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www.petpla.net d 51178; issn: 1438-9452 no. 08 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 03 . 08 . 09 petplanet is read in 137 countries reg i ona l mar ke t repor t s asean part 3 page 10 net stand 103 hall b3 sept. 14-19 messe münchen

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imprint editorial 3 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 08/09 www.petpla.net publisher alexander büchler, managing director head office 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 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, think global, act regional the term “global” is really getting overworked and worn out. these days anyone that looks beyond his immediate horizon claims to have a global business. even we, when we started this magazine ten years ago, took a global approach, and we fi rmly embedded the idea in our name, “pet planet”. perhaps at the time it was a decision lightly taken, but today, after countless regional reports covering most of the key coun-tries, i am of the fi rm opinion that the name petplanet is not just an empty word but a mission! in september we will meet all of our pet friends at the petpoint/ drinktec exhibition and the pet world congress, both taking place at the new munich trade fair centre. and to make it quite clear that we are not running simply a european event, but a global one, we have planted fl ags all over the world on the google map. at www.petpoint.net you can see if there are any pet vip’s near you, whether you are in europe, america, africa, the far east or australasia. you can get a feel for just how global the registrations for the pet world congress are, and see from whereabouts in the world the 100 exhibitors at petpoint will be coming (see page 32). previously i always worked with excell sheets to monitor the lists of congress participants and exhibitors, but after we had planted all of those fl ags in the world map even i was impressed. there is a big differ-ence between reading a list of countries and seeing all of the companies depicted on a world map. at this point, incidentally, i must express my thanks to our programmer (who wishes to remain anonymous) for creat-ing this amazing documentation of the pet “planet”. despite global claims the old adage “think global, act regional” is still valid! and here we come back, after our space fl ight, to the daily prob-lems and little irritations facing the pet family. let’s get together, with our feet on the ground, in munich and in these dynamic times work out not only global solutions but also put in place an exchange of informa-tion and views that will exactly meet your own personal needs. i am very much looking forward to welcoming you at our stand 103 in the petpoint hall b3, or to joining in an active discussion with you at the pet world congress from september 16 to 17, 2009 (see page 38). yours, alexander büchler

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4 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 08/09 www.petpla.net petcontents 08/09 inside track 3 editorial 4 contents 6 news buyer’s guide 30 get listed! regional market report 10 asean part 3 market survey 26 suppliers of preform systems tradeshow specials 24 npe review, chicago june 22-26, 2009 32 petpoint drinktec preview, munich, september 14 -19, 2009 28 the petworld congress, munich, september 16-17, 2009 page 42 materials / recycling 16 developments in pet recycling 18 “we are far more effi cient energy users now” preform production 20 the rapid guide to perfect preforms part 8 22 taking lightweighting to the next step bottling /filling 42 high speed beverage loading and control 44 pet for non-alcoholic beverage production page 44 reg i ona l mar ke t repor t s asean part 3 page 18 page 10

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6 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 08/09 www.petpla.net petnews krones supplies 1,000th contiform sbm machine krones announced its entry into the pet sbm machine market at drink-tec 1997 and in june 2009 the thou-sandth contiform stretch blow-moulding machine left the factory in neutrau-bling. at the end of may 2000 the fi ftieth machine of this type was delivered to the darguner brewery in mecklenburg-west-ern pomerania. today’s contiform range is capa-ble of producing containers from 0.1 to 5.0l in capacity. output per cavity is up to 1,800bph and maximum output from one machine can hit 72,000bph. there is also the contiform h for producing hot fi ll pet containers. the 1,000th contiform, an s30m with an output of 54,000bph, is being commissioned by nestlé anderson in the usa - a company already operating fi ve machines of the same type. netstal pushes used machinery business the swiss manufacturer netstal-maschinen ag has bundled its organisa-tion and processes for trading, overhauling and selling used machines under the brand of “original netstal revised” and has created a dedicated structure to operate in this market. by running its own used machine business netstal aims to give its exist-ing and new customers the opportunity of acquiring and operating injection moulding machines overhauled by the original manufacturer and has set up a dedicated department staffed by specialists who devote themselves to buying, overhauling and selling used machines. the advantage of machine overhauls at netstal is the company’s access to the original manufacturing documents and the availability of original spare parts. hence, if desired, the machines can be supplied in a condition almost as new. “original netstal revised” should also be of interest to existing custom-ers who wish to have individual machines overhauled for optimum perform-ance. depending on the scope of the work carried out such injection moulding machines will be covered by a factory warranty of up to 12 months. information on the used machines available can be found on-line at www. netstal.com/2ndhand. manjushree awards for innovation and excellence the winners of the manjushree awards, instituted to mark the silver jubilee of the bangalore based packag-ing company, were announced in july. kk plastic won the award for waste disposal and plastic recycling, the award for conservation of energy and ecology in plastics, went to asb inter-national of thane. the award for the fastest growing enterprise in plastic packaging was presented to essel propack of mumbai, a us 300 million company that has grown more than 100% in the last 4 years. the award for best design using plastic went to safepack industries of pune, for their groundbreaking solution for packag-ing metal using plastics. the award for outstanding individual contribution was presented to mr. j.r. shah, direc-tor of jayvee organics, an industry veteran with more than 45 years expe-rience in the plastics business. greener solutions for pet packaging expopet is a fast growing uk-based company aiming to bring pet bottle packaging solutions under one umbrella in a greener and more environmentally-friendly way. the company covers the basic supply of resins and preforms, as well as dealing in caps and closures, labelling, additives and laboratory testing. there are also research facilities looking at environmentally friendly technolo-gies for the recycling of pet products. expopet is set up as a solution provider to overcome recycling problems with the aim of zero waste through the collec-tion and sorting of different kinds of post-consumer plastic products. the com-pany’s activities cover europe, asia and the middle eastern regions. plastic caps & closures 2009 the plastics caps and closures conference will be held on thursday november 5th and friday november 6th at the marriott hotel, brussels, bel-gium. the conference covers market, legislative and technical areas and is aimed at material and equipment suppliers through to producers and end-users. the cost of registration for the conference is 999 plus vat, with a special early booking discount of 200 for registration before september 11th. for booking please contact jenny noakes on epnconferences@crain.com. companies or individuals interested in speaking at this event may contact lisa mather at lmather@crain.com. sponsorship and display opportunities are also available. la seda de barcelona recommences operations in el prat while the iqa ethylene glycol plant in tarragona is working normally, the restart of la seda’s pet resin plant in el prat de llobregat, barcelona, will allow return to full output of the industrial facilities on which the multi-chemical group depends. this decision comes from the agreements made by the board of directors in june. production will be gradually increased to reach 100 of capacity.

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news 7 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 08/09 www.petpla.net krones variopac - 1000 machines in 10 years in september krones will deliver the 1,000th variopac packer. it was in june 1999 that the variopac, used for packing cans, glass or plastic containers and grouping contain-ers in a wide choice of sales packs, arrived on the market. the series includes the tfs (tray-fi lm-shrink), pfs (pad-fi lm-shrink), fs (fi lm-shrink) and t (tray) models. 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. drinktec booth # a5 303 corvaglia pco 1881 push-pull sports cap as a result of the enormous material savings that can be made the new pco 1881 short neck is making serious inroads in the market and gaining acceptance in the csd and beer sectors where it is replacing the pco 1810. sports and wellness beverages bottled in pet and using a sports cap are now latching onto this trend and several big soft drinks companies supplying discount retail chains have already started the change-over to the new neck-fi nish. corvaglia closures eschlikon ag, one of the fi rst cap producers to react to the trend, already has a multi-cavity mould tool in operation, producing 3-piece push-pull sports caps with the 1881 short neck fi nish. this high capacity tool enables corvaglia to assure continu-ous supplies to their customers right from the start of their pco 1881 bottling activities. sunrise industries seminar also part of the silver jubilee celebrations was the futurepac 09 seminar which this year focussed on ‘bev-erages – the next sunrise industry’. the seminar was held on july 13 in bangalore and included papers from manufacturers such as sidel and bericap, as well brand owners such as coca-cola and delmonte. mr.ramesh chauhan, the chairman of bisleri international, spoke on “the future of packaged water in india” and mr. pankaj garg, senior manager, coca cola (india), discussed the “impact of packaging on consumer buying behaviour”. mr. christian krautkrämer of bericap described „how a cap manufacturer can contribute to cost saving and sustainabil-ity by innovative design“ and mr.yogesh bellani, business head, delmonte foods out-lined the „global trends in the beverage market“.

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news 8 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 08/09 www.petpla.net 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 come and visit us at the drinktec/petpoint in munich: hall b3 booth 349 sept. 14 -19, 2009 etpoint bottled water at the end of june in the uk thames water’s “london on tap” programme received the uk’s most infl uential, independent, peer-assessed corporate responsibility award, namely the procter & gamble ‘big tick’ for responsible marketing. the award was made to thames water utilities board for the posi-tive impact of its campaign’s on the community, environment and marketplace. the uk drinking water inspectorate is also expected to rate thames tap water at 99.99% compliant with stringent national and european standards. david owens, chief executive of thames water, announced that they wanted to make their water more accessible to people in london when they are out for a meal or drink. the board’s “tap top - carafe for london” is now available to buy! in petcore’s view the refreshing thing about this award is that thames water hasn’t felt the need to attack bottled water. the board is proud of its product and is making its water available to people outside their homes and workplaces. thames water is confi dent enough to present the facts and allow the public to make their own choice. in the plastics industry we are becoming used to the anger and acrimony that is directed by single-issue groups and partisan media at their chosen hate-fi gure. single-use plastic carrier bags and bottled water are recent targets. the main weapons of these groups are totally unwarranted exploitation of emo-tion and ignorance. they play on the public and media’s lack of understand-ing of risk, their fears of cancer and other illnesses, and their worries for their children’s future. the goals of single-issue groups are outright bans worldwide - then they move on to their next target. schools are fl ooded with extremely biased “information packs” and unfortunately their messages are endorsed and reinforced by almost all sections of the media. input from industry is viewed as protectionist and is therefore misrepresented or ignored – “don’t bother us with the facts.” what are the real facts about water bottled in pet? pet is clean and lightweight. one litre (one kilogram) of water can be safely protected from contamination and spoiling by 25 grams of pet. empty pet bottles are recycled and are collected for recycling from house- holds and drop-off points in every eu country. in 2007 1.13 million tonnes were collected for recycling (20% more than in 2006). they end up in a variety of applications – new bottles, thermoforming sheet, strapping tape, fi bres (for clothing, furnishings and fi llings), non-wovens and others such as engineering plastics. a pet bottle provides mobile water for “on the go” people. it is the pre- ferred, safest material for all beverages in the home, at sports venues, out-door concerts and particularly on the beach, but ............. as with all packag-ing we must dispose of our used bottles responsibly at a recycling point or litter bin! when disasters strike pet really comes into its own. pictures of natural, and not so natural disasters show aid and rescue workers handing out essential, clean, drinkable water in pet bottles. they are light, compact, resealable, easily transported to remote areas and are immediately avail-able in large quantities with fi lling lines able to work round the clock to sup-port emergency services. thames water was pleased to be able to hand out bottled water when a main water supply pipe broke in oxfordshire in 2008. it isn’t a sin to take a bottle of water with you when you’re travelling (it’s calorie free)! it is a sensible practice. by all means reuse your pet bottle and refi ll it from a tap, but please treat it as you would a glass or ceramic cup and wash the bottle well between uses. as with the customers for thames water’s tap top – we all should have a choice! petcore would like to send its congratulations to thames water on their achievement and their well-deserved award – and we thank them for their responsible marketing! p e t c o r e c o l u m n p c

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regional market reports 10 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 08/09 www.petpla.net e re re re regi gi g onal m by wolfgang von schroeter part 3 asean in petplanet 06/08 and 07/08 we offered an insight into the pet-related markets in south east asia. in this months issue the report covers our visits to f&n coca-cola in kuala lumpur and the fi rst visits in bangkok, covering sidel south east asia pacifi c and indorama-petform, the packaging division of indorama polymers. kuala lumpur – january 16, 2009 f&n coca-cola (malaysia) abdus sami: “the global crisis will not affect us. men must drink.” abdus sami – general manager, manufacturing - we met: abdus sami – general manager, manufacturing. f&n coca cola (f&ncc) in shah alam, malay-sia, is the number one beverage filling address. abdus sami received us in shah alam. he has been general manager manufacturing, for two years. previously, he was 17 years with pepsi co in a regional assignment. he makes an imposing, presidential figure seated at his desk. he is communicative, full of enthusiasm, impatient to get things done - a dynamic being with the desire to shape and organise things and to manage the opera-tion. he explained pleasingly: “malaysia is a good place to live, to work or just to visit. people are friendly and weather is nice. there is much to do and it is my job to make things happen especially in manufacturing” reg i ona l mar ke t repor t s asean part 3

