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www.petpla.net d 51178; issn: 1438-9452 no. 1112 2008 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 08 . 12 . 08 petplanet is read in 137 countries compressor manufacturers marketsurvey page 21 reg i ona l mar ke t repor t s brazil part 1 page 10

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imprint editorial 3 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 1112/08 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 14 ryther road wasaga beach, on l9z2w8 canada phone: 1-705-429-1492 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, exhibitions there can hardly be a topic so hotly discussed within companies as whether or not to exhibit at trade fairs. looked at in isolation the costs are admittedly high, and so the central argument in the discus-sion usually revolves around whether these costs are worthwhile. and then the company is faced with the problem of putting a value on the benefi ts of participation. a good starting point is usually the cost per customer contact, but that is a limited view. sometimes a company simply has to be seen at certain exhibitions, either because the competition will be there or because major clients want the company to be there. in this case the cost per customer contact can look much higher. and what about exhi-bitions that the company has never attended as an exhibitor? how can the value of participation be assessed in advance? so we often hear comments like, “we’ve always been at that exhi-bition, so we had better continue to go there”. but there are also com-panies who critically question the benefi ts of exhibiting every time. we should consider companies such as sig combibloc, who for the fi rst time in many, many years will not be at the anuga foodtec in cologne next year. heike thevis of sig combibloc tells us that they have been seeing a very good response to regional events from their clients. she mentioned fispa in brazil and packexpo in chicago. we did not see husky at brau beviale in nuremberg, and sidel was breaking with a long tradition by not exhibiting at this year’s emballage in paris. the main customer event for husky and for sidel in 2009 will be the drinktec petpoint in munich. both companies were there last time and have now booked bigger stands. it seems clear that husky and sidel expect to meet their cus-tomers and potential customers at drinktec petpoint. so i can feel confi dent in inviting your company to book one of the last remaining stands. yours, alexander büchler

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4 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 1112/08 www.petpla.net petcontents 1112/08 inside track 3 editorial 4 contents 6 news 36 products 37 bottles 43 patents preform production / bottle making 28 rapid guide to perfect preforms 6 bottle making 25 the crazy can 30 a complete line for olden brevatn bottling / filling 32 khs drinks to zbysko’s success trade show review 34 brau beviale 2009, nuremberg, germany page 36 buyer’s guide 38 get listed! page 30 regional market report 10 brasil part 1 material / recycling 26 13 th international polyester recycling symposium market survey 21 compressor manufacturers page 25

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6 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 1112/08 www.petpla.net petnews krones’ “nitropouch” wins packaging prize at the brau exhibition the “pet lite 6.6” 500 ml bottle developed using the krones’ “nitropouch” process has been selected by the german packaging institute for the german packaging prize. the “nitropouch” process has already won the 2008 water innovation award in gold in the “best packaging innovation” category, and also the worldstar from the world packaging organisation. at 6.6 grams of pet, this new bottle constitutes a milestone in the fi eld of lightweight beverage containers. the concept combines minimised material and energy consumption with maximised benefi ts for consumers and the environment. the features include dividing the bottle into different functional sections. nitrogen is used to build up a defi ned pressure inside the bottle and the traditional neck ring has been eliminated. the interaction of neck-form, closure, material distribution, design and the use of nitrogen was crucial in this breakthrough. mark arrant khs has announced the loss of mark arrant who sadly died of cancer on november 11, 2008. mark had a distinguished career with khs, beginning in june 1999 as manager of capping systems and working his way up through the ranks. ultimately, in 2004, he was named president of khs usa, inc. and successfully led the company through to july 2007. prior to joining khs mark worked for alcoa for 5 years in indianapolis as manager of engineering and field service. he was best known for his high energy, pragmatic insights and his decision-making skills as well as his excellent interper-sonal abilities. the staff at petplanet insider extent our deepest sympathies to his family, friends and colleagues at this sad time. byrne dairy chooses sidel’s predis as the market demand for fl avoured milk, coffee creamer, and other premium dairy products grows, byrne dairy sought to expand capacity in order to better serve customers in the eastern united states. “our goals were to extend shelf life and provide consumer-preferred packaging, all at a competitive cost structure,” said carl byrne, president. “we initially evaluated aseptic and conventional esl (extended shelf life) fi lling tech-nologies, but found them cost prohibitive. package weight and waste water generation also made the solutions less sustainable than we had hoped.” byrne ultimately selected a sensofi ll fmm combi ultra line from sidel. this 18,000 bph line incorporates sidel’s predis dry preform decontamination system and blow moulding and fi lling on a sidel combi line. “no other solution – conventional esl or aseptic – offered us the effi ciency, sustainability, and competitive cost structure that sidel could,” according to byrne. “with the desired esl, a lightweight pet bottle, no waste water, and no empty bottle handling, there was no question”. the line will produce esl milk, fl avoured milk, and coffee creamers in 8, 12, 32, and 64 ounce sizes. petcore approves mitsubishi mxd-6 mitsubishi gas chemical is a pro-ducer of nylon mxd-6, a barrier mate-rial used in packaging applications. bottles of a multilayer construction, and with approximately 5% nylon mxd-6 as the middle layer, have been tested using the petcore bottle-to-bottle proto-col. the test committee stipulated that: (a) the preform must be injected so that the mxd-6 layer is only in the bottle wall (b) the container must be multilayer with no tie layers (c) there must be good air elutriation during the recycle process. petcore’s expert evaluation com-mittee came to the conclusion (taking into consideration local accumulation effects) that mitsubishi’s nylon mxd-6 in multilayer bottles with no adhesive tie layers will have no negative impact on current european pet recycling at levels of up to 2% of the bottle stream. petcore recognises the need for innovation. it is also recognised, how-ever, that the introduction of barrier systems is cumulative in the recycle stream. in the event that the introduc-tion of a specifi c new barrier system or too great a concentration of older barrier materials has an adverse affect on the quality of the resulting rpet (eg colour/haze), petcore reserves the right to re-test and re-evaluate its position with regard to technology approval. new ceo for mht usa mht in the usa, a subsidiary of mht mold & hotrunner technology ag in hochheim, germany, has appointed a new ceo with immediate effect. witold neter, who has already been with mht usa since 2005, now takes on the task of running the north american business. he will bring in a new sales person and an additional service technician. the departure of the previous ceo, manfred lausenhammer, was by mutual agreement, with views about the company strategy and personal development being crucial factors in this decision. mht would like to sincerely thank manfred lausenhammer for his outstanding performance during his many years with the company.

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news 7 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 1112/08 www.petpla.net

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news 8 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 1112/08 www.petpla.net the nobottle wins pentawards 2008 award the sleek, elegant lines and the creative quality of the lightweight 500 ml water bottle from sidel appealed to the 12 international judges at pentawards 2008, the fi rst and only worldwide competition exclusively dedicated to pack-aging design in all its forms. the judges gave the bronze medal to nobottle in the “other markets – b2b products” category. the awards ceremony was held on october 30th in monaco, and all the prize-winning creations will be on display from january 26th to february 28th, 2009 at the designpack gallery (24, rue de richelieu) in paris, france. unlike most of the other candidates the nobottle was designed and produced by the company itself, which has an integrated packaging design department. the product has previously been recognised by industry professionals and in september 2007, at the 2007 global bottled water congress in mexico city, won the award for the year’s best packaging innovation worldwide. constar / pepsi agree 4-year deal constar international has announced the conclusion of a four-year agreement for the supply of pet packaging products to pepsi. the agreement covers supply of both bottles and preforms for cold fi ll applications beginning on january 1, 2009. as expected the new agreement provides for a reduction in total volumes with a mix shift towards fewer bottles and more preform volume. constar’s ceo, michael hoffman, commented, “pepsi is a key long term customer of constar’s. we are proud that they have again put their confi dence in us as a critical supply chain partner”. in conjunction with the signing of the new supply contract constar is under-taking a restructuring plan to reduce the company’s overhead cost structure. the estimated annual cash overhead sav-ings from the restructuring, including the savings from the previously disclosed clo-sure of the company’s houston, texas, facility, is expected to be approximately 28-32 million. based on current estimates constar believes that the new pepsi agreement will result in lower sales but, after taking into account the expected net reduc-tion in costs, will result in higher cash fl ows from operating activities compared to those realised from the pepsi cold fi ll business in 2008. 70,000 engel injection moulding machines engel austria gmbh have been manufacturing injection moulding machines for about 50 years and have recently delivered machine number 70,000. an engel victory 4550/600 tech was handed over to representatives of rosti technical plastics uk ltd. in engel’s st. valentin factory. rosti technical plastics in larkhill, scotland, is a spe-cialised manufacturer of high-precision plastic products and systems – primarily for the electronics, medical technology and automotive sectors and is one of ten produc-tion sites of the danish rosti group. krones’ growth still strong during the first nine months of 2008 krones remained on course for growth, despite the cyclical downturn. on a like-for-like basis sales rose by 12.5 % to reach 1,765.9 million euros. during the period under review, the company benefited from the increas-ing number of clients looking for all-inclusive turnkey packages. another growth driver during the period was the group’s plastics technology division. with annual increases of almost 5 %, plastic has the highest growth rates of all the materials used in beverage packaging. total order intake was up by 6.1 % to hit 1,870.4 million euros in the first three quarters of 2008. on a regional basis a rather hesitant level of demand in the usa, western and central europe is being offset by a buoyant order intake from africa and asia, the near east and the russia/cis region. earnings before taxes (ebt), at 126.8 million euros, rose by 20.8 % in the year’s first nine months on a like-for-like basis. erratum schaefer förderanlagen- und maschinenbau gmbh in petplanet insider issue 10/2008, page 57, we published an article about the palletisers to be shown by schaefer förderanlagen- und maschinenbau gmbh at the recent brau exhibition. unfortu-nately we mis-spelt the name of the com-pany as schäfer. it should of course be schaefer. we apologise for this error.

