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www.petpla.net d 51178; issn: 1438-9452 no. 10/10 04 . 10 . 10 petplanet is read in 136 countries 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 page 41 marketsurvey suppliers of resins and additives for pet bottle production reg i ona l mar ke t repor t s france part 2 page 14 visit us at entrance north booth 03a

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imprint editorial 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 fischer@hbmedia.net michael maruschke ruari mccallion tony oneill ilona trotter wolfgang von schroeter anthony withers 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 matthias gaumann www.exprim.de reader services kay krüger reader@hbmedia.net print wdw druck gmbh gustav-throm-straße 1 69181 leimen-st.ilgen germany www www.petpla.net india.petpla.net petplanet insider issn 1438-9459 is published 10 times a year. this publication is sent to qualified 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 identified as trade marks is not an indication that such names are not registered trademarks. 3 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net editorial dear readers, editorial dear readers, pet spearheading the flow of visitors once again we are in exhibition season, this time the k fair in düsseldorf. whilst the show dazzles with its 3,100 exhibitors from the field of engineering materials and finished products, you might want to investigate one or the other corner of the area covering almost 0.2 km devoted to pet and closures. so if your shoe lea-ther can stand the pace you can catch up with us on pet-related issues. you can read our report on page 60. a striking feature of the exhibition is that many exhibitors are using the plastic industry as a flagship for their other products. it is absolutely clear to all plastics users that the demands placed by pet on machinery and equipment are of the highest possible order. machines have to work in every corner of the world, regardless of whether it’s 5,000 meters up in the himalayas or in scorching 50c heat in the gulf states or in the high humidity of the sub-tropics. in developing countries there may be power failures to cope with but the plant still needs to be up and running again as soon as the power is restored. this applies to manufacturers of stretch blow-moulding machines, injection moulding machines and peripheral equipment. machinery has to operate 24/7, producing high single shot weights super-fast, at the same time they need to feature extremely high plate rigidity so as to ensure that the large number of cavities is neatly filled. mould cooling is an extremely compre-hensive operation and the material supply chain also has to pro-vide the hygroscopic pet dry and in sufficient quantities. to cap it all, there is fierce price competition for the finished preform, making sure that it also undergoes regular optimization and not overlooking the need for constant investment in tools and moulds. no other plastics application is so exacting, and some-times contradictory, in the demands it makes on the plant at this extremely high level of output. no wonder that pet will be seen as the jewel in the crown on k fair stands. enjoy strolling round the k fair yours, alexander büchler

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are you pac ? come to otto hofstetter at the k 2010. hall 1, stand a40, where pac is. www.otto-hofstetter.com

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are you pet? come to otto hofstetter at the k 2010. hall 1, stand a40, where pet is. www.otto-hofstetter.com

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petcontents 10/10 6 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net inside track 3 editorial 4 contents 8 news 70 products 72 bottles 74 bottles personal care 76 patents buyer’s guide 77 get listed! bottle making 50 a deep grip bottling /filling 52 aseptics for private label juices capping / closures 56 high-speed caps labelling 58 sleeve and roll in one regional market report 14 france part 2 material / recycling 14 pet bottles on the floor 32 an international market place for used pet machinery preform production 36 get more using less 40 a rapid guide tp perfect preforms part 15 46 volcanic act market survey 41 suppliers of resins and additves for pet bottle production page 50 page 36 page 58