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regional market reports 11 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 08/09 www.petpla.net bangkok the pet industry is focusing on bangkok for reasons of markets, costs and the national charcater for two years bangkok has now enjoyed the services of a new airport, which is of course rather spectacular, built on a huge site and with long distances to be travelled inside the terminal. overall it is lavish and imposing, and well-equipped to compete with singapore as the hub for interna-tional air traffi c. the airport was a world focus of attention when the “yellow” revolutionaries in their struggle against the government stormed the airport in a calculated move and paralysed all air traffi c. it was a signifi cant problem for the country, its industry, and the thousands of tourists who help to drive the economy. and yet … despite the frequent unrest and the “yellow” or “red” uprisings, one can feel a certain political stabil-ity here in bangkok, regardless of the gestures of protest being played out in front of the cnn cameras. when things get out of hand the king and the army intervene to impose peace and order. in contrast to the old airport, the new one is connected to bangkok and its population of around 10 million by modern highways (and will soon also have an elevated railway). however, the current traffi c problems remain to be solved, although there are times when one can rapidly reach the city centre where asia’s usual architectural fl ights of fancy can be seen - the 20 to 30 storey offi ce blocks, gleaming facades and huge advertisements. history of the company in the region today f&n operate in shah alam (csd, asd*, cordials), in betong (water), in kuching (csd, cordials), and in matang (water). part of f&ncc portfolio of products is sourced from local co-packers, who complement the production capabil-ity and capacity of the four f&n plants. (* asd asian soft drinks) f&n is quoted on bursa malaysia and its shares are popular with investors due to its steady performance and good dividend yield product and organisation soft drinks and asds, with a 70% market share in malay-sia. famous brands: f&ncc supply and distribute coca-cola, f&n fun flavours, 100plus isotonic soft drink, fruit tree and seasons. the f&ncc soft drinks plant in shah alam, setup in 1996 as a greenfi eld project, is the largest and most modern of its kind in south east asia. at shah alam there are 10 fi lling lines in total, all neatly laid our in parallel, side by side. the lines are equipped with machinery supplied by reputed manufactur-ers like khs, sidel, mitsubishi, apv, takai, miteco, scholle, ferrum, anton-parr , angelus, alcoa and zalkin. pet is a growing segment of csd business for f&ncc and it has a strategic alliance with pet far eastern to supply the 500ml & 1.5l bottles for its shah alam and kuching facto-ries. pet far eastern has installed three sidel blow moulders in f&ncc plants (two in shah alam and one in kuching) to meet with the pet bottle demand. preforms are supplied by pet fe subsidiary in johor baru. a big portion of the blown bottles are supplied directly through a supply bridge and air conveyors to the bottling lines, whereas the balance produc-tion is palletized and stored for later use. we saw the factory in shah alam on a friday, which in a muslim country is a quiet day. chinese new year is one week away. most of the 10 lines are lying still, “because the orders for the week have been pro-duced and delivered”. the warehouses are full to meet with any last minute demand from key accounts, retailers or distributors. market development and expectations abdus sami’s view is that, “per capita consumption of packaged beverages is low in the region, which provides a lot of growth opportunities for us. growth will continue, for sure. in terms of packaging, the packaging mix will change. pet will probably be the engine of our future growth. while cans will still be there, glass will probably disappear from the market soon.”

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regional market reports 12 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 08/09 www.petpla.net and yet bangkok has retained its authenticity, its asiatic fl air, hidden beneath the heavy concrete highways, found in the multi-ethnic residential districts on the river, or across on the other side of the klong, leading to the orchid farms, or in the restaurants where one can enjoy thai food in a traditional atmosphere. bangkok has attracted industry, including the pet industry, enticing it away from singapore. the reasons include similarly the large population and the associated large home market, lower labour costs, and also perhaps the fact that the “land of smile and laughter” is more lib-eral, more open and generous, more free - in comparative terms. our hotel was the sheraton sukhumvit in the centre of the city; the room on the 27 th fl oor with a view over the forest of tall buildings. on a neighbouring tower block hung a huge banner with a message that possibly illustrates the current climate: “offi ce for rent”. is this normality or an indication that the global fi nancial and economic crisis has reached thailand? we shall see! bangkok - january 19, 2009. sidel south east asia pacifi c “the availability of simonazzi products repre-sents the biggest challenge.” philippe de sarrazin – zone vice president south east asia pacifi c we met: philippe de sarrazin – zone vice president south east asia pacifi c. he is constantly on the move, but nevertheless found time to make himself available for us. the best time for meeting is in the evening, when he comes back from the airport - back from a business trip and trying to unwind - preferably with a glass of bordeaux, which he calls a sustainable french tradition. this was already the case in moscow, where we fi rst met him (petplanet 67/06), and is now happening again in the heart of bangkok. “i changed from vodka to black label - from russia to beau-tiful bangkok”, he says. de sarrazin’s career: he was banker with crédit lyon-nais in indonesia, “proving my affection for fi gures”. he adds, “sidel was my client.” after quitting the bank, he joined sidel in france and was in charge of trade fi nance, including fi nancing the group’s asian business. thereafter, on his request, he was assigned to operations, fi rst in the moscow offi ce and, after 5 years, in bangkok as sidel’s vice president operations for south east asia. his career is living proof of a man dynamically, sometimes aggressively, pursuing the sidel course, loyal to his customers, loyal to sidel, sometimes tough on himself as well as on his bosses at home – all for the sake of success. sidel is well established in the far east - head offi ce in bangkok and 9 sales and service branches, of which 5 are in the asean. sidel manufactures in india and the philip-pines. transfer of the last remaining malaysian production to beijing in china was completed in june 2009. the incorporation of the simonazzi range by sidel was not a major headache, but philippe de sarrazin is quite explicit on the matter: “our biggest challenge at present is to make use of the availability of simonazzi. we enjoy the added possibilities against our competitors. the integration of simonazzi into the sidel organisation is without compro-mise. we are one company now.” company history in region the fi rst sidel blowing machine was sold from france to asean even before the offi ce in singapore was estab-lished. until the fi rst quearter of 2009, sidel was manufac-turing the smaller blowing machines in malaysia. but due to international crisis and the need to reorganize its industrial footprint, sidel decided to close malaysia and to focus on the new plant opened in beijing (october 2008) where sidel is now manufacturing complete pet lines. in india, sidel is manufacturing blowing machines, which are built for the local market but slowly will eventu-ally be exported in some asean countries. today there are 135 employees for sales and service in the region – of whom 80% are in technical support and project manage-ment. product, references and population sidel has the broadest customer base and the biggest number of pet machines in the asean market, with an estimated 60% market share for sbo. the company is in

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regional market reports 13 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 08/09 www.petpla.net the market with a combination of packaging technology (from a single machine to complete integrated line solu-tions) and with /- 850 sidel blowers and combis, /- 750 packaging equipments, /- 175 alfa labellers installed in asean (simonazzi products not included). some imporatnt references are in thailand: toyoseikan, sermsuk (pepsi), imco, thaibev, uni president, petco, petform, tpdl (coke) vietnam: bavico, nestle, san miguel, kirin, ngioc ngnya, pepsi philippines: coke, abi, san miguel, nestle, urc malaysia: f&n, pet far eastern, chuan sin (spritzer) singapore: f&n, pokka, pepsi indonesia: pt aqua, otsuka, ades, pt wings, multibintang(heineken), abc president one of sidel’s most prominent showpieces is at thai nam thip (coke fran-chise), where altogether 8 lines from various suppliers are in operation blowing bottles and fi lling water and csd, and include 2 x sidel blowers (sbo 18 and 10) with simonazzi fi lling; 3 x sidel blowers (sbo 6, 12 and 20) blowing with ringer (local manu-facturer) fi llers: 1 x sidel sbo 8 with krones fi lling. there is also 1 x corpoplast blower with simonazzi fi lling line 1 x krones blower and fi lling line. strategies philippe de sarrazin is very clear on the subject of strategy, when he says: provide excellence in services. target the beer market with the expertise and knowledge from our italians colleagues. the market is defi nitively looking for alternative solutions to the german beer leaders, krones and khs. promote technologies for sensitive products – low and high acids- with aseptic fi lling or predis, and hot fi lling. develop the indian synergy blowers for acceptance in some emerging markets. low cost low speed complete pet lines target 100 million sales by sidel south east asia pacifi c within the next 2-3 years (from 70 million in 2008).

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regional market reports 14 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 08/09 www.petpla.net bangkok - january 19 th , 2009 indorama – petform (thailand) indorama – driving for market share anil k. kohli – joint vice president petform (thailand) ltd. anil kohli together with david bull – advisor, petform (thailand) co. ltd. f.l.t.r..:pakorn tantiratapong, together with another sidel team member and anil kohli (sidel),and michael maruschke, member of the editorial team of petplanet we met: anil k kohli – joint vice president petform (thailand) ltd. and david bull – advisor , petform (thailand) co. ltd. together with pakorn tantiratapong from sidel and satja yingyongyos from husky. petform is a packaging division of indorama polymers public company limited, an independently-managed, listed subsidiary of indorama ventures limited. indorama ventures limited is one of the world’s largest vertically integrated polyes-ter chain producers and a leading global manufacturer of wool yarns. the polyester value chain is comprised of pta (puri-fi ed terephthalic acid), a polyester intermediate, pet resin, polyester fi bres, fi lm, preforms which are subsequently used in the production of numerous and varying products and markets. the integration of the polyester value chain assets under a single roof has created a company expected to generate over us 3 billion in revenues with 14 operating units spanning asia, europe and north america, employing approximately 3,600 people worldwide. indorama ventures limited is one of the few companies in the polyester value chain which has maintained a keen focus and commitment to the industry it participates. it has shown signifi cant growth in the recent years with an annual capacity growth of 135% from 2006 to 2008 and a revenue growth of 138% during the same period. we had the privilege of visiting indorama ventures thai-land’s lopburi complex, where the company manufactures pet resin, pet packaging including preforms, bottles and closures, and worsted wool yarns. indorama polymers produces around 180,000t/a in thai-land, but ranks as the second largest producer of pet poly-mers in the world with its international facilities and a global capacity of 1.5 mio t in 2009. the pet resin division contrib-utes around 22% the total revenue of the thai company. the factory visited by pet planet is located in lopburi, the ancient thai city, 130 kilometres north of bangkok. in the middle of rice fi elds the high towers, rising up about 50 metres, are witness to indorama’s high pet ambitions. next to it, on same site is indorama petform, i.e. the packaging arm of indorama with facilities for injection-moulding, blow-moulding and labelling. services to the beverage industry even include injection and compression moulding of caps and closures. residential compounds for all the workers here are within the factory, and plenty of space is available. the place seems to vibrate in anticipation of the next expansion. new production halls are constructed. investments apparently without limits and restriction – despite the global worries. the presentation of indorama for petplanet took place in the boardroom of “center of talent excellence”. anil k kohli joint vice president petform opened the meeting. we sang and/or listened to a song composed in honour of the indo-rama company and started to realise that this company is more than a just provider of employment and jobs. indorama is a mission and everybody is invited to participate. “indo-

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regional market reports 15 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 08/09 www.petpla.net rama, our life. we are indorama,” the participants at the meeting sang. anil kohli surely felt like a missionary when he introduced the company to us. coming from india, he was part of the core team under the leadership of mr aloke lohia, group ceo, which started the indorama pet business in thailand in 1995. mr aloke lohia is the man of the fi rst hour. he has developed the company, he is driver and he himself and the team are driven by success. but not only productivity, growth, turn-over and profi ts are key issues, not only tonnage of pet resin produced and number of preforms and bottles moulded, but rather what he describes as the thai ethics, i.e. taking care of people, social responsibility and welfare, …. “com-mitment towards social development in one’s surroundings through meaningful interaction, training and investment. com-mitment also for a better society and environment.” david bull is another packaging protagonist at indorama, coming from crown obrist after 35 years in closures. he can look back on 15 years in thailand, and has grown in experience and knowledge of the essentials of the job. his approach is moderate and easygoing, his utterances are well-considered and well-informed with a touch of british understatement, - and as he says “market fi rst, happy cus-tomers fi rst. we are driving for market share. margins and profi ts will follow – later. petform will compete mercilessly with the competition.” product and production indorama’s asian combined pet resin capacity is 370,000 tonnes per annum, including 180,000 tonnes of indorama polymers, lopburi, thailand facility, 100,000 tonnes of indo-rama polyester industries, map ta phut, thailand facility and 90,000 tonnes of the indonesian pet facility which belongs to the associated indorama spl group. approximately 100,000 tonnes are sold within asean, the balance being exported. looking at all asean states the demand for pet is around 500,000t, of which indorama satisfi es 20% (i.e. 100,000t). there are 4 pet resin producers in thailand: indorama thailand, shinkong, thai pet (mitsui) and bangkok polyester. today indorama lopburi employs 800 people, 300 in pet operations, and 500 in worsted wool yarn making. milestones at petform since 1998 indorama has been producing not only pet resin, but the company also moulds pet resin into preforms and bottles. petform injection-moulds 600 million preforms per annum using several husky xl 300/ gl300 machines with up to 72 cavities and one husky hypet 400 with 96 cavi-ties. another two 96 cavity preform systems are planned in the current year. petform blow-moulds 180 million bottles per annum using 2 sidels each with 8 cavities and plans to double the bottle capacity this year. petform injection-moulds closures (on a husky) and compression-moulds closures (on a sacmi) producing a total of 1.2 billion units per annum. another sacmi line will be added this year to bring capacity to 1.7 billion units per annum. according to indorama management, equipment utilisa-tion during peak season is 95% and could not really be better. capacity utilisation is however about 70% due to seasonality of business. petform moulds 12,000t of pet per annum. supply of preforms and bottles is to 3 fi lling locations of serm suk (there are altogether 5 fi lling loca-tions of pepsi in thailand), which is their prime customer and at the same time a jv partner in petform. future prospects anil k kohli predicts growth for petform as follows: for pet resin, preforms and bottles (after 20% in 2008) to be maintained in 2009. for closures (after 60% in 2008) to be again an incredible 60% in 2009. petform targets to build up capacities of it’s products to reach 3 billion units per annum in next two years. pet resin growth expectations are related to continued growth in water, various beverages and further penetration potential in beer, milk and cosmetics. anil k kohli: “there is nothing to stop the progress.” regional market report asean reports on the following companies will follow in the coming issues of petplanet insider: imco (near bangkok) - converter toyo pack international (near bangkok) - converter and fi ller petpak (near bangkok) - converter khs thailand (in bangkok) - supplier tck interplas (near bangkok) - converter sipa (in bangkok) - supplier ajethai big cola (near bangkok) - fi ller tipco (bangkok)