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news 9 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 1112/08 www.petpla.net americhem - new commercial director in luxembourg americhem inc., the supplier of custom colour and additive solutions for polymer-based products, has announced the appointment of herman janssen to the newly created position of commercial direc-tor for europe, middle east and africa based in the luxembourg representative offi ce. janssen, who speaks several languages, will direct the sales and customer service efforts and will spend his time between luxembourg operations and the company’s manchester, u.k. facility. he previu-osly held positions at emerson & cuming (previ-ously known as ici) in belgium, imerys mineraux, and mitsui & co. in benelux. only slight fall in pack expo visitors pack expo international 2008, held in chicago from november 9th to 13th attracted 44,115 buyer visitors, down 3 percent from the 2006 show. statistics from the show as compared to 2006 are: 2008* 2006* visitor attendance 44,115 45,741 exhibitor personnel 23,849 26,666 total attendance 67,964 71,407 international attendance 5,645 6,057 number of exhibiting companies 2,281 2,302 charles d. yuska, president and ceo of pmmi, said “in today’s economic conditions having a slightly lower attendance than the 2006 show is the reality. the good news is that the data on leads clearly indicates that attendees came with specifi c projects in mind and focused their time and attention on fi nding suppliers that can address their immedi-ate packaging concerns.” pack expo international 2010 will be held from october 31 to november 4, at mccormick place, chicago. * figures include pack expo, process expo and cpp expo 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 10 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 1112/08 www.petpla.net reg i ona l mar ke t repor t s brazil part 1 pet focus on brazil introduction and background by wolfgang von schroeter part 1 brazil economists are now at last saying that brazil, with south america’s largest economy, is fi nally poised to real-ise its long-anticipated potential as a global player as the country rides its biggest economic expansion in three dec-ades. brazil is by far the most surprising success story. at a brussels meeting of the world trade organisation (wto) brazil received recognition of the country’s rise to become one of the new and assertive economic powers such as russia, india, china - completing the bric nations to be respected and consulted, and to play important part in global affairs. brazil, russia, india and china – the emerging markets - are expected to drive the international economy by mid-century. brazil is the fi fth largest country on earth, with an area of 8. 5 million square kilometres the brazilian economy is in excellent state growth is being seen in nearly all sectors of the econ-omy, creating a rapidly-expanding middle class. the gross national product in 2007 was repeatedly up-rated to close at 5.4% up compared with previous year. for the current year 2008 a growth in gnp of 5.0% is pre-dicted. exports are still considerably higher than imports. however, the brazilian boom is generated and driven by its internal markets, i.e. by the booming consumption of the new middle classes. the phenomenon of increasing middle and decreasing lower classes is driving consumption. brazil’s infl ation is running at 6.5%, a low fi gure in com-parison with the other major emerging markets. the coun-

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regional market reports 11 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 1112/08 www.petpla.net try that suffered the longest and perhaps most debilitating bout of hyperinfl ation in recent history is now a rare island of relative stability and prosperity. despite investor fears about the leftist president luiz inacio lula da silva of brazil when he was elected in 2002, he has demonstrated a light touch when it comes to steer-ing the economy, avoiding the populist impulse of leaders in venezuela and bolivia. instead, he has fuelled brazil’s growth through a deft combination of respect for fi nancial markets and targeted social programs, which are lifting millions out of poverty. as the united states and parts of europe struggle with recession, brazil’s economy shows few of the vulnerabili-ties of other emerging powers. brasil now has one of the most diversifi ed economies in the developing world luck has played its part brazil is blessed with vast natural resources, including timber, fresh water, gold and iron ore. farms stretch from horizon to horizon. brazil claims to have more than 70 mil-lion hectares still to plough. plumbing deep-water reserves, the country has announced massive oil fi nds. this onetime drowsy rural nation now has one of the most diversifi ed economies in the developing world, export-ing iron ore, steel and soybeans, but also small commercial jets, cars, banking services, custom-made business, fi ne paper and equipment for air conditioners. brazil is now the world’s leading exporter of coffee and soybeans, of beef, sugar cane, ethanol and frozen chicken. better yet, the economy has accelerated without overheating. globalisation has driven brazilian productivity. foreign exchange is rising. the currency, the real, is climbing steadily and attracts foreign investment. but to cool enthusiasm, insiders say that bureaucracy, a crumbling infrastructure, a chaotic public health system and widespread illiteracy all threaten brazil’s competitive-ness. with his rock-star rating, lula will be the man to push the reforms the country needs. this is what most brazilians believe. macro-economic data the macroeconomic indicators are a refl ection of the overall positive position that the country enjoys: population ...................................................... 187.4 million according to ipsos – a brazilian research institute - : in two years, 20 million brazilians have emerged from below the poverty line and expanded the middle class. today – 27.1 million people (15% of population) are “upper class” 86.2 million people (46% of population) are middle class 74.1 millions people (39% of population) are in the lower social classes. growth of population .......................... about 1.4% annually economically the most important region is the south-east, where 42.6% of the total population live and most of brazil-ian industry is concentrated. the estimates show that of the economically active population of some 100 million people 85% live in the towns and cities. gross national product 2007 ..............ca. 1,300 billion us growth rate of gnp 2006 ............................................ 3.8% growth rate of gnp 2007 ............................................ 5.4% income/gnp per capita 2007 ........................ca. 6,900 us the income per capita in 2008 is expected to raise to approx. 8,500 us (there are other emerging markets, that are growing faster, but india and russia have double-fi gure infl ation levels whilst china is just short of that double-fi gure threshold. no emerging nation has moved more intelligently than brazil to head off infl ation. brazil may potentially be less dynamic, but already richer and more stable. the per capita income (8,450) is far higher than in india (1,100) and china (3,000). russia (12,000) is richer, but only thanks to oil.) economic structure 5.5% agriculture 28.7% industry (incl. mining) 65,8% trade, banks,insurance, general services unemployment ............................................................ 9.3% general infl ation level 2007 ........................................ 4.5% total imports 2007 .................................ca. 120 billion us - mainly from usa, china, argentina, germany, nigeria total exports 2007 ..................................ca. 160 billion us - mainly to usa, argentina, china, netherlands, germany

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regional market reports 12 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 1112/08 www.petpla.net what has such positive development to do with pet? answer is: “a lot!” who benefi ts most from the generation of consump-tion? without doubt the beverage industries, and with bev-erage industry all those associated companies who fi ll bev-erages, pack beverages, produce packaging and handle beverages. with more money in their pockets brazilians drink more, more quality drinks such as carbonates, energy drinks, more bottled water, and also more beer. despite the consolidation of beverage industries (see our following reports) there is a tremendous variety of packaged drinks to satisfy all different tastes on the shelves of the malls – colourful and inviting. the annual volume growth of beverage sales is a moti-vation for all those involved in the market - for beverage producers and for those who make machines for fi lling and packaging – whether in glass, aluminium, carton or pet. in the brazilian pet market we fi nd the big interna-tional names: beverages: coca-cola, pepsi cola, nestlé, etc. pet converters: amcor from australia, alpla from aus- tria, plastipack from the usa, lorenpak, a local brazil-ian converter. machinery suppliers: krones, sidel, khs/ corpoplast, husky, netstal, sipa. there seem to be no pet newcomers in sight. the international pet families have the fi eld to themselves, and they all intend taking their share of brazil’s economic boom. home for most of them is in são paulo and the sur-rounding area. são paulo almost everything has changed in this spectacular city in the last 15 years since 1993 – most of it for the better. fifteen years ago the overall economic state of affairs was in disorder. unemployment was high, infl ation was high - running at a double-fi gure rate per week! high taxes, a weak cruzeiro, state control of virtually all indus-trial, commercial and fi nancial affairs. and são paulo, the city of 11 million inhabitants – a city very rich and very poor - a scruffy, untidy sight, but still very conscious of style - dynamic, nevertheless at a stand-still – loveable, charming, very human, yet very criminal – cha-otic, yet also joyful – a living contradiction. some things have remained, but much has changed the clearest indication of an improved brazilian economy can be seen here in são paulo. at the end of the 20th century the city stopped being merely an industrial conurbation and became what it is today - a global hub of commerce and service. it is latin america’s most important fi nancial centre. gilberto kassab, mayor of the city of são paulo says, “observing the city’s routine and everyday life, one can easily see how much it is in tune with other parts of the world. são paulo is a young city which feeds itself through a cyclic renovation movement. we breath and experience scientifi c and vanguard tendencies of the global word. ‘paulistanos’, brazilians and immigrants, write and re-write são paulo’s history daily.” the cosmopolitan city that never stops and is in con-stant change, has received several cosmetic up-lifts: high-rise buildings, an army of scrap pickers that clean the city from morning to night, the 5-star hiltons and hyatts have moved into new quarters. multi-lane highways - elevated and in tunnels (and, most spectacular, over the new ponte octavia frias de oliveira bridge) desperately try to keep the traffi c fl owing. but despite such resounding success the city’s prob-lems are not far below the surface. the yearly infl ux of new cars onto são paulo’s road system which no road-building programme will be able to cope with, the daily impact of traffi c making life miserable and polluting the air. traffi c chaos and criminality are still here in today’s são paulo - immovable relics of the past. this is where we started our pet research project - our “focus on brazil”. * sources: bundesamt für aussenwirtschaft (bfai) faz times digestnewsweek research institute ipsos petplanet discussions and investigations on site

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regional market reports 13 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 1112/08 www.petpla.net the beverage industry – facts and fi gures the data presented below are approximate since no offi cial brazilian statistics exist or were available to us. how-ever our studies and observations were precise enough to indicate trends and allow us to draw conclusions. we estimated the annual consumption of all packaged beverages (including beer) to be 20 billion litres. beverage growth is expected to be 7% per annum – mainly in water and csd – with major bottlers gaining market share. the beverage market is consolidating and is in the hands of and under the control of a few companies, namely coca-cola in csds (more than 50%), minalba in water (more than 50% ), ambev in beer (70%). the number of “tier 2 brands” of csds was reduced in 5 years from 850 to 300. breakdown of packaging quantities by beverage type (all beverages 20 billion litres) ncsd (non carbonated soft drinks) in approx. 4,000 million units (mainly carton) beer in approx. 17,000 million units (mainly glass and cans) csd in approx. 13,000 million units (mainly pet) water in approx. 6,000 million units (mainly pp) in 2007 there were about 10,000 million pet fi llings, mainly csd, ncsd and water. preform usage: juices, tea, isotonics, personal care, ketchup, sauces, etc. 8% csd 65% eible oil 12% mineral water 15% 65% .......... for csd 15% .......... for mineral water 12% for edible oil (80% of all edible oil is in pet) rest ......... for juice, tea, isotonics, personal care, ketchup, sauces and others. 1. csd volume 2007 13,840 billion litres consumption per capita 72 litres. annual csd volume rieter-automatik is now automatik plastics machinery a new name and a fresh coat of paint on the outside, the same quality and expertise you have long trusted on the inside. innovative products, enthusiastic people, excellent service. automatik – the one source for all your pelletizing needs! www.automatikgroup.com 13,520 13,840 14,200 145.8 14,970 15,340 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 average growth expected 2.7% p.a.

