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www.petpla.net d 51178; issn: 1438-9452 no. 07/08 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 21 . 07 . 08 petplanet is read in 136 countries preform manufacturers marketsurvey page 23 reg i ona l mar ke t repor t s italy part 3 page 10

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impressum editorial 3 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 07/08 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, here we are, still making preparations for the drink technology and pet india event in november 2008, and yet the munich petpoint drinktec in september 2009 seems just around the corner. petpoint, in hall b3 of the munich exhibition centre, will be located right in amongst the action - between the suppliers of fl avour-ings and ingredients (halls b1 and b2) and krones (b5) and khs (b6). directly as you step into the petpoint hall you will see our pet-planet stand, number b3 103. we look forward to meeting you there. as well as all of our established contacts we will, in 2009 for the fi rst time, be working in association with zenith international to stage the beverage innovation awards (see page 41). as from september of this year you can submit your pet developments. we are looking not only for outstanding design but also technologically or economically signifi cant developments. the pet category is new for 2009. in previous awards, such as in moscow in 2008 or madrid in 2007, the focus was more on the beverage together with its packaging, so i am particularly pleased that zenith and petplanet have jointly been able to create this new pet category. on the evening of the second day of the exhibition, tuesday, september 15th, 2009, we will be announcing the winners during the course of a magnifi cent gala evening. i am already rather curious, not to say excited, to know what you will be submitting. and keep your fi ngers crossed - you could be among the winners of the beverage innovation awards! yours, alexander büchler

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4 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 07/08 www.petpla.net petcontents 07/08 inside track 3 editorial 4 contents 6 news 39 products 40 bottles 47 patents regional market report 10 italy part 3 market survey 23 suppliers of preforms preform production 36 rapid guide to perfect preforms 2 bottle making 32 incredible india bottling / filling 36 procomac aseptic fi lling line gets fda approval capping / closures 38 folding and slitting of tamper-evident plastic closures buyer’s guide 42 get listed! page 30 page 10 page 32

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6 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 07/08 www.petpla.net petnews bottle to bottle recycling in the uk closed loop recycling ltd have inaugurated a new plant in london that will take 35,000 tonnes of recovered plastic bottles, including milk and soft drink bottles, and recyle them back into raw material for new food and drink packaging. it is the fi rst of its kind in the uk. customers planning to pur-chase the recycled food grade plastic from the plant include coca-cola enterprises, marks & spencer, nampak plastics europe and solo cup (europe). the plant has been funded by private equity, with fore-sight group providing the majority of fi nancing alongside seed funding from closed loop environmental solutions in australia and grants from wrap (waste & resources action programme), the government-backed waste minimisation and recycling body, and the london development agency. coca cola enterprises (the uk coca-cola business) is supporting the scheme as part of its wider environmental commitment. hubert patricot, managing director of coca-cola enterprises comments: “sustainable packaging is something we are committed to. we have a goal to use on average 25% recycled pet across cce’s european opera-tions by the end of 2010. we are delighted that closed loop recycling’s plant in london will help us purchase recycled pet here in the uk. it’s very encouraging to see a proc-ess that allows waste to be collected from uk consumers, reprocessed locally, with the recycled product being put back to use in our factories across the uk.” 1st pla world congress pla is a versatile bioplastic material made from renewable resources. it is being used for packaging applications as well as for fi bres in woven and non-woven applications. polymedia publisher have now announced the 1st pla world congress, where experts from several fi elds will share their knowledge and contribute to a compre-hensive overview of today‘s opportunities and challenges, as well as discussing the possibilities, limitations and future prospects of pla. pla bottle related topics will also be covered. the 1st pla world congress is sched-uled for september 9th and 10th in munich, germany, and will be held in the english language. additional information is available at www.pla-world-congress.com shareholders endorse new era at la seda at the la seda de barcelona (lsb) annual general meeting in june the shareholders approved the accounts for the fi scal year 2007, elected new directors and wel-comed the new strategy outlined by the chairman. following recent acquisitions the accounts showed a signifi cant rise in all relevant variables (e.g. revenue and ebitda increased by over 100%). consolidated net income also reached a record high, growing from 2.6 to 14.9 million, of which 7.41 million was already dis-tributed as interim dividends to shareholders in late 2007. the meeting ratifi ed the election of new board member mr. musab al mahruqi who represents oman oil com-pany (owners of 5.6% of lsb). “we have concluded our recent period of growth through large scale acquisitions and shall now focus on strengthening and intensifying integration among all companies and units”, said chairman rafael español in his address to the shareholders. lsb currently supplies 30% of the pet resin used in europe, as well as 15% of preforms. graham packaging to go public hicks acquisition company i, inc., a dallas-based spe-cial purpose acquisition company (spac)* founded and headed by thomas o. hicks, announced that it has reached an agreement in principle whereby graham packaging will go public through a transaction with hicks acquisition in partnership with the blackstone group and the graham group (together, the “current graham equity holders”). the transaction, valued at approximately 3.2 billion, is believed to be the largest ever between a spac and an industrial company. following completion of the transaction, the combined enterprise will be renamed graham packaging company and will apply for listing on the new york stock exchange. blackstone has agreed it will maintain the largest ownership stake for at least two years as it continues to play an impor-tant role in guiding the company strategically and operation-ally. * a spac is a shell organisation that raises money in an initial public offering to acquire another business. that busi-ness then becomes publicly traded through the spac’s shell company after shareholders approve the deal. full details at: www.grahampackaging.com/news/ german pet recycling group at the end of may the german plastic packaging asso-ciation set up a working party on pet recycling within the pet forum. the main focus of the new group will be the use of food-contact recycled material and its availability in the supply chain, standards, exchange of information etc. the group is made up of prefrom manufacturers, machin-ery manufacturers, bottlers and recyclers, and is chaired by dr.-ing. martina lehmann. dr. thomas friedländer of krones is deputy chairman.

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news 7 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 07/08 www.petpla.net

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news 8 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 07/08 www.petpla.net growth in us caps and closures market us demand for caps and closures will increase 4.9 percent annually to reach 9.6 billion us dollars in 2012 and representing over 276 billion units. gains will be bolstered by the popularity of value-added designs such as child-resistant closures and dispensing closures. gains will also be supported by the continuing growth of closure-intensive plastic packaging at the expense of clo-sureless containers such as metal cans. these and other trends are presented in “caps & closures”, a new study from the freedonia group, inc. published in june 2008 (308 pages) the report is available priced at 4,700 from the free-donia group, inc., 767 beta drive, cleveland, oh 44143-2326, usa. for fur-ther details e-mail pr@freedoniagroup.com. information may also be obtained by visiting www.freedoniagroup.com. pet training seminar the gftn, a german association promoting career advancement, is hold-ing a pet essentials seminar - “from the monomer to the plastic resin” - in ahrensburg (hamburg) from september 1st to 5th, 2008. the seminar is aimed at those just joining the pet industry or who wish to broaden the scope of their pet knowledge. topics covered will include pet specifi cations for packaging, food safety requirements, the chemistry of pet, quality control, polycondensation, preform moulding and much more. contact: sekretariat@gftn.de gneuss at the 13 th polyester recycling forum to mark the 25th anniversary of gneuss kunststofftechnik gmbh this years polyester recycling forum, organised by dr. thiele, will take place on october 1st at the home of gneuss in bad oeynhausen, germany. today pet bottle fl ake is considered a second tier raw material and many established technologies are available for processing fl ake. consequently, the challenge is now a) to use fl ake as effi ciently as virgin material and b) to use bottle fl ake for more challenging applications in order to ensure healthy mar-gins for the processor. the selection of equipment and strategic positioning for the future are more important than ever to the processor of pet bottle fl ake and new technologies and case studies will be examined in the 14 papers at the polyester recycling forum. gneuss will make a presentation on “filtration and devolatilisation: two key factors in polyester recycling”, which will explain the most innovative technol-ogy for the direct processing of undried pet bottle fl akes with the new mrs multi rotation system extruder together with the fully automatic, process and pressure constant melt fi ltration systems rsfgenius and sfxmagnus. 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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news 9 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 07/08 www.petpla.net engel: fi scal year 2007/08 with a gross turnover of 622 million euros in 2007/2008 engel, a family owned company, achieved the highest sales value in its history. sales improved in all geographical areas and the company now claims that 25 percent of all injection moulding machines sold in europe are engel products. in addition to constructing a new technology centre in schwertberg by 2009, several million euros will be invested in the coming years to increase pro-duction capacity, for instance by building a new machine hall in st. valentin. in addition a new plant for the produc-tion facilities in kaplice in the czech republic is currently being built. engel has factories in austria, korea, china, the usa and the czech republic. costs hit new record high it isn’t just the consumer who is feeling the effects of the increased cost of fuel, electricity and food. a real avalanche of cost increases has also hit germany’s plastic packag-ing manufacturers. following an above-average increase in wages, transport and energy costs in recent months the price of plastic resin is now rising on average by around 20 percent. with material being as much as 70 percent of the cost of the product the german plastic packaging associa-tion sees the problem as very serious, and expects to see further cost increases in the coming months. following the latest quarterly survey carried out amongst its mem-bers the association reports almost 70 percent are having to increase the price of their products - the highest fi gure since the survey began - and are forecasting lower profi ts. globally leading presenters • global/regional business reviews • changes polyester markets • process/technology developments • feedstocks/intermediates • catalysts/additives/nanomaterials • fiber/yarn/spinning/technologies • textile/monofilament developments • packaging csd/water/beer/wine/milk/juice • containers/applications/economics • speciality film/sheet/packaging/barrier • formed trays/coex sheet: apet, cpet, petg, pet -pe • metallized/hologram printed/decorative films • interpolymer competition: pla, pp, ops • environmental issues/recycling/re-use maack business services maack & scheidl partnership plastics technology and marketing ch-8804 au/near zürich, switzerland tel: 41-44-781 30 40, fax: 41-44-78115 69 mbspolymer@bluewin.ch www.mbspolymer.com global conferences, studies, projects 13th world congress december (15)–16–17–18, 2008 zürich, switzerland early bird reception uhde inventa-fischer december 15, 2008 packaging packaging staple fibers & filaments world pet demand balance (packaging resin) • company hospitality function suites • pre-congress/post-congress seminars • post-congress open house events (tentative program, changes may occur)

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regional market reports 10 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 07/08 www.petpla.net reg i ona l mar ke t repor t s italy part 3 pet focus on italy visiting the market players by wolfgang von schroeter italy in petplanet 05/08 we offered an insight into the pet-related beverage markets in italy. in issue 06/08 we spoke with italian manu-facturers of pet machinery. in this month’s issue the report covers our visits to the key italian players in resin pro-duction, plus converters and fi llers, who are also the producers of the beverages. we also met with the prominent makers of pet machinery, who import into italy. part 3

