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www.petpla.net d 51178; issn: 1438-9452 no. 10 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 19 . 10 . 09 petplanet is read in 137 countries labels for pet bottles marketsurvey page 21 reg i ona l mar ke t repor t s germany part 1 page 10

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the color of success for thinking caps

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imprint editorial 3 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 10/09 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 andrae@hbmedia.net miriam kiesler kiesler@hbmedia.net phone: 49(0)6221-65108-0 fax: 49(0)6221-65108-28 france, italy, 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 house motif on cover: bao-rf - fotolia.com petplanet insider issn 1438-9459 is published 10 times a year. this publication is sent to qualifi ed subscribers (1-year subscription 149 eur, 2-year subscription 289 eur, young professionals’ sub-scription 99 eur. magazines will be dispatched to you by airmail). not to be reproduced in any form without permission from the publisher. note: the fact that product names may not be identifi ed as trade marks is not an indication that such names are not registered trademarks. editorial dear readers, dear readers, drinktec/petpoint - a great success “what else would he say?” i can hear you asking. “after all he was one of the organisers!” but they are not my words. our exhibitors were more than satisfi ed, as is clear from, for example, the words of matthias jablonski, manager marketing of husky: “our booth was extremely busy with not only local visitors, but guests from all around the world. having given us the opportunity to meet with existing beverage packaging cus-tomers, as well as build new relationships, this was a successful show for husky.” or in the words of one of husky’s major competitors, waldemar schmitke of netstal-maschinen ag in switzerland, who also comes to a similar conclusion: “for us drinktec/petpoint is a real barometer. we came to munich with high expectations and these have almost been exceeded. the visitors came from all over the world, in particular there were many from the middle east and the far east, among them several delegations from china.” and even the seemingly hard-pressed full line suppliers can now see light at the end of the tunnel, as volker kronseder, chairman of krones ag, said: “virtually all the ceos and presidents from companies around the world turned out here, even though the climate as regards investment is still cautious, drinktec 2009 has marked a turnaround in decision-making. it is the world ‘summit’ for the beverage and liquid food industry - in this, too, exhibitors and visitors alike were agreed.” but it wasn’t only the gut feeling of the exhibitors that support this view, the hard facts also point the way to the same conclusion: 33,000 trade visitors travelled to munich from abroad; they came from a total of 170 countries. there were particularly strong increases in visitor num-bers from china, india, the usa, south africa, mexico and the united arab emirates, as well as from south america and africa. overall the trade fair attracted around 60,000 visitors. and the two-day pet world congress, held for the third time and once again tackling all the relevant issues in technology and marketing, held the attention of 250 partici-pants. the visitors to drinktec/petpoint 2009 came from all parts of the beverage and liquid food industry. for the fi rst time soft drinks profes-sionals made up the largest group, at 40%, followed by visitors from the brewing industry, with 37%. a clear rise was noted in the number of visi-tors from the fruit juice sector (16% of the visitors), milk (10%) and liquid foods (8%). for all of our readers who want to follow up on their visit to drinktec, or who didn’t manage to get to munich, we recommend the petpoint/ drinktec review that starts on page 32. yours, alexander büchler

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4 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 10/09 www.petpla.net petcontents 10/09 page 28 page 21 inside track 3 editorial 4 contents 6 news 43 patents regional market report 10 germany part 1 18 interview with volker kronseder buyer’s guide 38 get listed! market survey 22 suppliers of labels for pet bottles tradeshow review 32 drinktec petpoint, munich, september 14 - 19, 2009 35 beverage innovation award page 35 page 26 preform production 21 moldmasters and abba form ipet 22 recycling, energy savings and livetime support bottle making 26 more eco-effi ciency, increased rd investment bottling /filling 28 comprehensive solutions 30 niagara bottling - the story continues

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6 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 10/09 www.petpla.net petnews nestlé launches fi rst rpet bottled water nestlé is to launch its fi rst range of mineral water in the us packaged in bottles containing 25% recycled pet and is supporting the launch with a recycling scheme. the company has teamed up with whole foods market to sell the new “re-source” brand natural spring water at outlets throughout the us. consumers will be encouraged to recycle the bottles at collection points in whole foods market stores. this is the fi rst time the company has introduced a product that incorporates rpet in its packaging. the launch and recycling initiative, in collaboration with whole foods market and waste management, is designed to engage consumers in the importance of recycling and the programme will start at 26 stores in california and arizona with plans to reach 200 stores nationwide by the autumn. nestlé has pledged to donate 5 cents to the anti-litter charity keep america beautiful for every plastic beverage container that is recycled at participating stores. pwp plans second pet recycling plant a projected surge in demand for recycled pet in food and beverage packing has led a us company to announce plans for a second recycling plant, just a month after open-ing their fi rst plant in west virginia. california-based pwp have unveiled proposals for a new plant to be based in the fi rm’s home state and to become operational in the second quarter of 2010. the company will use the reprocessed resins to manufacture its own thermoformed food packaging products. for the second planned centre, pwp said it would once again be working with coca-cola among others to convert post consumer pet bottles into fda compliant resin for food-grade material. expectations of the us demand for rpet foresee an increase over the next fi ve years to even-tually double the current demand. drink technology india and international packtech india to merge the two exhibitions drink technology india and inter-national packtech india will in future take place under one roof. the fi rst joint event will be from november 18th to 20th, 2010 at the bombay exhibition center in mumbai. previously these two events were organised separately by the messe münchen gmbh and the messe düsseldorf gmbh who will now collaborate in this venture and both benefi t from a much larger event for the promotion of pack-aging materials and equipment. the overall aim is to estab-lish a commercial platform for india and the neighbouring countries covering packaging and also the beverage and liquid food industries. vlb pet bottling symposium in berlin the vlb, the german brewery industry training and research institute in berlin, is running a 2-day seminar in november devoted to the subject of pet bottling. the event takes place on november 9th and 10th 2009 at the novotel berlin am tiergarten. the symposium will be entirely in english and is aimed at technicians from the areas of production, fi lling, quality assurance and prod-uct development in breweries and the beverage industry in general. on day one the programme includes new pet and barrier materials, aseptic fi lling and the single-trip keg, and ending with a dinner in central berlin. the second day will cover, among other things, environmental aspects, container design and analytical questions. the event is sponsored by polyone, who will also be staging a small exhibition. for further details please go to https://www.vlb-berlin. org/ (which is available in english) and click on “news/ events schedule” polyester & pet chain 2009 the 14th polyester & pet chain congress takes place in zurich from december 14th to 17th 2009. for three days 36 international presenters and several hundred delegates will be discussing how to emerge from the global economic crisis, and how to cope with the uncertain market conditions in the entire polyester business chain. major concern will focus on the worldwide polyester over-capacity, which is currently around 58 million tons (60% for fi bre, 40 % for packaging). consumption for all polyester applications is around 46 million, indicating the massive prob-lems that this industry is facing, resulting in several global and local companies closing individual plants or totally ceas-ing production. this, however, has not hindered other global players in the chain adding further production plants. several attempts by pp (52 million tons global capacity) to challenge pet in various applications has not happened. on the contrary, thanks to its unique properties, pet has continued to replace pp , styrenics and other major thermo-plastics. the congress provides a comprehensive overview with presenters from all continents and all sectors of the business: meg, px, pta, pet, petg, pbt, r-pet, pla, catalysts, additives, modifi ers, stabilisers, nano technology, process technologies, production improvements, capacity and product developments, material savings, cost reduction programmes, regulations, trade patterns, energy effi ciency and carbon footprint analysis. bo-pet fi lms, the use of pet laminates, in-line pet sheet co-extrusion and thermoforming, plus high barrier cpet trays for autoclave sterilizable foods will be major topics of a packaging session with global brand owners presenting their views and requirements. other topics will cover the sustainability of packaging with pet materials, the use of bio-based meg, b-to-b recycling, residuals testing and lca / carbon footprint themes. for further details please visit: www.mbspolymer.com

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news 7 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 10/09 www.petpla.net global bottled water sales driven by developing markets global bottled water consumption grew by 4.5% to 218 billion litres in 2008, according to the new 2009 global bottled water report from drinks consultancy zenith international. growth in less developed markets, where per capita consumption is low, helped to counteract the combined pressures of the economic downturn and public concerns over the environment. asia/australasia reinforced its position as the biggest regional market by volume, achieving a 28% share of the global busi-ness. africa and the middle east also recorded gains of 14% and 6% respectively. consumption increased in all other regions except western europe and north america. in north america sales fell by 0.7% in 2008. despite the decline the usa is still the largest national market in the world in both volume and value terms. providing detailed forecasts by country for the next fi ve years, zenith predicts that bottled water consumption will rise a further 18% to 259 billion litres in 2013. the 2009 zenith report provides 2003-13 fi gures across 75 key countries plus smaller country groupings and includes a 12 month subscription to the bottled water database at www.globaldrinks.com. contact zenith international on tel 44 (0)1225 327900 or e-mail info@zenithinternational.com. change of name for zenith at the recent drinktec exhibition in munich zenith international publishing is announce that the company is changing its name to food-bev media. the main reasons for the change are that the name corresponds with the group’s online presence at www.foodbev.com, that the group recently purchased and integrated food & bever-age international magazine, and that it further asserts the group’s intention to expand across more food and bever-age sectors. all other company details remain unchanged other than a switch from zipublishing. com to foodbev.com for email addresses. engel – new dealership in former yugoslavia in a move to strengthen its coverage in eastern europe engel have established a new distributor for serbia and croatia. the agreement is with the serbian company neofy-ton. engel is currently market leader in the former yugosla-via with an almost 40%, which they hope to increase with the help of neofyton. the company has been representing engel since july 1 st . y o u r pa r t n e r f o r b l o w m o u l d s . benef i t of 30 years of exper ience in blow mould manufactur ing! sidel • sig • krones • sipa • mag • ads • kosme • nissei a. o. röders gmbh / scheibenstr. 6 / 29614 soltau / germany / www.roeders.de telephone 49 5191-603-53 / fax 49 5191-603-36 / e-mail mold@roeders.de for our subsidiaries in china, usa and latin america please check our website. pet stretch blow moulds