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petnews 8 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net mht mold & hotrunner technology dr. ruben-rausing-str. 7 d-65239 hochheim/main tel. 49(0) 6146-906-0 www.mht-ag.de lightweight threads are literally on everyone’s lips. after all, the smallest pet saving per preform soon amounts to hundreds of thousands of euros for major bottlers each year. looking to convert your mold to a new thread and need an experienced partner? mht mold & hotrunner technology offers all lightweight solutions on the market, including: • pco1881 (17 mm / 3.8 g) • 28-21 competcap (21 mm / 3.9 g) • 29/25 (12.6 mm / 2.4 g) lightweight engineering made in germany mht: your specialist for lightweight solutions! chinaplas 2011 returns to guangzhou, pr china, 17-20 may 2011. chinaplas, billed as asia’s leading plastics and rubber trade fair, will be taking place at the continent’s largest exhibi-tion centre – the china import & export fair pazhou complex - from may 17 to 10, 2011. chinaplas was first held in 1983 and is again exclusively sponsored by europe’s association for plastics and rubber machinery manufacturers (euromap) in china. it is the only event approved by the global associa-tion of the exhibition industry (ufi) for the plastics and rubber industries in china. china’s demand for plastics machinery is growing at an average annual rate of 6%. total output of china’s plastic products in 2009 exceeded 44 million t, with a total output value of rmb 1 trillion (147bn; 114bn). the total output value of china’s rubber product industry also topped rmb 430 billion (63 billion). the chinese government’s rmb 4 trillion (580bn) stimulus package launched last year is expected to lead to a continued rise in domestic demand, with rapid increases in plastics and rubber application in household electrical appli-ances, automobiles and infrastructure facilities. plastic prod-uct output in china is expected to maintain growth in 2011. guangzhou is the capital city of the guangdong prov-ince, home of the pearl river delta light industrial region. organisers adsale exhibition services ltd maintain that chinaplas is an ideal platform for both asian and euro-pean industry players to showcase their machinery and raw materials. the last chinaplas was 30% overbooked, so 17 exhibition halls are planned to be reserved in zones a and b of the china import & export fair pazhou complex, a total of 150,000 m . it is expected to have more than 2,200 exhibitors from 35 countries/regions, together with pavilions from aus-tria, canada, france, germany, italy, japan, uk, usa, pr china and taiwan. exhibitor and visitor registrations are now open and can be found at the official website: www.chinaplasonline.com petdrink tech asia 2010 with active participation and strong support from pet, drinks, liquid food and packaging industry players, the fourth international pet drink tech asia 2010 exhibition, was held at chennai trade centre, chennai, tamilnadu, india, from august 27 to 29, 2010.the show attracted participation from more than 40 exhibitors and over 5,000 visitors from across the world. visitors were able to see displays across the whole spectrum of pet and beverage activities, including injection moulding and stretch blow moulding machines; bottle filling; capping and labelling equipment; closure systems; masterbatch; colourings and additives; fruit processing technologies and more besides. exhibitors responded positively, reporting a significant amount of business generated during the show. orders were placed for ancillary, auxiliary, raw material and finished goods handling equipment. organisers kesari media and events pvt. ltd confirmed that the fifth pet drink tech asia 2011 exhibition and seminar will take place at milan mela showground and exhibition centre in kolkata, india, from august 27 to 29, 2011. f.l.t.r.:miriam kiesler for petplanet with gaurav bhardwaj, executive director, s.k. bhardwaj, chief coordinator and s.p.gautam, business development manager.

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news 9 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net growing their own pet bottles coca-cola co has launched a new bottle that is designed to be more recyclable than con-ventional pet packaging. the company’s ‘plantbottle’ con-tains up to 30% plant content, in the form of monoethylene glycol (meg) derived from sugar cane and molasses. coca-cola says that light weighting of pet bottles, of itself, is insufficient to address concerns over the environmental sustainability of branded packaging. bottles have to have a certain minimum weight in order to maintain their shape; the plantbottle concept is intended to address entire lifecy-cle issues, especially end-of-life recycling. it has been deliber-ately designed to be 100% recy-clable, rather than biodegrada-ble. the company is researching ways to use plant waste in pet production, which could lead to bottles made entirely of such material. coke considered sev-eral options, including polylactic acid (pla), before opting for plant-based meg. while it feels that pla is suitable for some packaging solutions, it decided that it was not appropriate for its purposes. the renewable pet used in the plantbottle is sourced from an asian supplier. plantbottle debuted in late 2009 and is currently available on the west coast of the usa and in denmark, where it is used for dasani-brand water. it was also featured at the vancouver winter olympics. www.thecoca-colacompany.com ibwa recycling initiative in usa the international bottled water association (ibwa) board of directors has endorsed a framework for a material recovery program that it hopes will serve as the blueprint for local com-munities to increase community-based recycling in the usa. the organisation says that the initiative will “…assist in the development of new, comprehensive solutions to help manage solid waste in communities in the united states by having all consumer product companies work together with state and local governments to improve recycling and waste collection efforts,” according to joseph k. doss, ibwa president and ceo. the ibwa framework supports state-authorized public or private corporations that establish specific recycling goals in each community that are intended to increase recycling access and rates. it also supports schemes that generate revenues for grants from company producer fees as well as local and state government contributions; and that fund local government recycling infrastructure improvements and consumer education programs. it envisages such schemes dissolving when local recycling goals have been met. ibwa has said that it believes that increasing the recycling rates for all consumer products and packaging should be a top prior-ity for all companies whose product or packaging is ultimately discarded. its stated position is that locally run recycling pro-grams are the most effective method of diverting solid waste from landfills and increasing recycling of consumer products and packaging. founded in 1958, ibwa’s membership includes u.s. and international bottlers, distributors and suppliers. www.bottledwater.org

