding a new company called Sewell Plastics with 5 manufacturing plants, the company’s growth continued. The company was sold to Dorsey Corp. The President, Charles Sewell, John’s father, invented the first 2 litre carbonated beverage container for Coca-Cola in 1977. He left the company and founded his own business called CKS Packaging in 1985. In 1992 we started the PET business in a plant in Atlanta. From 1997 to 2010 we tripled our company sales volume.” Today CKS has 22 manufacturing plants in the US and is the largest family owned blow moulder in North America. Four generations are working in the company. They are currently approaching sales of $ 450m. As a custom blow-moulder they need special blowing equipment, small machinery with 2 to 4 cavities. They run smaller volumes, with a type range of 5-10mil. This results in frequent change-overs during processing. “That’s why we have a lot of Sidel and 1Blow equipment. 1Blow came along at just the right moment.  For our customers we want the most consistent quality and service,” John adds. The company processes every resin, and serves every plastic packaging market one could imagine. “PET is the fastest growing sector; it is 30% of our business. We see water bottling but also a lot of food packaging. Most products previously packaged in glass are now in PET.  Wide mouth application has been the most important segment,” explained Doug. “At the same time food and beverage represents a cross-section of the market which are growing sectors for us and this is where the 1Blow machines are important.” After the pleasant discussions with the management of CKS we took the Editourmobil very quickly to their Atlanta plant where the Plant Manager Scott Seeley, Senior Process Technician Steven Sherrer and David L. Batten of 1Blow awaited us. Scott explained, “In this area of 1 square mile we have three plants for PET. This one here is a rPET 75,000 square foot plant. For other material, e.g. HD, we have 4 plants in Atlanta, so in total 7 plants just in Atlanta. F.l.t.r.: Scott, John and Drew Sewell Plant management team at CKS f.l.t.r.: Steven Sherrer, Scott Seeley, David L.Batten from 1Blow and Heike Fischer, PETplanet Insider","@ID":54},

"PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net 22 JUBILEE The 115 sets of moulds supplied (1 set = 1 mould + 2 inserts), for 7 Russian factories, were equipped with lighter, lub-free composite components and treated for a greater durability with the application of the ceramic coating, ensure high wear resistance combined with a low coefficient of friction, bigger resistance to corrosion and an antibacterial and self-cleaning action. PET bottle processing of the future - Voices from the industry Robert Schiavone, Global Marketing Director at R&D/Leverage, USA: “Bottles are being scrutinised as part of the whole ban on plastics movement grows. There have been plastic bag bans as you know; now one state here in the US has also banned bottles… So no doubt the future of the bottle is going to be more about raw material selections and innovative properties of raw materials that are allowing for a streamlined recyclable end use… As big box stores also begin to clamp down on the use of plastics and sustainability – the challenge is real and we will see more of this as the years go on.” Sacmi Imola S.C., Italy: “The bottle of the near future will be produced using PET from renewable sources; bottles will incorporate large proportions of recycled PET, in some cases up to 100%. The reasons for this will be a mix of new legislation coming up and brand owners social reasonability. This large use of recycled PET in new bottles will be possible because brand owners and designers will follow guidelines and certain criteria during the development phase of a new product, in order to facilitate PET recycling. These fore-thinking decisions will allow recycling PET bottles back into high-end applications, such as bottles. The market players will spontaneously decide to limit the colour of the bottles to clear PET or light blue, and most of the marketing messages will be conveyed via easily separable labels and labels not as big as to impede reliable automatic recognition at sorting plants. The trend towards light weighting will continue for single use bottles, while more markets will embrace the use of returnable bottles, which will have the required strength and solidity to resist up to 15-20 filling cycles. Bottles will be designed for ease of handling and consumer convenience, not to convey marketing messages, which often are not relevant for the real users of the packages. Marketing wise, this would be sustainable as the buying decision making process is expected to be shifted from actual shelves to on-line platforms, as e-commerce volume of fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) is expected to rise steadily.” Sipa, Zoppas Industries Group of companies, Italy: “The best of PET is yet to come: it’s crystal clear that PET will keep its leading role worldwide, to water populated megalopolis and remote rural areas. We need to consider that it would be utopian to live without plastic, at this point. Plastic itself is not the evil. Evil is the misuse and lack of information, education and attitude in plastic littering. Public opinion against plastics is helpful, though, to boost PET recycle: and we believe in virtuous bottleto-bottle to avoid downgrade of our beloved high-value macro molecule. It’s an obliged way to recover single use bottle (average usage time: 30 sec) to prevent littering and rivers/ oceans pollution as well as to lessen our addiction to oil. We believe in circular economy, and we make it happen with Xtreme Renew, turning un-expensive postconsumer flakes in to food grade performs in one single cycle. This is the current macro trend, and it’s a great solution for our planet in PET. On top of this, we still continue to develop weight reduction (from 4 g single serve, to 20 l for HOD), together with refillable application (where heavy weight is compensated by longer lifecyle).” www.petengineering.com www.rdleverage.com www.redupet.com www.sacmi.it www.sipa.it","@ID":24},

"PETpatents www.verpackungspatente.de PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net 72 Plastic bottle with three feet Disclosure No. DE 102017006510 A1 Applicant: Michael Baumann, Ingersheim (DE) Application date: 10.7.2017 Application is made for the design and shaping of a plastic bottle for carbonated drinks. The bottle has three feet that stand at an angle of 120° to one another. Bottle with “inner” edges Utility model DE 202018104464 U1 Applicant: BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (DE) Application date: 2.8.2018 The described plastic bottle has several projections pointing inwards to stabilise the bottle; they simultaneously improve the pouring behaviour. Plastic bottle Europ. Patent No. EP 3369668 A1 Applicant: Yoshino Kogyosho Co. Ltd., Tokyo (JP) Application date: 1.9.2016 Application is made throughout Europe for a PET bottle with a specially shaped shoulder area and procedure for manufacturing this bottle. (Alignment of plastic in machinery movement direction) Formable upper side Europ. Pat. issue No. EP 3072825 B1 Applicant: The Coca-Cola Comp., Atlanta (US) Application date: 21.11.2014 The shoulder area of a plastic bottle is reversibly “pressable” in three stages, depending on the load from stacking. The bottle remains sturdy in the three stages and remains in the pressed position when load is removed. Foldable bottle Europ. Pat.issue No. EP 3201094 B1 Applicant: S.I.P.A. S.p.A., Vittorio Veneto (IT) Application date: 2.10.2015 Foldable bottle for use in a water dispenser. The bottle is designed so that it folds down in a specified, desired way and/ or “shrinks” to equalise the low pressure. Plastic bottle Intern. Patent No. WO 2017 / 098488 A2 Applicant: The Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta (US) Application date: 10.1.2017 PET bottle for carbonated drinks. The bottle / upper surface of the bottle features a special structure to optimise the rising of carbon dioxide when opening and drinking.","@ID":74},

"JUBILEE PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net 32 A holistic approach to PET packaging design can maximise its potential to add value across the entire supply chain, from concept to consumer and beyond: starting from the raw materials through package design and production, unto the pointof-sale to reaching the consumer and beyond, given the increasing focus on recyclability. Reducing raw material use The cost of the raw material used to make a PET bottle can account for as much as 70-80% of a bottle’s cost, so it is understandable that the industry is undergoing a move towards lightweighting of all new bottles. To help put this into context, estimates suggest that savings of over 1.3 bn €/a could be made in water and carbonated soft drinks (CSD) production alone by adopting the increasingly innovative lightweight bottles that are now being developed. The typical weight of water bottles containing 1.5 l of still water, for instance, has fallen from 42 g to 22.5 g over the last 23 years. During that same time, the rate of manufacturing those bottles has increased from 1,000 bph to 2,250 and more. As lightweighting technology and understanding continues to increase, the typical weight is expected to fall to below 20 g. However, today’s solutions are not just about lightweighting. They are also about “right” weighting to protect the product, the consumer and, ultimately, the brand. The cost savings along with the contribution it makes to the sustainability agenda will ensure that weight reduction continues to be a focus. Rightweighting, though, takes into account the fact that reducing the weight of a bottle must not be at the expense of performance. Maintaining a bottle’s resistance so that it can survive the challenges of the supply chain, ensure product quality, and also present a good experience for the consumer when they handle the bottle and consume its contents, must always be a primary factor in a bottle’s design. Optimising package development This combination of technical and design expertise should be adopted for all projects as well as for all packaging, formats, lightweighting, line conversions and energy saving possibilities. From the initial conceptual sketch, three-dimensional drawings can be produced addressing technical considerations such as finished volume and weight. Computer-generated images are then developed to give a closer simulation of the actual product. At Sidel, the bottle’s mechanical performance is calculated through the company’s finite element analysis. Samples are then produced with full container qualification, which then Creating value from concept to consumer PET and the Point of Sale co e t t by Vincent Le Guen, Vice President Packaging, Sidel A number of factors undoubtedly contribute to the decision making process well in advance of the consumer reaching the point of sale: brand development, advertising, sales promotion, personal recommendations and previous experience, to name but a few. Although very important, attractiveness and consumer experience are certainly not the only value that great packaging design can create: even long before a product reaches the shelf, the design of the bottle can create value throughout the supply chain.","@ID":34},