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news 8 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 10/09 www.petpla.net plastic materials and articles intended eu recycling regulations into contact with foods the european plastics recyclers professional body (eupr) draws atten-tion of the plastics recycling and con-verting industries to the rules applica-ble during the transition period for the regulation 2008/282 (ec) on recycled plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food. on 28th march 2008, the regulation was published in the offi cial journal of the european union and entered into force on the 20th day following. the regulation covers a transition period during which applications to operate a recycling process shall be submitted to and evaluated by the european food safety authority (efsa). only when all the recycling processes for which an application has been submitted during the 18 months following the publication of the efsa guideline on the 21st may 2008 have been evaluated by the efsa, the commission shall, within six months, draft the decisions granting or refusing authorisation of the recycling process. article 16 2 of the regulation clearly states that until the adoption of these decisions, national provisions in force concerning recycled materials and articles and recycled plastics shall continue to apply in the member states. therefore, before that date the manu-facture and trade of plastics recyclate for food contact articles must follow those national rules and restrictions. exist-ing recycling processes can only sell to markets where their process has been approved, where they have received a letter of no objection or where the national legislation allows it. if a new process is started during the transition period, then the existing national legal requirements should be respected. this could entail asking for a national authori-sation covering the transition period. for more information please contact antonino furfari: antonino.furfari@eupr.org p e t c o r e c o l u m n p c european pet recycling success at the time of writing petcore is waiting for the fi nal statistics on pet collection in europe for 2008 1 . provisional data show that 1.26 million tonnes of pet bottles were collected in 2008. this is an increase of 11.3% over 2007 and represents 41.6% of all pet bottles put into the market. 20% of the resulting rpet was used to make new containers. the amount of rpet used to make fi bres remained static at 47%. a great proportion of this will be made into fi lling fi bres and non-wovens but the outdoor industry in europe makes great use of recycled pet fi bres. according to forumpet more and more manufacturers of outdoor clothing and equipment rely on recycled plastic materials. many manufacturers of premium brands offer fl eece jackets and trekking shirts made from recycled pet bottles. many more individual bottles were collected in 2008 than the above increase sug-gests. in the mid 1990s a 500ml bottle to package water weighed 22 grams but by 2006 the lightest 500ml bottle weighed 12.5g. it is now possible to package 500ml of liquid in a bottle weighing only 6.6g. however, this saving of material means that for the pet recycler every bale he purchases will contain a greater ratio of contamination (caps, labels, residual contents etc) than bales bought even 2 years ago. separation into purer streams will therefore cost more. plastics are too valuable to throw away. the eu’s waste framework directive (wfd) is a piece of eu legislation dating back to 1976 which sets the legal framework for waste management in the eu. it is periodically revised, and the latest revision was concluded in late 2008 (2008/98/ec). the wfd is a hugely important piece of legislation for the plastics industry which sets european requirements in crucial areas such as: “end-of-waste” criteria for certain waste streams recycling targets for municipal solid waste and construction and demolition waste introduction of extended producer responsibility implementation of the waste hierarchy in the member states. the 5-step waste hierarchy is intended to improve resource effi ciency by set-ting out a “priority order” of waste management techniques: prevention – re-use – recycling – recovery (including energy recovery) – disposal. the rationale for this hierarchy is that a higher amount of resources are saved by preventing waste, followed by reuse, recycling and recovery, going down through the hierarchy to disposal, which should be avoided as far as possible due to a growing shortage of landfi ll sites and in some countries, the imposition of landfi ll taxes. this directive must be transposed into law by each member state by decem-ber 2010. the eu agreement also allows for the hierarchy to be applied with fl exibility when justifi ed by “lifecycle thinking”. as the domestic packaging plastic most frequently collected, pet will continue to make a large contribution to each member state’s fulfi lment of its plastics recycling target. in order to meet the new targets investment will have to be made in new recovery technology. it is possible to break down pet chemically into its original raw materials that can be purifi ed and used to make new pet. also the inclusion of energy recovery in the waste hierarchy means that every pet bottle sent for disposal will be recovered either as raw material or to replace fossil fuel in energy production. finally, we have some good news from the uk. following hot on the heels of cooperation with the uk retail trade came the successful launch of the plastic-seurope initiative, “plastics 2020 challenge” 2 . this will aim to divert plastics from landfi ll and to encourage reduction, reuse, recycling, and recovery. plasticseu-rope will provide signifi cant scientifi c support and waste management expertise and additionally, facilitate development of energy from waste. petcore is fully behind the “plastics 2020 challenge” which will depend on the successful continu-ation of growth in pet recycling across europe. 1 available from admin@pcipetpackaging.com 2 http://www.plastics2020challenge.com/

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regional market reports 10 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 10/09 www.petpla.net part 1 germany after 10 years of petplanet insider we at last have summoned up the courage to publish a report on our own home market - germany. the pet market is still running on an economic basis almost everywhere in the world. large and small fi lling companies supply what the consumer wants - and of course pays for. the preform and cap manu-facturers adapt themselves to the needs of these fi llers. but this is not the case in ger-many. here the government is trying to steer the consumers in a particular direction. and the legislators are themselves driven by var-ious interest groups. the fi lling companies react to this and the consumers are trying to side-step the problem. in other words, to understand the pet business in germany we have to dig deep. a simple presentation of the numbers involved is not enough. in our researches we have come across some amazing and unique things unparalleled in the rest of the world: take for instance an eight sided neck-ring, a manufacturer of pet packaging that has been in the hands of the same family for more than 500 years, the discount retailer that has taken vertical integration so far that they now make their own preforms and caps, the specialist drinks retailers as a central pillar of the distribution system, a large percentage of beer bottled in pet, and to crown it all a legal statute grandly entitled the “packaging ordinance”. discounters drive pet single-trip bottle business by alexander büchler reg i ona l mar ke t repor t s germany part 1

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regional market reports 11 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 10/09 www.petpla.net bottles. and as coke was one of the first to introduce a pet bottle the distribution network adopted refillable pet bottles in crates. in the juice and milk industries the carton pack had become established and sales are mainly via the usual grocery outlets. then the discounter storm burst. the very first to make things difficult for the classic distribution chain was aldi. soon lidl and other discounters joined in. the discounters had no interest in taking back empty bot-tles and so took the logical step of introducing single-trip containers, mainly cans and pet. the long-established distribution channels found the going tough, and ostensibly the 1991 packaging ordinance was introduced to curtail the use of single-trip containers. however, for those involved at the time it was more a question of protecting the small-scale manufacturers and distribution system from the up-and-coming discounters and not so much a move based on ecological considerations. the refillable quota of 72% laid down in the ordinance for the various types of bev-erage frequently failed to be met and so, from 2003 we saw the introduction of an obligatory deposit on mineral water, beer or soft drinks such as coca-cola or lemon-ade, in single-trip bottles. the reaction of the discount-ers was swift. they did not revert to refillable bottles, but installed single-trip bottle return systems in their stores. however, since drinks cans could not be resealed ready for returning, and they started to smell when left in the returns container, the discounters removed cans totally from their shelves and listed only resealable pet bottles. overnight germany became the leader with regard to beer in pet. fig. 3: development of the packaging structure in the non-alcoholic sector 1999 to 2007. the drop in pet single-trip sales can clearly be seen in 2003, the year when the deposit law was introduced, but also that the packaging ordinance could only hold back the growth of single-trip pet for about one year. (source: wafg) let’s start with the interest groups: for centuries ger-many has been split into small regions - and so are the beer and mineral water industries. 25 years ago there were 393 mineral water companies in germany - today we have just 134 (fig. 1). 400 300 200 100 1992 1997 2002 2007 0 0 0 393 313 370 134 fig. 1: development in the number of companies and small businesses in the soft drinks and mineral water market 1992 - 2007 (source: german federal offi ce of statistics and wafg) a large number of these companies supplied their local area only. the mineral water companies then formed themselves into a joint buying organisation called the genossenschaft deutscher brunnen eg (gdb). the companies retained their independence but joined the refillable glass bottle pool of the gbd. peace reigned for many years in the market. the crates were handled through another typical german institution - the special-ist beverage retailer. here the consumer can drive up in his car and buy his drinks in returnable packaging (bot-tles and crates)(fig. 2). fig. 2: a typical specialist drinks retailer. consumers here will find mainly drinks in returnable crates and refillable bottles, other than petcycle there are almost no single-trip bottles. (source: petplanet insider) the situation was similar for the brewers. here too there was a refillable bottle pool and here too were the small brewers supplying the local market, and here too bottled beer was sold mainly through the specialist bev-erage retailers. the big brands, like coke and pepsi, initially joined the existing system with refillable glass

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regional market reports 12 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 10/09 www.petpla.net hence the packaging ordinance helped the single-trip pet bottle to reach unexpected new heights. it only took one year for single-trip pet to further increase its success in the soft drinks market (fig. 3). and looking at the break-down by beverage type it can be seen that there has been a signifi cant fall in refi llable beer bottles (fig. 4). fig. 4: development of the refi llable market quota for bever-ages from 1970 to 2006 (source wafg) the medium-sized beverage fi llers who were most affected by this development decided to make the best of it. the gdb added refi llable pet bottles to their bottle pool. a refi llable bottle is good for an average of 14 or 15 cycles, and could not stop the triumphant march of the single-trip bottle. the so-called petcycle was set up as an alliance of well-known producers of beverages, machinery and packaging to handle single-trip bottles. for the medium-sized fi llers in particular petcycle developed a closed loop for such bottles. the bottles are sold in returnable crates through the traditional beverage retailers and the empty bottles are returned in crates to the beverage producer who sends them for recycling. fig. 5: an 8-sided neck ring makes the petcycle system bot-tles easy to recognise. (source: petplanet insider) to meet the highest ecological standards the bottles are made of 50% recyclate. and to make petcycle bottles easy to recognise they have an eight-sided neck ring (fig. 5). in 2007 1,450 million petcycle bottles were sold across ger-many using 50,300 tonnes of pet at 34.5g per bottle. despite all of the efforts the share of the market taken by the discounters grew. today more than 50 percent of all non-alcoholic drinks are sold through discounters (fig. 6). the discounters went looking for a totally different sort of bottling company - a contract fi ller - and hence “mit-teldeutsche erfrischungsgetränke”, “altmüller mineralb-runnen” and “hansa heeman” grew to become the three biggest bottling companies with more or less 2 billion litres per annum each. fig. 6: there seems no stopping the growth in the market share achieved by discounters, which is getting bigger and bigger and hit more than 53% in 2007. (source: wafg)

