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www.petpla.net d 51178; issn: 1438-9452 no. 0102 2010 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 15 . 02 . 10 petplanet is read in 137 countries suppliers of bottle-to-bottle recycling plants marketsurvey page 17 reg i ona l mar ke t repor t s germany part 3 page 10

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imprint editorial 3 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 0102/10 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 ruari mccallion tony oneill ilona trotter wolfgang von schroeter 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 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, for ten years now you have been turning to the centre pages of each individual issue for the market overviews. for each sector we always try to identify the generally applicable characteristics that spell out the performance capability of the different systems so that you, as users, can compare one with the other. at the same time we are well aware that any system will only deliver its best once it has been fi ne-tuned to take account of the conditions on site, the raw materials available and the quality required. such detailed information would be impossible in the context of a market overview. and, although we have now been produc-ing them ever since our fi rst issue, we are consistently fi nding it a chal-lenge to compile a new market overview for each issue. it continues to be a relatively simple matter to put together a list of all the manufacturers for the corresponding machines. but not all reply or, if they do reply, their responses tend to be incomplete. we engage in a follow-up and try to fi nd out why the companies are not cooperating or why there is something missing from their responses. it can’t be money because, by way of company policy, we will not on principle accept money for editorial reporting. one excuse that we often hear is that the technical data required is not available or, if it is available, it is not intended for the public domain. if, in due course, we update the market overview relating to a specifi c subject, talks with the machine manufacturers begin to fl ag. the com-panies acknowledge how important it is that they present their product range to you, our readers, together with the relevant performance char-acteristics. in this issue we have for the fi rst time included the topic of recycling plants. and, just like in the other sectors, we have found that some of the manufacturers are not prepared to give detailed information or even to make any information available at all. in the fi nal instance it is the market – and that means you yourselves – who must decide whether you will bear these companies in mind or not when it comes to awarding tenders. what we asked for was standard information. anyone who is unable to supply this has no understanding of the recycling business; anyone who shies away from a direct compari-son can only be offering systems that are considerably inferior to that offered by the competition. in my opinion, any other reasons are nothing but phoney. let’s look forward to the next market overview in 2 years’ time and hope that the manufacturers of recycling machinery, along with their col-leagues from the other pet sectors, will make up their minds to face up to competition. yours, alexander büchler

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4 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 0102/10 www.petpla.net petcontents 0102/10 inside track 3 editorial 4 contents 6 news 27 products 28 bottles 35 patents buyer’s guide 29 get listed! market survey 22 suppliers of pet recy-cling plants for bottle-to-bottle recycling bottling /filling 22 jaipuria, pearl dinks, pepsico licensee: “let’s grow together” 24 intermediate bottle storage system page 24 page 28 regional market report 10 germany part 3 material / recycling 14 pet prices: the „seasons rule“ is losing its importance in europe bottle making 16 the fi rst foamed pet bottle from coca-cola in denmark 26 austrian technology page 10 page 22

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6 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 0102/10 www.petpla.net petnews coca-cola brazil pet optimisation brazil is one of the biggest markets for coca-cola and non-returnable pet is the most important package, by sales volume. an optimisation plan, implemented in 2008 in brazil, is being rolled out in neighbouring countries, particularly bra-zil’s mercosur free trade area neighbour countries of argen-tina, paraguay and uruguay. the project is led by coca-cola brazil packaging team as part of a supply chain effi ciency program. the strategy is based on standard preform fami-lies, which were developed in collaboration with husky and preform suppliers amcor, alpla, cristalpet and engepack. a platform of seven moulds now delivers 34 different preforms for a wide range of applications, from contour 250ml up to 3l, for both still and carbonated beverages. all the preform bottle applications feature high stretch ratios, which enable light-weighting without compromising co 2 retention and shelf life. the contour 600ml bottle, for example, has been reduced from 28 to 20.6 , while still achieving approval under coca-cola’s standard quality process. blow moulding capability has been modifi ed in order to guarantee optimised wall thick-ness distribution and high pet crystallisation index. imple-mentation of the comprehensive optimisation programme is now being accelerated. the objective is to achieve light-weight options for all bottle families; 90% conversion to pc 1881 short height by december 2010; accelerated approval process through standardisation; cost reduction through supply chain and preform conversion effi ciency; and reduc-tion in environmental impact. standardisation on just seven moulds will enable preform suppliers to invest in new genera-tion high cavitation injection moulding machines. asia helps bottled water ride global economic storm the global bottled water report from beverage indus-try intelligence specialists canadean ltd suggests that fi nal year fi gures for 2009 may see expansion in the worldwide market for bottled water increase of just around 2%. north america (18% of the global market) fell from double-digit growth in 2007 to decline in 2008. western europe (nearly 30% of global) is also expected to show a decline in fi nal fi gures for 2009, led by a slump in on-premise sales in spain and broader downturns in france. canadean’s quarterly beverage tracker indicates that bottled water sales in china jumped by 18% in q3 2009. opportunities for expansion remain in asia, where econo-mies have continued to grow and per capita consumption is 40% of global average. the water market is expected to see growth rate of 5% after 2009, compared with 7% seen in 2007 and 9.5% in 2006. it anticipates every region in the world to be registering water growth in 2010. simei-enovitis holds up well despite recession with 51,545 qualifi ed visitors to simei (international oenological and bottling equipment exhibition) and enovitis (international vine and olive growing technics exhibition), held in milan from november 24-29, 2009, the event compared well with the 2007 edition. enovitis actually saw an increase in total visitor numbers. the number of foreign visitors was also stable, with the total of foreign delegations up 80%. this increase refl ected inten-sive promotion activities carried out by the exhibitions’ organization secretariat in co-operation with ice (italian trade commission) and promos (special agency of the milan chamber of commerce for international activities). delegations came from a number of central and eastern european countries; from russia and kazakhstan; and from south africa, the americas, se asia, and the middle east. journalist representation, italian and international, was up 50%. sidel joins napcor sidel has joined napcor (national association for pet container resources), which is the trade association of the pet plastic industry in the united states and canada. its membership includes about 50 companies involved in dif-ferent stages of the pet container life cycle, from preform manufacturers to packaging equipment makers, food and beverage companies and recycling operators. among the issues that napcor has been promoting for over 20 years are the use and recycling of pet packaging and communication of the attributes of pet as an environ-mentally sustainable material. sidel says that napcor mem-bership will help the group enhance its dialogue with other companies. “sidel is committed to sustainability innova-tion and to making pet recycling easier, through both the design of its equipment and the design of packages,” said luc desoutter, sustainability manager for sidel.

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news 7 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 0102/10 www.petpla.net eastman sues indorama over integrex pet manu-facturing technology eastman chemical company, headquartered in kingsport, tenn., usa, fi led a lawsuit in december 2009 against indorama companies located in the united states, europe, and thai-land, which alleges unauthorised use of eastman’s integrex pet manufacturing technology. in its announcement, east-man said that it will “vigorously defend these intellectual property assets”. the patent infringement claims relate to pet manufacturing technology and indo-rama’s alleged unauthorised disclosure and use of infor-mation covered by a license agreement between eastman and several european indo-rama entities. beer market keeps growing despite downturn the global beer market has continued to grow despite upheavals in the world’s fi nan-cial markets in 2008, accord-ing to a report from beverage research agency canadean. however, the rate of growth slowed from 6% in 2007 to 2% in 2008. the report anticipates that 2009 results will show continuing slow-down, before demand begins to accelerate in 2010. asia saw volumes increase 5% in 2008 and now accounts for around 1/3 of all beer sales. china accounts for 70% of all sales in the region and grew by 6%. latin america saw sales up 3%, led by brazil (4%). western europe has not seen growth since 2006; the russian market saw its fi rst decline in a decade, with sales anticipated to get worse. the picture in europe is expected to be similar. the north american market is vir-tually fl at. the fastest growth in the world has been in north africa/middle east but this market accounts for less than 1% of global sales. www.canadean.com sports cap with optimised fl ow, wet and dry decontamination cap manufacturer bericap has started production of its new ‘next gen-eration’ push pull sports cap, for launch to the marketing q1 2010. the fi rst version available will be for pco1810 standard necks; pco1881 and 38mm necks will follow. it conforms to all requirements for aseptic fi lling of beverages and is suitable for both wet and dry decontamination. bericap describes the new product as suitable for ‘on the go’ consumption, com-bining attractive design with technical developments designed to provide the consumer with optimum fl ow rate, but without the need for complex treatment of the closure during the fi lling and closing process. it features bericap’s doubleseal technology, already established in the company’s standard 28mm neck pco1881 and pco1810 closures, which do not use aluminium seals. the 3-piece cap is suitable for both still and medium car-bonated drinks.

