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www.petpla.net d 51178; issn: 1438-9452 no.04 2009 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 06 . 04 . 09 petplanet is read in 137 countries single-stage isbm machinery manufacturers marketsurvey page 17 reg i ona l mar ke t repor t s brazil part 4 page 8 visit us at the npe s 31026 net stand 103 hall b3 sept. 14-19 messe münchen

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imprint editorial 3 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 04/09 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 fi scher@hbmedia.net wolfgang von schroeter ruari mccallion tony oneill ilona trotter gabriele kosmehl 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’ sub-scription 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, dear readers, “mineral water from pet bottles polluted by hormones” n c a - g a - p b - g b-pc b-pm b-pn c - g c - p d - g d - p e - p f - p g - p h - g i - g k - g l - g m - g n - t o - t 80 60 40 20 b.q.l. b.q.l. b.q.l. b.q.l. b.q.l. b.q.l. b.q.l. glas (g) pet (p) tetra pak (t) eeq [ng/l], mean sem estrogenic potencies of mineral water expressed as estradiol equivalent concentrations (eeq) measured with the yeast estrogen screen. mineral water from three individual bottles of several brands (a–o) were tested in three independent experiments (each sample in eight replicates). negative control (nc), n226; water samples, n65 to 75. b.q.l. below quantifi cation limit, double stars p0.01 and triple stars p0.001 as determined by mann–whitney test environ sci pollut res these were typical of the headlines seen in the popular press. in a recently published research project, during which mineral water from vari-ous producers (packaged in pet bottles) was analysed, scientists at the johann wolfgang goethe university in frankfurt am main found in some of the samples, tested by in vitro analysis, the presence of unidentifi ed sub-stances that exhibited a hormone-like action. (http://www.springerlink.com/content/515wg76276q18115/fulltext.pdf). to put it on the record right now, hormone-like substances, of whatever kind, certainly do not belong in foodstuffs. if they are found there it is essen-tial that the industry fi nd the ways and means to eliminate them and avoid a further recurrence. but “avoiding” means getting to the root of the problem! and the root of the problem, according the research fi ndings, is not con-fi ned to pet bottles. prof. dr. rer. nat jörg oehlmann, as head of the institute and responsi-ble for the research, confi rmed to petplanet insider that the hormonal con-tamination, at least with the mineral water companies identifi ed as “a” and “c”, seemed to originate between the mineral spring and the fi lled bottle. at both sources the researchers tested glass bottles and pet bottles. the eeq value (estradiol equivalent concentration) was almost the same in the water from glass and from pet bottles (see illustration). prof. oehlmann’s institute has in the meantime contacted the mineral water companies in question in order to investigate further into the source of the contamination. so far there has been no feedback. however, the team did fi nd pet bottles in which there was no hormonal contamination. it is therefore advisable that the mineral water companies get busy and ensure that hormones do not fi nd their way into bottled water - before legal action has to be taken. if they do not act swiftly it could mean disaster for the whole mineral water business. a salutary lesson was learned in india, where coca-cola and pepsi cola for a long time denied the presence of traces of pesticide in their csds. nevertheless indian consumers stopped buying csds and the market in india collapsed. it has still not properly recovered even to this day. we should learn from the indians! yours alexander büchler

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4 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 04/09 www.petpla.net petcontents 04/09 inside track 3 editorial 4 contents 6 news 26 products 28 pet markets: personal care: 29 bottles market survey 17 suppliers of pet resins and additives for pet bottle poduction bottling / filling 22 interview with maternus gemmel, khs 24 niagara bottling: the lightest pet water bottle in production page 8 buyer’s guide 38 get listed! page 24 regional market report 8 brasil part 4 tradeshow preview 12 the petpoint hall 14 the petworldcongress, september 16-17, 2009 16 the beverage innovation award: celebrating excellence in pet page 10

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6 vol. 10 no. 04/09 www.petpla.net petnews the impossible strategy for pet recyclers producers of virgin pet in europe buy their raw materials to an industry specifi cation and at a price that is related to the price of oil and the supply/ demand balances of the materials. this means that pet producers in every european country will pay roughly the same price for their requirements – related to published contract prices. this is not the case for pet recyclers. pet recyclers in europe source their raw materials (baled pet bottles) from all across the continent, and each country’s collection system is different, in fact the collection and sorting systems can vary from municipality to municipality. these different systems result in bales of varying quality and composition. bales from the french system will be very different from those from italy or spain. recyclers in dif-ferent countries will be differently equipped to deal with their domestic bales. prices vary by as much as 100% as well as different collection and sorting systems in each country, the costs and fi nancial instruments are specifi c to each country. a recycler will have to pay one price for a french bale and another for an italian bale. the difference between the highest and lowest contract price can be more than 100% for roughly the same quality. for much of 2008 the price of oil, and hence pet’s oil-based raw materials, were at record levels. the chinese were buying huge quantities of european plastic bales and other collected plastics as cheap feedstock for their industries and paying high prices even for mixed quality (coloured) bales. there was therefore no incentive for many municipalities to spend the extra money to sort the pet bottles to the specifi cation required by the european recyclers. it is also the dubious practice of some countries to send their bales to china as a tactic for keeping the price of european bales high. when the price of oil fell in the fourth quarter of 2008 and the economic slowdown put a brake on the chinese demand for baled plastics the resultant european high stocks of poor quality bales prompted newspaper headlines. unless national recycling support fund-ing is increased, the low spot bale price caused by the fall in demand from china will certainly force down the bale contract prices in each european country to the point where collection may not be economically feasible. in italy the conai recy-cling fee paid by the industry (packer/fi llers) has been increased from euro 72.30/t to euro 105/t from 1 january 2009 and further increases will be required to ensure that recycling remains viable. good quality recyclate costs money the chinese re-entered the market in the fi rst quarter of 2009, but can a successful pet recycling industry continue to survive such volatility? the fast-est growing and most sustainable markets for rpet are food contact sheet and containers. these require the recycling chain to add extra cleaning stages to their processes to enable them to offer food contact fl ake or pellets to their customers. these cleaning stages are expensive and it is evident that in the current environ-ment, no matter how much stakeholders would like the price of recycled content resin to be below virgin, a new business model has to be considered. this, of course, makes the assumption that all members in the recycling value chain are permitted to make a profi t. margins for recyclers have declined by 30% over 2008. with pet resin prices currently close to cash cost, the only way that the recycling chain can grow, or even be sustained is to consider the following: increasing income for collection and recycling (cf conai in italy) studying more effective recycling logistics (i.e. take out certain stages, trans- portation and costs) and business rationalisation lobbying for legislation to harmonise collection schemes, fi rst of all nationally and then on a european basis that the cost of being sustainable in the current environment means that recy- cled content resins could be at a higher price than virgin. if we are to retain the recycling value chain – which means pet manufactur-ers, convertors, fi llers, sellers, consumers, municipalities, governments, collectors and recyclers – these stakeholders must recognise their individual responsibility to ensure that recycling remains the sustainable option - and act now! p e t c o r e c o l u m n p c hofstetter invests in a new building this year otto hofstetter ag, the swiss mould tool manufacturer and pet specialist, is investing 3.5million euros to erect a new building, increas-ing the production area by a total of 2,200m 2 . this substantial capacity increase is necessary to be able to cope with a signifi cantly higher global demand for moulds. the new build-ing will be equipped with the most modern machinery and equipment to enable hofstetter to offer the required short delivery times. in addition the company plans to build a new techni-cal centre in 2010 and to expand the entire after-sales service organisation. braskem to exit pet business braskem, the third biggest polymer producer in the americas, plans to cease its involvement in pet and to defi nitively close down the 78,000tpa pet resin manufacturing facility in camaçari. in may 2007 the group already announced temporary sus-pension of pet and dmt production in camaçari while the possibility of more economically viable pet pro-duction based on a new technology was investigated, however the fi nd-ings of the investigation proved nega-tive. meanwhile an agreement has been reached with m&g polímeros brasil s.a. for braskem to continue to supply its clients until at least april 2009 or for as long as stocks are available. during this time braskem will maintain its sales and technical service support. invista to close german plant the polyester producer invista resins & fibers gmbh have announced the impending closure of their offenbach, germany, plant. the plant was put up for sale in september 2008 but no economically viable offers have been received. the closure will affect 280 employees. some of the business carried out in offenbach will be transferred to invista’s other german plant in gersthofen.