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material / recycling 16 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 08/09 www.petpla.net developments in pet recycling although starlinger launched its fi rst pet recycling line as recently as 2003, the family-owned austrian company has quickly established itself as a leading high-tech supplier of recycling equipment for bottle-to-bottle and high-viscosity applications. it installed extrusion and solid-stating capac-ity of more than 50,000t per year for bottle-grade r-pet in 2007 alone. it has been granted food contact approval by various countries and brand owners, including pepsico. starlinger’s latest technologi-cal achievements in its recostar pet iv processes deliver increased capacity, energy savings and easy adaptability. the recycling process consists of two main steps: the con-tinuous extrusion process (recostar pet) and semi-continuous solid-stating of the produced pellets for increased iv (intrinsic viscosity) and food contact suitability. the solid-stating process uses starlinger’s iv system with recostar ssp 1800 or viscostar 75 or 120. its ssp (solid state polycondensation) technology achieves a substantial iv increase as well as reducing aa content. the extrusion unit and the ssp reactors feature a vacuum pump that does not require fresh water and is easy to maintain. the system is equipped with a central greasing unit and a central water distributor, which almost completely eliminates waste-water. automatic fi lters are used for de-dusting fl akes from washing lines during pre-drying, which delivers longer servicing intervals and easier maintenance. better energy usage starlinger has introduced fi ve pet extruders with optional hc (high capacity) design. with the same extruder diameter, output can be raised by up to 30% while power consump-tion remains almost the same. many components are designed to work with cooled water, which eliminates the need for a chiller. excess energy from starlinger’s latest achiev-ments in recycling equipment deliver increased capacity, energy savings and easy adaptability

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material / recycling 17 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 08/09 www.petpla.net another starlinger plant for france plastique recyclage the fi rst starlinger recycling plant at france plastique recy-clage (fpr) was a recostar pet 165 iv and two viscostar 75 lines for the extrusion/solid state poly-condensation and decontamina-tion of high grade pellets from post consumer pet. the line went into operation in february 2008 at la-neuve-lyre. now fpr has signed a new contract for the purchase of a recostar pet 165 iv hc recy-cling line and two viscostar 120 solid stating reactors for an annual output of about 15,000t. this line is for a new recycling operation in limay. the decision to use starlinger equipment once again was in part based on the fact that the recy-cling and solid stating technology successfully passed the decon-tamination challenge tests set by the afssa french food safety agency. the energy-saving con-cept, confi rmed by calculating the energy consumed per kg of r-pet produced, was another argument in favour of starlinger. previous process steps are preserved and used in the next step; inline crys-tallisation after the pelletising process, for example, uses residual heat carried from pelletising, reducing energy con-sumption by 0.05kw/kg. while iv increase depends on a variety of factors, such as the iv value of the granulate at outset, starlinger has been able to speed up the solid stating process with a special ver-sion of the ssp unit. it allows users to either raise the possible iv increase during a specifi ed amount of time or reduce the residence time of the granulate. greater customer adaptability the modular system adapts to customer requirements and allows upgrading of existing lines by exchang-ing or adding individual components. the equipment can also be adjusted to input material changes, like new resins and additives. process parameters such as temperature and residence time can be specifi ed according to customer needs. the recostar pet line can be optionally equipped with a desiccant air dryer for predrying, which has proven especially useful for remov-ing contaminants such as aa blockers. a hot-air drying system is available as an option for higher output capaci-ties or for fl akes with higher moisture content. drypack one system for everything material drying and mould dehumidification www.eisbaer.at your advantages: significant energy saving highest liability (only three moving parts for the dryer) dry moulds (no condensation) constant material quality drinktec münchen 2009 / halle: b3 / standnr.: 425. fakuma friedrichshafen 2009 / halle: a7 / standnr.: a7-7222

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pet drying installation luxor a 2400 with eta-process technology preform production 18 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 08/09 www.petpla.net hansa-heemann ag – preform production since mid 2008 ”we are far more effi cient energy users now” motan, the engineering company, which has a factory in the south of germany. hansa-heemann decided to manufacture preforms on its own during 2008, and key objectives were cost and energy saving. as it is very diffi cult for beverage fi llers to generate acceptable margin on the bottle’s contents alone, they have to consider every possibility and opportunity to generate savings. as demand for glass bottles declined, the kloster lehnin facility converted to pet entirely in the early part of this decade, reaching production levels of 40,000bph. in 2005/2006, the lehnin staff extended the dialogue with its equipment suppliers, including motan, with the objectives of saving energy, optimising personnel levels, improv-ing quality assurance and achieving inline measurements during preform production. traceability of records on produc-tion data were extremely important factors. the latest equipment, helped hansa-heemann exceed their effi - ciency targets, which were planned to be 95%; it now achieves over 97%. motan installed four exterior silos with a capacity of 166cbm each, mounted on load cells. silonet software for material management “motan’s silonet software allows t the management of various batches of material in one silo,” detlev schmidt, sales manager at motan, explains. “silonet organises fi ll-ing and extraction of the batches by means of weight increase and loss.” on delivery, all batch-relevant data, such as batch number, material sup-plier, carrier, delivery note number, start-and-end of storage are entered in the system through a pc linked by means of linknet. “possible mixing of batches in the silo can be manu-ally considered in a later evaluation without any problem,” says christian prinz, application manager at motan. regrind belding and drying the granulate is conveyed from the silo through a total of three coded coupling tables. its control system triggers an alarm in case of errone-ous coupling, it proceeds to nine 30l hopper loaders with automatic dedusting by implosion, through three gravicolor 1000 regrind blend-ing units and on to the three drying installations. in the gravicolor units, new material and regrind fl akes will already be dosed and pre-mixed; separate drying of each of the com-ponents is unnecessary. one luxor a pet dryer with an airfl ow rate of 3,000m 3 /h, a drying bin with a capac-ity of 13,000l and variable level measurement by means of guided microwaves are assigned to both injection moulding machines, which each have a fl ow rate of 1.200kg/h. a luxor a pet with an air fl ow of 2,400m 3 /h and a drying bin with a capacity of 9,000l – also equipped with a variable level measurement by means of guided microwaves – supplies dried pet to the smaller machine, which has a fl ow rate of approximately 840kg/h. “we are able to map this route completely through our intelligent control,” application manager prinz observes. the motan software records the all-important material fl ow data. “any change in the mate-rial routing activates event triggers, which result in a data storage.” through analysis software – called trace view – different fi ltration criteria

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preform production 19 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 08/09 www.petpla.net “our new preform production works really well,” says ralph möller, branch director plastics and packing technologies of hansa-heemann ag. at the beginning of 2008, the hamburg-based beverage fi ller decided to equip its plant in kloster lehnin, near berlin, with a production line for pet preforms. the order for processing machinery was placed with husky; ancillary equipment – from the load cells-mounted silo, through conveying machinery, and on to direct dosing and mixing of new material and regrind fl akes on the drying hoppers – was delivered by motan. such as date, time and machine or batch number can be edited in form of tables, which can be imported into excel for further processing. “we adapt this evaluation tool to our clients’ requirements because installations can differ greatly,” explains prinz, motan’s provisions for energy sav-ings also differ a lot, but are extremely effi cient. eta process technology “our three drying installations are all equipped with the patented motan eta-process technology,” prinz explains. “each unit is comprised of a heat exchanger in the bin and another in the regeneration process. in terms of process engineering, the system is a closed loop cooling system. even in the regeneration process, no humid ambient air is absorbed, which leads to valuable energy savings. the luxornet control regulates the frequency of the dry air blower according to the fl ow rate, adjusting airfl ow as well as the level of the bin. this also leads to enormous sav-ings. through our intelligent control, we can activate the recently regenerated desiccant cartridge for the tempera-ture-dependant drying process only when all parameters indicate go-ahead.” finally, the design of the optimised airfl ow distribution system in the drying bin, as well its insu-lation, provide for a higher effi ciency factor of the installa-tion. it is exactly this high effi ciency factor of the nine new injection moulding installations and ancillary equipment that satisfi es ralph möller, from hansa-heemann ag. “production is unobstructed, and we are far mor effi cient energy users now. it has all worked out very well.” www.beverageawards.com category sponsors confirmed so far book tickets now 44 (0)1225 327850 @ in partnership with the venue for the 2009 awards dinner and scenes from past events the networking opportunity of the decade 15 september @ only ö200 per place or ö1500 for table of 10 ticket hotline: 44 (0)1225 327850 louise.gascoigne@zipublishing.com branch director ralph möller (on the right) explains to karl wolf-gang, motan engineering manager, the control of the complete injection moulding installation.

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vol.6 petplanet print preform production 20 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 08/09 www.petpla.net the rapid guide to perfect preforms by rick unterlander and ottmar brandau symptom: white haze or streaks appearing in vari-ous densities on any part of the preform. cause: crystals are present in the preform either from insuffi cient melting of the crystalline pellets or from poor cooling when the melt/ preform is being quenched, result-ing in re-crystallization. solutions: 1. check dryer for alarms and correct as necessary. a high dewpoint (above –40ºc (-40ºf)) or low inlet resin temperature (below 160ºc (320ºf)) may cause extrusion problems and must be rectifi ed. 2. check for adequate resin drying time in hopper (should be around 4h at 175ºc (347ºf) and up to 6h at 160ºc (320ºf)) 3. check all temperature readings and correct if necessary. pet resin should be melted at about 280ºc (536ºf) /- 10ºc (18ºf). 4. check nozzle tip heat settings. this area has a major impact on gate crystallinity. settings too low may cause the melt temperature to reduce rapidly. the settings should be adjusted high enough to minimize crystalline formation and yet not excessive to cause burning or stringing. 5. check that the valve gate timing is adjusted properly. this is typically 0sec for valve gate open delay and 0 – 0.5sec for valve gate close delay. 6. check throughput of plastic in system doesn’t exceed output of extruder screw. the processed kg/h of plastic should be below the manufacturers rating of the screw. contact manu-facturer for spec, and if exceeded, raise extruder tempera-tures and/or increase cycle time to compensate. 7. check that extruder throat cooling isn’t cooling resin pel-lets too much (should be minimum 160ºc (320ºf) inlet temperature). restrict cooling as necessary. note: do not restrict when using colorants that are susceptible to jelling or coagulation. 8. check extruder back pressure. this must be high enough for adequate mixing and shearing. typical range is 15 – 20 bar (200 – 300 psi). troubleshooting guides have suffered in the past from being locked away in offi ces and not being available to the people that actu-ally need them. considering the high cost of machine and tools high scrap rates can be a costly proposition eating away at already tight margins. petplanet’s recently published “rapid guide to perfect preforms” takes a differ-ent approach. bound in laminated paper that is easy to clean off, the small format of the book of 108 mm by 151 mm (4.25” by 6”) allows easy storage in back pockets or tool boxes. it has been written for the people on the fl oor of injection moulding companies to support their daily work in making the best preforms possible. the product of two industry experts, rick unterlander and ottmar brandau, it gives concrete advice on 35 of the most common problems in preform manufacture, most illustrated by pictures. from high aa levels to wavy bodies processors can fi nd help when they need it. petplanet print vol.6 the rapid guide to perfect preforms machine no./name 8. crystallinity

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preform production 21 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 08/09 www.petpla.net 9. check screw rpm. screw speed may be increased to increase shear and improve melting. 10. if the crystallinity appears in the neck finish, check that injection time isn’t too high (indicating injection rate being too slow) and adjust if necessary. injection rate should be about 10 – 12g/sec/cavity. 11. if the crystallinity appears in the neck finish, ensure the mould neck insert and lock ring vents are clean. this will minimize gas entrapment at the neck finish. 12. if the crystallinity appears in the neck finish, check that the valve stems are opening properly. a partially open valve stem may restrict melt flow. 13. check water cooling temperature. this should be 7 – 10ºc (45 - 50ºf) for optimum cooling. 14. check water cooling flow to mould and robot. this should be at the mould manufacturers rating (for a given preform size and cavitation). 15. check that the cooling time is sufficient for the preform being moulded. this typically ranges from about 1 to 3sec depending upon the preform wall thickness. 16. check that the hold (packing) time is sufficient for the preform being moulded. this will rise exponentially with preform wall thickness. 17. check that the hold (packing) pressure isn’t too high to induce excessive stress on the plastic. 18. check hardware for worn, damaged or failed compo-nents, specifically the resin in-feed line, mould nozzle tips, tip insulators or pet filled space at tips, clogged core / cavity cooling channels, and clogged robot cool-ing receptacles. table of contents i........................ about the authors ii................................ introduction 1..............................aa level high 2........................ accordion preform 3.......................air hooks / streaks 4............................... black specks 5...................................... bubbles 6................................. burn marks 7.............colour streaking / peeling 8................................. crystallinity 9................................ drool marks 10..........................................flash petplanet print fax: 49(0)6221-65108-28 info@petpla.net www.petpla.net petpoint. have a look at our pet-books & learn all about resins, preforms, bottles & closures petplanet print vol.6 the rapid guide to perfect preforms machine no./name hall b3 booth 103 11......................... gate depressions 12............................... gate peeling 13................. gate voids / pin holes 14......................... internal gate sink 15............................... internal sinks 16........................................iv loss 17............................long gate nub 18.............................. milky preform 19............................ moisture marks 20............... neck finish out of round 21.......................parting line crease 22................ parting line deformation 23......................... preform yellowing 24..................................short shots 25..........................................sinks 26......................................... splay 27........................... stretched necks 28.....................................stringing 29.........................surface blemishes 30......................... thread flow lines 31........ tss (top sealing surface) sink 32...................................... unmelts 33................ wall thickness variation 34.................................wavy body 35..................................weld lines