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news 8 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 0102/10 www.petpla.net new mocon-certifi ed testing opens in mumbai, india mocon, inc. has partnered with hemetek techno instruments of mumbai, india to establish a certifi ed test laboratory. offi cially opened in january 2010, it is the fi rst independent mocon-certifi ed site in the world. it will be providing barrier and headspace analysis, leak detection and burst testing for food, beverage and pharmaceutical/medical packaging. the mumbai lab will be offering a two-day permeation/ packaging training program for people wishing to gain super-vised experience on state-of-the-art mocon testing equipment. the mocon-certifi ed lab will be able to provide results faster than indian companies’ tra-ditional testing institutions, helping companies cut development time and improve speed-to-market. the new lab provides a ‘test drive’ opportunity for companies considering buying mocon testing equip-ment. new pet engineering vostok manager italian company pet engineering srl has appointed mrs. yulia valishina to the position of general manager of pet engineer-ing vostok, the company’s subsidiary in moscow, russia. she replaces mr. gianfranco zoccatelli. mrs. valishina has held a number of positions in leading bever-age industry companies, including almost 7 years as area service manager for russia and cis at sig corpoplast russia. sustainable production of pet bottles aachen university institute and industry partners research energy and resource effi ciency experts from different points along the chain have come together to establish a research project that is seeking to improve energy usage, sustainability and resource effi ciency of stretch blow mould-ing pet bottle production. the project is especially tailored to small and medium-sized companies and is being fi nanced with funds from the federal ministry of education and research (bmbf) in ger-many. it is supervised by the forschungszentrum karlsruhe (ptka); responsibility for coordinating the research activities and providing scientifi c supervision lies with the institut für kunststoffverarbeitung (ikv) at rwth aachen university. the ikv is also supporting the project through the consistent simulation of all the different proc-ess stages. investigations are focused on a detailed analysis of the energy balance of the stretch blow moulding process. methods are then developed for assessing the effi ciency of industrial stretch blow moulding machines and components. different approaches are being assessed to increasing the energy effi ciency of the heating process and to increasing the resource and energy effi ciency of the form-ing operation. industrial partners are stretch blow moulding machine manufacturer khs corpoplast, hamburg; adphos innovative technologies; and bruckmühl-heufeld, which specialises in thermal processes. findings are sent to okertaler mineralbrunnen, goslar (weydringer group), which adds application technology expertise. results are implemented on an industrial stretch blow moulding machine, which produces alcohol-free beverages, and evaluated for energy utilisation. pet drink tech asia 2010 with pack tech asia the fourth petdrink tech asia international exhibition and seminar will be running from 27-29 august 2010 at chennai trade & convention centre, tamil nadu, india. it will showcase a wide spectrum of products in the pet drink and packag-ing related sectors. exhibitors will include manu-facturers and distributors of pet injection and stretch blow moulding machines; sheet extruding machines; recycling, washing and label separator equipment; refrigeration and ventilations technol-ogy; sterilisation systems; water treatment and automation and packaging technology. visitors to the third edition, held in mumbai in october 2009, included ceos and heads of research involved in pet products and technologies; drinks industries; edible oils and spices; processed food; pharmaceu-ticals, cosmetics and chemicals. pack tech asia 2010 which showcases developments, machinery and technologies in packaging, will run concurrenty with the petdrink tech exhibition. chinaplas 2010 chinaplas 2010 will take place at expo centre, pudong, shanghai, p .r. china from april 19-22, 2010, integrating advanced technology into everyday life and accelerating development of plas-tics and rubber. the 24th international exhibition of plastics and rubber industries will showcase leading sourcing platforms and introduce innovative applications of plastics and rubber technolo-gies for various industrial sectors. chinaplas will host a series of concurrent activities under the theme of ‘green plastics – our goal; our future’. these will focus on how the 3rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) can be adopted to current and future plastics and rubber industries. an industrial forum on green technology will be held on the fi rst three days. 1,900 exhibitors from 35 countries and regions, including 10 country/region pavilions, will welcome an expected 75,000 profes-sional visitors from china and worldwide. www.chinaplasonline.com new husky facility in india groundwork has begun on a new facility in chen-nai, india, for husky injection molding systems. when it is fi nished, the 3,300 square meter (35,520 sq ft) facility will accommodate sales, customer support, manufacturing and sourcing teams. it is intended to support husky’s growing business in the region by providing local hot runner and mould refurbishing, to reduce lead times. husky fi rst entered the indian market in 1999 and its local offi ce was opened in 2001. the chennai facility is expected to be opera-tional within one year. other recent investments in new markets include a larger technical centre in yoko-hama, japan, expansion of the technical centre in shanghai, china and the establishment of a new pet and hot runner refurbishing centre in moscow, russia.

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news 9 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 0102/10 www.petpla.net the brighter future for pet recycling? post-consumer recycling of pet containers is gaining momentum. as the industry looks increasingly towards the opportunities for a cradle-to-cradle system, where contain-ers are recycled back into new pet containers rather into other pet products, we need to consider the long-term effects of multiple recycling of the pet on the quality of fi nal container aesthetics. increasing volumes of containers entering the recycling stream already contain signifi cant proportions of recycled material. the result of this current “success” in recycling is, however, likely to have a negative impact on the long term aesthetic quality of pet containers as the quality of the resin potentially deteriorates with each recycling trip. consider also, that a large percentage of preform produc-tion contains faster reheat resin (for example for carbon-ated soft drinks), which can further compromise container aesthetics. taking a common scenario, the fi rst time that a container is recycled it could typically contain up to 30% recyclate. through multi-trip processing a proportion of the recyclate will have gone through one or more process his-tories. through multiple cycles it can become increasingly diffi cult to maintain good aesthetics of recycled contain-ers. in order to withstand the rigours of multi-trip process-ing, pet resin will need to become more robust so that when it re-enters the recycling stream at each stage it is as “clean” as it possibly can be. research into improving pet process capability through the recycling stream has developed a number of potential solutions to this problem. by improving the capability of reheat technology in pet preform processing, researchers at a colorant and additive dispersion specialist (a pet-core member) believe this issue can be overcome. although reheat capability can be taken to extremes to create per-fectly clear preforms, a balance needs to be struck between achieving an economically viable reheat process and opti-mised container aesthetics. this new reheat technology incorporates a high per-formance ir absorption component that has been shown to achieve greater reheat capability compared to currently available technologies whilst at the same time demonstrat-ing a masking effect on any potential resin yellowing that may occur after multi-processing. the technology has by its very nature an inherent blue toning quality which results in a clear, bright container. this counteracts any yellowing that can cause a hazy effect in the fi nal container and ultimately yields a higher quality recycled material. in studies through fi ve process histories the reheat tech-nology has been shown to maintain 100% of its ir absorption. in pet container recycling at least, moving towards cradle-to-cradle “reincarnation” now appears to be a step closer to becoming a realistic solution for the future. many petcore members are investing in technology development to allow brand owners to package their prod-ucts in recycled-content containers to give maximum shelf life and attractive aesthetics. their ultimate aim is to pro-duce pet recyclate of the best possible quality from existing bottle collection. a positive contribution from a sustainable industry. p e t c o r e c o l u m n p c

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regional market reports 10 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 0102/10 www.petpla.net part 3 germany the interviews and reports from the sector now follow in part iii of our regional market report germany. as already stated in parts 1 and ii, it is practically impossible to get anything offi cial out of the bottlers for the big discounters. so i am all the more delighted that the suppliers and a few brand name bottlers have agreed to make themselves available for a q and a session. on the sup-plier guilds side, we have alpla, pet ver-packungen, uniplast and bericap for you, whilst, as regards the bottlers, we shall be reporting on romina, hansa heemann, coca-cola and eckes granini in issue 3. by alexander büchler alpla for a report on germany it is perhaps rather interesting to look at the market from the point of view of an outsider. we visited alpla in austria and asked the people there how they, as a company located outside the country, viewed germany. we were able to talk to specialists from each of the key areas in the company - namely sabrina ger-bault who covers dairy products, rolf jötten who covers soft drinks, thomas findeis who is the factory manager at hard, and rolf hutz who looks after the closures business. in total alpla have 8 factories in germany and preforms are moulded at kaiserslautern, baesweiler, berlin, vlotho-exter and lübeck. alpla has actually been in germany with several plants for 46 years - well before the arrival of pet - mainly with extrusion blow moulded hdpe containers. this fi nely tuned regional structure allowed alpla, 15 years ago, to quickly take a share of the booming pet market across a wide geographical area. at that time alpla had to make a key decision - whether to go for the single trip bottle or the returnable bottle business. a high percentage of the bottles required at that time were refi llable bottles for coca-cola and the german min-eral water association. nevertheless the company proprie-tors, lehner, decided to go full out for single trip business, including petcycle. today the company still supplies small reg i ona l mar ke t repor t s germany part 3