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regional market reports 13 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 10/09 www.petpla.net these three companies do not have any serious brands of their own but simply fi ll own-label drinks for the big discounters. with an annual requirement of about 2 billion preforms for each company all three have established their own in-house preform production facility. hansa heeman have a through-the-wall operation run by alpla whilst the other two make their own preforms. at a time when “mit-teldeutsche erfrischungsgetränke” had some cash-fl ow problems the discount chain lidl stepped in and bought the business, including the preform and cap production. this means that lidl now own and operate injection moulding machines, and lidl was the fastest growing of the discount-ers whilst aldi still has the biggest turnover. fig. 7: the share of the alcohol-free drinks market taken by own-label brands and selected discounters (source: wafg) by setting up their own preform production the fi llers working for the discounters eliminated a signifi cant part of the market for the converters. it is estimated that within germany there is an overcapcity of 2 to 4 billion preforms. it can be foreseen that there will be more consolidation amongst brewers and fi lling companies and that the clas-sic, traditional german drinks distribution network will lose more ground to the discounters (fig. 7). macroeconomic macroeconomic data data population ..................................................... 82.0 million average age .................................................. 43.8 years gross national product ............................ 3.7 trillion us growth rate of gnp ................................................... 1% unemployment ........................................................ 7.8% general infl ation ...................................................... 2.7% total imports ............................................. 814.2 billion total exports ............................................. 992.9 billion all fi gures 2008

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regional market reports 14 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 10/09 www.petpla.net the economic crisis has not had any noticeable impact on the per capita consumption. the weather in germany has a greater impact on beverage consumption than does the level of disposable income. if the temperature goes above 30 c almost only water is sold and csds and beer fall signifi cantly. fig. 10 the value of the total german market for the packaged drinks industry is about 20 billion euros. more than 8.6 billion euros was spent on alcohol-free drinks in 2007. beer sales were 7.5 billion euros. (source wafg) milk at 92l per capita the market in germany is a signifi cant one. here well known dairy companies have tried to intro-duce milk bottled in pet. however their efforts have still not succeeded as in germany milk is in part seen as being a cheaper commodity than water and so only really low cost packaging is successful. it is only with higher priced yoghurt and dairy drinks that the pet bottle is making inroads (fig. 11). beverages with at least 50% dairy con-tent are exempt from the obligatory deposit system. 50 40 30 20 10 0 % 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 14.3 20.9 29.5 37.9 38.9 42.0 dairy drinks in pet fig. 11: the share of pet in the dairy drinks market has risen to 42% in recent years (source: forum pet) beverage facts and fi gures per capita consumption: with just about 540l of packaged drinks (soft drinks, alcoholic drink,s, milk) per capita germany is one of the biggest markets in europe (fig. 8 and 9). total turnover is around 20 billion euros (fig. 10). fig. 8: per capita consumption of beverages in germany - 2007 (source: wafg) fig. 9: with just about 300l per capita germany is a leader in alcohol-free beverages. (source wafg)

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regional market reports 15 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 10/09 www.petpla.net edible oil because germany is not a traditional market for oils the consumption of edible oil per capita is low in compari-son with the far east. the high priced sector still uses glass or metal cans. wines and spirits this drinks sector, with just about 30l per capita, is still dominated by glass. as there are no “cheap” spirits, as in india for example, pet bottles are seen exclusively in air-craft catering and duty free shops etc. wines and spirits are also exempt from the deposit system. beer with a per capita consumption of 112l beer is one of the strongest beverage sectors. as described above the classic distribution channel for beer is the traditional drinks retailer. the preferred packaging format here is the refi llable bottle. nevertheless the discounters have successfully tackled the deposit problem and offer low-end beers in single-trip pet, and only in 0.5l bottles. the three big breweries that have taken advantage of this business are: martens feldschlösschen frankfurter brauhaus. martens in belgium produce beer bottles with a sidel actis coating. felschlösschen is the second biggest, and fi lls in multilayer bottles. the frankfurter brauhaus at frankfurt an der oder also uses bottles with an internal coating. in total beer in pet accounts for 11 percent of the german market (fig. 12). 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 % 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 0.0 6.1 8.9 9.1 11.0 beer in pet fig. 12: following the deposit law beer cans disappeared and beer appeared in pet bottles (source: forum pet)

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regional market reports 16 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 10/09 www.petpla.net water at 138 litres per capita water in germany is the strong-est category. single-trip bottles are subject to the deposit law. the share held by pet at the moment is 77.1 percent. the glass refi llable bottles from the gdb a have a strong foothold here (fig. 13). 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 % 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 29.9 77.1 71.8 64.2 55.3 43.6 40.9 fig. 13: even the strong share of pet among water bottlers has room for considerable expansion (source: forum pet) juice the juice sector, at 38 litres per capita, is once again exempt from the deposit law so that we have here a rela-tively undistorted packaging market structure. when eckes granini switched from glass to pet the pet bottle began its triumphant march into the juice market. unlike in the beer sector, it is the premium juice brands that are fi lled in multilayer pet. lower-end products are sold in cartons. nevertheless the share of the market held by cartons is reducing. pet now enjoys a market share of 30% (fig. 14). 60 50 40 30 20 10 % 2004 2005 2006 pet cartons other 11 20 29 33 25 20 56 55 51 fig. 14: fruit drinks in pet. the share held by cartons and glass fell by 20% in only 3 years. the driving force here was eckes granini who switched to premium pet bottles (source: tetra pak) soft drinks by soft drinks we mean principally csds. in total german consumers drink 115l per capita each year. the strongest categories are colas and cola mixed drinks at something over 40l per capita. lemondes and simi-lar drinks are a close second with just about 35 litres per capita. at 91% the share taken by pet is very high. almost the whole of this beverage sector is subject to the deposit law for single-trip bottles (fig. 15). 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 % 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 66.5 91.3 88.0 84.8 79.9 75.7 73.6 fig. 15: pet share (%) of the sweetened drinks market (source: forum pet) regional market report germany part ii with: an analysis of the pet bottles and caps currently used in the market a look at the taste preferences of the german consumer and some back-ground on the german packaging ordinance regional market report germany part iii featuring interviews with: alpla pet-verpackungen uniplast bericap coca-cola and eckes granini

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regional market reports 18 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 10/09 www.petpla.net interview with mr. volker kronseder krones, as the indisputable world leader in the production of beverage fi lling machines, has its roots in germany. at krones “made in germany” is still a proud boast. we wanted to know from ceo volker kronseder what the importance of germany is for him and how he sees the german market. petplanet: mr. kronseder, could the success story of krones have happened in any other country? volker kronseder: we still do 15 % of our turnover in germany. from a historical point of view we have benefi ted from the fact that several hundred brewers and bottlers in and around our location in the oberpfalz have placed rigourous demands on us and we have supplied them with quality products right from the start. important for us is the dual training system here in germany, which means that we can fi nd top-class design engineers as well as excel-lent machine fi tters. without these people we would not be where we are today. petplanet: if we look back at this year’s drinktec/petpoint we see almost exclusively equipment for big fi lling compa-nies. have you forgotten about the small brewers and min-eral water bottlers that helped you to grow so successfully? volker kronseder: you are right. walking around the exhibition you could reach that conclusion. we are trying, together with our new subsidiary kosme, to offer economi-cally-priced equipment for companies with lower outputs. in germany in particular we have the two-class system of big fi llers for discount retailers and the still very active guilds of small to medium sized fi llers. both of these are important to us. petplanet: that brings us nicely on to discounters. they are driven by the word “cheap”. does that apply to pet bottles too? volker kronseder: i don’t believe so. even those fi ll-ers with a high degree of vertical integration don’t work “cheap”. they are very cost conscious and are always interested in anything new. i dare to say that because of this situation we always offer the latest technology to the market and that worldwide our fi llers keep costs under control! petplanet: nevertheless the pet bottle is getting a “cheap” image in germany volker kronseder: here too we have to differentiate f.l.t.r.: volker kronseder, ceo krones ag, and wolfgang von schroeter and alexander büchler for petplanet insider

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regional market reports 19 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 10/09 www.petpla.net between different market sectors. in the water and csd markets pet is incredibly strong. the refi llable glass bottle doesn’t carry a premium image in the mind of the con-sumer. however, in the juice market the pet bottle has become established as a premium packaging format. it’s only in the beer market that pet is seen as “cheap”. petplanet: pet has replaced the metal can in the beer sector and the can previously had the cheap beer image. volker kronseder: today the beer can is a “no go”. i think that beer in pet still has potential. i am still waiting for somebody in germany to take the step of launching a 1 litre or even 2 litre pet beer bottle. why would the con-sumer not want this size of pack for home consumption? consumers have accepted this type of pack with open arms in the water and soft drinks sectors. petplanet: no interview is complete these days without a word on the economic crisis. for ten years krones has grown steadily quarter by quarter at a rate of two or three fi gure millions. and now suddenly it has stopped. how are you dealing with that? volker kronseder: firstly it is a principle of mine, and of krones, always to keep my feet on the ground in the face of facts, and to handle things in a prudent and modest way. the continuous growth was for us always tempered with a high degree of realism, with our feet on the ground. to that extent we have been able to handle the situation well. we haven’t had to let any of our employees go and it looks as if the light which has been on the horizon for a few weeks now is not getting any smaller. we are more than satisfi ed in particular with our sales in germany. it seems to me that the businesses which have been running with the hand-brake on are slowly returning to normal operations. petplanet: when your share price fell through the fl oor you announced a large-scale share buy-back scheme. volker kronseder: that’s right. for a time our share value fell below our capital, which from a company management point of view makes no sense. so we bought back 4,51% of our shares. in better times we can sell these again at a profi t or use them in payment for any acquisition we may make, or just cancel them and so make the reaming shares stronger. petplanet: one last question what are you next objec-tives? volker kronseder: in 2010 i plan to visit the highest bot-tling plant in the world. it’s in the himalayas and stands at 5.,000 metres. i’m looking forward to it. petplanet: but this is an interview about germany - not himalayas. volker kronseder: ok. i’ll start my trip from germany. petplanet: thanks very much mr kronseder - and bon voyage!. 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 planet 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 insider 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 writing 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. become a subscriber! phone: 49-6221-65108-0 fax: 49-6221-65108-28 info@hbmedia.net www.petpla.net 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 2009 net stand 103 hall b3 sept. 14-19 messe münchen bot t l e - mak e r s k e around the p lanet a www.petpla.net d 51178; issn: 1438-9452 no. 07 2009 magaz i ne for bot t l e r s and bot t l e - mak e r s in the amer icas, as ia, europe and al l around the p lanet 06 . 07 . 09 petplanet is read in 137 countries preform manufacturers marketsurvey page 17 reg i ona l mar ke t repor t s asean part 2 page 10 net stand 103 hall b3 sept. 14-19 messe münchen health & beauty health & beauty care packaging care packaging page 22 p t w www.petpla.net d 51178; issn: 1438-9452 no. 06 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 08 . 06 . 09 petplanet is read in 137 countries suppliers of preform moulds and sbm moulds marketsurvey page 21 reg i ona l mar ke t repor t s asean part 1 page 10 net stand 103 hall b3 sept. 14-19 messe münchen visit us at the npe s 31026 manufa n d 51178; issn: 1438-9452 no. 06 2009 k magaz i ne for bot t l e r s and bot t l e - mak e r s k a t in the amer icas, as ia, europe and al l around the p net lan a 08 . 06 . 09 et ne stand 103 hall b3 ept. 14-19 sep e münchen messe visit us visit us visit us visit u sit visit u visit us visit us vis pe pe pe pe pe the np at the n at the n at the np npe pe npe a h pe pe p a p s 31026 s 31026 31026 26 1026 26 a l mar ke t repor t s asean part 3 page 10 sta ha www.petpla.net d 51178; issn: 1438-9452 no. 05 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 04 . 05 . 09 petplanet is read in 137 countries manufacturers of stretch blow moulding machines marketsurvey page 17 2009 net stand 103 hall b3 sept. 14-19 messe münchen visit us at the npe s 31026 page 14

