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www.petpla.net d 51178; issn: 1438-9452 no. 05/08 magaz i ne for bot t l e r s and bot t l e - mak e r s in the amer icas, as ia, europe and al l around the p lanet 13 . 05 . 08 petplanet is read in 136 countries manufacturers of preform systems marketsurvey page 23 reg i ona l mar ke t repor t s italy part 1 page 10

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impressum editorial 3 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 05/08 www.petpla.net publisher alexander büchler, managing director head office stefanie saueressig, head offi ce manager heidelberg business media gmbh landhausstr. 4 69115 heidelberg, germany phone: 49(0)6221-65108-0 fax: 49(0)6221-65108-28 info@hbmedia.net editorial doris fischer, content manager tony oneill, senior editor wolfgang von schroeter, consultant editor ilona trotter, editorial correspondent gabriele kosmehl, editorial correspondent media consultants ute andrä phone: 49(0)6221-65108-0 fax: 49(0)6221-65108-28 andrae@hbmedia.net france, i taly, spain, uk elisabeth maria köpke phone: 49(0)6201-878925 fax: 49(0)6201-878926 koepke@hbmedia.net america: ottmar brandau 434 oakland road mahone bay ns boj-2eo canada phone: 1-902-531-2028 fax: 1-419-844-7759 brandau@hbmedia.net layout and prepress exprim kommunikationsdesign www.exprim.de print wdw druck gmbh gustav-throm-straße 1 69181 leimen-st.ilgen germany www www.petpla.net www.pet-point.net petplanet insider issn 1438-9459 is published 10 times a year. this publication is sent to qualifi ed 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 identifi ed as trade marks is not an indication that such names are not registered trademarks. editorial dear readers, our regional reports have now become a fi rm and vital element of the petplanet insider magazine. the “growth market” reports, with which the series started, were very well received. the concept has now expanded to become regional market reports, which also look at saturated markets - these too have their own interest and appeal. and not only because this is where the market players stalk each other under conditions of intense competition, but also because these countries have developed into mature markets, and in doing so have evolved their own character. the regional market report that begins in this issue covers italy, and puts the spotlight on a country that was one of the early leaders in the pet industry. not only were pvc bottles quickly replaced by pet, but many machinery manufacturers eagerly took up the pet chal-lenge and now play a signifi cant role in the global pet business. because of this important historical development, which has brought success both on the consumer side and on the machinery manufacturing side, we felt that we had to expand our established regional report concept to take account of italy’s major contribution to the pet world. following the regular introductory section on the market and general background, we have introduced a second part, focussing on italian suppliers to the pet industry. in part 3 you can then read the usual reports on converters and fi llers. because the large number of visits required would have really been too much for one person, we sent, for the fi rst time, two eager reporters, so you can look forward to contributions from wolfgang von schroeter (the senior reporter on italy) and from me, as his “support team”, primarily in the fi eld of tools and mould manufacture. enjoy your copy of petplanet insider! yours, alexander büchler

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4 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 05/08 www.petpla.net petcontents 05/08 inside track 3 editorial 4 contents 6 news 38 products 40 bottles 47 patents regional market report 10 italy part 1 material / recycling 20 more pet recyling capacitiy for germany preform production 22 overmoulding - barrier technology for uv light protection 28 lightweighting market survey 23 suppliers of preform systems bottle making 30 petnology 2008 tradeshow review 32 chinaplas 2008, beijing: crouching tigers - hidden opportunities bottling / filling 34 isklar norwegian water launches in the uk capping / closures 36 precision plastics converter taps into beer market buyer’s guide 42 get listed! page 22 page 36 page 34

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6 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 05/08 www.petpla.net petnews sidel packaging development and tooling center in mexico as business booms for its mexican customers sidel is investing three million euros in a project designed to offer proximity, responsiveness and service - a new “packaging development & tooling center” in guadalajara. this 1,200 m 2 facility, opening april 2008, will serve mexican and central ameri-can customers and includes the full range of sidel’s plastic bottle manu-facturing services, i.e. bottle shape design, industrial qualifi cation, mould production and commissioning. the center will have a manufacturing ca-pacity of some 2,000 moulds per year that can be used on all blow-mould-ing machines, including non-sidel equipment. lead time for new moulds is expected to be four weeks. erema 25 years of plastics recycling this year erema, the austrian manu-facturer of plastics recycling systems, can look back on a very successful 25 years of company history. on 14 april 1983 three plastics engineers – helmut bacher, helmuth schulz and georg wendelin – and businessman richard strassmayr made their way to the notary public in st. florian near linz and founded the company erema engineering recycling maschinen und anlagen ges.m.b.h. what began 25 years ago with the idea and entrepre-neurial spirit of the founders can today be claimed as a global standard in innovative and cost-effective recy-cling of thermoplastic waste. erema systems produce millions of tonnes of high-quality recycled pellets around the globe every year. still under private ownership, the company now has in the region of 340 employees worldwide with annual turnover currently at over 100 million euros. octal to add 500,000 tpa capacity oman-based octal holding will add 500,000 metric tons per annum (tpa) of production capacity in pet resins by may 2010, making it one of the world’s largest polyester producers with 800,000 metric tons of annual capacity. octal chairman saad suhail bahwan said the company’s second-phase expansion will make it the largest polyester manufacturer in the middle east and one of the biggest outside of china on one site. octal’s integrated pet resin and apet sheet facility in the city of salalah in south-east oman will ramp up capacity in two stages: 250,000 tpa by march 2010 and the remaining 250,000 tpa by may of that year. the company is targeting the soft drinks and bottled water markets in europe, the u.s. and middle east through its move into pet. rebranding for alcoa csi closure systems international, inc., a leading supplier of closures, pack-aging equipment and technical services, has a new name, a new website address, and a new logo. csi, formerly alcoa csi, is now a member of the newly formed reynolds packaging group owned by the rank group limited. “ we believe our re-branding should begin with the people of csi”, said lance mitchell, csi president. “consistent with that belief, our new logo was fi rst unveiled globally to our 3,500 employees on march 3rd. whilst our logo has changed csi continues to provide the most effective closure solutions for customers all over the world”. to learn more, visit csi’s new website at www.csiclosures.com. new vdma committee the beverage machinery section of the vdma (germany’s association of machinery and industrial equipment manufacturers) held their agm in mu-nich in february, at which time the election of committee members was held. the association members voted the current deputy chairman volker till, a member of the board of khs in dortmund, to the position of chairman. after 10 years successfully chairing the beverage division volker kronseder, chair-man of krones ag in neutraubling, had expressed his desire not to stand for re-election. he will continue to fi ll his role as president of the drinktec exhibition until the next exhibition in september 2009. he remains a vdma committee member in the role of deputy chairman. döhler: major investment in brazil döhler’s world-class ‘centre of expertise for citrus’, a major investment in a state-of-the-art development and production centre at limeira in the very heart of the world’s most important citrus fruit growing area, is now complete. the new döhler america latina (dal) site stretches over 50,000 m and now has the capacity to signifi cantly accelerate the development of the entire latin american soft drinks market as well as döhler’s expertise in citrus frac-tions and fl avour building blocks worldwide. döhler has ambitious growth tar-gets in south america which will be driven by this new installation at limeira.

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news 7 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 05/08 www.petpla.net mold & hotrunner technology more productive. dr . ruben-rausing-str . 7 d-65239 hochheim/main tel. 49 (0) 6146-906-0 www.mht-ag.de up to 50% more productivity - reduced cycle times - reduced downtime. these are the impressive results of a more intelligent approach to preform mold tool de-sign by mht mold & hotrunner technology ag. reduced resin usage, more efficient cooling circuits, improved hot runner performance, reduced-pitch cavities and an overall compact design - all so much more intelligent! mix & match better preform quality and shorter cycles! intelligent customer solutions. save weight pco low thread solutions! easy mold conversions. pet molds 96 cavities for 350to machines! pitch 60x120 for 38mm threads. over 4100 visitors at arburg event the annual “technology days” held by arburg at their lossburg plant in ger-many have become a regular date for the injection moulding industry. at this year’s event, held from april 3rd to 5th, visitor numbers from around the globe hit a record of over 4,100, including 2,500 german visitors. on show were the latest developments in arburg’s range of injec-tion moulding machines. guests also had the opportunity to tour the factory. silgan completes acquisi-tion of whitecap brazil silgan holdings inc. has announced that as part of its previously reported acquisi-tion of amcor limited’s white cap clo-sures business in europe, asia and south america, the delayed completion of the take-over of silgan white cap brazil has now been concluded. a pioneering history details of a fascinating book by reinhard a. zeppenfeld describing the his-tory of gwk (gesellschaft wärme kältetechnik) can be found on the intenet at www.buch-temperiertechnik.de. the company, located in kierspe, germa-ny, is a leader in, amongst other things, ambient temperature control for pet injection moulding systems and celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. first quarter 2008: krones announces strong growth in sales and profi ts sales by krones in the fi rst quarter of 2008 were 17.9 percent up on the same period in 2007 at 595.2 million euros. order intake grew by 9% to 607.3 million, boosting the krones order book to 903 million euros. pre-tax profi ts (ebt) in the fi rst quarter were up by 26.3 percent to 45.6 million euros. after taxes profi ts grew by as much as 34.1 percent to 30.7 million/ outlook krones plan to increase profi ts annually by between 5 and 10 percent, which the board believes will be exceeded this year, based on the good fi rst quarter results and the positive outlook. because the company is able to take advantage of the reform of german corporate taxation law profi ts after taxes will grow faster than profi ts before taxes.

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news 8 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 05/08 www.petpla.net lanfranchi s.r.l. 43044 collecchio (parma) italy - tel. 39 0521 541011 - fax 39 0521 802149 - www.lanfranchigroup.com - sales@lanfranchi.it lanfranchi north america inc. tampa (fl) 33614 usa - tel. 1 (813) 9015333 - fax 1 (813) 9015518 - sales@lanfranchiusa.com - service@lanfranchiusa.com lanfranchi nord europe 59100 roubaix france - tel. 33 3 20689620 - fax 33 3 20689621 - contact@lanfranchi.fr leader in bottles and preforms handling evolution time preform unscrambler unscramble your mind! main advantages: new concept no jams with nested preforms increased efficiency on your blow-moulding machine: from 1 % up to 2 % quick change-over operations: 5 minutes for preforms with the same neck dimensions but different sizes, 10 minutes for preforms with different neck dimensions 99,8% efficiency guaranteed for start-up after change-over operations speed: from 1.000 up to 80.000 p/h no platform reduced overall dimensions new www.layout.it 24th ikv international plastics technology colloquium the 24th ikv international plastics technology colloquium was held in february at the eurogress aachen. one of the items on the agenda was plasma treatment and coating of pet bottles. these processes have so far been set up primarily empirically, i.e. on the basis of the experience gained by the plant operators. investigations at the ikv, however, show that the same functionality can often be achieved with a considerably shorter process time. the optical emission spectroscopy method developed at the ikv makes it possible to monitor the plasma pro-cess online. this then provides users with a tool to guarantee the quality of their process and, at the same time, to reduce to a minimum the safety allowance in the process time. it is clear here that the potential for the plasma processes is still far from be-ing exhausted in many cases. considerably more insight has been gained into the way in which the coat-ings themselves work. investigations at the ikv show that a greater barrier improvement can be achieved if a coating is applied to both sides, mak-ing it possible to further increase the shelf life of the contents. sidel opens new customer support line sidel inc, has announced a new customer support line for its north ameri-can customers - 1-678-221-3200. through this one number customers can order spare parts or receive technical support, quickly and reliably, 24 hours/day, seven days/week, including holidays. customers will be directly connected for technical support to a fi eld service engineer knowledgeable about their specifi c category of equipment, be it blowing, fi lling, labelling, cap feeding or any other of sidel’s products. should an engineer need to be dispatched, it can also be arranged through the customer support line. sophisticated technology will provide metrics from the new service and this information will be used by sidel to continu-ously improve response time. husky demonstrate increased productivity at chinaplas 2008 husky injection molding systems demonstrated for the fi rst time a hypet 90 preform system with flex mold and a hylectric 400 for lightweight closures. the hypet 90 is a versatile and cost-effective pet system featuring flex mold, an innovative, modular, low cavitation pet preform mould. flex mold is ideal for converters who use the same machine for multiple applications and therefore need to change moulds with minimal downtime. this is par-ticularly important when producing smaller volumes of preforms (5-30 million per year). with flex mold the bodies of the cavities can be changed while the gate pad remains in the mould, which eliminates the need to cool down and reheat the hot runner during a part changeover, greatly reducing system downtime. mould change times can be reduced to as little as a quarter of the time taken for a conventional mould. the hylectric 400 is billed as the industry’s highest output system for fi n-ished water closures, producing in excess of 1,900 closures per minute. the system at chinaplas was producing closures that combine corvaglia’s pat-ent pending break then leak (btl) technology and husky’s lightweighting capabilities, hence combining superior tamper evidence and reduced part weight.