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regional market reports 11 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 0102/10 www.petpla.net to medium sized businesses, but does not shy away from the giants in the beverage sector. whilst lidl, the big dis-counters, produce their own preforms, and buq who fi ll for the discounters also make preforms, alpla is producing preforms and bottles for several german companies fi lling for major discount retailers. clients who have their pre-forms or bottles produced in-house by alpla appear satis-fi ed with price and quality. certainly no customers have as yet cancelled a contract in order to produce themselves or to buy on the open preform market. which at last brings us to the specifi c subject of the german market - according to alpla, german consum-ers are highly conscious of quality and price. for alpla as a supplier that means, for instance, that water bottles not only have to contain an aa blocker but also that the client is prepared to pay the extra cost. alpla also see the high quality demands by german consumers in their reaction to articles published in con-sumer test magazines, such as the “stiftung warentest”. if a mineral water or some other packaged beverage achieves a low score in a product comparison test then it will be almost unsaleable in germany. such a strong reac-tion is not seen in other countries. so with regard to quality the fi lling companies are very nervous, but they are normally reassured by suitable attes-tations and certifi cates. however, if anything were to go wrong the responsibility would rest with the supplier at the beginning of the chain - i.e. to alpla. despite stringent safety requirements set down by the fi lling companies the german market uses the light-est weight bottles. this may be in part due to the unusu-ally high carbonation levels of up to 7 or 8 grams of co 2 common in germany, which produces a high internal pres-sure and in turn gives the package a high degree of inher-ent stability. despite the low bottle weights alpla have still not added the 1881 to their standard range. apart from a few “in-house” situations, where the 1881 is already being used, the market for small and medium sized bottlers has not yet developed that far. the investment required in converting the whole fi lling line is still too high relative to the achiev-able cost savings. in addition to water and csd the other food and beverage sectors are also of course important at alpla. in the beverage market they supply mul-tilayer aseptic bottles for juices, which are supplied to the premium sector. the dairy business is also very promising. because the distribu-tion chain - once again in particular the discount retailers - is constantly pushing down the sales price of fresh and long-life milk, pet packaging for milk in germany is not economically realistic. however the situation is different with higher priced yoghurts and mixed dairy drinks where, with the support of alpla, there is a large amount of pet pack-aging in the 0.1 litre to 0.75 litre market. smoothies, with a 38mm neck fi nish are making signifi cant advances. overall alpla expects no real change in consumer tastes in germany which would have an impact on other pet packaging. the main changes are expected to be seen as a result of legal requirements - principally changes to the packaging ordinance. the environmental studies currently being carried out should in fact present the single trip pet bottle in a more ecologically favourable light. for the same reason alpla sees a negative impact on the use of pla. if the whole production chain, including crop culti-vation, is considered the consumption of primary energy is very high. pet-verpackungen gmbh deutschland the first documentary evidence mentioning wiegand as a glass processor dates back to 1540. since then the family was involved in the german glass industry. today wiegand-glas supplies glass containers and other glass specialities for the food industry. in 1997 the wiegands decided to invest in pet despite the fact that they were still one of the leading glass suppliers to the filling indus-try. they had recognised by that time that pet would ultimately drive out the glass bottle for csd and water in germany. today, at wiegand-glas only a very few mineral water glass bottles are still produced and the company has grown to the market leader in the produc-tion of wine bottles. the new company set up to produce pet preforms and bottles was given a new name: pet-verpackungen gmbh deutschland. initially the new business grew at a rapid pace. each year they doubled the number of machines that they oper-ated. pet-verpackungen concentrated on the produc-the alpla board of executives: f.l.t.r. nicolas lehner, cco, günther lehner, ceo, and georg früh, cfo in addition to water and csd the other food and beverage sectors are also important at alpla

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regional market reports 12 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 0102/10 www.petpla.net side germany through acquisition. “times of crisis also offer opportunities. if we see such an opportunity we will grab it!” that was their response to the idea of possible acquisition. pet-verpackungen sees its future opportunities aris-ing more in semi-industrial products replacing hdpe bottles and large containers up to 20l than only in niche applications within the wine bottle sector like for airlines. uniplast uniplast, with about 300 preform plants around europe must be one of the biggest converters in the region. the story of their success began in the ukraine where we have previously visited yuri khmara, who is still the chief executive of the group, at the plant in dne-propetrovsk in the days when he had just a handful of machines to his name. (see issue 1112, 2003 and issue 8, 2005). the rapid expansion of uniplast has not only covered the other eastern european states but also now includes germany, where the group has been established for some months. at the end of 2007, with a truckload of preforms being shipped to germany every working day, the time was obviously right for the company to set up its own opera-tion in the country. uniplast took over the bankrupt pre-form manufacturer ecopack in merseburg, together with their three netstal systems. after only 6 weeks the team on site had production up and running. they increased the plant’s capacity with the purchase of two husky hypet 400 systems, and a third husky is due for delivery about now. “we have effectively tre-bled the capacity of the plant which we took over here in merseburg in just over a year,” commented the manag-ing director mr. müller. “in the production bay we planned places for 12 preform systems, so we have plenty of room for expansion. we bring with us the know-how of preform production from the ukraine and in the ukraine they ben-efi t from our organisational structure”. sales in germany is still carried out via the uniplast offi ce in berlin. the material comes from the group’s own f.l.t.r: alexander büchler, oliver wiegand, ceo, pet verpack-ungen, and hubert rebhan, sales manager pet verpackungen f.l.t.r.: alexander büchler ivo müller, plant manager, and bertolt kämpfer, technical manager, uniplast merseburg tion of standard preforms for the beverage industry and one-way bottles. in recent years the preform sector hasn’t grown so much because big bottlers have increasingly moved to moulding their own preforms in-house. the speciality sector however grew much stronger and the company became market leader in germany for multilayer preforms. their major customers for multilayer preforms include the juice and beer industry as well as the csd and mineral water bottlers who appreciate the tailor-made barrier properties of the preforms in order to enter new segments. the wide range of available preforms totalling more than 70 different designs as well as the expertise and know-how to offer an optimal solution for each bottle makes pet-verpackungen one of the major suppliers for the fi lling industry in europe. one of the strength of this pet expert is the use of recycled pet. the company has its own blending facility where they mix virgin resin and recycled pet according to the customer’s requirement e.g. for petcycle preforms they use up to 50% recycled resin. for price-sensitive customers the percentage may vary depending on the price, availability and quality of r-pet. even fl akes can be used in various mixing proportions. to extend their product range, in 2005 the company nstalled nissei single stage and sipa stretch blow moulding machines. pet-verpackungen was very pleased with the versatility and quick changeover times of the linear machines and are now able to supply customers with blown bottles - especially those fi lling companies who do not operate their own blowing machines. as the bottle business is growing further, last year the company expanded the production area by 2;500 m 2 in order to build a stronger base to satisfy the continuous needs of this sector. today they run 15 injection moulding machines from husky, kortec and netstal, produc-ing 2 billion monolayer and 300 million multilayer preforms. the warehouse has a capacity for storing 140 million pre-forms, making sure that enough preforms are available on short notice even in the peak season. pet-verpackungen has moved from only being a supplier of standard preforms to a supplier of speciality and customized preforms as well as pet containers. although the majority of the sales are currently generated in germany, the owners oliver and nikolaus wiegand do not exclude the possibility of expanding their sales area out-

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regional market reports 13 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 0102/10 www.petpla.net year as a light weight line extension to the doubleseal supershorty, once again two years later, another 16% of weight saving was achieved. all this efforts save resin and therefore costs for our customers. and please note, these are all caps that were well accepted by the market - not prototypes that never came to market! you will see there-fore that in this fi eld we can talk about a two-year innova-tion cycle. petplanet: as a global supplier and manufacturer of caps what do you see as typical features of the german market? henkel: nowhere in the world exists such a tough competition among retailers. the large number of hard discounters generates enormous pressure on prices for food and beverages which the individual producers pass to the packaging suppliers. the number of discount stores will grow even more in the near future. only few beverage producers have had the capabili-ties to cope with these tough market conditions leaving behind a fragmentised water industry with many mid-sized companies. petplanet: many thanks, mr henkel! plant in lithuania. in germany they produce standard pco 28 preforms with weights from 17.5 to 36g. now, in the quiet season they are switching part of the production in merseburg over to the new lightweight preforms. uni-plast germany still imports other preforms from various of the group’s plants. the next major move can already be seen in the pro-duction bay - in-house production of pco 28 caps on a husky electric 800t machine fi tted with a 144 cavity mould tool. bericap interview with thomas henkel petplanet: good morning mr henkel. in germany we are increasingly seeing that beverage fi llers are producing own preforms. lidl have already gone a step further and now make own closures. do you think that in future more fi llers will make own closures, or is this a unique case? henkel: you are right. i came from a manufacturer of plastic pots and tubs, and originally the pots and the lids always came from the same supplier. the idea of the pot and the lid coming from different sources was a new concept at the time, but nowadays reality. but if we look more closely at the matter it quickly becomes clear - even if preforms and caps are both injection moulded the pro-duction of caps is considerably more complex. just think of all the different colour changes for caps, and then the printing. a beverage fi ller can enjoy a considerable degree of product differentiation at the point of sale through the design of his cap, even if the bottles are all the same. this variation doesn’t apply to that extent to preforms. petplanet: the current trend towards light weighting of preforms is also to a large extent a success for caps. i’m thinking of the 1881. henkel: we have certainly achieved a lot in recent years with regard to light weighted caps for still water and csds, but we shouldn’t forget that germany, with its mul-titude of small fi llers, is still a big market for classic 1810 caps. for small companies it is not an economical propo-sition at the moment - despite the savings in material. we as cap manufacturers are required to supply the new lightweight caps and the traditional, well-proven beverage caps. petplanet: and just how rapidly does the innovation cycle move in the closures business? henkel: as a good example i would like to take you through our development programme for beer caps. in 2003, when beer was starting to be fi lled in pet in appre-ciable quantities, we had our one-piece “doubleseal o 2 s” on the market, just two years later we had developed a lightweight version - the “eco o 2 s” achieving a weight reduction of 12%. again, just two years after that in 2007, we launched the “doubleseal supershorty” for the 1881 neck, crown design, based on a request of the beer indus-try. and in case you think that was the end, take a look at our “doubleseal supershorty eco“ which followed this some of bericap’s beer closure developments: doubleseal o 2 s (right) and doubleseal supershorty o 2 s (left and second) doubleseal super-shorty o 2 s for the 1881 neck