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preform production 22 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 08/09 www.petpla.net taking lightweighting to the next step t b d how husky’s new ecobase preform design is offering increased resin savings opportunities it is no surprise that the drive for lightweighting continues to gather momentum in the pet industry. rising resin and transportation costs, combined with increasing pressures to reduce the environmental footprint of packaging, are among the factors contributing to this trend. these infl uences make it increasingly important for moulders, mould makers and brand owners to invest in solutions that help to make preforms and bottles lighter. a typical half litre water bottle is 35% to 50% lighter today than 10 years ago and this is continuously being challenged with ever lighter preforms and bottles. the technology of pet – offer-ing one of the most diverse and lightweight packaging materials – is continuously advancing and, as a result, is becoming an increasingly attractive packaging alternative. pet has grown in popularity because it has many advantages when compared to alternative packaging materials. it is lightweight, making it less costly and more environmentally friendly to trans-port. it is also resealable and can be recycled. focusing on the application the preform plays a signifi cant role in the search for lower weight, so the question is: how can plastics manufacturers use existing injection moulding systems to produce lighter preforms? husky injection molding systems recently launched its new ecobase (patent pending) preform design, which gives the pet pack-aging industry signifi cant new resin reduced resin usage as well as delivering savings in material costs, weight reduction initia-tives also help businesses to reduce their carbon footprint. ecobase provides weight savings of up to 2.5%, achieved by an optimised redesign of the preform base which does not impact the bottle’s mechanical integrity. tests conducted on customer applications have shown a 0.7g savings on a 30g preform and a 1.2g savings on a 50 gram preform. improved energy utilization during reheat the ecobase preform design origi-nated from a project that was focused on improving heat absorption of the preform base during blow moulding. a traditional hemispherical preform base is diffi cult to reheat because much of the infrared energy is refl ected off the surface of the preform or refracted as it passes through the wall, instead of being absorbed by it. the ecobase’s unique shape improves heat absorption of the preform base by up to 3% during blow moulding, providing greater control of the reheat profi le in the preform base. superior mechanical performance while reducing resin usage has vari-ous benefi ts, maintaining mechanical performance and bottle rigidity becomes more diffi cult as bottles are made lighter. bottles blown from ecobase pre-savings opportunities. the result of 15 months of extensive research and testing, the ecobase preform was developed in collaboration with beverage packaging manufacturer concordia development s.r.l. it has a uniquely shaped base, which differs from the traditional and familiar hemi-spherical design. husky has been seeking to help customers reduce part weights and deliver faster cycles through improvements to system performance. husky’s hypet high performance package introduced at k2007 increases output through refi nements to the entire preform system. to help customers experi-ence additional gains in productivity and resin savings, the company is working to improve the way systems and applications work together. the fi rst initiative is ecobase, which offers all customers an industrialised light-weighting solution that yields reduc-tions in resin use by focusing on the preform design.

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preform production 23 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 08/09 www.petpla.net forms demonstrate better material distri-bution in the base of the bottle, because ecobase eliminates the wasted material typically observed around the injection point and thus allows for an optimised preform and bottle base. testing has shown that mechanical performance is consistently equal to, or better than, bottles blown from preforms with the standard hemispherical base shape. preform design optimised for specifi c needs incorporating a preform that is optimised to a specifi c application is key to providing the best bottle quality based on a preform’s weight and thus achieving maximum operating effi - ciency in manufacturing. the ecobase preform’s design dimensions can be optimised to meet an application’s specifi c blowing and performance requirements. implementing ecobase into existing applications requires min-imal changes to the preform system and blowing machine, making integra-tion into existing production lines easy to facilitate. 2 nd pla bottle conference 14-16 september 2009 within the supporting programme of www.teamburg.de pla, a ‘green’ alternative for pet? pla for hot-fi ll applications? barrier enhancement for pla bottles? end-of-life options for pla bottles? automatic sorting of p la / pet? experiences from bottlers using pla? munich, germany holiday inn city centre want to hear more about these topics? all these subjects and many more such as labels and caps, additives and colorants, challenges and opportunities … are being openly discussed at the 2 nd pla bottle conference. visit www.pla-bottle-conference.com to see the programme and to register . buq pushes the limits of beverage packaging brandenburger urstromquelle (buq), an integrated private label fi ller that supplies products to large german discount chains, was looking for a solu-tion that would allow them to push tra-ditional pet packaging limits. buq had experienced substantial growth over the last several years and was looking to invest in four new systems, as well as optimising their existing bottles and preforms in terms of resin usage. they considered several suppliers to help them achieve this goal and selected husky because of the integrated system and application solution they were able to provide. to maximise pro-ductivity and performance, buq imple-mented husky’s hypet high perform-ance package and has achieved one of the current fastest running carbonated applications, using preform sizes for 0.5 and 1.5l bottles. buq made use of the ecobase preform design to reduce part weight and achieved savings of 0.6g per preform, which is in addi-tion to existing preform optimizations. “we were not only able to reduce resin usage, but we also improved produc-tivity. this has ultimately allowed us to reduce overall part costs,” said rein-hold jülg, buq’s technical manager. buq case study application: 1.5 litre csd (sparkling water application) weight savings: 0.6 grams after base lightweighting cavitation 96-cavity resin savings 0.6g cycle time 9.0s weight savings 183t traditional preform left; husky ecobase preform designs pictured to the right.

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trade show review 24 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 08/09 www.petpla.net npe 2009 a week of events, education and networking npe2009, june 22-26 at chicago’s mccormick place, attracted around 44,000 plastics professionals from 101 countries and nearly 19,000 companies, covering the entire value chain. the 1,000-plus co-located events, special programmes and conferences included presentations on rapid product developments and the fi rst inter-national plastics design competition. recycling technology and challenges were major themes at the pet strategies conference, co-located during june 23-24. it introduced new technologies that could fuel further growth for pet packaging. the trade show featured 1,851 companies exhibiting on 977,660 sq.ft. (88,000 sq.m) of space. most visitors came from the usa, followed by china, canada and mexico, with 29 countries sending group delegations. multilayer pet technology for carbonated soft drinks and alcoholic beverages kortec inc. exhibited multilayer pet preform technology, which has seen steady growth in car-bonated soft drinks, beer and other applications. new developments in this area include the trend towards high-productivity systems. approximately 20% of the world’s installed capacity for multilayer pet bottles is now running on kortec 144-cavity systems. kortec also introduced its multilayer technology for producing thin-wall containers for single-serve food applications at npe 2009. these containers are gaining acceptance as replacements for traditional glass and metal food containers. more than expected no! not more visitors, but considerably more preform and closure systems than expected were on show at this year’s npe. whilst the visitor numbers, were just about 30% down on the last show 3 years ago we nevertheless found a surprisingly large number of packaging exhibits, including pet. in addition to the well-known pet exhibitors yudo and mold masters (both globally active hot runner manufacturers) have entered the fi eld of preform moulds and were presenting their fi rst prototypes. in the fi eld of caps and closures none of the big machinery manufacturers missed the chance of showing the 1g cap for water: demag sumitomo with schöttli, krauss-maffei (who had already shown the cap at their in-house exhibition), engel, husky with corvaglia and surprisingly, sacmi with their compres-sion moulding. other points of interest were the hot fi ll bottles, and both sipa and wentworth were highlighting their energy-saving solutions. the new dryer from conair also boasted its energy-saving credentials. assortment of preforms and single serve food application bottles

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trade show review 28 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 08/09 www.petpla.net hot halves for preforms and caps who would have guessed that at the npe the com-pany claiming to be the world’s biggest manufacturer of hot runners would be showing hot halves for single stage and two-stage preform moulds as well as for cap moulds. “it is clear to us that the generic hot runner solution does not address the specifi c needs of today’s sophisticated mould makers, moulders, and oem’s,” says jonathon fisher, president and ceo of mold-mas-ters. “these stakeholders have realised that to sustain profi tability they must specialise in niche applications and utilise the very best technology, and suppliers, to outperform their competitors”. as a logical next step the company entered the pet and cap tool business. their hot halves are not yet producing preforms for customers but this should change in just a few weeks. jonathan fisher, president and ceo of mold-masters caps and more on the sacmi stand fiorenzo par-rinello proudly showed us their plastic container line, consisting of a compres-sion-blow-forming system. the conver-sion process is based on the continuous extrusion of the plastic material, which is then cut into doses (or ‘gobs’) of a prede-termined size. the gobs are then placed in an open mould and moulded into a pre-form by a compression process. inside this mould the preform is conditioned to hold it at a temperature that allows it to be stretch blow moulded to form a container. the con-tainers exit the machine in line in a continu-ous orderly manner. even more interesting for us was the cap line. here sacmi has thrown down a challenge and was showing a one-piece cap for still water that weighed less than 1g. “just feel how cool the mate-rial is as it feeds onto the compression line,” said parrinello. “similar caps, made by injection moulding are much too hot to touch”. sacmi have made it clear that they are not only in the business of making machinery for two-piece csd caps but are also targeting the one-piece business. hot fi ll still on the increase “not everything has to be hot if the blow mould heats up the bottle in order to give it hot fi ll properties,” explains walter t . kuskowski, president & ceo of wentworth technologies. it’s enough if the insert is kept hot, which is why there is a spe-cial layer insulating the mould shell from the carrier . in this way the new ekomold system can provide up to 30% energy sav-ings, increase machine output, and allow faster mould changeovers. the modular and energy effi cient quick-change mould system for hot-fi ll and heat-set bottle applications, such as juices, sport drinks, sauces and other uses, was designed to be compatible with all types and makes of heat-set blow moulding machines and all heights and diameters of bottles. hot runner systems designed for high-cavitation moulding incoe, of michigan, introduced a series of hot runner systems designed for the processing of commodity grade resins used in hi-cavitation moulding. quick-flo (qf) systems are additional to incoe’s direct-flo (df) gold hot run-ners. qf systems are used specifi cally for caps and closures; medical dispos-ables; pharmaceutical; and packaging applications that require high output and repeatable part quality. nozzles are available with fl ow channel diameters of 3mm, 5mm and 8mm, and with shot ranges of 3g-375g. gating options include thermal tip and valve gate with tips manufactured using highly conductive materials for optimal thermal response. newly developed nozzles use twin heater technology for failsafe operation, which is profi led into the qf nozzle body with a compact design suited for close pitch hi-cavitation moulds. qf systems that use opti-flo manifolds with the beaumont technologies inc. melf-flipper technology can provide improved cycle times and processing capability. walter t. kuskowski, president and ceo of wentworth technologies, right, explains to alexander büchler how the ekomold system is able to provide energy savings. fiorenzo parrinello, sacmi, left with alexander büchler hot half for a 72-cavity cap tool

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trade show review 29 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 08/09 www.petpla.net you will feel better having made the right decision. reduce your energy consumption. mould inserts temperature control technology water treatment cooling technology temperature controllers chillers energy saving cooling systems gesellschaft wärme kältetechnik mbh friedrich-ebert-str. 306 · d-58566 kierspe tel. 49 23 59 - 66 50 · www.gwk.com husky’s strategies and developments for husky npe is their north american showcase, and a good chance to talk to jeff macdonald, vice president beverage packag-ing, about his company’s latest developments. petplanet: did you pull back from the large machine sector at the right time? did you have the feeling that sales of the higher tonnage injection moulding machines would see a decline? jeff: no, not really. i don’t think that anybody had foreseen this. we looked at the markets where we are well-established and analysed data such as gdp , mobile phone population, fast food consumption and low-end car sales, and came to the conclusion that for our clients sustainable investment lies in the fi elds of beverage, medical and food packaging. so we decided to focus on these areas. petplanet: does this focus apply worldwide, or do you have certain regions in your sights? jeff: this focus applies worldwide however, consumer spending is growing in china this year by around 14%, and in the usa it will fall by around 10%. conse-quently, in addition to developing solutions for the developed market we will also be strengthening our activities in the far east region. for example, we will be building a new tech-centre in chennai, india. petplanet: john galt, president and ceo, told us that husky will maintain its r&d programme at a high level, even in these diffi cult times. jeff: yes, of course. we will maintain a similar level of investment, but with a great focus on a smaller group of core markets. we look at the end product fi rst from a completely theoretical point of view and then compare it with what hap-pens or what is needed in practice. any deviation from practical application is simply a waste of materials, energy or investment. we work on eliminating, or at least reducing, this waste. petplanet: which is no longer a classic machinery manufacturing approach. jeff: correct. we feel that we are in a strong position as machinery manufac-turers but we have to look more and more at the total systems in order to supply our clients with an optimum solution. and by system i mean more than the clas-sic preform machine and mould tool. petplanet: and one result is, for example, the ecobase? jeff: with ecobase we have achieved a reduction in material usage of 2.5% and are now venturing into the fi eld of csd bottles (see page 22). we are now working on 74 systems with ecobase. but i am also thinking about caps weigh-ing less than one gram. here, with the hycap 300, we can run a 72 cavity cap tool in 2.4s. lightweighting has a signifi cant impact on preform production, where we have developed solutions such as you can see here on the hypet 300. we are cycling the 72 cavity 9.5g tool in 5.5s. left: jeff macdonald, vice president bever-age packaging, husky and alexander büch-ler in front of the hycap 300