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regional market reports 14 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 1112/08 www.petpla.net largest producers in 2007: coca-cola 7,500 billion litres i.e. 55.4% ambev (pepsi) 2,300 billion litres i.e. 17.2% schincariol 400 billion litres i.e. 2.8% others 24.6% csd packaging: pet 80% cans 8% glass 12% pet ............................................80% glass .........................................12% cans ............................................8% 2. mineral water volume in 2007 ........................... 4,860 billion litres consumption per capita ............ 30 litres annual mineral water volume largest producers: grupo edson queiroz 720 mio ltr 4,8% the coca-cola company 165 mio ltr 3,4% empresa de águas ouro fino 150 mio ltr 3,1% others 8,7% source: euromonitor water packaging: 85% of bottled water is fi lled in bulk such as 20 litre pp bottles. 3. juice rtd volume in 2007 ........................... 750 million litres consumption per capita ............ 4 litres annual juice volume largest producers: mais/kapo (coca-cola) 18.7 % del valle (coca-cola) 15.6 % skinka (schincariol) 7.7 % others 58.0 % juice packaging: cans 5.1 % cartonboard 69.8 % glass 0.7% pet 24.0% plastic pouches 0.4% carton ....................................69.8 % pet ........................................24.0 % glass .......................................0.7 % cans ........................................5.1 % plastic pouches ........................0.4 % 4. other commodities, apart from beverage but very signifi cant for pet application and growth: edible oil volume 2007 ............. 2.9 billion litres largest producers: bunge (30% share) cargill caramuru edible oil packaging ...... 80% in pet rest in glass 5. commodities of growing importance for pet : rtd tea isotonics detergents vinegar 6. alcoholic beverage with little or no impact on pet packaging and markets: beer growing (5.1% p.a.), wine stable (2.2% p.a.), spirits declining (-0.5% p.a.). the decline in the consumption of spirits is a remarka-ble phenomenon, and has presumably to do with the intro-duction of new and severe traffi c legislation. beer is still steadily growing but yet without positive outlook for pet, 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 4,880 5,470 6,040 6,550 7,020 7,460 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 0,75 0,82 0,9 0,97 1,05 1,12 average growth expected 10.7% p.a. average growth expected 9.9% p.a.

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regional market reports 15 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 1112/08 www.petpla.net beer volume in 2007 ........................... 10,500 billion litres consumption per capita ............ 55 litres annual beer volume source: various company presentations, petplanet’s meetings, observations and investigations on site 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 10,500 11,060 11,590 12,260 12,710 13,190 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. average growth expected 5.1% p.a.

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regional market reports 16 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 1112/08 www.petpla.net the brazilian pet story pet material and products were introduced into brazil in 1988 and were primarily used by the textile industry, typi-cally for fi bres. only in 1993 did brazil’s pet industry start to play a greater role in carbonated beverages and water packaging. since then, this market has experienced con-siderable growth. new applications were added for pet packaging – such as for edible oil, for food and personal care, for cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, and fi nally for beverages. the pet consumption by the beverage packaging industry has steadily increased from 80,000 tonnes of pet resin in 1994 to 493,000 tonnes of pet resin in 2007. the majority of players in the brazilian pet business are global companies that were attracted by the brazil-ian market. they play a major role here as well as in other parts of the world, and include such companies as: resin production: m&g from italy. converting pet: amcor from australia, plastipak from the us and alpla from austria. bottle blowing and fi lling: coca-cola usa and franchises, ambev/bel-gian with pepsi, nestlé waters from france and switzerland. also the suppliers of equipment are international companies: injection moulding systems: husky of canada, net-stal of switzerland, and sipa of italy. blowing systems: sidel of france, corpo-plast and krones of ger-many and sipa of italy. filling systems: khs and krones from germany, simonazzi from italy (today under the sidel brand). this pet market – here and word-wide – appears to be a very privileged market, and very technology-oriented. there is no place for low quality/low price. but a high entry ticket means a high barrier for newcomers. yet the market is still very competitive. virtually all companies have head offi ces in or near são paulo. some major pet preform production has been shifted to manaus and some will soon move into the recife region, where m&g have a large pet resin production facility. as a sensational blow to all pet industries in brazil came the press announcement that legislation was being prepared to ban pet altogether in the state of são paulo for environmental reasons. no matter, whether the rumours were true and whether such an “environmental” initiative did exist at whatever political level, the ban did not become law. instead – we were told - another more substantial initiative was started, i.e. the ban of pet packaging of beer bottles. this initiative apparently is supported by industry, but more for competitive than for environmental reasons. it can be suspected that the desire is to avoid beer in pet competing with glass and thus supporting newcomers to the market and other pet entrepreneurs. legislation has also not yet been introduced. but it is undoubtedly true that pet and the recycling of pet are seriously considered at federal governmental as well as at state levels. abipet – the local institution of recyclers – do their best to feed factual information in an attempt to fi nd an optimum environmental, commercial and political solution to the issue. in the meantime são paulo has reacted, without legisla-tion and without destroying a whole pet industry, by giving work to an army of plastic pickers who clean the streets and the rivers. the good results can clearly be seen in the city. resin pet resin consumption has increased especially over the past years, i.e.: 398,040 tonnes in 2005 440,270 tonnes in 2006 493,146 tonnes in 2007

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regional market reports 17 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 1112/08 www.petpla.net m&g from italy is at present the only pet resin producer in brazil. the plant is located in ipojuca in the state of pernambuco (recife region). of the 493,146 tonnes of pet resin used in 2007 86% was supplied by m&g, 14% was imported in the form of resin and preforms. import-tax-free material is being shipped primarily to manufacturing facilities in the tax free zone of manaus. in july the m&g group announced that it has started an investment to expand the capacity of its single reactor brazilian pet plant up to 650,000 tonnes per annum. some of the major converters: amcor ................. approx. 29 preform systems – all husky plastipak ............. approx. 20 preform systems – all husky alpla .................... approx. 15 preform systems – all husky engepack ............ approx. 12 preform systems – all husky lorenpet.............. approx. 31 preform systems – predominantly netstal schincariol .......... approx. 9 preform systems – all husky crown ................. approx. 8 imm systems – all husky injection moulding approximately 10 million pet preforms per annum are moulded in brazil, for bottles from 0.3 litres to 10 litres, with various neck fi nishes. preform breakdown: 65% ..........for csd 15% ........... for mineral water (85% of mineral water is big bottles made from pp so there is big potential for pet) 12% ........... for edible oil (80% of all edible oil is now in pet) rest .......... for juice, tea, isot-onic, personal care, ketchup, sauces and others. the total number of preform injection moulding systems operat-ing in brazil in 2007 was put at 160, of which 80% were supplied by husky, 16% by netstal, and 4% by sipa. good order intakes have been reported for 2008, i.e. 16 additional systems installed and commis-sioned. pet preform cavities (2007) installed in total were approximately 8,800. 85% were installed by husky. • 75 db(a) @ 1 mt in any direction • built-in electrical cabinet • complete accessibility for full maintenance • in-out silenced air fan • easy and quick installation • available also for siad mi compressors already installed visit our web-site to fi nd out all our services and customer connection www.siadmi.com tempo silent box soundproof cabin of compression lines for pet bottles

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regional market reports 18 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 1112/08 www.petpla.net blow moulding the bottle brazilian market size for bottle blowing. there are in total some 400 blowers in production: sidel is the clear leader in terms of numbers of machines installed. 300 machines (presumably 220 active and in production, and 80 very early machines, some replaced) with altogether 2,400 cavities. this rep-resents an approx. 75% share in a selected market of high performance blowers. corpoplast : 55 corpoplast stretch blow moulding machines with a total of about 550 stations/cavities. in terms of numbers of machines in the pet blowing market corpoplast is number 2. krones : 40 blow moulding machines with a total of 880 cavities. krones with blowers came to brazil at a late stage. kosme has sold via krones another 2 blow moulding machines with a total of 10 cavities. krones presently gaining market share through high machine performance and decisive action. most of krones blowers are integrated into krones fi lling lines. sipa : . blow moulding - rotary 2 machines blow moulding - linear 13 machines single stage (injection blow moulding) 26 systems all of the big manufacturers of sbm machines, such as sidel, corpoplast and sipa, have followed what krones initi-ated and what seems to be the market trend, i.e. they have paired up with fi lling machine manufacturers. sidel collaborat-ing with simonazzi, corpoplast with khs, sipa with berchi. but it should be remembered that convincing business models and strategic concepts – convincing and necessary as they may be - need people who are capable of putting these ideas into practice – people, who can communicate, who can collaborate, and who at times even are prepared to play a subordinate role. effective collaboration must be borne out in practice, on the spot, in the real markets. in brazil we noted the great deal of fl exibility which is required of those running the businesses locally under these circumstances. partners of today were at one time competi-tors, and competitors became sudden partners. even for the buying customer this may come as a surprise. filling the bottle filling of bottles (glass and pet), cans and cartons is the most diversifi ed business in the beverage markets.the high end of the market is served by the big international compa-nies - khs, krones and simonazzi - , the lower end by asian suppliers. in 1962 khs started manufacturing fi llers in brazil and have so far supplied more than 1,400 machines to customers all over the world (about 65% to brazilian customers) from the brazilian plant. filling pet bottles is a smallish part of the overall fi lling business, despite the fact that pet fi lling is gaining in impor-tance. which is the reason why khs has joined with pet specialist corpoplast, simonazzi with market leading sidel and sipa with berchi. most high-tech fi llers are today sold as part of integrated lines. the only end-to-end vision inspection system in the world. 29200 aurora road cleveland, ohio 44139 usa if you need a fully-integrated pet container vision inspection system, able to cover your whole process from start to finish, pressco is the only solution. our reliable, proven systems are ideal for inspection at various process stages including preforms, bottle blowing, filling, closures and labeling. — call or email us at — 1 440 498 2600 sales@pressco.com www.pressco.com