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material / recycling 14 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 0102/10 www.petpla.net pet prices: the “seasons rule” is losing its importance in europe global service international (g.s.i.) is the european market-leading importer of pet into the eu. since 2002 the company has organised the annual pet day, aimed at providing exten-sive updates for their clients on pet market trends and price movements. at the 2009 pet day, which took place in octo-ber in florence, it clearly emerged that making reliable fore-casts about the way that pet prices would move was becom-ing ever more complex and challenging. what are the principal factors responsible for the movements in pet prices? just a few years ago this question would have been easy to answer, as the movements in pet prices in europe followed a simple rule: demand and availabil-ity determined the price. the former increased in the months of febru-ary, march and april and at the same time the availability became more restricted, because preform manufac-turers and beverage bottlers bought large quantities in order to produce in readiness for the forthcoming summer season. in the summer months, the so-called “high season”, there was a signifi cant increase in the sales of mineral water and soft drinks (as there continues to be today), and for this reason the demand for pet to produce beverage bottles increased towards the end of the winter and during the spring. with the help of this overview, sanjay sinha has pointed out the infl uencing factors that control the pet price. one of the factors also included is the price of cotton. (source: reliance) the price of crude oil has also played a role for many years in deter-mining the price of pet - although perhaps not as much as the seasonal factors. but extreme price differences, such we have seen as over the course of the last year, became more noticea-ble. as crude oil moved towards record levels in the fi rst half of 2008, and in july of that year hit an unheard-of 147 us dollars per barrel, the price of pet increased following this extreme move-ment in the price of oil. the beginning of the economic crisis had an equally rapid impact on pet prices, with the price of crude oil falling at times to below 40 dollars per barrel. pet day: an insight into complex relationships there is no doubt that observing the movements in the price of crude oil and taking note of the “seasons rule” will continue to be of help in fore-casting pet prices, the demand levels in europe, and availability, but for reli-able forecasts regarding the way that prices will move these factors are no longer suffi cient. several new factors have come into play which must be kept very much in mind, commented francesco zanchi, ceo of global service international, rescaldina, at the pet day 2009 organised by his company. “price volatility of 100 to 200 euros per tonne, regardless of the season, will in future be the rule for pet - and 100 euros/tonne is 10% of the average annual price,” said zanchi (the average price during 2008 was 920 euros/tonne for european pet and 1020 us dollars/tonne fob for pet from the far east). pet day thus provided g.s.i. with the opportu-nity to pursue their aim of giving their guests an insight into these increas-ingly complex relationships affecting the price of pet, as well as looking at some recent market trends. “only

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material / recycling 15 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 0102/10 www.petpla.net by knowing and understanding these relationships is it possible to recog-nise the right time to buy pet at the most advantageous price,” empha-sised zanchi. crude oil: increasing demand and higher shipping costs are driving prices in his presentation on “a global overview of polyester raw materi-als” sanjay sinha from the indian company reliance industries ltd. of mumbai, expressed the view that the price of crude oil would in future stabi-lise at a high level. his reason for this view is that he believes the demand for oil will continue to rise because the global gross domestic product (gdp) will continue to grow. “the growth in global gdp may have been slowed down by the fi nancial crisis, but by the end of 2009 the world will see a more stable situation and a sustained growth trend in the coming years, which would mean renewed growth in the demand for oil. there is a clear relationship between the global gdp and the demand for oil,” said sinha. this scenario will impact on future oil prices, and in addition there is the dif-fi culty of new oilfi elds which are often in inaccessible parts of the globe and so the extraction and transport costs will be higher. the diffi cult acces-sibility of new oil reserves and the continued growth in demand will lead, in sinha’s opinion, to the price of a barrel of crude oil hovering at around 60 to 70 dollars per barrel. polyester, including fi bres as well as pet resin for the production of fi lm or bottles, will continue to enjoy strong levels of demand, believes sinha. he forecasts the growth in demand at 4 to 6%, mainly based on demand in asia, and in particular in china. the precur-sors too, which are used to produce polyesters, will see growing demand based on this prognosis. the sub-stances in question here are paraxy-lene (px), terephthalic acid (pta) and monoethylene glycol (meg). polyester: moderate growth in packaging applications - higher demand for fi bres roger lee, managing director of tecnon orbichem ltd., london, put forward separate scenarios when looking at the demands for polyes-ter for packaging and for the textile industry. he stated in his presentation that global production of pet for the packaging industry was growing by 9% per annum before the global fi nan-cial crisis. in 2008 the growth rate was only 3.3% and during 2009 was expected to reach 4.4%. for 2010 lee forecast a 6.3 growth rate. he also pointed out that in the far east there was a lot of new production capacity, either already available or planned. in europe and north america however the trend was in the opposite direc-tion - more and more pet production capacity was standing idle, or perma-nently shut down for various reasons (technical or fi nancial). lee was of the view that pet for packaging applications would not grow so strongly and that only moder-ate rates of growth in relation to the global gdp were to be expected. he based this view on, amongst other things, the fact that the demand for virgin pet for beverage bottles was falling (e.g. a result of the light-weight-ing of bottles, and because distribu-tors and drinks bottlers were demand-ing the use of a higher percentage of recycled pet for reasons of sustain-ability). despite moderate growth of pet use in packaging applications the eu would in future be obliged to rely to a greater extent on imported resin. “the plant closures and the uncer-tainty surrounding european and american production plants, plus the new or planned capacities in the far east, mean that in the next two years 48 to 49% of world pet production for packaging would come from the far east. “the eu will therefore be obliged to import resin to cover demand, “ he explained. for polyester that is processed into fi bres lee sees a continued high demand. in the textile industry polyester will continue to be the preferred fi bre. cotton too has its impact “today 70% of total polyester production is being used in the manu-facture of fi bres,” added francesco zanchi of.s.i. this fact in turn means that the price of other textile fi bres, such as cotton, has an impact on the price of pet. against this background, and above all with regard to the fact that pet imports into the eu will continue to increase, it is no wonder that movements in the price of, and demand for, pet in europe can no longer be forecast based on the “sea-sons rule”, which in any case was only valid for the temperate countries in the northern hemisphere. the price of pet in europe will be increasingly dependent on global factors. in 2009 china and north eastern asia’s contribution to worldwide pet production was more than 30%; its own consumption was considerably less than the quantity it produced. in europe and america consumption is higher than production.

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bottle making 16 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 0102/10 www.petpla.net the fi rst foamed pet bottle from coca-cola in denmark we had already seen the fi rst foamed pet bottle from pti at the npe, and at the drinktec exhibition coca-cola showed us the practical application that they are running in den-mark, which prompted us to go back to pti and ask them about the current situation with regard to this new bottle. normal bottles - there is no need for the bottle blower or filler to invest in new technology. of course the pre-form manufacture is rather different. here the plasticising unit is fitted with the mucell gas injection proc-ess so that the foam can be intro-duced into the preform. it is possible to produce 100% foamed bottles where up to a 5% lightweighting can be achieved, but pti believe that the main require-ment will be for 2-layer bottles. here, unlike the classic multi-layer proc-ess, the first component is injected, then the preform is transferred to a second mould and the second com-ponent injected over the first. at coca-cola the inner layer is solid, as we mentioned above, and the outer layer is foamed. however the opposite can also be achieved, with a foamed inner layer and a solid outer layer. this gives the opaque bottle a very high quality gloss. additives for specifi c purposes, such as colours or scavengers, can be included in the different layers. however in many cases light-blockers are unneces-sary, or can be signifi cantly reduced, because the foam already blocks 50% of the light falling on the bottle. the following practical applications may be seriously considered: csd here, for the fi rst time, opaque bottles can be produced without an additive, so that they are fully recycla-ble. and the density can be precisely adjusted by the solid inner layer to ensure that the pet fl akes can be separated from caps and labels in the sink/fl oat process during recycling. the foamed outer layer also helps keep the beverage cool for a longer time. foamed pet bottles for csd: without additives and fully recyclable pet and pti go together like peaches and cream. for more than 25 years, pti have been paving the way from the resin to the bottle and today many of the big names in the beverage business turn to pti when it comes to developing a new bottle. pti’s latest development is the foamed pet bottle, suitable for all kinds of applications. pti vice presi-dent frank semersky has launched the new technology with the name opti. the fi rst practical applica-tion can now be seen on the store shelves. coca-cola are testing the bottle on the danish market. “for the soft drinks sector it is important that the bottle can be recycled, so despite the foam we have to watch that the density of the material is still higher than water in order that the fl akes from the foamed bottle sink like ordinary fl akes during the sink/fl oat separation process,” explained frank semersky. “the csd bottle has a solid core and, as a second stage, a foamed outer layer. the foam gives the bottle a silvery opaque look without the use of addi-tives,” he continued. the stretch/blow process and the machines are the same as for