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news 9 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 05/08 www.petpla.net n www.layout.it iso 9001 iso 14001 certified firm polyester resins with a difference... corporate office rohit house, 3 tolstoy marg, new delhi – 110001, india tel.: 91-11-43517917-21 fax : 91-11-43517596 email : info@pearlpet.net website: www.pearlpet.com pet jars & bottles packaging polyester resin for special applications manufactured with zimmer technology uniform product with excellent rheological properties product with narrower i.v. spectrum, better mwdistribution guaranteed color values and clarity guaranteed low acetaldehydes and end groups speciality resins twenty litre jars, low antimony, ultra clear packaging films, shrink films, high twist films, monofilaments, flame retardant, fast reheat, apetsheet monofilaments pet resin rexam annual report the rexam annual report, published at the end of march 2008, confi rms total group sales of 3, 611 million gb pounds (up 9% on 2006) and profi t before tax of 240 million pounds (down 3% on 2006). plastic packaging accounted for 25% of sales in 2007. effi ciency savings delivered 32 million pounds despite the sale of the glass business, and plastic packaging accounted for almost half of that fi gure as the operations adopted and benefi t from the lean six sigma culture and extracted the synergy afforded by recent acquisitions. the board has recommended a fi nal dividend of 11.7 pence per ordinary share, which, including the interim dividend of 8.3p, represents an increase of 5% on 2006. this is in line with rexam’s ongoing policy of increasing the dividend payout by about 5% per annum, provided that the fi nan-cial resources are available and that underlying earnings growth continues as expected. company name sig corpoplast gmbh & co. kg postal address t elephone number web site address contact name function direct telephone number fax e-mail meiendorferstr . 203, 22145 hamburg, germany 0049 (40) 679 07 0 www.sigcorpoplast.de frank haesendonkcx product manager blowmax 0049(40)67907475 0049(40)679079475 frank.haesendonckx@sig.biz 1. machine designation / model number blomax (10 models) 2. bottle volume (from/to in [litres]) a) standard machines 0.12 to 2.5 b) machine for large containers up to 6 litres 3. maximum number of stretch-blow moulds [units] a) standard machines 24 b) machines for large containers 8 4. output per stretch-blow mould for: 0.5 litre csd bottle [units per hour] 1800 1 litre csd bottle [units per hour] 1800 1.5 litre still mineral water bottle 1800 large capacity container 1500 (6 litres) 5. footprint/space requirement, (length, width and height in [metres]) a) smallest machine 7.9 x 7.3 x 3.1 b) largest machine 12.8 x 12.4 x 3.1 6. special features „airback“ air-recycling up to 100%, speed-loc quick change device for moulds, oval containers. hot fi ll two-stage stretch blow moulding machines as regular readers of our market sur-vey will have noticed, we were unable to include details of the sig corpoplast range last month in our survey of 2-stage sbm machines. this was due to the take-over by salzgitter, which led to corpoplast being obliged to post-pone their entry. however we are now able to publish details of the blomax range, albeit under the name of sig corpoplast, which is still applicable at the present time. corpoplast has been in the pet blow moulding business for some 30 years and the current blomax series iii machines offer from 4 to 24 blowing stations, and from 7,200 up to 43,200 bottles per hour, with hotfi ll and preferential heating options. ferrarelle adopts pco corvaglia short neck the prestigious company ferrarelle is the fi rst big italian water brand to introduce the pco corvaglia short neck solution. the lightweight neck fi nish offers excellent results in the race for material savings without sacrifi cing performance, and also offers maximum compatibility with existing preform equip-ment, blowing machines and fi lling lines. “in a record time of only six months we evaluated the new short neck and associated closure from corvaglia and took the decision to go ahead with this attractive solution,” ex-plains managing director of ferrarelle, giuseppe cerbone. a major factor in the decision was the compatibility of the new short neck with ferrarelle‘s existing installations.

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regional market reports 10 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 05/08 www.petpla.net reg i ona l mar ke t repor t s italy part 1 bella italia is a special challenge for pet, and a special challenge for petplanet, trying to uncover the secrets of the italian pet market. italy is the european country where consumption of still and carbonated water is the highest - 12,2 billion litres in 2006 and equivalent to a possible world record of 200 litres per capita. 70 percent of that water is fi lled in pet, which is good news for the pet industry. this is also where the highest quantity of pet is processed into bottles. italy could perhaps be described a god’s gift to the pet business. manufacturers who call italy “home”. we visited almost all of them because they are all vital parts of the italian pet scene - although in fact only a small percentage of their sales are made in italy. the “pet focus on italy” will be published in three consecutive issues of petplanet insider in petplanet 05/08: “introduction and background” - the “facts and fig-ures of the italian beverage industry - and the “italian pet story”, looking at resin production, injection moulding of preforms, blow moulding the bottle, fi lling and dry end equipment. by wolfgang von schroeter italy as the usage of pet grew apace a whole industry of pet machinery manufacturers evolved, supplying bottle production and fi lling equipment. these companies all started off in a small way, they were mostly family owned, and they grew with the italian pet business. today they offer their know-how and experience to the global pet market. they merge to form big groups, they buy, and are bought. petplanet’s “focus on regional markets” series has concentrated in the last two years mainly on the beverage industry, the production and fi lling of pet bottles, and the machinery manufacturers involved in the pet business. in italy we widened our search to look more closely at the products, the history and the strategies of those machinery

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regional market reports 11 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 05/08 www.petpla.net in petplanet 06/08: we will be reporting on the machinery manufacturers that we visited, manufacturers who produce in italy but who export the vast majority of their output. virtually all of them have moved from being specialist manufacturers to full line suppliers. they are: sacmi imola: compression moulding and injection moulding machines sipa: injection and blow moulding, and complete lines kosme: blow moulding, fi lling and dry end machines, and lines the parma fi lling machinery manufacturers berchi: machine maker for fi lling and lines procomac: machine manufacturer for fi lling and lines sacmi filling: machine manufacturer for fi lling and full lines sidel (simonazzi): machine manufacturer for blowing, fi lling and lines as well as companies of mid size, which we covered in a special block – such as: piovan: machine manufacturer for pet resin prepara-tion and pre-conditioning sistec: 2-stage sbm machinery supplier siapi: 2-stage sbm machinery supplier demo: bottle design and mould-making greenbox: cooling systems for pet and closures in petplanet 07/08: we will be looking at other companies in the italian pet business, such as: pet engineering: consultants, bottle designers and blow-mould suppliers mossi & ghisolfi : pet resin producer repi: maker of liquid colours, additives and master-batches as well as machinery manufacturers who import their products into italy: husky: injection moulding systems netstal: injection moulding systems krones: machines for blowing and fi lling, labelling and complete lines converters such as: sicon: pet preform converter garda plast: pet preform converter and fi llers such as: nestlé waters: operator of integrated lines, which include injection moulding, blow moulding, fi lling, all dry end equipment up to automatic dispatch gnp growth is slowing down, as is investment and personal consumption. italian industry can no longer keep itself competitive, as in the past, by currency devaluations. the monetary rules within the euro-zone are firmly laid down. new innovative products and increases in productivity are the key elements in the fight for survival in a globalised world. macro-economic data italy is not only a beautiful country, but a rich one. population: ..................................................... 59 million gross national product 2007 ................. 1,615.9 billion growth rate of gnp 2006 ....................................... 1.9% growth rate of gnp 2007 ....................................... 1.8% the economic situation is expected to weaken in 2008. growth rate of gnp 2008 ....................................... 1.3% income per capita 2006 .................................... 25,100 income per capita 2007 ................................... 26,100 income per capita 2008 ................................... 27,100 per capita income in the south, with one third of the population, is about 60% of the average unemployment ....................................................... 5.7% total imports 2007 .................................... 184.1 billion total exports 2007 ..................................... 176.8 billion general infl ation level 2007 ................................... 1.7% economic structure trade, banks, insurance .......................................... 69% industry.................................................................... 27% construction ............................................................. 6% agricultural, fi sh and forestry ................................. 2%

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regional market reports 12 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 05/08 www.petpla.net the biggest challenge for the italians however is not competition from within europe, and nor is it the unfavourable current euro/dollar exchange rate. the challenge is coming from competition in global markets. the feeling in the country, and among the people, is one of dissatisfaction caused by continuing political grievances - which are perhaps worse than the real economic situation. the italian president in new york recently hit back at critics, saying, “count on italy! count on our tradition and our entre-preneurial instinct”. indeed tradition and instinct have helped the italians through numerous crises, through political and economic tur-bulence, and kept them in good spirits. a few years ago northern italy enjoyed an unusual level of growth, with real gnp increasing at 5% per annum. regional unemployment was running at between 3 and 4%, and the region had the highest number and density businesses. in the north east there is still almost full employ-ment, although even those italians from the veneto, emilia romagna and friulia, who are accustomed to success, had to suffer stagnation and a wave of company closures and sell-offs. on our tour around the factories of pet machinery manu-facturers we saw for ourselves the entrepreneurial instinct and the effects of the structural crisis, as well as the wealth of ideas, the versatility for which italy was renowned, but also the pressure to form business alliances or to sell up. many of the companies that we visited were estab-lished at the time of the fi rst pet boom in the 80s and 90s, and were built on the ingenuity of the founder. almost all of them were family-owned and grew to become medium sized companies initially based on the buoyant italian market. the momentum that they had built up led to a search for export markets, and fi nally led to what many found to be exces-sive global demands. yet global business is a matter of size, which is why in italy several alliances were formed, as well as mergers between italian companies and big european groups. example are: simonazzi in parma, fi rstly taken over by sasib of italy, thereafter by sig in switzerland, today merged into the tetra/sidel group. negri bossi/oima/bm biraghi, all taken over by sacmi of italy cortezza, taken over by sacmi of italy kosme in roverbella, today wholly-owned by krones, germany procomac in parma taken over by gea, germany berchi in parma with fi nancial participation of zoppas industries, who also own sipa. amcor, today artenius pet packaging in san giorgio di nogaro, taken over by la seda of spain. this take-over merry-go-round is not just an italian phe-nomenon and is not limited to italian machinery manufactur-ers. there is a high degree of uncertainty in several inter-national companies serving the pet market. but in italy the unease is very noticeable and real. beverage industry - facts and figures * * sources: beverfood, petplanet research, numer-ous company presentations italy’s total soft drinks consumption in 2004 was accurately assessed at 15.24 million litres (about 260 litres per capita) and holds top position among western europe’s national soft drink markets. to be exact, italy leads the bottled water sector, holds second place in iced tea, is fourth in carbonated soft drinks and fifth in the fruit drinks and juices sectors. water in particular is a major contributor and is filled in huge quantities. csds are also filled in large quan-tities compared with the european average. this is a highly developed beverage market and will probably not see any real further growth. there are also certain fac-tors militating against market growth: italy’s general economic slow-down, which will impact on the beverage market the falling numbers of tourists, who are known to drive the water market the efforts of local authorities to improve the quality of public drinking water - for reasons of environmen-tal protection. any increase in the consumption of tap water will be to the detriment of packaged water sales. as a result investment in the beverage industry will not be to meet growing demand but will be made in an effort to improve economic productivity - high perfor-mance is needed, and that means higher outputs, faster machines, and in particular energy savings. at nestlé waters in bergamo, where injection moulding machines dating back to 1983 are still running happily at their rated outputs, it is estimated that a new machine with a higher output and a smaller footprint would be economical based on the energy savings in the first year alone. market statistics total beverages market in millions of litres per annum (2006) and per capita consumption beverage total consumption per capita consumption mineral and spring waters 12,200 approx. 200 litres rapid growth has come to a halt, marginal grown is predicted to continue. csds 3,000 approx. 50 litres no favourable trend predicted, yet csd still holds a large share of the market. still soft drinks 800 approx. 12 litres energy and sports drinks 120 approx. 10 litres iced tea/coffee 560 approx. 10 litres fruit drinks and juices 870 approx. 15 litres 1) 2) 3)

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sacmi imola s.c. via selice prov.le, 17/a - 40026 imola (bo), italy tel. 39 0542 607 111 fax 39 0542 642354 e-mail: sacmi@sacmi.it www.sacmi.com ccm48s. do you know what is a cycle time? do you know what is it for? during the compression molding the cycle time depends on the speed of rotation of the molding turret, any more doubts? compression moulding. ccm48s, 48 tools able to produce caps with a maximum diameter of 33 mm at the output rates of up to 1200 caps/minute. the cycle times just lasts 2.4 seconds, a record! ccm48s a perfect response to the needs of the demanding hdpe single-piece cap market. compression moulding machine

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regional market reports 14 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 05/08 www.petpla.net largest soft drink companies - by soft drinks turnover in 2006 company prime product turnover (softdrinks) 1. san pellegrino (nestlé waters) mineral water 882 million 2. coca-cola hbc italia mineral water carbonates juice drinks 751 million 3. san benedetto mineral water 541 million 4. conserve italia juice drinks 280 million 5. socib-capua (coca-cola) carbonates 280 million 6. cogedi i. (rocchetta & uliveta) mineral water 230 million 7. pepsico beverages italia carbonates 200 million 8. ferrarelle mineral water 199 million 9. spumador mineral water 150 million 10. gruppo campari wines and spirits mineral water 128 million turnover fi gures for soft drinks only, which in the case of conserve italia and gruppo campari is only part of their total annual turnover. main mineral and spring water producers and their 2006 market share in italy producer main brands sales volume 1. san pellegrino/ nestle waters san pellegrino, vevis-sima, vera, panna, etc 2.8 billion litres - 23% 2. san benedetto s.benedetto, guiza, primavera, nepi, etc 2.2 billion litres - 18% 3. rochetta/ uliveto uliveto, rochetta, 0.85 billion litres - 7% 4. ferrarelle ferrarelle, boario, 0.8 billion litres - 6.5% 5. spumador s, antonio, francesco 0.75 billion litres - 6.2% 6. fonti di vinadio sant’anna di vinadio 0.64 billon litres - 5.2% 7. norda norda, lynx, .... 0.57 billion litres - 4.7% 8. m.gaudianello gaudianello, leggera, etc 0.39 billion litres - 3.2% top eight ...................................... 9 billion litres - 73.8% total market ...........................................12.2 billion litres 70% of all soft drinks volume is in water. approx. 190 springs are feeding 321 brands of still and mineral water. 70% of this is packaged in pet. fonti di vinadio 0.64 billion litres, 5.2% san pellegrino/nestle waters 2.8 billion litres, 23% norda 0.57 billion litres, 4.7% san benedetto 2.2 billion litres, 18% rochetta/uliveto 0.85 billion litres, 7% ferrarelle 0.8 billion litres, 6.5% spumador 0.75 billion litres, 6.2% m.gaudianello 0.39 billion litres, 3.2% others 3.2 billion litres, 26.2% 2006 market share of main mineral water producers mineral and spring water sources and plants in italy in north west italy 41 plants in north east italy 32 plants in central italy 66 plants in southern italy and islands 50 plants total italy ........................................................ 189 plants the majority of sources and springs are located in cen-tral and southern italy. suppliers, such as machine makers with head offi ces and manufacturing facilities, are to be found in the north only. soft drinks (carbonated and still) companies in italy and their 2006 market share producer main brands sales volume 1. coca-cola coca-cola, fanta, etc. 1.6 billion litres - 42% 2. san pelegrino/ nestlé san pellegrino, vera, etc. 0.54 billion litres -14% 3. s. benedetto san benedetto, etc. 0.46 billion litres -12% 4. pepsico pepsi, pepsi light, etc. 0.33 billion litres - 9% 5. spumador spumador, dorte, etc. 0.32 billion litres - 8% 6. campari oransoda, ect. 0.11 billion litres - 3% 7. ferrero italia estate 0.11 billion litres - 3% top seven ....................................3.47 billion litres - 91% total market ............................................. 3.8 billion litres