"MARKET SURVEY 41 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net Petka Kalip SAN. VE TIC. A.S. Technopet Machineries Kosme Gesellschaft mbH SMI S.p.A. 1Blow Yesiloba MAH. 46075 Sk. No: 8 01100 Seyhan/ Adana, Turkey +90 322 428 64 00 www.petkamold.com Mr Eyup Sivri Marketing Manager +90 534 243 42 00 eyup.sivri@petkamold.com 14/15, Shree Naman Plaza, Ground Floor S.V. Road, Kandivali (W), Mumbai - 400067, India +91 22 28610828 www.techno-pet.com Technopet Machineries Manufacturer & Exporter 9821040637 sales@techno-pet.com Gewerbestrasse 3 2601 Sollenau, Austria +43 2628 411 0 www.kosme.at Mr Johann Gugler Managing Director +43 2628 411 125 johann.gugler@kosme.at Via C.Ceresa, 10, 24015 San Giovanni Bianco (BG), Izaly +39 0345 40.111 www.smigroup.it Mr Pietro Volpi Marketing Dept. Manager +39 0345 40.316 info@smigroup.it 25 Chemin de Gerocourt, 95650 BOISSY L'AILLERIE, France +33(0) 9800 820 70 www.1blow.com Mr Olivier Perche Sales Director +33 9800 820 75 operche@1blow.com AUTO 3000 PDW OL 2400 PDWAE 1800 Bottle & Jar / P-Auto 2X2X5 Jar 20 lit / TPS 20 L Linear Machines (6 models) Rotary Machines (10 models) The EBS (Electronic Blowing System) Ergon series of stretchblow moulding machines includes 13 models: N° 7 models, from 4 to 16 cav.,up to 3l, N° 3 HC (High Capacity) models, 3 - 6 cav., up to 10l, N° 3 EBS K (Electronic Blowing System Kompact) Ergon series, 3 models, 2 - 4 cav., up to 3l 1XXL / 1XXLN / 1XL / 1XL Lab / 2L / 2LN / 2LO /2LHF / 2XLS / 4L / 4LN / 4LO / 4LHF / 5M / 6MO 0,1 CC - 19 LT 0.10 / 10 0,1 CC - 19 LT 0.2 - 1 0.2 - 1 0.2 - 2 0.05 - 3.0 0.05 - 3.0 (up to 4.0 l depending on design) 0.10 / 3 0.10 - 12 0,1 CC - 19 LT 0.5-5 10-20 0.5 - 30.0 0.5 - 6.0 3.5 / 10 5 - 30 Depens on the machine (up to 36 cavaties) 2 Units 2 Units 2 Units 2 Units 4 8 16 6 Depens on the machine 1 Unit 1 Unit 3 6 6 1 3,000bph / 3,600bph / 4,500bph 2,400bph 1,800bph 1,000 1,700 2,500 2,300 bph per cavity (depending on the preform/bottle features) 2,000 3,000bph / 3,600bph / 4,500bph 2,400bph 1,800bph 800 1,650 2,500 2,250 bph per cavity 1,800 1,000bph 600 1,600 2,500 2,250 bph per cavity 1,700 400 jph/c 200 jph/c up to 1,250 for 5.0l; 750 for 15.0l; 700 for 20.0l; 350 for 30.0l 1,250 1,200  bph per cavity 1,000 for 5l ; 600 for 20l 28-120mm 46-120 2.2x2.0x2.5 1.5x1.1x2.5 2.1x1.5x2.2 2.1x2.0x2.5 3.1x2.5x3.0 min.: 4,500x1,830x3,100; max.: 5,100x1,850x3,100 (without preform feeding system) 6,050 x 3,850 x 3,250 (without preform feeding system) Standard models: Min 4.2x 3.5 x 2.75 (EBS 4 Ergon /EBS 6 Ergon) / max 6.8  x 3.9 x 2.75 (EBS 16 Ergon). K models: 2.32 x 3.28 x 2.3 mm, HC - High Capacity models: Min 4.45 x 3.46 x 2.57 (EBS 3 HC Ergon) / max 5.55  x 3.46 x 2.57 (EBS 6 HC Ergon). NB: Without preforms hopper and unscrambler. 2,1 x 1,6 x 2,4 Max Volume: 1000 ml, Neck Size: 19-30 mm, Max Dia : 100 mm, Max Height : 330 mm, Mould Opening : 100 mm, No. of Cavity : 2 Nos, Type of Mould : Auto Ejection, Cavity Distance : 110 mm, Preform PCD in Oven, 38 mm, Mould Thk : 170 mm, Preform Neck Cooling system : ( 360 Degree, Individual preform ), IR Heating Station: 6 Nos air recycling system, available also with PI; mould shells of linear machines are compatible with rotary machines; fast semi-automatic mould change within 10 minutes; preferential heating active neck cooling; patented modular oven (low evergy consumption); block version with fillers for all sizes available Compact frame, ensuring significant space saving in the bottling line; ergonomic and functional design, simplifying its running, cleaning and maintenance operations; High technological content of the solutions inspired by Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things (IoT),new preformheating module, featuring compact dimensions, horizontal frame of the preform-holding mandrels chain and a ventilation system that optimize the preform heating process Preferential Heating (oval bottles) Neck orientation (with standard preforms) Hot Fill Compatible with Sidel, Krones, KHS, Sipa, Side moulds Recovery of blowing air Power recovery 5M-C available as a Combi in cooperation with ERMI and SYNERLINK Integrated ink jet coding unit","@ID":43},

"13 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net JUBILEE A review of PET bottle developments The evolution of the PET bottle “Excellent strength properties, impact resistance, and capable of holding liquids under pressure” were the main characteristics with which Nathaniel Convers Wyeth and Ronald Newman Roseveare, both of DuPont de Nemours and Co, have described their invention on the manufacturing of a PET bottle. For this, they were granted US patent US3733309A on May 15, 1973. Whilst the features may not have changed all that much, various developments in materials, design and processing have resulted in constant improvements in PET bottle production. Some of these are highlighted in our 20-year review. Patent specification “Biaxially oriented Poly(ethylene Terephthalate) bottle” as filed on November 30, 1970 When Wyeth and Roseveare registered their patent in 1970, PVC bottles, which were mainly used for still water, were already starting to appear on the market alongside glass bottles and cans. Wyeth, who joined DuPont in 1936 as a field engineer, was also looking for a plastic solution for carbonated drinks and began experimenting at home. After initial unsuccessful attempts to withstand the forces of pressurised liquids, he realised that a much stronger material would be required. He experimented with polypropylene and transferred his knowledge about stretching polyamide 6.6 to PET. After thousands of attempts he succeeded with PET as the material, using compression-moulded preforms. Machine manufacturers such as Heidenreich and Harbeck from Hamburg and Milacron from the USA brought their skills and expertise to the processing side of things. The former had already been developing a high-performance rotary unit for stretch-blow moulding of PET bottles as early as May 1971. Bill Gaiser, Founder of Broadway Industries, designed and built the first injection mould to produce a PET preform, and then used it to produce the first injection-moulded PET preform in the world and developed the process even further during the following years. Now that the pre-requisites had been set, Pepsi and Coca-Cola in particular set about conquering the world with the PET bottle. Since the 1960s both companies had been repeatedly trying to put their drinks into plastic bottles. There had been numerous tests with various types of plastic for the first PET bottles, of which only polyester and nitrile proved to have the necessary physical characteristics. Whilst nitrile proved to be toxicological for food contact and hence unsuitable, PET crystallised during processing and at high temperatures became cloudy. Wyeth’s invention solved these problems and PET bottles came onto the market quickly and in great numbers. Pepsi and Coca-Cola were pioneers in filling CSDs into PET bottles and in 1977 (Pepsi) and 1978 (CocaCola) launched 2 litre bottles onto the market. The PET plastic bottle soon became popular for numerous reasons. As Wyeth’s patent specification states, the bottles’ strength properties were excellent. They offer impact resistance and are capable of holding liquids under pressure. The fact that the bottles were re-sealable and recyclable, as well as becoming increasingly lighter over a great many years, may also have contributed to their tremendous success. Today, around 80% of the PET resin market contributes to the bottle production process. Water takes up the largest share, followed by CSD. However, sensitive beverages are being increasingly filled in PET bottles worldwide. According to Euromonitor, Liquid Dairy Products in PET bottles are predicted to grow by 9% over the period 2018-2022. In addition to being filled with drinks, the PET bottle is also playing an increasingly important role in the home and personal care sectors. 2017 2018 growth in % World 246,081.50 260,838.30 6.0 Asia Pacific 98,702.50 106,838.60 8.2 Eastern Europe 12,641.40 13,676.80 8.2 North America 57,096.60 59,198.00 3.7 Western Europe 41,727.30 43,867.30 5.1 Global and per regions PET bottles for bottled water in million units, and its year on year growth in percentage from 2017 to 2018 (source: Market research provider, Euromonitor International) PET bottles – some highlights 1999 to 2019 as reported in PETplanet Insider 1999Schmalbach announced a hot fill bottle that could be filled at up to 85 °C. 2000PLM, in issue 1 of 2000, presented the first refillable PEN bottle for beer. It could be rinsed with hot water at 75 °C. In issue 8 Owens Illinois announced that Coors was testing their 16-ounce beer bottle.","@ID":15},