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pet bottle-to-bottle recycling plants after more than 100 market surveys it is now time to turn our attention to machinery used in bottle to bottle recycling. we have for a long time been deliberating on whether to explain the technique used to transform used bottles into new bottles to you. we have decided not to bother. because, at the end of the day, you are only interested in one thing and that is what goes in (material, energy, water) and what comes out (granulate with approval). as is so often the case in practice, something that sounds very simple to start with may turn out in the end to be not quite so easy after all. ultimately, the input variable “material“ is, to a major extent, dependent on the local circumstances. systems ranging in size from 5 - 40,000t/a are particularly suitable for on-site installation, and depending on the local collec-tion systems, the input variable “material“can be highly differentiated. however, in order to make the systems comparable, we have opted by way of input variable for materials that are freely traded. when it comes to bottles it is almost a worst-case sce-nario - unsorted bottles in all colours and pressed into bales, whereas with the fl akes it is a matter of slightly higher quality wares, clear with only a few contaminants. 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. 0102/10 marketsurvey pet bottle-to-bottle recycling plants caps and closures conveyers for preforms and empty bottles preforms preform moulds and sbm moulds 2-stage sbm machinery preform and single stage machinery resins and additives filling equipment compressors company name erema engineering recycling maschinen und anlagen gmbh postal address telephone number web site address contact name function direct telephone number fax e-mail unterfeldstr. 3 a-4052 ansfelden, austria www.erema.at christoph wöss vacurema product manager 43 732 3190-352 43 732 3190-23 ch.woess@erema.at bottle to granulate cooporation with different wash plant manufacturers input variable: collected pressed bottles, various colours output: granulate with approval capacity [t/a] floor space [m] which approvals fresh water consumption per tonne output [m/t] consumption kwh per tonne output [kwh/t] flakes to granulate vacurema - 3 models: basic, advanced, prime input variable: flakes, coloured proportion max 5%, not much chlorine basic fl akes specifi cation see below - principle: higher contamination levels are basically possible to process, after discussion and agreed by erema, but could infl uence the quality of the pellet. moisture max. [%] 0,7; moisture variation [%/hr] /- 0.1; bulk density [kg/m] 300 – 500; bulk density variation [kg/m/hr] /- 50; material temp [c] 15 – 50; material temp. variation [c/hr] /- 5; polymer density (amorphous) [kg/m] 1,350 appr.; pet type homopolymer; dsc melting point [c] 252 – 255; dsc onset for melting point [c] 215; in case of co-polymers presence, the elements used for substitution like ipa, deg or chdm must be verifi ed and its impact on processing has to be evaluated; pvc max. [ppm] 10; glue max [ppm] 20; aluminium max [ppm] 25; hdpe, pp max [ppm] 25; total polymer foreign particles total [ppm] 80; coloured pet flakes max [ppm] 50; pet dust max [%] 1 output: granulate with approval fda, efsa (pending), anvisa, ilsi, bgbi, and also from brand owners capacity [t/a] up to 20,000 floor space [m] depending on throughput and technology type between 8 - 200 which approvals fda [cat. c-h]; some brand owners (conf.); some national approvals (austria, ch, zona mercursur, etc.) fresh water consumption per tonne output [m/t] depending on application and technology type / closed loop system. consumption kwh per tonne output [kwh/t] between 250 - 350 bottles to flakes mpr (multi purpose reactor) input variable: collected pressed bottles, various colours same as flakes to granulate output: flakes with/without approval fda, efsa (pending) capacity [t/a] up to 15,000 floor space [m] between 20-40 which approvals fda, efsa (pending) fresh water consumption per tonne output [m/t] closed loop system consumption kwh per tonne output [kwh/t] 100 miscellaneous company also offers systems for bottle-to-fi lm vacurema inline sheet bottle-to-fi bre vacurema inline fibre bottle-to-strapping vacurema inline strapping

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market survey marketsurvey 0102/10 company name zhejiang boretech co., ltd. sorema div. of previero n.srl krones ag gneuss kunststofftechnik gmbh postal address telephone number web site address contact name function direct telephone number fax e-mail 19k-1,07 province road, pinghu economic development zone, pinghu city, zhejiang, china www.bo-re-tech.com alan ou sales manager 86-573-85120186 86-573-85113959 alanou@bo-re-tech.com via per cavolto 17, 22040 anzano del parco (co) - italy www.sorema.it - www.previero.it mr dario previero sales manager 39 031 63491250 39 031 63491217 sales @sorema.it böhmerwaldstraße 5 93073 neutraubling, germany www.krones.com peter hartel sales dept. pet-recycling 49 9401 70-5448 49 9401 70-91-5448 peter.hartel@krones.com moenichhusen 42, 32549 bad oeynhausen www.gneuss.com dr. axel hannemann 49 5731 5307-0 gneuss@gneuss.com bottle to granulate input variable: collected pressed bottles, various colours yes output: granulate with approval capacity [t/a] 3,400t/a 6,800t/a floor space [m] 800 - 1200m which approvals fda - lno fresh water consumption per tonne output [m/t] consumption kwh per tonne output [kwh/t] flakes to granulate input variable: flakes, coloured proportion max 5%, not much chlorine cooperation with approved company for "fl akes to granulate" yes yes output: granulate with approval yes questions: capacity [t/a] 3,400t/a 6,800t/a up to 2,000kg/h floor space [m] 800 - 1,000m 200 which approvals fda - lno fda fresh water consumption per tonne output [m/t] - consumption kwh per tonne output [kwh/t] 400-800 bottles to flakes input variable: collected pressed bottles, various colours input variable: collected pressed pet/ hdpe bottles, various colours output: flakes with/without approval output: high quality fl akes for direct use in all main applications. flakes are not food grade approved. with/without approval capacity [t/a] 0.53 t/h capacity[t/a]: (input) from 3.000 to 40.000 3,400 t/a 6,800 t/a with approval - 17,000 t/a without approval floor space [m] 7001,200m 2 floor space [m]: according to the lay out 600 - 1200m which approvals which approvals: ? fda - lno fresh water consumption per tonne output [m/t] 2 fresh water consumption per tonne output [m/t] & consumption kwh per tonne output [kwh/t]: consumption kwh per tonne output [kwh/t] 100 miscellaneous capability to offer complete systems from bottle to fl akes with closed loop water treatment company also offers systems for bottle-to-fi lm yes yes bottle-to-fi bre yes yes bottle-to-strapping yes yes

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market survey bh herbold meckesheim gmbh starlinger & co. ges.m.b.h. ohl engineering gmbh - pet recycling technologies pti recycling systems llc industriestr. 33, germany-74909 meckesheim www.herbold.com mr. siegfried engel vice president for sale 49 (0) 6226 932 0 49 (0) 6226 932 495 siegfried.engel@herbold.com sonnenuhrgasse 4 1060 wien http://recycling.starlinger.com elfriede hell, mba general manager recycling technology 43 1 599 55 241 43 1 599 55 180 recycling.he@starlinger.com gartenstraße 8, d-65549 limburg www.ohl-eng.com stefan behnke managing director 49-6431-28099-147 49-6431-28099-288 s.behnke@ohl-eng.com 1440 timber wolf drive, holland, ohio 43528-0964 www.ptirecyclingsystems.com james m. sheely v.p . sales & marketing 1 419.720.0450 1 419.867.7700 j.sheely@plastictechnologies.com engineering of washing lines and / or a turn-key project with technologies available in the market yes (agglomerate) yes up to 36,000 t/a to be determined approx. 1,000 m to be determined all relevant approx. 0.5 - 1 m/t approx. 545 kwh/t flake to sintered pellet or powder yes (agglomerate) yes up to 13,000 t/a (1 unit) 1,500t/ pa - 26.000 t / pa (6 sizes) to be determined pre-built systems at 5 mt/a to 10 mt/a (620 kg/h to 1,240 kg/h) or technology licensing approx. 64 m 130m - 540m to be determined 250m” usa / fda (cold-fi ll / hot-fi ll), austria, germany, via customer: france / afssa, finland, australia, bolivia; follows efsa require-mens; brand owners all relevant fda, canadian health authority, european food safety applied, major global brand owner approvals not required approx. 0.15 0.066887435 approx 125 kwh/t approx. 410 (depending on design) 585 kwh/t starlinger recycling technology offers the engineering of washing lines and / or a turn-key project with technologies available in the market yes yes up to 5000 /a 3,700 - 10,500 approx 800m approx. 150 fda (cold-fi ll, hot-fi ll), follows efsa requirements 0,5 - 1m/t n/a approx 207 wh/t 120 - 250 material suitable for bottle, fi lm, and extruded packaging yes yes size reduction and size reduction components. yes pet-bottles washing plants, turnkey systems, single components yes yes