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news 10 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net european pet bottle collection increases by more than 8% latest trends in pet recycling show mixed growth petcore (pet containers recy-cling europe) announced today that european post-sorting pet collection reached 1.4 million tonnes in 2009, an increase of more than 8% on 2008. the overall collection rate in 2009 rose by nearly 2.5%, from 46% to 48.4%, of all pet bottles on the market. the 2009 share of fibres as an end use for recycled pet flake decreased from 45% to 40%, while the tonnage remained almost the same. the pet sheet market tonnage resumed its growth pattern, increasing from 22% to 27%. blowmoulding continued to grow, with more than 22% going to this outlet in 2009. the strapping market was the hardest hit by the economic recession but still consumed 7%. it was esti-mated that there is a total mechanical reclamation capacity in the european region of 1.6m tonnes, which provides the impetus for the industry to increase the current collection rate beyond 50%. exports to the far east fell slightly, to 16% of collected pet; 67,000t of baled pet bottles were imported from outside the area. of the collected bales that are reprocessed in europe, 75% is usable pet. the remainder consists of caps, labels, residues, contamination such as foreign materials and other polymers. the continuing programme of bottle weight reduction means that caps and labels form a greater proportion by weight of the collected pet package. petcore pronounced itself generally satisfied with the increased collection rates, as recycled pet is an increas-ingly sought-after feedstock in the pet value chain. sustainable uses are being developed to utilise the growing supply of recycled pet, including new applica-tions, into other bottles, fibre, sheet or strapping tape. energy savings are the same, regardless of ultimate applica-tion. the eu has a target of 22.5% overall for plastics recovery. the rate for pet alone is higher in 23 countries that required by the current packaging waste legislation for all plastics. petcore’s pet profile publication has been updated to include reflect the 2009 collection figures. www.petcore.org pet engineering and development training in brazil plastic technologies, inc. (pti), a global leader in pet design, devel-opment and engineering services, is bringing its technical expertise to the rapidly-growing brazilian marketplace. it has signed an agreement with centro de tecnologia de embalagem (cetea) packaging technology research institution in the state of são paulo. the organization is part of ital, the food technology institute of são paulo. to help address the needs of its expanding marketplace, cetea is organizing a technical, public pet seminar in brazil, to be held on august 24-25 at ital’s headquarters in campinas, sp. pti will be providing attending packaging and plastics companies with in-depth instruc-tion on a wide range of pet topics including: basic polymer and pet chem-istry; injection and blow moulding, package development, barriers, recycling and food grade rpet resins, quality assurance and testing. with the brazilian marketplace positioned for rapid growth, brand owners and suppliers are look-ing for technical assistance to improve manufacturing expertise and quickly ramp up production. the educational seminar is designed to help companies achieve those objectives. cetea was established in 1982 as a non-profit food packaging research centre. the resources generated from its products and services are directly allocated to ongoing improvement of its researchers, employees, facilities and equipment. it is a member of the international association of packaging research institutions – iapri. www.cetea.ital.sp.gov.br information on the pet seminar: http://www.cetea.ital.org.br/cetea/eventos/pti2010_apresentacao.htm www.plastictechnologies.com short-neck closure introduced to north america swiss company corvaglia has launched its 26mm btl (‘break-then-leak) short-neck closure in the important markets of the usa and canada. designed for still water, the company says that the cap itself is significantly lighter than its predecessor – 1g, compared with 1.65g – and enables a lighter bottle neck finish, reduced from 3.15 to 1.75g. with an annual volume of over 1 billion bottles and closures, corvaglia claims that this this lightweighting develop-ment results in savings of over 2,000t of plastic material and a reduction in energy consumption of approximately 50%, while maintaining performance. corvaglia’s csn 26mm btl was first launched by ice river springs water co. inc. in canada. us production followed in early 2009. silver springs bot-tled water company of florida has now used it, also. both bottling compa-nies were interested in packaging cost reductions, as well as the potential for energy saving at all stages of the production process. www.corvaglia.ch bioplastics award 2010 - call for entries trade publications bioplastics magazine and european plastics news are to jointly judge and present the 2010 bioplastics award. the award will recog-nise innovation, success and achievement by manufacturers, processors and users of bioplastic materials. there will not be any separate categories; all nominations will be considered. nominations are currently open for the award. in order to be eligible, the suggested company, product, or service must have been developed or on the market in 2009 or 2010. companies can nominate their own product, service or development. entries are encouraged from across the global bioplastics community; however, the winning company must send a representative to düsseldorf, germany on december 1/2, 2010; the winner will be announced during the 5th european bioplastics conference. www.bioplasticsmagazine.de/award.