"JUBILEE PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net 28 The product at the Point of Sale Functionality meets design On competitive supermarket shelves, it is important that your product stands out. Sales researchers know that the vast majority of purchasing decisions are made sub-consciously and emotionally. But what opportunities do you have that will encourage people to buy a product that already has an enormous amount of shapes, labels and closures on the shelves? Market research has shown that it takes only up to seven seconds for a buyer to make a purchase decision. In addition to the product, brand and price, it is the packaging that is ultimately responsible for sending out positive vibes and encouraging people to buy. But how can you make a product stand out in which functional and logistical demands already determine design to the maximum effect? Creativity begins with the mould. Here, embossed or debossed elements can be achieved as well as special shapes. In issue 5/2017, we featured an eye-catching container which SMI created for Paradise Food’s TruTru Wara Brand. An important objective was that the bottles should be easily recognisable on the supermarket shelf. The decoration, which is based on traditional Papua New Guinea culture, looks almost like a real tattoo on the upper part of the bottle. It is wrapped around the entire surface of the bottle, which made it necessary to perfectly align both ends of the tattoo. SMI was able to realise the design within the mould; its technical department designed the bottle and then manufactured the mould for the blow moulding machine. New colour and finish effects complement the variety of bottle design options. Special effect pigments have not been used for a long time due to the high PET process temperatures and food contact concerns. It was with this in mind that Penn Colour came to NPE in 2018 to present some new solutions. Together with Husky and PET Engineering, the company has developed a multi-layer hot runner that processes the compound in the middle layer at a lower processing temperature than the two outer ones. While the inner PET layer is food-grade approved and separates the special bicolour, thermochromic and phosphorescent pigments from the drink, the middle layer can achieve its optimum effect in the finished bottle. Simple and streamlined bottle shapes are currently in vogue. Small single-serve bottles continue to grow in terms of container size and are becoming more and more popular with on-the-go consumers. The droplet-shaped PET bottle realised by Krones holds 200ml, and with a weight of just 4.4g is extremely light. What is particularly interesting: it can be produced on a standard blow-moulding machine suitable for lightweighting formats. An option for nitrogen injection offers the additional advantage that the containers are stabilised for storage and transport. In terms of dress, too, the mini-bottle offers multifarious design options: different labelling techniques enable several disparate designs to be implemented – despite the small size, customers need not feel deprived of distinctive design and marketing potential. Droplet-shaped 200ml bottles Labelling is the most obvious element in bottle design. Labels serve different functions on the bottles. As well as providing essential product information, they should also convey a brand image that makes the product look appealing. In addition to roll-fed labels, in-mould labelling solutions and shrinksleeve labels are becoming increasingly popular. From a designer’s point of view, these labels offer full creative licence as they provide labelling which covers part of, or the entire bottle area, with or without a cap. Colour and finish effects","@ID":30},

"BOTTLE MAKING 58 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net Flavoured water for every taste Apart from producing natural mineral water the South African company Tsitsikamma Crystal Spring Water, also offers a wide range of flavoured water, which represent a healthier alternative to soda beverages which are characterised by their high content of sugar and caffine. The market launch of this new line of products came after many years of company research, during which, Tsitsikamma Crystal Spring Water worked with the best experts of the sector, who carried out countless tasting tests until they reached a combination of tastes and flavours, able to seduce the palate of a wide range of consumers. And this is what happened, because now consumers in South Africa can buy a wide range of flavoured beverages within the Tsitsikamma brand without losing the healthy properties of spring water. www.smigroup.it It is to expect that in South Africa, the bottling industry is destined to grow, even if the sector has only been developed recently.","@ID":60},

"8 NEWS PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net Alba Group: Memorandum of Understanding signed in Tokyo The Alba Group, a leading recycling and environmental services and raw materials provider based in Berlin, Germany, is expanding its engagement in Asia. In Tokyo, as part of the Japan trip of the Governing Mayor of Berlin, Michael Müller, the company signed a cooperation agreement for the construction and operation of a recycling plant for PET. It is the first Alba plant on Japanese soil. Together with its local partner, the private waste management company SEIU Japan Ltd., Co., the company will set up the plant in the Tokyo metropolitan area. The plant for the production of PET flakes and PET pellets will have a capacity of 35,000 t/a and will come into operation in 2020. These products will then be processed into recycled material for the plastic-processing industry. www.alba.info Logoplaste and Tomlinsons announce collaboration in Wrexham, UK Logoplaste and Tomlinsons announced a long term collaboration in Wrexham, UK. Tomlinsons, one of the UK’s largest family owned dairies, has completed a sale of its bottle blow moulding production facility to Logoplaste, a leading global designer and manufacturer of value-added rigid plastic packaging solutions to a wide range of blue-chip clients. The sale is intended to play to the strengths of both businesses, with Tomlinsons being able to focus on growing its dairy operations, and Logoplaste bringing its expertise in rigid plastic packaging to the Wrexham bottling plant. The sale will involve the transfer of 30 bottling plant employees from Tomlinsons to Logoplaste. www.logoplaste.com Largest single investment in the history of Werner & Mertz Werner &Mertz has invested 30 million euro in its new production building in Rheinallee - the largest single investment in the history of the German Mainz-based cleaning products company. Sustainable cleaning products from the company are in greater demand than ever: From 2016 to 2018, revenue for the Frosch brand grew by 21 percent and its market share by 14 percent. In 2018 total revenue for the entire Werner & Mertz Group was 399 million euro. With the investment in the new production center, Werner & Mertz can keep up with the growing demands. One of the first new production lines valued at 4.5 million euro is already in operation. In the final expansion stage, Frosch production can be doubled. Packaging manufacturer Alpla, which for years has produced the transparent Frosch bottles of 100 percent recycled plastic on the Werner & Mertz premises, is also moving into the new building. In the future the packaging company won’t be manufacturing on site, but rather inhouse. “With the construction of the new production center, we are creating the world’s largest recyclate bottle production,” said Werner & Mertz owner Reinhard Schneider. To date, 266 million PET bottles of 100 percent recycled plastic from post-consumer waste collection have been manufactured and filled in Mainz (as of May 2019). Gunther Lehner, owner of Alpla Werke Alwin Lehner GmbH & Co. KG, said, “We are very pleased about the many years of close cooperation with Werner & Mertz. For ultra-modern and efficient packaging manufacturing in the new production center, we have invested 13 million euro.” Sustainability had high priority in the new construction, using the greatest amount of recycled concrete that is legally permitted. Two-thirds of the 4,000-square-meter rooftop area is covered by 455 photovoltaic modules which supply power for the cooling units. Heat recovery and district heating, among other things, are used to heat the building. The entire building is equipped with LED lighting which is controlled in restrooms, hallways and changing rooms by presence sensors. The social factors of sustainability were also taken into consideration in the construction of the production building. The offices are identical to that of the LEED Platinum-certified main administration building, including sustainable office equipment and free use of coffee makers and water dispensers. The good quality of continuously supplied fresh air is assured by the high volume flows. Employees can make use of the 26 new parking spaces for e-cars with charging stations right next to the building. AJapanese garden in the rooftop courtyard, ground cover on the roof and greenery on the north wall provide a green view and contribute to biodiversity. www.werner-mertz.de Celebrating the official opening of the new production building (from left): Mayor of Mainz Michael Ebling; Reinhard Schneider, owner of Werner & Mertz; Rhineland-Palatinate Minister President Malu Dreyer; Federal Chairman of Bündnis 90/die Grünen Robert Habeck; and Günther Lehner, owner of Alpla Werke Alwin Lehner GmbH & Co KG WikiPETia.info More than 300 companies at","@ID":10},