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magaz i ne for bot t l e r s and bot t l e - mak e r s in the amer icas, as ia, europe and al l around the p lanet as ia, europe and al l around the p lanet l in the amer icas, a www.petpla.net d 51178; issn: 1438-9452 no. 08 2009 magaz i ne for bot t l e r s and bot t l e - mak e r s in the amer icas, as ia, europe and al l around the p lanet 03 . 08 . 09 petplanet is read in 137 countries reg i ona l mar ke t repor t s asean part 3 page 10 net stand 103 hall b3 sept. 14-19 messe münchen ak e r s k e p lanet a www.petpla.net d 51178; issn: 1438-9452 no. 09 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 01 . 09 . 09 petplanet is read in 137 countries filling equipment marketsurvey page 41 reg i ona l mar ke t repor t s asean part 4 page 12 sept. 14-19 new munich trade fair centre hall b3 booth 103 agaz i ne for bot t l e r s the amer icas, as ia, e and al l a reg i ona l mar ke asea net ne ept. 14-1 sep se münch messe 09 2009 magaz i ne for bot t l e r s and bot t l e - mak in the amer icas, as ia, europe and al l around the p la 9 . 09 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 ww www. w. w.pe pe pe pe pe pe pe p tp tp tp tp tp tp tpla la la la la la la la la l n .n .n .n t et et et et et et et nt ketsurvey page 41 9 e filling equipmen mark 14 19 14-19 - air r centre ce www.petpla.net o. 10 009 e r s k magaz i ne for bo bot t l e r t t l e r t t l e r t t l e r t l e r e r s a s an s and s and s and s and and nd bo bot t bot t ot t l e m l e - mak anet a in the amer i amer i mer ica cas a cas a cas a cas, a as, a , as ia s ia e s ia e s ia e s ia, e s ia, e , euro urop urope urope pe and al and al l around the p la petplanet is read in 137 countries labels for pet bottles marketsurvey page 21 1 e www.petpla.net d 51178; issn: 1438-9452 no. 1112 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 11 . 12 . 09 petplanet is read in 137 countries compressor manufacturers marketsurvey page 39 reg i ona l mar ke t repor t s germany part 2 page 42 www.petpla.net fax: 49-6221-65108-28 info@hbmedia.net www.petpla.net 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 gift: a useful tool box with a torch light for your car * prices in eur vat magazines will be dispatched to you by airmail all subscribers to petplanet insi-der will receive, in addition to the magazine, a monthly pet price newsletter – the petplanet pulse. 1) orders for subscriptions are made for the required term. the order is deemed to be tacitly extended for one year for 149 euros, if it is not cancelled in wri-ting three months prior to the due date. 2) available to young employees (aged 35 and below) on presentation of copy id card or similar proof of identity. name company function street city / zip code country phone fax email credit card number expiry date name on card date, signature order / registration form become a subscriber!

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bottle making 21 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 0102/10 www.petpla.net beer the beer bottle is the same as the csd bottle in its construction, and so offers all of the same advantages. in addition an oxygen scavenger can be added to the inner layer and a uv blocker can be added to the outer foamed layer if required. for beer, an oxygen additive can be added to the opti bottle. milk the opti bottle is ideal for milk and milk-based products. as a single-layer, fully foamed bottle, advantage can be taken of the full weight-saving potential. the foam can block 50% of the light so that for some applications a light-blocker such as titanium oxide can be dispensed with altogether. if more effective light blocking is required the amount of titanium oxide can neverthe-less be drastically reduced. this also means that a shrink sleeve is no longer needed for the purpose of blocking the light - fi llers can now switch to cheaper “patch” labels. in the opti milk bottle the foam can block 50% of the light. hot fi ll the opti hot fi ll bottle does not have to be reheated. thanks to the foam evidence exists that the bottle not only more effec-tively isolates a chilled beverage but also retains the heat of a hot-fi lled beverage within the inner layer of the bottle during the fi lling process so that the outer layer does not reach the critical temperatures at which it begins to shrink in an uncontrolled manner. this makes the opti the fi rst hot fi ll pet bottle that does not have to be reheated or to be made from a special hot-fi ll grade. shampoo tactile quality: easy-to-grip shampoo bottle. a shampoo bottle does not nor-mally go into the pet recycling stream so here too a fully foamed bottle is the most appropriate solution. the colours can be introduced at the preform stage. the big advantage for a shampoo bottle is its tactile quality. even under the shower it is easy to grip and doesn’t slip through the fi ngers.

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bottling / filling 22 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 0102/10 www.petpla.net jaipuria, pearl dinks, pepsico licensee “let’s grow together” interview with mr jaipuria regional brands are even further down. so we don’t regard bisleri as a competitor. petplanet: you nevertheless supply bisleri with the same preforms that you use for aquafi na. mr. jaipuria: that’s right. we see from a production point of view that in india certain preform sizes are used by all of the fi llers, such as the 22g for 1l water and the 25.5g for 0.5l csd. petplanet: but how do you manage to supply your customers in the high season? do you give prefer-ence to your own factories? mr. jaipuria: if we did that we would not be where we are today with our preform business. we supply our regular clients, most of whom are in the north of india, with the preforms they need, even during the high season. we slow down deliveries to our own fi lling plants in the south and buy locally. so far the business and the logistics have worked out well. petplanet: and what plans do you have for the future? mr. jaipuria: first of all we want to introduce new fl avours onto the market. we see signifi cant organic growth available here in india. in addi-tion we are thinking seriously about setting up our own mango pulp plant. we don’t see any need to expand out-side india for the moment, and in any case we want to increase our sales here to over 200 million us dollars by 2012. this will mean that we are of a size that is of interest to the stock market. petplanet: many thanks mr jaipuria! petplanet: mr. jaipuria, what do you have in mind with the motto “letgrow together”? mr. jaipuria: over the last three years we have grown by 20 to 25% per annum and this with pepsi alone. we have now successfully launched mango juice and lemon juice in hot-fi ll pet , and it is here that we see huge growth potential in india alongside the classic csds and water, so our motto should prove justifi ed over the next few years. c.k. jaipuria chairman, jaipuria group, new delhi; sitting in the centre, and his son (right) are proud of 20- 25 % growth per annum over the last three years. left: viijay walia, deputy general man-ager and alexander büchler. petplanet: what percentage of your fi lling is done in pet? mr. jaipuria: at the moment about 50% glass and 50% pet. but i think that with the increasing distances between our fi lling plants pet will take a bigger share - say 60%. glass bottles will continue to hold a strong position here in india. petplanet: at jammu you have built an ultra-modern preform line on the site of your fi lling line. you never-theless therefore presumably see a strong demand for pet. mr. jaipuria: certainly, it’s not a small plant. but we also produce preforms there that, in addition to our own needs, we have been supplying to other fi lling companies for a few years now. petplanet: mr. walia introduced me yesterday to your customer bisleri – theirs is the biggest water brand in the country. but don’t you compete with them with your aquafi na water brand? mr. jaipuria: pepsico, with all of its products, positions itself in the upper price sector. bisleri, as a national brand, is positioned some-where below this level, and the all good things come in t(h)rees! alexander büchler is planting his third tree in india (see issue 3/06), this time at the jaipuria plant in jammu. and there are most certainly more to come.

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bottling / filling 23 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 0102/10 www.petpla.net are also running three shifts, another blower from another part of the busi-ness supplies the extra bottles. mr bedi is particularly proud of the water treatment plant, installed three years ago. “this enabled us to reduce the water usage in production from 30 litres per case down to 11.8l per case”. he is generally very environ-mentally aware and conscious of the need to save energy. “for our preform production we have to generate our own electricity, which costs twice as much as electricity supplied by the government, but it is only at the begin-ning of next year, after 5 years, that we will be able to link up to the main supply. in future we will also have to signifi cantly reduce our consump-tion of oil, which includes using less oil-based pet and focussing more on glass”, he says. we asked whether pla would be an alternative. “in india we have over 15% of the world popu-lation, living on 2.14% of the earth’s surface. we need our productive land to provide food and not to produce packaging”. he made it quite clear. in the air-conditioned pet hall there are three 225 ton husky hypets. six different mould tools, each with 48 cavities, are enough to cover the whole of the beverage range. in total 1 million preforms per day can be supplied. of these there are about 450,000 x 22g, 350,000 x 25.5g and 250,000 x 52g. there are a total of 50 employees in the preform plant working on a 3-shift basis. 1322 x 22g preforms are packed in small handy cartons and then stacked onto pallets. a forklift takes the cartons to the truck where, as is normal in india, they are loaded by hand. the truck leaves the plant and goes directly to the fi lling plant. for customers in that is the motto of the jaipuria group, who, as a pepsico licensee, supplies around 40% of the indian market with soft drinks from the american group. jaipuria is broken down into various divisions depending on the job which they do. preform production operates under the name of pearl drinks, and the fi lling lines under the pearl bottling name. c. k. jaipuria oversees the whole operation. visit to the plant in jammu, india delhi the preforms are delivered within 24 hours, but for those in the south the truck-drivers plan for a 3-week journey. a positive aspect to the use of the car-tons is that the preforms coming off the conveyor do not fall very far into the small cartons, and so any damage is largely avoided. because in the off-peak season the preform factory supplies jaipuria’s own plants in the south of india it runs right through the year at a very high level of capacity utilisation. each line has its own material feed system - two delivered by plastic systems and one by piovan. when-ever mr. bedi talks about his views of pet and pla, he comments on the material feed equipment. “i prefer the plastic systems equipment,” he says, “but as a company piovan is in front”. mr bedi also pays special atten-tion to the cooling systems, as the temperature reaches as high as 44c. but alongside monitoring the technical aspects of the plant he has one more highly responsible task: i was allowed to plant a tree in his company garden and he has promised to care for it and look after it for me. alexander büchler as well as producing preforms the plant at jammu fi lls the whole of the jai beverages and jai juices range of drinks: csds in glass and pet, water in pet and juices in hot-fi ll glass. there is also a tetra pak line for 0.2l packs of juice. in total the whole plant runs at over 1,000 fi lls per minute. the plant is managed by the ever-anxious mr. bedi. it was he who created a fl ourishing beverage plant 10 years ago on an industrial site that had been empty for 5 years. “when we started this was all an overgrown wilderness”, he said talking about how the plant began. pet bottle blowing is done on various linear mag and sidel machines and fi lling is done using mechanical fi llers. to ensure that the production facilities are as fl exible as possible the blowers are not directly linked to the fi lling machines. this means that the blowers can run three shifts, delivering the bottles into silos. in the high season, when the fi llers mr uday bhan, centre, c.e.o. of the pet preform division of pearl drinks, and deputy general manager vijay walia (left), have established pdl preforms as a new brand within the company. f.l.t.r.:alexander büchler; sk gupta, agm pearl drinks, jammu; tejbir singh bedi, vice president jai beverages, jammu, and vijay walia at their visit of the preform production site.