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preform production 20 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 10/09 www.petpla.net mold-masters and abba form ipet mold-masters and abba have been well known for some time in the preform industry: mold-masters with their hot runners and abba as a long-established manufacturer of stacks (cores, cavities, neck rings, etc.). they have now come together to form a new alliance and, as the second biggest player in pre-form tools, to capture a greater slice of the market. in particular thanks to the global presence of mold-masters with fi ve manufacturing centres in america, europe and the far east, the ipet alliance should soon enjoy a high level of market penetration. as a techni-cal refi nement the tool designers at ipet have developped a system for installing the cooling channels as near as possible to the preform walls. the system is as ingenious as it is simple: long cooling water channels are milled into the cavity exactly following the contours of the preform walls and sealed by a metal sleeve containing the moulding surfaces. “the classic cooling concepts that are by cur-rent manufacturers will always be a compromise as the drilled cooling in a straight line provides only point cool-ing,” explains manfred lausenhammer. bruce catoen, vice president of mold-masters, expressly points out that the fi nished tool as well as all of the modular components ( like stacks and hot runners) can be directly integrated into existing equipment supplied by other manufacturers. in doing this the preform manufacturer can acquire new tooling step by step. ipet can supply tools of between 2 and 192 cavities. tools with 32 to 96 cavities have already been undergo-ing fi eld trials for more than a year. thanks to the combination of hot runner and cooling technology it has been possible to reduce the average cycle time by up to 10% while increas-ing annualized uptimes. an ipet 72 cavity tool sprint 72 cavity - hot half

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labels for pet bottles for the fi rst time since we began publication of petplanet insider we have carried out a market survey of suppliers of labels suitable for use on pet bottles. at the recent drinktec exhibition there was a specifi c area devoted to the “world of labels”, which was previewed in our article in petplanet insider issue 9/2009, and now, in our survey, we include further details of label and label material suppliers and their products. almost everything has a label, so there are literally thousands of print-ing companies, large and small, producing labels of one kind or another. however, we of course are clearly focussed on labels and appropriate materials for use on pet bottles, which itself encompasses numerous options - self-adhesive labels, paper labels, foil labels, shrink fi lm and stretch fi lm labels … etc etc. labels play a key role in building a brand image, they carry important consumer information, they attract the eye at the point of sale and of course they have to perform well on the automated line - in short they are a very important feature of a beverage package. as with all aspects of packaging, labels also have their role to play in the recycling chain. con-sumers are increasingly looking for ecologically acceptable packaging - including labels - and companies who offer paper labels have made it a speciality to produce labels that are made of post-consumer or renew-able material or is particularly suitable for recycling. whilst petplanet insider has have made every effort to ensure that the information in this new survey is up to date no claims are made regarding completeness or accuracy. all data is as supplied by the manufacturers. 10/09 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 marketsurvey 10/09 company name stora enso packaging papers brigl & bergmeister gmbh etapak baskı ambalaj a.ş. c postal address telephone number web site address contact name function direct telephone number fax e-mail pinnauallee 3 25436 uetersen germany 49 4122 719 685 www.storaenso.com/packagingpapers jeannette kuhanen marketing manager 49 4122 719 685 49 4122 719 695 jeannette.kuhanen@storaenso.com proleber straße 10 8712 niklasdorf austria 43 3842 800-0 www.brigl-bergmeister.com friedrich tschoggl marketing director 43 3842 800-216 43 3842 800-358 ftschoggl@brigl-bergmeister.com a.o.s.b. 10034 sk. no:8 35620 cigli - izmir turkey 902323283345 www.etapak.com n. hande usluer sales&marketing manager 905332914989 902323283341 h.usluer@etapak.com ka d g 4 ww ka ke ka printing technology flexoprinting, offset, rotogravure, others label papers for all printing technologies x rotogravure, offset, fl exoprinting ro paper labels yes x white paper/metallized white paper & base paper for metallisation x wet strength paper, wet strength metallized paper ye adhesive (wet glue/self-adhesive) yes x yes / yes y reel-fed/pre-cut yes x yes / yes ye for single serve/returnables yes x yes / yes ye wrap around labels x material (opp ...) paper paper opp , paper o o adhesive (hotmelt/wet-glue/self-adhesive) yes x yes / yes / yes ye white/transparent/metallized white paper & base paper for metallisation x yes / yes / yes, perlized metallized y reel-fed/pre-cut yes x yes / yes ye for single serve/returnables yes x yes / yes y psl material paper opp , paper, wash off white/transparent/metallized white paper & base paper for metallisation yes / yes / yes y for single serve/returnables yes yes / yes ye shrink sleeves material (ops, pla, pet, pet-g, pvc, ps, others) no x o reel fed/pre-cut x ye for single serve/returnables x y stretch sleeves material (hdpe...) no x n fi lm: white/transparent x for single serve/returnables x recycling considerations label papers are produced from renewable raw materials label papers are biodegrable and compostable (din en 13432) product neoset contains post-consumter-waste fi bres x special technologies/promotion technologies paper with different surface structures avail-able (plain and embossed). reverse side printing possible multitude of fi nishing possibilities (hot-foil embossing, varnishing, etc.) c fro ho la lu m m pe q cc th un uv va w

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market survey constantia haendler & natermann polysack plastic industries ltd. sleever international f.p . sleeve srl kasseler str. 2 d 34346 hann. muenden germany 49 5541 704 0 www.constantia-hn.com kai sparbier key account manager 49 5541 704 417 49 5541 704 239 kai.sparbier@constantia-hn.com nir yitzhak d.n. negev, 85455 israel 972-8-9989796 www.polyphane.com mr. ronny ben-shushan product engineer - r&d department 972-52-426956 972-8-9989746 rbens@polysack.com 5 avenue arago, zi le val, bp 27 f-91421 morangis cedex france 33 (0) 1 69 74 75 76 www.sleever.com eric masson european sales director 33 (0) 1 69 74 75 76 33 (0) 1 69 74 75 77 si.sleever@sleever.com via careno 8 21040 vedano olona (va) italy 39-0332-402317 www.fpsleeve.com antonio frattini owner info@fpsleeve.com rotogravure / fl exo / offfset perfect match for fl exographic, rotogravure, offset and digital printers rotogravure, fl exo, heliofl ex rotogravure yes / yes yes / yes yes / yes yes / yes opp white / opp transparent / opp metallized / opp holographic surface polyphane fit shrink label yes / yes / yes yes / yes / yes yes / yes yes / (yes) yes / yes / yes yes / yes ops / pla / pvc / pet pet, ops, tpe ops, pla; pet, pet-g, pvc yes / yes opp yes / no single serve no excellent recyclability - clean separation of fi lms from containers petsleeve, a sleeve based on a low density fi lm, which allows pet packagings recycling. ccate labelling (non-permanent) frontal- and reverse side printing holographic surface technology laser coding inks and lacquers luminescent colours metal-effect-inks martial de-embossing peel-off technology qr codes ccratch-off-application thermo sensitive inks unique coding technology uv eye spot technology various embossings window-effect , magic window skinsleever (3d relief) biosleeve (biodegradable shrink sleeve) sleever braille (the response to new ue directive) holosleeve 3d (protecting up-market brands) petsleeve (recycling pet packaging)

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preform production 24 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 10/09 www.petpla.net john galt, president and ceo of husky injection molding systems ltd., opened his company’s press confer-ence at drinktec 2009 by reminding everyone that he has not always been a corporate executive. he began his career as a mould designer and he has a philosophy that design follows function. “we think about the end-product fi rst and then design for the applica-tion,” he said. “we are constantly striving for better performance, lower cost and higher quality. we have progressed from simply being a pet equipment manufacturer to a bever-age packaging solutions provider.” one of the systems that husky showed at drinktec followed the line of optimising use of raw materials, through recycling. hypet is claimed to be the fi rst system in the world that is specifi cally optimized for manufac-turing preforms with a high percent-age of food-grade recycled pet fl ake. husky used drinktec 2009 to expand on its three-pronged approach to its business going forward. it sees the key areas for focus as recycling of pet material, reduction in energy costs and support for its equipment throughout its lifecycle, not just at the initial sales point. recycling, energy saving and lifetime support recycled pet with no time penalty “the business environment has, for a long time, been focused on virgin material. not much value was placed on scrap,” john galt said. “what we have done is to fi nd ways – through technol-ogy – to reintegrate scrapped material, which has helped to raise the value of waste material. hypet currently runs at 50/50 virgin/recycled material and we hope to raise that proportion to the point where food grade product can be man-ufactured from even low grade recov-ered, washed fl ake. this will help to address concerns about plastics being discarded and will further help to reduce the industry’s carbon footprint.” the system produced 33.6g ecobase pre-forms at 10.5s cycles - the same time as would be expected from 100% virgin pet , and with additional resin savings of 2.5%. specifi c system enhancements incorporated for recycled pet include in-line melt fi ltration, to eliminate black specks and other contaminants, and a new extruder design for improved processing of pellet and fl ake blends. one way of reducing concerns about waste is to cut the amount produced in the fi rst place and this is something the company claims to achieve with its hycap system, which was unveiled at npe 2009 and demon-strated at drinktec. a 72-cavity hycap 300 produced pco1881 closures for carbonated soft drinks that weighed in at just 2.3g, at sub-four-second cycles – a signifi cant step up from the industry standard of 2.8-3.0g, produced at 4.8-6.0s cycles. “hycap is an optimised, one-piece closure system with fast cycle time and represents a solution geared to improved plastic packaging,” said galt. it can also use 50% recycled material. “opportunities to improve energy con-sumption, reduce weight and cut cycle times have to be measured against fi rst hypet is optimized for manufacturing preforms with a high percentage of food-grade recycled pet fl ake