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news 7 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 04/09 www.petpla.net procap expands european operation procap has announced expansion plans that combine acquisitions with investment at its plant in wiltz, luxem-bourg, which is also the home of the company’s head offi ce. procap has fi nalised the purchase of luxemburg-based elocap lux, a company previously owned at by israel-based elocap ltd. elocap ltd itself was jointly owned by elopak as (norway) and kibbutz yakum (israel). the acquisition includes an important manufacturing and supply contract to elopak as. the move follows news that procap recently purchased macfarlane’s injection mould-ing plant in wicklow, near dublin. the company is now set to expand its storage facility in wiltz and to signifi cantly enhance its production capacity through the acquisition of new injection moulding machines. the group, which employs 2,373 staff at its seven produc-tion sites in belgium, spain, france, hungary, ireland and luxembourg, last year had a turnover of 90million euros krones publishes provisional 2008 fi gures krones ag has again turned in a good result for the 2008 business year, as demonstrated by the provisional fi gures recently released. consolidated sales were up by 10.5 % over the previous year, to reach 2,381.4 million euros. order intake at 2,326.5 million euros rose above the preceding year’s level of 2,300.2 million euros - an increase of 1.1%. in the year’s fi rst six months in particu-lar krones, a full-service vendor, profi ted from the buoyant demand for complete-system packages. earnings before taxes (ebt) were 156.1 million euros in 2008, thus exceeding the previous year’s fi gure by 1.6%, with the ebt margin falling from 7.1% to 6.6%. among the factors behind this decrease were higher personnel costs plus change-over costs incurred during the fourth quarter and aimed at preparing the company for the tough challenges awaiting the business in 2009. profi ts after taxes rose by 4.6%, from 101.8 to 106.5million euros. simulation to aid pet bottle development the institute for plastics processing at the aachen technical high school in germany is currently engaged in a project together with nestlé waters of france to develop a simulation programme for the design of pet bottles. the aim is to facilitate the design of lightweight bottles that can support the toploads and handling associated with this sector, saving material and costs. previous advance in this fi eld have largely been by way of empirical trials supported by the experience of the converter. the simulation pro-gramme under development is expected to be much more accurate than those currently available, taking into account the specifi c manufacturing process and material properties as well as factors relating to transport and end users. market introduction of supershorty eco recently one of bericap’s business partners, the french alma group, has converted its pet bottle range from a pco 1810 neck to a short neck derived from the pco 1881 with bericap shorty eco caps. another major bericap customer in the european beverage industry is about to start conver-sion to pco 1881 and the supershorty eco. these companies have chosen the supershorty eco, suitable for carbonated soft drinks up to 8g co 2 /l, for its economic and technical advantages. the closure ensures safe venting even on large size bottles up to 2.5litres. the design of the tamper evidence band allows proper and easy application of the closure. the combined weight reduction of closure and neck allows a resin saving of up to 30% com-pared to the traditional pco 1810 fi nish. drinktec 2009 in parallel with oilsfats when drinktec 2009 opens its doors in september at the new munich trade fair centre another event will be held at the same time, in hall b0. this event is oilsfats, the inter-national trade fair for the production and processing of oils and fats made from renewable resources. now in the third year of its existence, the event is moving from the m,o,c, events centre in freimann in the north of munich, to the exhibition centre in munich-riem. the exhibition covers not only raw materials and services, but also the latest trends and technological developments. it is a three-day event, taking place from 16 to 18 september (drinktec runs from september 14 to 19). exhibitors and visitors at oilsfats will be able to pick up information at drinktec about innova-tive solutions in fi lling technology. conversely, the interna-tional oils and fats industry is an interesting target group for drinktecs exhibitors and visitors. r&d open new product solutions lab (psl) in uk r&d integrated solutions in plastics have recently announced the opening of their new psl facility at their sutton in ashfi eld, uk, facility. this is the latest in a series of expansions and enhancements designed to benefi t con-verters and brand owners throughout the uk and eu and further extends the “leverage, integrated industrial design” service which offers full consumer packaging design from the us and uk facilities. “a particularly appealing benefi t of the company’s new product solutions lab”, explained managing director alan tolley, “is the ability to provide customers with in-house training modules. and, with the ability to provide fi rst-to-mar-ket samples, we can now qualify almost any product, includ-ing extreme shapes and extreme specifi cations, in-house, reinforcing r&d’s position as a solutions provider, rather than a tooling company”.

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regional market reports 8 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 04/09 www.petpla.net khs indústria de máquinas ltda. – corpoplast division “strong turnkey expertise meets strong plas-tic packaging know-how.” rui francisco zanata – service & development manager (corpoplast) and marcello martini (without photo) corpoplast - well known, with a long history as pet pioneer and one of the leading early manufacturers of pet blow mould-ing machines - is on the move again. this time the ownership passed from the sig group to salzgitter ag, while in a three phase model the former sig beverages companies will be integrated into the khs ag. in the event of corpoplast in brazil, khs took over directly. since 45 years khs is producing in the brazilian market and has a strong presence and a large customer base. mar-cello martini, sales manager of corpoplast, says “strong turn-by wolfgang von schroeter part 4 brazil visit of companies and plants the third and last part of the company vistits in brasil leads us to khs industria de maquinas, corpoplast divisiona and khs division and sipa sul america key expertise (khs) meets strong plastic packaging know-how (corpoplast). together with khs we offer integrated pet lines and have a much wider base to serve our customers. the merger is bound to be the expected win-win situation, a strategic move, which inevitably will bear fruit.” when we visited corpoplast in 2008 the company was just about to packing up their stock, their bottles and shapes tech-nical center and the machine tools used to make and refurbish blow moulds and to overhaul blomax sbm, ready to move their offi ces out of the sig premises into khs. the physical integra-tion process had started. company history in the region blowing technology has seen dramatic development since 1975, when krupp corpoplast came to brazil. blowing machines producing 200bph at that time have now progressed to 1,800bph per cavity - and maybe more bph tomorrow. there were machines with 4 cavities at that time and now there are up to 24 cavities (the latter blowing up to 43,200 1.5 litre pet bottles per hour .) today’s models cover the full range of bottles from 0.12l to 3.0l. in 1996 corpoplast, still part of krupp, assembled rotary stretch blow moulding machines in brazil for all latin american markets. the manufacturing activities were stopped in 2004, then under sig beverages who took over in 2000. around 100 blowers were delivered from the brazilian facilities. the move to salzgitter/ khs happened in april 2008. corpoplast will in future operate from the khs premises under jorge oleskow, who heads both corpoplast and food/ non-food. reg i ona l mar ke t repor t s brazil part 4

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regional market reports 9 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 04/09 www.petpla.net product and population in brazil there are 55 blomax stretch blow moulding machines with a total of about 550 stations/cavities. in terms of the numbers of machines corpoplast is the brazil-ian no. 2 in pet blowing. reference customers: converters such as engepack, lorenpet and amcor, who place blowers in-house with customers such as coca-cola and their franchisees. fillers such as cocamar edible oil siol edible oil schincariol csd del rey csd comary wine in pet and lately the fi rst success at danone water overhaul and upgrading of machines and overhaul of moulds have become valuable business. the local pet competence center and mould-making was started in 2007 with 200 cavities delivered to the market to date. local corpoplast organisation 12 employees - 6 for service, 3 for parts and 3 for sales. for market data and market developments a meeting was arranged with aline simioni, marketing analyst from khs packaging and filling, thus already demonstrating the syn-ergies of the new khs group at work. khs indústria de máquinas ltda. – khs division in 48 years of continuous brazilian production 1,400 fi llers have been delivered around the world. aline simioni, marketing analyst marketing people are good to talk to when it comes to pet-planet’s market research, particularly at khs, as manage-ment personnel were not available. aline simioni was a professional, knowledgeable interview partner. innovation don’t compromise on quality. for further information please contact: info@gabriel-chemie.com www.gabriel-chemie.com premium masterbatches for superb products. (( /0* kielce 26. – 29. 5. 2009 2%/%0 1/0 ,(/0,(