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regional market reports 15 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 05/08 www.petpla.net fruit drinks companies in italy and their 2006 market share producer main brands sales volume conserve italia yoga; derby blu, etc 0.3 billion litres - 34% rauch italia rauch bravo, happy day, etc 0.1 billion litres - 13% parmalat italia santal, santal active, etc 0.1 billion litres - 12% la doria & confruit succhi-nettari, etc 0.09 billion litres - 10% top four ........................................ 0.6 billion litres - 69% total market ...........................................0.87 billion litres for carbonated and still soft drinks, for sports and energy drinks, and for juices and fruit drinks there are 281 brands on the italian market – 243 of which are local prod-ucts and 38 are imports. pet for packaging the growth of soft drinks consumption as well as the competition among the main market players has been infl u-enced not only by the products but also by packaging innova-tion. currently packaging has be-come a very strategic marketing factor because of its infl uence on the customer’s purchasing choice, storage methods and consumption habits, occasions and places. pet bottles represent 70% of total fi lled volumes, prima-rily in family sizes and single serve. glass bottles – once pre-dominant - today represent 10% of total volumes, mar-ginally surviving when used for high-end products. carton board still dominates fruit drinks and juices. cans play a leading role in the energy drinks sector. 1) 2) 3) 4) in summary: glass pet carton-board cans oth-er mineral and spring water 2% 64% 10% 6% 18% csds 6% 73% 0% 14% 7% still soft drinks 2% 65% 10% 6% 4% juices and fruit drinks 21% 20% 57% 1% 1% www.sipa.it free to choose the container manufacturing technology that best suits your needs

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regional market reports 16 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 05/08 www.petpla.net glass 2.0% pet 64.0% cartonboard 10.0% cans 6.0% other 18.0% mineral and spring water bildunterschrift glass 6.0% pet 73.0% cans 14.0% other 7.0% csds pet focus on italy – the italian pet story glass 21.0% pet 20.0% cans 1.0% other 1.0% cartonboard 57.0% juices and soft drinks glass 2.0% pet 65.0% cans 6.0% cartonated 10.0% others 17.0% still soft drinks it almost always started at the beginning of the 1980s, when pet came out of the usa and revolutionised the bever-age world. as a material for beverage bottles it fi rst rivalled glass, and more recently cartons and cans. the main drivers, as we all know, were the global giants coca-cola and pepsi cola - and italy was no exception. the italians welcomed the trend with open arms. pet processing (injection moulding and blow moulding) developed at a dramatic rate that has contin-ued until the present day. and yet italy is rather different from other countries, and other markets. italians not only accepted and worked on the new material - they built a whole industry on pet processing, with numerous small and medium-sized companies devel-oping machines for the coming boom. some of them were already involved in the beverage industry, others not. today northern italy can boast a unique concentration of know-how in the pet machinery business. we can name sipa, sacmi, the combination sidel/ simonazzi (now sidel) and many, many others who are strong in beverage and have a particularly strong position in the pet business - in italy and around the world. parma is bottling machinery country, with berchi, procomac, simonazzi and sacmi filling. mantova is the labelling centre, with kosme, alfa (today sidel), and cortazzi (today sacmi). local engineering companies have also sprung up, expanded and moved on. it is no wonder that global groups such as tetra, gea, krones, and even groups from russia and the far east, can also be found here, showing interest in getting involved with the italian companies through investments, mergers or take-overs. large production volumes and strength in raw material purchasing will be dominant features of this sector in the future. it was however not only coke and pepsi who launched the pet bottle to italy. san benedetto was fi lling large quanti-ties of water in pet at a very early stage, and started off with single-stage isbm machines from the far east. today san benedetto, as part of the zoppas group, serves as a test-bed for new developments from sipa. most of sipa’s single-stage and two-stage prototypes go through practical trials at san benedetto.

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regional market reports 17 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 05/08 www.petpla.net resin pet production in italy is the largest in europe - and the same applies to pet consumption. pet production in italy company productin site tonnes capacity per annum mossi & ghisolfi patricia 200,000 verbania 100,000 la seda artenius san giorgio 200,000 dow chemical otttana 100,000 pet volumes sold in italy tonnes per year by 160,000 mossi & ghisolfi 100,000 la seda artenius 60,000 dow/equipolymers 60,000 european companies such as la seda of spain, novapet of spain, retal of lithuania. the rest by companies from china, korea, united arab emirates. comparing capacities with consumption it must be assumed that considerable volumes of pet produced in italy are for export. pet consumption in italy in 2006 (pet for preforms) beverage tonnes % growth expected for carbonates 162,000 1.3 x for water 256,000 4.0 x for beer 3,000 11.0 x for juice 11,000 9.0 x subtotal beverages 432,000 for food 71,000 8.0 x for other 109,000 10.0 x pet total 612,000 experts estimate that annual consumption of pet in italy will grow by an average of 3% p.a. until 2015. injection moulding of preforms approximately 18 billion pet preforms per annum are moulded for bottles from 0.125 litres to 20 litres, with dozens of different neck designs. ten years of innovations in aseptic filling technology: gea procomac has conquered a leading position in the field with 86 complete aseptic installations worldwide for any products including high-acid and low-acid, still and carbonated, limpid and pulpy . procomac safeaseptic technology offers a no compromise solution designed to exceed your expectations: the highest level of product security combined with the utmost versatility . gea procomac aseptic filling technology for low acid shelf-stable beverages is accepted by fda. no compromise. gea procomac spa via fedolfi 29 43038 sala baganza (parma) italy tel 39 0521 839411, fax 39 0521 833879 sales@procomac.it - www.procomac.it

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regional market reports 18 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 05/08 www.petpla.net pet preform usage for carbonates, water and juices water 60.0% juice 2.5% carbonates 37.5% petplanet has count 180 pet preform systems operat-ing in italy. the tendency is to reduce the number of sys-tems, but increase their productivity. a general market trend is higher plastizising power, higher effi ciency and much lower energy cost. predominant suppliers of preform injection moulding systems in italy are husky with 122 systems (representing a 71% share of the market), sipa with 24, netstal with 20 and some systems from bm biraghi (today sacmi group), sacmi (originally oima) and krauss-maffei. there is one barrier machine – multilayer - in the market – a 160 tonne netstal – for low volume preforms for milk. pla technology i.e. with biodegradable plastic, is being tried on standard pet machines. preform moulders in total some 20 companies are producing preforms in italy, with approximate quantities as follows: san benedetto 3.2 billion nestlé waters 2.2 billion plasco 1.9 billion italpet cobarr (ex m&g) 1,6 billion retal italia (ex tobacco) 1,2 billion garda plast 1.0 billion and others. the biggest preform producers in italy are also bever-age fi llers. at nestlé injection moulding is integrated into the line with blowing, fi lling and dry end. blow moulding the bottle two-stage-technology pet bottles for virtually all beverages are processed using two-stage technology. in italy all blowing of pet bot-tles takes place either in blowing/fi lling synchronised blocks or in complete and integrated lines. sidel and krones having the advantage of offering blocked systems as well as integrated lines – all made in-house. but integrated blowing/filling lines, including dry end, are today offered by virtually all companies in varying combinations, such as sipa together with procomac or sipa with berchi, sacmi filling with smi, and even krones with some sidel equipment or vice versa, sidel with some krones equipment, all very italian in accord-ance with the well known italian flexibility and their cus-tomers’ special desires and preferences. it is by no means easy to count machines in italy. some company’s history stretches far back into the past. there are machines sold and installed and presently working. but there are also machines in the company’s statistics sold and no longer in production. due to this complexity we are reporting on individual company state-ments and offer approximate figures – and leave the interpretation to our reader’s discretion. the sbm machine population in italy sidel’s count: out of the total of 400 there have been 200 sidel/simanazzi machines sold over that period of time, representing a 50% share of the market in machines sold and a considerably higher share in terms of cavities and value (sidel’s strength lies in high cavita-tion machines). sipa’s count: estimating a total population of 300 machines sipa installed 120 linear blowers and 60 rotary blowers in italy. krones’ count: a population of 300 blowers in italy is likely, of which krones supplied 43 - 38 in complete lines, of which 3 are blowing, filling and labelling. adding sbm machines from the smaller suppliers the total number will considerably exceed the sidel estimates of 400. disregarding the differences there is a consensus that sidel/simonazzi are leading, followed by sipa, then krones and then sig corpoplast. with regard to high-tech/ high-output lines sidel and krones are in fierce competition for no. 1 position. single stage technology for beverage con-tainers sipa is foremost, and the only italian manufacturer of single stage injection blow moulding machines in bever-ages with 90 systems sold/installed in italy since 1986 and with 74 still in operation. earlier single stage machines came into italy from nissei asb, who still enjoy a considerable market share in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. many detergent containers are also processed on single-stage machines. the number of nissei asb machines operating is put at about 80. aoki is in third place with about 40 single-stage machines operating.

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regional market reports 19 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 05/08 www.petpla.net filling the bottle there is a long tradition of beverage fi lling in italy. 189 companies fi ll bottles and are marketing 304 brands. we estimated that 60% of italian fillers may have an average of 1.5 filling lines (90 lines in total), 40% of italian fillers have an average of 8 filling lines (640 lines in total) san benedetto with about 60 lines and nestlé waters with 20 lines are exceptional. thus the total italian filler population is estimated at 730 lines in total. annually 20 to 30 lines of varying standards and applications are added. parma is the centre of the fi lling machine manufacturing, with simonazzi being fi rst and no. 1. the big names are (alphabetical): berchi 10 procomac 81 kosme (a few km away) 150 sacmi 143 (including cortelazzi past sales) and of course simonazzi (today sidel) 483 many of the protagonists in the business of devel-oping and manufacturing filling equipment have moved within parma from one company to another. know-how has been widely disseminated, including via sub-contract work, which is a typical italian manufacturing format. the simonazzi name and family are the basis of plenty of italian industry gossip. many of those working in parma had and have roots in simonazzi, or have worked at times at simonazzi, and some are even related. high value fillers for very high outputs come from krones (65) and sidel (included in simonazzi). pro-comac in italy leads in aseptic filling. recycling post-consumer plastics, including pet, are collected under the guidance of such organisations as corepla, italy’s national consortium for plastic packaging waste collection, recovery, recycling and recuperation. corepla today has 2,150 member companies belonging to the fol-lowing categories: plastics manufacturers, companies specialised in the transformation of plastic packaging, industries that use or produce such packaging, companies specialised in the recycling of plastics. the president of corepla is giorgio quagliuolo, whom we met at sicon (see report in petplanet 07/08). plastic waste is collected at city dumps, schools, institutions, factories of consortium members, etc. it is then sold via public auction and subsequently re-used either for textiles and foils or re-granulated for general purpose plastic products. italian law forbids recycled material to be converted into new bottles. .ewprotectivemultilayer 0%4bottlefor!ccadö longlife5(4milk 0atentedby'ranarolo 4riplelayer0%4preform madeby)&!0 h%xceedingourcustomersgexpectationswith0iovan thehighestproductionefficiencyatthelowestenergy utilisationforatotalprotectionofcontentsv 0ietro"ruseschi0residentof)&!03p!