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regional market reports 11 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 07/08 www.petpla.net roberto bertaggia: europe, africa and middle east – sales and technical service, pet polymers business units march 3 rd gruppo mossi & ghisolfi (m&g) roberto bertaggia: “we will strengthen our position in the pet commodity market by rationalisation and at the same time promote new pet applications.” gruppo mossi & ghisolfi (m&g) is a chemical engineer-ing company headquartered in tortona, italy. the company develops pet resins for container packaging, pet pre-forms and pet packaging fi lms for the food market. the group is presently the world’s largest producer of pet packaging resins with a production capacity of 1.7 mil-lion tonnes per annum. group sales in 2005 were almost us 2.0 billion, of which approximately 80% was from operations involving pet. the names mossi and ghisolfi are the names of the two families who founded the company. today the ghisolfi family is sole owner of m&g. names to mention are marco and guido gisholfi , who inherited from their father and who today are running the company. we met roberto bertaggia on the 6 th fl oor of the m&g regional offi ce in assago, a new industrial development in a milan suburb, with numerous newly constructed offi ce blocks, close to the motorway and with good access to the airports. the low profi le presence is fi tting for a private company, despite its huge size. company history in the region founded in 1953 by vittorio ghisolfi in tortona, the company started with packaging for detergents. m&g offered full range technology services for bottle blowing and fi lling including design and construction of machines - and also operating them. technical editor home based heidelberg business media gmbh is engaged in international business to business communications. the company publishes successful international trade magazines and technical books as well as organises technical congresses and trade fairs. the company head offi ce is in heidelberg, germany the job: ŷ produce technical or semi-technical articles plus short news items using a range of sources of information ŷ carry out interviews with industry fi gures and conduct industry research ŷ take responsibility for special editorial projects ŷ produce country or regional market reports worldwide ŷ build up and maintain contact with readers and relevant industrial enterprises the ideal candidate will be: ŷ an english native speaker ŷ able to write attractively presented, clear, concise articles and reports ŷ ready and willing to travel ŷ reasonably well informed about packaging, plastics and automobile manufacture ŷ able to communicate well with others ŷ able to speak and read german whilst preference will be given to candidates who meet all of the above criteria, previous knowledge of the specifi c industries and a knowledge of german are not regarded as absolutely essential as both titles are published in english only. candidates are initially requested to submit their curriculum vitae, by email, together with an introductory letter in english, to the publisher at: info@hbmedia.net we wish to appoint an editor/writer for our trade magazines petplanet insider and polymotive, and are seeking a freelance writer who will be offered a fi rm, renewable contract for an extended period of time. the successful candidate will be resident in a european country. 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 et d 60979 / issn: 1610-7799 polymotive polymers in the automotive industry july/august 2008 14.07.08 page 34 interview with petr stibor, managing director, engel cz page 13 interview with dr. arun jaura, group chief technology offi cer and head of innovation and global advanced technologies, mahindra & mahindra benchmarking: audi a4 page 19 polymotive is read in 78 countries page 10 regional market report: india page 23 regional market report: czech republic ket republic regional market report: czech republic p e e re re regional market report: india www.petpla.net d 51178; issn: 1438-9452 no. 04/08 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 07 . 04 . 08 petplanet is read in 136 countries 2-stage sbm machinery manufacturers marketsurvey page 27 reg i ona l mar ke t repor t s south africa part 2 page 10 pet-asept for still and carbonated beverages page 38 n www.p ww w etpla.net w 2-stage sbm m manufacturers page 27 south afri part 2 d 60979 / issn: 1610-7799 polymotive polymers in the automotive industry january 2008 31.01.08 page 8 37th spe automotive innovation awards pag page 32 page 11 functionally integrated bumper system

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regional market reports 12 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 07/08 www.petpla.net 1980: group activities were extended to engineering, development and production of special resin (pet) for food packaging applications. m&g at this time was a technology company, long before getting involved in the actual produc-tion of pet. in fact some pet plants in asia, engineered by m&g, are competitors today. 1990: a joint venture with shell was established in pat-rica near rome with m&g holding minority shares. 1990: in the same year the pet preform moulding plants went into operation (italpet in the north in verbania and cobarr in the south in anagni). 1999: shell quit the pet business and m&g purchased all of shell’s shares in the joint venture, as well as in all international pet plant and operations – for around us 600 million. with the shell acquisition m&g became the no. 1 pet producer worldwide, and the no. 2 pet pro-ducer in europe, with such plants as mossi & ghisholfi in patrica (former joint venture) with a production of 200,000 tonnes of pet bristol polymers (former shell plant) in uk with a pro- duction of 30,000 tonnes of pet apple drove (former shell plant) in the usa with a pro- duction of 100,000 tonnes of pet moss & ghisholfi in palanza (m&g plant for pet and preforms) with a production of 100,000 tonnes of pet the uk plant was subsequently closed, as it was con-sidered too small in size. the above annual production fi gures for existing plants are as at today and are m&g’s own fi gures. 2002: acquisition of brazilian controlled rhodia-ster from rhone poulenc with a capacity of 200,000 tonnes of pet for bottles (and 90,000 tonnes for fi bres). 2002/2003: expansion into mexico. inauguration of the world’s largest pet production unit at altamira, mexico, for 510,000 tonnes of pet. 2004: acquisition of the engineering group chemtex from mitsubishi corporation. 2006: on stream in ipojuca, brazil, with the largest single line pet plant with a production of 400,000 tonnes of pet. 2009/2010: further investments are planned in the usa. according to m&g about 90% of the plant capacities are being utilised. product and population pet resin as produced by m&g is considered as a widely-used commodity. but m&g are also present in the speciality market for technical trend-setting and at the same time improved margins. they list value-added solutions such as actituf made in europe and usa. this is a mono-layer resin with a built-in barrier to oxygen permeability. bicopet made in usa is also a resin with barriers to oxygen and co2. nylon is placed in the central inner part of the granulate, and the resin can be moulded on conven-tional injection moulding machines as mono-pet. the price of the new resin is an obstacle to mass marketing. in the us bicopet is used for small csd bottles. m&g use their own pet resin to mould preforms in two plants. at the italpet plant in verbania, where 100,000 tonnes of pet resin is produced, 65,000 tonnes are con-verted into preforms by their own injection moulding equip-ment. at cobarr in anagni 20,000 tonnes of pet resin sup-plied by italpet are injection moulded into preforms. thus the two pet companies within the m&g group are among the biggest pet converters in the country, with about 1.6 billion preforms per annum, injection moulded on husky systems. organisation the group’s annual sales has risen dramatically from (indicative fi gures only) approx. 500 million in the year 2000 approx. 1,300 million in the year 2004 approx. 3,000 million in the year 2007. three active business units -polymers, packaging and acetate. 70% of revenue comes from pet resins, 7% from making preforms. around 3,000 employees, made up of engineering, manufacturing and administrative and sales staff. 54% are in the polymer business, 10% in packaging. the employees are spread over 6 countries (27% in italy, 32% in brazil, 18% in india, 2% in china, 11% in usa, 10% in mexico). r&d is a key focus for m&g: pet packaging develop-ment, barrier and heat-set design and production, high barrier polymers, process technology developments, etc. the r&d centres are continuously looking for innovative products as close as possible to customer: in rivalta, italy, in sharon centre, usa, in pocos de caldas, brazil. markets europe is considered to be a mature and saturated pet market. volumes will be stable. new capacities are not required. m&g’s expectations of increased business are based on improvements in plant performance. all efforts are channelled into such improvements. in the nafta region pet growth is expected. investment plans are based on increased volumes as requested by the markets and on up-dated production technologies. strategies m&g is determined to strengthen its position in the pet commodity market by rationalisation and at the same time to promote new pet applications. the preform businesses at italpet and cobarr are likely to be sold to concentrate on the core business – which is pet production. italpet’s resin production would remain with m&g. another reason for m&g to sell its preform moulding business is to avoid confl icts with pet resin customers – who are themselves preform moulders. (la seda, however, has taken the opposite line of strategic planning by acqui-sition of amcor packaging’s european preform moulding business – to ensure that their resin is used by their own converting businesses.)

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regional market reports 13 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 07/08 www.petpla.net fausto guerra – general manager husky milan march 4 th husky in milan fausto guerra: “as everybody’s fi ght is on price, competition is on speed of moulding and reduced cycle time, on automation and reduced labour, and on overall energy savings per preform.” fausto guerra was with various plastics companies, building up know-how and professional skills before settling with husky. his job – according to his own defi nition - is to promote, manage and defend husky, the market leader in pet preform injection systems in the country. company history in the region husky started on its own in italy in 1992. before that time sidel acted as the husky representative and sold the fi rst injection moulding machine in 1986. this makes italy one of husky’s oldest european markets. today the husky central offi ce is located in assago, a newly constructed commercial and industrial area on the doorstep of milan. product and population injection moulding machines and systems for pet conversion into preforms are husky’s prime and core business – here in italy. hot runners and moulds not only for pet preforms but also for caps, thin wall and medical applications are a fundamental part of the husky systems. machines for moulding caps and thin wall parts are other key aspects of the italian husky product portfolio. local organisation the milan subsidiary employs 12 people who provide sales and technical support, pet consulting and pet system auditing. utilisation of second-hand machines has become an issue and moulds and hot runners are also sold to be inte-grated into other makes of equipment. .ewprotectivemultilayer 0%4bottlefor!ccadö longlife5(4milk 0atentedby'ranarolo 4riplelayer0%4preform madeby)&!0 h%xceedingourcustomersgexpectationswith0iovan thehighestproductionefficiencyatthelowestenergy utilisationforatotalprotectionofcontentsv 0ietro"ruseschi;0residentof)&!03p!

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regional market reports 14 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 07/08 www.petpla.net 122 pet injection moulding systems are installed in italian plants, representing a market share of approxi-mately 70%. husky key accounts include nestlé waters, retal/uniplast, italpet and alpla. the biggest husky pet system installed in italy is a 144 cavity hypet supplied to retal’s new plant. local organisation the milan subsidiary employs 12 people who provide sales and technical support, pet consulting and pet system auditing. market development the italian market for husky is primarily a market for still water. according to fausto guerra, “as everybody’s fi ght is on price, competition is on speed of moulding and reduced cycle time, on automation and reduced labour and on overall energy savings per preform.” vision husky’s goal is to expand the addressable market for pet by providing preform manufacturing solutions that reduce the cost and improve the performance of the pet package relative to other materials. at the same time, the injection moulding machines installed and running in italy, and in general, are ageing. sustainable business is seen in improving the effectiveness of existing machinery and, if necessary, replacing ageing systems – for instance replac-ing two 48-cavity husky injection moulding machines with one 72-cavity husky machine (with wider tie bar spacing and a narrower pitch). the number of machines will decrease, whilst plant effi - ciency will increase. husky italy take a relaxed view of the concept of com-pression moulded preforms (the pam from sacmi). fausto guerra says, “we are already in competition with compres-sion technology in the cap and closure business. we know the strength of injection moulding.” together with fausto guerra we went to visit husky’s prime customer, nestlé vera near bergamo where 10 husky systems were in constant running. 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 automatic palletising at nestlé waters