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trade show review 30 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 08/09 www.petpla.net new advances in ultramarines for plastics holliday pigments showcased three new additions to its premier and pres-tige ranges, including dust-free lines, solutions for severely demanding food product lines, and new acid-resistant pigments. the new premier and prestige products offer a slightly redder shade of blue. the company’s prestige range is made up of a selection of its premier grades. they are incorporated into a low molecular weight, low viscosity, low melting point carrier resin, which results in a free-fl owing, dust-free product. prior incorporation enables extremely easy dispersion and increased pigment load-ing in masterbatches. while all of the prestige grade have been approved for food contact and toy applications, its specialist 6118 and 6119 (premier bc and bcr) products also have proven taste and taint-free properties. the com-pany’s new 6117 premier xar grade is rendered acid-resistant and photo-stable by an inert coating deposited on the sur-face of the pigment particle. first lightweight foamed pet blow moulding process for food and beverage applications the company also exhibited a lightweight foamed pet bottle/jar blow moulding process, which it is marketing under brand name of opti. the process is based on mucell technology licensed from trexel, inc. the process enables white or silvery coloured bottles to be made without addi-tives that can limit pack-age recycling. containers have a unique surface feel and provide tactile ‘trac-tion’, which minimizes slip-ping. this process also blow moulds details, such as embossed logos, more prominently, and can produce bottles in pastel colours and traditional pet hues, such as silver, blue and green. as the foaming process adds stiffness, it is possible to reduce weight by up to 5% without affecting performance. the technique also appears to be suitable for hot fi lling. compact modular recycling plant lnoc is a compact, modular system to produce food-grade recycled pet (rpet) and convert post-consumer pet containers into reusable food-grade resin. pti recycling systems, llc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of plastic tech-nologies, inc., has been formed to bring the proven lnoc rpet production process to the global marketplace. the new company will be headed by steve hawksworth, director, who will be responsible selling and servicing the “small footprint, low energy” system internationally. “the base unit produces 4,500t of rpet per year. capacity can easily be doubled with an add-on module. fur-ther, we estimate the total cost of ownership at approximately 40% less than other rpet technologies which can require capital investments as high as 8-10 million dollars,” said hawksworth. the process relies on the patented phoenix “extremely small particle size” technology. the tiny particle size enables much more effi cient decontamination, resulting in faster output and signifi cant energy savings. holliday offers a new range of master-batches steve hawksworth, director of plastic technologies inc. (pti), left, and craig s. barrow, president and chief operating offi cer of pti, right, and alexander büchler with a model of the new recycling plant. pti’s foamed pet bottles

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trade show review 31 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 08/09 www.petpla.net new stretch blowmoulders and high-speed single-head in-line leak tester w. amsler equipment inc, of richmond hill, ontario, exhibited four new pieces of equipment, including a two-cavity fully electric reheat stretch blow moulder with an output of up to 3,600bph. it was sold on the fi rst day to dahl-tech in minnesota for the production of 50ml to 5l bottles. a single cavity machine on display with an output of up to 1,800bph, will be returning to the amsler plant for installa-tion of a fully-automatic pre-form loading system will be installed prior to shipping to diversifi ed ltd in trinidad, for the production of widemouth jars and 5l bottles. also on display was a single head in-line leak tester with an output of 150 bpm. it has the precision to detect a hole size of as little as 0.1mm. new supplier of preform tools yudo of korea, as a manufacturer of hot run-ners, has now, like mold masters, discovered the opportunities in the preform mould business. hence the company will not limit its activities to hot runners but is now offering complete preform tooling. the fi rst 48-cavity tool was exhibited at the npe in chicago. f.l.t.r.: alexander büchler, john yu, team manager, and spencer lee, president yudo inc at the yudo booth

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25 manufacturers of preform systems the competition for the sale of dedicated pet preform injection mould-ing systems seems to be tougher than ever. injection moulding machine manufacturers appear to be focussing on other areas. there was a lot of talk about higher and higher cavities (currently up to 192 cavities) but interest has waned, especially in the face of the global economic situa-tion. advancer have focussed on squeezing higher outputs from the same basic machines - faster movements, improved hot runners, improved cool-ing systems etc. it is worth pointing out that some of the big names in plastic injection moulding have specifi cally declined to supply information. krauss-maffei, arburg and chen hsong did not wish to participate in the survey. engel, although having announced the arrival of the pet2 range last year, are also reluctant to join the survey. whilst in theory almost any injection moulding press can be adapted to produce preforms, our survey is limited to machines specially built for preform manufacture (and to those companies who submitted their data). we therefore have pleasure in publishing details of the ranges supplied by husky, netstal, sipa and sacmi (including the latest concept - the sacmi preform compression moulding system). 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 08/09 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

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market survey 26 marketsurvey 08/09 company name netstal-maschinen ag husky injection molding systems ltd postal address telephone number web site address contact name function direct telephone number fax e-mail tschachenstrasse, 8752 naefels, switzerland 0041 55 618 61 11 www.netstal.com stefan bock manager pet application technology - pet 0041 55 618 6156 0041 55 618 6070 pet@netstal.com 530 queen st. s, bolton, ontario, canada, l7e 5s5 001 - 905-951-5000 www.husky.ca nadeem amin marketing communications 905-951-5000 905-951-5029 nadamin@husky.ca preform injection moulding systems machine model number/name pet 2000-3700r, 3500-3550r, 3500-6600r and 6000-6600r hypet90 hypet120 hypet225 hy number of cavities [units] 24 to 192 2 to 24 2 to 32 6 to 48 8 t maximum individual preform weight 725g 1100g 560g 72 energy cosumption (kwh per kg of pet) n/a n/a n/a lock to lock time (sec.) n/a n/a n/a output based on 16 gram preform, 0.5 litres water [units per hour] 13,500 17,500 31,500 44 23 gram preform, 0.5 litres csd [units per hour] 8,500 11,000 19,000 28 28 gram preform, 1.5 litres water [units per hour] 9,500 12,500 20,000 29 36 gram preform, 1.5 litres csd [units per hour] 7,500 9,500 17,000 24 78 gram preform, 5 litres, water [units per hour] outputs up to 100,000 preforms per hour 2,800 2,800 6,000 9,0 other footprint l x w x h [m] (including post-cooling station but not including material supply equipment) 7.6 x 2.9 x 2.4 8.6 x 2.9 x 2.4 9.9 x 3.5 x 2.8 11 special features suitable for hotfi ll materials, pla, barrier solutions such as multilayer and blends multi-layer barrier, hotfill, flexmold multi-layer barrier, hotfill, flexmold hypet with high performance pack-age, multi-layer barrier, hot fill 5 g ba company name sipa spa sa postal address telephone number web site address contact name function direct telephone number fax e-mail via caduti del lavoro 3, 31015 vittorio veneto (tv), italy 0039 0438 911511 www.sipa.it paolo fugolo product manager 0039 0438 911511 0039 0438 912273 paolo.fugolo@zoppas.com via 40 3 ww ma pe 3 ma preform injection moulding systems machine model number/name pps300 pps72 pps96 sa number of cavities [units] 12-48 32-72 48-96 uo maximum individual preform weight 410 180 120 n/ energy cosumption (kwh per kg of pet) 0,3 0,2 0.2 ma co lock to lock time (sec.) 2,8 -3,0 2,6 2.6 3" output based on 16 gram preform, 0.5 litres water [units per hour] 5,750 - 23,000 16,933 -38,100 25,400 - 50,800 up 23 gram preform, 0.5 litres csd [units per hour] 4,800 - 19,200 12,800 - 28,800 19,200 - 38,400 up 28 gram preform, 1.5 litres water [units per hour] 4,125 - 16,500 10,978-24700 16,450 - 32,900 up 36 gram preform, 1.5 litres csd [units per hour] 3,450 - 13,800 9,200 - 20,700 13,825 - 27,650 up 78 gram preform, 5 litres, water [units per hour] 1,694 - 4,517 4,533 -6,800 7,625 - 11,438 up other footprint l x w x h [m] (including post-cooling station but not including material supply equipment) 9.5x5.5x2.4m 12,4x2,8x4m 12,4x2,8x4m 8,9 special features fast mould changeover (16, 24, 32, 48 cav.), hot fill, reduced mainte-nance,3 to 6 cooling cycles, and auxiliaries management via hmi touch-screen, injection phase completion also in case of power failure, special version pps300/12l for 5 gallons hot fill, fast mould changeover(32, 48, 56, 72 cav.),reduced maintenance,4 to 6 cooling cycles, and auxiliaries management via hmi touch-screen, injection phase completion also in case of power failure. re lap hy

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market survey 27 hypet300 hypet400 hypet500 hypet650 8 to 72 12 to 96 16 to 144 144 to 192 720g 480g 500g 56g n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 44,500 58,500 85,000 93,000 28,000 37,000 54,500 64,000 29,000 38,500 56,500 24,500 32,500 46,000 9,000 13,500 18,000 11.2 x 3.6 x 2.8 11.8 x 4.2 x 2.8 12.4 x 4.7 x 2.8 14.6 x 5.3 x 3.1 5 gallon, multi-layer barrier, hotfill hypet with high performance pack-age, multi-layer barrier, hot fill hypet with high performance pack-age, multi-layer barrier, hot fill hypet with high performance pack-age, multi-layer barrier, hot fill sacmi imola s.c. via selice provinciale, 17/a 40026 imola (bo), italy 39 / 0542 / 607111 www.sacmi.com marco savorani pet business unit, director 39 / 0542 / 642354 marco.savorani@sacmi.it sacmi pet 180 sacmi pet 350 sacmi pam048 (compression moulding system) uo to 48 up to 72 48 n/a n/a n/a max. 0,5 wh/kg (iincluding chiller / dryer / air compressor etc.) max 0, kwh/kg (iincluding chiller / dryer / air compressor etc.) max. 0,5kwh/kg (iincluding chiller / dryer / air compressor etc.) 3"0 3"4 4"8 up to 21,000 ca up to 32,500 ca up to 36,000 ca up to 20,000 ca up to 29,000 ca up to 32,500 ca up to 20,500 ca up to 32,500 ca up to 32,500 ca up to 19,000 ca up to 29,000 ca up to 29,000 ca up to 4,000 ca up to 6,000 ca n/a 8,9 x 4,0 x 3,0 12,25 x 4,0 x 3,0 12,25 x 4,0 x 3,0 e reciprocating screw for plastcization and injection; carriage holding pressure system for over-lapped dosing with holding pressure; electric drive on plasicizing screw; injection by means of hydraulic accumulators controlled by servovalve continuous compression moulding machine with post cooling caroussel; extruder with electric drive; main features of the compression technology on pet preforms are: - higher dimension and weight consistency - suitable for leightweighting projects (no gate thinner wall and bottle bottom)

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trade show preview 32 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 08/09 www.petpla.net september 2009 will see what is probably the most signifi cant event in the calendar of the beverage and liquid foods industry - drinktec/ petpoint in munich, germany, which takes place from the 14 to the 19 of the month. this major exhibition and congress programme takes place only once every four years - so it is not one to miss! in 2005 the petpoint exhibition, previously domiciled in essen, became an integral part of drinktec, the world fair for beverage and liquid food technology. once again this year petpoint will occupy its own hall (b3) - well placed in the middle of the munich exhibition centre. in addition to the drinktec/petpoint exhibition stands and the drinktec forums there will be several other supporting events including the 3rd pet world congress, bringing together those interested in pet, pet experts and those just entering the pet market. (the con-gress programme is covered in more detail on page 38). a further highlight in munich is the gala dinner for the beverage innovation awards on sep-tember 15, which will also include two exclu-sive pet categories. at the city centre holi-day inn on september 14 and 15 is the 2nd pla bottle conference which will be followed on september 16 by a visit to drinktec, with admission tickets included in the conference price. as an appetiser for this major event we bring you below highlights of some of the stands and products of specifi c interest to the pet business and users of pet bottles that can be seen at the show. p 2009 high performance systems, intelligent it and customised fl ow concepts sustainability is a keynote of krones ag’s stand – commercial sustainability, as well as environmental. under the banner of life-cycle service (lcs) the com-pany will be demonstrating how to better utilise available capacities and permanently reduce production costs. the lcs approach uses a variety of responsive programmes, including productivity optimisation, maintenance, support and design. the krones stand will feature high performance sys-tems for both wet and dry ends; intelligent it solutions and customised material fl ow concepts. it will also show-case the company’s ‘enviro’ programme, which shows its economic and ecological commitment to responsible resource husbandry. krones ag hall b6 booth 100 non-destructive oxygen ingress measuring presens precision sensing gmbh will be exhibiting a new non-invasive and non-destructive fi bre-optic oxygen meter, which determines oxygen permeability of plastic bottles and containers by measuring trace oxygen con-centrations within the package. the system is designed for use in quality assurance, production and quality con-trol and incorporates the latest developments in optical-chemical sensor technology. permeation rates can be confi rmed without piercing the package or bottle. non-destructive oxygen meas-urement sensing is based on a fl uorescence quenching method. a trace oxygen sensor spot is placed inside the transparent bottle or package and a fi bre-optic cable is positioned on the outside. the luminescence of the oxygen-sensitive spot changes according to oxygen con-centration. www.presens.de/pet. presens hall b3 booth 337

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trade show preview 33 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 08/09 www.petpla.net low pressure, wide volume range, small-medium production runs vöhringer engineering develops and produces pet blow cans and packaging for the food industry, for carbonated and still beverages. volumes range from 10ml to 10l, for lines with capacities ranging from 400 to 1000 units/hour. low-pressure operations (12-15 bar) are energy effi cient, typically operating in the 4 - 6 kw range. visitors to the vöhringer stand will be able to see examples of special themed transparent pet jars, easy-open ring pulls, standard fasteners and seals airtight up to six bar. vohringer engineering offers ‘can-line’, a complete system for production, processing of cans and special pet containers. vöhringer engineering hall b3 booth 503 new high performance pet barrier and colour development process colormatrix will be launch-ing amosorb solo 2 , a new high-performance pet bar-rier technology, at petpoint drinktec 2009. the product is designed to ensure extended product protection and longer shelf-life in oxygen-sensitive beverages, particularly beers, wines and juices. amosorb solo 2 has been specially developed for oxygen-sensitive beverages, where empty bottle storage may be required. it is claimed to delay co 2 egress by up to 30 days and protect from o 2 ingress for up to four months longer than pet with standard amosorb. it can be used with any type of pet resin and is suitable for both mono-layer and multi-layer pet containers. colormatrix will also exhibit its customised dosing systems and dosixpress a web-based colour match, develop-ment and delivery system. a new light blocking solution for the dairy sector will also be unveiled, which offers improved process capability while extending shelf-life. colormatrix hall b3 booth 345 hall b6 find out more at: www.krones.com/en/solutions every. gram. counts. life is liquid. (3) accounting for a hefty 60 per cent of your production costs, packaging is in truth a weighty consideration. but happily krones has its own pet design people: our lightweighting specialists are fully capable of coaxing another superfluous gram or two out of even high-price containers. ideal for anyone seeking to significantly improve their bottle mass index and slim down their costs – permanently.