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material / recycling 20 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 05/08 www.petpla.net more pet recycling capacity for germany at the end of 2007 the german recyclers pet kunstoffrecycling gmbh took delivery of additional plant, and have now effectively doubled their pet bottle-to-bottle capacity. ohl process the fl akes are dried with hot air in a stirring vessel to condition them for the extrusion phase. ohl engineering uses a ring extruder (extricom) which effi ciently homogenises the pet melt. this type of vacuum extruder offers a particu-larly large surface for de-gassing, which is advantageous for the recy-cling process. a melt fi lter with automatic screen changer removes any remaining solid contaminants and the pet is con-verted into granules using an under-water die-face pelletiser. before ssp the pellets are crystal-lised by way of inline crystallisation, which allows a large amount of energy to be saved since the heat from the melt can be used for the crystallisation process. batch processing solid state post-condensation (ssp) the crystallised pellets are col-lected in a weighing silo which deliv-ers the material in predeterimed batch sizes to the ohl tumble reactor for solid state post-condensation (ssp) under vacuum. ssp is the fi nal stage in the preparation of bottle to bottle a second pet recycling line was recently commissioned at the beselich-obertiefenbach site of pet kunstoffrecycling gmbh in germany. the plant operates on the patented ohl process for bottle-to-bottle recy-cling and gives pet kunstoffrecycling an annual capacity of 20,000 tonnes of post-consumer pet. in germany a signifi cant propor-tion of the pet bottles used for water and soft drinks are refi llable, and are collected and returned to fi llers through the national “petcycle” pro-gramme. nevertheless even refi llable bottles have a limited life span and they too are recycled into food grade pet by pet kunstoffrecycling. preparation of fl akes at the beselich-obertiefenbach plant bales of compacted post-con-sumer pet bottles are broken down and the material is passed through an automatic sorter where non-pet bottles and other loose contaminants are removed. they are then shredded and washed. paper is removed during the preliminary washing stage and the shredded cap material (polypropylene) is removed using the classic sink-fl oat process. the pet fl akes are then ready for downstream processing. batch post-condensation plant extrusion equipment for rpet quality monitoring in in-house laboratory

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material / recycling 21 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 05/08 www.petpla.net recyclate where the material is further decontaminated and the i.v. of the granulate is brought back to the level required for successful bottle blowing (pet chips for the production of bot-tles need to have a viscosity of around 0.75 dl/g for still drinks and between 0.78 and 0.82 dl/g for sparkling drinks). the ohl reactor enables any desired viscosity to be programmed. after being allowed to cool in a cool-ing silo the chips are loaded into “big bags” ready for shipment to the pre-form moulder silo installation some of the advantages claimed for the ohl process as operated at pet kunstoffrecycling are: complete decontamination, and with an acetaldehyde content under 1 ppm no yellowing fda non-objection letter (1999) including hot-fi ll and non-food con-tainers. fl exible viscosity increase, any tech-nically possible viscosity can be set fl exible adjustment of the process even with differing pet input materials low energy consumption innovation don’t compromise on quality. for further information please contact: info@gabriel-chemie.com www.gabriel-chemie.com premium masterbatches for superb products. (( /0* ; kielce 29.5.–1.6.2008 2%/%0 1/0 ,(/0,(

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preform production 22 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 05/08 www.petpla.net overmoulding barrier technology for uv light protection one of the proven barrier solutions is the multi-layer preform, produced by co-injection. the manufacturing process starts with the injection of the pet base material into the preform mould. a layer of barrier material is then injected into the still hot and soft core of the pet to create a middle barrier layer. the “conventional” alter-natives to multi-layer are (a) the use of pet pre-blended with some sec-ondary barrier material, or (b) coat-ing the bottle after it has been blown. however another possible solution - overmoulding - has, in recent years, been neglected. the overmoulding process starts with the injection of an “inner” preform which is then over-moulded with an additional layer or layers during further process steps. in the industry the overmoulding process for manufacturing preforms is generally regarded as being both diffi cult and complex. the reasons for this are as follows: for effi cient manufacture with this technology each individual layer must have a very thin wall thickness. however, as a result of pressure differences, the core can be displaced from the central axis. con-sequently, the distribution of the wall thickness is no longer guaranteed. furthermore, after the fi rst cycle, the preform body has to be transferred to another cavity for the injection of the next layer. until now this was achieved via rotation. the delamina-tion of the layers poses a further chal-lenge. this problem is familiar from multi-layer methods but it can also occur as a result of temperature dif-ferences during overmoulding and the metal contact with the mould. development with partners after intensive development work in close collaboration with spanish mould-maker molmasa and raw materi-als manufacturer novapet, also based in spain, netstal-maschinen ag has succeeded in making the overmoulding process economically viable, reliable and reproducible. by making some ground-breaking modifi cations to both the mould and the machine, preforms can now be produced with a wall thickness of just 1.2 mm after the fi rst cycle. in addition, by including the raw material as part of the development programme the risk of delamination has been eliminated. the new concept includes the parallel movement of the rows of cores when changing cavities, which means that complex rotations are no longer neces-sary. these advances pave the way for a variety of barrier and other applica-tions. in order to create different colour effects other materials can be used that adhere to the inner layer. the outer layer can now also be made of recycled material which does not come into con-tact with the contents of the package. (to be continued on page 27) there are various technologies for increasing the barrier performance of pet containers. one of the concepts - overmoulding - has, until now, failed to be successfully applied. however, netstal-maschinen ag, in close collaboration with other specialist partners, has succeeded in developing this technology to produce high-quality preforms. cross-section of a preform. the grey layer on the inside and the white mark of the support on the base are visible holes created by the core support

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manufacturers of preform systems as in 2007 a noticeable aspect of our survey is the falling number of companies offering pet preform systems. and some companies that still, on paper, supply preform systems, seem less interested in promoting their products. is the market saturated? have the market leaders left the rest behind from the point of view of technology and output? are outputs now so high that far less machines are required? certainly the move towards higher and higher numbers of cavities seems to have stopped. the trend towards lightweighting of preforms allows more preforms per hour to be produced, and so in its own way contributes to the feeling that in the mature markets there is plenty of preform capacity. a welcome change is provided by sacmi, who have recently stirred up the market with a totally new concept - compression-moulded preforms. there is no doubt that sacmi, as the world‘s leading supplier of compression moulding lines for caps, knows a thing or two about the business. we await with interest the fi rst commercial applications of this new technology, which was fi rst unveiled in its prototype stage at the k show in october. whilst in theory almost any injection moulding press can be adapted to produce preforms, our survey is limited to machines specially built for preform manufacture (and to those companies who submitted their data). we therefore leave you with an overview of the specialist preform system manufacturers and their 2008 ranges. although the publishers have made every effort to ensure that the information in this survey is up to date no claims are made regarding completeness or accuracy 05/08 marketsurvey suppliers of caps and closures single stage machinery manufacturers 2-stage sbm machinery manufacturers manufacturers of preform systems producers of pellets and additives preform manufacturers manufacturers of preform moulds and stretch bloe moulds barrier technology producers of fi lling equipment compressor manufacturers

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market survey marketsurvey 05/08 company name arburg gmbh co kg engel austria gmbh hu postal address telephone number web site address contact name function direct telephone number fax e-mail arthur hehl strasse, d-72290 lossburg, germany 0049 (0) 7446 33-0 http://www.arburg.com andreas reich preliner sales 0049 (0) 7446 33-3240 0049 (0) 7446 33-3185 andreas_reich@arburg.com ludwig – engel - strasse 1, a-4311 schwertberg, austria 0043 (0) 50 620 - 0 www.engel.at walter jungwith vice president business unit packaging 43 (0) 50 620 3200 43 (0) 50 620 1 3200 walter.jungwirth@engel.at 53 00 ww ra m 90 90 rp preform injection moulding systems machine model number/name preliner 420-60 h preliner 520-120 h preliner 630-210 h macpet 250, macpet 320, macpet 500 hy number of cavities [units] 1 to 8 4 to 16 up to 24 24, 32, 48, 56, 64, 72, 96 2 maximum individual preform weight 450 gram shot weight 800 gram shot weight 1450 gram shotweight 170 g (24 cavities) 72 energy cosumption (kwh per kg of pet) n/a n/a n/a n/a n/ lock to lock time n/a n/a n/a 2.6 seconds or less n/ output based on 16 gram preform, 0.5 litres water [units per hour] 2,500 5,000 7,500 40,000 (96 cavity) 13 23 gram preform, 0.5 litres csd [units per hour] 2,220 4,440 6,600 38,500 (96 cavity) 8, 28 gram preform, 1.5 litres water [units per hour] 2,060 2,120 6,180 30,000 (96 cavity) 9, 36 gram preform, 1.5 litres csd [units per hour] 1,690 3,380 5,070 29,000 (96 cavity) 7, 78 gram preform, 5 litres, water [units per hour] 640 (four cavities) 1,300 (8 cavities) 1,950 (16 cavities) 10,000 (96 cavity) 2, other 5 gallon preforms 85 per hour footprint l x w x h [m] (including post-cooling station but not including material supply equipment) 7.6 x 3.5 x 2.0 7.7 x 4.0 x 2.2 9.0 x 3.6 x 2.8 macpet 250: 9,1 x 3,5 x 2,7 macpet 320: 10,7 x 3,6 x 2,7 macpet 500: 13 x 4,5 x 2,9 7. special features lab scale models available 5 gallon preform system available for this machine 5 point toggle execution, accumulator driven movements, plasticizing with bar-rier screws, takeout robot with 4 cooling stations m ho company name krauss-maffei kunststofftechnik gmbh netstal-maschinen ag s postal address telephone number web site address contact name function direct telephone number fax e-mail krauss-maffei str. 2, 80997 munich, germany 0049 (0) 89 88 99 35 52 www.krauss-maffei.com/petform 0049 (0) 89 88 99 35 52 0049 (0) 89 88 99 35 21 info@kraussmaffei.com tschachenstrasse, 8752 naefels, switzerland 0041 55 618 61 11 www.netstal.com stefan bock manager pet application technology - pet 0041 55 618 6156 0041 55 618 6070 pet@netstal.com v 40 00 w m s 00 00 m preform injection moulding systems machine model number/name km 175-cv pet km 320-cv/cs pet pet 2000-3700r, 3500-3550r, 3500-6600r and 6000-6600r s number of cavities [units] up to 48 up to 96 24 to 192 16 maximum individual preform weight 16 energy cosumption (kwh per kg of pet) 0 lock to lock time 3 output based on 16 gram preform, 0.5 litres water [units per hour] 43,000 2 23 gram preform, 0.5 litres csd [units per hour] 26,000 15 28 gram preform, 1.5 litres water [units per hour] 28,000 17 36 gram preform, 1.5 litres csd [units per hour] 13 78 gram preform, 5 litres, water [units per hour] 7 other from 24,000 16 gram to 1500 34 gram from 44,000 16 gram to 30,000 34 gram outputs up to 100,000 preforms per hour footprint l x w x h [m] (including post-cooling station but not including material supply equipment) 10 special features suitable for hotfi ll materials, pla, barrier solutions such as multilayer and blends 3

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market survey husky injection molding systems ltd 530 queen st. s, bolton, ontario, canada, l7e 5s5 001 - 905-951-5000 www.husky.ca rajan puri market manager, pet systems 905-951-5000, ext 2836 905-951-5029 rpuri@husky.ca 0 hypet90 hypet120 hypet225 hypet300 hypet400 hypet500 hypet650 2 to 24 2 to 32 6 to 48 8 to 72 12 to 96 16 to 144 144 to 192 725 grams 1100 grams 560 grams 720 grams 480 grams 500 grams 56 grams n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 13,500 17,500 31,500 44,500 58,500 85,000 93,000 8,500 11,000 19,000 28,000 37,000 54,500 64,000 9,500 12,500 20,000 29,000 38,500 56,500 7,500 9,500 17,000 24,500 32,500 46,000 2,800 2,800 6,000 9,000 13,500 18,000 7.6 x 2.9 x 2.4 8.6 x 2.9 x 2.4 9.9 x 3.5 x 2.8 11.2 x 3.6 x 2.8 11.8 x 4.2 x 2.8 12.4 x 4.7 x 2.8 14.6 x 5.3 x 3.1 multi-layer barrier, hotfill, flexmold multi-layer barrier, hotfill, flexmold hypet with high perform-ance package, multi-layer barrier, hot fill 5 gallon, multi-layer barrier, hotfill hypet with highperfor-mance package, multi-layer barrier, hot fill hypet with high perfor-mance package, multi-layer barrier, hot fill hypet with high perfor-mance package, multi-layer barrier, hot fill sacmi sipa spa via selice provinciale 17/a – 40026 imola (bo) - italy 00 39 0542 607 111 www.sacmi.it marco savorani sales manager 00 39 0542 607595 00 39 0542 646537 marco.savorani@sacmi.it via caduti del lavoro 3, 31015 vittorio veneto (tv), italy 0039 0438 911511 www.sipa.it paolo fugolo product manager 0039 0438 911511 0039 0438 912273 paolo.fugolo@zoppas.com 0r sacmipet 180 pam003 pps48 pps96 pps72 16 to 48 48 16 to 48 32 to 96 32 to 72 160 grams 50 grams 234 grams 180 grams 180 grams 0.28 kwh 0.25 kwh 0.3 kwh 0.21 kwh 0.2 kwh 3.2 seconds n/a 2.8 seconds 2.6 seconds 2.6 seonds 21,600 33,000 23,000 50,800 38,100 15,000 30,000 19,200 38,400 28,800 17,400 27,000 16,500 32,900 24,700 13,000 24,000 13,800 27,650 20,700 7,200 6,776 15,250 10,200 10.5 x 4.5 x 2.7 9.9 x 4.4 x 3.8 9.5 x 5.5 x 2.4 12.4 x 2.8 x 4 12.4 x 2.8 x 4 3 position post cooling pam003 is a new rotary machine to produce preforms by compres-sion technology. advantages of compression technology: gate absence, low melt temperature, low aa level, in-line preform output, high preform consistency, wall and base thickness reduction. all models: hot fill, reduced mainte-nance, 4 to 6 cooling cycles, injection phase completion in case of power failure

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preform production 27 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 05/08 www.petpla.net customers for an outstand-ing development in order to realise such innovative ideas it is essential to have inter-ested customers. the application was thus presented to the company pdg plastiques in france. this company is located next to the dairy fi ller lsdh and so is already familiar with the packaging of dairy products. pdg plastiques was able to quickly blow the prelactia preforms into bottles and sub-sequently test them. after six months 1000 bottles fi lled with uht milk were assessed according to extremely strict criteria and demonstrated their supe-riority over mono-layer bottles. not a single bottle revealed any tainting of the milk. this formed the basis for a successful collaboration with pdg on prelactia and, in autumn 2007, pdg successfully commissioned its fi rst netstal system for the manufacture of prelactia preforms. the bottle’s pure white colour is immediately apparent when holding the fi nal product in the hand, despite the grey inner layer . in contrast to the multi-layer method the dark inner layer does not show through. if the bottle is cut open, it is possible to see how well the materials have been matched. they bind fi rmly together making delamina-tion impossible. the light measurements are particularly impressive and reveal a 99.99% absorption and refl ection of light of up to a wavelength of 700 nm. prelactia a particular application of over-moulding is the manufacture of preforms for dairy products with the necessary light barriers. the product is known as prelactia (preforms for light absorption by carbon-titanium addition) and was fi rst introduced at k 2007 in düsseldorf. with pet, both white colour and titanium dioxide (tio 2 ) have to be added in order to refl ect uv light. this is generally added at a concen-tration of about 12%. adding grey or black colour would greatly enhance uv light absorption and would also mean a reduction in the amount of tio 2 used. however, it has been proven that neither grey nor black milk bottles sell well on the dairy products market. the overmoulding concept is an ideal way of circum-venting this disadvantage and is thus a particularly important technology. to develop the solution an injec-tion-moulding machine from the netstal synergy 2c 2400-2150/900 range with two injection units was used. raw materials manufacturer novapet quickly recognised the technical and economic potential of this method and made a significant contribution to its development by producing a suitable material that, on the one hand, has flow properties that are ideal for the thin preform walls, and on the other hand was modified to prevent delamination. the raw material, known as “dairy2 complex”, was produced specially for the manufacture of prelactia preforms and is a ready-to-use material to which only 7.2% tio 2 is added during the polymerisation process. in addition, a carbon-grey liquid colour was developed for the inner layer and the white outer layer was retained. thanks to this carbon-grey liquid colour, after the stretch blow-moulding process, a metallic grey surface is created inside the bottle and is the key to perfect light absorption. the mould was manufac-tured by molmasa specially for the overmoulding process. the pre-form body, that in the first cycle is manufactured without a neck and with a wall thickness of 1.2 mm, has three small holes in the base area. these are a result of the core support, which prevents the cores from moving when filling the cavity. a patent application has been filed for this solution that guarantees the uniform wall thickness of the first layer. in the second phase, the pre-form bodies, which are still grey, are coated with a bright layer of white 2 mm thick. this produces a neck and thread and the three holes in the base are filled. ...with perfect light barrier the result of the overmoulding process is a pure white bottle...