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news 11 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net kraussmaffei at the k2010 www.kraussmaffei.com/k2010 hall 15, booth c24 worldwide kraussmaffei is your premium partner, with huge expertise across three key technology domains for plastics and rubber processing: injection molding, reaction processing and extrusion. kraussmaffei technologies gmbh ··· phone 49 89 8899-0 info@kraussmaffei.com ··· www.kraussmaffei.com technology 3 – changing the rules

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news 12 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net barrier resin obtains egulatory clearance for usa and europe invista, part of kansas, usa-based koch industries, inc, has obtained regulatory clearance for its oxyclear barrier resin for food and beverage packaging under the federal food, drug, and cosmetic act and the european union packaging directive for certain food types and process-ing conditions. containers made with the newly-authorised barrier resin are completely clear but provide full shelf-life protection for oxygen-sensitive foods and beverages, such as fortified water, juice, wine, beer and dairy, as well as ketchup, sauces and other condiments. invista says that both colourless and tinted containers made from oxyclear barrier resin are as clear as containers made from stand-ard pet. the product is a two-component barrier system in which up to 3% of oxyclear resin, an oxidisable co-polyes-ter, is added at the injection machine to polyshield resin, the established barrier resin used in beer packaging. the oxygen barrier is activated when oxyclear resin additive is added to the injection machine. the additive is a high capac-ity, polyester-based oxygen absorber. it contains no nylon or nitrogen and invista says that it exhibits significantly reduced yellowing during the recycling process, compared to other commercial oxygen scavengers. the company is in the proc-ess of reviewing recognition guidelines from the association of postconsumer plastic recyclers (apr) and/or the euro-pean plastic bottle platform (epbp). www.invista.com drink technology india 2010 – seeds in fertile soil the bombay exhibition centre will be simultaneously hosting drink technology india 2010 (dti) and international packtech india, the international exhibition and confer-ence for the packaging and processing industry, from 18-20 november 18-20 this year. dti, india’s international trade fair for beverage and liquid food technology, attracts manufacturers of beverages of all kinds and pro-ducers of liquid food from across india and neighbouring regions. the 2010 edition is, for the first time, organised as a joint event with international packtech india, with a shared exhibitor forum. the organiser of dti is messe münchen gmbh; international packtech india is the responsibility of messe düsseldorf gmbh. the joint event provides a single large trading platform for customers from the packaging industry and from the beverage and liquid-food industry. india’s economy is one of the fastest-growing in the world. some sectors of the beverage are predicted to see double-digit growth in coming years. over the last five years, india’s imports of food processing and packaging machinery increased by 200% (2008: us200 million). csd has attracted foreign direct investments amounting to around 1049 million. the bottled water market has been estimated at 570 million (2008), with annual growth of 14.5%. beer sales amounted to 1074 million litres in 2008. www.drinktechnology-india.com www.vdma.org www.messe-munchen.de new sales manager at mht volker jährling has been appointed to succeed rolf steinmetz as manager of worldwide sales for mht mold / hotrun-ner technology ag in hochheim/main, germany. mr jährling is a qualified engi-neer, specialising in plastics technology and has been involved the service and distribution of plastics processing machin-ery and fittings for over 30 years. he has been involved with support for customers in the packaging industry and was responsible for joint projects with mht. www.mht-ag.de new managing director/partner at cct gmbh cct gmbh has announced that 45-yr-old rolf steinmetz been appointed managing director/partner, with effect from september 1, 2010. he now heads the niedernhausen/ hessen , germany,company together with the long-term managing director/ partner, dipl. ing. alexander schmitz. the core competency of cct gmbh is the development of closure technolo-gies such as competcap, mc29-01, 1881 and various patents as well as the projecting of turnkey projects for the beverages industry. www.cct-gmbh.com plasma technology in plastics processing german research teams from rwth aachen univer-sity, ruhr university, bochum (rub), and the university of paderborn are collaborating in the examination of fundamen-tal issues regarding the development of plasma-assisted processes for the deposition of functional layers. the german research foundation (dfg) has been sponsoring the trans-regional collaborative research centre (sfb/trr 87) for plasma technology since july 1, 2010. a total of nine research institutes are participating in this joint project, offi-cially titled ‘pulsed high-power plasmas for the synthesis of nano-structured functional layers’. the sfb, initially financed for four years, is divided into three research areas: coating systems on metal substrates for tribological applications (project area a); new functional coatings to improve the barrier performance of plastic substrates (project area b). project c will undertake sup-port studies on elementary principles of plasma processes (project area c). the institute of plastics processing (ikv) at rwth aachen university will perform research in two subprojects of project area b: the large-scale deposition of strain-tolerant barrier coatings on pet films and, based on the example of pp, the influence of material properties – e.g. orientations and internal stresses – on the plasma process. they will study the influence and the potential of high-per-formance plasmas, starting with the atom in the gaseous phase to the performance characteristics of new, theoretically conceived material systems. www.ikv-aachen.de