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regional market reports 15 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 07/08 www.petpla.net rosario de marchi – responsible servici technici march 4 th vera - nestlé waters at san gio-vanni in bosco (pd) rosario de marchi: “to supply to the consumer safe family drinking water with a pleasant taste, affordable in price and tailored to local preferences.” to supply to the consumer safe family drinking water with a pleasant taste, affordable in price and tailored to local preferences: this is the company’s aim and the word-ing on the nestlé waters web site. 72 brands of bottled water sold worldwide, produced in 38 countries (6.3 billion euros in 2007). organic growth 6.6% p.a. this global and international scenario includes vera nestlé waters in italy. fausto guerra introduced us, displaying a respectful and successful husky attitude: “when they talk, we better listen.” husky being the market leader in preform systems has the latest technology in the country. but in padova, where the injection moulding machines are in operation, the oldest dates back 24 years, the youngest 14 years. why did we go to padova as a reference? the reason being that these husky systems still operate continuously at their rated speed. they are witness to the quality on which husky built its undisputed leadership. nevertheless, in view of today’s fi erce competition vera nestlé waters will eventually upgrade the fl eet with modern performance systems and specifi cations, as they have already done with the blowers, fi llers and downstream equipment. company history in the region according to legend leonardo da vinci was an early connoisseur of the virtues of the water that springs forth near padova in a steep-walled valley of the italian alps. three centuries later the palazzolo family built a spa around that same spring. but the international venture began in 1899, when a bottling plant was built by cesare mazzoni, the president of the san pellegrino company. the fi nely sparkling water became associated with the “jet-set” everywhere in the world from sidney to new york to buenos aires – wherever italians emigrated. the company experienced extraordinary growth from 1925 to 1957 when the new shareholder ezio granelli took over the reins, modernising production facilities and launching the fi rst line of soft drinks. the company took the name san pellegrino in 1970 and continued to innovate and grow, opening its share capital to newcomers. one of them was the nestlé group, which bought them out in 1998. s.pellegrino is now one of nestle waters’ fl agships. product and equipment nestlé waters bottles carbonated and still water as well as iced tea. nestlé is italy’s largest water bottler with 2.5 billion bottles fi lled annually in sizes from 0.33 litres up to 2.0 litres. (san benedetto with 2.0 billion bottles is in second position.) vera nestlé waters is a full liner in the truest sense, with machinery such as:

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regional market reports 16 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 07/08 www.petpla.net 10 husky injection moulding systems (9 model xl 300, and one lx 300 - each with 48 cavities). the lx 300 moulds 1 billion preforms per annum. the fi rst system was supplied in 1984, the last system in 1994. all blow moulding systems are from sidel, of which most are sbo 24 with one sbo 16. the last two sidels (sbo 28 delivered in 2005) being “combis”, blowing and fi lling at a rate of 45,000 bph. the fi llers in line with the individual blowers are from simonazzi, sacmi (1) and from procomac (2) running between 22,000 and 26,000 bph. in the two high speed lines are labellers from krones. palletising at the truck loading station is carried out with sidel automation. all equipment – we were proudly told - runs at full capacity, rated speed and original cycles. three shifts are run on a 5-day basis (7 days per week in season). effi - ciency is claimed to be up to 95%. local organisation nestlé waters are produced in italy in 9 factories over the whole country, the main three being nestlé vera, san pelegrino and levissima. in all factories the lines are for blowing, fi lling, labelling and dry end functions, right up to dispatch. at nestlé vera and levissima preforms are injection moulded and fed in-line to the blowers. at these locations preforms are also injection moulded for nestlé plants that are further away in the country. market development in nestlé’s view the water market is stagnant. no additional capacity is required at nestlé waters. the focus is on rationalisation. new machines and new technolo-gies (particularly for injection moulding) offer increases in cavitations, higher speeds, less energy consumption, and less maintenance. focus is also on reduced material usage through light weighting of the bottle and neck form. despite the busy factory and the high utilisation of equipment the need for more modern equipment is felt on shop fl oor. we toured the factory, saw the husky systems and the sidel blowing/fi lling lines, the palletising - some not at the end of the line, where one would expect, but remotely, where trucks are loaded. we also saw the regrind area where post consumer pet from nesté’s own production (about 8,000 tonnes annually) is blended (3%) with virgin and re-used. rosario de marchi: “full functioning is ensured by care-fully pre-planned maintenance – with an audit, which is undertaken together with the supplier of machines.” the husky technical team for auditing appears on the scene and measures are established jointly with nestlé, - which parts need replacement, how much time is spent and how costly it will be? this is the standard and reasonable practice as such a concept ensures long term trouble free operation. andrea bottelli – consiglieri delegato netstal italia in milan march 5 th netstal italia in milan andrea bottelli: “we guarantee 0.47 watts per kg of pet processed. this is very low indeed, and far less than 10 years ago.” andrea bottelli can look back on an exciting profes-sional past. joining negri bossi in 1979, moving to the battenfeld agency in 1984 and back to negri bossi in 1989. thereafter in 1995 starting the netstal subsidiary. he has seen a lot and knows everybody in the pet business. we had the pleasure of travelling with him to sicon and gardaplast – two converters, obviously two extremes, who could not be more different in attitude and approach to their pet business - as we shall fi nd out. company history in the region netstal served the italian market through agencies until 1995, when the subsidiary was established, and which now employs 12 people, including 3 in sales and 6 in after-sales. the short distance from milan to the group head-quarters in näfels, switzerland, simplifi es communication. italian customers frequently cross the alps for demos and trials. product and population 700 netstal injection moulding machines are operating in italy, of which more than 20 systems are converting pet into preforms. one particular netstal speciality was highlighted: milk bottles made by the pet over-moulding system, i.e. 2 separate layers of mono pet, each with different additives, moulded by two plasticizing units in a 24-cavitiy mould on a 240 tonne netstal system. the mould is manufactured in spain by molmasa. the objective is to protect the milk from light (up to 700 nanometres) and so to extend its shelf life. netstal expect to supply annually at least 3 pet systems into italy.

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regional market reports 17 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 07/08 www.petpla.net market development according to andrea bottelli the beverage market is saturated. sales will not be generated by growth in volume but by cost cutting of processing and running the pet machines. existing systems are replaced if the successor model has higher productivity, faster cycles, higher cavitations with the same clamping force, and – for italy in particular, where electricity is dearest – less energy consumption. apparently this is common perception by the supplier of high tech and their customer. why netstal for converting pet to preforms? we asked. andrea bottelli: “we guarantee 0.47 watts/kg of pet processed. this is very convenient and low indeed, and far less than 10 years ago.” march 5 th sicon in milan. andrea bottelli took us to sicon. sicon’s head offi ce is located in milan, but pet activities take place in southern italy, in particular in sicily – where performs are injection moulded and in-house blown to bottles for sosib having a coca cola franchise for southern italy. at sicon we met the president mr. giorgio quagliuolo for talks, who is also heading corepla, italy’s national con-sortium for plastic packaging waste collection, recovery, recycling and reclamation. the report about our visit was withheld on request of mr. quagliuolo and will probably be published in a later edi-tion of petplanet. 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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regional market reports 18 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 07/08 www.petpla.net amos tonoli – general manager garda plast (right) luca lonoli – sales manager garda plast (middle) andrea botteli (left) march 5 th garda plast at lake garda amos tonoli: “medium sized companies such as garda plast are ideal partners for medium sized fi llers, to whom they offer all the italian virtues of commitment and fl exibility.“ after sicon in milan andrea bottelli travels with us to garda plast, a company located on beautiful lake garda, with snow covered mountains in the background and vineyards next to the factory. in fact garda plast has so far been a husky client, but their latest purchase was a 48 cavity netstal, which was being commissioned when we visited. garda plast is family concern – with amos and luca tonoli managing the business. company history in the region garda plast was established in 1996 by the brothers amos and luca tonoli, based on the knowledge and expe-rience of amos tonoli which he gathered in the water fi lling business. the father and uncle of the tonoli brothers were in the water fi lling business, owning a company called tavina. 1997: offi cial collaboration of the newly founded garda plast with tavina, thus moulding preforms as well as blowing and fi lling the bottle became a totally family business. 2007: final machine fl eet: a total of 8 injection moulding systems. product and population a total of 8 injection moulding machines produce 1.3 billion preforms: 1 husky index 48 1 husky 56 cavities 4 husky 72 cavities 1 netstal 48 cavities, in the process of being commis- sioned. the new 48 cavity netstal is a replacement. this latest purchase was based on: 30% more production less energy consumption up-dated latest technology. 1 machine pur-chase per annum was stated to be a routine garda plast policy in the past and will probably continue into the future. local organisation in total 30 people, of whom 12 are in production. the production we saw was on high level despite the fact that early march is out of the beverage season. we were told that 97% of installed capacity is used annually. the warehouses were fairly full with pet resin for fi xed price deals, and with preforms waiting for the season. “forward production”, amos tonoli explained. customers within a 200 km radius are the prime tar-gets. prominent references are: pepsico. ferrarelle spumador nestlé waters in the high season. visions and expectations garda plast is a totally independent converter and an example of the traditional italian company founded on an entrepreneurial family basis. the owners, the tonolis, are the managers and are fully responsible for the day to day business where capital investment and management skills go hand in hand. overall operating costs are low and so have a relatively minor impact on product cost. nevertheless we wondered about long-term sustainabil-ity. big fi lling companies such as nestlé and san benedetto tend to cover the whole value chain and buy preforms from outside only in cases of dire need. in the fi ght against rising costs the big companies have the high volumes. on the other hand the smaller and medium sized companies have lower running costs. this makes medium sized companies the ideal partners for medium sized fi llers, offering them the well-known italian qualities of commitment, eagerness and fl exibility. this is no guarantee for the future, but an extraordinary chance for companies such as garda plast.