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preform production 28 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 05/08 www.petpla.net lightweighting good for business - good for the environment while there are a number of ways to be more environmentally responsible, one of the most obvious is to reduce the amount of material used in packaging. lightweighting pet bottles means that less plastic is used in the manufacturing process and less plastic has to be recy-cled, reclaimed or dumped after use. a further environmental benefi t of lightweighting is energy saving. there is less energy used in the disposal or reclamation of the bottle after it is sent for recycling or waste management, and lighter bottles need less energy to produce. for every one gram of weight reduction in a preform approximately 500 kwh per million preforms can be saved - this is roughly the daily energy consumption of two 72-cavity preform moulding systems. also good for business although these energy savings are not insignifi cant, they pale in compari-son to the potential cost savings that lightweighting offers in terms of reduc-ing the amount of resin required. for every one gram of weight reduction in a preform, the savings are approximately 1,600 dollars in resin costs per one million preforms. how to get there even though the commercial and environmental benefi ts are clear, there are some preform and bottle manufac-turers who have not explored light-weighting because they fear that the conversion process will be either too complicated or too costly. however, moving to a lighter bottle is easier than it may seem. it does not, for instance, require a new machine, but merely involves modifi cations to the mould. the key to a successful transition to a lighter weight bottle is to work in partnership with knowledgeable injection moulding and blow moulding equipment suppliers. pet bottles are produced using both processes, and lightweighting requires an analysis of the preform and the bottle. the most obvious consideration is the physical performance requirement of the package. meeting specifi ca-tions such as burst strength, top load and side load is critical to the success of a lightweighting project. it is also important to determine whether the bottle will run down a fi lling, label-ling and palletizing line with no loss in effi ciency. success in lightweight-ing cannot be claimed if the trade-off creates new waste elsewhere in the process. once these things have been analysed the next step is to consider the blow moulding of the bottle and, again, make sure that no loss of effi - ciency will result from the redesign of the package. designers will often go

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preform production 29 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 05/08 www.petpla.net lightweighting pet packages is a hot topic these days, but it is not a new trend. it has been going on for as long as there have been pet packages. in the past the interest in lightweighting rose and fell with resin prices. now there is a new force in the market that is driving lightweighting – the need for more environmentally friendly packaging solutions. lightweighting has both fi nancial and environmental benefi ts. this article explores those benefi ts and the steps necessary to make the transition to a lighter bottle. through multiple iterations of a bottle design before fi nalising the right one. today’s computer simulations reduce the number of iterations required, but prototyping is still needed to uncover all of the issues that a particular design may face. preform design the next step in the design proc-ess is to look at the preform and determine the right shape to opti-mise injection moulding performance while still meeting the other criteria already discussed. making prototype preforms for blow moulding trials is a sound investment, as it will often help designers squeeze the last few fractions of a gram from the preform specifi cation. having the prototyp-ing carried out by a leading injection moulding company such as husky means that the designer can balance the needs of the injection moulding process with the needs of the blow moulding process, thus arriving at an optimum solution. today, there is a trend towards higher stretch ratios as part of the lightweighting of carbonated drink bot-tles. increased stretching can improve the physical strength of the bottle, offsetting any loss in strength from the reduction in material. the downside to this has been that higher stretch ratios call for thicker preform walls and therefore slower injection mould-ing cycles. husky’s high perform-ance package on the hypet preform systems helps to facilitate the use of lighter, higher stretch-ratio preforms through improved cooling and faster cycle times. ice river springs – a com-pany that realises the advan-tages a good example of a water bottler taking the initiative on environmentally friendly packaging is ice river springs in ontario, canada. ice river has just launched its lightest-ever, half litre water bottle at 11.8 grams - down from 13.5 grams in the previous design. “reducing the weight of our 500ml bottle is a great example of how help-ing the environment can benefi t every-one,” said jamie gott, president of ice river springs. “we are continuing to push for lighter weight bottles to help reduce our carbon footprint.” pet packages will continue to get lighter as the technology leaders in the industry continue to develop new solutions that address the limiting factors as they arise. the continual improvement in the cost and perform-ance of pet is one of the reasons that it will continue to be the packaging material of choice over glass, cartons, cans and hdpe. 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 2007 2006 2004 2002 2000 weight (g) 1998 1996 2 l csd 1.5 l water 600 ml csd 500 ml water bottle weights for different beverages from 1996 to 20007

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bottle making 30 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 05/08 www.petpla.net petnology 2008 “sustainability” was a word fre-quently heard and waste handling and recycling appears to be taken very seriously. john galt said that the plastic and beverage industries overall could do more to improve the return percentage and the overall image of plastic. in the u.s. only 22% is recov-ered whereas in china, according to ben chan, 70% of all plastic is recy-cled. 80-90% of used pet bottles are recovered and converted into fi bre. klaus hartwig commented that over the last 5 years nestlé have reduced their overall packaging content by 26% and christoph klenk pointed out that krones are putting real emphasis on the new recycling lines that they offer. pla was also discussed and the point was made that right now we have no system to handle these bottles. they are polluting the pet stream. nestlé’s klaus hartwig also put an ethical question mark on the concept of making bottle resin from food at a time when many people in the world are starving. it was generally agreed that light-weighting is reaching its limit and that it is no longer a question of being able to manufacture ultra-lightweight bottles but more how to handle them reliably downstream. the conference opened with a “summit meeting”, i.e an open discus-sion between leading fi gures in the pet and beverage businesses. the companies represented were: alpla: günther lehner, ceo tech-nics & operations amcor pet packaging: kirby losch, vp strategic development husky: john galt, president and ceo krones: christoph klenk, member of the executive board nestlé waters m&t: klaus hartwig, head of ptc water sidel: paul holderith, executive vice president zhuhai zhongfu: ben chan, vice chairman the subject of china soon arose and ben chan commented that at present his country is experiencing 15-20% growth, but at the same time a great deal of consolidation is being seen. asked if he was not concerned to see all the new competitors in china, john galt replied that husky take their competitors seriously eve-rywhere, many of whom are going to become serious players in the indus-try. but this drives innovation and the development of preform equipment at the lowest investment per output. claudia schulte and dr. otto appel, tecpet monitor wall thickness and material distribution on every container identify production shifts and distribution problems as they happen identify and remove containers with random defects reduce blowmolder downtime and product rework pet wall plus systems in-the-blowmolder quality and process control for more information contact: agr international, inc. tel: (1) 724-482-2163 fax: (1) 724-482-2767 e-mail: sales@agrintl.com www.agrintl.com t opwave now available... bottle performance software for managing shelf-life and material utilization

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bottle making 31 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 05/08 www.petpla.net conn from euromonitor showed that whereas germany was virtually a non-pet ‘island’ in europe some 10 years ago, it is today the number one con-sumer of pet and is forecast to stay in that position! this is mainly due to the greatly increased single-trip water business. beer in pet had reached an 11% level in germany, largely thanks to the discount stores, but the big boom is still far away. it is hoped that the younger generation, that has grown up touching pet almost every day, will fall more easily into the habit of drink-ing beer from a pet bottle. supplier presentations the rest of the conference was dedicated to presentations by machinery and equipment manufac-turers and suppliers to the beverage industry, mostly well-known to read-ers of petplanet insider. an interest-ing concept was presented by cypet technologies, who offer a system for converting a standard injection moulding machine into an integrated isbm machine for pet bottles. in the closure and cap session some leading closure manufacturers were showing their latest lightweight caps. whereas the 1881 fi nish seems to have been chosen by pepsico klaus hartwig joined john galt in pushing for innovation. he said that with nestlé’s plan of 5% annual growth, and water business getting scarce, they had to move into more premium products. galt added that with only 33% of all beverage pack-aging in pet there was still a lot of potential for growth. the conference was generally positive about the future. market overview following the “summit meeting” the conference proper was introduced by two market overviews from günther birnbaum (gfk ag) and peta conn (euromonitor), mainly focussed on germany. birnbaum described the german consumers, and the indus-try, as having become more selec-tive. it can be seen in advertising and consumer buying patterns. price has moved down the priority list. people are buying more on quality, smart design packages, health products. they want to be identifi ed as good, healthy environmentalists. germans today are willing to pay for added value and image. lidl, a major dis-count chain, has introduced branded products with great success. they are now well ahead of aldi, who have stuck to non-branded products. peta and coca-cola the panel of closure experts could not tell which cap will be the standard to follow pco. sacmi, who produce compression moulding machines for caps, pre-sented their tl thread lock closure which “is a specifi c and innovative project conceived to introduce a new concept in the mineral water business combining weight saving, tamper evidence, anti-sabotage, multi-thread with new concepts in sustainability”. the spanish company novapet presented their range of resins and two consultant, engineering and container design companies, pet engineering and tecpet, explained their services. advances in bottle sterilization were covered by aeb (advanced electronic beams) and bochum uni-versity. uhde inventa-fischer explained their mtr (melt to resin) technol-ogy for producing bottle grade pet without the use of conventional ssp. however, as made clear by bühler ag, this does not mean that we can do without ssp in the future, a proc-ess used in 65% of the worlds pet manufacturing. finally sorema from italy gave an insight in their capabil-ity as a turnkey supplier of recycling plants, with 280 systems installed worldwide. günter birnbaum, gfk ag laurent sigler, husky the petnology conference 2008 was held in neuss, germany, on april 22nd and 23rd. some 300 people gathered to listen to the papers and to ‘network’ with a good cross-section of representatives from all aspect of the pet and beverage industries.

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trade show review 32 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 05/08 www.petpla.net crouching tigers – hidden opportunities asian suppliers at chinaplas 2008 rated as number one in asia, chinaplas is rapidly in-creasing in exhibition space, and number of visitors and has overtaken npe to become the second largest plastics show in the world. this year the exhibition space rented at chinap-las was 134,500 m 2 compared to 161,083 m 2 at the german k exhibition and 93,000 m 2 at the npe. with 65% of foreign exhibitors chinaplas holds the record percentage for interna-tional participation. years ago chinaplas was dominated by western suppli-ers while chinese equipment was relegated into a hall of its own. today, chinese and western suppliers share the same space and compete heavily for customers, most of them chinese. the woes of the american dollar have opened a unique opportunity for chinese and taiwanese suppliers because their respective currencies have only appreciated 7% to 8% while the euro is now 50% higher than it was just three years ago. combined with low labour costs and small r&d budgets, asian machines are now extremely attractive in price. most companies have not exported much into eu-rope and north america but have sold numerous machines into mainland china. the internal chinese market absorbs thousands of, mostly smaller, machines annually, allowing manufacturers an economy of scale that brings costs down even further. we took a look at the most promising players coming out of taiwan and china. preform injection moulding asian machines are technologically about 5 years behind what western suppliers are offering, which brings them up to what husky call their g-line. guangzhou huanyang precision machinery showed a 300 ton press with a 48-cavity tool and three-station robot. the preform weighed 16 grams with a wall thickness of 2.3 mm and ran at a cycle time of 13 s. huanyang started out as a toolmaker 20 years ago and has sold hundreds of moulds as replacements for western tools. their big-gest mould customer is zhuhai zhongfu, one of the largest converters in china and supplier to major brand owners. the machine features a two-stage extruder, siemens plc control with closed-loop servo valves, and hydraulic mo-tor extruder drive. the company also supplies all auxiliaries from other chinese suppliers. on the mould side, haunyang supplies 4 to 96-cavity systems made from imported stainless steel. valve-gated hot runners with individual nozzle controls round out the picture. the company employs 400 people and is iso9001 certifi ed. a very similar offering came from the guangdong gou-zhu group. the machine features were basically the same as those of huanyang’s machine, except for the fact that their 48-cavity tool ran in a 400-ton machine. mould life is said to be 3 million cycles, well below the 8 million or so cycles offered by western mould makers. the ghouzhu group’s main offering seems to be rotary blow molding ma-chines (see below). the taiwanes company huarong plastic machinery showed a different take-out system with their 12-cavity tool. this preform with a wall thickness of 2.4 mm ran at a re-spectable 9.7 s. here a single station take-out robot delivers the preforms to a three-station post-mould cooling robot from where they are dropped onto a conveyor belt. the cooling happens with cooling cores instead of tubes, which offers excellent cooling opportunities, as preforms are generally hotter on the inside. huarong has apparently applied for worldwide patents for this device and it is encouraging to see that not all machine features are copied from western machines. huarong presently offers machines only up to 32 cavities but is working on larger sizes. acknowledging western concerns about intellectual property rights, this offi ce was open to all those that had grievances. according to the staff no complaint was fi led.