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news 13 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net we balance it out. ...using the innovative technology of uhde inventa-fischer uhde inventa-fischer you live and work according to a certain philosophy – and so do we. uhde inventa-fischer has developed a perfect combination of giving the world innovating and sustainable technologies as well as making sure that investors profit through our knowledge. we are a leading company undertaking plant engineering for polyesters and polyamides, and also for polylactide (pla). uhde inventa-fischer gmbh holzhauser strasse 157–159 13509 berlin germany tel. 49 30 43 567 5 fax 49 30 43 567 699 uhde inventa-fischer ag via innovativa 31 7013 domat/ems switzerland tel. 41 81 632 63 11 fax 41 81 632 74 03 www.uhde-inventa-fischer.com visit us at hall 8a booth g 32

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regional market reports 14 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net part 2 france by wolfgang von schroeter for our “focus on france” the facts, information and impressions published here were collected during meetings and outside the meetings, in talks on tour through the factories, during lunch and dinner as well as while travelling. the regional market report on france in fact started in luxembourg, on the border of france, from where husky conducts sales and service for all euro-pean countries, which includes the french pet market, (also for the middle east, africa and india,) march 16, 2010 husky injection molding systems sa in luxembourg “light weighting cuts costs for our customers, light weighting grows our mould business.” eddy fery, business manager pet europe, husky reg i ona l mar ke t repor t s france part 2

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regional market reports 15 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net in luxembourg we met: eddy fery, business manager pet europe eddy fery, being in charge of huskys pet activities in france, described his and the company’s attitude: “we are leading in the market. but nevertheless we never lose focus on supporting all of our pet customers in france, regardless of size of operation,” says fery. husky has the largest customer base of injection moulding systems in france, checking with customers at regular inter-vals, making sure that the customer is satisfied and happy with the equipment and support they are receiving. all of the luxembourg facilities are at the disposal of the french market, with mould and hot runner production and refurbishing, with project engineering, application know-how, installation, systems integration, spare parts delivery, cus-tomer training and service teams. all pet moulds and hot runners for france are designed and manufactured out of the luxembourg facility. husky injec-tion moulding machines are coming from canada or china. eddy fery comments: “the industry in france has yet to experience the economic upswing, no new large volume beverage products and no new commodities (yet) in sight. husky’s present focus is on reducing customers’ opera-tional costs. most systems require a number of different moulds for multiple bottle formats. light weighting creates added business for our customers. this appears to be on-going and typical for other developed markets too. the 1.5l bottle weight has been reduced by more than 40%. initiatives continue.” product and population more than 130 husky injection moulding systems are operating in the market and need to be taken care of. market share in france is 92%. with minor exceptions (pdg, schweppes) all pet conversion from resin into preforms using 2-stage technology is carried out on huskys. about 50% of the systems are with converters and 50% with fillers. these days the annual requirement in france is as low as 2 to 4 systems. inside france the business is, according to husky, driven by requirements for better productivity, light weighting and reduction of energy consumption. but as sales of new systems have slowed down, moulds and hot runners, light weighting conversions and a trend to multiple bottle designs, have created new and sustainable business. local organisation customers in france have access to service techni-cians, service coordinators, hot runner technicians and pet processing specialists.the french organisation com-prises 5 service technicians, 1 service coordinator, 1 hot runner technician and 1 pet process specialist. eddy fery- age 44 – leads the team, and is mr. husky in france, 21 years with husky in various sales and engi-neering functions: area sales manager, turnkey manager, pet key account manager (in this function he already worked closely with nestlé, danone and roxane) then general manager services and sales africa, and business