"BOTTLE MAKING 55 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20 “Tech-Long’s presence in the market is noticeable now. Tech-Long’s ownership is very committed to the international market and to the US and South America. We are trying to purchase a factory here, and we will continue expanding mould manufacturing capability. Servicing our customers in the US makes sense, so we will continue to take on new staff.  In 2015 we started with 5 staff, now we are at 35. We are thinking about assembling components of the machine here; we manufacture all of the mechanical parts on our own in China, so that we can control the quality. The electronic part we source from leading OEM suppliers in the US or Europe. Also sub-assemblies make sense; we are constantly seeking opportunities like that. We are pushing into the European market also. Our vision is to be the equipment supplier of choice for the bottle makers,” Johnson concluded. www.tech-long-intl.com Tour Sponsors: 1st Aseptic blower FDA certified in USA ABF 1.2 is the Aseptic Blow-Fill system featuring the very first sterile aseptic blower approved FDA. The GEA ABF 1.2, installed and successfully validated in the USA, obtained the FDA certificate for shelf-stable, low acid beverages produced and distributed in the USA. Thanks to ABF 1.2 each single step of the sterilization process is monitored, whilst the aseptic blower, housed inside a microbiological isolator, avoids any potential risk of recontamination. Another milestone for GEA 10 years after the first FDA certificate received for its PAA based sterilization system.","@ID":57},

"17 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net JUBILEE The 63mm wide-mouth jar could be hot filled by up to 93.3 °C. 2013PET Engineering’s ultra lightweighted projects were at the core of their Drinktec stand as featured in issue 7+8. EvoLight, a 500ml bottle, weighed in the version for still water, with 7.5 g a full 31.5% less than the average of bottles on the market by then. Amcor developed Powerblock 3.0 container, a lightweight 64 oz hot fill bottle for juices and teas, and slashed 9 g (13.2%) from the typical 68 g container (issue 9). Packaging solutions specialist Appe launched in issue 10 a wide-mouth PET jar capable of hot fill and/or pasteurisation. The ThermaLite jar could be hot filled at temperatures up to 95°C and could then be pasteurised for up to 20min. 2014 In issue 1+2 Sidel cracked another lightweight record with their RightWeight 7.95 g bottle, which was NEW RANGE HIGH PRESSURE LOW PRESSURE HIGH& LOW PRESSURE SIMULTANEOUSLY 100% 100% or or said to offer a superior consumer experience and a top-load performance of 33 kg. Sidel’s 7.95g RightWeight bottle Kortec and Sidel developed a 3-layer light blocking technology for milk, as we reported in issue 3. The black inner layer excluded the light from the bottle’s content. KHS launched the to date world’s lightest 0.5 l PET bottle with a screw cap for highly carbonated beverages to market weighing just 10.9 g. The competition is not asleep: In issue 4 Krones featured a lite bottle, weighing 9.9 g for 500ml carbonated water. Issue 10 highlighted PET Engineering’s Devin bottle. The designers used the regular forms of crystal glass as their starting point. The elaborate decoration began at the base and continues upwards along its conical and essential shape. The bottle’s three dimensional decoration and the use of Novapet’s Glasstar reproducing the vibrant transparency of glass produced an interesting refraction effect. 2015 Turkish fruit and vegetable beverage producer Doganay company invested in KHS aseptic Plasmax lines. A still lemon soda pop was the company’s first product bottled aseptically in “GlasPET” (issue 1+2).","@ID":19},

"BOTTLE MAKING 48 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net A clear vision for the new world of packaging Amcor has announced a number of new developments, initiatives and innovations to help the packaging and food and beverage supply chain meet the challenges of sustainability, changing consumer demand and growing markets. We spoke to: Rodrigo Lecot - Vice President, Commercial Division, Amcor Rigid Plastics-Latin America Michael Hodges - Vice President of Public Affairs Brian Carvill - Vice President of R&D and Advanced Engineering, Amcor Rigid Plastics PETplanet: You recently developed a transparent PET bottle for a Brazilian dairy brand. What was the major factor in the customer switching from HDPE to PET? Rodrigo Lecot: Amcor research found that Latin American consumers are increasingly attracted to transparent dairy packaging, which conveys freshness and premium quality. Dairy companies like Brazil’s Letti are trending towards using clear PET bottles, which showcase the dairy product and respond to the consumers’ desire for freshness. PETplanet: How did you make the transparent bottle suitable for UV-sensitive content? Rodrigo Lecot: The container includes an ultraviolet (UV) blocker to maintain clarity in the cold chain. Our research also uncovered a consumer preference for the “vintage” or traditional dairy bottle design. The Letti fermented milk bottle incorporates an easy to open, one-step closure system with a screw cap on a 38mm finish. This closure was selected to convey security. It eliminates the foil seal barrier typically found on HDPE bottles. The one-litre PET bottle also features an optimised base for improved bottle structure. Thicker wall sections help to avoid deformation, improve drop resistance and permit the use of heat-shrink labels, without any need for horizontal ribs in the bottle design. PETplanet: What are your growth forecasts for PET in the dairy sector? Are there any regional variations? Rodrigo Lecot: The drinkable dairy market has grown, although PET’s share is currently small - so there is strong potential for growth. The LATAM (Latin American) dairy segment is an important element of Amcor’s rigid container business. We have seen strong activity in response to changing consumer preferences and the growing use of PET as a replacement for HDPE in dairy packaging. We expect the trends towards recyclability, preference for transparent packaging, desire for ‘natural’ products and demand for freshness will continue with growing population, increased urbanisation, and economic improvement. PET & sustainability PETplanet: Consumers are increasingly aware of the issues surrounding use of plastic. On social media, the plastic bottle is often symbolised as a careless use of resources and a growing waste problem; a lot of inaccurate information is being put about. How are you, as a manufacturer, dealing with this? by Gabriele Kosmehl","@ID":50},

"MARKET SURVEY 39 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net 06/2019 MARKETsurvey Resins & additives Preform machinery Preform production & inspection Preform & SBM mould manufacturer  SBM 2 stage Compressors Filling equipment & inspection Caps & closures & inspection Palletising & shrink film machinery Recycling 2-stage SBM machinery What all types of 2-stage stretch blow moulding machines do have in common is that prior to the stretch blow moulding process, preforms have to be injection moulded in a separate machine. However, there is a diverse range of models to choose from in 2-stage stretch blow moulding. Our market survey allows you to compare specific parameters of these state-of-the-art machines from some of the market leading manufacturers. Companies included in the survey: Side S.A., KHS GmbH, Krones AG, Newamstar Packaging Machinery Co. Ltd., Luxber S.L.U., Sacmi Beverage, Sipa, Petka, Technopet Machineries, Kosme Gesellschaft mbH, SMI S.p.A. and 1Blow. Although the publishers have made every effort to ensure that the information in this survey are up to date, no claims are made regarding completeness or accuracy. Company name SIDE S.A KHS GmbH / KHS Corpoplast GmbH Postal address Telephone number Web site address Contact name Function Direct telephone number E-Mail Pol.Ind. Montguit, C/Llinars s/n 08480 L'Ametlla del Valles, Barcelona - SPAIN +34 938 463 051 www.sidemachines.com Mr Josep Jiménez Sales Manager +34 6775 51 928 jose.jiménez@side.es Meiendorfer Str. 203 22145 Hamburg +49 231 569 0 www.khs.com Mr Marco Böhnke Product Manager +49 40 67907 483 marco.boehnke@khs.com 1. Machine designation / model number Maxiblow 1002e 2004e 2006e 2002eG 2003eG 5001e InnoPET Blomax Series V 2. Bottle volume (from/to in litres) a) Standard machines 0.250 - 2.5 0.250 - 3 0.250 - 2,5 0.1-3.0 b) Machines for large containers 0.250 - 10 0.250 - 10 0.250 - 10 up to 30 up to 5.5 3. Maximum number of stretch-blow moulds (units) a) Standard machines 2 4 6 6-36 (Regular station / 20-36 (Micro station) b) Machines for large containers 1 4-8 4. Output per stretch-blow mould for: 0.5 litres CSD bottle (units per hour) 1,500 3,000 7,000 10,000 2,600 3,600 up to 2,800 1 litre CSD bottle (units per hour) 1,500 3,000 7,000 10,000 2,600 3,600 up to 2,500 1.5 litres still mineral water bottle (units per hour) 1,500 3,000 7,000 10,000 2,600 3,600 up to 2,300 Large capacity container 1,500 10,000 2,600 3,600 950 up to 2,000 Other up to 2,000 5. Footprint / space requirement (L x W x H in metres) 5.80x5.30x2.90 7x4.75x3.33 6.90x10.15x3.65 6.30x10x3.65 7.54x10x3.33 10.48x6.65x3.65 5.80x5.30x2.88 5,69 x 3,45 x 3,75 up to 7,62 x 4,25 x 3,75 6. Special features (short description/keywords) Preferential oven, neck orientation, T-handle system, PP preform blow-moulding, on-line remote, device, 5 gallons returnable / one way, beer kegs, asymetric / oval botlles, air recovery system Clever-Loc Mould Hanger: Innovative mould hanger design for larger process angle & less compexity; Double Gate NIR oven for up to 50% less energy consumption; Focus Heater for better material usage & bottle light weighting; DuoCooling & Eco Dry for cooling energy reduction & higher hygiene due to less mould condensation","@ID":41},

"PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net 20 JUBILEE Future trends in PET bottle processing After looking back to the very beginning and some highlights of PET bottles, we also thought about future trends in PET bottles processing. We picked out some very new design and processing developments. Some topics come always in mind when thinking about PET bottle design today: less weight, the percentage of rPET and recyclability. Two process developments in reducing weight of a PET bottle came from the company Redupet. First we would like to present MintTec which is a new technology to mint the shape of the preform-base into its optimum design for the following blowing process. The effect is a significantly reduced wall thickness of the preform base, while the surface is increased. As the warmest spot of a preform after injection moulding is the base, it needs very little force to shape it to its optimum design. Base optimisation The special minting unit is shaping the conical or spherical base of the preform directly after injection moulding in the first heat. The minting unit is designed to use the reheat effect directly after the injection mould to decrease the wall thickness and to increase the outer surface of the preform through a gentle, but fast minting process. At the end of the shaping process the preform gets in contact with the cooling sleeve, were the cooling is very fast due to the reduced wall thickness and the increased outer surface. There is no modification necessary of the existing mould, only a core change is needed for weight saving. The take out and transfer device of the preform production system needs to be replaced for existing moulds. The Mint-Tec device is mounted on the transfer plate of the injection moulding machine while the cooling sleeves on the take out device are delivering the counter design. Fast, precisely and without damaging the preforms, the MintTec device is shaping the base of the preforms through the minting process. Mint-Tec allows a saving of 3-5% of the total PET bottle weight. In the trend to less weight it extended surface and reduced wall thickness at the base. The injection and the blow moulding process are shorter. This patented technology leads to material- and energy savings. Neck optimisation The second place to reduce weight is the neck: Neck-Light technology allows to further optimise a modified preform-neck for the subsequent blowing process. The effect is a significantly reduced wall thickness of the preform neck, while the outer surface is increased. As a result, reheating in the blow moulding machine is far more efficient. To manufacture this kind of thin-walled neck area under the thread for flat and CSD applications especially developed melt-flow channels are installed to ensure a common injection moulding process while keeping the bottle quality at the same level. The thin-walled preform neck absorbs much IR light which means that stretch blow moulding is more efficient with a wider process window. The modification of an existing mould is possible by an exchange of the neck-splits. Neck-Lite is part of the injection mould. Thanks to especially designed channels in the neck splits the hold pressure is maintained in the neck thread during the moulding process. This prevents the otherwise feared sink marks in the precise neck area. With this technology 2-3% weight is saved. An example is given: a preform of 10.5 g for 0.5 l of still mineral water with 128 cavities of NeckLite design has an effective weight reduction from 10.5 g to 10.2 g = 0.3 g per perform. 208 t of PET resin per year are saved. Design: Clasper blow moulded bottle technology by PTI This snap fit technology provides a unique packaging solution for food, beverage, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, industrial, and household chemical products. The Clasper blow moulded PET bottle is available to brand managers pushing products in a package that requires two separate containers. The Clasper double-bottle concept provides a solution for products that cannot be premixed or must be consumed in sequence, which opens the door for new product categories and creative product development. It gives consumers a unique usage experience, which is sure to delight. Some features are including: a bottom container that can snap into the base of a larger top bottle. It has the ability to be blow moulded in various sizes. It can accommodate liquids or powders and is also available for hot fill applications. There can be a heat or induction seal for bottom containers with traditional closure for the top bottle and shrink sleeves can be used to promote branding and provide usage instructions. Typical markets for this Clasper blow moulded bottle technology are the beverage and food, personal and healthcare as well as the pharmaceutical market. Deep Grip bottles Deep Grip is an injection stretch blow moulding (ISBM) process to create a new type of container handle. Deep Grip technology enables significant grip depth with an extremely thin grip “web” thickness. The grip is deep enough for the average hand to completely close around without finger","@ID":22},

"JUBILEE PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net 26 PET price developments High PET prices par for the course today PETplanet is celebrating its 20th birthday and now considers itself quite grown up. Its anniversary is also an occasion to look back on how the PET market and PET prices have developed over the last two decades. In November 2010, PETplanet Pulse reported extremely high prices, which at that time meant €1,380 per tonne - a price that European converters today can only dream of! In relation to the PET price, feedstock was extremely expensive. At that time, MEG cost €905 per tonne and paraxylene €928 per tonne. From 2011, PET price rises came at ever shorter intervals. In June 2011, a price of €1,510 per tonne had already been recorded and in February 2013 it peaked at €1,660. Feedstock prices increased in the same proportions so in the same period, the MEG price was €1,105 and paraxylene even cost €1,260. A very different ideal situation for processors developed in January 2015, when the PET price fell to €1,264. At that time, feedstock was also extremely reasonable: MEG was €780 and paraxylene was €680. Similar prices were reached again in September 2015 but since then prices have moved in only one direction: upwards. Drinks season has lost its influence A temporary high point came in September 2018 with a PET price of €2,050. Feedstock also came in at extremely high prices. MEG was €1,010 and paraxylene was €1,170. Meanwhile, most converters have come to expect the invariably high prices. PET producers benefit from higher margins and more concluded contracts, because, particularly in the last two years, repeated bottlenecks have arisen in the availability of PET. Ten years ago, prices of PET would regularly rise at the start of the drinks season and then fall again in late autumn and winter. Nowadays, there is little trace of these cycles. Geopolitical events and the rising oil price heavily influence raw materials prices. “Planning has been impossible for us for a long time now as the market is hard to predict,” says one informant, summing up the situation that processors must adjust to. Good times for recyclers The demand for regranulate and flakes has risen enormously in the last year because of worldwide climate discussions that have made recycled PET socially acceptable. This is also a trend. Despite the current criticism of plastic packaging, drinks bottles continue to be made from PET and this is a success story. Their use is supported by the numerous advantages that consumers do not want to pass up, and also by the high recycling rate. Low demand, falling prices (Survey conducted March 21, 2019) Business is currently rather cautious for PET producers. “Since April we have been prepped for the high season but we’re not feeling any trace of it in this damp and rather cool weather,” comments one manufacturer. He reckons that PET processers are still waiting to see whether prices will fall further, especially as the drinks season will obviously set in a little later. Many processors’ warehouses are still well stocked so there’s no pressure. “We need at least 4 weeks of good weather to stimulate the demand for and sales of PET to a tangible level.” PET significantly cheaper The price of oil has been high but it has fallen slightly in the last few days to around US$ 70 per Brent barrel at the time of going to press. Nevertheless, prices both for feedstock and for PET have fallen. One reason could be the current rather cautious demand for PET and the large quantities that are available on the market. All European production plants are currently running without restrictions. PET producers are obviously assuming that the weather will finally change and drinks consumption will race upwards. Since feedstock prices have fallen significantly, PET has also become much cheaper. As in April, purchasers of large spot quantities are continuing to benefit from this situation in May too. “But this doesn’t apply to buyers of small volumes,” says one informant. Also in May, there are no uniform prices for PET. Price drops of € 30-50 per tonne have been mentioned. So the PET price would then be around € 1,896 per tonne. Struggles to conclude contracts for feedstock as in April, there was only one paraxylene contract concluded in May; no MEG deals had been concluded by the time of going to press and there were only forecasts from informants. One manufacturer explains that the situation shows that prices are currently heavily contested to prevent any loss of margin. One bottler says “We hope that there will be a second paraxylene deal under € 900 in the next few days.” In May, prices for upstream products have fallen significantly. In May, paraxylene prices have fallen by € 75 per tonne and it is currently fetching € 920 per tonne. As in April, there were still no deals for MEG in pulse","@ID":28},