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preform production 25 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 10/09 www.petpla.net principles and systematically eliminate sources of waste.” hycap is based on husky’s hylectric injection machine platform and is the result of refi nements to the entire system, aimed at maximising speed, reliability and effi ciency. as closure resins are often viscous and, therefore, more diffi cult to mould, modifi cations incorporated in the new system have been aimed specifi - cally at those challenges. they are intended to help closure manufactur-ers achieve higher productivity levels, with tighter tolerances and offering the opportunity to incorporate more technical designs. the hycap system is designed to integrate all aspects of the workcell, from resin handling, through tooling to optimised melt stream control and full inspection. one-piece closures should be inher-ently more cost-effective, as they use less raw material and should, there-fore, require less energy to process. the hycap system for one-piece closures can also use 50% recycled material lifecycle services – lifetime support “we are designing entire manu-facturing solutions around eliminat-ing waste and we believe that, in fi ve to 10 years’ time, we will see some very different moulding solutions,” said galt. in the meantime, husky is devoting more energy and investment to helping its customers get more out of their equipment, through lifecycle services, a new support and service programme. “lifecycle services is aimed at helping manufacturers to get peak effi ciency from their equipment over its entire life,” he explained. “it isn’t just about total costs but about sustainability of solutions, also. all solutions typically show deterioration in performance over their lives.” that deterioration will occur even if service and maintenance schedules have been rigidly adhered to. machines begin to wear out; with lifecycle services, husky will baseline equip-ment on delivery and then provide services that will maintain perform-ance, from both servicing and main-tenance and from new developments during the equipment’s life. “users will benefi t from front-line technol-ogy, with upgrades and retrofi ts. we believe this is a rich pipeline of opportunity for us to go down.” over the longer term, husky is committed to offering 6%/a produc-tivity improvement. shotscope nx is an expansion and extension to the company’s existing shotscope con-trol system. it is web-based, which enables users to access it remotely, can connect with pda and webcam services and features more data collection points. by making more information more readily available, the intention is to help customers improve operational effi ciency and part quality. 33.6g eco-base preforms (50/50 virgin/recycling material) pro-duced on a hypet 300 system

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bottle making 26 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 10/09 www.petpla.net more eco-effi ciency, increased r&d investment under the optimistic banner of ‘responsive solutions for a changing world’, french company sidel explained its response to the economic downturn and its priorities going forward. sidel maintains that current market circumstances are making beverage companies rethink their products, sys-tems and processes. it has committed itself to a big increase in research and development (r&d) investment – around 65% in 2009, compared with 2007. the focus of its efforts is three-fold: ‘reinvent the package’; ‘revitalise the equipment’; and ‘re-energise the lines’. at drinktec 2009, the company reminded its audience that each gram trimmed off a bottle’s raw materials and weight leads to millions of euros in savings each year. the challenge lies in making sure that the package remains attractive for consumers, retaining both attractive designs and functional qualities, while retaining and guaranteeing industrial feasibil-ity through the adaptation of pack-aging machines. existing (installed) equipment still offers opportunities for improvement in both productiv-ity and production costs; however, additional options and upgrades have to show very fast roi (return on investment), in order to maintain high levels of performance while, at the same time, reducing energy and fl uid consumption. re-energising involves line audits that will lead to performance improvement solutions across the board – in economic, industrial and technical terms, and including integration skills, especially in relocation projects and in the incorporation of previously-used equipment. more with less “the short-term answer is to produce better and con-sume less,” the company said at its press conference. sidel’s ‘eco-booster’ programme, presented at drinktec, includes standard oee (operating equipment effectiveness) audits, covering leaks and other areas of waste. the objective is to achieve machine optimisation that is validated by an energy consumption approach. its eco-eit (effi ciency improvement tool) uses measurement equipment 24/7 to record data about energy con-sumption (air, water, electricity, gas, etc.) for a machine, a zone, a line or a complete plant. it facilitates cor-relation between consumption levels and the different steps of production (start-up, effective production, product changeover, cleaning, shutdown, and so on) generates detailed consump-tion reports that can be exported to other systems such as erps. the information can be used to detect vari-ations or peak consumption and pro-vides support for users who are look-ing to reduce consumption levels and to optimise production energy costs. the company’s presentation on ‘rein-venting the package’ examined new, lighter weight pet bottle designs; rpet (recycled pet) and focused on the huge opportunities for energy, raw material and weight savings available by moving wine from glass to pet. ecological and dry sterilisa-tion developments sidel’s stand at drinktec had 20 new innovations on display. its eco booster for sbo series1, sbo series 2 and sbo universal blow moulders is used to measure and reduce machine energy consump-tion. the predis system, which was previously sold with sbo universal blow moulders and combis, is now available for adaptation to already installed equipment and is compatible with output rates up to 36,000bph per sidel launched its sbo universal 2 range, which accelerates indus-trial blow moulder outputs by 10, achieving 2,000bph per mould.

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bottle making 27 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 10/09 www.petpla.net hour for mineral water, fruit juice and dairy products. it sterilises pet pre-forms, rather than bottles, by deposit-ing hydrogen peroxide (h 2 o 2 ) vapour on the inner walls of the preforms as condensate. the process uses no water, very little chemicals, no rinser and produces no liquid effl uents. the technology has been adopted by french company lsdh for bottling uht milk (whole, skimmed and semi-skimmed) in 1.0 and 1.5-litre bottles. it is reported to have enabled lsdh to reduce bottle weight by 20% and to achieve large savings in chemicals and water. the same dry decontami-nation principle is also used for caps with sidel’s capdis system. sidel launched its sbo universal 2 range, which accelerates industrial blow moulder outputs by 10, achiev-ing 2,000 bottles per hour per mould. energy consumption is, at the same time, cut by 10%. the process has already been tested and validated at several customer facilities and opens up the opportunity of blowing bottles from recycled pet. the 1.5l mineral polyester and pet chain 2009 global business developments, technology and applications 14 th annual world congress december (14)–15–16–17, swissôtel zürich, switzerland tuesday, 15 th december wednesday, 16 th december thursday, 17 th december 1. global business scenario 5. pkg. products / future materials / environment open house at empa – st. gallen maack (ch): global activities sric (usa): meg / px / pta markets samsung* (kr): pta next generation technology sinopec (prc): technologies px, pta, pet sric (usa): lca/carbon footprint polyesters/pet futura (india): pet barrier development / retail pckg. cytec (usa): uv absorbers / global markets holland colours* (nl): light barrier technology / dairy pckg. basf (de): bio-degradable packaging solutions starlinger (at): bottle-to-bottle high output recycling swiss materials science & technology institute 9.00 h departure by bus from swissôtel, zürich 9.45 h arrival at empa, st. gallen 2. process technology & speciality products 6. pet end-uses / brand-owners / r-pet / testing demonstrations in empa laboratory: lurgi* gmbh (de): altern. rawmatls, tech. / economics uhde inventa-fischer* (de): melt-to-resin technology advansa (tr): speciality resins / markets dupont p&ip (ch/usa): modifi ers for pet / pbt clariant (ch): polyester additives / performance unilever (de): pet in food packaging applications hj heinz (usa): sustain. & diversity of pet & new pkg coca cola (usa): novel pet plantbottle – sustain. pkg. fraunhofer (de): residuals / testing pet, other packaging group panel experts discussion, incl. procter & gamble (be) key-note introduction production of bio-polymers in hp reactors bi-component spinning plant electro-spinning for medical applications high tech analysis of fibers (nano technology) laboratory visits discussions of specifi c topics 15.00 h departure to airport zürich or swissôtel 3. process / manufacturing technology 7. technologies / additives / r-pet / fiber / tape invista (uk): polyester sustainability improvements aquafi l (de): direct pet process technologies bkg - uop (de/it): high quality pet production kreyenborg (de): filtration r-pet packaging/strapping zhejiang hengyi group (cn): the paradigm shift of asian pet chain erema (at): r-pet for strapping / tape applications empa (ch): bi- & tri-comp. / nano tech pet fib. group panel experts discussion 4. packaging – film, sheet, lamination 8. global fiber , yarn, textile production & reviews gneuss (de): melt filtration extruder system welex (usa): in-line pet sheet coex / forming faerch (dk): high barrier cpet trays polyplex (in): bo-pet film applications group panel experts discussion sric (usa/ch): global overv. fibers / cap. rationalization ccfa (prc): chinese pet / r-pet fiber industry thiele (de): future p’ester fiber & filament prod. textile support org. (pk): polyester fiber / yarn report group panel experts discussion hospitality functions samsung petrochemical lurgi / air liquide others tba hospitality functions maack business services sri consulting chemical week maack business services maack & scheidl partnership plastics technology and marketing ch-8804 au/near zürich, switzerland tel: 41-44-781 30 40, fax: 41-44-781 15 69 e-mail: mbspolymer@bluewin.ch www.mbspolymer .com 2009 dec. 14, 2009, 18–21.30 h early-bird reception supported by: global conferences, studies, projects global conferences, studies, projects *full page advertisements in printed program water bottle produced at the sidel stand with an sbo 14 has all the attributes of a traditional pet bottle – crystallinity, resistance and elegance and contains 50% recycled materi-als. this bottle is the result of a joint development with husky. sidel also demonstrated its latest beer line, including fi ller, crown feeder, crowner, labeller, pasteuriser, accu-mulation tables and end of line; its aq-hc (high capacity) accumulation table; and a multi-form palletiser. the sidel predis system is now available for already installed equipment.