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regional market reports 19 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 07/08 www.petpla.net beate anna rehm – marketing manager krones italia march 5 th krones in garda beate anna rehm: “focus is not only on productiv-ity, but also on the overall human quality we offer.” companys history in the region 1974 – subsidiary in garda for sales and after-sales, pri-marily krones labellers. 1983 first blocked filling and labelling unit was supplied to italy. 1998 first krones/kettner block to san pellegrino, which included the dry end of the line (wrapping, palletising, conveying). 1998 first blower was shown at the milan fair, followed by first supply in 1999. 2004 producing such commodities as water, csd and tea, central del latte di brescia took delivery of krones pet equipment to package milk - an asep-tic line for uht-milk and one other line for fresh milk. product and population until today 43 krones blowers have been supplied into the italian market, of which 38 are part of complete lines. three of the lines are totally integrated blowing, fi lling and labelling lines. on average over recent years krones booked 10 blowers per annum and sees no reason why this fl ow of machinery into the italian market should not continue. presently krones is the no.1 supplier for very large blow-ers. the largest contiform s/m blows a maximum 54,000 x 0,5 litre bottles per hour. 65 krones fi llers have been sup-plied into the italian market, of which 38 are part of lines. such fi gures include not only fi llers for pet bottles, but also for glass bottles and cans. about 1,500 krones label-lers have been supplied to italy. 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 20 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 07/08 www.petpla.net reference customers: coca-cola, nogara contiform s24 - m30 parmalat contiform s14- s14- s10-s10 fonti di vinadio, vinadio contiform m30- s24–3 x s20 carapelli, oil contiform s12 krones regard preventative maintenance as an impor-tant service to be offered to the market. contracts are signed with customers for regular servicing of machines, which includes continuous observation by tele-support, with and without camera support. local organisation the garda subsidiary employs 34 people, of whom 14 are engaged in technical and engineering services. annual turnover - 50 million. strategies for marketing despite the fact that the italian market for beverages is stagnant, krones plan for growth and present several stra-tegic actions/options to achieve this growth: by gaining market share from others. competitors com-plain about aggressive marketing. krones call such activity, more softly, an intensive and engaged competition. by offering innovative equipment - smaller footprint, therefore less space; refi ned furnace technology; air wizard, therefore less energy consumption; lightweight-ing, therefore less pet resin per bottle (8.8 grams for 0.5 litres); multi pack for rationalisation in labelling. environmental considerations are vital part in the development of new machines. savings in energy and material generate direct savings for the krones clientele. focus is not only on productivity, but also on the overall human quality it offers - noise reduction, ease of operation and maintenance. and not only productivity but also the operator living with the systems are a focus of the product developer. it is a declared and agreed policy of krones not to enter the low volume markets below 10,000 bph. this is the market for kosme – 70% owned by krones. filippo angiolini - director repi maurizio amicabile – market development manager – packaging march 6 th repi in lonate ceppino filippo angiolini: “diversifi cation - working on new applications – what the market needs” today repi is a leading supplier of colorants in its two main fi elds of application, polyurethanes and thermoplas-tics, and provides its products and services worldwide. head offi ce, r&d and production of repi are located in lonate ceppino, a small village amongst so many small villages in the north of milan. it is advisable to use satel-lite navigation to fi nd the company, which from the outside shows very little of its proud existence to the public. repi is big in polyurethane and comparatively small in thermoplastics. polyurethane colorants for automotive and industrial applications, pet colorants and additives for packaging. for pet markets and pet industries however the repi products are vital – therefore vital also for us to include in our report.virtually all pet bottles have some sort of colours or additives during processing – even the majority of the very clear pet bottles for still water are col-oured with a minimal, soft blue. pet converters are repi customers and also partners in r&d, when bottle shapes and colours are designed and developed. for instance, repi cooperates with invista, one of the foremost pet producers in europe, for the develop-ment of colours suitable for polyshield resins for o 2 and co 2 barrier applications. filippo angiolini also mentions cooperation with all the main injection moulding systems suppliers and particularly with netstal, which - on customer request - include the integrated repi dosing unit feeding colours into the pet granulate before plasticizing. but filippo also maintains that the company’s core businesses are liquid colours and 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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regional market reports 21 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 07/08 www.petpla.net additives, irrespective of what maker of dosing and what maker of injection moulding equipment is used. on our tour of the plant an area of great importance seemed to be the laboratory. 20% of the company’s per-sonnel resources are in r&d, taking care of repi’s future. in a saturated pet market such as italy, where appearance is of prime marketing importance, companies such as repi and others are gaining status. company history in region ferruccio angiolini founded repi in 1973. the company is 100% privately owned and dedicated to remain private - a fact, which is demonstrated by the ambition and personal commitment of the next generation, by ferruccio’s son filippo. historical milestones at repi: 1973: establishment of repi in gorla maggiore (varese). the objective was to fi nd alternative products to pre-dispersed pigments (such as supplied by ciba geigy microlith) for colouring polyurethane used in the leather coatings. 1976: started co-operation with b.f.goodrich for dissolv-ing polyurethane into solvents, for synthetic leather coatings. 1980: sale of a 70% stake to viba masterbatches, with the start-up of the production of liquid colours for ther-moplastics, mainly abs and polystyrene. 1982: buy-back of all the shares by the founder ferruccio angiolini. from that time on, the company has been 100% privately owned. 1987: start-up of the masterbatch production for the colour-ing of expanded pe foam. 1996: establishment of repi uk, to follow key customers in the shoe business, and to expand the activities in great britain. 1997: repi enters the pet packaging market, starting in the northern europe region. 1998: move of the headquarters and production to the new plant in lonate ceppino. 1999: setting up of an automated mixing station for basic colours in bangkok, thailand, where technical and commercial service for south east asia is based, providing fast colour matching to the footwear indus-try. start-up of the tpu masterbatch production (mainly for ski boot applications). 2004: establishment of repi l.l.c. in charlotte (north carolina, u.s.a.) to provide local technical and com-mercial service to the north american pu market. 2005: opening of the russian representative offi ce in moscow, to follow the growing pet and thermoplas-tics market. signature of a global distribution agreement with ge advanced materials (specialty chemicals division of gen-eral electric, now momentive performance materials), to market worldwide the colours for polyurethane fl exible foam, under the trade name niax colours. sacmi fi l l ing is always at the customer’s side for the design and set-up of tailor-made filling and packaging lines. it’s the winning choice featuring advanced technologies to maximise productivity and optimise costs. an integrated system for increased efficiency www.sacmi.com a company of complete solutions for the beverage industry sacmi filling s.p.a. via enzo ferrari, 1 43058 ramoscello di sorbolo (pr) - italy tel. 39 0521 695411 fax 39 0521 695401 e-mail: info@sacmifilling.it www.sacmifilling.it

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regional market reports 22 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 07/08 www.petpla.net product and population product portfolio for applications in thermoplastics and thermoset materials: liquid colours and functional addi-tives, and masterbatches. 3,200 tonnes production in total; i.e. approximately 210 tonnes of liquid colours and additives for pet. sales by resin 70% polyurethane 30% thermoplastics sales by application 29% automotive 24% furniture 26% footwear 19% packaging sales by area (70% export / 30% local) 65% europe 19% africa 8% nafta 7% asia 1% s.america sales in pet/packaging in 2006 210 tonnes (source: repi) r&d efforts are a major factor in the company’s policy: diversifi cation, working on new applications – “what the 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. market needs” as per filippo angiolini, working on appli-cations, not only for colouring, but for speciality additives, searching for new markets, working on solutions for beer and dairy products. even anti-colouring is vital subject - additives to avoid yellowing in preforms made from post consumer pet. local organisation turnover: from 12 million in 2000, steadily growing to 19 million in 2007. head offi ce, r&d and production is in lonate ceppino. 60 people employed in italy plus another 10 people employed globally. as packaging gained importance due to future perspectives and chances, a new product management was established under the leader-ship of maurizio amicabile, market development manager – packaging. outside of italy: sales, technical service and devel-opment (polyurethane only) in charlotte, north carolina, usa. representative offi ce in moscow. market and vision repi supply into many industrial branches and has one of the largest product portfolios.the company refuses to be restricted to its core business and can see advantages in a wider spectrum, as experience in one branch may be car-ried across into another.

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regional market reports 27 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 07/08 www.petpla.net moreno barel, ceo pet engineering february 29th by alexander büchler pet engineering - san vendemiano moreno barel ceo pet engineering like so many other people who have established their own businesses in north east italy, moreno barel is a former sipa employee. after 14 years in the zoppas group in 1999 he set up his own business, pet engineering. his aim is to sell to his customers a total container concept. “there are plenty of people who can produce beautiful bottle designs”, he says. but today a visually appealing design and a functional shape are not enough on their own. the client expects more. one of the important aspects is that the bottle runs smoothly through the blowing, fi lling and capping line, but so are the distribution arrangements, the height of the supermarket shelves, etc. - all of which pet engineering wants to know before starting on the development project. and of course the product in the bottle has to be consid-ered. beer needs a different bottle from multi-vitamin juice. the italian company still sees a lot of potential here, and as a result has invested considerable sums in shelf life analysis. it foresees the arrival of a lot of new products in the “sensitive” category, in which are included juices, baby food and even wine. for these products pet engineering is often obliged to dig deep into the detail of the various barrier technologies in order to identify the optimum process for the product, and the production line, with regard to oxygen or carbon dioxide per-meation, or uv barrier. numerous test series have been run and the results are all logged into a special database to be able to calculate shelf life. it also means that at a later stage in the development one can save the cost of an unnecessarily thick bottle wall, or of a barrier layer. in effect it is only at this point that the creative styling aspect of bottle development now begins. working with the customer’s marketing team the bottle design is now planned in detail. naturally this is where barel’s 25 years of experience also comes in. with an optimised base shape here, and a slightly different neck radius there, another 0.1 grams of mate-rial per bottle can be saved. if pet engineering manages to save a total of 1 gram per bottle the cost savings can soon mount up to 60,000 euros per annum on a high-speed line. after all of the preparatory work, mould manufacture con-sists simply of the bottle project milled from a block of alumin-ium. and here too barel recognises where the expertise lies. other people are better at milling than he is. his company assembles the individual parts and takes on full responsibility for the mould that is delivered to the customer. pet engineering enjoys a great deal of success in russia, where 70 percent of all pet beer bottles are devel-oped by the italian company. the home market, italy, is also important, with 40 percent of all water bottles coming from the pet engineering drawing board. the third major market, accounting for 23 percent of turnover, is romania. to be closer to his customers the company established “pet engi-neering vostok” offi ce in russia. he sees his future growth coming from easter europe, but also from asia where the company has already launched some projects and is growing up fastly. developed by pet engineering : the 5 grams monodose bottle