"16 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net JUBILEE in the USA. The 0.5 l bottle weighed 10 g, and a 0.99 g cap amazed the experts . Graham Packaging presented a new collection of hot fill, wide mouth PET jars. This technology eliminates the need for panels. Foamed PET bottles: PTI developed a blow moulding process, oPTI, for bottles with a solid core and a foamed outer layer. While the processing is much the same as for normal bottles, the preform manufacture is rather different. Here, the plasticising unit is fitted with the MuCell gas injection process. Advantages are a 5% weight achievement and no need for additional light blockers (we report in issue 8). In issue 9, first field trials were taking place with Coca-Cola in Denmark. PDG plastique was featuring at PETpoint their PRElactia technology for UHT milk or light sensitive products with a 100% light barrier (issue 8). We reported in issue 9 about a 6.6 g water bottle which has been developed by Krones. Coca-Cola’s PlantBottle was mentioned for the first time in PETplanet issue 10. 2010Netstal featured in issue 4 its Prelactia solution: Double layer preforms are stretch-blow moulded to milk bottles whose inner skin is impervious to light, thus protecting the milk. Sidel claimed in issue 4 that its new Skyward and Curvy models were the lightest PET bottles available for hot filling. The 500ml bottles weighed 18.9 g each. Sidel Skyward Sipa said that it has been using its TriBloc technology to produce the world’s lightest 1,500ml water bottle, weighing 22 g. Siapi developed an automatic system, HandleMatic, for inserting handles on two-stage linear blowers, making it possible to insert the handle automatically in the mould (see issue 5). Called Deep Grip packaging, the technology enables significant grip depth but harnesses the advantages of ISBM instead of extrusion moulding. The technology has been jointly developed by PTI Europe, Sidel and Procter & Gamble and was presented in issue 10. Deep grip technology 2011 In issue 3 we reported on the frustration about SBM that it did not allow handles to be incorporated on the same line but had to be incorporated manually. In a solution from Sipa for JRD in Dubai, the handles for their edible oil bottles have now been fitted automatically. Krones’ NitroHotFIll 15.5 was a new lightweight solution for hot filling up to 87 °C. The 500ml size weighed 15.5 g (issue 7+8). Using a Sipa technology, users of standard equipment could now produce large hot fill containers with PP handles. The separately moulded handle was inserted automatically into the containers between blowing and filling stages. The Smiler, an injection-moulded two-compartment PET container, has been developed by Emergent Technologies and Plastic Technologies (PTI) and introduced in issue 11. The larger top compartment holds the liquid or a dry ingredient, while the bottom holds a snack item. 2012Krones developed for the retailer Lidl a 1.5l PET bottle for highly carbonated water as announced in issue 1+2. With 26.8 g it turned out as the lightest CSD bottle to date. An update of Coca-Cola’s Plant Bottle initiative in issue 6: Since its introduction in 2009, the company has distributed more than 10 million PlantBottle packages worldwide. The goal: to use PlantBottle packaging for the company’s entire virgin PET supply by 2020. Appe won two Liderpack Awards in Spain for their mineral water packaging (see issue 7+8). The 6.25 l bottle for Font Vella featured 25% rPET, and the 2.5 l bottle for aquaBona has been awarded for a lightweighting design. Sidel and Siapi were simultaneously launching in issue 9 stackable solutions for PET bottles: Sidel’s concept Stack & Pack contained sizes from 250ml to 1 l; Siapi’s stackable containers Stack Lock contained capacities of 10, 16 and 20 l. In Issue 10, BTC Concept unveiled stackable and lockable BottleClips for 500ml packs. Inotech Kunststofftechnik GmbH developed a technology to produce multi-component preforms for SBM. It enables bottles with individual colour and material combinations without additional assembly steps (issue 9). R&D/Leverage helped a visionary entrepreneur to launch a new wine packaging concept in PET. The tearapart stack of single-serve packages is being filled with premium Californian wine, as reported in issue 11. Single-serve wine packages in PET Graham Packaging had launched a 24 oz jar for sauces (see issue 12).","@ID":18},

"PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net 21 JUBILEE touching the container wall, providing comfort and handling ability similar to that experienced with a traditional handle. Deep Grip development is one of the first commercially-viable handle processes that harnesses the advantages of ISBM and is ideally suited for commercialisation where clarity is desired. Compared to traditional extrusion blow moulding, ISBM enables lightweighting, higher output per cavity, mechanical benefits, and smaller equipment footprint. Bottles taking advantage of the Deep Grip technology are made in a two-step process. The first step is conventional stretch blow moulding, which is then followed by a proprietary secondary operation within the same machine that forms the handle. This process is applicable to a broad range of ISBM bottle polymers, including PET, high density PE, biaxiallyoriented PP, polylactic acid, among others. Because the container and handle are made from the same material, it eliminates downstream recycling issues and contributes to lightweighting objectives. Lightweighting is possible because the grip geometry also provides structural benefits, which enable a reduction in bottle gram weight. Target markets for this technology include detergents, household cleaners, non-carbonated beverages, milk, edible oil, motor oil, baby bottles, and other segments where handles are common. It is an ideal option for brand owners looking to drive weight and cost out of containers, improve its environmental profile, and facilitate product differentiation. Mould design: A single mould with many customisation possibilities PET Engineering’s solution that makes clever use of inserts (ITM) allowed Heineken Russia to launch two new PET packaging. The new shapes for Heineken Russia, 3 Medvedya, one of the most well-known Russian brands, Okhota & Okckoe, are simple and equally eye catching and, at the same time, offer a great flexibility, thanks to the fact that the aesthetics and format can easily be modified using interchangeable inserts: this means it is always possible to apply new decorations, to move and resize the label area and, to alter the capacity of the bottle, a very important aspect for future possible down-sizing to 1.3 l and 1.25 l formats. A single shape able to create infinite variants is useful in case of introducing new SKUs to the portfolio, with low implementation costs. There is no need to buy new mould sets, may one want to revamp the image of a product but just simple inserts, generating a saving that is more significant as bigger is the number of alternatives implemented. Despite alterations to the bottle’s general appearance, expensive interventions to change formats on the production line will no longer be necessary.","@ID":23},

"JUBILEE PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net 35 PETplanet editor Kay Barton looks back on how a crazy idea became a global brand The ultimate editorial road trip The entire PET industry, all across the world, probably knows about the PETplanet Road Shows, which have taken our magazine’s editorial staff to numerous parts of the Earth – and will continue to do so in future. These Editours are far more than just a long-running editorial story. The idea began as an expanded vision of the PETplanet Growth Market Reports, later Regional Market Reports, of the 2000s. Back then, no one in our publishing house foresaw the extent to which the road shows would develop into their current status: an event with incomparable recognition value on the market. The Editours have been running now for nine years. We have visited 38 countries in total – some, more than once – and kept over 270 tour appointments in total. This, PETplanet’s 20th anniversary year, presents an appropriate opportunity to review how far we have come. The idea of the Editours, of visiting PET makers in various countries along the road, did not spring into existence, fully formed and entirely grown. Back in 2010, Editor-in-Chief Alexander Büchler had, for reasons of flexibility, carried out a Regional Market Report using his own Motorhome: a Laika model built on an Iveco chassis. In this, he travelled from Germany to various PET companies in Finland and the Baltic region completely by road and, for the first time, without a flight or hotel. What we did not realise at the time was how this initiative would become the inspiration for something bigger. The following year, the PETplanet editorial team was sitting at the Italian restaurant around the corner from our Heidelberg offices one lunchtime, discussing my upcoming half-year expat stay in India 2011/2012, when the question was raised as whether it would perhaps be an idea to travel to the subcontinent by land and carry out editorial appointments from the PET world on the way. Meeting Grom LLC Armenia, 2011 Fellow passengers on board 2011: my wife Eva and Rolf The immediate reaction was that this was a brilliant idea. After further detailed consideration, however, it became clear that the distance would be too great, it would take too long and that crossing through some countries at that time would be too dangerous. Nevertheless, the thought remained and, just a few days later, we had developed a more practical concept: there would be a tour, but not all the way to India. It would travel from Germany to the Caspian Sea, to Azerbaijan. The PET markets of Eastern Europe and the Middle East were exciting anyway. I would plan the entire project through and organise it, and undertake the first part of the tour, from Germany to Azerbaijan, from where I would fly on to India. Another PETplanet editor would fly out to Azerbaijan and drive the motorhome back from Azerbaijan, returning by a different route. We soon determined on a catchy brand name for the vehicle: Editourmobil. Over the following few weeks, cooperators, collaborators and partners agreed to involve themselves in this unusual and perhaps slightly mad undertaking. These included what was to become the main supporter: the Nuremberg Trade Fair. With its Brau Beviale event, it managed the topic from the trade fair marketing perspective. The momentum built, the partners committed and the mammoth project actually took place. That first time, PETplanet travelled through eleven countries in approximately two months and took the time to analyse the various markets encountered along the way. In addition, the travelling personnel reported regularly from on the road, on PETplanet’s first tour travel blog. I still remember well how, despite all our planning, weird things still happened while we were on the tour. In Yerevan, for example, our esteemed colleague Rolf, responsible for IT and HR and an occasional companion on our tours, was detained and taken away from the caravan in the night by a group of uniformed and armed Armenians. The arrest later turned out to be harmless; it was just the local police, who wanted to know why a German caravan had parked in front of their police station, which had not been recognisable to us as such. The border situations also became increasingly strange, the further East we travelled.","@ID":37},