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bottling / filling 24 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 0102/10 www.petpla.net intermediate bottle storage system (ibss) empty bottle storage and fi lling line feed is a regular problem for small to medium size fi lling companies who need maximum fl exibility. autefa automation gmbh of friedberg, germany, has developed a concept intended to change the traditional method of storing empty plastic and aluminium containers for future downstream processing. known as an intermediate bottle storage system (ibss), it is claimed to be ideally suited for on-site or “through the wall” installations where bottle pro-duction and fi lling are carried out on the same site. blow mould area and the fi lling area with lanes of tabletop conveyor running parallel to the system. (fig. 1) if bottles are intended to go directly to the fi lling lines, they by-pass the ibss on the tabletop con-veyors and go directly to the respec-tive fi ller. if bottles are to be placed into interim storage, they are picked and placed by tray loading/unloading robots (fig. 2) into metal trays. these fi lled trays, which are totally self-sup-porting, are stacked vertically, then automatically placed into a storage system sized to meet the customer’s inventory requirements. when the bottles are needed for downstream processing, the stacks of trays are automatically retrieved, returned to the tray loading/unloading robot systems where each tray is unloaded and the bottles placed back onto the table top conveyor for delivery to the fi lling lines (fig. 3). the main components of the ibss are: tabletop conveyors (these may be obtained from preferred sup-pliers and adapted by autefa), tray loading/unloading robots and special storage trays. fig. 1: the ibss is placed between the blow-mould area and the fi lling area. fig. 2: tray loading/unloading robots pick and place bottles into metal trays for intermediate storage. traditionally, bottles that are not blown using an in-line sbm machine or a synchro system are palletized and held in stock to be retrieved when required. they are depalletized and sent “through the wall” to down-stream fi lling, capping and labelling operations. this traditional method requires signifi cant investment in packaging supplies as well as labour and capital equipment. the autefa ibss concept: the autefa ibss drastically changes the above mode of operation with the primary aim of reducing costs for both the bottle producer and the fi ller (which may well be one and the same com-pany). the ibss is placed between the

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bottling / filling 25 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 0102/10 www.petpla.net system advantages: the primary goal of the ibss is cost reduction with a secondary goal of improved quality control. savings can be realized in the following areas: no storage materials: no pallets, layer sheets, top frames, strapping, stretch wrapping or labelling. savings on capital equipment: no depalletizers, unscramblers, bins, strappers, stretch wrappers, labellers or fork trucks are required. capital investment is of course necessary to buy the ibss but this is a one-off cost and typically has a 2-3 year payback. labour saving: the ibss is designed such that there are no designated, full time operators required. typically, an existing operator in an area close to the ibss is assigned to oversee the system in case an alarm condition requires operator intervention. quality: suspect bottles or production lots can be identi-fi ed, segregated and controlled thus preventing inferior qual-ity production from being shipped. flexibility: the system can be designed to have total fl exibility between the blow moulders and fi lling lines. any blow moulder output can be diverted to any fi lling line on short notice. freight savings: the system is ideally suited for on-site and “through the wall” applications. companies that had been purchasing bottles from off site suppliers and trucking pallets to the fi ller have elected to produce bottles on site utilizing the autefa ibss. freight and handling costs have been eliminated. the autefa ibss is a patented, proven system currently in service in europe and the united states. the design and fabrication of the system is based on a modular concept thus the ibss can be expanded as requirements change. for smaller operations a small scale system can be installed and as the business grows, additional components can be added and integrated into the system. fig. 3: the tray storage system is sized to meet the customer’s requirements. erema engineering recycling maschinen und anlagen ges.m.b.h. freindorf · unterfeldstr. 3 · p.o.b. 38 · a-4052 ansfelden/linz · austria phone (43)732/3190-0 · fax (43)732/3190-23 · erema@erema.at we know how. www.erema.at vacurema prime up to 10% iv increase without energy intensive classic ssp process fda approved, ilsi-conform very low total energy consumption from 0,25kw/kg pellet only more than 100 plants delivered worldwide your most economic way to high quality btb regranulate pet bottle recycling by vacurema

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bottle making 26 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 0102/10 www.petpla.net austrian technology stretch blow moulding plants up to 6,000b/h what does a stretch blow moulder need? this question (a no-brainer actually) has been re-interpreted by the two directors of the austrian company pet technologies europe - technical director roland steurer and walter höbling, managing director. as far as roland steurer is concerned, there was no doubt about the requirement from an engi-neering angle: a machine that would operate reliably to produce reasonable bottles without any technical gadgetry. one operator should be able to master the machine inside a week, even if he has never seen a pet installation before. and, as regards the commercial aspect, walter höbling’s vision was similarly unclouded – it was to be cost-effective, at a price level that was pitched higher than chinese and taiwanese products, but substantially lower than the price of linear machines offered by the established machine manu-facturers. both know what they are talking about; roland steurer was with alpla for almost 20 years and then spent several years as the engineer respon-sible for stretch blow moulding sys-tems at kosme, whilst walter höbling also has a kosme background – he spent just over 12 years selling not only linear stretch blow moulding machines but also complete turnkey systems. they found a partner in the shape of a stretch blow moulding machine manufacturer with more than 10 years’ pet experience. roland steurer set about bringing the installations up to scratch technically. the heat-ing oven and the blowing air compo-nents in particular have been newly developed. the production is being outsourced. so far the following types of machine have been supplied: the apf 3002 with 2 cavities and a capac-ity of 3,000b/h, the apf 6004 with 4 cavities and a capacity of 6,000 b/h for 0.2 – 2.0l bottles and the apf 5 with 2 cavities, which will also handle 5.0l and 10l bottles in addition to the 0.2l – 2l range. the plant is suitable for the beverage industry, the cleaning agents and cosmetics industries as well as food-quality oil bottles. as far as the beverages sector is concerned, the machines tend to be more suited to projects in the emerging coun-tries of the world, because of the low output. pet technologies europe not only supply machines; bottle develop-ment and stretch blow moulds for all stretch blow moulding systems also feature in their portfolio. the machine control system has been kept simple – the operator will quickly fi nd his way around. com-plex functions such as, for exam-ple, adjustment of the pre-blowing pressure, are carried out directly on the machine by pet technologies europe, which means that there is no operator involvement. after little more than a year under development, 6 machines have already been sold. from left to right: roland steurer, technical director, walter höbling, managing director pet technologies europe and alexander büchler during the interview at the company’s head offi ce in wiener neustadt, austria.

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products 27 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 0102/10 www.petpla.net petproducts new energy-effi cient grinders die centricut grinders from nuga ag of switzerland, already claiming less energy consumption than many conventional grinders, now make the grinding of plastic residue and production rejects even more economical as the lifetime of the wear parts has been extended. depending on the planned application the company selects the most appropriate materials and coatings for vulnerable wear parts to ensure maximum operational lifetime and user economy. non-drip drinking system menshen innovations introduced the sip’core drinking system at drinktec 2009. designed by florian wiplinger, the full sip’core system consists of a mouthpiece with protective cap, an adapter and non-split tube, a mount with spike for safe, non-spill closure opening and a pouch for liquids with assembly-part tube and non-spill valve. it can be attached to a pouch or bottle, with or without the tube. the one-way drinking system is light, can be operated hands-free and keeps liquids from exposure to air. it is designed for travellers, sports activities and for people with limited mobility (including geriatric patients), among other uses. raised internal pressure will not cause spillage; liquid is released by external suction. www.menshen.com natural tea infusions wild, of heidelberg-eppelheim, germany, a lead-ing ingredients producer for the beverage indus-try, has developed new infusion-based concepts to meet the growing demand in europe for rtd teas. according to the market research fi rm canadean, the “ready-to-drink tea” category grew at an average of 9% per year between 2000 and 2008. the latest addition from wild is an infusion based on rooibos (south african redbush tea), which will allow beverage producers to appeal to a broader target group. the rooibos plant is known to contain no caffeine, which makes rooibos-based drinks perfect natural thirst-quenchers for children. white and green tea drinks are among the most successful tea products in western europe and consumers perceive both varieties, as well as rooibos, as premium wellness products which, unlike iced tea, are not seasonal beverages. volumetric fi lling system ams ferrari, of modena, italy, have developed a volumetric fi ller/capper system. the 52-valve infi nity system uses a windows-based pc control for entering required capacity into the machine and shows three fi lls at once, to aid in monitoring and fault-fi nding. it is supplied from a pressurised tank, with electronic monitor, along a single pipe to the volumetric fi llers. a second pipe controls the pneumatic valve opening and shutting. it is capable of handling a range of hot or cold fi ll beverages and liquids, from low-density water to high-density products such as tomato sauce, ketchup and fruit preserves, as well as detergents and delicate fl uids like milk. it is designed to respond automatically to changes in temperature and viscosity. www.amsferrari.it