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suppliers of pet, pla and other preforms petplanet insider, as its name suggests, is a magazine devoted to pet. however, as the use of other materials, in particular pla and clarifi ed pp, has taken a higher profi le in recent months we see that several of the traditional preform suppliers specifi cally offer other materials, and manufacturers of blow-moulders are increas-ingly pointing out that their equipment can equally well blow pla and pp. the trend is defi nitely towards beverage fi llers blowing their own bottles in-house. they are, whoever, tending to shy away from injection moulding of preforms, which is reassuring for the preform manufacturer although not such good news for the bottle blowers. our survey this month has drawn a better-than-average response and includes companies from europe, north america, mexico, the middle east and the far east. however we should not forget to mention artenius (formerly amcor pet packaging europe), a leading european preform supplier, who were unable to supply details in time for to be included in the survey. 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. 07/08 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 07/08 company name pet-verpackungen gmbh deutschland intergulf ltd - empol westbridge pet containers ltd pdg plastiques lo postal address telephone number web site address contact name function direct telephone number fax e-mail im gewerbegebiet 4 98701 großbreitenbach/germany 49-36781 / 480 457 www.pet-verpackungen.de mr. hubert rebhan projects & sales 49-36781 / 480 453 49-36781 / 480 452 hubert.rebhan@wiegand-glas.de khalid seaport, p .o.box 6131, sharjah / uae. 971-6 / 5029000 www.empol.com or www.iffco.com mr. murali krishna / mr. vinod kanchan business development / sales manager 971-6 / 5029244 or 5029246 971-6 / 5285720 muralik@iffco.com, vkanchan@iffco.com 3838 e, 80 ave s.e. calgary, alberta, t2x1j3 / canada 1-403 / 248 1513 www.westbridge.ca ms. sharon pokolm customer service manager 1-403 / 207 7720 1-403 / 248 1199 spokolm@westbridge.ca zi seteur 2 - 45330 malesherbes / france 33-2 / 38346195 www.pdg-plastiques.com mr. francois defretier general manager 33-2 / 38346195 33-2 / 38346382 info@pdg-plastiques.com es 27 3 ww m di 3 3 se multilayer preforms (yes/no) yes no ( only barrier preforms) no yes ye pen prefoms (yes/no) upon request no no yes no preforms in alternative materials (pp/pla) upon request no pla/ pcr yes no additives available colours, oxygen scavengers, uv-blockers, slip-agents, aa-scavengers, brighteners, pa-based barriers aa reducer , oxygen scavenger , uv absorber , fast heat set resins and co2 barrier oxygen scavenger oxygen scavenger, light barrier, monoblox product range a complete range of standard preforms with 28mm pco fi nish from 14.5 g (e.g. for 0.25 l bottles) up to 54 g (e.g. for 2.0 l bottles) including, especially for petcycle customers in the german market, preforms with 28 mm pco fi nish and the typical octagonal neckring. since march 2008 preforms with pco shortneck fi nish are available, too. the product range further includes 38 mm 2-start and 3-start bericap preforms for wide mouth applications as well as 92 g preforms with bericap 48-41 fi nish for large containers. if the product requires enhanced barrier protection, the majority of the preforms are also available as multilayer, with tailor-made barrier properties. preforms with 30/25 high neck fi nish for mineral water, 28 mm pco neck preforms for csd, 38 mm 3start neck fi nish for juice / dairy products, snap on neck fi nish pre-forms for edible oil applications and 38 mm 2 start hot fill preforms. also offer plastic caps with 28 mm pco and 30/ 25 high neck fi nish for non csd applications. preform range 20 gr to 87 gr with different neck fi nishes (28 pco; 28-100, 28-400, 28-410, 28-415) 30/25 high: 17,5 - 25 - 26 - 28- 31 - 33 - 36 - 39- 41gr 30/25 low: 17,5 - 25 - 26 - 28- 31 - 33 - 36 - 39- 41gr ø38 3 thread: 28gr prelactia 100% light barrier for uht milk or soja 48/41: 55gr - 62gr 29/23: 33gr chemical 27/32: 6,5gr dairy and smothies ø28 obrist: 53gr special cham-pagne bottom ø28 bpf: 42 - 44 - 48 - 60gr w to pc un ed un de company name alpla-werke lehner gmbh & co. kg encore custom preforms ltd. novapet ma postal address telephone number web site address contact name function direct telephone number fax e-mail daimlerstrasse 46 88677 markdorf / germany 49-7544 / 508 0 www.alpla.com mr. jens seifried group sales manager 49-7544 / 508 149 49-7544 / 508 170 jens.seifried@alpla.com 6605 kestrel rd. mississauga, on l9r 1v1 / canada 1-905 / 696 8178 www.encorecustompreforms.com mr. shanta oudit vp sales 1-905 / 696 8178 ext. 222 1-905 / 696 0571 s.oudit@encorecustompreforms.com pº independencia 21, 3 50001 zaragoza / spain 34-976 / 216129 www.novapet.es mr. david gonzalez marketing & commercial director 34-976 / 216129 34-901 / 021138 dgonzalez@samca.com no ho 9 ww mr ma 9 9 ma vim multilayer preforms (yes/no) yes no no no pen prefoms (yes/no) no no no no preforms in alternative materials (pp/pla) yes natureworks pla , pp no additives available aa-blocker, uv-absorber, colour correc-tives, slip agents, masterbatches all colours, uv barrier, ox en st product range softdrink preforms, various neck versions from 0.25 to 2.5 l water preforms, various neck versions from 0.25 to 5 ltr. edible oil preforms from 0.5 to 10 ltr. milk preforms, various neck versions (2-start, 3-start) preforms for personal care, home care, lubricants comprehensive range of neck fi nishes including pco, p100, sp 400, 410 and 415, kerr, pano, nepco and ipec weights from 6gm to 74gm wide range of preforms, whose characteristics vary depending on the resin with which we inject it, the mouth and the wall thickness. range of preforms for mineral water and for olive oil also suitable for other products such as detergent or cosmetics. the preforms injected with novapet’s degree of pet resin, mw soft, have been developed for the bottling of both carbonated and still mineral water. the main advantages are higher iv (0,78 dl/g) and a processing window noticeably widened. this allows to adjust the conditions of the transformation process minimizing the generation of aa. on certain occasions when clients are looking for high stretching levels, in association with projects of making the packaging lighter, preforms for water are injected with lbs soft resin. w 22 27 16

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market survey logoplaste retal iberia slu alpla werke alwin lehner gmbh & co. kg luxpet ag rostiprimpac ab estrada da malveira 900, 2750-782 cascais / portugal 351-21 / 4858500 www.logoplaste.com mr. carlos bleck director 351-21 / 4858500 351-21 / 4858501 secretariado@logoplaste.com p .i. ctra. c-35 km 66,147, sector 2 p 5 17451 sant feliu de buixalleu, girona (spain) 34-972 / 865730 www.retalindustries.com mr. pere plademunt mateu general manager 34-972 / 865732 34-972 / 865731 pere.plademunt@retaliberia.com mockenstrasse 34 6971 hard / austria 43-5574 / 602 0 www.alpla.com mr. nicolas lehner cco 43-5574 / 602 502 43-5574 / 62017 502 indira.limani@alpla.com zi bommelscheuer 4940 bascharage / luxemburg 352-35 / 8719 1 www.luxpet.com ms. caroline garnier / mr. laurence verdun customer service 352-35 / 8719 203 352-35 / 8719 208 customerservice@luxpet.com box 3225, 600 03 norrköping / sweden 46-11 / 367800 www.rosti.com mr. stefan davidsson sales manager 46-11 / 367817 0046 (0)11 31 27 04 sda@rosti.com yes no yes no no no no no no no no pp/ps no on request r, no additives some, incl. mxd-6/uv/amosorb aa scavenger / o2 scavenger / beer resins barrier blends, aa-blocker, colours, slip agents 31 31 s water preforms from 11,5gr to 80gr pco preforms from 18,5gr until 52gr edible oil preforms from 20gr until 66gr detergent preforms neck 30/25h 30/25h 30/25h 30/25h 30/25h 30/25h 30/25h 30/25h 30/25h 30/25h pco bpf-l pco pco pco pco pco ber.48 ber-48 weight 12,5 13,5 18,0 27,0 30,0 31,0 34,0 36,0 38,0 39,0 25,0 26,0 40,0 45,0 43,0 49,5 47,0 86,0 91,0 applications water water water oil water water water water water water csd water csd csd csd csd csd water water aerosol; beer, can, conditioner; cosmetics; dish wash, juice; ketchup, oil, softdrink, trigger, water 28 mm pco 1810 28 mm pco 1881 28 mm petcycle 8-eck 1810 28 mm petcycle 10-eck 1881 38 mm bericap 2-start 30/25 high and low pco and bpf 28 mm, 22 - 107 gr pco 38 mm pco 28 mm hot fi ll wide range of support ledges manjushree extrusions limited kimex pet sa de cv resilux nv no. 143, c- 5, bommasandra industrial area, hosur road, bangalore 560 099, karnataka state / india 91-80 / 2783 6354 or 6355 www.manjushreeindia.com mr. vimal kedia managing director (over all management) 91-80 / 2783 6525 91-80 / 2783 3819 or 2783 2245 manjushreeinnovation@vsnl.net, vimal.kedia@manjushreeindia.com km. 26.5 autopista méxico queretaro tlalnepantla 54020 edo, de méxico, mexico 52-55 / 5366 9030 www.grupokimex.com.mx mr. jorge larrañaga commercial director 52-55 / 5366 9059 52-55 / 5366 9060 jlarranaga@kimex.com.mx damstraat 4 - 9230 wetteren / belgium 32-9 / 365 7474 www.resilux.com mr. harry van hassel director of marketing and sales 32-9 / 365 7471 32-9 / 365 7470 harry.van.hassel@resilux.com no no yes no yes no no no oxygen scav-enger and uv stabilizer yes h th weight 22 gr 27 gr 16.5 gr neck finish 28 mm 3 start 28 mm pco 28 mm pco applications water, edible oil carbonated bever-ages / juices water, carbonated beverages / juices. 30/25 high and low: all weights between 15 and 42 gr bericap 48/40: 77-87-91-124 gr ketchup: 23-27-32-39.3 gr crown cork : 27 gr oil: from 22.5 to 53.3 gr detergent: from 20.1 to 47.5 gr 28 mm bpf and pco: all weights from 15.8 to 54 gr 38 mm 3-start bericap: weights from 16.3 to 48 gr 38 mm 2-start alcoa: 44 gr 38 mm 2-start twist plus: weights from 25 to 45 gr 38 mm 2-start bericap 176: all weights from 16.1 to 42.5 gr resimax multilayer barrier and resimid monolayer barrier for beer, carbonates, juice, milk and sauces, resimid monolayer barrier for hotfi ll

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material / recycling 28 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 07/08 www.petpla.net building a fl oating island with pet bot-tles is not something recommended by the editors of petplanet insider. if you can’t afford to buy a tropi-cal island paradise, why not build your own - with pet bottles? that is what richie sowa did off the coast of mexico when he quit his job to get away from the “rat race” and live the “simple life”. richie sowa collected over 250,000 empty pet bottles from rubbish tips and bars in cancun and bound them together in nets, which he then used as the basis for his fl oat-ing island - about 15 metres by 30 metres, and consisting of a bamboo and plywood base which he secured to the nets full of bottles. it took richie sowa almost three years to build the island, paddling back and forth in his canoe, bringing pet bottles, bamboo poles, sand etc. “spiral island”, as it was called, was unfortunately destroyed in 2005 by hurricane wilma (the most intense hurricane ever recorded in the atlantic basin), but at the end had a two-story house, cats, chickens and a duck, a solar oven, a self-composting toilet and beaches made with sand col-lected from the mainland. richie sowa is an environmental-ist and almost all of the sand used for spiral island was taken from the end of the mainland beach where it came up against a man-made rock pier on the edge of the canal system where 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 end-of-life options?

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material / recycling 29 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 07/08 www.petpla.net the island was moored. due to the prevailing winds, sand was constantly being piled up by the waves and had to be dredged out so that boats could pass. removing the sand to the spiral island was in fact of benefi t to the dredgers and to richie sowa. the island was also able to sup-port full-sized mangroves to provide shade and privacy, yet also able to be moved from place to place by its creator as required with the help of a simple motorised system. spiral island to be rebuilt a new, more ambitious spiral island is now under construction. it will be built to withstand more treach-erous weather than the fi rst and will also be located in a more sheltered part of mexico’s waters. spiral island is able to exist and move about in mexico because technically it is clas-sifi ed as a ship, not an island. it has also caught the attention of the mexi-can government who see its potential as a tourist attraction. a spiral islander web site allows visitors, spiral islanders and friends of richie sowa to learn more and dis-cuss the new spiral island (www.spiralislanders.com) a pet tropical island paradise unless the island is properly disman-tled, sooner or later many of the bottles will fi nd their way to the ocean bed - where they will not be welcome by the marine ecology! pettec wild about motan: a clever use of energy! motan pet drying systems motan services around the world – www.motan.com motan europe tel.: 49 7562 76-0 france · germany · great britain · italy · switzerland motan americas tel.: 1 269 685-1050 canada · mexico · usa motan asia tel.: 65 6873-7666 china · india · japan · singapore · thailand effi cient pet drying to optimum residual moisture with integrated energy saving for all applications –– motan – your partner for materials handling – worldwide ––