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regional market reports 10 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 04/09 www.petpla.net company history in the region the history of khs in brazil began in 1962, when the first production plant was inaugurated, located in a small building of 1,500m 2 in pari, a district of são paulo, where the brazilian beverage market took its first steps in the direction of mass consumption. with the sudden success of brands, and increased demand, the pari plant was soon too small. in 1974 khs moved to parque novo mundo, also in são paulo, where it is still located today. the khs group has always had faith in brazil and continued investing even in tough times such as in the 1990s. the result is that the brazilian factory has at present a manufacturing area of 18,000m 2 on an indus-trial site of 40,000m 2 , up-dated and alive, capable of building machines with a high-tech approach. virtually all parts and components are made in-house, with khs workers under khs supervision. in 48 years of continu-ous brazilian production more than 1,400 fillers have been delivered around the world. product and population khs product portfolio in brazil: process tech-nology, fillers, rinsers, cappers and crowners, washers, pasteurizers, packers, palletizers, conveyors fillers in brazil made by khs brasil count around 930. khs’ biggest filler operates at schincariol, with 192 valves filling up to 62,000 glass bottles per hour. local sales and organisation khs sales were almost doubled from 2006 to 2007: 2006 2007 sales 36.6 million euros 73 million euros employees 304 376 the amazing increase in sales – far above the increase in the brazilian beverage market - was com-mented on during the meeting by aline simioni: “some reasons for this increase were the change of the presidence in the brazilian factory, the strength-ening of the sales force and marketing, reinforcing the power of khs brand for our customers. customers have believed in khs again.” future expectations khs will strengthen their position in the market, having a long tradition, and being successful in filling glass. they will now particularly focus on pet with the help of corpoplast. aline again: “after salzgitter to acquire sig bev-erages (khs is a subsidiary of salzgitter) the khss portfolio is complete in the filling equipment market. in particular, this move enables khs to offer complete turn-key equipment solutions from single source.” sipa sul america sipa/berchi lines for brazil andrios homero dos passos – depto. commercial rafael borges – depto. commercial sipa has long been in the position of being able to offer the whole pet world in one machine, i.e. the single-stage injection-blow moulding machine. single-stage machines are still sipa’s best sellers in brazil (though if sipa is grow-ing as a 2-step provider in the last years as well), predomi-nantly for producers of edible oil, detergents and vinegar. the only competition for this machine comes from japan (nissei asb and aioki) with, as andrios homero dos passos puts it in a competitive mood, a “somehow smaller speed and output”. but sipa is also in injection moulding and challenges the big three of sidel/ simonazzi, khs/ corpoplast and krones, all of whom use two-stage technology. when it comes to integrated lines there is now the sipa/ berchi combination. andrios, who has 3 years with sipa, took us through the brazilian world of sipa. he comes from a background of project management with line experience, which explains his enthusiasm for sipa’s new partner berchi. “this is the chance for sipa to penetrate the established markets, which at present are infl uenced by the big three,” says andrios. “we will be ready to give customers complete lines, all from one company.” arriving at the offi ces, we meet virtually all of the staff, and were introduced to everyone in a small, neat and pleas-ant setting at barueri, são paulo, a warm welcome, a bit of italy, despite the fact that sipa goes global. company history in the region founded in 1996 as technical assistance and after sales center, sipa sul américa started out the activities in the south american market.

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regional market reports 11 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 04/09 www.petpla.net in may 2001 sipa sul america became a manufacturing facility for machines assembly strengthening its position as packaging machine provider while reinforcing the relation-ship with its customers. march 2008: sipa sul américa started with blow-ing moulds production in barueri, making sipa an even stronger player in brazil. product and population single stage machines in brazil: 28 systems injection moulding: 6 machines in market, each with 72 cavities blow moulding – rotary: 2 machines blow moulding – linear: 14 machines sipa brazil also manufac-tures new blow moulds, up to 80 per month, in their work-shop. refurbishing of injection moulds is a growing business. signifi cant income is generated from 4 custom-ers in edible oil. in beverage applications sipa concen-trates on companies with smaller volume requirements. csd and water projects are expected soon, when the sipa/ berchi combination is operative in the market. growth of sales is expected to be around 14%. reference customers (single-stage): bunge with 9 sipa inte- grated systems and 2 com-plete lines of 36,000 bph each (0.9l) pet bottles with serac fi llers from france quimica amparo, minuano nestlè and coca cola reference customers (two stage): comary csd, wine parmalat, juices rebic , (coca cola) ipel, converter reference customers (moulds): schincariol minalba lorenpet cia maranhense local organisation 50 employees in total. the mould-making facilities are equipped with mazak machine tools (see photo). design is by your side. pmci brings you cutting-edge design systems, technical and creative skills, integrated marketing operations and a truly comprehensive service for the industrialisation of pet containers. with pmci, your packaging speaks for you. pmci-solutions.com believe in intelligent packaging design. npe 2009 booth #18075

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petpoint tradeshow 12 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 04/09 www.petpla.net the pet family gathering in munich the pet highlight of 2009 will certainly be the petpoint exhibition, to be held in munich from september 14 – 19 under the umbrella of drinktec 2009. credit crunch or no credit crunch, excitement is mounting for drinktec 2009. this ‘who’s who’ of the beverages and liquid food industry gets underway in september in munich. the exhibition halls are already virtually fully booked – seven months before the event kicks off. between 14 and 19 september around 1,500 exhibitors from 60 dif-ferent countries will be putting on their presentations at the exhibition centre in munich. the database of exhibitors (avail-able online: www.drinktec.com) is a real ‘who’s who’ of the international bever-ages and liquid food industry. just who is exhibiting in which hall, and how big their stand is, is shown on the individual hall plans. the industry is standing fi rmly behind drinktec, despite or perhaps because of the economic crisis. expectations are high, as the following comments reveal: 2009 bender gardener pressco r.p . smart seal gualapack sonic air cantoni nuss-baum kortec agr köksan gwk france fil sgt and & or cds altintas tanner hts af gamma teledyne hsm resilux atlantis futura herbold husky entrance west wild entrance east cpi nalbach carbo concepts srisol heinrich sievers, managing director, rudolf wild gmbh & cokg: “in tougher economic times, it is all the more important to point out ways back to growth. in this context, we regard drinktec as an ideal platform for presenting our innovations. we want to show our customers from all over the world that innovative, tailor-made beverages concepts offer good solutions for overcoming stagnation.” roland flach, chairman, khs ag: “every four years at drinktec, which we regard quite clearly as the worlds leading trade fair for the beverages and liquid food industry, the khs stand is an important meeting point for trade visitors from all over the world. already we are looking forward to being able to present khss integrated solutions at the fair, at a stand that is even bigger than in 2005. our preparations for the event are in full swing.”

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petpoint tradeshow 13 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 04/09 www.petpla.net the pet family gathering in munich gathering in munich naksan e-pro pet technologies vöhringer alexandris invista mehrer induflex nuga affaba & ferrari welger holland colours capac lonza pet ss kaeser ams ferrari pühler neuman & esser steidle concordia fostag beverage industry universal closures c.carl caspary ohl idee form tampoflex kiefer sismatico döhler ... atrium moretto capac clariant mht 2009 volker kronseder, chairman of krones ag and chairman of the advisory board of drinktec: “for krones the situation is clear: we will be taking part in drinktec 2009 in munich as planned. for us drinktec is the most important international trade fair of them all, without a doubt. also, we are expecting participation in the fair, despite the dif-fi cult economic environment, to be at the same very high level as in previous years, in terms of both quality and quantity.” dr stefan pecoroni, head of beverages technology, gea westfalia separator: “for gea drinktec is the number one global meeting place for the worldwide bever-ages industry. even in a tougher business environment, investment is continuing in the global beverages industry. information and communication between suppliers and customers are essential as a basis for making investment decisions of this kind. drinktec 2009 is the top market place for this. our strong presence at drinktec again demonstrates how highly we rate this fair, and it testifi es to our high expectations of visitor frequency, in terms of both quantity and quality.” françoise raoul-duval, sidel strategy & business development evp: “drink-tec is undoubtedly the most important business event for sidel, every four years. even though this year’s fair is happening in a very diffi cult economic environment, we believe that the beverage packaging business will continue to grow in the long term. there-fore, we will be present at drinktec with a two-fold purpose: to present short-term solutions to optimize equipment and line productivity, but also to unveil our latest technologies, which will allow customers to anticipate the market recovery.”