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regional market reports 19 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 1112/08 www.petpla.net we have estimated the brazilian high-tech market to have about 1,200 active fi lling machines/systems: approx. 850 from khs approx. 250 from krones approx. 60 from sidel - sold under the brand name of simonazzi recycling the factual information about recycling in brazil is impressive indeed: in 2006 194,000 tonnes of post consumer pet were effectively collected and recycled, representing 51.3% of the country’s total demand for virgin resin. in 2007 the fi gure rose to 230,000 tonnes, represent-ing 53.2% of the national pet demand. comparing pet processed and pet recycled brazil is the second most suc-cessful country in the world feeding post consumer pet into new products, behind japan with 60% and much before the united states and countries of the european union. the amount of pet bottles collected at special loca-tions, and by an industrial army of thousands of plastic pickers in the streets, is rising year by year (last year by 19%). visible proof can be seen in são paulo, which is far from being clinically clean, but much cleaner than it was some 10 years ago. there are altogether 72 recyclers in the country, the biggest 4 of which represent 60% of the market. some of the prominent recyclers are listed below: ecofabril ind. comercio frompet jrm 21 ind: ecom de plasticos e reciclages reciet-reval orizacao de produtos recyclean polimeros unnafi bras textil the recycled pet material is used for: textiles ....................... 40% foil and sheet ............ 16% thermoplastics .......... 15% export .......................... 7% (presumably to china) other applications are engineering plastics, tubes, etc. erema engineering recycling maschinen und anlagen ges.m.b.h. freindorf · unterfeldstr. 3 · p.o.b. 38 · a-4052 ansfelden/linz · austria phone (43)732/3190-0 · fax (43)732/3190-23 · erema@erema.at we know how. www.erema.at vacurema prime up to 10% iv increase without energy intensive classic ssp process fda approved, ilsi-conform very low total energy consumption from 0,25kw/kg pellet only more than 100 plants delivered worldwide your most economic way to high quality btb regranulate pet bottle recycling by vacurema reg i ona l mar ke t repor t s brazil part 2 issue 1/2009

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into your pet b ttles www.atlascopco.com atlas copco zd pet-blowing compressor is now tüv-certifi ed as ‘oil-free’ (iso 8573-1 class 0) the zd pet-blowing compressor received an iso 8573-1 ‘class 0’ rating from the german certifi cation authority tüv. tüv testing detected no oil contaminants whatsoever in the compressed air supply. pure air means zero risk of oil contamination in bottle and beverage production. moreover, the zd’s unique 4-stage design brings you substantial energy savings, proven reliability, and lower costs for installation and maintenance. looking for pure air for your production? visit www.classzero.com committed to your superior productivity blow pure air

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1112/08 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 mould tools for pet bottle producion barrier technology producers of fi lling equipment compressor manufacturers compressors for pet bottle blowing once again the focus of our fi nal market survey for the year is on compressors for pet bottle blowing. on a visit to a bottle-blowing plant one rarely sees the compressor, which is often hid-den away, somewhere quiet, outside the main hall. however, times are changing - modern bottle blowing compressors are becoming much more portable and much quieter, and in several cases are able to be installed close to the blowing machine. in addition, innovative energy-saving features such as automatic output regulation and air feed-back systems (developed in collaboration with blowing machine manufacturers) all contrib-ute to keeping down the cost of bottle production. this in turn means that a modern industrial com-pressor is a very complicated piece of equipment, with a host of variables affecting the perform-ance required by the user, including ambient temperature, altitude etc. we at petplanet make no pretence of comparing machines from differ-ent manufacturers, but content ourselves with listing their ranges and supplying contact details for potential users. there is no better source of additional guidance than from the compressor manufacturer! the information published in our survey was sup-plied by the compressor manufacturers them-selves. unfortunately one or two notable manu-facturers did not send in their information, but are nevertheless worth mentioning: abc of eibar in spain, ateliers françois of liege in belgium and boge of bielefeld in germany. 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. all data is as supplied by the manufacturers.

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market survey marketsurvey 1112/08 company name atlas copco crépelle postal address telephone number web site address contact name function direct telephone number fax e-mail 2 place guy de dampierre bp 29 59008 lille cedex / france 33 3 20 52 47 11 www.atlascopco.com sabine wagnon communications 33 3 59 01 05 02 33 3 20 53 76 51 sabine.wagnon@fr.atlascopco.com 1. machine designation / model number zd zd vsd p-compressors s-boosters 2. number of models in range 19 6 18 22 3. output in m/hr 1141 - 4108 fad 500-1152 fad up to 1583-3957 fad 134 - 2475 fad 368 - 6690 fad 4. compressor type low pressure air screw variable speed drive screw high pressure blowing air (up to 40 bar) piston variable speed drive piston integrated system piston piston 5. lubricated or oil-free low pressure compressor oil-free oil-free oil-free oil-free booster compressor oil-free oil-free oil-free oil-free integrated system 6. machine layout horizontal horizontal horizontal horizontal 7. number of compressor stages 2 and 2 2 and 2 3 and 4 1 and 2 8. are special foundations required ? no no no no 9. cooling system water water water water 10. belt or direct drive low pressure compressor direct drive direct drive booster compressor belt drive belt drive integrated system belt driven up to 315 kw - direct drive above 315 kw belt driven up to 315 kw - direct drive above 315 kw company name neuman & esser deutschland gmbh & co. kg josef mehrer gmbh & co. kg maschinenfabrik compair uk limited (hydrovane division) postal address telephone number web site address contact name function direct telephone number fax e-mail werkstrasse 52531 uebach-palenberg / germany 49-2451 / 481-01 www.neuman-esser.com mr. siegfried meyer sales manager 49-2451 / 481-121 49-2351 / 481-139 siegfried.meyer@neuman-esser.de p .o.box 10 07 53 72307 balingen / germany 49-7433 / 26050 www.mehrer.de mr. ernst brunner sales manager 49-7433 / 260548 49-7433 / 2605160 e.brunner@mehrer.de claybrook drive, washford industrial estate, redditch, worcestershire, b98 0ds / great britain 44-1527 / 838200 www.compair.com or www.hydrovane.co.uk mr. david dyas sales & marketing director 44-1527 / 838492 44-1527 / 838444 david.dyas@compair.com 1. machine designation / model number pet comp sys bstl / bstw hv01 to hv45 2. number of models in range 5 7 41 3. output in m/hr 1000-2400 986-3000 7.2 to 805.2 4. compressor type rotary vane compressor low pressure air screw 6-10 bar high pressure blowing air (up to 40 bar) piston n/a integrated system screw v hypac versions available 5. lubricated or oil-free lubricated low pressure compressor n/a oil-free n/a booster compressor n/a n/a integrated system oil-free hypacs 6. machine layout "v" horizontal oil lubricated rotary package 7. number of compressor stages 3 2 1 8. are special foundations required ? no no no 9. cooling system water air type "l"; water type “w” integrated air blast 10. belt or direct drive direct drive low pressure compressor - direct drive 6-10 bar booster compressor - n/a integrated system belt drive hypacs

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market survey kaeser kompressoren gmbh siad macchine impianti lmf gmbh & co kg gardner denver ltd - belliss & morcom carl-kaeser-str. 26 96450 coburg / germany 49-9561 / 640-0 www.kaeser.com mr. wolfgang hartmann marketing manager 49-9561 / 640-252 49-9561 / 640-890 wolfgang.hartmann@kaeser.de via canovine, 2/4 24126 bergamo / italy 39-035 / 327611 www.siadmi.com mr. luigi beducci standard compressor director 39-035 / 327618 39-035 / 327694 luigi.beducci@siadmi.com suedbahnstrasse 28 2544 leobersdorf / austria 43-2256 / 9001 - 0 www.lmf.at mr. klaus mitterbauer sales manager pet compressors 43-664 / 83 01 048 43-2256 / 9001 - 215 klaus.mitterbauer@lmf.at chequers bridge gloucester gl1 4ll / great britain 44-1452 / 338338 www.gardnerdenver.com mr. trevor perry director, sales & marketing 44-1452 / 338136 44-1452 / 338304 trevor.perry@gardnerdenver.com sigma pet air tempo2 bs line lmf ecopet fl ex vh & wh range 25 20 19 11 ( for 25, 30, 35 and 40 barg each) 11 336 - 2772 90 – 5.550 nm3/h*; (*) suction condi-tions: 0c – on sea level - r.h. 0% 1.000 – 6.000 nm3/h* (*) suction con-ditions: 0c – on sea level - r.h. 0% 550 - 3.200 fad 420 to 3200 fad reciprocating, with variable speed drive options screw screw variable speed 1,0 barg roots blower none required piston piston piston 3-stage piston - oil-free lubricated oil-free oil-free oil-free lubricated oil-free oil-free - "v" (2 cylinder), "w" (3 cylinder) "w" "v" roots and v-type piston v and w 1 and 1 3 2 and 2 1 3 3 no no no no no air (water option) water water water water direct drive via unique shaftless motor direct drive direct drive belt drive belt drive belt drive belt drive belt and direct drive - ingersoll rand company 800 d beaty street davidson, nc 28036-1600 / usa 1-704 / 655-4000 www.air.ingersollrand.com mr. george mankos global portfolio manager 1-704 / 655-4311 1-704 / 655-4039 george_mankos@irco.com centac c750-18, c750-20, c750-21, c1050-36 petstar–4: models – 1500, 1700, 1900, 2100, 2300, 2500, 2800, 3000, 3300 petstar – booster / ps-2b 1250, 1470, 1980, 2290, 2840, 3340, 3850 petstar–3: models – 170, 210, 260, 310 4 9 7 4 3,085 - 6,360 1497 - 3298 1195 - 3696 based on 8 bar supply 170 - 287 centrifugal design – 4-stages from atmosphere to 40 bar 4-stage from atmosphere reciprocating to 40 bar primary booster system 3-stage from atmosphere reciprocating to 40 bar available oil free 2-stage screw or 3-stage centrifugal two stage reciprocating booster oil-free oil-free oil-free oil-free horizontal horizontally opposed horizontal "w" 4 4 - all double acting 4 or 5: 2-3 stages primary 2-stage booster 3 - double acting no. unit can be mounted using typical practice of grout-ing & anchoring or on anti vibration mounts coupled to standard factory fl oor. no. unit can be mounted using typical practice of grouting & anchoring or on anti vibration mounts on standard factory fl oor no. unit can be mounted using typical practice of grouting & anchoring or on anti vibration mounts on standard factory fl oor no. unit can be mounted using typical practice of grouting & anchoring or on anti vibration mounts on standard factory fl oor water water water water direct drive belt drive direct drive belt drive belt drive