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bottling / filling 28 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 10/09 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 khs life cycle solutions advises and supports the beverage, food, and nonfood industries throughout the entire service life of khs machinery and is divided into four areas: idea fi nding, investment, operation phase, and divestment, including repurchase and possible relocation of machin-ery and equipment. it starts with line design and includes advice on, among others, the subject of separate stretch blow moulders, air conveyors and sep-arate fi ller/capper systems or mono-blocked stretch blow moulder/fi ller/ capper systems. it will also help with the design of suitable pet packaging systems using the company’s bottles & shapes program, assists with installa-tion and commissioning, and provides service, support, operational optimisa-tion and conversions throughout the entire life cycle of the lines. khs corpoplast, khs plasmax and khs moldtec have been fully integrated into the khs group since august 2008. with these companies – and with khs asbofi ll – khs ag is now active in pet solutions across the board. the brewing industry continues to be the company’s most important segment, representing 48% of total sales. new and upgraded products the company exhibited, for the fi rst time, its innopet blofill system, a monoblocked stretch blow moulder/ fi ller/capper system. it says that the system involves costs for investment and production that are lower than traditional pet bottle manufacturing and processing equipment and that it also offers increased line effi ciency, minimized space requirements, and lower operator involvement. the upgraded hotfill system can now cope with fi lling capacities up to comprehensive solutions khs exhibited at drinktec 2009 under the slogan ‘compe-tence in solutions’, which refl ects its emphasis on whole-of-life service and support to its customers, from initial sale to divestment and dismantling. the khs monoblocked stretch blow moulder/fi ller capper system: the innopet blofill

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a new generation of stretch blow moulders: the innopet blomax series iv bottling / filling 29 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 10/09 www.petpla.net 43,000bph. a new development is the incorporation a system that compen-sates for shrinkage of pet bottles after hot fi lling by adding a measured amount of nitrogen to the headspace immediately before capping. khs says that its system reduces production costs by enabling reduction of bottle weights, among other features. with the innopet blomax series iv, khs corpoplast was present-ing a new generation of stretch blow moulders. we are going to publish an extended article in the next issue of petplanet isider. the company presented an enhanced 3d line design system, which allows customers to see a com-plete 3d computer visualisation and simulation of their line design before ordering. it enables a realistic impres-sion of the machinery – and how it fi ts in with other operations in customers’ factories – to be given, and for amend-ments to be made immediately, before installation. khs’ innopack wsp wrap-around shrink packer is part of the new advanced series. it features exchange-able functional modules for fl exibility and uses servo motors that are identi-cal for all functional modules. the machine body has a cubic design and, with its new protective hood, offers the operating crew a better view into the inner workings of the machine. the innopack wsp on display at drinktec featured a downstream eco shrink tunnel, which operates with a gas heater that can cut energy costs by up to 50%, compared with a conventional electric heater. the innoket 360 roll-fed label-ler on the stand demonstrated the machine’s new self-sharpening cutter, a segmented vacuum drum, and an induction-based gluing tem-perature control system. other recent developments from khs include its spf (6.4g) 0.5l pet bottle; the inno-fi ll drv fi lling system, which provides volumetric metering for beverages with low or no conductivity and can measure a range of plastic bottles with two neck sizes; innopro paramix c dosing and blending system; and the innocheck centralised inspection technology. khs presented a sober assess-ment of the impact of the economic downturn at its press conference and indicated commercial, fi nancial and technical measures it is undertaking to ensure future prosperity. studies undertaken by khs found that the beverage industry accounts for 23% of the total world market for fi lling sys-tems and packaging machines, with food and non-food sectors accounting for 77%. on that basis, the company believes that signifi cant growth oppor-tunities remain in its chosen markets.

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bottling / filling petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 10/09 www.petpla.net 30 niagara bottling – the story continues they fi rst appeared on the front cover of petplanet insider, issue 4/2009, later this year they won the beverage innova-tion award in the best pet technology innovation category, sponsored by plastic technologies inc. (the award was in recognition of the 9.9 gram eco-air bottle), and recently, at drinktec/petpoint 2009, we found the father and son team andy peykoff i and ii in great form. annum, given a pet price per ton of eight hundred us dollars. with the conclusion of the eco-air bottle lightweighting project, niagara, in the summer of 2007, almost simultaneously placed orders with krones for five high-speed pet lines, each with a maximum output of 72,000 containers an hour and mainly in the twin-line layout. in this layout three con-tiform s24 blow-moulders (each rated at 43,200 containers an hour) supply two labeller/filler „blocs“, each in their turn producing between 64,800 and 72,000bph. in addi-tion, another 43,200 containers an hour are fed into the line from an unscrambler silo (installed by the client), so that the two lines can be run at their maximum hourly output of 144,000 containers. two intelli-gent air-conveyor servo distribution gates installed one behind the other provide line control. all five new lines were acceptance-tested with optimum line efficiencies, some-no wonder that with an annual growth rate of 40 % over the last 10 years the company is now selling around fi ve billion (5,000,000,000) containers a year. there is currently installed capacity for 8 billion bot-tles per annum, which we believe will soon be at full stretch - based on the fact that andy peykoff ii ordered the company‘s 11th line from krones at drinktec/petpoint. reduced carbon footprint “four billion fills times a weight saving of 2.6 grams per bottle means around 10,000 tons of pet saved in a year - which significantly reduces the carbon footprint of our products whilst also allowing us to offer lower prices to our custom-ers,“ said andy pekoff ii. this cor-responds to eight million dollars per f.l.t.r.: andy peykoff ii, frank e. semersky (pti), claire phoenix (foodbev) and andy peykoff i at the presentation of the beverage innovation award in the best pet tech-nology innovation category, sponsored by plastic technologies inc. the award was in recognition of the 9.9g eco-air bottle. three contiform s24 blow-moulders (each rated at 43,200 containers/h) supply two labeller/fi ller „blocs“, each in their turn producing between 64,800 and 72,000bph.

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bottling / filling petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 10/09 www.petpla.net 31 doing more for krones, the theme of its presence at drinktec was ‘we do more’; a clutch of announcements and new developments were evidence in support of that assertion. one of the key announcements from krones was its new ‘enviro’ concept. the programme focuses on ecology, economy and ergonomics in machine design and technology in a ‘continuous process of optimisation’ that is intended to demonstrate quan-tifi able value. examples already in place: bloc-synchronisation of blow- moulder and fi ller that renders an air conveyor superfl uous, reducing energy requirement the air wizard optimisation pack- age that cuts compressed-air con-sumption in the contiform stretch blow-moulding machine. times running at far more than 90%. they are operated in four shifts, twice twelve hours a day, around the clock, seven days a week. “we try to change over to different container sizes as little as possible, or not at all”, explains the company‘s direc-lifetime support in common with other companies, krones placed a lot of emphasis on its ongoing support programme, lifecy-cle service (lcs). the lcs product portfolio includes services, spares and handling parts and software pack-ages, all of which can be combined with each other, from a simple support contract to a full-service agreement. it is intended to provide budgetary and planning stability, high levels of line availability, effi cient spare parts management and specialised service personnel. at the stand on the stand, krones unveiled and demonstrated ergobloc l (for ‘liquid’), a complete wet-end monobloc com-prising a contiform s16 blow-mould-ing machine, multimodule labeller and a volumetic vodm-pet fi ller, for producing and fi lling pet containers. the system is designed for an output of 28,800 containers an hour, and can be used for both still and carbonated beverages. ergobloc d (for ‘dry’) is a bloc-synchronised solution for the dry end that combines standard machines into a synchronised system for end-of-line packaging and palletising. it is made up of a variopac pro packer with a downstream shrink tunnel, a short pack conveyor and a robobox pack grouping system with a modulpal 1 adr palletiser. also new at the show was the company’s varioline packaging system, which is capable of handling a multi-stage packaging process for primary, secondary or tertiary pack-ages, depending on confi guration – and in a space-saving footprint. the design allows a number of different end-of-line packages to be created on a single packaging system. in addition to its hardware, krones discussed and described a number of it products, including its mes (manu-facturing execution system) packages and line analysis tools. tor of engineering. the twin-line concept has now been adopted in every plant. “the eco-air lightweight bottle, which we designed in close collabo-ration with krones, was launched on the market in april 2008 and has been very well received by our customers. at some point there are diminishing returns with lightweight-ing, and we may already be at the limit. that being said, there are still quite a few options for becoming more efficient in other areas of our business and our packaging. in the future we have to take a long, hard look at areas such as freight costs, maintenance costs, payroll, vertical integration and so on. the current recessionary phase that we’re going through is admit-tedly less than encouraging, but it has its advantages: the lower oil prices result in lower transportation costs as well as lower raw mate-rial costs for our bottles. i’m still very confident as far as the water and drinks market is concerned. in the future we’ll intensify the diver-sification process for our beverage portfolio and offer the entire range of drinks, also including sports drinks, for example”, is how andy peykoff maps out his firm’s corporate future. “we’ve now adopted the twin-line concept in every plant.”

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trade show review 32 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 10/09 www.petpla.net beverage packaging monitoring technology suite american company mocon, inc, a provider of instrumentation and consulting and laboratory services to medical, pharmaceutical, food and other industries worldwide, unveiled its suite of products for beverage instrumentation. the lead offer is optech – o 2 plati-num, an oxygen analyser that uses a fl uorescence-based system for measuring total package integrity for both rigid and fl exible beverage packages. the fl uorescence can then be read optically, which makes it suitable for non-destructive permeation analysis, headspace and dissolved oxygen analysis and leak determination. the technology can be used to measure and report o 2 stability at various points in the distribution channel. mocon had a number of technologies on display for measuring co 2 and o 2 transmission and permeation, torque testing of closure application and removal, leak and seal and other monitoring and quality control solutions. quality and quiet satisfaction there was a trend of restrained optimism at drinktec 2009 – the biggest-ever edition of the beverage industry’s leading exhibition. even before the doors to drinktec 2009 opened, the organisers – messe munchen – were confi dent that the event would be a success – and so it proved to be. around 60,000 trade delegates from 170 countries attended; nearly half – 42% – of the exhibitors took orders at the fair and around three-quarters were successful in preparing for follow-on business. a similar proportion said that they had paved the way for new commercial rela-tionships. 78% drinktec 2009 as good to excel-lent; and the international scope and quality of the visitors were given top marks – 33,000 (55%) travelled from outside germany. the breadth and depth of the range of exhibitors, the products on display and the quality of exhibitor services were all very well received. with such a positive response, it is not surprising that the overwhelm-ing majority said that they want to take part in the next drinktec. the quality of the visitors was very good as more than 80% were decision makers - “virtu-ally all the ceos and presidents from compa-nies around the world turned out here,” exhibitors observed. the average length of visitor stay – two days – represented a serious commitment of time and money. professionals from the drink sector made up the largest single group, just ahead of colleagues from the brewing industry. fruit juice, milk and wine were also well represented and, for the fi rst time ever, drinktec 2009 attracted del-egates from liquid food producers. this issue of petplanet insider includes tes-timonials from pet people in our drinktec cover-age. you will also be able to read about the pet-relevant items we found – some expected, others a bit of a surprise. the focus of petpoint in hall b3 enabled pet people to meet and exchange ideas and views easily. in case anyone forgot, the pet world con-gress was held at the same time as drinktec 2009! there was a lot of ground covered over the two days and we will present a full report in issue 1112. waldemar schmitke, gen-eral manager pet systems, netstal-maschinen ag, switzerland: “for us drinktec is a real barom-eter. we came to munich with high expectations and these have almost been exceeded. the quality of the visitors was extremely high – people who want to do business and have a real interest. we were also happy with the visitor frequency at our stand. the visitors came from all over the world, in particular there were many from the middle east and the far east, among them several delegations from china. we were also able to sign deals during the fair, and expect for the future a moderate growth in the pet area.”