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petpoint tradeshow 14 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 04/09 www.petpla.net the pet world congress, september 16-17, 2009 only for subscribers subscription fee 289,- plus vat visitors can learn about the latest developments of the pet-market on the exhibition stands - as well as at the pet world congress on september 16th and 17th. all of the well-known manufacturers will be there to talk about their brand new developments. meeting for the petplanet family also, on september 16, zenith will be hosting the gala evening for the 2009 beverage innovation. two of the categories will focus specifi cally on pet technology, i.e. the “best design in pet” and the “best pet technology innovation”. only paying subscribers to petplanet insider magazine have the privilege to attend the pet world congress. a 2-year subscription to the magazine (including the monthly petplanet pulse pet price bulletin and free access to the online research facilities of the petplanet insider archives), costs 289 euros plus vat.we can already count 64 registrations. 3rd 3rd block 1 - from the pellet to the pallet - all about pet bottles topic: the market how is the market for pet bottles currently developing? which beverages have still to be conquered by the pet bottle? what kind of volumes are involved? topic: from the pellet to the preform lightweighting solutions promise advantages in cost saving. the latest developments in this fi eld, and the use of natural resources, will be presented by manufacturers of preform machinery and moulds, and by toolmakers. topic: from the preform to the bottle presentations will cover new machinery, moulds, processes and auxiliary developments for the stretch blow moulding process. topic: from the bottle to the pallet analysis and technologies in pet bottle fi lling, especially aseptic fi lling. general packaging trends for water, carbonates, and alcoholic beverages will be covered. block 2 - beverage innovation award 2009 in association with zenith international publishing we take great pleasure in making the awards to the pet category winners of the beverage industry awrard. two categories - “best bottle in pet“ and “best technology in pet“ - were established specifi cally to highlight the pet industry entry forms: www.beverageawards.com block 3 - edible oil - an under-rated market in the far east vegetable oil can now only be found in pet bottles. with the oils fats exhibition taking place at the munich fairground at the same time a new focus has been established for petpoint visitors and exhibitors. topic: edible oil process technology topic: edible oil - a new challenge in pet www.oil-and-fats.com block 4 - exciting new products being fi lled in pet topic: beer in pet - the mass market potential the latest developments in the manufacture and fi lling of pet beer bottles will be presented. state-of-the-art fi lling and packaging developments in the brewery sector as well as future trends will be introduced and opened up for discussion. topic: personal care packaging - very much designer-oriented the ability to produce pet bottles without neck-rings using the 2-stage process opens up massive new potential for the pet industry. dt09_petplains210x297_e.indd 1 13.02.2009 10:26:17 uhr

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world fair for beverage and liquid food technology wob münchen information tel. (49 89) 9 49-1 13 18 . fax (49 89) 9 49-1 13 19 . info@drinktec.com 14–19 september 2009 new munich trade fair centre drinktec go with the fl ow. buy your ticket online! www.drinktec.com dt09_petplains210x297_e.indd 1 13.02.2009 10:26:17 uhr

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preform production 16 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 04/09 www.petpla.net celebrating excellence in pet as we look forward to the 2009 beverage innovation awards, which this year include two specifi c categories for pet – “best design in pet”, and “best pet technology innova-tion”, plus 20 other categories including “best environmental initiative”, and “best new closure” – it is worth looking back at some of the 200 entries from 40 countries in the 2008 water innovation awards. the fi nalists and winners, announced last september during a gala dinner as part of the global bottled water congress in wiesbaden, ger-many, refl ected the new and ongoing trends in the packaged water indus-editorial director bill bruce, who also hosted the awards ceremony. best bottle in pet the best bottle among the pet entries demonstrated the creativity that is at work in the bottled water indus-try. bottles designed to look strikingly similar to their glass counterparts vied for honours next to ergonomic shapes, while entrants spoke as enthusiasti-cally about environmental break-throughs as brand identity. the winner of the “best bottle in pet” category was panama blue rain-forest pure from panama springs. the judges agreed that it was an “innova-tive pet packaging with a high visual impact. refreshing and eye-catching.” the 1l pet bottle design is a fusion of several elements – taking inspiration from elegant wine bottles, together with round and square shapes. this novel approach, coupled with its ‘no-label’ shrink sleeve label, achieves the illu-sion of glass. panama blue is sourced from a spring in the panamanian rain-forest. lightweighting and convenience underlining the importance of both the lightweighting and convenience trends, the “best packaging innovation” category produced a fascinating to be continued on page 21 the isklar bottle was the winner of the “best overall concept” “best bottle in pet”: the panama blue rainforest pure from panama spring try. lightweighting and environmental concerns were very much in evidence across the wide range of entries, while trends towards convenience and on-the-go consumption were seen in the many of the innovations. designed to recognise excellence and creativity on a unique global platform for the packaged water industry, the water innovation awards (formerly the bottledwaterworld awards) began in 2002. international judging panel the judges for the 2008 awards assembled at the sheraton hotel, heathrow, london, for two days in august and were most impressed with the range and creativity of the entries. the panel included caroline herbst of krones, romeo corvaglia, head of the corvaglia plastic cap business; edward kosier of nextek, a specialist in polymer recycling and lightweighting, and eck-hard kallies from scandinavian labelling specialist stora enso who sponsor the labelling category in the competition. the judging panel was chaired by zenith international publishing group

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04/09 marketsurvey producers of caps and closures producers of pellets and additives single stage machinery manufacturers 2-stage sbm machinery manufacturers suppliers of preform moulds and sbm moulds preform manufacturers suppliers of preform systems filling equipment suppliers of labels compressor manufacturers single-stage injection stretch blow moulding machine manufacturers there have been some huge advances in the design, and speed, of ma-chines to produce pet bottles, but the basic process has never changed: a pet preform is injection moulded and subsequently passed to another mould (the blow mould) where it is blown into a bottle of the desired size and shape. the preform may be injection moulded and passed on, still soft, to a bottle mould inside the same machine (single-stage system), or it may be stored and reheated later in a dedicated reheat/blowing machine to be further processed into a bottle (2-stage system) injection moulding of a preform takes much longer than blow-moulding a bottle. actual cycle times vary, depending on the preform, the bottle and the machinery used, but let us say that moulding a preform takes 4 times as long as blowing a bottle. this means that for every bottle mould four pre-form moulds are required. to speed up the process where large quantities of the same bottle are re-quired it is normal to use two separate machines (e.g. a 48 cavity preform machine and a 12 cavity bottle blower) however, for versatility where several different bottles are required to be produced, and (it is claimed) higher quality, a single-stage machine is gen-erally preferable. single-stage machines are also used for the production of small numbers of large containers or special shapes, such as off-centre necks. this is relatively simple because the preforms are held captive all through the process and so are automatically oriented. several companies have specialised in the manufacture of single-stage machines, with six (fi ve) of them listed in our survey - not quite an exhaus-tive list, but almost! the two japanese companies nissei and aoki are particularly well-known as manufacturers of single-stage machines. europe is now also well repre-sented by the italian company sipa (24 models), automa of italy and luxber of spain. the ratio of preform moulds to blow moulds varies from machine to machine. nissei, for example produce machines with a 1:1 ratio and up to a 1:4 ratio. sipa machines are 1:2. the main point is that single-stage machines are versatile, space saving (no preforms to be stored), and each has its own advantages, especially when it comes to producing the more unusual types of bottle. 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