"JUBILEE PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net 64 To our friends of PETplanet On the occasion of our 20 years jubilee, we would like to say thank you to our trusted friends and clients who accompany and support our journey through the world of PET! The logos below are representative of companies big and small along the PET value chain whose ideas, solutions and expertise are the meat and drink of our daily business. A big thank you goes also to our partners from media, trade shows and conferences, and of course to you, our readers! Last but not least we would like to thank the people who work hard to ensure that PETplanet Insider is always produced on time and in the quality we all cherish: Our freelance editors Ruari McCallion and Anthony Withers and our translation partners Anglia Translations Ltd who always find the right words; our graphic designer Matthias Gaumann from Exprim for his patience, creativity and accuracy; our roving reporter Michael Maruschke for his willingness to jump on the Editourmobil to report from all parts of the world; our bottles and patents expert Torsten Kücherer; “Mrs PETplanet Pulse” Sabine Flachsmann; and our trustworthy printing house Chroma Druck! Thank you to all of you!","@ID":66},

"14 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net JUBILEE 2001Hochwald-Sprudel and Adelholzener both decided to try cold aseptic filling. Hochwald went for a 14,000 bph KHS line while Adelholzener opted for a Krones line running at 16,000 bph. In issue 8 Sipa presented the Bairocade spray-on barrier coating solution. This had been developed by PPG of Pittsburg. Just a few pages later various other coating systems available at the time were covered: DLC from Nissei ASB, Actis from Sidel, BestPET from Krones, and Glaskin from Tetra Pak. Sidel Actis system 2002 Issue 1+2 saw an interesting project: The wizard bottle. The location of the centre line split and the prominent physical features were areas of concern in tool-making and bottle blowing. The complicated shape could finally be realised by using a standard preform. Esterform Packaging blew the bottle on a SIG Ecomac machine, R&D realised the moulds. 2003 Issue 2 saw a wide-mouth container blown from a 28mm preform, a PET can with an aluminium top, shown by Owens Illinois. In issue 9 Krones reported on their PET beer line which ran at 36,000 bph (0.5 l) at Holsten in Germany. The bottle was a multilayer preform from Amcor and a Bericap DoubleSeal O2S closure. Just one issue later KHS countered with a PET beer line at Martens in Belgium (40,000 x 0.5l bph). Martens used a monolayer bottle that was coated after blowing using the Sidel Actis system. 2004Special areas in the bottle walls, known as vacuum panels, can expand and contract without deforming the whole bottle when being hot filled. However, they make the design of a heat set bottle quite restrictive. To overcome this, in issue 7+8, Graham Packaging introduced their Active Transverse Panel (ATP) solution, initially adopted by Honest Tea, Maryland, and Malibu Beach Beverage Group, Georgia. The bottle came with the type of ribs commonly used in water bottles with the aim to realise a completely ribless design. Graham Malibu Beach Beverage bottles 2005 The first panel-less hot fill bottle was launched by Amcor and was featured in issue 5. The structural design of PowerFlex not only eliminated expansion panels, but the containers had a large, completely smooth, label panel – free of any kind of ribbing, enabling Amcor to claim PowerFlex as the first ever, truly panel-less, ribless, hot fill PET bottle, and a real alternative to hot fill glass. Up until then it was impossible for premium brand owners to switch their hot fill products into PET because it was impossible to produce a hot fill PET bottle of the same shape and dimensions as their often highly distinctive glass containers. As a result premium juices, teas, isotonics, etc. had to stay in glass containers. Amcor’s recent panel-less hot fill bottle The first PLA bottles popped up in issue 5. However, not all bottles became commercially viable. At the end of the 1980s, the German flavour and fruit juice manufacturer, Wild, for example, was thinking about launching their “Capri-Sun” fruit juice drink on to the market, both in a 200ml stand-up pouch with a straw, and in what was, at the time, the new PET bottle. To this end, a pilot plant was set up at the Japanese company Nissei ASB Machine Co. Ltd’s main facility in Eppelheim. Here, bottles were produced in two sizes, filled and labelled, and subjected to the necessary storage and drop tests. The bottles were a one-piece design with an inwardly curved base and lateral compensating surfaces. Developments in closure and bottle production were particularly evident in their weight, shape, colour and packaging design. The empty one-litre bottle weighed 85 g and the cap 5 g. The project did not progress further than the experimental stage. The “Capri-Sun” one-litre PET bottle never became commercially viable.","@ID":16},

"BOTTLE MAKING 50 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net BOTTLE MAKING 50 track of all these market requirements? Which of them do you think are really appropriate and what progress has been made in your developmental work on sustainability issues? Michael Hodges: We are also collaborating with suppliers to increase the quality and supply of post-consumer recycled (PCR) – resins. Sustainability and R&D experts from Amcor monitor and join conversations with governments, NGOs and associations to bring the best solutions to the forefront. We have established clear baselines around our current product recyclability, which is directing our innovation decisions. We will also work with others to drive consistently greater worldwide recycling of packaging. One of Amcor’s newest service offerings, called Amcor 360 Packaging Solutions, is expected to deliver improved sustainability along with more efficient supply chains, capital avoidance, and superior shelf impact. Amcor 360 is powered by LiquiForm, a forming and filling technology where liquid product instead of air forms and fills the container in one step. Trends in PET PETplanet: Market research institutions repeatedly cite e-commerce as the major customer phenomenon over the next few years. It is currently seeing significant growth in the food sector, a trend which is likely to continue going forward. What role does the bottle design have to play in this process? Brian Carvill: Primary packaging plays an important role in protecting products throughout the e-commerce supply chain. The bottle/container offers greater sustainability impact versus other packaging formats in the e-commerce channel. A lifecycle review shows that lighter containers reduce transportation needs, reduce damage, and cut emissions. Sound e-commerce packaging also reduces food waste, one of the greatest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions. Amcor is helping businesses, large and small, meet rising consumer expectations for convenient, more sustainable and unique packaging that endures the complexities of the e-commerce supply chain. PETplanet: What innovations has Amcor introduced that are taking packaging forward in the e-commerce world? Brian Carvill: E-commerce is driving the food category and APEX patented technology is a great fit in that space and one of many evolutionary steps that Amcor has undertaken. The company’s unique APEX 24 oz hot fill PET jar with a metal lug closure is a first for the food packaging industry. The use of hot fill PET containers brings a unique value proposition and can be an integral element in an e-commerce expansion strategy for those brand owners who sell premium products in glass at leading national retailers and specialty stores. PET is unlocking this untapped/incremental market for many brands beyond the retail space. The technology allows the fitment of metal lug closures to blow-and-trim 24 oz hot fill containers. For the first time, consumers who are familiar with the look and quality feel of a glass jar with a metal lug closure can now enjoy the same quality and reassurance on a lightweight, shatter-proof PET jar. The Apex system ensures that sealing integrity is maintained and meets the industry average for removal torque (ease of opening). Brand owners can also maintain the same brand equity with the switch from glass to PET. PETplanet: There is an increasing demand for customised products, which is linked to the use .com 100815dmyL","@ID":52},