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trade show preview 34 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 08/09 www.petpla.net low capital outlay for pco 1881 caps the co-operating group consisting of cct gmbh, erwes-reifenberg gmbh & co. kg and mht ag (cct/er/mht) will, for the fi rst time, be exhibiting solutions for pco 1810 and 1881 lightweight pet bottle capping systems. the challenge for short, lightweight pco1881 necks is the height of the transfer ring. the 17mm version normally requires signifi cant capital investment in blowing and cap-ping units. cct/er/mht will be showing that modifi cations to its pco 1810 require very little expenditure, enabling customers to switch to lighter weight pet bottle and closure solutions without heavy capital expenditure. low-weight solutions for non-carbonated drinks will also appear on the stand. cct hall b3 booth 514 short-height closures, wine closures and lighter weight closure systems international (csi), formerly alcoa csi, will be exhibiting its portfolio of short-height ‘mini’ plastic clo-sures, other new light-weight plastic closures for cold-fi lled, hot-fi lled, and aseptically-fi lled beverages, a variety of wide diameter closures and innovative wine closure systems. it will also show its high-speed capping equipment, its portfolio of total capping systems and will have equipment and technical experts on the stand. they will be able to explain how csi’s mini and new lightweight closure systems help reduce raw material usage and increase line effi ciency. csi is part of the reynolds packaging group, an operating division of rank group limited. closure systems international hall b3 booth 338 mold & hotrunner technology hall b3 booth 518 new recycling alternatives with pe/pet compounds low pet post consumer bottle fl akes prices and high pe prices are guiding a new way to a portfolio of recycling opportu-nities especially for containers, bins and bottle crates. the main problem to overcome is that pe and pet are not compatible: the resins do not readily mix. mold & hotrunner technology (mht), of hochheim/main, and ntc have carried out a set of tests that demonstrated clear feasibility of the project. the focus is appli-cations like containers, bins and bottle crates. the project will give a new set of alternatives to use recycled pet materials. a further development of the basic idea incorporates the coupling of additives directly into colour systems as a master batch. the target is to provide a solution under current resin price levels that will achieve savings of about 15- 25%, compared to pe price levels. for this application ntc is looking for interested partners to carry out fi nal testing. wine, milk and water french pet perform and bottle producer pdg plas-tiques will be showing new performs and bottles, includ-ing a line for wine with an oxygen barrier that will allow a shelf life of up to 24 months. it has a 30h60 neck, which is suitable for aluminium or special plastic caps. the bottles are already being used by several french wine bottlers. the company will also be exhibiting its new prelac-tia technology for uht milk or light sensitive products. it is designed for two-layer 100% pet performs and includes a 100% light barrier. visitors will also be able to see pdg plastique’s 2.4g to 8g ultra-lightweight pre-forms for dairy product, as well as its standard preforms for mineral water and other beverages. pdg plastiques hall b3 booth 336

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trade show preview 35 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 08/09 www.petpla.net new dosing and mixing unit motan will be showing its minicolor g pet dosing/mixing unit, which is capable of gravimetrically adding non-temperature resistant masterbatches and additives in granular form to hot pet . a water-cooled dosing screw pre-vents heat transfer to the additive, thus avoiding premature melting. the unit is designed for direct mounting on the inlet of the injection moulding machine. the additive dosing head sits on a robust, very precise load cell and uses loss-in-weight metering technology for homogeneous mixing. the dosing screw speed is continuously monitored and automatically adjusted to throughput for maximum repeatability. an anti-vibration manage-ment system prevents external vibrations infl uencing dosing quantity. calibration is carried out automatically. the complete dosing process can be documented and archived for easy traceability. oper-ation is by touch-screen panel with colour graphic display, recipe management and standard ethernet interface. motan hall b3 booth 130 responding to change with innovation and technology with a stand extending to more than 4,000 m (43,000 sq ft), sidel group has a big presence at drinktec2009. it will be unveiling a series of technological innova-tions, including dry decontamination solu-tions for sensitive beverages, the latest-generation equipment for beer, and more responsible solutions for water and csd markets. the current economic downturn has given the search for cost reduction increased priority but sidel had already increased investment in research and development by 40%, with the aim of reducing energy and material usage, machine footprint and use of chemicals and non-renewable resources. it will present state-of-the-art technologies and display services aimed at reducing costs and consumption, while increasing yield and performance for complete lines, indi-vidual equipment or packages. sidel group hall a6 booth 326 you defi ne content and form and we deliver the optimum line or system – custom-made to the highest technological standards. khs will assist you with the conceptual design right up to the commissioning of individual machines and complete fi lling and packaging lines and will also support you with the continuous optimization of production processes. put your trust in khs life cycle solutions and increase the effi ciency of your machines – for long-term company success! www.khs.com/lifecycle whichever way you look at it: quality right down the line. competence in solutions. come and visit us at the drinktec in hall b4.

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trade show preview 36 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 08/09 www.petpla.net additives, liquids and barrier colour solutions italian company repi s.p .a. is a major manufacturer of colours and speciality additives for the plastic and poly-urethane industries. it works in a number of industries, including auto, furniture and footwear, and is a leading supplier of liquid colour and additive solutions for the pet packaging market. the company will be exhibiting liquid colours for alco-holic, carbonated and still drink pet containers, including opaque, transparent, metallic, pearlescent and translu-cent effects, as well as heat-stable pigments. various repi colour barrier solutions help to reduce uv light transmis-sion, protect packag-ing from visible light and can colour barrier resins and oxygen scavenger additives without affecting the fi nal package’s perme-ability. more than 20% of repi personnel are employed in r&d activities, extending its product portfolio and working with custom-ers on packaging solu-tions. repi hall b3 booth 338 reduced weight closure systems for the beverage industry bericap will be presenting various solutions for packag-ing weight savings, aseptic fi llings and new closure develop-ments for the sports drink segment. among the products being shown are developments of the supershorty product family, including crown for the beer market; recent addition 35 for csd drinks with up to 4.5%/ volume co 2 ; csd eco low-weight option for carbonated drinks; and still for non-carbonated products. the hexalite aseptic fi lling range is a lighter weight closure range for bot-tling still water. hexalite 33 is 2.3g lighter than comparable 38mm solutions. the newly-developed ‘next generation’ push-pull sports cap is suitable for aseptic fi lling and for wet and dry decon-tamination. it will initially be available for 28mm pco1810. one-hand opening thumb’up is now available as light weight version for 26mm and 29/25mm. oxygen scavenger closure solutions in 28 and 38mm sizes will also be on show. bericap hall b3 booth 502 short necks, smaller closures, improved performance corvaglia will present a full range of what it describes as ‘future-oriented’ and economic closure solutions. the company’s recently-launched csn-26 still water btl (‘break-then-leak’) short neck 26mm closure has a cap that weighs just 0.9g, with a neck fi nish weighing 1.75g. the total closure system has achieved savings of over 2,000t of plastic on more than i billion bottles, coupled with energy reduction around 50%. the tamper band is torn off com-pletely before there is any leakage from the bottle, which is better than heavier versions achieved. also on the corvaglia stand will be its three-piece push-pull pco1881 short-neck closure, which is produced using a multi-cavity mould tool for high capacity, continuous production. corvaglia hall b3 booth 303 extended ultralight bottle range italian company pet engineering srl has extended its range of ultralightweight bottles with the launch of a 1,500ml capacity line. it joins existing 500ml lines weighing 6.6 an 7.5g, which were introduced in autumn 2008. the 1500ml version of the ‘bottle fly’ range features specially-developed shoulder angles and ribbings of both the label zone and the base. the structure is rigid but main-tains elastic behaviour. it is designed for the non-carbon-ated, still water market. the weight reduction is at least 30%, compared with standard. the inner profi le of the neck has an inner ring in the area below the support ledge, which facilitates better material distribu-tion without loss of mechanical perform-ance. the light thread joint uses a corvaglia thread for the 500ml version and bericap hexalite 26 for the 1500ml. pet engineering hall b3 booth 309

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trade show preview 37 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 08/09 www.petpla.net competcap technology world novelty ! as a first company cct gmbh meets the expectations and requests of the preform and closure manufacturers as well as the bottling companies and consumers with the competcap technology the aim of the competcap technology is to offer manufacturers and users of pet packaging innovative, economic and future-oriented packaging which last but not least consider also the needs of the consumers as the essential thing. as a first step the competcap version has been designed as competcap cc 28/21-01 especially for carbonated beverage packaging. this is a neck and closure version which ideally combines the material-saving neck and closure version pco 1881 with the quality of consumer-friendly neck and closure versi-on pco 28 (1810) being used by the market for decades. the advantages of the neck 28-21-medium and the closure cc 28/21-01 are: s !ppearanceandhandlingoftheclosuresareprovenfortheconsumeras applied for decades (20mm closure height)! s .oreconstructioncostsonmoulding;fillingandcappingplants s )nadditiontotheseadvantagesamaterialsavingofatleastgforpre form and closure in comparison with the neck and closure version pco 28 for further information, request for samples of preforms and closures please contact: cct - c2%!4)6%closure technology gmbh new! competcap technology idsteiner strasse 74, d-65527 niedernhausen, germany phone 49 6127 8954 8850 e-mail: cct-niedernhausen@t-online.de internet: www.cct-gmbh.com

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tradeshow preview 38 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 08/09 www.petpla.net new petplanet family around the world interactive meeting @ www.petpoint.net have you often wondered how the pet family is distrib-uted around the globe? well now you can zoom in on our google map and see exactly where all of the key members are located. for reasons of data protection we have moved the individual pet vip’s just a couple of blocks, but you can still see whereabouts in the town that the delegates already registered for the pet world congress, are located. the location of our speakers can however be seen in greater detail, and the locations of the 100 exhibi-tors at petpoint are of course precisely identified. just take a look on the internet at www.petpoint.net and click on the individual flags. the zoom function will then take you down into the individual streets. you’ll love it! pet family around the world exhibitors in petpoint hall b3 visitors at the pet world congress speakers at the pet world congress

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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 as ia, europe and al l around the p lanet l in the amer icas, a www.petpla.net d 51178; issn: 1438-9452 no. 0203 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 02 . 03 . 09 petplanet is read in 137 countries suppliers of pet resins and additives marketsurvey page 17 reg i ona l mar ke t repor t s brazil part 3 page 10 visit us at the npe s 31026 net stand 103 hall b3 sept. 14-19 messe münchen anet lane ak e r s k e p lanet a visit us at the npe s 31026 www.petpla.net d 51178; issn: 1438-9452 no. 01 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 30 . 01 . 09 petplanet is read in 137 countries net stand 103 hall b3 sept. 14-19 messe münchen w producers of caps and closures marketsurvey page 18 ww.petpla.n reg i ona l mar ke t repor t s brazil part 2 page 10 agaz i ne for bot t l e r s the amer icas, as ia, e and al l a 01 2009 magaz i ne for bot t l e r s and bot t l e - mak a in the amer icas, as ia, europe and al l around the p la 1 . 09 www.petpla.net d 51178; issn: 1438-9452 no. 0102 2008 magaz i ne for bot t l e r s and bot t l e - mak e r s in the amer icas, as ia, europe and al l around the p lanet 01 . 02 . 08 petplanet is read in 136 countries suppliers of caps and closures for pet bottles marketsurvey page 19 reg i ona l mar ke t repor t s czech republic part 2 page 10 khs ¿ lling technology at coca-cola in chongqing, china page 24 www.pet ww ww ottles page page 19 19 r c p p t www. w. w.pe pe pe pe p tp tp tp tpla la la n .n .n .n t et et et et et et et ww. w petp tp tp tp tp tp tp tp tp tpla n .n e a o p d nd the p lane p lanet d e r 6 ppliers of caps and mark arket etsurv survey ey no. 02 008 magaz i ne for bot in the amer www.petpla.net d 51178; issn: 1438-9452 no. 04/08 magaz i ne for bot t l e r s and bot t l e - mak e r s in the amer icas, as ia, europe and al l around the p lanet 07 . 04 . 08 petplanet is read in 136 countries 2-stage sbm machinery manufacturers marketsurvey page 27 reg i ona l mar ke t repor t s south africa part 2 page 10 pet-asept for still and carbonated beverages page 38 www.petpla.net fax: 49-6221-65108-28 info@hbmedia.net www.petpla.net become a subscriber! only paying subscribers with a two-years subscription to petplanet insider magazine have the privilege to attend the pet world congress (see page 12) yes, i would like to attend the pet world congress. as a subscriber to petplanet insider i qualify for free-of-charge admission. name company function street city / zip code country phone fax email credit card number expiry date name on card date, signature order / registration form order fax: 49-6221-65108-28 info@hbmedia.net www.petpla.net 1-year subscription 1) 149,–* 10 issues young professionals’ 99,–* subscription 1) 2) 2-year subscription 1) 289,–* free access to the pet world congress * prices in eur vat magazines will be dispatched to you by airmail all subscribers to petplanet insi-der will receive, in addition to the magazine, a monthly pet price newsletter – the petplanet pulse. 1) orders for subscriptions are made for the required term. the order is deemed to be tacitly extended for one year for 149 euros, if it is not cancelled in wri-ting three months prior to the due date. 2) available to young employees (aged 35 and below) on presentation of copy id card or similar proof of identity. o d 3rd sept. 16-17, 2009 @