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now with new optimised designs, the gd belliss & morcom vh, wh and vst ranges of speed controlled pet compressors can reduce energy costs by up to 30%, while offering improved levels of efficiency when generating high pressure air for pet bottle blowing. with over 25 years experience in pet applications, gd belliss & morcom are the recognised industry leaders and customers worldwide enjoy greater productivity and lower operating costs from these key features: • advanced new vh, wh and vst ranges improve cost efficiency to both low and high volume users, delivering 420-3200, m 3 /hr fad @ 40 barg. • intelligent monitoring – smart technology gives greater operational control and even lower cost, through air pet control and ccs energy saver systems. • highly compact footprint for ease of installation and space saving. • improved valve and cylinder design increases parts life and minimizes service times. • unrivalled global support 24 hours a day from the gardner denver worldwide sales and service teams. why not join them? the sooner you get in touch, the sooner your business could be making savings too! get your energy costs under control! get your energy costs under control! reduce energy costs by as much as 30% with the new gd belliss & morcom range of oil-free compressors for pet applications. complex needs – smarter solutions gardner denver ltd chequers bridge gloucester gl1 4ll england t el 44 (0) 1452 338 338 fax 44 (0) 1452 338 317 sales.glo@gardnerdenver .com www.gardnerdenver .com cutyour com-pressor energy costs with vari-able speed tech-nology cutyour com-pressor energy costs with vari-able speed tech-nology

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bottle making 25 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 1112/08 www.petpla.net the crazycan the crazycan is the brainchild of designer friedrich r. nabel of chez roger design who also owns 4pack gmbh, a company which develops innovative packaging designs. it resembles an aluminium can in shape but is made entirely of pet . it was fi rst launched at a trade show in 2006. production of the fi rst pre-series cans began in october 2008, says thorsten schlesinger, a designer with 4pack, who refused to be drawn on who potential customers are. the bistable cap the crazycan has a bistable cap i.e. one that has two stable states: open and closed. it clicks shut with the pres-sure of two fi ngers and, if pressed again in the centre, opens. it is prevented from leaking by six snap-fi ts and a seal-ing lip. it is self-locking. the closure is suitable for still drinks, csds, bever-ages fi lled cold aseptically, pasteurised products and beer. the rim surrounding the cap means that you can drink from the can at any point, unlike a conventional can. the top of the can and the rim are protected from germs and hygienically sealed by a pla preform sleeve that is visible to the customer through a red pull strip. sizes the cans come in six sizes: 200ml, 250ml slimline, 330ml, 330ml slimline, 500ml and 750ml, designed for a range of drinks from tonic waters to juices and wine. the can is entirely made of pet and is therefore recyclable. manufacturing the preform is manufactured by injection moulding. the can is blow moulded. the one-push closure is made in two parts. the bistable cap and the snap fits are injection moulded. the cap base and holding device are also injection moulded and the two are ultrasonically welded. the can is gas-tight before it is opened. the bistable cap is sealed by 358c ultrasonic welding. the entire closure is bounced into the top of the can during manufacturing. characteristics closure is suitable for still bever- ages, beverages containing co 2 (6.0g/l), beverages fi lled cold-aseptically, pasteurised products and beer. pasteurisation: it can be fi lled, for example, with fruit juices fi lled hotly up to 85c. for beers and mixed beer bever- ages, the material specifi cation is oxygen absorption of 0.1g and carbon dioxide barrier properties of less than 10%. best before dates are 9 months. sterilisation: by water vapour to a maximum of 85c, by gamma radiation. production of the fi rst pre-series of the crazycan began in october 2008 can made of pet? well, it’s been tried before but the 4pack company in wolfsburg, germany has developed a pet can with a reclosable top. the top may be closed with one hand and is ideal for use in the car or by joggers.

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material / recycling 26 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 1112/08 www.petpla.net the growing interest in the polyes-ter recycling industry meant that there were more delegates and guests this year - 140 in total, from all parts of europe and south america. they heard 14 presentations on the latest developments in the raw material market, as well as in the production and downstream processing of pet bottle fl akes. the market as an introduction, andrew noone from pci talked about post-consumer pet bottle collection. in 2007 the worldwide collection of pet bottles was 4.53 million tonnes and was recy-cled into 3.64 million tonnes of fl ake. with 2.6 million tonnes of the fl ake used for fi bre there remained 0.39 million tons for bottles (bottle-to-bottle recycling) and 0.37 million tonnes for a-pet (thermoforming) sheet produc-tion, 0.17 million tonnes for strapping and 0.12 million for miscellaneous purposes. collection is expected to increase by 15% per annum over the next two or three years. the production of pet-flakes an important problem in the pet recycling business is the constant stream of complaints regarding the quality of the bottle fl ake. however, the quality level is now moving closer to expected standards. dr. ing. mar-tina lehmann from maks gmbh dis-cussed the problems of quality control and reliability and looked at ways of implementing better quality stand-ards. a combination of analysis meth-ods is presently being used, which facilitate the fastest and easiest repro-ducible measurement of the quality of the fl akes. ss gmbh presented a paper on the procedure for effec-tively sorting pet bottles ready for fl aking. thanks to the combined use of various detection methods such as multi-channel high frequency detec-tion, ccd-camera with image analy-sis and nir-sensors, it is possible to detect metals and foreign polymers as well as foreign fabrics. these materi-als are separated from the pet. there are several basic approaches to fl ake prodution.werner herbold of herbold meckesheim gmbh presented a robust procedure for fl ake production, which poses no other specifi c claims on the quality of the accumulated bottles. next to the development of the grinding mill with its force feed system, emphasis is laid on an intelligent system of water fl ow and preparation. krones opts for another approach, which was presented by bernard esmarch. by the combination of raw material selection from proven resources, a throughput of 500 to 1000 kg/h and a specialized hot wash production, the new krones pet fl akes process meets fda require-ments with regard to food compatibil-ity, and is able to be used directly for the production of pet bottles. questions regarding the proc-ess development were answered by holger bachman of lurgi zimmer gmbh. he described the analytical methods and quality controls used in laboratories and technical centres as well as the development and modifi ca-tion of the polyester material. 13th international polyester recycling symposium the 13th international polyester recycling forum was held this year on october 10th at the premises of gneuss kun-ststofftechnik gmbh in bad oeynhausen, germany. the annual symposium is normally held in a hotel in a suitable location anywhere in the world. this year, however, as part of the gneuss 25th anniversary celebrations the event was held at their premises. 140 participants attended this year’s international polyester recycling symposium

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material / recycling 27 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 0102/07 www.petpla.net processing of pet fl akes dr. axel hannemann presented the multi-rotation system (mrs), the latest development from gneuss. a specialized multiple screw extruder with a large surface exchange and vacuum degassing. together with the rsfgenius constant pressure auto-matic melt fi ltration system and the newly developed online viscometer this represents an effi cient package for processing pet bottle fl akes. for the processing of pet without pre-drying, on a twin screw extruder with venting, the company coperion, formerly known as w&p , undoubtedly plays an important role, sabine sch-oenfeld presented details of the most important process characteristics. the inherent machine concept was then discussed by dr. thomas winkelmann from krauss-maffei berstorff when he detailed the production of the undried pet on the co-rotating twin screw extruder. especially interesting was the high humidity level of 4500 ppm with the correlation between moisture and iv breakdown which needs to be monitored. the correlation between iv-breakdown, vacuum and extruder speed was also illustrated. advan-tages of this method as opposed to the conventional technology, are a reduction in costs and a higher effec-tiveness, as well as allowing more fl exibility. andreas blin from bruckner formtec gmbh spoke about the manufacture of thermoforming sheet from a-pet bottle fl akes. the new mrs technology from gneuss allows the production of high-strength strapping from pet bottle fl akes without pre-drying. this method was presented by dr. lorenzo maldarelli of sima s.r.l., a market leader in the supply of equipment for strapping tape and who, together with gneuss, have devised a process which reduces the cost of material, investment, maintenance and energy. currently the biggest application for pet-bottle fl akes is the production of the staple fi bre, a topic covered by erwin glawion from fleissner gmbh. sabine von bila-natzmer and soehnke friedebold explained the use of the staple fi bre technology employed by oerlikon neumag in band polyester recycling. on behalf of buhler ag, one of the main players in the solid state polym-erization (ssp) process, andreas christel gave a brief explanation regarding the wide range of “bottle-to-bottle” technologies. a benefi t of ssp is that the pet bottle fl akes are treated in a nitrogen environment. the large surface of the fl akes guarantees high reaction speeds and the short dwell time, meaning low operating and energy costs. all buhler ssp proce-dures achieve effective decontamina-tion and meet fda standards.

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vol.6 petplanet print preform production 28 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 1112/08 www.petpla.net the rapid guide to perfect preforms by rick unterlander and ottmar brandau part 6: burn marks symptom: black, brown, or yellow marks and streaks in the preform gate area. cause: melt in the nozzle tip area was overheated and degraded to the point of burning or carbonizing. solutions: 1. check all temperature readings and correct if necessary. pet resin should be melted at about 280ºc (536ºf) /- 10ºc (18ºf). decrease as necessary. 2. check nozzle tip heat settings. this area has a major impact on burning in the gate area. settings too high may cause the melt in the nozzle tip to overheat. the settings should be reduced as necessary to minimize the risk of overheating yet not too low to cause crystallinity to form. 3. check injection time isn’t too low (injection rate too fast) and adjust if necessary to minimize the risk of over-shearing in the gate. injection rate should be about 10 – 12g/sec/cavity. 4. check that the decompression (pullback) time and position is not excessive. this should be set as low as possible to minimize the risk of drawing in air and causing oxidation of the melt at the gate, yet enough to eliminate drooling into the troubleshooting guides have suffered in the past from being locked away in offi ces and not being available to the people that actu-ally 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 recently published “rapid guide to perfect preforms” takes a differ-ent 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 unterlander and ottmar brandau, it gives concrete advice on 35 of the most common problems in preform manufacture, most illustrated by pictures. from high aa levels to wavy bodies processors 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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preform production 29 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 1112/08 www.petpla.net cavity from excess melt pressure. typical settings for valve gated moulds are: time 0 – 1sec; distance 0 – 10mm. non-valve gated moulds may require higher values to minimize gate stringing. 5. check water cooling temperature. this should be 7 – 10ºc (45 – 50ºf) for optimum cooling. 6. check water cooling fl ow to mould, especially the gate inserts. this should be at the mould manufacturers rating (for a given preform size and cavitation). 7. check hardware for worn, damaged or failed components, specifi cally the mould nozzle tips, tip insulators or pet fi lled space at tips, and clogged gate insert cooling. 8. for prevention, always: a. reduce temperatures by about 40ºc (104ºf) if the machine stops for more than 15min. b. reduce %-controllers by if the machine stops for more than 15min. c. shut off nozzle tip heats if the machine stops for more than 10min. d. never exceed start up temperature soak times. machine should be started within 15min of the temperatures reaching operating settings. nozzle tips should only be turned on 5 to 7min prior to start up. 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.......................................... aa level high 2..................................... accordion preform 3....................................air hooks / streaks 4............................................ black specks 5................................................... bubbles 6.............................................. burn marks 7..........................colour streaking / peeling 8.............................................. crystallinity 9............................................. drool marks 10.......................................................flash 11......................................gate depressions 12............................................ gate peeling 13.............................. gate voids / pin holes 14......................................internal gate sink 15............................................ internal sinks 16.....................................................iv loss 17........................................ long gate nub 18........................................... milky preform 19.........................................moisture marks 20............................ neck finish out of round 21....................................parting line crease 22............................. parting line deformation 23...................................... preform yellowing 24...............................................short shots 25.......................................................sinks 26......................................................splay 27........................................stretched necks 28..................................................stringing 29......................................surface blemishes 30......................................thread flow lines 31..................... tss (top sealing surface) sink 32................................................... unmelts 33............................. wall thickness variation 34..............................................wavy body 35...............................................weld lines prices in eur vat. y 1- 3 exemplar each 129,- 4 - 10 exemplar each 99,- 10 exemplar each 69,-