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trade show review 33 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 05/08 www.petpla.net blow moulding there were many suppliers, mostly of indexing two-stage systems with a few rotary systems shown as well. these latter are comparable to sidel series 1 or 2 machines and also about 5 years behind what western suppliers are offering. the taiwanese company chumpower showed a brand-new continuous-motion, all-electric, six-cavity linear machine. preforms are fed through star wheels and travel upright on spring loaded mandrels - a concept also employed by the sidel compact and sipa. oven pitch is 50 mm so that the preforms have to be spread into the blow mould pitch at the end of the oven section. four servo motors control the chain, the pitch spreader, and the blow moulds, allowing a speed of 1,500 bottles/cavity/hour of con-tainers up to 1.5 litres. this state-of-the-art machine should do well in medium-volume markets. zonghya of huanzhou showed both a rotary 10-cavity blow moulder and small and medium-sized single stage machines. the rotary machine featured what is known as a caterpillar oven where preforms travel to an elevated level to the ovens. output was 12,000 b/h and zonghya showed a square bottle with good wall thickness distribution. the design of the injection stretch blow moulding machines was very close to what we see from other suppliers and seemed to be of good quality. zongya’s main business is tetra pak containers and pouches for the dairy industry and the com-pany has invested heavily in the development of plastics machinery. also on the stand was an extrusion blow machine and an injection blow machine. the other rotary machine at the show was made by gouzhou. at 16 cavities its output is 24,000 0.5 litre b/h and so only 25% below the highest industry offerings. the same output can be expected from their pp blowing machine of which they have supplied several models into the medi-cal market for transfusion bottles. gouzhou also showed a 2-cavity rotary machine for containers up to 5 litres. this machine was running at 1,300 b/h. gouzhou is iso 9001 certifi ed and has a 60,000 m 2 factory. there were another dozen or so suppliers for semi-auto-matic and up to 6-cavity machines. all were of the indexing type and employed similar feeding, heating and blowing features. one company that stood out was wei li plastics machinery of hong kong. the oven section on this machine is constructed in such a way that all 6 preforms are either completely in or out of the heated section at one time. this helps reduce temperature differences in the preforms com-pared to standard models where preforms spend different amounts of time in front of the lamps. the machine is able to produce 6,000 b/h. all in all this show proved to be a worthwhile experience. while most machines are not yet at the level of western machinery (with a few exceptions) it is obvious that asian suppliers are catching up fast. cash-strapped converters in third-world countries will fi nd the attractive price of these machines hard to resist when the offered volume range fi ts their applications. european suppliers will need to keep investing heavily in r&d to stay ahead and offer value despite higher prices. potential customers should carefully investigate spare parts supply and local support to choose the right partners - from wherever they come. the chumpower ls-6000 was one of the few machines at chinaplas that can be considered state-of-the-art. spare parts and repairing pet blow machinery assemblies b&g products llc www.bgproducts.com “higher standards - lower prices” spare parts and repairing pet blow machinery assemblies e-mail: sales@bgproducts.com b&g spare parts for reheat blowers sidel ; cincinnati rhb’s; krones , corpoplast (krupp); mag-plastic , sipa ; nissei and other brands. b&g products llc - 3631 44th st. se no. e, grand rapids, michigan 49512 usa t elephone (616-698-9050) fax (616-698-9271)

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bottling / filling 34 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 05/08 www.petpla.net isklar norwegian launches isklar the isklar project is backed by a multi-million pound investment by sabco (an omani company and owner of the middle east’s premier water brand) and jova holdings, whose owners are also involved in a major norwegian shipping and logistics company. the project is also supported by the norwegian government and innovation norway. today, isklar is norway’s largest mineral water bottling plant. in april, isklar, a premium still norwegian glacial natural mineral water was launched on the uk market. the launch is the result of a close collaboration between isklar and sidel. isklar’s partnership with sidel was born when the spring water company asked sidel to conduct a full engineer-ing study, from line layout to piping and electrical specifi cations. delivered in late 2007, the new line began pro-duction in february 2008 and fi lled the fi rst orders in march 2008. with a layout covering two fl oors, the line will initially produce still water at a rate of 36,000 bph, however the combi 20 select bv will also accom-modate sparkling water products. the rollquattro labeller is another key component of the line and can apply both adhesive and wrap-around labels. isklar (simply ‘ice-clear’ in norwe-gian) is untouched by human interven-tion as it emerges from a mountain spring, deep underneath the glacier. the glacier itself sits between two national parks in the unspoiled har-danger region of norway, which is the second least polluted country after finland. peter krogh, ceo of isklar, says, “this uniquely fi ltered premium water, with no additives or process-ing, is captured at the source of 6,000 year old glaciers. the ‘ice clear’ purity literally lends the water its name”. the exceptional isklar bottle, inspired by the diamond like qualities of a glacier, mirrors nature by refract-ing light through its facets. the multi-faceted shape called on all of sidel’s know-how in bottle design, blow-moulding and labeling. “sidel played a major role in validating this bottle’s technical performance and in guaran-teeing the bottle’s mass production at high speeds,” says krogh. isklar believes that exceptional purity should not cost the earth and is committed to being the most envi-ronmentally responsible mainstream water brand in europe. the bottle is made from recyclable pet and the

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bottling / filling 35 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 05/08 www.petpla.net water in the uk state-of-the-art group recycling facili-ties ensure that isklar has the capac-ity to re-process 700 million bottles p.a. or 10 bottles for every one sold. the isklar bottling plant is powered by hydro-electricity and was created by ‘recycling’ an existing empty ware-house incorporating energy-effi cient processes and state-of-the-art equip-ment. the plant is located right next to the hardangerfjord, so bottles can be loaded directly onto a container ship. their carbon footprint is minimised further by piggy-backing off exist-ing shipping routes, adding minimum extra weight to the load. isklar will be available in a variety of bottle and pack sizes, including a 1.5 litre bottle (available in singles and multi-packs of 6) a 500 ml bottle (available in singles and multi-packs of 6) 700 ml sports bottle, and 250 ml kid’s bottle (available in a multi-pack of 6). sales@electraform.com fast global service u.s.a., u.k., poland, argentina made in u.s.a. best value pet preform moulds compare price, quality, delivery electra form industries www.electraform.com north america 1 937 898 8460 south america 54 11 4753 1111 western europe 44 1623 658 416 eastern europe 48 81 820 5730 middle east 48 81 820 5730 africa 44 1623 658 416 patented innovative tooling solutions fast cycles, energy effi cient moulds highest quality, long life tooling repairs, conversions, refurbishments, parts new preform moulds - single cavity to 96 cavity most machine makes, types, sizes over 30 years experience get your best value quote today

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capping / closures 36 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 05/08 www.petpla.net we have recently published articles in this magazine on the development and launch of pet beer kegs. as an extension to this we now report on a manufacturer of precision plastic compo-nents that is also moving into this market sector - quadrant cms. quadrant creative moulding & systems (cms) is a fully integrated manufacturer of plastic components and sub-assemblies in the form of semi-finished and finished products made from high-performance poly-mers. such engineering thermo-plastics and composites are often superior in performance over metals and other materials, and are used in a growing number of applications. a multi-part beer tap system, injection-moulded in polypropyl-ene by quadrant cms is a critical, consumer-interfacing component on the 5-litre, single-use draught keg from heineken beer systems. this is quadrant’s first venture into the beverage market but one which fits the company strategy of developing and producing polymer-based parts for function-critical systems. the order from heineken was to produce and package the tap system for heinekens product, the draught keg, which is a portable and disposable system for serving quality draught beer - precisely the kind of keg where pet is finding new applications. currently the 5 litre keg is made from steel and incorporates a patented technol-ogy that keeps the beer fresh in the refrigerator 30 days after initial tapping. portable and disposable system for serving quality draught beer. precision plastics converter taps into beer market the portable and disposable system for beer is produced and assembled in quadrant cms’ clean-room production facilitiess in belgium.

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capping / closures 37 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 05/08 6 part tap set the easy-to-install tap system con-sists of fi ve injection-moulded parts and a small extruded tube, all made of poly-propylene, which is delivered in a blister pack together with a protective plastic ring that doubles as a carrier-grip. all the components of the tap system are required to be robust and leak-free, withstanding the pressurised beer as well as fl uctuations in temperature as the keg is moved in and out of refrigera-tion units. the injection-moulded and extruded parts are produced and assembled in quadrant cms’ clean-room production facilities in tielt, belgium, as required by heineken’s quality standards. moulded in a multi-cavity tool the precision parts are automatically moulded and assem-bled. commenting on how the beer-tap project lies within quadrant’s compe-tence, despite being a fi rst venture in the beverage market, leslie adyns, sales and marketing director at quad-rant cms said: “this innovative project subscribes fully to our business philoso-phy of manufacturing products which have both a complex interface with the rest of the product in which it is inte-grated, as well as a strong infl uence on consumer-perception of the product’s functionality as a whole.” the only end-to-end vision inspection system in the world. 29200 aurora road cleveland, ohio 44139 usa if you need a fully-integrated pet container vision inspection system, able to cover your whole process from start to finish, pressco is the only solution. our reliable, proven systems are ideal for inspection at various process stages including preforms, bottle blowing, filling, closures and labeling. — call or email us at — 1 440 498 2600 sales@pressco.com www.pressco.com

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38 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 05/08 www.petpla.net petproducts mould cleaning - new aero series from coldjet cold jet, a leader in dry ice blast cleaning and produc-tion technology, has launched the new aero series of dry ice blast cleaning systems. the aero systems provide advanced economical dry ice cleaning in an environmen-tally friendly format for a variety of industries. the new models include the electric-pneumatic aero 40, aero 80, aero 80-dx and aero 80-hp , and the pneumatic-powered aero c100. cold jet systems use non-abrasive media that will not damage mould surfaces or equipment. the dry ice pellets or particles create mini-explosions on the surfaces being cleaned, lifting away dirt and contaminants. hr honeycomb wheel dryers piovan has developed what they claim to be a totally new drying technique for pet and other plastics - namely the use of a rotor with a honeycomb structure to eliminate the humidity released by the plastic material during the drying process. this new series consists of four models that operate in a temperature range from 80 to 150c, with air fl ows from 50 to 200 m/h: hr50, hr100, hr150 and hr200. advantages are: no costs for cooling water or compressed air. the hr units require only electrical power supply 50% reduction in energy consumption stable dew point, featuring set-up values in a range down to -50c guaranteed absence of dust and material contamina-tion, making the hr dryers suitable for application in the medical and optical sectors continued operation of the honeycomb rotor ensured by the new drive mechanism equipped with a wear-resist-ant kevlar-reinforced belt which eliminates traditional maintenance operations or lubrication the hr units can be coupled with drying hoppers hav-ing capacities up to 600 litres. norgren has over 15 years experience as full-line supplier of pneumatic equipment for stretch blow moulding (sbm) machines. norgren sbm product range: » blowing valve blocks » actuators » compensation valves » cooling valves » air recovery valves » silencers cooling valve optimisation of your heat set process norgren‘s stretch blow moulding technology can make all the difference for more details visit www.norgren.com/sbm or e-mail to sbmproducts@norgren.com

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products 39 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 05/08 www.petpla.net new generation from pe labellers p .e. labellers’ rollmatic is a new generation roll-fed label-ling machine, built in different versions for speeds ranging from 12,000 to 72,000 cph. rollmatic can handle labels made from paper, paper lami-nates, polystyrene-polypropylene-polyethylene compounds, etc. the machine is equipped with a double roll rest com-plete with automatic web-tensioning devices, which can be automatically recalled from the format menu according to the label dimension. an independent servomotor controls the fi lm drive and adjusts the label dispensing speed by comparing the actual printing speed with the speed stored in the format menu. the label cut is performed by a static and a rotary knife. once the label is positioned on the transfer roller it is held by a suction system while the glue is being distributed on both label ends and it is then applied on the container. the glue roller features a scraping system that does not require any adjustment and ensures a constant, thin layer of glue. advance in pet sorting technology the optical sorting of washed pet fl akes is now a key process step in the pet bottle recycling loop. the removal of non-pet particles and coloured pet fl akes delivers a high quality input material for subsequent recycling proc-esses. andreas christel, pet recycling product manager at buhler’s thermal processing division believes that a further step towards a clear recycled pet is the application of optical sorting after thermal treatment of the pet fl akes. “the thermal treatment may be a simple crystallisation step over a few minutes or a drying or even solid state poly-condensation step under air, vacuum or nitrogen over a few hours. due either to the former bottle content or incorpo-rated additives, some pet fl akes tend to discolour much more than others during thermal treatment. sorting this small percentage of discoloured fl akes from the material stream will improve the colour quality of subsequently recy-cled products signifi cantly. the rejected fl akes can then be used for less colour sensitive applications”. the sortex z which is available in various sizes and can sort between 0.5 and 6 tonnes/h of pet fl akes is already being used intensively by several of the largest european companies that are heavily involved in rpet processing. new stock bottles from alpha alpha packaging in the usa has added a new line of three large pet bottles to its stock packaging for the nutritional industry. the 2000 ml, 2500 ml and 3000 ml “indented round” bottles are blown from the same 141 gram preform and feature a 110-400 continuous thread neck. the pet rounds are said to be ideal for large quantities of protein powders and bulk nutritional supplements. the indented label panel protects the label from scuffi ng dur-ing shipping and at retail, and the generous 110mm neck allows consumers to use large scoops to measure the contents. save on costs! spare parts for compressors (all makes) suction and delivery valves (new reconditioned) ptfe (teflon) piston rings piston rod packing / reconditioning suction filter elements filter elements airpack gmbh kompressoren-systeme gnadentaler allee 34 . d-41468 neuss tel. 02131/ 52357-0 . fax 02131/ 52357-29 internet: www.airpack.de e-mail: airpackgmbh@t-online.de