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regional market reports 16 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net we met: frédéric mignot, president directeur général the pet converters sgt enjoyed substantial regu-lar volume growth from 1997 to 2006. ever since then no further growth is to be registered according to frederic mignot. but their output has been at or close to capacity. profits have been stable thanks to higher productivity. how did sgt manage to maintain its profits, in times of market decline (when everybody else in the market is suffering and complaining) we asked ourselves during the visit? company history in the region the family company wasfounded in the 1950s, making soap. frederic mignot is the third generation managing the company. in the process of diversification in 1981 the company launched a new activity in producing pvc mate-rial for water bottles. pvc (the material itself) suffered from extensive environmental pressure and the company became involved in pet in 1997. in 1997 sgt installed the first three husky systems with 48 cavities and pet preform production was commenced with an immediate result and with a constant and double-figure growth, until sales of bottled water declined as a consequence of governmental action to improve tap water. but sgt can see the requirement for bottled water returning as the big supermarkets are presently commer-cialising their own brands. the losses in famous, large volume brands are thus likely to be compensated. product and population sgt today is producing preforms internationally of 120 to 130 different designs for water, csd, edible oil, vinegar, detergents, wine, beer, dairy products… production is on 50 moulds with numerous conversion kits. the frequent mould changes, estimated at 1,000 per annum with 2 to 5 hours lost each time, represent a chal-manger pet europe. today he is pet regional manager france and iberia. he can see reasons to be optimistic about husky’s future in france: “we have a win-win situ-ation, for our customers and for us. light weighting cuts costs for our customers, light weighting grows our mould business. regardless of the economy, we are continuing to offer creative solutions to help our customers reduce costs.” france is a vast country. injection moulders are evenly spread over the entire country. in the extreme west on the atlantic coast we visited societé générale des techniques (sgt). march 17, 2010 societé générale des techniques (sgt) in nantes “focus of sgt has been and will always be on multiple products with a large range of preforms i.e. on smaller volumes with lots of shapes and designs, in order to offer a global solution to the customer demand.” frédéric mignot, président directeur général, sgt, left, with eddy fery, husky

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regional market reports 17 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net lenge for sgt. to be reduced by half - a challenge for sgt of course, but also for the machine/system supplier. today in the nantes and alger factories there are 30 husky systems with 48, 56 and 72 cavities. both of plants transform 80,000t pet resin and manufacture over 2.5 bil-lion preforms per annum. pellets of post consumer recycled material are blended with virgin at varying percentages up to 25%. (for 5 years, the alger plant is manufacturing 600 million caps per year in 30/25 and pco.) local organisation sgt employs 70 people in nantes, of which 45 work on the shop floor to operate and service the husky injec-tion moulding systems. outstanding features of the sgt plant in nantes are the agvs (fully auto-mated guided vehicles), which calmly manoeuvre empty boxes and full boxes of preforms to and from the injection moulding systems and to an automated station supplying the empties and receiving the full boxes. no operator is involved under normal circumstances. the software takes care of the traffic flow (one-way traffic in a circle in the central manu-facturing area), priorities and parking. “internal transportation is not effected by labour prob-lems such as absenteeism” we were told jokingly. “but it took an extensive introduc-tion period with plenty of trials and training of staff. the investment has paid off in a short amortisation period.” shop floor activities include a high degree of planning of manufactur-ing schedules in depth and detail. monitoring systems allow tight control and spon-taneous analysis, and swift reaction to abnormalities, thus ensuring high produc-tivity (as stated: 96%).the factory was, at the time of our visit, working at “89% capacity”. sgt today is producing 120 to 130 preform designs l]vizkzgcyd[e:iwdiiaz! l]vizkzgcyd[e:iwdiiaz! l]zgzkzgndjvgzadxvi l]zgzkzgndjvgzadxvizy! zy! bv\eavhix]vhi]zg\]ihdaji bv\eavhix ]vhi]z g\]i hdajidc### dc### 3lzgzhedcy meet us at the k 2010 oct. 27 - nov. 3 / 2010 düsseldorf germany booth n4a35 www.magplastic.com sales@magplastic.com 6h v bvgzi azvyzg c i]z hbvaa vcy by"djieji hz\bzci! bv\eavhix d cwy_d[ho