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vol.6 petplanet print preform production 30 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 07/08 www.petpla.net the rapid guide to perfect preforms by rick unterlander and ottmar brandau part 2: accordion preform symptom: a section of the preform body has radial wrinkles. cause: the preform buckles when ejected from the core due to insuffi cient solidifi cation of the melt. solutions: 1. check water cooling temperature. this should be 7 - 10ºc (45 - 50ºf) for optimum cooling. 2. check water cooling fl ow to mould. this should be at the mould manufacturers rating (for a given preform size and cavitation). 3. check that the cooling time is suffi cient for the preform being moulded. this typically ranges from about 1 to 3 sec depending upon the preform wall thickness. add time if necessary to increase solidifi cation. 4. check that the hold (packing) time isn’t too little for the preform being moulded. increase as necessary to improve solidifi cation. 5. check that the hold (packing) pressure isn’t too low. higher pressures will improve cooling by maintaining good con-tact with the moulding surface and by increasing the melt density. increase as necessary. 6. check to ensure that the mould core surfaces are clean. remove any colorant residuals or contamination that may restrict a smooth ejection. polished mould surfaces may amplify this problem. 7. check to ensure that no moisture exists on the moulding surfaces, either from water leaks or condensation. this may interfere with ejection. the environmental dewpoint should be below the chilled water temperature to eliminate the risk of condensation. 8. check all temperature readings and correct if necessary. pet resin should be melted at about 280ºc (536ºf) /- 10ºc (18ºf). reduce as necessary. 9. check hardware for worn, damaged or failed compo-nents, specifi cally the cores, core cooling tubes, and clogged core / cavity cooling channels. troubleshooting guides have suffered in the past from being locked away in offi ces and not being available to the people that actually need them. considering the high cost of machine and tools high scrap rates can be a costly proposition eating away at already tight margins. petplanet’s soon to be published “rapid guide to perfect preforms” takes a different approach. bound in laminated paper that is easy to clean off, the small format of the book of 108 mm by 151 mm (4.25” by 6”) allows easy storage in back pockets or tool boxes. it has been written for the people on the fl oor of injection moulding companies to support their daily work in making the best preforms possible. the product of two industry experts, rick unter-lander and ottmar brandau, it gives concrete advice on 35 of the most common problems in preform manufacture, most illustrated by pic-tures. from high aa levels to wavy bodies proc-essors can fi nd help when they need it. petplanet print vol.6 the rapid guide to perfect preforms machine no./name

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p the rapid guide to p machine no./name preform production 31 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 07/08 www.petpla.net petplanet name .................................................................................................................. company ............................................................................................................. function ............................................................................................................... street ................................................................................................................... city ..................................................................................................................... country ................................................................................................................ phone ................................................................................................................. fax ...................................................................................................................... e-mail .................................................................................................................. credit card ........................................................................................................... expiration date ...................................................................................................... name on card ....................................................................................................... petplanet print vol. 6: the rapid guide to perfect preforms by rick unterlander and ottmar brandau prices in eur vat. fax: 49 (0) 6221-65108-28 info@hbmedia.net www.petpla.net order your copy now! 1- 3 exemplar each 129,- 4 - 10 exemplar each 99,- 10 exemplar each 69,- table of contents i..................................... about the authors ii............................................. introduction 1.0........................................ aa level high 2.0................................... accordion preform 3.0..................................air hooks / streaks 4.0.......................................... black specks 5.0................................................. bubbles 6.0............................................ burn marks 7.0........................colour streaking / peeling 8.0............................................ crystallinity 9.0........................................... drool marks 10.0.....................................................flash 11.0....................................gate depressions 12.0.......................................... gate peeling 13.0............................ gate voids / pin holes 14.0....................................internal gate sink 15.0.......................................... internal sinks 16.0...................................................iv loss 17.0...................................... long gate nub 18.0......................................... milky preform 19.0.......................................moisture marks 20.0.......................... neck finish out of round 21.0..................................parting line crease 22.0........................... parting line deformation 23.0.................................... preform yellowing 24.0.............................................short shots 25.0.....................................................sinks 26.0....................................................splay 27.0......................................stretched necks 28.0................................................stringing 29.0....................................surface blemishes 30.0....................................thread flow lines 31.0................... tss (top sealing surface) sink 32.0................................................. unmelts 33.0........................... wall thickness variation 34.0............................................wavy body 35.0.............................................weld lines prices in eur vat. y now! y now! 1- 3 exemplar each 129,- 4 - 10 exemplar each 99,- 10 exemplar each 69,- to p rap perfect preforms pe spiral binding laminated cover sheet tape and eyelet for easy hanging

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bottle making 32 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 07/08 www.petpla.net incredible india part 1 stretch blow moulding machine suppliers drink technology india 08 international convention for the beverage, liquid food and pet industry nov 27 - 28, 2008 grand hyatt mumbai, india the countdown has started - only four more months until the follow-up to the highly successful drinktechnology and pet india 2007. there will be over 75 exhibitors, and about 1,000 visitors are expected to attend the congress. in addition to the organisations behind last year’s event, i.e. messe münchen, vdma und petplanet, the publishers of fruit processing magazine have joined the show team. this means that, in addition to the beverage and beverage packaging busi-nesses, including the beer market, we will now look a little more intently at the fruit processing and milk sectors. sidel now have a total of 220 linear machines in operation in india and the core business has moved up the output scale to 1,700 bph. this fi gure applies to a 20 gram 1 litre bottle. so far most machines have been for the water business (96 machines) but there is an increasing number of applications that only a few months ago were fi rmly in the hands of single-stage machines. these are mainly jars, with 4 machines going to converters last year alone. outputs are around 750 containers/h. and with the same neck fi nish and container shape sidel managed to save 12 per-cent of the material in a 48 gram jar. the liquor and pharmaceuti-cal industries are also looking at the linear two-stage option, and six machines were supplied into these sectors last year. a common feature in both of these applications is that the container has no neck-ring, yet sidel manage trouble-free bottle and neck handling. previously this type of container could be produced only by the single-stage process, where the preform and the bottle are moulded in the same machine. but for some time suitable preforms have been avail-able. something quite new in india is hot fi ll, where sidel supplied 3 machines last year. drivers here are the various coke and pepsi brands. in total sidel supplied one in four of their machines for these new two-stage applications and expect signifi - cant additional orders this year. although sidel in india produce only linear systems they also seem to have a fi rm grasp of the rotary systems business. 60 of the 80 sidel rotary machines in india are with coke or pepsi, and the good news is that the csd market, which was so badly hit by the pesticide scandal, seems to have regained the confi - dence of the consumer and is grow-ing once again. the market, until now fi rmly in the hands of glass packaging, is a strong growth area for pet. whilst about 80% by volume was in glass, in the season just past this fi gure was down to 60%, with 40% in pet. non-barrier pet in the csd market is used for 2 litre and 600 ml containers. the classic 300 ml bottle is still a strong-hold of glass. outside of the high season the required shelf life is much longer and glass enjoys a bigger market share at these times. india is well-known for its excel-lent machinery manufacture, including machines for the pet sector. in addi-tion to milacron and demag preform lines, both of which are made in india, there are numerous stretch blow moulding machines produced there. most suppliers offer semi-automatic machines, where preform heating is separate from the blowing section and the machines are loaded and unloaded by hand. in a class above these are the manufacturers of fully automatic linear machines, among which we can number global pet und suyash with maximum outputs of 2,100 bph (global pet) and 2,400 bph (suyash)). sidel and mag plastic are well-known international manu-facturers. whilst sidel offers linear machines developed in india up to 1,750 bph (for a 20 g 1 l bottle mag plastic build their european models in india, with outputs up to 6,000 bph. sidel f.l.t.r shivakumar nagraj, general man-ager - works; pradeep hada, csm and alexander büchler sidel india is always worth a visit, especially as they are now a new sponsor of drinktechnology and pet india 2008. we wanted to know from sidel which way the market is going.

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bottle making 33 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 07/09 www.petpla.net it is not only in stretch blow moulders that sidel has something new to say. sidel india is now build-ing the “preform dumper” which was designed locally for all sidel instal-lation’s worldwide. this puts sidel india in the export business for the fi rst time. the so-called dumpers, which were used to empty octabins of preforms into the sbm machine, were originally made by a supplier in italy, but now sidel can offer their own version. the new dumper is fully elec-tric, which eliminates any danger of preforms becoming contaminated with hydraulic oil. sidel plans to build over 50 units for the world market. there remains just a small per-sonal anecdote to relate. it is almost two and a half years to the day that i fi rst visited sidel india and planted a small, knee-high tree. mr. subba bangera promised me that he would nourish and care for it. he made sure that it was properly watered. he had it transplanted, and today it is chest-high. this, for me, is a refl ection of the way that the pet market has grown. i can hardly imagine what the market will be like when we perhaps all meet again, in the shadow of a tree that is as high as a house! incredible india! mag-plastic asia f.l.t.r.: claude-alain dormoy, member of the board; mr. pradeep damle, manag-ing director, mr. andreas hitzig manag-ing director and ceo of mag-plastic switzerland, and alexander büchler the swiss manufacturer of linear sbm machines decided four years ago to set up their own factory in pune to assemble small, fully automatic sbms. swiss-built machinery was selling well in india and local assembly was a logi-cal progression. last year mag built 30 machines in india, mainly for the bever-age industry, and one third of them were exported as semi-fi nished machines. this year fully assembled machines are being exported. to complement their 2 and 3 cavity machines with outputs of up to 3,800 bph, this year for the fi rst time mag will build a 5-cavity model in india with an output of 6,000 bph. in fact this model will be made exclusively in india, while its 10-cavity sister machine is made in switzerland. machine development is carried out in switzerland, which for mag is a strong sales argument - european tech-nology, made in india mag sees signifi cant growth in all areas. in the water business alone, which is one of the core markets, india has 1800 registered sources. some of these are very big, others are still fi lling from a tap. but it is also demand for products that fi t in with india’s increas-ing westernisation that is growing fast. these include alcoholic beverages in the form of beers, wines and spirits, and also hot fi ll fruit juices and so-called “lifestyle” drinks. mag have seen an increase in enquiries from these sec-tors. although these trends can be seen to some extent all over india, the country is still very regionalised. for example, because of the political structure, where the individual states have extensive powers, and despite signifi cant investment in roads and infrastructure, it is still diffi cult to trans-port goods over long distances, and the constantly increasing price of oil only serves to aggravate the transport prob-lem. this means that most fi llers have a very localised operation and despite the huge national population are rather small. this fi ts in nicely with the mag product range, as very few bottlers need rotary systems. and according to andreas hitzig these fragmented local markets will continue to be the norm in the medium term. in india it is important to have good contacts. every second machine is sold through a customer network. the machines are supplied for the cus-tomer’s tools and preforms, but mag commissions the machine with their own tools and preforms in order to have a clear standard for comparing perform-ances. a feature of the indian market is the monsoon season, which mag takes into account when despatching machines. everything leaves the fac-tory by the middle of june, because after that time transport damage increases due to the high humidity and the consequent surface rust, as well as there being a big increase in the you will feel better having made the right decision. reduce your energy consumption. gesellschaft wärme kältetechnik mbh friedrich-ebert-str. 306-314 · d-58566 kierspe tel. 49 23 59 - 66 50 · www.gwk.com perfect cooling and perfect temperature control mould inserts temperature control technology water treatment cooling technology temperature controllers chillers energy saving cooling systems