"BOTTLE MAKING 60 PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net field. We have developed proficiency with modeling software that allows us to provide a ‘walk through’ of Conceptual Design alternatives in a virtual world.” They advise their clients in utility systems like air compression systems, chiller plants, water cooling and boiler systems as well as material handling systems or HVAC systems. “When we do a project, we stay around typically through the start-up and optimisation phase. In support of that, we implement what we call the process control plan which gives the customer a set-up of operating guide lines in which to control their processes. Everything we do is building up to designing and integrating systems which supports our customers to get to the optimal point in efficiency of production and processing.” In addition to utility and process design, the company is also specialised in control systems and power distribution. Beyond engineering, project management and controls implementation, PTS is committed to helping customers develop a complete system of operating guidelines. They offer training courses and operational tools for daily life business. PTS is particularly well known for courses in PET 101 which covers many key areas of preform and bottle production including – Blow Moulding Process Theory and Process Optimisation, Injection and Blow Moulding Process Theory and Application also Design of Experiment – Statistical Modelling of All Processes (filling, labelling, packaging, closure manufacturing, extrusion moulding, injection moulding, reheat blow moulding, etc). PTS also provides training programs in statistical Process Control – SPC Theory, SPC Application, SPC Programming, etc. and a Comprehensive Six Sigma Certification Program. Paul sees that the greatest strength as an engineering and design firm are the people working there. “What started as a 2-person company has grown into an organisation of over 35 engineers which eventually will include 18 owners by year-end. That’s unique. Half of the people working here are owners. Going back ten years everyone working here was an owner. This has always been our philosophy and the culture that we wanted to develop. We want our employees to take ownership in the company because we feel like that tends to get them to take ownership in the projects. It creates a lot more pride because it’s theirs. That works well for us. We are a team in every sense of the word. Our people have the autonomy to make a difference. The joy in what we do is being able to do the front-end planning, design work, the actual execution, and finally, teaching the people. To us, this is a very satisfying piece of work.” www.petsystems.com","@ID":62},

"MATERIALS / RECYCLING PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net 43 In order to describe the initial situation exactly, various PET flake samples were measured from the market in comparison to virgin material. Table 2 shows the results. Material Colour / Appearance N2-Content in ppm N Virgin PET (Invista) colourless, transparent 10 - NN PET flakes colourless, transparent 30 – 60 PET flakes dark blue 180 PET flakes colourful 215 Table 2: Nitrogen content of different PET materials from the market The influence of the process pressure during vacuum extrusion was carried out on an MRS-90 from Gneuss Kunststofftechnik. The usually applied process pressure of 25mbar at a throughput of 500kg/h was compared with process pressures of 5mbar and 1mbar. The results are shown in table 3 (all analysis results are averaged from several test series). Of particular interest is the fact that in the spray condenser used to protect the vacuum pump, the nitrogen equivalents removed from the polyester analytically gave a conclusive material balance. When assessing the results, it should be borne in mind that the content of nitrogen is to be understood as the sum-indicator and does not allow a clear conclusion on the nature of the nitrogen-containing additives. For a better understanding, these results are shown graphically in fig. 1. Fig. 1: Graphical representation of nitrogen content (in ppm N) in correlation to process vacuum (in mbar) The results show that especially in the pressure range between 5mbar and 1mbar a significant improvement in decontamination could be observed, which allows the conclusion that with the large melt surface and the associated high renewal rate of the surface, the MRS extrusion system offers considerable advantages in the processing of PET bottle flakes in the deep vacuum range. In addition to the test results issued by the FDA and EFSA that the MRS meets the criteria of the challenge test, the application of process pressures in the range of 1-5mbar with the MRS from Gneuss Kunststofftechnik provides a process that efficiently removes foreign substances enriched in circulation processes in particular. As a general conclusion of this work, the demand can be derived that both the B2B processes on the market and the processes for preform production are to be improved or optimised in such a way that the repeated use of AA scavengers can be dispensed with. www.polyester-technology.com Material Colour/Appearance N2-content in ppm N Process pressure 25mbar Process pressure 5mbar Process pressure 1mbar Virgin PET (Invista) colourless, transparent 10 - NN - - - PET flakes colourless, transparent 30 – 60 30 – 55 25 – 50 15 – 35 PET flakes dark blue 180 165 155 130 PET flakes colourful 215 195 160 120 Table 3: Nitrogen content in correlation to process vacuum","@ID":45},

"BEVERAGE INGREDIENTS PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net 63 With its natural ingredients and ingredient systems, Döhler offers suppliers in the drinks industry the opportunity to create individual lifestyle products and authentic pleasure moments for the consumers of today. The possibilities are endless: reduced-sugar iced teas from directly brewed tea, fruity or chocolatey coffee drinks and refreshing, functional soft drinks with natural fruit flavours and herb extracts. Healthy snacks and smoothies Modern life often leaves little time for balanced and sensible meal times. Good that there are healthy snack alternatives for on-the-go. Döhler claims to fulfil consumer desires for all-natural snacks, for example with its dry fruit and vegetable ingredients. Thanks to gentle drying technology, the carefully selected raw materials retain their nutritious content, their fresh taste, their natural colour and their natural appearance and structure. The slices, pieces, powders and granulates are perfectly suitable for use in baked and sweet goods, snack bars and instant drinks. If desired, this extra portion of pure nature can also be consumed in smoothie form. Consumers in this sector seek an authentic fruit experience, a creamy texture and a wide variety of colour. Strawberry-banana, pineapple-coconut, mango-maracuja, mixed berry, green fruit and vegetable smoothies or colourful drinks made from “superfruits” – the new smoothie generation embodies pure, authentic fruit flavours and has real pulling power on the shelves. In this market sector, Döhler and its customers are developing products that are intended to bring together pleasure and functional ingredients such as caffeine, vitamins and roughage. Alongside a broad portfolio of natural ingredients, Döhler supplies customised recipes for a new generation of fruit drinks. So tropical fruits like guava or mango ensure a fresh, fruity flavour, chia seeds add extra crunch and spirulina gives a naturally vibrant colour. Organic, fair trade & Co.: transparency creates trust The trend towards organic products has long been a clear feature in society. The Fair Trade market is growing too. Origin and production conditions for food are becoming a clear focus for consumers. Sustainable agriculture and organic seals or certifications like Fairtrade and Rainforest Alliance contribute significantly to purchasing decisions. With its products and pioneering food and drinks concepts, Döhler states to serve many of these trends simultaneously. Alongside premium conventional and natural ingredients, a broad portfolio of sustainably produced raw ingredients is available to customers with certifications from Rainforest Alliance, UTZ and Fairtrade as well as verification from SAI/FSA. So Döhler actively supports increasing transparency in retail. As a provider of complete ingredient systems and integrated solutions, Döhler focuses first and foremost on the development of innovative concepts. www.doehler.com","@ID":65},

"MATERIALS / RECYCLING PETplanet Insider    Vol. 20    No. 06/19    petpla.net 44 Extrupet increases capacity Recycling activities in South Africa Extrupet Group (Pty) Ltd, South Africa’s first and largest recycling operation for post-consumer PET bottles, has ordered a second Starlinger PET recycling line to meet the country’s growing demand for rPET.  Extrupet’s Phoenix PET plant, located in Wadeville just east of Johannesburg, converts more than 2.5 million PET bottles per day into high-quality flakes and pellets. Recycling activities at Extrupet developed around the turn of the millennium out of the necessity to put a stop to the landfilling of PET bottles. Having established a network of collectors, the company set up a stateof-the-art recycling plant and in 2014 added a Starlinger recoStar PET recycling line that satisfies the strict food safety requirements of many local and multinational brands. Over the past years, the demand for recycled material has been steadily growing, to a point where Extrupet started investigating the purchase of a second recycling machine. With the new Starlinger line, a recoStar PET 165 HC iV+ that will be delivered early next year, Extrupet intends to significantly increase the recycling capacity of its South African factory. The new line will achieve a throughput of approx. 1,900kg/h – slightly more than the first recycling line – and will be equipped with a larger solid-state polycondensation unit to further increase the cleaning efficiency and set a new benchmark in terms of rPET pellet quality. Extrupet’s group director, Mr Ravi Chanrai, states that in addition to the upcoming expansion in South Africa, the group also plans to increase the capacity of its Nigerian recycling operations. The market in West Africa is highly dynamic and shows a strong demand for products made from rPET, such as PET bottles and textiles made of polyester fibres. www.starlinger.com Extrupet Group (Pty) Ltd is South Africa’s first modern recycling operation dedicated to the collection, processing, and recycling of post-consumer PET bottles. Making use of worldclass PET recycling technology and principles, Extrupet set up a recycling plant in the early 2000s. The company supplies high-quality recycled products to a great number of blue chip manufacturers who view PET waste as a valuable secondary resource. This waste is recovered via a network of individuals who return discarded PET containers to collection points where they receive compensation for their efforts. The Starlinger recoStar PET recycling line at Extrupet’s plant Ravi Chanrai (Extrupet) in front of PET bales that are waiting to be recycled.","@ID":46}]}}