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40 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 05/08 www.petpla.net petbottles sinalco advert in 1948 - “it will be back”. by 1949 it really was back! sinalco advert from around 1910 (from “100 years of sinalco”) the 0.5 litre glass bot-tle with the swing-top closure from the years after world war ii. 0.3 litre glass sinalco bottle with crown cork, dating back to the 1950s and 1960s. today sinalco is still supplied in glass bot-tles, but overwhelm-ingly in modern pet bottles that retain the classic shape bottle history refreshingly fruity in 1902 friedrich eduard bilz, a practitioner in natural medical, a so-called naturopath, developed a drink which he called the “bilz brause” (a type of fruit drink). the drink was produced by franz hartmann of detmold and was a great commercial success. numerous copy-cat products soon made it necessary to give the beverage its own brand identity, which could be protected. with this in mind the bev-erage producers ran a competition to fi nd a suitable name - and the “sinalco” brand fi rst saw the light of day. the name was created from the latin “sine alcohole” (without alcohol). in 1930 the privately-owned dortmunder hansa brauerei bought up the sinalco product and a few years later the familiar red circle bearing the sinalco logo was created, together with the distinctive sinalco bottle shape, both of which were granted legal protection. after world war ii, in 1949, production of the drink in the familiar glass bottle started up again and in 1951/52 sinalco enjoyed its highest turnover since the company began. in 1970 sinalco was taken over by the dortmunder actienbrauerei (part of the oetker group). in 1981 ownership was transferred to the swiss sibra holding and in 1994 the german sinalco group was established under the umbrella of the hövelmann group, who today continue to produce and sell sinalco around the globe, mainly in a modern pet version of the classic bottle shape. famous marketing slogans such as “sinalco time and time again!” (1995), “refreshingly fruity” (1984), or “sinalco really tastes..” (2004), have all played their part in raising the drink, and the bottle shape, to a cult status. 1.5 litres of cider in pet champion, the french retail chain from levallois, are stocking 1.5 litre packs of traditional cider in a clear pet bottle. the bottle is decorated with a wrap-around paper label and sealed with a brown, tamper evident screw-cap. sky time in pet sky time is the name given by japan airlines to a citrus drink which is served on board their aircraft. the compact little 250 ml pet bottle is decorated with a shrink sleeve and a printed white screw-cap with tear-off tamper evidence. perforations allow the label to be easily removed from the neck.

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bottles 41 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 05/08 www.petpla.net organic fruit juice in pet adelholzener alpenquellen from bad adelholzen in ger-many are selling their 0.5 litre pack of organic apple spritzer in a slim, easy-to-grip pet bottle. the spritzer con-tains 50% organic fruit and is free of artifi cial colorants. the no-deposit bottle carries a wrap-around plastic label and a tamper-evident screw-cap. bmps new, used, rebuild molding machines, parts, service and auxiliary equipment contact: peter tordy 1260 creditstone road. concord, ontario l4k 1k5 ph: 905/738-5540 fax: 905/738-2098 e-mail: bmpscanada@idirect.com website: www.bmps.ca we want your used equipment 93&95 husky sx 600 system with 24.5 gm pco 96 cavity (2) 93 husky xl 500 robot, dryer 91&94 husky xl 300 robot and dryer (4) machines 85 husky xl 300 robot and dryer . moulds 20,24,37,47,54 gm 89 husky xl 225 robot, dryer . ultra modern preform, blow mould-ing filling plant 2000 and newer , netstal, sig, blowmax, sidel 80‘s cincinnati milacron 250 with 16,21,28 gm moulds 80‘s cincinnati milacron 375 ton 97 krupp/sig/engel permax 48 with robot and dryer rebuilt van dorn 250 ton co-ex lab machine low hours with dryer we have in stock perform moulds 24 to 55 gram and 25 high heat dryer systems for pet . autotek/efi 98 rsb 2,000, 2,000 bohn 04 be 2 - 1500, 2,000 bph b & g 90‘s rhb w & rhb xt cincinnati milacron rhb 5, 4,000 bph, rhb 2,000, 91 2,000 bph krones 01 contiform 10,12,000 bph low hours. krupp 95 b 66, 6,000 bph, 90 b 80, 10,000 bph, 90‘s b 177, mag 96 ssb 20, mag ssb 2040 side 01, 2 cavity, 2,200 bph and 2 4 cavity machines 4,400 bph, low hours. sig/krupp 01 blowmax 1 cavity lab machine low hours, blowmax 10/14 99, 12,000 bph, blow-max 16h 99, 20,000 bph sidel sbo 2/3 95 2,000 bph, sbo 4/6 01 4,400 bph for 5 liter , low hours: sbo 4/6 97 4,400 bph, sbo 6/10 98, 6,600 bph, 94 sbo 10/12, 10,000 bph. 93 sbo 16, 16,000 bph, 92 sbo 24/24, 18,000 to 24 bph (4) sipa 98 sf 4000, 4000 bph honey from kicool “kicool“ is the name given by the french company lune de miel to their 250 gram kid’s pack of honey. the eye-catching bottle, designed to appeal to chil-dren, stands comfortably upside-down on its large, fl at snap-on closure with hinged lid. the closure also incorporates a self-sealing silicone membrane. the shrink sleeve label covers most of the closure, except the hinged lid, and the relevant commercial informa-tion is printed on the back of the pack. harmony of colour and fl avour the chinese company telford of hong kong is selling “taoti” brand fl avoured green tea in various versions, such as honey, apple, lime or grapefruit, packaged in a 500 ml pet bottle. the slighty green coloured bottles also carry a green shrink sleeve and a printed tamper-evident screw-cap coloured to harmonise with the fl avour of the tea. tri-top fl avoured syrup kauf idee, a marketing company in stapelfeld, ger-many, is selling 400 ml packs of the tri-top recipe fl a-voured syrup in an unusually-shaped pet bottle. it is fl at at the back and bowed out at the front, and carries a shrink-sleeve label. a visibility stripe down the side allows the user to see just how much syrup is left in the bottle. the product is mixed with water in the ratio of 1 : 8. the pack is nicely fi nished off with a tamper-evident screw-cap.

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42 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 05/08 www.petpla.net buyer’sguide entries from 5,70 euro/mm, call 49-6221-65108-0 1.0 materials mfc commodities plastics & chemicals trade, finance & logistics for pet resin & preforms mfc commodities gmbh millennium tower, 21st fl oor handelskai 94-96 a - 1200 vienna, austria tel.: 43 1 240 25 117 fax: 43 1 240 25 263 offi ce@mfc-commodities.com www.mfc-commodities.com 1.1 materials for bottle and cap production clariant masterbatches (italia) s.p.a. via lainate, 26 20010 pogliano milanese (mi) italy tel 39.02.9918.7558 fax 39.02.9918.7552 italy.mb.marketing@clariant.com http://mb.clariant.it pet regranulate food and non-food quality 43-2622-43333-0 www.petrecyclingteam.at 1.1.9 additives and colorants americhem europe ltd cawdor street eccles, manchester m30 0qf, uk tel: 44 (0)161 789 7832 fax: 44 (0)161 787 7832 email: psumner@americhem.com americhem inc 2000 americhem way cuyahoga falls oh 44221 tel: 1(800) 228 3476 fax: 1(330) 929 4144 email: dcroley@americhem.com holland colours nv p .o. box 720 7300 as apeldoorn, netherlands 0031-55 3680700 0031-55 3662981 info@hollandcolours.com www.hollandcolours.com colormatrix europe ltd. 9-15 unity grove, knowsley 134 9gt, great britain tel. 0044-151-632-8800 fax 0044-151-548-3800 info@colormatrix.co.uk www.colormatrix.co.uk liquid colours and additives repi s.p.a. via b. franklin 2 21050 lonate ceppino va italy tel. 39 0331 819511 fax 39 0331 819581 repi@repi.it www.repi.it 1.2 packaging components and accessories luzerner straße 11 postfach 749 ch-6330 cham 1 tel.: 41 (0) 417843070 fax: 41 (0) 417843079 pet jars/bottles 20-7000ml 18-110mm necks info@petpackaging.ch 1.2.1 preforms pet preforms and closures intergulf ltd. (empol) khalid seaport p .o.box 6131, sharjah, u.a.e. tel. 009716 502 9244 / 9246 fax. 009716 528 5720 empol@iffco.com www.empol.com pdg plastiques f-45330 malesherbes - france tel. 00 33 2 38 34 61 95 info@pdg-plastiques.com www.pdg-plastiques.com 1.2.2 bottles 1.2.3 labels 1.2.4 caps and closures bericap gmbh & co. kg kirchstr. 5 d - 55257 budenheim germany tel. 49 (6139) 2902 0 fax 49 (6139) 2902 181 info.germany@bericap.com www.bericap.com idsteiner strasse 74 d-65527 niedernhausen, germany tel. 49 6127 8954 8850 fax 49 6127 78189 cct-niedernhausen@t-online.de www.cct-gmbh.com www.corvaglia.ch fontana manufacturers 150 maclean street umkomaas, 4170 south africa tel.: 0027 (0) 39 973 2690 fax: 0027 (0) 39 973 1123 www.fontana.co.za sales@fontana.co.za gulf packaging system & 3p co. post box no. 20266 jeddah - 21455 kingdom of saudi arabia telephone 966 (02) 636-0099 fax 966 (02) 635-2111 sales@gulf-pack.com 3p@prime-plastic.com www.gulf-pack.com has plastik san.tic.a.s. esenyurt fabr.yolu no:74 34320 avcilar istanbul turkey tel 90 212 695 50 00 fax 90 212 694 97 24 info@hasplastik.com www.hasplastik.com georg menshen gmbh & co. kg industriestraße 26 d-57413 finnentrop tel.: 49-2721-518 0 fax: 49-2721-518 198 contact@menshen.com www.menshen.com creative dispensing solutions seaquist löffl er gmbh d94078 freyung tel : 49 8551 9750 fax : 49 8551 975 180 info@seaquistclosures.eu www.seaquistclosures.com 2.0 machines and equipment luxber, s.l.u. blowmoulding machinery av. de azorin, 34-36 03440 ibi (alicante) spain tel: 34 965 553 853 fax: 34 965 553 861 www.luxber .com luxber@luxber .com

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petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 05/08 www.petpla.net buyers guide 43 2.1 preform production (machines and equipment) preliner@arburg.com preform and cap production hong kong tel: 852-2665 3888 fax: 852-2664 8202 marketing@chenhsong.com.hk www.chenhsong.com.hk engel austria gmbh ludwig-engel-straße 1 a-4311 schwertberg tel. 0043-50-620-0 fax 0043-50-620-3009 sales@engel.at www.engelglobal.com husky injection molding systems s.a. boite postale 93 3401 dudelange luxembourg tel. 0035-252 115 1 fax 0035-252 115 4458 efery@husky.ca www.husky.ca netstal -maschinen ag tschachenstraße 8752 naefels, switzerland tel. 0041-55-618-6111 fax 0041-55-618-6605 pet@netstal.com www.netstal.com sipa spa via caduti del lavoro, 3 31029 vittorio veneto - italy tel. 390438911511 fax 390438912273 sipa@zoppas.com www.sipa.it 2.2 bottle production (machines and equipment) nissei asb machine co., ltd. 4586-3 koo, komoro-shi, na-gano-ken 384-8585, japan tel. 0081-267-23-1565 fax 0081-267-23-1564 sales@nisseiasb.co.jp www.nisseiasb.co.jp automa spa „one step“ injection-stretch blow moulding and injection blow moulding machines bologna - italy tel. 39-051-739597 fax 39-051-739578 b&g xt model pet blow machines spare parts for sidel , sbo and milacron rhb-5 sales@bgproducts.com norgren ag ventilfabrik postfach 8362 balterswil, switzerland tel 41 71 973 83 00 fax 41 71 973 83 01 sbmproducts@norgren.com www.norgren.com/sbm eugen seitz ag spitalstrasse 204 8623 wetzikon, switzerland phone: 41 44 931 80 80 fax: 41 44 931 80 90 mmeier@seitz.ch www.seitz.ch sig corpoplast gmbh & co. kg meiendorfer str. 203 22145 hamburg deutschland t 49 40 67907-0 f 49 40 67907-100 e-mail: sigcorpoplast@sig.biz www.sigcorpoplast.de sipa spa via caduti del lavoro, 3 31029 vittorio veneto - italy tel. 390438911511 fax 390438912273 sipa@zoppas.com www.sipa.it pet blow moulding machines pet preform & blow moulds www.tisse.net tel:90 542 233 75 78 zamil plastic industries ltd. zamil plastic industries ltd. p .o.box 1748, al-khobar 31952, saudi arabia tel. 966-3-8121114 fax. 966-3-8121477 info@zamilplastic.com www.zamilplastic.com 2.2.1 single stage stretch blow moulding equipment 2.2.2 two stage stretch blow moulding equipment no.20, lane 74, fuda n. rd., dali city, taichung county 412, taiwan tel. 886-4-2486-5900 fax. 886-4-2486-1013 servers@chumpower.com www.chumpower.com mag-plastic machinery s.a. rue alfred-pot 1 p .o. box 140 ch - 1896 - vouvry (vs) switzerland tel. 0041-24-4820-820 fax 0041-24-4820-819 sales@magplastic.com www.magplastic.com stretch blow molding machines, preform molds & cap molds tel.: 86-576-84066853 fax: 86-576-84020107 info@megamachinery.cn www.megamachinery.ca www.petkamold.com info@petkamold.com l ’ ametlla del vallès (barcelona-spain) tel: 34 93 846 30 51 fax: 34 93 849 22 11 e-mail: tms@side.es www.side.es urola s.c. 20230 legaz pi, spain tel. 34 943 737003 fax 34 943 730926 legazpi@urola.com www.urola.com 2.2.3 coating systems sig plasmax gmbh meiendorfer str. 203 22145 hamburg deutschland t 49 40 67907-364 f 49 40 67907-353 e-mail: sigplasmax@sig.biz www.sigplasmax.de