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bottle making 34 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 07/08 www.petpla.net number of truck accidents. during the monsoon period mag can build machines for export and catch up with any outstanding internal projects. the monsoon has however caused some changes to be made to the plant layout. the original factory gate opened directly onto a street regularly transformed by the monsoon into a sea of mud. now access to the plant is via a gate on the opposite side, from a road which is clear through-out the year. this year the monsoon arrived two weeks earlier than normal but mag still hope to fi nish all of their orders before the really heavy rains. let’s keep our fi ngers crossed. other suppliers in india we were able to visit a number of suppliers of semi-automatic machines. we also saw fully automatic machines of global pet and suyash, both of whom supply within india and to neighbouring countries. the export business to africa and south-east asia is also worth mentioning. and although the two companies present different machines both are called national pet. global pet mr. bipin panchal, proprietor global pet industries gives us an insight into the internal workings of his new machine. as a manufacturer of over 600 semi-automatic machines and 90 fully automatic blowing machines global pet is one of the biggest in india. there are machines with such lead-ing companies as parle, manjushree, sunrise etc. at the exhibition the company is showing the national pet machines. the maximum output of the national pet two cavity model is 2100 bph for water bottles. there are also models for blowing hot-fi ll bottles and jars. the machines can be supplied as complete systems with preform feed, compressor and chiller. suyash pet international, mumbai photo (from left to right) mr. pimpale (cmd), mr. raut (general manager), both from suyash, and alexander büch-ler, in front of the new machine. suyash began to build semi-automatic machines in india over 15 years ago, followed later by fully automatic machines. the company received the red national level of excellence award 2007 from the sme chamber of iitc india for its perform-ance in export and manufacturing. for some time now there have been fully automatic machines in the range. the suyash machines (also called national pet) output some 2,400 bph. the machine is specifi cally designed for thin-wall preforms and so is suit-able for edible oil and water applica-tions. also, because it is not required to heat and blow thick-wall preforms, it can be produced very economically, despite having electronic controls. automatic sbms for all other types of bottles have already been in the range for a longer period. at the moment the company is expanding its production capac-ity, including a new assembly hall in pune. the extended production facili-ties also mean that delivery times are down to around one month. the incredible india series we plan to publish in the coming months a few pet reports from india - the land of a thousand colours, sights and smells - to give you an impression of the strength and impor-tance of this market july 2008 part 1 stretch blow moulding machines in india august 2008 part 2 polyester in india september 2008 part 3 preforms, jars and bottles november 2008 part 4 drinktechnology india 2008 preview. 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 mw distribution 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, apet sheet monofilaments pet resin

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bottle making 35 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 07/09 www.petpla.net www.pla-world-congress.com www.pla-bottle-conference.com www.bioplasticsmagazine.com powered by 1st pla world congress pla is a very promising raw material. the high interest in pla for bottle applications was demonstrated by the huge participation in the 1st pla bottle conference that bioplastics magazine organized last september in hamburg, germany. but not only pla bottles are a highly topical subject. pla is a versatile bioplastics raw material from renewable resources. it is being used for fi lms and rigid packaging, for fi bres in woven and non-woven applications. automotive industry and consumer electronics are thoroughly investigating and even already applying pla. reinforcement with natural fi bres such as kenaf broadens the range of applications even more. that‘s why bioplastics magazine is now organising the 1st pla world congress. experts from all involved fi elds will share their knowledge and contribute to a comprehensive overview of today‘s opportunities and challenges and discuss the possibilities, limitations and future prospects of pla for all kind of applications. supported by the conference is being held on the 09th and 10th of semptenber 2008 in munich, germany and will cover subjects such as: latest developments market overview high temperature behaviour barrier issues additives / colorants glues / printing inks labels applications (packaging, bottles, automotive, electronics etc) fabrics reinforcements end of life options (recycling, composting, incineration etc) bioplastics magazine is looking forward to seeing you in munich. • • • • • • • • • • • 1st pla world congress 09 - 10 september 2008 bioplastics magazine invites to

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bottling / filling 36 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 07/08 www.petpla.net fda “letter of non-objection” for aseptic fi lling technology gea procomac, a member of the gea group specialised in aseptic fi lling equipment for pet containers, has received a letter of non-objection (lno) from the united states food & drug administration (fda). the lno covers aseptic fi lling systems for low acid shelf-stable products. research activity: “during the fda submission process we upgraded our aseptic technology in a number of aspects. we believe that we can now offer the safest aseptic technology available in compliance with the fda”. massimo beretta, managing director of gea procomac, points out the market possibilities of the fda-compliant aseptic technology: “a wide range of low acid products, including milk-based drinks and nutraceutical products, can now rely on a risk-free aseptic technology”. pierpaolo mattana, procomac department manager north america of gea niro inc., confi rms the sig-nifi cant investment the company is making in north america and the posi-tive reception from the market: “by the end of 2008 we will have 7 new high speed aseptic fi lling systems in pro-duction in the united states”. gea procomac is an italian com-pany based near parma in north-ern italy. gea procomac is part of process engineering division of gea group. procomac specializes in design, construction and commission-ing of complete aseptic fi lling lines for juices, tea, sport drinks, dairy prod-ucts. procomac turnover for 2007 is in excess of 130 million with a work-force of more than 500 people. gea niro inc. is a full-service engi-neering company offering systems and solutions for liquid and powder processing based in hudson wi. gea niro inc. is responsible for sales, service, and local project support and procurement for gea procomac in the united states. niro inc. is espe-cially known for innovative processing systems for drying, evaporation, distil-lation, fi ltration, liquid processing, con-tainment, cleaning (cip), fermentation as well as process integration and automation. gea niro inc. is also a gea process engineering company. in the us, the management expects tremendous synergies between gea procomac and niro inc.’s gea liquid processing group. the gea group, headquartered in bochum, germany, is a globally suc-cessful technology group with more than 250 companies in 50 countries. the company focuses on specialty mechanical engineering – especially process engineering and equipment. gea group technologies are applied in the food, chemical and petrochemi-cal industries, the energy sector, air treatment and shipbuilding as well as the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. the non-objection letter was granted after an fda review of the master-fi le submission based on procomac’s aseptic line installation at aseptic solutions inc., a company based in corona, ca. the national food laboratory (the nfl) served as procomac’s process authority for the master-fi le fi ling. procomac has pioneered a number of aseptic technologies in the past ten years, including the use of a microbiological isolator technology instead of the traditional clean room environment for aseptic fi lling lines. procomac fda-compliant aseptic fi ll-ing technology for pet uses peracetic acid in liquid form to sterilise contain-ers. full recovery of sterilising solution and rinsing water is built in the system to reduce consumption of chemicals. there is currently a total of 86 aseptic fi lling lines installed by the company, of which 30 are capable of running low acid products and 6 of these have been built to fda stand-ards in the usa. paolo pagliarini, r&d director of gea procomac, is very pleased with the outcome of the company’s

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bottling / filling 37 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 07/08 www.petpla.net the line at aseptic solutions procomac fi rst low acid beverage fi lling line in the usa was installed at aseptic solutions (formerly flavours, inc.) in corona, ca . aseptic solu-tions usa, llc, is an r&d company working in the fi eld of aseptically fi lled beverages. the company develops aseptically fi lled drinks from recipe to laboratory fi lling tests and up to the production of small batches for market tests purposes prior to large-scale commercial production. the new procomac line runs at up to 27,000 bph with different formats, from 6 to 32 fl . oz. for bottles in pet and hdpe. the synchronised steriliz-ing/rinsing/fi lling block has low acid fi lling capability (for example milk-based drinks). container sterilisation is performed by a gripstar gx 135 rotary steriliser with electronic control of treatment times. bottle rinsing is performed by a gripstar gx 90 rotary rinser. the volumetric electronic fi ller is a fillstar fx 70 with induction tunnel for the welding of an aluminum foil onto the bottle neck as a guarantee of the integrity of the fi lled product. an important feature of the line is the integrated syrup room with a uni-solv bmp ingredients dosing system, designed to handle a wide range of solid, liquid and powdered ingredients. the line is completed by empty and full bottle conveyors, pack conveyors and the microbiological isolator for the development plastics-compatible design and injection-moulding simulation high cavity moulds mass production to perfection moulds for the packaging industry closures multi-component injection moulds in the high-performance sector technology centre plastics technology production support after sales service z -moulds a brand of z -werkzeugbau-gmbh competent – professional – inspiring hoechster strasse 8 · 6850 dornbirn, austria · t 43 5572 7272-720 · www.z-moulds.com fi lling block. in the usa procomac is a division of niro inc. and so offers a high level of sales and after-sales support including parts, line upgrades and operator training. effect of lno on gea’s client base the recently received lno can facilitate the adoption of procomac aseptic technology in the usa. cur-rently a number of companies are evaluating the possibility of switching to cold aseptic fi lling in order to pro-duce low acid beverages such as milk with tea, milk with coffee and other milk drinks, and to be able to distrib-ute them at ambient temperature. this will eliminate the distribution costs incurred in the cold supply chain. in addition these aseptically fi lled beverages will have a longer shelf life compared to their ultra-clean fi lled counterparts (typically 3 to 6 months as against 45 to 60 days) fda compliant aseptic fi lling bottled products include: fruit juices sport drinks still sensitive drinks milk-based drinks uht milk iced tea and infusions nutriceutical products procomac has developed a cutting-edge aseptic fi lling technology for sensitive beverage fi lling under aseptic conditions. procomac pio-neered the use of the microbiological isolator technology instead of a clean room, and has perfected a wet perox-ide sterilization technology that offers outstanding performances for high acid and low acid products. procomac aseptic technology is used in more than 86 line installations worldwide. benefi ts of procomac aseptic technology lightweight pet bottles instead of expensive heat set pet bottles freedom to use any pet bottle shapes to obtain appealing products shelf-stable aseptic products elimi- nate cold supply chain distribution costs procomac aseptic technology is compliant with fda regulations very high product quality outstanding process safety key features of procomac aseptic technology wet peracetic acid is used for con- tainer sterilization microbiological isolator for environ- ment control and easy manage-ment of the line integrated process units for utilities management reduced consumption using recov- ery systems for water and chemicals full traceability, process control of the whole line from a single control panel.