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market survey marketsurvey 04/09 company name sipa spa au postal address telephone number web site address contact name function direct telephone number fax e-mail via caduti del lavoro 3 31029 vittorio veneto (tv) / italy 39-043 / 8911511 http://www.sipa.it mr. paolo fugolo plastic systems product manager 39-043 / 8911511 39-043 / 8912273 sipa@zoppas.com vi 40 00 ww in m 00 00 an single stage isbm machines machine model / number ecs hs 6 (5 models) ecs fx 20 (8 models) ecs hs 12 (11 models) ns bottle volume (from/to in litres) from 0.25 to 30l from 0.25 to 10l from 0.25 to 30l 0. number of preform cavities up to 20 up to 80 up to 40 1 t number of stretch blow mould cavities up to 10 up to 40 up to 20 1 t max. preform/bottle weight in grams for the stated number of cavities 46.5 g for the 20 injection cavities 46.5 g for the 80 injection cavities 55 g for the 40 injection cavities 32 hourly output based on 0.5 litre container 7,200bph 36,000bph 18,000bph 19 1 litre container 5,800bph 27,100bph 13,600bph 16 1 litre wide neck container 4,300bph 15,700bph 13,000bph 2 litre wide neck container 3,800bph 13,800bph 11,500bph other machine footprint / space requirement (lxwxh in metres) varies varies varies 5. special features lightweight containers, big size containers(up to 30l), asymmetrical containers, off-centred neck, hotfi ll containers, pasteurizable contain-ers, aseptic pet containers for cold fi lling, ultra clean pet containers lightweight containers, asymmetrical containers, off-centred neck, hotfi ll containers, pasteurizable containers, aseptic pet containers for cold fi ll-ing, ultra clean pet containers lightweight containers, big size containers(up to 30l), asymmetrical containers, off-centred neck, hotfi ll containers, pasteurizable containers, aseptic pet containers for cold fi lling, ultra clean pet containers 10 m co m company name ao postal address telephone number web site address contact name function direct telephone number fax e-mail 49 gu 00 ww mi pr 00 00 mi single stage isbm machines machine model / number ao bottle volume (from/to in litres) fro number of preform cavities up number of stretch blow mould cavities up max. preform/bottle weight in grams for the stated number of cavities 70 hourly output based on 0.5 litre container 45 1 litre container 4,8 1 litre wide neck container 2,4 2 litre wide neck container 1,5 other 1 l machine footprint / space requirement (lxwxh in metres) 5.2 special features

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market survey automa via chiesaccia 38, 40056 crespellano (bo), italy 0039 051 739597 (ext. 266) www.automaspa.com ing. andrea degiovannini marketing manager 0039 051 739597 (extn 266) 0039 051 739578 andrea.degiovannini@automaspa.com nsb 25sh nsb 50sh 0.2 to 10 0.2 to 5 1 to 12 2 to 12 1 to 6 2 to 12 325 g maximum shot weight 325 g maximum shotweight 1960 1960 1630 1630 5.20 x 1.85 x 4.30 5.20 x 1.85 x 3.23 rs, an 10l containers from single cavity model, different preform and container shapes with the same modular mould 5l containers from 2-cavity model wide mouth containers up to 80/85mm aoki technical laboratory inc. luxber s.l.u nissei asb machine co., ltd. 4963-3 minamijo sakaki-machi hanishina-gun, jagano-ken, japan 389-0603 0081 268 82 0111 www.aokitech.co.jp mina ito president's offi ce manager 0081 268 81 1368 0081 268 82 3699 mina-ito@aokitech.co.jp avda. de azorin, 34-36, cp03440 ibi (alicante), spain 003496 55553853 www.luxber.com josé s. mira general manager 0034 96 5553853 0034 96 5553861 luxber@luxber.com 4586-3 koo komoro-shi 384-8585 nagano-ken, japam 0081 267 23 1565 www.nisseiasb.co.jp kazumi masuda sales manager 0081 26723 1565 008126723 1564 masuda@nisseiasb.co.jp aoki direct heatcon isbm machine tin 631 asb series rotary type /pf and pb series linear block-type motion from 5cc to 20l up to 1.5l 7ml to 19l up to 20 6 1 to 32 es up to 20 3 preform to blow mould ratio, asb-series: 1:1 / pf and pb series: 2:1 to 4:1 700 g 40 g 900 for single cavity 4500 pcs/ph 1,400 hourly output depends on the type of machine as well as bottle confi gura-tions 4,800 pcs/ph 1,400 2,400 pcs/ph 720 1,500 pcs/ph 720 1 l personal care bottle 2,500 -3,000 pcs/ph nt 5.29 x 2.6 x 3.34 5.37 x 1.65 x 3.89 3.545 x 1.04 x 2.30 to 12.125 x 3.49 x 3.653

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preform production 21 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 04/09 www.petpla.net range of entries, including multi-packs,returnable crates, and new developments in closures as well as ‘non-bottle’ packaged water alterna-tives in pouches, cartons and cans. the clear winner was germany’s krones, taking the lightweighting trend to a new level with the nitropouch concept that offers brand owners the chance to opt for a 500ml bottle weighing only 6.6g. with optimised use of material, the design neverthe-less features a thicker wall section in the right place to provide a stable grip and labelling area. with a 1.3g krones custom design neck fi nish developed together with bericap, the concept uses a commercially-available 1.1g cap, a small label and a patent-pend-ing, six foot petaloid free-form base. altogether the design achieves a sig-nifi cant reduction in operational energy, pet resin and fossil fuel consumption. finalists in this category included norway’s smartseal with the flex no-spill closure, and ipn holdings of the netherlands with the clean valve for pouches. smartseal’s active flex clo-sure features a valve that is automati-cally activated when drinking and is ideal for on-the-go applications. ipn’s clean valve incorporates a unique valve system in the spout which pre-vents spillages yet requires only light suction, making this an attractive solu-tion for children and other on-the-go consumers. best overall concept finally, the all-important winner of the ‘best overall concept’ category was norway’s isklar with packaging and brand development support from uk based blue marlin brand design. mir-roring the beauty of nature, the award-winning bottle is inspired by isklar’s mineral spring, and created so that the faceted design dazzles and sparkles, like a diamond refracting light or the ice of a frozen glacier. isklar believe that exceptional purity should not cost the earth and are committed to being the most environ-mentally responsible mainstream water brand in europe. the isklar factory is powered by hydro-electricity, so that no carbon emission is produced during bottling. it was created by converting an old woollen mill and incorporating energy-effi cient practices and modern equipment. the plant is located right next to the hardangerfjord, so that bottles can be loaded directly onto a container ship, and the carbon footprint is minimised further by piggy-backing off existing shipping routes. the bottle is made from pet with a high recycled content and the company guarantees that for every bottle that they them-selves sell 10 bottles will be recycled by their parent company, sabco, which operates a recycling plant. awarding the best overall concept prize, the judging panel said: “it is an incredibly commercial brand that will really create a big impression with retailers because they have thought about the packaging design, the envi-ronmental issues and also addressed the retail aspect.” awards in 2009 this year, zenith international pub-lishing has combined the categories from its successful water innovation awards programme, plus dairy drinks from the dairy innovation awards, into a single event – the 2009 beverage innovation awards which will culmi-nate with a major celebration on tues-day 15 september during drinktec in munich. drinktec, held every four years, is the world’s leading trade show for beverages and liquid food technology. the 2009 beverage innovation awards are being held in partnership with unesda, the union of european bev-erages associations, and wafg, the german alcohol-free drinks associa-tion. over 70,000 visitors are expected at drinktec from 14-19 september and the awards gala dinner is expected to welcome at least 500 guests from over 50 countries. the 2009 beverage innovation awards feature over 20 categories, providing the opportunity to show-case your latest products, packaging, ingredients, marketing, or ethical and environmental developments. pet categories to enter of particular interest to petplanet insider readers are two pet catego-ries. best design in pet is open to bottle designs or concepts launched since march 2008. best pet technol-ogy innovation is open to technical breakthroughs and concepts from barrier technologies to lightweighting initiatives launched since march 2008. other categories such as ‘best environmental initiative’ and ‘best new closure’ might also be of interest. all categories can be entered online at www.beverageawards.com where further information is available. entries close on june 30th, 2009. for more information on the 2008 water event, including interviews with winners and a video of the event, visit www.waterinnovationawards.com by bill bruce,zenith international publishing group editorial director the “best packaging innovation” category produced a fascinating range of entries.