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trade show review 33 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 10/09 www.petpla.net wide mouths, handles, global expansion, new investment siapi displayed its new corporate image, announced the opening of two new subsidiaries and unveiled several updates and innovations. in 2008 siapi developed a three-year, 1 million business plan that included a new building for r&d with three laboratory machines and increased staffi ng and a renewed commitment to expansion of its sales and marketing operations. its new corporate style and logo is intended to refl ect its revitalisa-tion and focus on its core, niche markets. two new subsidiary companies are being opened: in tunisia, north africa; and in atlanta, georgia/usa. “the tunisia investment takes advantage of a local oppor-tunity and is the result of success in developing the market for containers for water and hot-fi ll drinks, such as fruit juice, tea and sauces,” said nicola scaramuzza. “our sales, technical service and showroom in atlanta is equipped with two dem-onstration machines, spare parts, technical support team and brochure sales. we have 34 machines installed in the usa; we want to be close to our established american customers and provide improved response to the interest we are fi nding there.” siapi has a strong presence in the us with its extra-large (6.5ltr/5 us gall) pet bottles for water coolers. “we were the fi rst to believe in extra-large pet bottles for the cooler market, which has been dominated by polycar-bonate – but that is, increasingly, being banned, especially for applications involving children,” he said. “we have been able, also, to demonstrate that pet is more fl exible. it passes the drop test; its shrinkage is better; the distribution of material is better, leading to improved appearance – it looks like glass. and a pet cooler bottle is up to 30% lighter.” siapi has intro-duced a new machine – the ea1wm-u single-cavity blower – to serve the extra-large market, which produces a 145g jar with a 120mm mouth. its ea1s single-cavity blower produced several samples of a refi llable 5 us gallon 690gram water container during the exhibition. in addition, it demonstrated its special offer for this segment: an inserted handle system (for which patent is pending), made on its ea2-s two-cavity machine. “siapi is a niche, specialist market company. we are investing in r&d and marketing to create value and enable us to create premium products,” said scaramuzza. “we are focusing on fi ve segments: extra-large containers; wide-mouth containers; standard bottles – produced at up to 20,000b/hr – in emerging markets; heat systems for hot fi ll; and specialised bottles, including asymmetric shapes and handle insertions.” the company’s stand also featured a 20l container, stack-able up to three layers, aimed at edible oils and petrochemi-cals; and a pet keg for beer and soft drinks, designed as a replacement for traditional steel containers. pietro cassani, general manager, sacmi, italy: “for sacmi, drinktec is very impor-tant. we have presented several innova-tions, including the new modular labelling machine rfst. for all these new solutions, we recorded positive feedback from custom-ers and we are very satisfi ed with the fl ow of international visitors, which indicates that the industry has started to recover.” single-step stretch blow moulding and polycarbonate replacements nissei asb showed its pf8-4b, latest generation auto-matic one-step stretch blow moulding machine for production of medium and small plastic bottles. the machine on display was producing 500ml oval ‘hip fl ask’ style bottles for alcoholic beverages at a rate of approximately 1600b/h. at the other end of the volume scale, the company dis-played its recently-launched returnable fi ve-gallon (us) pet water bottle. it is designed to withstand repeated washing and hot water rinsing and is presented as a reliable alternative to polycarbonate, the use of which is increasingly restricted around the world. pasteurisable pet beer bottles, produced with double-blow technology, were also on the stand. double blow technology, were also on the stand. matthias jablonski, manager marketing and communica-tions europe, husky injec-tion molding systems ltd., canada: “husky is very pleased to have exhibited at drinktec 2009. the show allowed us to demonstrate our commitment to beverage packaging by showcas-ing our latest innovations to the industry. our booth was extremely busy with not only local visitors, but guests from all around the world. having given us the opportunity to meet with existing beverage pack-aging customers, as well as build new relationships, this was a successful show for husky.” servo drives for lower energy consumption engel austria gmbh presented its latest equipment, which is designed to do more with much less energy. engel says that its activities are about ‘maximum output at minimum cost’. it has been focusing its efforts on reducing expense in the areas over which it has some degree of control – energy. “the price of resin is fi xed, it’s the same for everyone,” the company said. “so we are focused on saving energy and making our machines as effi cient as possible.” engel now makes a high-performance, 380t, 96 cavity closure moulding machine that produces 2000 caps a minute but offers energy savings of up to 60%, compared with traditional equipment. “most machines use accumulators and they are on all the time,” the spokesman said. “we now use servo motors only.” servos use energy only when they are in operation. the move to shorter caps, which use less material and therefore need less cooling, also helps to save energy. “we are now able to compete with high-volume compression operations with short-cap injection moulding.”

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trade show review 34 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 10/09 www.petpla.net closed-loop management software and a new alliance american company agr international inc. announced an agreement with khs corpoplast and new developments in its blowmoulder management software. agr international formally announced a recently agreed alliance with khs corpoplast to jointly develop an automated blowmoulder management solution that will utilise agr’s petwall-profi ler material distribution management system and process pilot closed loop control software. khs will col-laborate with agr to integrate these systems into their family of blowmoulders and provide turn-key solutions to their interna-tional customer base. the latest version of petwall-profi ler eliminates the need for periodic section weight checks of a few bottle samples to verify proper material distribution, which are labour-intensive and typically performed on a small production sampling at intervals that may be several hours apart. as production opera-tions usually fi ll bottles within minutes of manufacture, it can be some time before any errors or problems are discovered. the latest version provides continuous monitoring of material distribution and status update on every bottle as is produced, which removes the need for destructive testing. if the process deviates, operators are immediately alerted and the source of problem identifi ed on the user interface. the petwall profi ler system deploys up to 32 miniature led sensors using infrared light to perform thickness measurements on the bottles. process pilot, which is now commercially available, is a real time, closed-loop process management program that works in conjunction with petwall profi ler to automate the management of blowmoulder production. the program con-tinuously monitors bottle material distribution data provided by the petwall profi ler and automatically adjusts blowmoulder settings to maintain optimal bottle distribution. savings on switch to pc1881 med and reduced water consumption mht , the manufacturer of moulding systems, demon-strated systems aimed at helping customers to save money on conversions and to reduce water and energy consumption. while there is no doubt that the new pc1881 standard saves raw materials and is the technology of the future, the cost of conversion can give pause for thought. mht mold & hotrunner technology has discussed the issue with preform manufacturers and has designed a process that achieves most of the weight savings without a full switchover. “we have designed a compact cap and thread that has weightsaving advantages of 1881 but externally is identi-cal to 1810,” said rolf steinmetz, head of sales and project development. “the 1881 med is 21mm and weighs 3.9g, compared with the 1881-17’s 3.8g.” the thread on the neck of the pet bottle has to be changed to accommodate the 1881 med and the capper also has to be changed – but not the entire fi lling lines. saving investment on downstream equipment means that 1881-21 med can cut investment costs by up to 250,000, steinmetz believes. field tests will be conducted in autumn 2009. other developments include an hp stack that uses less coolant but cools more effectively; a preform with a pointed base, which saves otherwise wasted material; and work in asia on a hot-fi ll version of a compact cap, which is expected to be completed in the autumn. steinmetz pointed out that there are savings to be made in water consump-tion, as advances in mould cooling systems mean that today’s 128-cavity moulds actually use less coolant than the 96-cavity systems of a few years ago. reduced material costs with sleeve-based multipacking italian company finpac srl presented sleevepack, a system that combines a product label with a sleeve that can serve as multipack packaging. the company claims that the system offers mate-rial savings of 30-60%. sleevepack creates a label that covers only part of an individual product but is designed to bundle two, three or four single products together. the pre-perforation made by the sleeving machine allows easy opening – effectively, separation of individual bottles – of the package. a non-removable partial sleeve remains on each product, carrying the brand name, description and compulsory information. r d d t i l t ith l b d volker kronseder, chairman, krones ag, president of the advisory board of drinktec 2009, germany: “drinktec gave the boost to the beverage industry that we had expected. it acted as a catalyst for innovations and spurred on the beverages manufacturers to invest in the future and in new technologies. the event more than did justice to its good reputation. people are no longer paralysed with shock, life is coming back into the sector. our customers were all in a good mood and are ready to invest. what i was particularly pleased to see is that we had a lot of decision-makers at our stand. we took a number of orders at our stand, par-ticular from customers from africa, the middle east, south america, china and central europe. among those orders were larger turnkey solutions and also individual commis-sions from small and medium-sized companies.” lti ki roberto schianchi, market opera-tions executive vice president, sidel group, italy: “drinktec 2009 has been a very positive edition for sidel, because we met a huge number of customers represented by delegations whose level was the highest we have ever seen. at our booth, we had the opportunity to discuss with some of the most important ceos, supply directors and purchase directors about the main future trends of our industry and to show them the results of our strong investments in r&d, focused on sustainabil-ity, fl exibility and advanced services.”