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tradeshow preview 40 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 08/09 www.petpla.net time company speaker topic september 16, 2009 09:00 am - 09:30 am beverage innovation awards 2009 bill bruce 09:30 am - 10:30 am block 1 - pet material worldwide how is the market for pet bottles currently developing? which beverages have still to be conquered by the pet bottle? what volumes are involved? 09:30 am - 10:00 am pearl drinks ltd. vijay walia topic to be confi rmed 10:00 am - 10:30 am clariant masterbatches italia spa ruggero facchinetti topic to be confi rmed 10:30 am - 12:00 am block 2 - bottle to bottle recycling - a concept for the future? recycling equipment becoming an off-the-shelf product? value stream advancements in the recycling stream. 10:30 am - 11:00 am starlinger & co gesellschaft m.b.h. elfriede hell food-contact issues for rpet: approvals (efsa), process safety and qm 11:00 am - 11:30 am erema engineering recycling maschinen und anlagen ges.m.b.h. christoph woess vacurema economical way of pet recycling 11:30 am - 12:00 am pti recycling systems llc stephen hawksworth collect, convert and consume locally - the new path for pet recycling 12:00 am - 01:00 pm break 01:00 pm - 02:30 pm block 3 - how to optimise preform production - part one 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. 01:00 pm - 01:30 pm husky injection molding systems ltd. craig reynolds latest innovations in pet preform moulding 01:30 pm - 02:00 pm piovan s.p.a. giorgio santella topic to be confi rmed 02:00 pm - 02:30 pm cold jet europe bvba jan cloots innovative cleaning technology for maintaining pet moulds, reducing process costs and improving fi nished goods quality 02:30 pm - 03:00 pm break 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm block 3 - how to optimise preform production - part two 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. 03:00 pm - 03:30 pm netstal maschinen ag stefan bock energy saving / cycle time 03:30 pm - 04:00 pm colormatrix group inc. speaker to be confi rmed advances in liquid colour 3rd meeting for the petplanet family continuous innovation has driven the pet industry to its leading position in the plastics world – and in the drinks industry, where it has made signifi cant impact. in 2008, its highly competitive performance led to packaging- related pet consumption reaching over 16 mil-lion tonnes, which amounts to well over 270 billion containers worldwide . the current economic crisis has been diverse in its impact. packaging appears to be less affected, but the challenges to maintain pace in innovative solutions continues to increase, as the upturn approaches. in short: “drive your competitive positioning in times of an economic crisis!” the pet world congress, september 16-17, 2009 held in the international congress centre munich on the same site as petpoint drinktec the congress schedule includes a diverse range of topics on differentiation, which leads to improved competitiveness. materials and environmental issues at the front end of the value chain, highly eco-nomic preform and bottle manufacturing solutions that come ready to operate off-the-shelf, further reduction in cost of packaging materials (preforms, closures and bottles), the views of advanced manufacturers and the outlook for further market growth potential, driven by highly attractive volume markets – could the range of opportunities be any broader? we are looking forward to an interesting event, which will be especially attractive for those who seek to use the current downturn for intelligent strategic positioning. pet world congress moderator prof. dr. koch, tu ilmenau pet world congress schedule

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tradeshow preview 41 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 08/09 www.petpla.net september 17, 2009 09:00 am - 10:30 am block 4 - caps & closures, lightweighting for everyone? compression moulding or injection moulding - which is the better choice for cost effectiveness? advances in closure making drive cost performance towards sustainability. 09:00 am - 09:30 am sacmi imola s.c. luca nanetti caps & closures and latest developments 09:30 am - 10:00 am cct-creative closure technology gmbh alexander schmitz innovative, cost-effi cient, future-oriented for the customer 10:00 am - 10:30 am bericap gmbh & co. kg thomas henkel bericap - committed to sustainable packaging 10:30 am - 12:00 am block 5 - preform to bottle - what else? - part one presentations will cover new machinery, moulds, processes and other developments for the stretch blow moulding process. 10:30 am - 11:00 am sacmi imola s.c. marco savorani preform compression moulding & stretch blow moulding: a fl exible and energy saving way from pellet to bottle 11:00 am - 11:30 am air logic power systems llc (alps) scott heins nexgen rotary leak inspection system for high speed pet markets 11:30 am - 12:00 am krones ag dr. markus zölfl topic to be confi rmed 12:00 am - 01:00 pm break 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm block 5 - preform to bottle - what else? - part two presentations will cover new machinery, moulds, processes and other developments for the stretch blow moulding process. 01:00 pm - 01:30 pm sidel s.a.s. luc desoutter new eco services to enhance pet solutions performance 01:30 pm - 02:00 pm siapi srl nicola scaramuzza blowers for large pet containers replacing polycarbonate and hdpe 02:00 pm - 03:30 pm block 6 - preform and bottle suppliers pet conversion and technology advances differentiate preform and bottles supply solutions in a highly competitive market environment 02:00 pm - 02:30 pm resilux nv philippe blonda the new generation of oxygen scavengers 02:30 pm - 03:00 pm artenius pet packaging speaker to be confi rmed topic to be confi rmed 03:00 pm - 03:30 pm plastic technologies, inc. frank semersky new opportunities and developments in foam technology 03:30 pm - 04:00 pm break 04:00 pm - 05:30 pm block 7 - beer and wine being fi lled 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. 04:00 pm - 04:30 pm gruppo mossi & ghisolfi speaker to be confi rmed poliprotect: new barrier solution for sensitive beverages 04:30 pm - 05:00 pm khs plasmax andreas klages topic to be confi rmed 05:00 pm - 05:30 pm krones ag dr. markus zölfl topic to be confi rmed data are subject to change use the form on page 39 to subscribe today to petplanet insider and automatically qualify for attendance at the pet world congress 2009 at no extra charge! the latest schedule details, online registration form and world map can be found at www.petworldcongress.com registered visitors: a. lassonde inc. canada ajethai thailand alpla france amcor pet packaging latin america brazil amd industries ltd. india apeta austria bepensa industrial mexico biola ukraine bowler plastics (pty) ltd. south africa bre-wery egill skallagrímsson brewery iceland britvic great britain cjsc uniplast ukraine clariant gmbh austria clariant dis-tribution france clariant s.p .a. italy coca-cola erfrischungsgetraenke ag germany coca-cola eu group belgium coca-cola icecek as turkey dentis srl italy dewit plastics belgium empresas polar venezuela esterform packaging ltd. euro pet ltd. france europlast cis eurotek group srl italy f&ncc beverages sdn bhd malaysia fontana manufacturers (pty) ltd. south africa g.s.i. global service int. srl italy global tehnic srl romania grupo leche pascual s.a.u. spain guararapes brazil gulf packaging system co. saudi arabia gulf packaging system co. saudi arabia horizon technologies fze united arab emirates husky injection molding systems sa luxembourg indorama polymers public co. ltd. thailand jbf rak llc united arab emirates jv navruz international corp . uzbekistan karlovarské minerální vody a. czech republic khs machinery pvt. ltd. india kkt kaller kunststoff technik gmbh germany logoplaste consultores técn. sa portugal m. & g. finanziaria industriale srl italy m. & g. polimeri s.p .a. italy m. sideris & son ltd. rep of cyprus manjushree extrusions ltd. india masafi mineral water co. united arab emirates mcbride belgium ml-projekt germany nampak petpak south africa nestec s.a. switzerland nestlé product technology centre switzerland nestle sources shanghai ltd. china nestlé waters m.t. france niagara bottling llc canada nissei asb company usa nongfu springs china p & c consultant germany papix plastics turkey pet engineering srl italy pet packaging great britain podravka d. d. croatia previero n. srl italy prisma polymer ag switzerland pt tirta investama indo-nesia reliance industries limited india repi s.p .a. italy ringblom consulting switzerland s.a. spa monopole n.v. belgium sacmi imola italy sanpellegrino s.p .a. italy savola packaging systems - plastic saudi arabia schoenwald consulting germany sdt soft drink technology ltd kazakhstan sidel france sidel india pvt. ltd. india sri consulting usa svet-pet d.o.o. serbia tplast d.o.o. slovenia university of montpellier great britain vdma liaison buro india vitis d.o.o. croatia wahaha china welex inc. usa only for subscribers subscription fee 289,- plus vat

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bottling / filling 42 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 08/09 www.petpla.net high-speed beverage loading and control in just 12 months, krones ag completed a new plant for vitaqua, which features very accurate product monitoring and high-speed production, internal transportation and fi nished product distribution. altmühltaler mineralbrunnen gmbh has recently opened a new plant for its vitaqua branded soft drinks, at breuna, near kassel, in germany, to supply retailers in the west and north of the country. built by krones ag, the plant’s four bottling lines are each rated at 43,200bph (bottles per hour); the speed of production is matched by a logistics system that enables vitaqua to sched-ule complete turnround time for trucks of just 35 minutes per vehicle, includ-ing dropping off of empty pallets. altmühltaler mineralbrunnen gmbh produces own-label bever-ages, primarily for discounters and retail chains, at its facilities in treuch-tlingen, central franconia, and baruth near berlin. inside the new breuna vitaqua factory, four lines are set up for fi lling 0.5 and 1.5l pet bottles with soft drinks and either carbon-ated or still mineral water, which is the fastest-growing segment of the bever-age market by volume. that growth is being led by sales of single-serve con-tainers with less than 750cl volume. the plant also has the capacity to fi ll 2l pet bottles, if necessary. each of the four lines has its own contiform s24 blow-moulding machine; two lines are solely dedi-cated to 1.5l pet containers which means that line availability is raised as only the blow-moulder needs a setup routines. up to three changes per week for different bottles each take just over an hour. the third line can process both 1.5l and 0.5l containers; the fourth is solely involved with 0.5l non-returnable pet bottles, developed by vitaqua, and featuring a ‘supershorty’ neck fi nish. this design has helped to reduce bottle weight from over 20g to less than 14. the petaloid base is proven to remain stable even when being fi lled with carbonated drinks. the contiform machines are equipped with an automatic adjust-ment system for the preform mandrel, whose lowering feature enables the 300 preform mandrels in each oven to be changed over from a standard alaska 267 to a shorty neck fi nish at the touch of a button. the machines are all equipped with air wizard i and ii energy-saving modules for reduc-ing dead-space volume and fi nal blow-moulding pressure. airwizard iii modules capture surplus blow-moulding air and feed it back into the compressor, which enables the use of a cheaper, smaller compressor. after fi lling, bottles are shrink-wrapped into six-packs and loaded onto dusseldorfer pallets at the rate of 1,000/h. a mixed-pallet line, rated at 90 dusseldorfer pallets per hour, is also integrated into the line. automated production with integrated systems production has been designed from the outset to be highly auto-mated, with integrated monitoring, quality control and safety systems. it incorporates features to save energy, such as heavy-duty roller conveyors that are powered only to provide initial impetus and fi nal braking to fi nished packages; gravity and inertia takes care of the rest. an optimal warehousing situation: 51,000 pallet slots in the high-bay warehouse perfected procedures at a glance – logistics manager winfried assmann (right) observes the smooth intermesh-ing of the logistical operations.