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bottling / filling 22 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 04/09 www.petpla.net petplanet: you learned the sales management business well, and you were responsible for sales of khs lines and systems in eastern europe. then you were appointed to the board of khs ag. is maternus gemmel, the company’s former cso, still a sales-man at heart? and does he not miss being close to the action? gemmel: i was, and still am, a salesman. but that is a fair question, because when you leave your roots to climb up the hierarchical ladder it can happen that you lose direct contact, and lose that feeling for customers. i never lost contact with my cus-tomers. it was always a special aim of mine to maintain, and build on, cus-tomer contacts. i have profi ted from my experi-ence, but i also had a lot to learn - in particular taking into account the stra-tegic aspects of sales and of a com-pany (strategic sales planning) setting out operative and strategic goals, follow-up and monitoring overall sales activities. interview with maternus gemmel former khs board member and director of sales and marketing. maternus gemmel, board member and director of sales and marketing, is leaving the company after 48 years of unbro-ken service, during which time he progressed from trainee salesman to cso of what is today a solid, globally active and committed group. read more about his career as sales-man and as cso at khs in this second part of an interview held by wolfgang von schroeter and alexander büchler. confi rmed by handshake. today, you have to comprehensively convince global committees from big interna-tional groups. the contractual terms and conditions are carefully laid down in detail to ensure that they do not result in legal disputes. personal relations now take a back seat. what counts are facts and fi gures, and thats a pity! petplanet: do you have a favour-ite sales memory? gemmel: yes, my fi rst successful deal that i concluded as a salesman. at that time at the seitz factories we produced fi ltering and fi lling machines and systems with capacity ranges up to 1,200 bottles per hour. one morning, my boss at the time instructed me to hold negotiations with a wine grower from the palatinate area who wanted to buy a fi lter valued at approx. dm 15,000. due to the high price, i was very unsure of achiev-ing a positive result for this project. however, following the directive of my boss i managed to successfully con-clude the deal. i was very proud of my achievement and remember it well. every deal has its own particulari-ties. both winning and losing projects gives us the opportunity to learn for our next tasks. one also grows with one’s responsibility.there have also been plenty of other highlights in the course of my 48-year career. in 1985, i became deputy department man-ager, and then department manager for eastern europe. at that time, i thought, “this is it. i’ve made it!” in at this point i would like to also emphasize the positive and loyal cooperation within the board team. petplanet: you were the cso at khs ag. sales, as we know, is an attractive, interdisciplinary skill requir-ing a high level of intelligence. sales combines pure commercial activity with interpersonal relations. what, in your opinion, are the qualities required to make a good salesman? gemmel: it’s quite simple. as a salesman, you must be able to con-vince your customers that they have chosen the right partner with the right product/concept. petplanet: but it is not that easy! i mean, there are two extreme types of salesman. one is the kind of sales-man who bases his activities on a systematic analysis, and whose deal-ings and sales approach are guided by such analysis. and then there are those with a rudimentary understand-ing of human nature who base their activities on a “gut feeling”. gemmel: today’s salesman has to have in him a bit of both types. he needs the analyses and the fi gures, and he must understand human nature. there are no fi xed rules. when i was responsible for sales in eastern europe, i identifi ed the market potential, i did good and successful business. in this respect, i believe i was correct in my assess-ment of customers and the market. but sales today has become more diffi cult. in earlier times deals were

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bottling / filling 23 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 04/09 www.petpla.net 1988, i became spokesman for the executive personnel on the supervi-sory board, afterwards i became chief representative for sales. on june 30, 2004, i was appointed cso by the supervisory board.this came as a complete surprise and was a special challenge for me. petplanet: now that you are leav-ing, what advice can you give to those that will follow in your footsteps? gemmel: our trainees are a subject close to my heart. at khs we have 50 to 60 new trainees every year. i always attended the induction sessions and any other events for these trainees, whenever possible. i was an apprentice here myself and am living proof of what a trainee can achieve. it is each individual’s respon-sibility to develop his talents to the full, to strive constantly and study hard for success, to create prerequisites for his later career as well as for higher responsibilities. petplanet: that is advice for the young employees. do you have any advice for your colleagues? gemmel: in the last four and a half years the board members have constantly worked together, with mutual trust and confi dence. continu-ity builds trust - both internally and externally. valentin reisgen runs the ship, volker till is responsible for the technical side of things, dr. graben-weger is in charge of production, the cfo is burkhard becker. i was the cso - now it’s georg michels. this is also a part of corporate identity, when someone is given, and takes on, a specifi c responsibility, and the board isn’t changed every six months - as we saw and suffered from in the not-too-distant past. we have the right people in the right positions with the right responsibilities and i hope that the excellent and trusting cooperation on the board will continue. i am con-vinced that khs ag with its program is on the right track and well prepared to face future challenges. petplanet: according to what we hear, your successor, georg michels, is focussed on “increased profi tabil-ity”. is that a new task for the head of sales? gemmel: compared with the benchmark leader, our company still has some catching up to do. in the last few years, we have turned the business around; we have increased sales and also increased profi ts - but we still haven’t yet reached the desired goal. georg michels will surely continue to work on this, with the support of the entire board. he started his new job offi cially on july 1, 2008. handover was a contin-ual process so that he could gradually become accustomed to his new tasks. petplanet: is there also a private side to maternus gemmel. one that perhaps enjoys football, or values the local wine? gemmel: the last year was certainly the most diffi cult and time-intensive of my career at khs. the position of cso was a challenge. in addition i was responsible for the one of the biggest business areas in the khs group – sales in eastern europe. these two areas of respon-sibility demanded my complete attention. it is only now that i have the chance to think about what lies ahead. but your comments about football and wine are spot on. i used to be quite a good foot-baller. i have a coaching licence and was a football coach for 12 years, but stopped in 1986 when i really no longer had the time to pursue this activity. football is still close to my heart. perhaps i will think about youth coaching and i might well turn my thoughts to wine from rhineland-palatinate. i have contacts throughout the world. maybe i can provide support to the german wine growers. and let’s not forget my family, who mostly have had a raw deal, and of course culture and travel. i certainly won’t be bored. for maternus gemmel, after 48 years, the saying “mission accom-plished” hits the nail on the head. loyalty to the company, even in hard times, and a serious approach to the job are elements that brought him self-confi dence and wide acceptance. at all times, the motto was: “eve-rything revolves around the customer – and my word is my bond.” in the eyes of the employees, as well as at customers in the market, maternus gemmel personifi ed khs ag. the interview was conducted in november 2008 - before departure of mr. valentin reisgen 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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bottling / filling 24 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 04/09 www.petpla.net niagara bottling: the lightest pet water bottle in production at only 10 grs the latest 0.5 litre pet bottle and a 0,99g cap from niagara bottling has amazed the experts. we were curious to know the background to this development and spoke to the son of the company founder, the current ceo andy peykoff ii. in 1963 andy peykoff sr. started bottling high quality/low cost niagara bottling in 5-gallon glass containers for home and offi ce delivery in south-ern california. in the early 1990s niagara expanded into offering single-serve private label bottled water for grocery, club store, convenience store and wholesale distribution. in 1998 niagara bottling decide to step into the world of pet. using nissei asb single-stage machines they produced a 16g 0.5l bottle - which at that time was the lightest bottle in north america. encouraged by the success of the pet bottle the californian company moved into 2-stage production in 2001 with sidel blowers, which they used to blow a 12.5g 0.5l bottle this time again breaking the record for most environ-mentally friendly and lightest bottle in north america. their direct competi-tor, nestlé waters, stayed with their heavier 0.5litre bottle and did not move to a 12.5g bottle until 2007. the lightweight bottle concept for andy peykoff sr and his son it was clear that their next step had to once again lead the way economi-cally and ecologically. over 100million us dollars in equipment and 5million us dollars in r&d were invested to achieve their lightweight bottle con-cept and to fi nally produce the 10 gr “eco-air bottle”. “half of the people in the industry said that they thought we were mad. the other half were speechless!” is how andy peykoff described the general reaction when they started on the new concept. every aspect of the bottle was closely examined with a view to identifying possible areas of weight saving. the main objective was a bottle that could be produced and fi lled in a practi-cal, economical way - i.e. not only optimising material usage but also ensuring trouble-free production and fi lling. only at a very much later stage was the design of the bottle adapted to meet visual requirements. at the critical point in the design process niagara bottling’s executives and their key suppliers locked themselves away together and went through the concept in detail. the result was a 9.9 g bottle with a cap weighing less than 0.99 g. this was the “eco-air bottle” that we now know - the lightest com-mercially produced 0.5l water bottle on the world market as far as we are aware. for the new bottle 5 high speed fi lling lines were purchased, with a total annual capacity of over 8 billion bottles per annum. “why didn’t you adopt one of the lightweight concepts offered by blowing machine manufacturers?” i asked. the answer came back andy peykoff sr. and andy peykoff ii