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44 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 05/08 www.petpla.net buyer’sguide entries from 5,70 euro/mm, call 49-6221-65108-0 2.2.4 compressors atlas copco customer centres worldwide www.atlascopco.com leobersdorfer maschinenfabrik ag (lmf) suedbahnstraße 28, a-2544 leobersdorf, austria tel: 43 2256 9001-0 fax: 43 2256 9002 e-mail: sales@lmf.at www.lmf.at siad macchine impianti s.p.a. via canovine, 2/4 24126 bergamo, italy tel. 39 035 327611 fax 39 035 316131 info@siadmi.com www.siadmi.com 2.2.8 unscramblers lanfranchi srl. via scodoncello, 41 43044 collecchio parma italia tel. 39.0521.541011 fax 39.0521.802149 e-mail: commerciale@lanfranchi.it www.lanfranchi.it unscramblers, silos and air con-veyors for empty plastic bottles p .o. box 306 08210 barberà del vallès barcelona (spain) tel. 34 93 729 7616 fax 34 93 718 8856 sales@posimat.com www.posimat.com 2.3 cap production (machines and equipment) netstal -maschinen ag tschachenstraße 8752 naefels, switzerland tel. 0041-55-618-6111 fax 0041-55-618-6605 pet@netstal.com www.netstal.com sacmi imola via selice prov. le 17/a 40026 imola bo, italy tel. 0039-0542-607-111 fax 0039-0542-642-354 valentina_gollini@sacmi.it www.sacmi.com 2.4 crate production (machines and equipment) werner koch maschinentechnik gmbh industriestraße 3 75228 ispringen / pforzheim tel.: 49 72 31/80 09 0 fax: 49 72 31/80 09 60 e-mail: info@koch-technik.de www.koch-technik.com 2.5 ancillary equipment for the production of preforms, caps and crates material drying and mould dehumidifi cation eisbär trockentechnik gmbh. a-6840 götzis tel.nr. 0043 5523 55558 0 cool@eisbaer.at www.eisbaer.at green box s.r.l. water chillers - cooling systems tel. 39 049 9703319 fax. 39 049 9701968 info@greenbox.it www.greenbox.it motan gmbh max-eyth-weg 42 88316 isny tel.: 49 7562 76-0 fax: 49 7562 76-111 pettec@motan.com www.motan.com tel. 39 041 57 99 111 sales@piovan.com www.piovan.com 2.5.3 dryers one conair drive pittsburgh, pa 15202 412-312-6000 info@conairgroup.com www.conairgroup.com 2.6 moulds pet engineering, bottle design, prototyping, industrial blow mould and services - rue du buisson moreau 16100 cognac france tel : 0033 (0)5 45 36 63 50 www.sa-comep.fr accueil@sa-comep.fr demo design and moulds 31020 san vendemiano (tv) - italy tel.: 39 0438 409048 fax: 39 0438 409046 info@designandmoulds.com www.designandmoulds.com www.wtbvc.com preform moulds, components, refurbishments and conversions. highest quality, fastest delivery, lowest cost. united states - 937-898-8460 sales@electraform.com poland - 48-17-860-1020 info@wt.com.pl uk - 44-1623-658-416 sales.europe@wentworthmold.com argentina - 54-11-4753-1111 simkosa@simko.com.ar garrtech inc. 910 arvin avenue stoney creek, ontario l8e 5y8, canada tel. 001-905-643-6414 fax 001-905-643-6422 garrtech@garrtech.com www.garrtech.com molds, change parts, sbm and injection molding machinery for the pet/bioplastics industries 284 pinebush road cambridge ontario canada n1t 1z6 tel: 001-519-624-9720 fax: 001-519-624-9721 info@hallink.com www.hallink.com husky injection molding systems s.a. boite postale 93 3401 dudelange luxembourg tel. 0035-252 115 1 fax 0035-252 115 4458 efery@husky.ca www.husky.ca

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petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 05/08 www.petpla.net buyers guide 45 mel machinefabriek etten-leur b.v. pauvreweg 11 4879 nj etten-leur, netherlands tel. 0031-76-5015655 fax 0031-76-5016532 info@machinefabriek-el.nl www.machinefabriek-el.nl engineering & production of complete isbm tooling sets for aoki, nissei, etc. mht mold & hotrunner technology ag dr. ruben-rausing-str. 7 65239 hochheim/main germany tel. 0049-6146-906-131 fax 0049-6146-906-399 rsteinmetz@mht-ag.de www.mht-ag.de otto hofstetter ag zürcherstrasse 73 8730 uznach, switzerland tel. 41 55 285 22 11 fax 41 55 285 22 44 hofstetter@otto-hofstetter.ch www.otto-hofstetter.ch single step isbm moulds, preform mould change parts, blow moulds for pet pet moulds pvt ltd, india fax 91 44 2225 1285 91 98843 90999 petmoulds@eth.net www.petmoulds.com www.petkamold.com info@petkamold.com pmci - sipa division via caduti del lavoro, 3 31029 vittorio veneto - italy tel. 390438911511 fax 390438914495 pmci@zoppas.com www.sipa.it polimash ltd. blow moulding equipment and moulds shyrokaya str. 2 14021 chernigov, ukraine tel. 38 0462 67 76 28 fax 38 0462 67 76 29 e-mail: pm@polimash.com.ua www.polimash.com.ua tooling for pet/pla containers – single stage isbm moulds, proprietary genesis hot runner system and blow moulds. r&d tool and engineering ltd hamilton road sutton-in-ashfi eld nottinghamshire, ng17 5ld england tel: 44 1623 556287 fax: 44 1623 552240 sales@rdtool.co.uk www.rdtool.co.uk r&d tool and engineering, inc. 1008 browning street lee’s summit, missouri mo. 64081, usa tel: 1 816 525 0353 fax: 1 816 524 5068 sales@rdtool.com www.rdtool.com röders gmbh scheibenstr. 6 29614 soltau, germany tel. 0049-5191-603-53 fax 0049-5191-603-36 mold@roeders.de www.roeders.de solent mould tools ltd tel: 44 (0) 23 9223 9950 sales@solentmouldtools.co.uk smt americas inc. tel: 1 905 315 9882 smt.americas@cogeco.ca www.solentmouldtools.com tooling preform systems bv moulds & robotics pet-related services & technologies c. houtmanstraat 42 emmen, the netherlands tel 31 (0) 591 679768 fax 31 (0) 591 630616 sales@tps.nl · www.tps.nl www.wtbvc.com blow molds for all technologies, all machine types, all sizes. highest quality, fastest delivery, lowest cost. canada - 905-574-0010 sales@wentworthmold.com poland - 48-81-820-5730 info@wt.com.pl uk - 44-1623-658-416 sales.europe@wentworthmold.com china - 86-137-646-05384 phu@wtbvc.com argentina - 54-11-4753-1111 simkosa@simko.com.ar zamil plastic industries ltd. zamil plastic industries ltd. p .o.box 1748, al-khobar 31952, saudi arabia tel. 966-3-8121114 fax. 966-3-8121477 info@zamilplastic.com www.zamilplastic.com z-werkzeugbau-gmbh hoechster strasse 8 6850 dornbirn, austria tel. 0043-5572-7272-720 fax 0043-5572-7272-8620 offi ce@z-tooling.com www.z-moulds.com 2.6.1 preform moulds preform molds & components, hotrunners and blow molds mob.: 91 9820098634 fax: 91 (260) 2668779 www.sachimolds.com sales@sachimolds.com 2.6.2 stretch blow moulds awanti polymoulds pvt. ltd. 25/5a/1/2, nanded, sinhagad rd., pune - 411 041, india telefax: - 91 20 24392805 shirishk@vsnl.com www.awantipolymoulds.com www.petkamold.com info@petkamold.com 3. filling / bottling 3.1 bottle handling and preparation 3.2 beverage preparation 3.3 filling machines

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46 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 05/08 www.petpla.net buyer’sguide entries from 5,70 euro/mm, call 49-6221-65108-0 3.3.4 aseptic fi lling lines aseptic fi lling lines 12 route de mamers - bp 46 72402 la ferte bernard cedex tel.: (33) 2 43 60 28 28 fax: (33) 2 43 60 28 39 serac@serac.fr www.serac-group.com sig asbofi ll gmbh jagenbergstr. 1 41468 neuss deutschland t 49 2131 318-601 f 49 2131 318-630 e-mail: info.asbofi ll@sig.biz www.asbofi ll.com 3.4 labellers and capping machines 3.4.1 labelling machinery gernep gmbh benzstraße 6 d-93092 barbing tel: 49 9401/9213-0 fax: 49 9401/9213-29 email: info@gernep.de www.gernep.de 3.5 downstream equipment lanfranchi srl. via scodoncello, 41 43044 collecchio parma italia tel. 39.0521.541011 fax 39.0521.802149 e-mail: commerciale@lanfranchi.it www.lanfranchi.it zecchetti s.r.l. via galileo galilei, 1-1a 42027 montecchio emilia re, italy tel. 0039-0522-867-411 fax 0039-0522-866-034 sales@zecchetti.it www.zecchetti.it 4.0 recycling complete pet recycling plants, fda and pepsico approved, iv increase without pellet-ssp erema gmbh unterfeldstr. 3 4052 ansfelden/linz, austria tel. 0043-732-3190-0 fax 0043-732-3190-23 erema@erema.at www.erema.at pet chemical treatments: cleaners, fl otation compounds and additives via vigevano 61 28069 - san martino di trecate novara - italy tel. 0039-0321789770 fax 0039-0321789765 salesmet@macdermid.com 4.6 melt fi ltration, screen changers gneuß kunststofftechnik gmbh mönichhusen 42 32549 bad oeynhausen tel. 49 5731 5307 10 fax 49 5731 5307 77 gneuss@gneuss.com www.gneuss.com 4.8 complete recycling plants complete pet-recyclingplant „bottle to bottle“; fda for direct food contact; modules „wash“ and „bottle to bottle“ also as stand-alone units available. krones ag böhmerwaldstraße 5 93073 neutraubling germany telefon: 49 9401 70-2751 fax: 49 9401 70-4150 www.krones.com pet recycling technology: recycling extruders with inline ssp (iv increase, food-contact, pepsico) starlinger & co. ges.m.b.h. sonnenuhrgasse 4 at-1060 vienna tel.: 43/1/599 55 0 fax: 43/1/599 55 180 e-mail: sales@starlinger.com www.recycling.starlinger.com 5. other 5.1 laboratory equipment 5.1.2 o 2 barrier measurement non-invasive oxygen/ ph measurement presens gmbh germany info@presens.de tel 49 941 942 72 0 www.presens.de 5.2 pet consultancy and support services machine point consultants, s.l. parque tecnológico de boecillo edifi cio c.e.e.i. - 2.01 e-47151 valladolid (spain) tel.: 34 983 549 900 fax: 34 983 549 901 pet@machinepoint.com pet.machinepoint.com 5.3 contract manufacturers 5.3.2 suppliers of custom designed bottles p .e.t. engineering srl via olivera 42/44 31020 san vendemiano (tv) tel 39 0438 403069 fax 39 0438 408420 www.petengineering.com info@petengineering.com lonely in space – or plugged in to the world-wide pet community? a few ways to benefi t from petplanet‘s many offers. price of the entry: number of lines x 3,2 mm line height x 5,70 eur entry per issue stay permanently listed in the magazine‘s buyer‘s guide with your company logo and contact information. for only eur 5,70 per mm you can be present among top suppliers of pet processing materials – in every issue of the year. contact ask for your individual offer – call 49-6221-65108-0 1 line 3,2 mm example: 1,824.– eur/year petpla . net petplanet publisher landhausstr. 4 69115 heidelberg, germany tel. 0049-6221-65108-0 fax 0049-6221-65108-28 info@petpla.net www.petpla.net 32 mm

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patents 47 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 05/08 www.petpla.net www.verpackungspatente.de petpatents handle for container international patent no. wo 2007 / 130284 a1 applicant: owens illinois closure inc., perrysburg (us) date of application: 23.4.2007 a container is equipped on its upper part with a thread that turns to the left or, using an ad-ditional collar, to the right. a separately manufactured handle is screwed on and fi xed with a locking ring whose outer sur-face acts as the thread-form for the screw cap. the construc-tion and function are described. twin-product closure european patent granted. no. ep 1819603 b1 applicant: belcap ag, neuhausen am rheinfall (ch) date of application: 28.9.2005 a double cap for use on a con-tainer. by pressing down on the cap, or by unscrewing it, either of two separately stored liquids can be dispensed. attachment for a mixed drink container international patent no. wo 2006 / 122612 a1 applicant: alpla werke alwin leh-ner gmbh & co. kg, hard (at) date of application: 6.4.2006 this patent claim describes a container to hold an additive (either liquid, pow-der, viscous or solid) to be mixed with the main contents of the bottle. after breaking a membrane seal the additive falls into the bottle below for mixing. plastic bottle international patent no. wo 2008 / 001643 a1 applicant: yoshino kogyosho co. ltd., tokyo (jp) date of application: 19.6.2007 a plastic bottle is specially shaped to facilitate one-handed gripping and pour-ing by the user. pivoting neck form european patent no. ep 1884473 a1 applicant: sadao nozawa, nagano (jp) date of application: 4.10.2005 this european patent application describes a plastic bottle with a spe-cially shaped neck and shoulder. the design of the neck allows the neck of the bottle to be pivoted to one side. preform with neck groove registered design no. de 202007009983 u1 applicant: krones ag, neutraubling (d) date of application: 17.7.2007 the design covers a preform with a security ring and locking groove.

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