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bottle making 30 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 1112/08 www.petpla.net sipa-berchi merger spawns a state-of-the-art solution on 1st september this year, sipa acquired 100% of parma’s berchi group, a manufacturer of complete bottling and pack-aging lines, reinforcing its position as a supplier of complete lines, from the manufacturing of pet bottles through to fi nal packaging. it has introduced sincro-bloc nexus, a modern solution in today’s bottling market, having advantages of overall dimensions, effi ciency, hygiene and effectiveness, both in purchasing and maintenance stages. beer bottler one of the recent installations in norway has been at hansa borg bryg-gerier, the most important norwegian beer bottler. initially focused on the beer sector, in 2005 hansa borg acquired olden brevatn, a company which bot-tles water from a norwegian glacier. for this last brand, sipa supplied a new line from blow moulding machine to labelling machine (the external pack-aging with shrink wrapping machine and palletizer were already on the cus-tomer’s site). the heart of the line is the sincro-bloc nexus, an integrated blowing, fi ll-ing and capping system, the product of sipa-berchi know-how. the equipment is composed of a rotary blow moulding machine sfr 12 put side by side with of sfr range, joining a high machine output and an optimized bottle quality with high energy saving. the oven’s ventilation effi ciency allows you to manage the cold part of the preforms (neck) and the hot part (body) making it easy the transferring of preforms having very light necks, with-out any risk of deformation. the exclusive project of sfr ovens allows moreover to work with a lower temperature in comparison with the machines available today on the market, enabling the customer to have a real energy saving. in terms of energy saving we can underline the effi ciency of the air recovery system (ars) with which it is possible to save 50% of the blowing air. an isobaric fi ller isofi ll p and a rotary capping turret. suitable for small places the integrated system sincro-bloc nexus, thanks to the integration of three machines in one, is a good solution to be placed in a small space. the two main blocks composing the system, blow moulding machine and fi ller/ capper, are synchronized electronically and a very simple way of running allows the control of the whole system with only one operator. the bottles are done by a rotary blow moulding machine. the model with 12 cavities used for olden brevatn has all the advantages and the features a complete line for olden brevatn

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bottle making 31 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 1112/08 www.petpla.net thanks to this system installed on all sipa’s blow moulding machines, a part of the recovered air may be reused for the pre-blow stage, and the other part may be used inside the factory for other utilities. flexible grippers the bottles produced with the blow moulding machine are subsequently transferred to the fi ller by means of a fi rst loading star with special “fl exible” grippers” which avoid eventual bottle jamming in this delicate stage. a series of transferring stars lead the bottles to the fi lling bloc. this direct connection makes the sincro-bloc suitable to handle light-weight necks and bottles with, thanks to the complete elimination of conveyors that favour jammings, in particular with small necks and light bottles. sincro-bloc is moreover provided with a special buffer to feed the caps, avoiding the blow moulding machine stop in case of eventual stops due to some cap jamming. a fast change-over system allows changing from a cap type to another one, for example from caps used for still water to “sport caps”. sincro-bloc nexus is available in different ver-sions and coupled with various fi llers: isobaric, gravity or volumetric fi llers, to fi ll still or carbonated mineral water, car-bonated soft drinks, hot fi lled products (juices, tea, isotonic). this line will produce still, carbon-ated, fl avoured and addicted mineral salts water , with an hourly output up to 21,600 bottles.sipa supply the complete line, the design and the engineering of the bottles, and designed 6 containers of 330 ml, 500 ml, 600 ml, 1 lt and 1, 75 lt. from complete container profile supports lightweighting initiatives in-the-blowmolder quality and process control up to 32,000 measurements per container operates at speeds up to 150,000 bottles per hour unmatched accuracy with direct measurement approach continuous feedback for closed-loop operation for more information, contact: agr international, inc. tel: (1) 724 • 482 • 2163 www.agrintl.com pet wall profiler new sipa’s new sincro-bloc nexus, an integrated blowing, fi lling and capping system

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bottling / filling 32 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 1112/08 www.petpla.net khs drinks to zbysko’s success khs has been at the side of zbyszko, one of poland’s leading soft drinks manufacturers, as it has seen sales and market penetration grow. may 1, 2004, was a landmark in poland for two reasons, one well-known and the other – perhaps not so well-known but very important to zbigniew bojanowicz and his com-pany, zbyszko. on that day, poland became a member of the european union; it was also the day that the company’s fi rst khs bottling line started production. a good omen? well, in 2005, output from zbyszko’s factory in radom, which is about 100km south of warsaw, had reached 300 million litres; a year later, it was 25 per cent higher. by the end of 2007 it had passed 500 million litres and the company expects to see over 600 million litres go out the door by the end of 2008. give it another three years and it hopes to have gone past a million litres a year. a new, turnkey khs solution is an essen-tial part of the company’s plans. zbyszko is one of poland’s top soft drinks manufacturers, with 11 per cent share of the total market. only coca-cola, pepsi and kofola-hoop are ahead of it and its remarkable growth has been achieved largely from organic growth, rather than acquisi-tions. the company’s leading products are classic soda pops, in which it is the country’s market leader; they’re marketed under the ‘three lemons’; ‘three oranges’; and ‘three apples’ brands, which represent 60 per cent of total sales. currently in fourth place, representing 20 per cant of sales (and growing) is polo-cola. it is a traditional favourite dating back to the communist era, when it was known as polocockta; zbyszko rebranded it to adapt to changes in consumer attitudes, especially among the young. the company’s other products are veroni fl avoured mineral waters; ariva tea beverages and matrix, a recently-introduced energy drink, which aims to grow to third in the marketplace during 2009. it’s part of an ongoing ambitious growth strategy. company founder zbigniew bojanowicz sees outstand-ing prospects for near-water, tea and energy drinks. planning for fast growth “in my opinion, these segments will grow faster than the 10 per cent rate forecast for poland’s non-alcoholic beverage markets,” he said. matrix is offered in 250cc slim cans but all zbyszko’s other drink lines come in pet bottles – and, increasingly, the bigger the better. while 500cc and 1.5-litre bottles are the main packages for maximum hygienic safety is an aspect that applies to zbyszko. the decision was therefore clearly made in favor of bottling under ultra-clean conditions. ariva and veroni mineral waters, polo-cola and the soda pop drinks are deliv-ered in 2-litres pet containers. it has recently acquired an additional 20,000 sq metres of land for future expansion at the radom plant, which currently extends to 50,000 sq m, with 10,000 sq m dedicated to production and offi ces. a newly-erected warehouse building has capacity for 20,000 pallets. third-party, private-label production has moved entirely to another facility a few kilometres away, allowing radom to focus on zbyszko-branded production. in order to cope with planned growth – and to benefi t from the latest advances – the company has recently invested in a khs turnkey production line, which has a capacity of 36,000 2-litre bottles/ hour. it’s also adaptable to change. the neck-ring is the only constant; the line will be able to adapt easily to dif-ferent sizes and shapes of pet bottles in the future.