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bottling / filling 25 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 04/09 www.petpla.net without hesitation: “on the way to developing the lightweight bottle we suffered some expensive setbacks, from which we learned a great deal. it seems that other concepts will still have to travel this bumpy road. that’s why we decided to back our own development”. the in-house expertise at niagara bottling is certainly extensive. they have still never bought a preform from an outside supplier. everything is produced in-house. the preform machines and the cap moulding machines all belong to the company, as do the fi lling lines, which now number more than 20. this makes niagara bottling one of the few inde-pendent fi llers who, thanks to their vertical integration, can allow them-selves, despite all of the discussion about standardisation, to go their own route. the “eco-air bottle” would not have been possible any other way. more room for weight reduction “in your view, is there room for more weight reduction”, i asked andy peykoff ii. “in the short term we could switch from a screw cap to a fl ip-top. that would save a little, but i don’t think the consumer would accept it. a 0.5l bottle must be cleanly resealable. in the medium term we can only reduce the bottle weight if pet resin produc-ers come up with a stronger material. there may be some small reduction opportunities within the bottle design but not the leap that we have recently experienced. we will see what the future brings because no one is going to rest until it’s fully optimized”. for niagara bottling the short term future brought hot-fi lling. the equip-ment is installed and is now fi lling vitamin water type products but that’s another story. alexander büchler the main objective of the project was a bottle that could be produced and fi lled in a practical economical way. the result was the eco-air bottle

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26 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 04/09 www.petpla.net petproducts leak detection systems pti inspection systems now offer a complete line of inspection equipment for online leak testing and detection of leaking plastic bottles. these include single and multi-station linear leak testers for up to 70bpm, and single and multi-station continuous motion testers for up to 150bpm. all of the systems offer: high resolution non-drifting transducers for consistent leak detection easy touch-screen operator interface easy troubleshooting and low maintenance ability to accommodate various container specifi cations, line speeds, special handling and test sensitivity requirements. 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 new lightweight sports cap portola packaging has launched what they announce as a much improved and light-weighted sportsflow closure for the beverage industry. one of the few sports closures to comply with the british soft drinks association recommendations, with spout pull-off force higher than the standard. one of the benefi ts of sportsflow is the thinner tear band for improved tamper evidence, (an improved internal valve protects the product until the tamper evident bridges have broken). it is also easy to apply on the fi lling line with a lower application torque. the cap has an innovative, vented safety dust cover and a true valve seal allowing for nitrogen inser-tion and extra product protection. new low cost wraparound labeller this new moduline labeling system from quadrel labe-ling systems of mentor, ohio, is used to apply wraparound pressure-sensitive labels to tall, unstable containers at speeds up to 100ppm. this labelling system incorporates a vertical roller conveyor to stabilise each container during label application. the in-line system also features wipe-on applicators, an m3 microprocessor controller, a wrap station and all stainless steel conveyor.

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products 27 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 04/09 www.petpla.net @ in partnership with in association with www.beverageawards.com flavoured water closure juice or juice drink ingredient packaging innovation design in pet children’ s drink newcomer brand print campaign adult or gourmet drink carton health initiative glass bottle water environmental initiative tv or cinema advert pouch labelling or decorative finish ethical initiative multi-pack pet technology innovation activation dairy drink can or alubottle functional drink best pet technology innovation? over 20 exciting categories enter online now www.beverageawards.com category sponsors confirmed so far best design in pet? new technology eliminates hot-fi ll panels graham packaging has unveiled a panel-free line of hot-fi ll, wide-mouth pet jars. they are smooth-sided, without notice-able vacuum panels, so not only can labels be easily applied but also the contents can be easily emptied. “using our proprietary vacuum-absorption technologies, we have been able to integrate vacuum panels into the design of the package in such a way that they’re virtually invisible to the untrained eye,” said paul bailie, vice president of food packaging for graham. different panel-free technologies are employed to achieve dif-ferent designs, so the jars each have a unique appearance. “we didn’t do just one design”, said bailie, “but several vastly different ones, including designs nobody else has attempted”. most of the jars, which have 63 or 70mm neck fi nishes, can be fi lled at tem-peratures between 195 and 205 fahrenheit (90 - 96 c). pet dryer with automated adjustment the innovative novatec drying system with a new wheel-dryer design and a unique airfl ow pattern is claimed to enable processors of pet resin to save on plant space, maintenance, and energy while obtaining consistent per-formance - thanks to automatic adjustment to rate and material variations. the company’s new intellipet system takes up only 55 to 60% of the fl oor space required for competing wheel dryer based systems for pet and uses 40 to 50% less energy than conventional systems based on dual des-iccant bed dryers. automated temperature and speed controls adjust to variations in throughput rate, moisture level, and material temperature, and so provide a constant temperature of the resin as it exits the hopper as well as ensuring product consistency. pet dryer with automated adjustment the innovative novatec drying system with a new wheel-dryer design and a unique airfl ow pattern is claimed to enable processors of pet resin to save on plant space, maintenance, and energy while obtaining consistent performance - thanks to automatic adjustment to rate and material variations. the company’s new intellipet system takes up only 55 to 60% of the fl oor space required for competing wheel dryer based systems for pet and uses 40 to 50% less energy than conventional systems based on dual desiccant bed dryers. automated temperature and speed controls adjust to variations in throughput rate, moisture level, and material temperature, and so provide a constant temperature of the resin as it exits the hopper as well as ensuring product consistency.

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28 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 04/09 www.petpla.net petmarkets: personal care a perfect mouth-wash a 300ml pack of “odol-med 3” antibacterial, arctic-fresh mouth-wash is being marketed by glaxosmithkline from their toiletries facility at bühl in south-west germany. the packaging is a perfectly conceived pet bottle with a shrink-sleeve that rises up over the sides of the cap to also act as a tamper-evidence band. perforations in the sleeve make it easy to remove the top part and expose the screw cap, which also serves as a measur-ing cup. carrefour: dispensing from a pet bottle the big french hypermarket chain carrefour of courtabeuf is selling 500ml of gentle liquid soap in a low profi le pet bottle fi tted with a pump dispenser. the pump is protected against unauthor-ised use on the store shelf and is released by a twist action. the highly visible dark blue product and suitable labels on the front and back of the container ensure a high level of on-shelf impact. mousse from pet glaxosmithkline in france has a 125ml white pet bottle of foaming den-ture cleaner in its range. the product is dispensed by a foamer pump. the brightly coloured shrink-sleeve label rises up and over the clear dust cap and so acts as tamper evidence. clearly visible perforations around the top part of the sleeve make it easy to tear off in order to remove the cap and apply the foam. the “best before” date is printed on the bottom of the bottle. blend-a-dent: simple elegant shape procter & gamble germany are selling a 300ml pack of “blend-a-dent” mouthwash and breath freshener in a pyramid shaped pet bottle. thanks to the clarity of the bottle the clean, bright blue of the product is beautifully presented. a snap-on, tamper-proof cover over the screw-cap acts as a measur-ing cup. the front and rear labels, which echo the shape of the bottle, carry product information and the necessary commercial data. attractive in pet the french discounter organisation “u” of rungis presents the whole of its “by u” cosmetics range in various col-oured pet bottles. the product packaging carries high quality front and rear “no label look” labels and a two-piece, easy-to-open cap, all of which makes the product an eye-catcher at the point of sale. the cap, which is snapped on to the pet bottle, is moulded in two colours to make it easier to see and use. nivea soft oil is there to see the german cosmetics manufacturer beiersdorf of hamburg produces 250ml packs of relaxing nivea soft oil in a specially designed clear pet bottle. the clear “no label look” label on the front of the bottle, and the colour co-ordinated screw-on hinged lid with a detent position when open, nicely fi nish off the cosmetic packaging