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capping / closures 38 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 07/08 www.petpla.net folding and slitting of tamper-evident plastic closures a swiss company, packsys global, that specialises in the supply of equipment for the manufacture of packaging components, has for many years been manufacturing machines that slit and/or fold the tamper band on a compression or injection moulded cap. among the range of machinery produced by packsys global are machines for the manufacture of lami-nate tubes, aluminium tubes, cosmet-ics tubes, monobloc aerosol cans and both metal and plastic closures. the msm (multi-station machine) range for slitting te rings incorporates four models offering outputs of 4,400 caps per minute. the 4,400 cpm msm 7 is claimed to be the fastest machine on the market today. packsys was also the fi rst company in the world to com-bine the folding/slitting process in one machine - the msm - making it the most compact folding/slitting machine in the world. msm features thanks to automatic lubrication of all major moving parts, down-time for maintenance is reduced to a minimum and, with the slitting blade on the outside of the turret, blade changeo-ver takes less than two minutes. the machine has a convenient sampling channel where the user can discharge a certain number of closures for checking the breaking torque of the slit bridge. an integrated quality con-trol camera system (colour or black and white) keeps a close eye on the machine’s performance and a built-in vacuum unit keeps it free from dust and dirt. unlike compression moulded caps, injection moulded caps often exhibit a gate scar or gate vestige. a feature of the msm machine is a de-gating unit for injection moulded closures. with packsys technology the aesthetics of the slit are claimed to look much better as the slit line is hardly visible, and, most importantly to the consumer, this means clear visibility of the broken bridges after first opening. unique inline system packsys global utilises a unique inline system where one msm is used to process the output from two moulding machines. with both moulds running the same cap design (same colour or in different colours) the msm will run until storage hopper elevator a is empty, and then will automatically switch to storage hopper elevator b. the slit and folded closures leave the machine properly oriented and are directed to the correct packing loca-tion automatically. benefi ts of two stage cap manufacture using moulds without slides or chucks for forming the bridges are less expensive, and are more eco-nomical in operation because: the same number of cavities can be a) built into smaller mould smaller moulds require smaller b) machines for the same output rate smaller machines use less energy c) and require less fl oor space combining folding and slitting on d) the same machine means that sort-ing and feeding is required once only changing the te separation force e) requires new knif design only, wheras mould made bridges require changes on all cavities

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products 39 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 07/08 www.petpla.net petproducts process water management for pelletizing mol clean from rieter-automatik is a new method of preventing microbiological growth in process water for pelletizing lines, particularly for pet and pa production. it was introduced to representatives from leading compa-nies within the plastics industry at a symposium in june. the system is said to be highly effi cient and envi-ronmentally sound while increasing line availability and reducing operating costs. the mol clean process uses a solid catalyst together with a safe, non-toxic treatment solution to eliminate biological fi lms (algae) and germs in process water and to signifi cantly reduce deposits of cut-ting residues. process water blockages are thus avoided, eliminating the need for extensive cleaning of parts and components which come into contact with process water. mol clean has been successfully tested in operation for many years and meets the strict requirements of the eu biocide directive. the process can be retrofi tted into existing process water systems as well as directly inte-grated into new pelletizing lines. www.rieter-automatik.com new trend in pet sorting technology the removal of non-pet particles and coloured pet fl akes delivers a high quality input material for subsequent recycling processes. 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. thermal treatment may be a simple crystal-lisation step over a few minutes or a drying or even solid state polycondensation step under air, vacuum or nitrogen over a few hours. due either to the original bottle content or additives, some pet fl akes tend to discolour much more than others during thermal treatment. sorting this small percentage of discoloured fl akes out of the material stream will signifi cantly improve the colour quality of subsequently recycled products. the rejected fl akes can then be used for less colour sensitive applications such as coloured sheet or straps. buhler believe that the sortex z optical sorter offers the plastics industry a solution that is by far the most effi cient and cost effective while being exceptionally simple to operate and maintain. it uses advanced cameras and shape recognition, enabling it to simultaneously identify reject material by shape as well as colour with exceptional accuracy so that the highest post-sort quality is achieved with the minimum number of passes. new, economical hinged caps from bericap galileo is the registered name for a new range of closures from bericap that all use a new patented technology for mould-ing hinged closures in the closed position - a system which allows relatively high speed moulding, does not require the additional closing operation that is necessary for traditional hinged closures and offers effi cient tamper evidence. galileo technology has been used by bericap to develop various closures for the light-weighting pro-gramme in beverages and edible oil, or for renewing certain of its traditional hinged closures, with two basic versions : 1-piece version of the ctc type currently developed for the new bericap lightweight 38 mm “press-on” neck fi nish, 2-piece version with hinged transparent pp overcap to display the tear-off membrane and dispensing pourer, mainly aimed at edible oils. the 1-piece version is targeted at the dairy and bev-erage industries for lighter, cheaper and more environ-mentally friendly packaging, new functionalities and new aesthetics. at 2.85 grams it offers signifi cant resin savings compared with the standard 38 mm, 3-start thread, screw neck fi nish and corresponding screw closures that are used in the targeted markets.

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40 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 07/08 www.petpla.net petbottles extensive perrier range the classic “perrier“ brand (nestlé) is constantly being extended to include new product variants such as lemon or perrier mix in different sizes of pet bottle. the 1 and 1.5 litre bottles have changed shape a little but still have the traditional rotund perrier form. appropriately designed shrink sleeve labels nicely fi nish off the packs. according to the manufacturer the bottles can be easily crushed to reduce their volume for convenient disposal. valensina chooses pet the new owners of the cult “valensina” brand, sportfi t fruchtsaft gmbh & co. kg of rheinberg, have decided to use pet bottles for the whole range. the four different fruit blends in a new 1 litre bottle and the new smoothie range (250 ml) are in crystal-clear lightweight pet. the bottles are not subject to the deposit system. they have a comfortable 32mm drinking orifi ce and a tamper evident screw cap pet helps in the garden the garden care specialists scotts france of ecully are selling a double 475 ml refi ll pack of “liquafeed” in pet bot-tles. the green bottles, after removing the cap, screw directly onto the trigger sprayer. at the point of sale in france the double pack is bound in a shrink sleeve. the two screw caps have tear-off shrink-sleeve tamper bands. upside-down barbecue sauce the german sauce producer heinz of düs-seldorf has launched a new range of grill sauces under the “homestyle“ brand which are packaged in handy 220 ml bottles. a generously dimensioned 40mm screw cap with a hinged lid ensures that the inverted bottles remain stable and makes for ease of handling. the integrated self-sealing silicone valve ensures tidy and convent dispensing. before using the pack for the fi rst time a sealed membrane must be removed from over the neck of the bottle. smoothie in recycled pet for innocent gmbh of hamburg, one of the leading euro-pean producers of smoothies, „recycled“ is not just a hollow promise. the 250 ml bottles on the retail shelves are, according to the producer, made from 100 percent recycled pet. this fea-ture is hailed on the label as a world fi rst. the clear bottle has a simply-designed label and tamper-evident screw cap.

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bottles 41 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 07/08 www.petpla.net y\m\ix\eefmxkfe is proud to announce the biggest single opportunity to reach decision makers in the non-alcoholic drinks industry over a full year programme the )''0y\m\ix\eefmxkfe xnxi[j will link up the world’ s largest beverage and liquid food technology trade fair , held every four years s a 12 month programme offering sponsors a unique co-ordinated opportunity to reach key decision makers throughout the alcohol-free drinks industry . s call for entries on 1 september 2008. s launch of the beverage directory at sial in paris in october 2008. s a full year of marketing, pr, editorial coverage and multi-media advertising. s the industry’ s biggest ever gala dinner , as the 2009 beverage innovation awards are presented at drinktec in munich in september 2009. unique sponsorship opportunities a wide range of sponsorship packages are available on a first come, first served, basis: for more information, contact bill bruce: bill.bruce@zipublishing.com or visit www.foodbev.com/awards 14 -19 september 2009, munich, germany at announcement of categories and call for entries: 1 september 2008 in partnership with the b 2 b sponsorship opportunity of the year the )''0y\m\ix\eefmxkfexnxi[j will be supported by the european and german beverage industry associations

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42 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 07/08 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 gabriel-chemie gesellschaft m.b.h. (zentrale) industriestrasse 1 a-2352 gumpoldskirchen tel.: 43 (0)2252 / 63 630-0 fax: 43 (0)2252 / 62 725-0 e-mail: info@gabriel-chemie.com www.gabriel-chemie.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 l34 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 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 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 csi global mktg. comm. project manager closure systems international 6625 network way - suite 200 indianapolis, in 46278 tel: 317 -390-5335 fax: 317 -390-5079 www.csiclosures.com 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

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petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 07/08 www.petpla.net buyers guide 43 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 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, nagano-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. b&g spare parts for reheat blowers sidel ; cincinnati rhb’s; krones ; corpoplast (krupp); mag-plastics ; sipa ; nissei ; and other brands. sales@bgproducts.com www.bgproducts.com 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 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 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 siapi s.r.l. via ferrovia nord, 45 31020 san vendemiano (tv) italy tel. 39 0438 4096 fax 39 0438 401016 info@siapicamerin.it www.siapi.it 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

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44 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 07/08 www.petpla.net buyer’sguide entries from 5,70 euro/mm, call 49-6221-65108-0 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 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) bmb spa via enrico roselli 12 25125 brescia (bs) - italy tel.: 0039 030 2689 811 fax: 0039 030 2689 880 info@bmb-spa.com www.bmb-spa.com 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

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petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 07/08 www.petpla.net buyers guide 45 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 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 r&d tool and engineering ltd hamilton road sutton-in-ashfi eld nottinghamshire, ng17 5ld england tel: 44 1623 556287 fax: 44 1623 552240 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 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 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 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

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46 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 07/08 www.petpla.net buyer’sguide entries from 5,70 euro/mm, call 49-6221-65108-0 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. 07/08 www.petpla.net www.verpackungspatente.de petpatents preform international patent no. wo 2006 / 124199 a1 applicant: the coca-cola company, atlanta (us) date of application: 25.4.2006 the application describes the process for the manufacture of a lightweight 500 ml container from a 25 gram preform. foldable tray international patent no. wo 2006 /131279 a1 applicant: nestlé waters management & technology, issy-les-moulineaux (fr) date of application: 2.6.2006 in order to make it easier for the consumer to carry a number of individual bottles contained in a multipack, a foldable tray with a handle is pro-posed. the international patent application offers consumer con-venience without impairing retail requirements such as logistics or product presentation. plastic bottle international patent no. wo 2008 / 019440 a1 applicant: amcor ltd., abbotsford (au) date of application: 15.8.2007 plastic bottle with reinforcing ribs and fl exible zones to be able to compensate for the expan-sion of the bottle during hot fi lling. with a wall thickness of 25 microns the bottle has a water vapour porosity of more than 100 g / sq.m / day. base shape of a plastic bottle international patent no. wo 2008 / 017747 a1 applicant: sidel participations, octeville sur mer (fr) date of application: 13.7.2007 the design of the base of a plastic bottle is described. with stability in mind the aim is to optimise the design when using material with a low level of crystallisation. tamper evidence european patent granted no. ep 1694576 b1 applicant: obrist closures switzerland gmbh, reinach (ch) date of application: 26.10.2004 a multi-part safety closure for a container. when the con-tainer is fi rst opened the parts of the closure sitting inside each other are moved such that they cannot be returned to their original position, so making obvious that the container has already been opened. the patent is granted and covers the whole of europe. easy-grip pet bottle international patent nr. wo 2008 / 001643 a1 applicant: yoshino kogyosho co. ltd., tokyo (jp) date of applicant: 19.6.2007 a plastic bottle is specially shaped to facilitate one-handed gripping, holding and pouring for the consumer. the idea is submitted for interna-tional patent protection. tooth care product with timer international patent nr. wo 2006 / 113893 a2 applicant: growmax investments ltd., road town (bvi) date of application: 20.4.2006 a timer is integrated into the cap or container of a mouthwash product and advises the user by way of a visual, audible or tactile signal when the recommended time has passed during which the product should be applied. cap without liner seal international patent nr. wo 2006 / 124466 a2 applicant: owens illinois closure inc., toledo (us) date of application: 11.5.2006 a one-piece screw cap with tamper evidence. the cap is so designed that despite the absence of a liner seal the container remains leak-proof.

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