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bottling / filling 33 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 1112/08 www.petpla.net high-standard hygiene the fully-enclosed rinser-fi ller-capper unit operates under the highest standards of hygiene. part of the roof of the housing is equipped with units that fi lter and clean the bottleshop air, with a positive-pressure fl ow from the roof to the fl oor. that gives a continu-ous supply of pure air and prevents ingress of unfi ltered air from outside. anyone who enters the area has to wear headgear, clean clothing and gloves, as well as disinfecting their hands and shoes. if human entry is necessary, a short disinfection cycle of internal walls of the isolator is auto-matically undertaken. every four hours, production stops briefl y for disinfection of all internal surfaces, including the machine unit and internal walls. if pro-duction is being switched to a similar beverage, purifi cation by sterile water rinse is normally suffi cient but the whole system is sanitized thoroughly after 72 hours operation, regardless, including clean-in-place (cip) cycles. freshly blow-moulded pet bot-tles are fed directly to the rinser-fi ller-capper unit by an innoline ltr air conveyor. it handles the bottles by the neck, reliably and gently, through individual sections that each have frequency-controlled blowers to supply the air channel and control convey-ing speed. the bottles fi rst go through a computer-controlled innoclean dr three-channel rinser, which provides options for disinfectants, steam, sterile water and sterile air. rinsing programs can be varied, according to the type of pet bottle and the sensitivity of the product. automatic monitoring ensures that untreated or incompletely-treated bottles are only partially fi lled and then rejected: no rinse – no fi ll. swirl, sanitise, cap downstream the innofi ll drv fi lling system is equipped with 180 fi lling stations. it bottles carbonated or still beverages, using the single or triple-chamber principle and operating according to volumetric fi lling. exact fi lling quantities are determined at each valve by electromagnetic inductive fl ow metering. the liquid stream is guided into the bottle using khs’ long-estab-lished swirler system, which keeps spreading elements out of the bottle and enables a variety of bottle shapes and sizes to be fi lled without chang-ing the feeding components. aseptic membrane and sealing are present, as expected, but another speciality of the innofi ll drv is the cip sanitizer. filling valves are sealed by cip plates that are inserted and removed automati-cally. the system features khs’ proven innofi ll sv screw capper. zbyszko’s turnkey line features an integrated package of khs’ latest process technology for ultra-clean fi ll-ing – and some of them are unique to the radom plant. a 30,000 litre capac-ity buffer tank is used with an innopro kze fl ash pasteurizer integrated with a paramix cmx blending system and innopro cip sanitizer. the blending system uses the two-strand method to guarantee product safety. next down the line, the innocheck inspection system checks for under-fi lling and for the presence of the cap. faulty bottles are rejected by a synchronous ejection system, which makes sure that bottles aren’t chan-nelled out standing up. flexible labelling the fi lled, checked and cleared bottles proceed to labelling by a modular-design innoket se machine, which can be equipped with a range of labelling stations covering wet glue, hot glue, adhesive pressure and roll-fed units, with camera-based alignment. accurate application is checked by an innocheck inspection system. zbysz-ko’s unit is currently equipped with two wet-glue and two roll-fed units, the former for 2-litre bottles and the latter for the smaller 1500cc packages, with paper labels. the company can change to roll-fed fi lm labels with the same equipment, if it wishes. after labelling, fi lled bottles are mass-conveyed to the innopack kisters sp shrink packer, which has a khs buffer system integrated. the buffer is important in optimising space usage across the entire line, as it keeps the conveying area to the minimum. container fl ow is guided by controlled chains, with several drives managing conveyor speeds and main-taining low-pressure, low-noise transfer to the outfeed. the shrink packer processes incoming pack formations in two lanes, forming the bottles into sixpacks. servomotors keep cycle times to the minimum while maintaining accurate positioning. handles are attached to fi nished packs in a two-lane csm applicator, which can process at up to 80 cycles a minute. the two machines – shrink packer and handle applicator – can be controlled by a single opera-tor. the unit is designed to be easily confi gured for different pack formats, able to adapt to pad or tray shrink packs in the future. it may be surprising to learn that pack manipulation, such as turning sta-tions and gap splitters, are not auto-mated within the zbyszko line. that’s because those steps aren’t necessary. two innopal rk4 robots align the packs with millimetre accuracy, after they’ve been singled by an acceleration belt. they are then driven against a limit stop, centred and palletized by a low-friction innopal pb 1 hs gantry palletizer . facing the future “we are very satisfi ed with our new khs line,” said bojanowicz. “it is what we need to be ready to meet market requirements in poland, today and in the future.” he believes that the country’s population of 38 mil-lion offers plenty of scope for growth, before zbyszko goes looking for export markets. poland’s average annual consumption of non-alcoholic bever-ages – from bottled water and carbon-ated drinks to juices and iced tea – is currently around 175 litres per person. germany’s is more than twice as much, at approximately 340 litres per year each. both innopal rk 4 robots grasp, turn, and move side-clamped packs with mil-limeter accuracy. each individual bottle is checked by the innocheck promecon 2000 image processing 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trade show review 34 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 1112/08 www.petpla.net optimism despite the predicted gloom visitors to nuremberg’s exhibition centre seemed in buoyant mood and many were interested in fi nding out more about the latest developments in pet technology. attendance was down on 2007 with 34,164 trade visitors to brau beviale 2008 compared to 34,456 to the 2007 exhibition. according to the show’s organiser almost all (97%) of the trade visitors were from breweries and were specialists from companies which pro-duce soft drinks or bottling experts from other parts of the drinks trade. the small reduction in the number of visitors compared to 2007 may have been due to the credit crunch. the eco-nomic climate may have been on many buyers’ minds. improved technology was an encour-aging sign. the economic climate may become more challenging. however brau beviale 2008 showed that many compa-nies have solutions which will enable the pet industry to reduce costs and survive the expected storms. in our last issue we highlighted some of the important stands that looked to be of interest to pet bottle users. now we look back at the show and report on sev-eral other interesting stands. electronic pressure switch is easy to confi gure an electronic pressure switch which can be confi gured using a screwdriver was unveiled by jumo in nuremberg. the new stainless steel switch can be used on pet lines and features switching contacts, analogue output, and an lc display. the latter shows the current process pressure and the condition of the switching contact. jumo claims that process data which has been determined once can be comfortably and safely copied to further devices. also, the housing can be turned by 320. this makes the display readable from all angles. it is also possible to adjust the display for each setting by 180. with an alarm, the display colour changes from yellow to red. jumo said this means the operator can safely recognise the status of the system and react immediately. the possible measurement range is from 100 mbar to 600 bar. eye-catching labelling system attracted lots of attention a one-use labelling system for display crates attracted the beverage producers according to carl hirsch. the system was presented with the help of renner, türmerleim and constantia – händler & nattermann. the bavarian company showed a labelling system which uses wet glue. specially developed machine modules apply adhesive to large gap areas in crates. the labels are attached on anchor pegs and carl hirsch claims that they can even cover a whole crate side. a removal station has been designed to take off the labels in one run without any residues. after this the crate passes through the crate washer. review multi layer labels are becoming more popular ccl label claims that its strip label is alternative to conventional 2ply promotional labels. strip label is has a monolayer construction. additional information such as unique codes, numbers, and scratch pads can be printed on the back of the label. there is a perforated strip which can easily be opened and removed completely. when this is done the information printed on the back becomes visible. the label is printed reverse in gravure to protect the print image before applying a scratch off ink to increase the security of the promotional code. the strip label is available as a one way label and as a wash off label for the returnable market. alternative technology for safe disinfection launched an environmentally friendly and safe alternative to conventional disinfection methods was unveiled by prominent promaqua. the dulco lyse electroly-sis system is meant for water treatment applications in the beverage industry. the system consists of three parts: water conditioning, electrolysis, and a buffer tank with a metering system. according to the disinfectant specialist the electro-lyte process can cost effectively produce on site an approved, highly effective disinfectant from common salt. this means that water can be disinfected very effi ciently without the need to store dan-gerous chemicals. other advantages are minimal chloride contents, therefore very high material compatibility, and there are no aggressive chemicals. review print-apply labellers a new generation of compact entry-level print-apply labelling machines equipped with the ability to send e-mails was recently unveiled by logopak international. if the machines need attention they can send e-mails to service engineers. the e-mail facility provides remote warning of errors or service requirements. operators are required to supervise the end-of-line labelling operation. if the machine’s controls sense a potential problem, then an e-mail can be sent immediately. the new soft-ware i-quest allows to search for, extract, and present production management statistics and other specifi c data from end-of-line print and apply labelling operations. it is possible to search for specifi c data and pallets using a key identifi er such as a product code or a production date. the new generation logopak 400 print-apply labeller range is aimed at mid-speed duties, typically 50-60 cases or shrink-wrap col-lations a minute. review

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trade show review 35 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 1112/08 www.petpla.net hall 4 stand 423 a ready-to-go “sigma pet air” system from kaeser gesellschaft wärme kältetechnik mbh friedrich-ebert-str. 306 · 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 success will come with the right partner! new range of scribing lasers can print code on to pet domino printing sciences, the global ink jet and laser solutions provider has improved its s-series range of high performance scribing lasers, by introducing the s-series plus range. the s-series plus range includes the s100, s200 and s300 variants. these have been designed to deliver high qual-ity coding solutions that increase overall equipment effectiveness. the s-series plus range includes the blue tube laser technology at the heart of the s200b co 2 coding system. this laser has a wave-length specially tuned to pet. the laser beam, controlled by modern scanner technology, produces a frosted effect on the product sur-face. domino claims this produces a more durable, high-defi nition code, and allows thin-walled pet products to be coded without the risk of burning through the plastic. oxygen ingress can be more effectively measured presens introduced a non-invasive and non-destructive fi bre optic oxygen meter-ing system to determine the oxygen per-meability of plastic bottles and containers. the system is called fibox 3-trace and it measures trace concentrations of oxygen inside the package. presens said that the system incorporates the latest optical-chemical sensor technology and claims that permeation rates can be confi rmed with-out piercing the package or bottle. oxygen ingress or seal integrity can be verifi ed as it occurs in normal packaging processes. the sensing principle is based on a fl uores-cence quenching method enabling oxygen measurements in a non-destructive way. a trace oxygen sensor spot is placed on the inner wall of the transparent bottle or pack-age and a fi bre optic cable is positioned on the outside. the luminescence lifetime of the oxygen-sensitive spot changes with the oxygen concentration and is therefore acting as the oxygen dependent parameter. liquid nitrogen injection improves shelf life and reduces palletizing problems vacuum barrier showed their liquid nitrogen injection equipment. the nitrodose easy dose vs (variable speed) system provides discreet dosing at line speeds up to 300 cpm. this system has been used by manufacturers that used light weight pack-aging and have slower capacity line speeds, but still required the precision of the nitrodose systems. according to the equip-ment manufacturer the system accurately delivers controlled amounts of low pres-sure liquid nitrogen to pressurize or inert all package types. the easy dose is equipped with simplifi ed plc controller with touch pad controls, and high effi ciency vacuum insula-tion for the lowest liquid nitrogen consump-tion. it also has a low profi le dosing head to fi t in confi ned spaces. vacuum barrier’s linerter ii is part of its nitrodose line. the l system is designed to provide liquid nitro-gen dosing to large volume containers at an affordable price. the linerter ii purges the atmosphere in a variety of package types by delivering controlled amounts of liquid nitrogen in a short period of time. review review