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bottles 29 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 04/09 www.petpla.net petbottles an elegant appearance the swiss retailers migros of zürich are selling 500ml packs of green and white tea in an elegant asian-looking pet bottle. the “tencha” brand product is presented in a tall, slim bottle decorated with a shrink sleeve label. a colour-coordi-nated 32mm tamper-evident screw cap makes pouring easy and nicely rounds off the pack. tea from müller in 2008 the german dairy company alois müller of arets-ried, launched a limited run of 400ml pet packs of the far eastern mixed tea/milk drink which they called “chai”. the unusual design of the shrink sleeve label made a particular contribution to the eye-catching pack on the dairy shelves. a colour-coordinated screw cap with tear-off tamper evidence added to the attractive look of the pack at point of sale. swiss cordials in pet the swiss retail chain migros has fruit cordials in numerous fl avours packaged in a 750 ml rectangular pet bottle. the upper part of the bottle has a waved profi le with an easy-to-grip surface pattern. an attractive feature of the bottle, with its wrap-around label, is the elaborate snap-on dispensing closure. the closure includes a pull-out tamper evident device, a pouring/dispensing aid, and hinged recloseable cap for one-handed operation. aldi improves juice bottle aldi-süd, the german discount supermarket has made improvements to its 1l pet orange juice bottle used for the rio doro brand. the bottle has been given a slightly lower profi le to make it more stable, and it now has a 32mm neck fi nish. the wider diameter neck makes it easier to open the cap, which also has a tamper band, and pouring is somewhat more convenient. the warp-around foil label with its product and commercial information is unchanged. table wine in a pet bottle amongst a conservative consumer group such as wine drink-ers it is diffi cult for pet to gain a real foothold. in france the company les chais beaucairois of beaucaire is offering spanish rosé and white wines of a “table wine” quality in 1.5 litre pet bot-tles. the bottles have a decorative wrap-around paper label and a tamper-evident screw-on cap. the whole of the upper part is wrapped in an aluminium foil, similar to a glass wine bottle, and also serves as additional tamper evidence. 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

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30 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 04/09 www.petpla.net buyer’sguide entries from 5,70 euro/mm, call 49-6221-65108-0 buyer’sguide 1.0 materials mfc commodities plastics & chemicals global financing and logistics for pet key customers 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 1.1.9 additives and colorants americhem europe ltd cawdor street, eccles manchester, m30 0qf, uk tel: 44 (0)161 789 7832 mlydiate@americhem.com americhem inc 2000 americhem way cuyahoga falls, oh 44221 tel: 1(800) 228 3476 dcroley@americhem.com 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 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 advanced colorants and additives colormatrix europe ltd. knowsley business park, knowsley, merseyside. l34 9gt. uk tel: 0044-151 632-8800 info@colormatrix.co.uk www.colormatrix.com 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 preform manufacturer 3 rue de l’île macé 44 412 reze france tel: 33 (0)2 40 05 09 37 fax: 33 (0)2 51 70 00 55 sgt.mail@sgt-france.com www.sgt-pet.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 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 closures löffl er gmbh d94078 freyung tel : 49 8551 9750 fax : 49 8551 975 180 info@seaquistclosures.eu www.seaquistclosures.eu

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petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 04/09 www.petpla.net buyers guide 31 2.0 machines and equipment 2.1 preform production (machines and equipment) 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 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.cn 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 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

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32 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 04/09 www.petpla.net buyer’sguide entries from 5,70 euro/mm, call 49-6221-65108-0 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 2.3.4 printing equipment tampoprint ag lingwiesenstrasse 1 70825 münchingen, germany tel.: 49 7150 928-0 fax: 49 7150 928-400 info@tampoprint.de www.tampoprint.de 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 pre-forms, 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 3.0 suppliers for stretch blow moulds and preform moulds 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 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 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

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petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 04/09 www.petpla.net buyers guide 33 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 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 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 3.1 preform moulds 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 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 pmci - sipa division via caduti del lavoro, 3 31029 vittorio veneto - italy tel. 390438911511 fax 390438914495 pmci@zoppas.com www.sipa.it 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 3.2 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 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 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. 3.3 cap moulds www.corvaglia.ch z-werkzeugbau-gmbh hoechster strasse 8 6850 dornbirn, austria tel. 0043-5572-7272-720 fax 0043-5572-7272-8620 offi ce@z-werkzeugbau.com www.z-moulds.com 3.6 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 4.0 filling / bottling 4.1 bottle handling and preparation 4.2 beverage preparation 4.3 filling machines 4.3.4 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 4.4 labellers and capping machines

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34 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 04/09 www.petpla.net buyer’sguide entries from 5,70 euro/mm, call 49-6221-65108-0 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 5.6 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 5.8 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 6.0 other 6.1 laboratory equipment 6.1.2 o 2 barrier measurement non-invasive oxygen/ ph measurement presens gmbh germany info@presens.de tel 49 941 942 72 0 www.presens.de 6.2 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 6.3 contract manufacturers 6.3.2 suppliers of custom designed bottles p .e.t. engineering srl via celtica 26 31020 san vendemiano (tv), italy tel 39 0438 403069 fax 39 0438 408420 www.petengineering.com info@petengineering.com 4.4.1 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 4.5 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 5.0 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

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patents 35 www.verpackungspatente.de petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 04/09 www.petpla.net petpatents additive in a mini-pouch european patent granted no. ep 1503944 b1 applicant: procter & gamble comp., cincinnati (us) date of application: 15.5.2003 a pouch fi xed to the opening of a con-tainer (double wall membrane with a receiving chamber) contains a prod-uct that is to be mixed with the main substance in the container. before use, by pressing from above with a sliding needle device in the cap, the pouch is breached and the two products mix together. rfid in the cap international patent no. wo 2008 / 114776 a1 applicant: toyo seikan kaisha ltd., tokyo (jp) date of application: 17.3.2008 the application describes the place and the process for applying an rfid label to the cap of a container. this method is claimed to prevent failures due to, for example, mois-ture. preform with inner pouch international patent no. wo 2008 / 129012 a1 applicant: inbev s.a., leuven (be) date of application: 18.4.2008 the submission describes the concept, design and manufacturing process of a preform with integrated pouch. the outer layer of material forms the container and the inner layer forms the internal pouch. the proc-ess for manufacturing a container using this preform is also described. easy to open international patent no. wo 2008 / 141178 a1 applicant: alcan global pharmaceutical packaging inc. pennsauken (us) date of application: 9.5.2008 a small capacity bottle with a screw cap has fi nger-friendly recesses in the base area which are claimed to make the screw cap easier to open without the bottle rotating in the hand. international patent protection is applied for. bottle with handle european patent granted no. ep 1555210 b1 applicant: yoshino kogyosho co. ltd., tokyo (jp) date of application: 25.9.2003 shape and design of a bottle with reinforced shoulders and, on the back, a fi xed handle. the bottle is designed to hold large volumes. preform with hanger attachment international patent no. wo 2009 / 000492 a2 applicant: fresenius kabi deutschland gmbh, bad homburg (d) date of application: 24.6.2008 the process for the manufacture of an injection-moulded preform, and the design of the container are submitted for international patent protection. the container is designed for medicinal liquids and intravenous nutritional supplements and therefore has an integrated hanger attachment. additive in the cap international patent no. wo 2007 / 069845 a1 applicant: jeon-min lee, seoul (kr) date of application: 12.12.2006 the construction and function of a con-tainer with an additive chamber in the lid is described. mixing and dispensing of the product is claimed to be improved by the design of the cap. plastic container international patent no. wo 2007 / 102950 a2 applicant: plastipak packaging, inc., plymouth (us) date of application: 29.1.2007 a plastic container is so designed and shaped that the centre of gravity is shifted and the container becomes more stable.

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