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bottling / filling 43 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 08/09 www.petpla.net speed of production is one aspect of the krones installation at the breuna plant; the other is the management and despatch of orders and loads. a central role in the logistics planning is allocated to the automated high-bay warehouse, which is 110m long, 81m wide and 37m tall; it has slots for 51,000 europallets, can store 635 pallets/h and retrieve at 709 pallets/h. the despatch area extends to around 3,850m 2 . “it’s only through fast unloading and loading procedures that more trips can be made in short-distance hauls,” said winfried assmann, group logistics manager. the logistics of the vitaqua plant revolve around an eoc (elec-tronic overhead conveyor) system, which is used in both raw material supply and despatch operations. raw materials arrive at six ramps dedi-cated to deliveries. when goods are accepted, the warehouse management system uses barcode data to assign items to their destination automati-cally. if the materials are not required immediately, the storage eoc will carry them to the warehouse. when a request is received from one of the production lines, the eoc production route carries pallets directly to it. the storage eoc also takes pro-duction output, which is carried from the modulpal palletiser and down-stream stretch-wrapper in two dussel-dorfer pallets at a time, on a europallet. four discharge positions, each for two europallets, serve the four production lines. each pallet is assigned a storage location in one of the 18 aisles in the warehouse, in a random access stor-age procedure. by using europallets to carry the dusseldorfers, vitaqua was able to save costs on steel construc-tions and also achieve higher reliability. data management for track-ing and monitoring storage and retrieval are docu-mented with the material fl ow compu-ter. as the dusseldorfers are placed on the europallets, production data are coupled with the europallets’ own data, so batches can always be reconstructed. the data is taken into the warehouse management compu-ter during order-referenced retrieval and assigned to customers’ orders, enabling tracking conforming to eu 178/2002 regulations. above the stor-age eoc, 22 vehicles on the retrieval carry two pallets at a time to one of four goods elevators, which connect to the despatch eoc on the ground fl oor. its 14 vehicles supply 16 load-ing gates, each with two order-picking trucks; a total of 32 truck loads, each of 66 dusseldorfer pallets with 1.5l bottles can be held ready at the same time. the automatic heavy-duty driverless roller system enables following pallets to move up after the front four pallets have been removed. replacements for damaged pallets can be ordered from the warehouse and delivered over an express track. prefabricated replace-ment parts are available in the event of damage and the company fi nds that the eoc system delivers major ben-efi ts in maintenance. dispatch management is equally sophisticated. as soon as a forward-ing agent gives advance notice of collection, the order number and numberplate of the collecting truck is shown on the management system’s display panel. when the truck arrives, the eoc vehicle accepts the completed pallets from the production line. permission to enter in the form of a transponder card is given. an sms message, sent to the driver’s mobile phone, calls the vehicle for loading. the truck is fi rst directed to the unload-ing area, where empty pallets are recovered, and then proceeds to the allocated ramp for loading. failsafe loading and dispatch withdrawal can only take place at the scheduled order-picking track, which ensures the driver collects pre-cisely the consignment meant for him. all the areas and radii in the loading area have been accurately matched to the conveying trucks’ mobility, so there’s no need to demand unneces-sary marshalling from the approxi-mately 300 forwarding agents working for vitaqua. in the planning offi ce, the transponder card checks the order-picking track report is ‘empty’, the order has been reported back to the warehouse management system and then prints the delivery note; the whole system enables vitaqua to locate the pallets delivered to the individual supermarkets reliably and accurately at any time. if a step in the process has been missed, or the planning offi ce forgets to cancel the transponder card, the truck is held at the barrier. while one order is being completed in the planning offi ce, the driver of the next truck, whose consignment is being held in readiness on track 2 at this loading gate, is already being sent an sms, asking him to enter the court-yard, and take his turn in the delivery system. “with 16 gates and 64 loading tracks and with two-shift loading over 16 hours, we can handle up to 400 vehicles a day here, enabling us to supply the retailers with the quantities they request,” w. assmann concluded. neatly structured and a whole lot of space: the order-picking tracks in the dispatch area

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bottling / filling 44 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 08/09 www.petpla.net pet for non-alcoholic beverages production cerveceria polar, venezue-la’s largest brewing group, has chosen a khs turnkey line for bottling of its fast-growing maltin non-alcoholic beverage. while glass is the dominant container for beer, maltin is, by contrast, increasingly being sold in disposable pet bottles. tropical venezuela has the highest consumption of beer in latin america, at 90 litres per head per year. it is also the second-highest consumer of non-alcoholic malt beverages, at 15l per head, annually. cerveceria polar is the leader in this market, with around 90% share. its parent company, empresas polar, is the country’s leading brewer of beer, with 75% market share. it also has interests in food products, ice cream, animal foods and cleaning agents. drink tastes in latin america are changing; taxes on alcoholic drinks are rising and non-alcoholic drinks are seeing increasing sales. that trend was the main reason for cerveceria polar’s decision to invest in a new pet turnkey production line, supplied by khs. with four breweries across ven-ezuela, cerveceria polar has a total annual capacity of 26 mio. hectolitres. 17% (just under 4 mio. hectolitres) of sales are of maltin, the company’s non-alcoholic malt beverage. maltin is currently fi lled in 1.5l and 0.5l pet bottles, with the main focus on the family-sized 1.5 litre version. the company’s new khs line has been designed to process a range of pet bottles but it will primarily be occupied in handling 22,000 0.5l disposable pet bottles or 15,428 1.5l pet non-refi llables per hour. inline manufacture of pet bottles non-returnable pet bottles are produced inline by a 14 blow station innopet blomax stretch blow moulder. the preforms are fed to the blow moulder and heated in the machine oven according to a precisely speci-fi ed heating profi le. they are precisely mechanically stretched and simultane-ously infl ated with compressed air, then turned and directly transferred to the innoline ltr air conveyor. it was important to cervecería polar that product changeover should be achieved in the minimum amount of time. the innopet blomax 14 has therefore been equipped with the speed-loc quick-change system, pro-moting high effi ciency. rinse, fi ll and cap in ultra-clean room finished pet bottles are con-veyed gently and safely along a short air conveyor segment directly to an integrated rinser-fi ller-capper, which is joaquin tresselt, technical direc-tor of cervecería polar (center), left: ulrich fischer, director, latin america business area, khs ag,right: dr. ingo vieweg-klee, representative for khs ag.

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bottling / filling 45 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 08/09 www.petpla.net located in an ultra-clean room. strict hygiene is essential for bottling of the sensitive malt beverage, in order that it can be fi lled without the need for preservatives. a part of the ceiling is equipped with fi lter units, which directly fi lter the surrounding shop air. slight overpres-sure ensures a permanent fl ow from ceiling to fl oor, which provides the open pet bottle conveyors with a continuous supply of fi ltered air and prevents ingress of unfi ltered shop air. in order to ensure the process remains bacteria-free, production is briefl y halted around every two hours for automatic disinfection of the sur-faces of the entire machine block and the inside walls of the glass housing. within the ultra-clean block, the rinsing process is handled by an electronically-controlled innoclean fr-zr two-channel rinser. after rins-ing with disinfectant, the pet bottles are sprayed out with fresh water. innovative fi lling system the rinser is integrated with a computer-controlled, single-chamber innofill drv filling system equipped with 80 filling stations. prior to filling, the malt beverage is gently pasteur-ized by the innopro kze flash pas-teurizer. the filling system operates with only two pneumatically actuated membrane cylinders for the entire filling process. they both lift the bot-tles and press and seal the bottle mouths against the filling valves. the pressure filling method used for car-bonated malt beverages pressurizes the pet bottles with gas from the ring vessel, with the force created transmitted by a membrane piston directly to the neck ring holder. the innofill drv fills using a swirler, which eliminates spreading elements protruding into the bottle as well as providing maximum flex-ibility. this makes it possible to fill a very wide variety of pet bottle shapes and sizes without recon-figuration. once the filling valve is opened, the swirler forces the liquid over the walls into the pet bottle at high speed. a reduced filling rate is used with narrower bottle necks. pressure-regulated snifting and settling is carried out at a pressure of approximately 1bar and is fol-lowed by final snifting. the forma-tion of excessive foam is specifically avoided. cip (clean-in-place) sanitizing is another special feature of the innofill drv. filling valves are sealed by cip plates, which are automatically inserted into a groove in the bottle holder underneath the filling valve during cleaning, and automatically retracted when sanitization is com-plete. the same method is used for cip sanitizing as for bottle pressing; the filling valves are automatically sealed by the pressure of the rinsing solution. after fi lling, an integrated capper applies screw caps to the freshly fi lled pet bottles. the next stops in the line for the pet bottles are the pasteurizer and roll-fed labeller. shrink-packing and palletizing after this, the pet bottles travel on to an innopack kisters sp 060 v shrink packer. it processes the incoming containers on one lane, forming six-packs of 1.5l pet bot-tles and packs of 12 and 24 0.5l pet bottles. if other types of pet bottles are to be processed, the machine is simply adjusted by entering relevant parameters into the system. the pet bottles, distributed into lanes as they enter the machine by funnel-shaped guide rails according to the accumulation principle, are fi rst divided into specifi ed product groups by a servo-controlled grouping unit. the respective product groups are then fed to a top fl ight bar chain, to bring the formations in machine pitch. formed units are guided to the cutting station, where fi lm is fed via a vacuum conveying belt from the bottom part of the machine in the direction of the product forma-tion. the fi lm wrapping process is precisely adapted to the heights and lengths of the packs to be wrapped. after wrapping, packs are conveyed to the shrink tunnel by a speed com-pensation belt. in the shrink tunnel, the overlapping sections of fi lm are sealed underneath each pack. next, adjustable air nozzles infl ate the packs with hot air at controlled tem-peratures, triggering the shrinking process. temperatures in the shrink tunnel are adapted to both fi lm qual-ity and pack size. an innopal rs 3 single-column palletizing robot, which can be set up either for single or dual stations, is used to palletize the shrink packs. product quality and future-proofi ng for ceveceria polar, the impor-tant aspects of its new khs turnkey line are outstanding product qual-ity and fl exibility, which makes it fi t for the future. the company has employed khs equipment since the early 1970s and was one of the fi rst breweries in the world to take advan-tage of khs’ electronically controlled fi lling systems. it recently ordered an innopack kisters tsp 060 v tray shrink packer and fi ve more innopal rs 3 palletizing robots to replace its existing palletizing technology. the khs turnkey line at cerveceria polar, venezuela

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46 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 08/09 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 pet preform plastic cap and closure rue de la plaine 47230 lavardac - france tel.: 33 (0)5 53 97 41 00 fax: 33 (0)5 53 65 85 97 www.sbecm.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 tel.: 00 33 (0) 232 85 86 87 www.sidel.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 kkt kaller kunststoff technik gmbh siemensring 32-34 53925 kall, germany tel. 49-2441-887-0 fax 49-2441-887-99 info@kkt-kall.de / www.kkt-kall.de 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 gulf packaging system & 3p co. post box no. 20266 jeddah - 21455 kingdom of saudi arabia telephone 966 (02) 636-0099 fax 966 (02) 635-2111 sales@gulf-pack.com 3p@prime-plastic.com www.gulf-pack.com has plastik san.tic.a.s. esenyurt fabr.yolu no:74 34320 avcilar istanbul turkey tel 90 212 695 50 00 fax 90 212 694 97 24 info@hasplastik.com www.hasplastik.com

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petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 08/09 www.petpla.net buyers guide 47 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 2.0 machines and equipment 2.1 preform production (machines and equipment) preform and cap production hong kong tel: 852-2665 3888 fax: 852-2664 8202 marketing@chenhsong.com.hk www.chenhsong.com.hk engel austria gmbh ludwig-engel-straße 1 a-4311 schwertberg tel. 0043-50-620-0 fax 0043-50-620-3009 sales@engel.at www.engelglobal.com 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 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 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 amsler equipment inc. swiss engineered - canadian built 1245 reid st, toronto, canada l4b1g4 phone 905 707 6704 sales@amslerequipment.net www.amslerequipment.net 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@siapi.it www.siapi.it 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

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48 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 08/09 www.petpla.net buyer’sguide entries from 5,70 euro/mm, call 49-6221-65108-0 2.2.4 compressors atlas copco customer centres worldwide www.atlascopco.com lmf gmbh & co. kg 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 fully automatic rotary pad printing machine to print up to 3 colors on closures at speeds of 1000 caps per min. winner screen machines pvt. ltd. w-372, ttc indl. area, rabale midc, navi mumbai, india – 400 701 tel: 91 – 9820 888 542 fax: 91 – 22 – 2769 9758 sutsh@vsnl.com www.winnerscreen.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 0 039-0542-642-354 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 drying, conveying and blending systems motan gmbh max-eyth-weg 42, d-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 production of blow moulds and pet mould parts tel.: 359 32 606 821 fax: 359 32 606 888 offi ce@itd.bg www.itd.bg 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 specialist for pet preform injection mold, injection stretch blow mold & pet blow mold www.moltechkorea.com tel : 82-11-224-1571 / 82-32-684-0153 fax: 82-32-684-0139 sales@bgproducts.com for north american market sales@easykorea.co.kr for international market

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petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 08/09 www.petpla.net buyers guide 49 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. 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 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 preform moulds / stretch blow moulds tel: 0039 071 7500214 fax: 0039 071 7501958 info@simexitaly.it www.simexitaly.it 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 - 5 4-11-4753-1111 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 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 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

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50 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 08/09 www.petpla.net buyer’sguide entries from 5,70 euro/mm, call 49-6221-65108-0 contact ask for your individual offer – call 49-6221-65108-0 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 chemical products and solutions for pet recycling. cleaning agents, antifoams, products to improve fl otation and fl occulants for waste water treatment. cht r. beitlich gmbh bismarckstraße 102 d-72072 tübingen tel 49 7071 154-0 fax 49 7071 154-290 info@cht.com www.cht.com 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 “pet washing and recycling plants, turnkey and modules for b2b, fi ber , sheet” sorema division of previero n.srl via per cavolto 17 , 22040 anzano del parco (co) -italy tel:39 031 63491250 sales@sorema.it www.sorema.it 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 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 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 3.6 mould cleaning 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 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 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 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 precision sensing gmbh germany info@presens.de tel 49 941 94 27 21 00 www.presens.de/pet 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 www.machinepoint.com/pet 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 lonely in space – or plugged in to the world-wide pet community? a few ways to benefi t from petplanet‘s many offers.

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bericap s.a. pol. ind. can font, 08430 la roca del vallés tel. 34/93/8424908 · fax 34/93/8422262 josep-angel.albero@bericap.com www.bericap.com beri cap technology for juices, rtd teas, health drinks committed to serving the juices, rtd teas and health drinks industry bericap s.a. pol. ind. can font, 08430 la roca del vallés tel. 34/93/8424908 · fax 34/93/8422262 josep-angel.albero@bericap.com www.bericap.com unique range of screw and sports closures designed for aseptic cold and hot fill new 38 mm, 3-start screw closure ref. 3439 – for robust and trouble free capping – doubleseal technology for safer tightness and better protection against micro-organisms – unique flexband band for improved tamper proof efficiency, though without decontamination liquid retention o 2 barrier and scavenging options on all screw caps of the range, for longer shelf life and fresher taste thumb’up : premier sports cap for aseptic and hot fill, without aluminium foil hall b3 stand 502

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