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36 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 1112/08 www.petpla.net petproducts crystallisers for pet the processing of regrind materials has taken on an increasingly signifi cant role in the battle to keep down operating costs. motan’s customised pet crystallisation systems use energy very economically and the standard luxor hdc and luxorbin series offer a professional solution to the question of crystallisation. the units are suitable for throughputs from 80 to 900 g/h and are used for all manufacturing processes around pet and pla. they are easy to operate with the intuitive, image-guided operator interface. as with luxor drying systems, the luxor hdc crystalliser series and luxorbin c agitator bins are of modular design to meet the requirement for varying throughputs. exces-sive material fl ow reduces crystallisation quality, there-fore the material feed is limited automatically to maintain a high quality process. motan crystallisers are equipped with exhaust air fi lter and a pneumatically operated slide gate at the bin outlet. the agitator arms and stators are designed with high buckling resistance, but should the forces in the agitator bin be too high, for example, if the material coagulates, the agitator motors switch off auto-matically, thus avoiding any damage. the frequency-con-trolled blowers continuously adapt the airfl ow to the mate-rial infeed temperature. more attractive colour for rpet blueedget formula x pet additive from ampacet allows consumer goods packag-ing companies to increase the percentage of recycled pet (rpet) without affecting the overall clarity of the bottle. blueedge balances out the characteristic yellowish-brown effect typically found when increasing the level of environmentally-friendly post consumer pet . blueedge is not a pigment, and will not affect the recycle stream it can also be used at higher loadings to create an attractive blue tint (similar to the effect seen in plate glass) around the edges of the container . 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 lightweight range for water bericap have developed the hexalite closure range for still water . the hexalite exists as the hexalite 26 fb, suitable for light-weighted 26 mm neck fi nish, and the hexalite 29 fb, suitable for a light-weighted 30 mm neck fi nish. the hexalite 26 fb is also an alternative for bottlers currently using the pet 30/25 neck and who want to achieve maximum weight saving. bottlers who wish to stay with the wide pet 30/25, which is predominantly used in europe and neighbouring countries, can use the hexalite29/25 with a corresponding neck. all hexalite closures are equipped with a slit and folded safety band for effi - cient tamper evidence, which is also reliable and forgiving even on high-speed lines. the sealing system has been designed for maximum performance. bericap has also developed a 2-piece “thumbup” sportscap for the light-weight pet 26 and pet 29/25 necks. big step for granulator technology the biggest ever open-hearted granu-lators, the new 600 series, from rapid granulator , have been added to the com-pany’s range of easy access granulators. these allow cleaning and maintenance time to be reduced by up to 50%, without compromising safety or regrind quality. the 600 series uses the same patented tech-nology that has already proven successful in rapid’s 300, 400 and 500 series, which were launched in 2004. the concept is completely modular and can be tailored to any application within the plastics process-ing and recycling industry. the ergonomic design, during a production change for example, allows the operator to gain com-plete access to the rotor and cutter at the heart of the machine in just three steps and without the aid of any tools. the 600 series is designed for the high volume granulation of injection moulded, blow moulded or extruded plastic parts and waste, and can handle throughputs up to 2,500kg/h.

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bottles 37 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 1112/08 www.petpla.net petbottles health spring water in pet the ensinger mineralwasser heilquellen gmbh mineral water company of vaihingen are selling their “schiller quelle” health spring mineral water (557 g of calcium and 109 g of magnesium) in a clear, easy-to-grip 1 litre pet bottle. the bottle, dressed with a wrap-around paper label has a screw cap with tear-off tamper evidence. fruitful variety a real trend in the bottled water market is for water with a slight fruity taste. in france evain-volvic (danone), for instance, have 1.5 litre bottles of “evian gourmande” in various fl avours, including peach-orange, strawberry or cassis. the bottle is a rectangular pet bottle. a colourful wrap-around label and screw cap with tear-off tamper evidence nicely fi nishes off a modern-looking pack. tea and fruit attractively packaged the swiss company acm ag of zurich are distributing all across europe a 0.5 litre tea and fruit drink in a handy pet bottle with a stable base. the clear bottle has a 32mm neck, a screw cap with tear-off tamper evidence and a wrap-around paper label. in addition a foil fresh-ness seal has to be removed from the neck of the bottle before the product can be dispensed. pet shaker the french retail group champion of levallois is selling 0.5 litres of “sauce vinaigrette” in a pet bottle. the bottle has a press-on screw closure with integral, tear-off tamper-evident membrane and a wrap-around paper label. there is also a abel around the neck of the bottle advising the user to “shake well before pouring”. apple sweetener in pet 500 garm packs of „dolce di“ apple-based liquid sweetener are offered by the italian company rigoni di asiago in a rectangular pet bottle with front and back labels, and hinged lid with integrated self-sealing silicone valve. an adhesive label/seal is placed over the lid to act as tamper evidence

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38 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 1112/08 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 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. knowsley business park, knowsley, merseyside. l34 9gt. uk tel: 0044-151 632-8800 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 1.2.1 preforms gastro pet d.o.o. kotna ulica 5 si-3000 celje tel: 386 (0)3 425 80 30 fax: 386 (0)3 425 80 31 info@gastropet.si www.gastropet.si 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 fontana manufacturers 150 maclean street umkomaas, 4170 south africa tel.: 0027 (0) 39 973 2690 fax: 0027 (0) 39 973 1123 www.fontana.co.za sales@fontana.co.za gulf packaging system & 3p co. post box no. 20266 jeddah - 21455 kingdom of saudi arabia telephone 966 (02) 636-0099 fax 966 (02) 635-2111 sales@gulf-pack.com 3p@prime-plastic.com www.gulf-pack.com has plastik san.tic.a.s. esenyurt fabr.yolu no:74 34320 avcilar istanbul turkey tel 90 212 695 50 00 fax 90 212 694 97 24 info@hasplastik.com www.hasplastik.com georg menshen gmbh & co. kg industriestraße 26 d-57413 finnentrop tel.: 49-2721-518 0 fax: 49-2721-518 198 contact@menshen.com www.menshen.com creative dispensing solutions seaquist löffl er gmbh d94078 freyung tel : 49 8551 9750 fax : 49 8551 975 180 info@seaquistclosures.eu www.seaquistclosures.com 2.0 machines and equipment 2.1 preform production (machines and equipment) preliner@arburg.com buyer’sguide

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petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 1112/08 www.petpla.net buyers guide 39 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 khs corpoplast khs corpoplast gmbh & co. kg meiendorfer str. 203 22145 hamburg deutschland t 49 40 67907-0 f 49 40 67907-100 e-mail: info@khs.com www.valueaddedbottling.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 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 p .e.t. parts specialist wide diversify inventory available to help you saving money and time tel: (450) 454-2493 toll free number 1-866-454-2493 www.umallette.com sales@umallette.com 2.2.1 single stage stretch blow moulding equipment 2.2.2 two stage stretch blow moulding equipment no.20, lane 74, fuda n. rd., dali city, taichung county 412, taiwan tel. 886-4-2486-5900 fax. 886-4-2486-1013 servers@chumpower.com www.chumpower.com mag-plastic machinery s.a. rue alfred-pot 1 p .o. box 140 ch - 1896 - vouvry (vs) switzerland tel. 0041-24-4820-820 fax 0041-24-4820-819 sales@magplastic.com www.magplastic.com stretch blow molding machines, preform molds & cap molds tel.: 86-576-84066853 fax: 86-576-84020107 info@megamachinery.cn www.megamachinery.ca www.petkamold.com info@petkamold.com 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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40 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 1112/08 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 khs plasmax khs plasmax gmbh meiendorfer str. 203 22145 hamburg deutschland t 49 40 67907-364 f 49 40 67907-353 e-mail: info@khs.com www.valueaddedbottling.com 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 200 west kensinger drive cranberry township, pa 16066, usa tel.: 1-724-584-5500 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 molds, change parts, sbm and injection molding machinery for the pet/bioplastics industries 284 pinebush road cambridge ontario canada n1t 1z6 tel: 001-519-624-9720 fax: 001-519-624-9721 info@hallink.com www.hallink.com husky injection molding systems s.a. boite postale 93 3401 dudelange luxembourg tel. 0035-252 115 1 fax 0035-252 115 4458 efery@husky.ca www.husky.ca

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petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 1112/08 www.petpla.net buyers guide 41 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 -integrated solutions in plastics leverage - integrated industrial design hamilton road sutton-in-ashfi eld nottinghamshire, ng17 5ld england tel: 44 1623 556287 fax: 44 1623 552240 www.rdleverage.com 1009 se browning avenue lee’s summit, missouri mo. 64081, usa tel: 1 816 525 0353 fax: 1 816 524 5068 www.rdleverage.com röders gmbh scheibenstr. 6 29614 soltau, germany tel. 0049-5191-603-53 fax 0049-5191-603-36 mold@roeders.de www.roeders.de pet packaging, blow molding equipment and molds octeville-sur-mer, bp 204 76053 le havre cdx - france tel: 0033 (0)232 85 86 87 tooling@sidel.com www.sidel.com 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 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 2.6.6 mould cleaning cold jet europe bvba dellestraat 55 b-3550 heusden-zolder, belgium phone: 0032 (0)13 539547 fax: 0032 (0)13 539549 info.eu@coldjet.com www.coldjet.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 khs asbofi ll khs asbofi ll gmbh jagenbergstr. 1 41468 neuss deutschland t 49 2131 318-601 f 49 2131 318-630 e-mail: info@khs.com www.valueaddedbottling.com 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 3.4 labellers and capping machines

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42 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 1112/08 www.petpla.net buyer’sguide entries from 5,70 euro/mm, call 49-6221-65108-0 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 43 petplanet insider vol. 9 no. 1112/08 www.petpla.net www.verpackungspatente.de closure for container international patent no. wo 2007 / 038991 a1 applicant: capartis ag, schaffhausen (ch) date of application: 28.10.2005 the design and function of a user-friendly closure that successfully recloses and seals a container holding a carbonated beverage. by twisting the individual parts of the cap against each other the closure is either locked or released. improved aerosol container international patent no. wo 2007 / 051229 a1 applicant: petapak aerosol international corp., labuan (malaysia) date of application: 27.10.2006 a plastic bottle for carbonated liquids, or to form part of an aerosol pack for certain products. the bottle has a special neck fi nish to accept a fl ange which serves as a collar to improve the fi xing of a dispensing device. a cap that cannot be lost european patent no. ep 1961669 a2 applicant: ronald h. berman, long beach (us) date of application: 19.2.2008 a pouring cap to be fi tted to, among other things, a pouch container, is equipped with a tamper band which is wound several times around the cap. the band unwinds when the bottle is fi rst opened but stays attached to the cap. thus the cap covered by this european patent claim cannot be dropped or lost. optimised pet bottle registered design de 202008004366 u1 applicant: rhenser mineralbrunnen gmbh, rhens (d) date of application: 28.3.2008 a pet bottle is equipped with a special grip recess with horizontal stabilising ribs, and in the upper part has pressure relief grooves. in addition, care-fully controlled material distribution ensures opti-mum rigidity and stability. collapsible packaging international patent no. wo 2008 / 095849 a1 applicant: nestec s.a., vevey (ch) date of application: 31.1.2008 a container for a non-fl owing product has a screw thread to accept a recloseable lid. to dispense the contents (e.g yoghurt) the container has concertina-like walls and can be squeezed together along its length. the international claim describes the concept, shape and material selection for this container. a lighter weight beverage container european patent granted no. ep 1777164 b1 applicant: nestlé waters management & technology, issy-les-moulineaux (fr) date of application: 20.10.2005 the concept and manufacturing process for a very light weight pet container with a screw neck fi nish are described. the manufacturing process for this cube-shaped container with rounded corners has been granted a european patent. integrated handle european patent granted no. ep 1852357 b1 applicant: amcor ltd., abbotsford (au) date of application: 5.5.2006 the concept and manufacturing process for a plastic bottle with integrated handle has been granted european patent protection. petpatents

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