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trade show review 35 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 10/09 www.petpla.net compressors with lower energy and water consumption british company gardner denver ltd used drinktec to show its new vh25 oil-free compressor for pet bottle blow-ing and a new, low-maintenance, shaftless and water-cooled motor. “our focus is very much on reduced energy consump-tion and lifecycle costs,” the company spokesman said. “the vh25 is an oil-free, high-pressure compressor that produces 25 bar.” in common with other compressors in its vh range, the vh25 features its airpet air recovery system, which is designed to accommodate a returned pressure from the blow moulding machine that can be recycled back through the compressor. gardner denver has recently launched a water-cooled compressor motor (wcm) that it says is unique and offers savings in energy and water use. “the motor is very effi cient; it uses cooling water from the compressor, rather than a separate supply,” he said. the wcm is claimed to be energy-saving; a 400kw motor uses 11kw less electricity than a comparable motor, which reduces co2 emissions by up to 48 tonnes a year. “there is no need for a fan, which makes it quieter, too.” the shaftless motor has no bearings in it, so maintenance costs are reduced, as well. gardener denver is due to open a new factory in decem-ber, 2009, near its existing site in redditch, england. dr klaus peter stadler, direc-tor, coca-cola europe, germany: “drinktec is the worlds leading trade fair for technical equipment in the beverage industry. this event is the best for getting a rapid overview of all the relevant manufacturers. for us its about meeting manufacturers and suppliers and of course network-ing. our top people from atlanta were also at drinktec, as well as fi llers, or licensees from all over the world. the members of the coca cola family travelled from as far afi eld as africa, latin america, china and australia – in total 500 to 600 people.” winners and fi nalists announced in the 2009 beverage innovation awards at a glittering gala dinner in munich, germany, on september 15, attended by over 500 industry repre-sentives, the fi nalists and winners in the 2009 bever-age innovation awards were announced. this year’s awards programme attracted over 340 entries from 40 countries in 24 categories, celebrating excellence and innovation in the international non-alcoholic drinks industry. the gala dinner – the biggest gathering ever seen in the industry – took place during drinktec, the world’s largest drinks technology trade show. repre-sentatives and members of awards partners unesda, the union of european beverages associations, and wafg, the german alcohol-free drinks association, were joined by members of other industry trade asso-ciations plus senior managers from more than 100 businesses from over 30 countries. the awards gala dinner was introduced by foodbev media chairman richard hall and hosted by foodbev media group editorial director bill bruce and beverage innovation magazine managing editor claire phoenix. bill bruce commented: “the non-alcoholic drinks industry has delivered an impressive range of innova-tions and initiatives. while the development of new fl avours and new packaging keeps the industry one step ahead of consumer demand, it is also increas-ingly demonstrating best practice in environmental responsibility”. on the following page and in the following issues of petplanet insider we are going to introduce some of the categories and the fi nalists. all winners and fi nalists roland flach, ceo, khs ag, germany: “interest in khs as a supplier of integrated solutions was enormous – this we were able to see from the many visitors at the khs stand who had travelled from all over the world. this underlined the khs drinktec motto of ‘competence in solutions’ in a very successful way. as well as full integrated systems and solutions competence, attention in talks with customers and new potentials focused on the groundbreaking innovations that khs was presenting at drinktec. one of them was a brand new designed stretch blow mould machine which has an output of up to 72,000 plastic bottles per hour – with a further reduction in manufacturing costs and a further improvement in all aspects as regards sustainability.”

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trade show review 36 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 10/09 www.petpla.net pet tech winner: the best pet technology innovation category, sponsored by plastic tech-nologies inc, was won by us based niagara bottling for its eco-air bottle. (see page 30) pet design winner: in the best design in pet category, the winner was the danish bottling company for its nornir bottled water, elegantly packed in pet which looks like glass. best pet design fi nalists: us based next generation waters for nuu spring water (middle) and preshafood of australia for preshafruit (left). pet design highly commended: highly commended in the category was: finland’s sinebrychoff for battery pet tech fi nalists: germany’s log, for its pet hot-fi ll bottles (left); and sidel blowing services, for combi predis fma (above). pet tech highly commended: highly commended in the category was the coca-cola company, for plantbottle. nornir natural mineral water is bottled in a slim and elegant 50g pet bottle with an aluminium closure. it introduces a new pet bottle standard and aims to challenge the glass bottle segment.colours, closures and labels are selected in order to evoke the excellent quality of the water. in terms of functionality, multilayer pet has been used inorder to ensure the high quality of the product. best pet technology innovation best design in pet

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petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 10/09 www.petpla.net buyers guide 37 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 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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38 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 10/09 www.petpla.net buyer’sguide entries from 5,70 euro/mm, call 49-6221-65108-0 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 krones , sidel , khs , sipa , others wide diversify inventory available to help you saving money and time 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.com

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petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 10/09 www.petpla.net buyers guide 39 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 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 2.2.5 heating boxes for blow molding machines olicorp montbrillant 26 1201 geneva switzerland ph 41 22 309 1540 fax: 41 44 355 3820 www.olicorp.ch 2.2.8 unscramblers lanfranchi srl. via scodoncello, 41 43044 collecchio parma italia tel. 39.0521.541011 fax 39.0521.802149 e-mail: commerciale@lanfranchi.it www.lanfranchi.it unscramblers, silos and air con-veyors for empty plastic bottles p .o. box 306 08210 barberà del vallès barcelona (spain) tel. 34 93 729 7616 fax 34 93 718 8856 sales@posimat.com www.posimat.com 2.3 cap production (machines and equipment) bmb spa via enrico roselli 12 25125 brescia (bs) - italy tel.: 0039 030 2689 811 fax: 0039 030 2689 880 info@bmb-spa.com www.bmb-spa.com netstal -maschinen ag tschachenstraße 8752 naefels, switzerland tel. 0041-55-618-6111 fax 0041-55-618-6605 pet@netstal.com www.netstal.com sacmi imola via selice prov. le 17/a 40026 imola bo, italy tel. 0039-0542-607-111 fax 0039-0542-642-354 valentina_gollini@sacmi.it www.sacmi.com 2.3.4 printing equipment tampoprint ag lingwiesenstrasse 1 70825 münchingen, germany tel.: 49 7150 928-0 fax: 49 7150 928-400 info@tampoprint.de www.tampoprint.de 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 2.4 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

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40 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 10/09 www.petpla.net buyer’sguide entries from 5,70 euro/mm, call 49-6221-65108-0 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 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 pet preform, test tube moulds taichung, taiwan www.passcard.com.tw 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 md@petmoulds.com www.petmoulds.com 3.1 preform moulds www.wtbvc.com preform moulds, components, refurbishments and conversions. highest quality, fastest delivery, lowest cost. united states - 937-898-8460 sales@electraform.com poland - 48-17-860-1020 info@wt.com.pl uk - 44-1623-658-416 sales.europe@wentworthmold.com argentina - 54-11-4753-1111 simkosa@simko.com.ar otto hofstetter ag zürcherstrasse 73 8730 uznach, switzerland tel. 41 55 285 22 11 fax 41 55 285 22 44 hofstetter@otto-hofstetter.ch www.otto-hofstetter.com 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

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petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 10/09 www.petpla.net buyers guide 41 www.petkamold.com info@petkamold.com pmci - sipa division via caduti del lavoro, 3 31029 vittorio veneto - italy tel. 390438911511 fax 390438914495 pmci@zoppas.com www.sipa.it röders gmbh scheibenstr. 6 29614 soltau, germany tel. 0049-5191-603-53 fax 0049-5191-603-36 mold@roeders.de www.roeders.de pet packaging, blow molding equipment and molds octeville-sur-mer, bp 204 76053 le havre cdx - france tel: 0033 (0)232 85 86 87 tooling@sidel.com www.sidel.com solent mould tools ltd tel: 44 (0) 23 9223 9950 sales@solentmouldtools.co.uk smt americas inc. tel: 1 905 315 9882 smt.americas@cogeco.ca www.solentmouldtools.co.uk 3.3 cap moulds www.cantoni.biz info@cantoni.biz www.corvaglia.ch z-werkzeugbau-gmbh hoechster strasse 8 6850 dornbirn, austria tel. 0043-5572-7272-720 fax 0043-5572-7272-8620 offi ce@z-werkzeugbau.com www.z-moulds.com 3.6 mould cleaning 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 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 4.4.1 labelling machinery shrink sleeve machines via iv novembre, 54 20019 settimo milanese (mi) tel: 39 02 3286 181 info@fi npac.it www.fi npac.it gernep gmbh benzstraße 6 d-93092 barbing tel: 49 9401/9213-0 fax: 49 9401/9213-29 email: info@gernep.de www.gernep.de 4.5 downstream equipment lanfranchi srl. via scodoncello, 41 43044 collecchio parma italia tel. 39.0521.541011 fax 39.0521.802149 e-mail: commerciale@lanfranchi.it www.lanfranchi.it zecchetti s.r.l. via galileo galilei, 1-1a 42027 montecchio emilia re, italy tel. 0039-0522-867-411 fax 0039-0522-866-034 sales@zecchetti.it www.zecchetti.it

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42 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 10/09 www.petpla.net buyer’sguide entries from 5,70 euro/mm, call 49-6221-65108-0 lonely in space – or plugged in to the world-wide pet community? a few ways to benefi t from petplanet‘s many offers. price of the entry: number of lines x 3,2 mm line height x 5,70 eur entry per issue stay permanently listed in the magazine‘s buyer‘s guide with your company logo and contact information. for only eur 5,70 per mm you can be present among top suppliers of pet processing materials – in every issue of the year. contact ask for your individual offer – call 49-6221-65108-0 1 line 3,2 mm example: 1,824.– eur/year petpla . net petplanet publisher landhausstr. 4 69115 heidelberg, germany tel. 0049-6221-65108-0 fax 0049-6221-65108-28 info@petpla.net www.petpla.net 32 mm 5.0 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 approved, integrated iv increase without pellet-ssp, process features lowest overall energy consumption, more than 100 plants supplied to industry. erema gmbh unterfeldstr. 3 4052 ansfelden/linz, austria tel. 0043-732-3190-0 fax 0043-732-3190-23 erema@erema.at www.erema.at pet recycling technology: recycling extruders with inline ssp (iv increase, food-contact, fda) 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 engineering p .e.t. since 1980 30037 scorzè (venice / italy) www.novapet.it info@novapet.it 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

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patents 43 petplanet insider vol. 10 no. 10/09 www.petpla.net petpatents www.verpackungspatente.de preform with pourer international patent no: wo 2008 / 143853 a1 applicant: amcor ltd., abbotsford (au) date of application: 14.5.2008 the concept and process for the manufacture of a container, that is made from a preform having an integrated pourer is described. stackable container international patent no. wo 2009 / 023508 a1 applicant: plastipak packaging inc., plymouth (us) date of application: 7.8.2008 in order to conveniently stack a quantity of horizontal con-tainers, and also to ensure a good pouring performance from a container lying on its side in the fridge etc. the wall shape is spe-cially formed. waisted plastic bottle international patent no: wo 2007 / 118966 a1 applicant: s.a. des eaux minerales d’evian saeme, evian-les-bains (fr) date of application: 27.3.2007 a plastic bottle which is waisted in around the grip area to make it easier to hold but also strengthened to avoid undesirable dispensing of the contents if the bottle is lightly squeezed when picked up. additive container in the base international patent no: wo 2008 / 144387 a1 applicant: emergent technologies llc., chanhassen (us) date of application: 15.5.2008 this international application describes a preform, and a container produced from it, using a special process and special tools. the container has a recess in the base area that accepts and fi rmly clamps in place a second container. polygonal bottle european patent granted no: ep 1765677 a1 applicant: s.i.p.a. spa., vittorio veneto (it) date of application: 16.6.2005 the patent describes a polygonal plas-tic bottle that has reinforcing ribs and a waved collar around the body to sim-plify the application of a sleeve label. container with pocket international patent no. wo 2009 / 052306 a2 applicant: john regas, laguna niguel (us) date of application: 16.10.2008 a labelled, specially shaped container for a liquid incorpo-rates an opening or pocket designed to hold an information leafl et, a visiting card or similar. in addition this chamber can be sealed and protected by a peelable self-adhesive sticker.

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