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28 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 0102/10 www.petpla.net petbottles yellow pet for lemons the french company pletercil interco of le bourget du lac are selling 500ml packs of pure lemon juice in a round, easy-to-grip pet bottle. in its upper half the yellow bottle has prominent moulded ribs for stability. it car-ries a wrap-around paper label. the tamper-evident screw cap in a suitable green colour nicely fi nishes off the pack. recycling line recostar pet iv ongoing pet recycling innovation, quality and state-of-the-art technology, a full range of consulting services – brought to you by starlinger. visit us at: plastimagen, mexico city, centro banamex, march 23-26, 2010, booth 1700-05 plastic recycling conference, hilton austin, tx, march 2-3, 2010 www.starlinger.com another way to pack sugar! the “sucrisse” liquid sugar from the aarberg frauen-feld sugar plant in switzerland is described by the company as the “modern way of sweetening”. the special hinged closure, developed by german tool-ing and plastics processing company krallmann, incorpo-rates a k-squeeze tpe valve adapted for liquid sugar and so enabling controlled dispensing. the crystal clear pet bottle, supplied by gizeh pet, is formed to look rather like a sugar crystal and is suitable for table use. dextropur in a handy “can” for a fast energy boost the german company dextro energie gmbh of krefeld now offer a 190g pack of “dextropur plus“ powder in a handy can-shaped pet con-tainer. the concave form of the can is decorated with a modern shrink sleeve label and sealed by a screw-on dispenser lid. the lid has two resealable hinged fl aps with orifi ces for shaking the powder or serving it onto a spoon. an aluminium seal over the mouth of the container provides tamper evidence and security. double role cap with kids’ drink the austrian drinks manu-facturer vöslauer mineralwasser ag of bad vöslau is marketing a kids; drink (0.33l of non-car-bonated mineral water) in a pet bottle with a secondary feature: if the handy push-pull drinking cap is unscrewed and one blows through the open cap it produces a noise like a trumpet. voslauer call it the dual-role “blaster “ cap, and describe its benefi ts on the bottle label. both the screw cap and the push-pull section are tamper proofed on this modern kid’s pack, and a wrap around paper label carries the required product and commercial data. sangria in pet bodegas salzillo s.a. of jumilla in spain are marketing 1l of sangia (a spanish red wine punch) in a pet bottle. the rectangular bottle is deco-rated with bright front and rear labels and carries a red aluminium cap with a tear-off tamper-proof feature. the shape of the bottle looks very similar to their competitors’ glass bottles on the store shelf.

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petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 0102/10 www.petpla.net buyers guide 29 buyer’sguide 1.0 materials 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 georg menshen gmbh & co. kg industriestraße 26 d-57413 finnentrop tel.: 49-2721-518 0 fax: 49-2721-518 198 contact@menshen.com www.menshen.com

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30 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 0102/10 www.petpla.net buyer’sguide entries from 5,70 euro/mm, call 49-6221-65108-0 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 www.petkamold.com info@petkamold.com pet technologies europe pet technologies europe gmbh austria tel.: 43-2622-26326-300 www.pet-eu.com

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petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 0102/10 www.petpla.net buyers guide 31 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 www.atlascopco.com oil free compressors for pet bottle blowing gardner denver ltd. claybrook drive, redditch, worcestershire, b98 0ds, england tel: 44 (0) 1527 838600 fax: 44 (0) 1527 838630 sales.glo@gardnerdenver.com www.gardnerdenverproducts.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 tel. 39.0521.541011 www.lanfranchigroup.com 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. cooling systems - cap coolers - mould dehumidifi ers tel. 39 049 9703319 fax. 39 049 9701968 info@greenbox.it www.greenbox.it

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32 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 0102/10 www.petpla.net buyer’sguide entries from 5,70 euro/mm, call 49-6221-65108-0 r&d -integrated solutions in plastics leverage - integrated industrial design hamilton road sutton-in-ashfi eld nottinghamshire, ng17 5ld england tel: 44 1623 556287 fax: 44 1623 552240 www.rdleverage.com 1009 se browning avenue lee’s summit, missouri mo. 64081, usa tel: 1 816 525 0353 fax: 1 816 524 5068 www.rdleverage.com preform moulds / stretch blow moulds tel: 0039 071 7500214 fax: 0039 071 7501958 info@simexitaly.it www.simexitaly.it tooling preform systems bv moulds & robotics pet-related services & technologies c. houtmanstraat 42 emmen, the netherlands tel 31 (0) 591 679768 fax 31 (0) 591 630616 sales@tps.nl · www.tps.nl 3.1 preform moulds www.wtbvc.com preform moulds, components, refurbishments and conversions. highest quality, fastest delivery, lowest cost. united states - 937-898-8460 sales@electraform.com poland - 48-17-860-1020 info@wt.com.pl uk - 44-1623-658-416 sales.europe@wentworthmold.com argentina - 54-11-4753-1111 simkosa@simko.com.ar 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 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 www.petkamold.com info@petkamold.com 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 pet preform moulds, closure & cap moulds www.passcard.com.tw pmci - sipa division via caduti del lavoro, 3 31029 vittorio veneto - italy tel. 390438911511 fax 390438914495 pmci@zoppas.com www.sipa.it www.wtbvc.com blow molds for all technologies, all machine types, all sizes. highest quality, fastest delivery, lowest cost. canada - 905-574-0010 sales@wentworthmold.com poland - 48-81-820-5730 info@wt.com.pl uk - 44-1623-658-416 sales.europe@wentworthmold.com china - 86-137-646-05384 phu@wtbvc.com argentina - 54-11-4753-1111 simkosa@simko.com.ar 3.2 stretch blow moulds awanti polymoulds pvt. ltd. 25/5a/1/2, nanded, sinhagad rd., pune - 411 041, india telefax: - 91 20 24392805 shirishk@vsnl.com www.awantipolymoulds.com

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petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 0102/10 www.petpla.net buyers guide 33 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 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 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. 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 4.5 downstream equipment tel. 39.0521.541011 www.lanfranchigroup.com zecchetti s.r.l. via galileo galilei, 1-1a 42027 montecchio emilia re, italy tel. 0039-0522-867-411 fax 0039-0522-866-034 sales@zecchetti.it www.zecchetti.it 5.0 recycling chemical products and solutions for pet recycling. cleaning agents, antifoams, products to improve fl otation and fl occulants for waste water treatment. cht r. beitlich gmbh bismarckstraße 102 d-72072 tübingen tel 49 7071 154-0 fax 49 7071 154-290 info@cht.com www.cht.com herbold meckesheim gmbh pet granulators, agglomerators, shredders, complete pet washing and recycling lines industriestrasse 33 74909 meckesheim tel.: 06226 - 932 – 0 fax: 06226 - 932 – 495 herbold@herbold.com www.herbold.com

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34 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 0102/10 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 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 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 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 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 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 7.0 used machinery machinepoint used machinery 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

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patents 35 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 0102/10 www.petpla.net petpatents www.verpackungspatente.de dispenser cap with rough surface fi nish public disclosure. de 102008010085 a1 applicant: henkel kgaa, düsseldorf (d) date of application: 19.2.2008 the disclosure describes a dispenser cap for liquid or free-fl owing granular detergent. the cap is made from pp, pe or pet and its outer surface has various rough areas to aid optimum grip and hold. groove around the neck public disclosure: de 202009001417 u1 applicant: krones ag, neutraubling (d) date of application: 23.1.2009 to improve the handling, during forming and fi lling, of a bottle made from a preform, it is proposed that a groove is formed below the neck ring. the container becomes easier to hold in a precise grip and the amount of material, and hence the weight of the container, are reduced. multiple additives international patent no. wo 2008 / 023981 a1 applicant: top floor b.v., delft (nl) date of application: 22.8.2007 a resealable tube is incorporated into the neck of a bottle. the tube holds a number of water-soluble capsules. thus sports drinks, as one example, can be easily and quickly be refreshed at any time. cap for pressure equalisation international patent no. wo 2009 / 089481 a1 applicant: ball corp., broomfi eld (us) date of application: 9.1.2009 the screw cap of a container for hot fi lling has features that allow it to compensate for a reduction in volume when cooling, and so avoid deformation of the container. bottle with additive international patent no. wo 2009 / 103140 a2 applicant: teko holding international c.v., rotterdam (nl) date of application: 20.2.2009 the outer wall of a bottle is recessed to accept an additive contained in a two-piece housing. the secondary container is held in place by a special retainer and protected against theft and tampering by a shrink sleeve. sleeved bottle public disclosure: de 102008008151 a1 applicant: krones ag, neutraubling (d) date of application: 8.2.2008 a thin-walled bottle is covered in a sleeve made from an environmentally friendly, rigid, thermoplastic material. the sleeve is fi xed to the container in a manner such that it can be removed and so is easy to dispose of when sort-ing refuse.

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