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regional market reports 18 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net strategies the strategy of sgt is quite clear: the focus of sgt has been, and will be on multiple products, i.e. on any size of volumes with lots of shapes and designs. according to frederic mignot: “there are no small or important customers, we are able to match everyone’s characteristics. however we stand truly by our traditional and existing customers in the market. they enjoy priority. we will not sacrifice 30 years of work, just to become the supplier of a few large and important principals”. sgt customers are located all over france and 35% of french production is exported to foreign fillers. presently, sgt offers a complete range of performs for several fields of activity : neck ring 30/25 high and low neck (13g to 55g) neck ring 29/25 (9g to 37g) – lighter preforms neck ring pco 1810 (16g to 54g) neck ring pco 1881 (18g to 24g) – lighter preforms neck ring bpf (20g to 54g) neck ring 38 (14g to 48g) neck ring 48/40 (85g to 95g) neck ring 21/29 (22g to 28g) neck ring 28/410 (19g to 40g) neck ring bvs 30 h (40g to 54g) for particular applications, sgt uses some additives or blends, to give the preforms uv barrier, oxygen, co 2 characteristics. the plant is suitably equipped to use recycled material at any possible and approved rates. asked about the future, his expectations and about sgt in 5 years time, frédéric mignot replied: “we go for continued diversification of products for a demanding clientele cost reduction by optimising and increasing our produc- tivity. one environmental policy through a widespread use of recycled materials, and one (already important) commit-ment to reduce the weight of packaging. machine suppliers need to understand the nature of our business and the business of our customers. for sgt a reduction in cycle time is welcome, but of relatively little significance. what we primarily require for our business is systems - reliable and easy to operate (including mould changes), of high quality and adapted to our specific manu-facturing enviroment.” during the interview, with sgt, husky and petplanet at the table, inevitably we were convinced that the coopera-tion between converter sgt and machine maker husky has already produced satisfactory results - and not in 5 years time but already today. march 18, 2010 serac in la ferté bernard ”serac has a philosophy which is both simple and efficient: control the filling technology from a to z.” f.l.t.r.: xavier gourlaouen, general manager fdb, fabienne chériaux and aymeric vague, both marketing managers, serac one needs to be determined and very insistent to visit serac. because finding serac in pays de loire, near le mans, is a challenge even with tom tom satellite naviga-tion - no signposting! but we managed, and it was worth our while to see this manufacturer of filling and capping machines, who specialises in aseptic and hygienic lines. there we met: fabienne chériaux and aymeric vague, both of whom are marketing managers, recently employed as this mid-size company apparently saw the need not only to excel in technology, but also to promote their excellence in the market. then we also saw xavier gourlaouen, the general manager of the food dairy and beverages (fdb) divi-sion, one of the company’s technical experts who left no questions unanswered and toured with us through the fac-tory of fdb. company history in the region serac started as a one-man/one-family company 40 years ago, owned by the graffin family. today the manage-ment owns 15%, and financial investors another 15%, leav-ing the graffin family with the majority in balance. product and population the product line consists of machines for filling, dosing and capping. in-house technology and expertise are focussed on very sensitive products such as uht and extended shelf life milks, functional drinks and sensitive products such as refrigerated dairy beverages, fruits juices with pulp and added vitamins... and challenging products regarding foaming sensivity, shelf life, oxygen, sterility etc.

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regional market reports 20 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net bottles to be filled are of hdpe or pet – with the pet portion growing. for complete and integrated blowing/filling and all downstream equipment serac has worked closely with sipa in the past, and is open for further cooperation in future. two separately business units to be viewed separately: fdb – food, dairy, beverages 60% especially aseptic and hygienic filling of dairy and fruit juices beverages, sauces... and aps – advanced packaging solutions 40% espe- cially filling of non-food, beauty and health. 40% of serac’s business is in pet filling. 200 serac machines for edible oil filled in pet containers are oper-ating in markets. 77 aseptic lines in total and 31 aseptic lines in production filling dairy and other beverages in pet containers. the range of aseptic fillers offers capacities up to 45,000bph – the majority being in the range of 6,000 to 15,000bhp. references include big names such as coca-cola, eckes granini, danone, nestlé, orangina schweppes, etc… organisation the group employs 400 people of which 250 are in france. turnover (2009) – 80 million euros. major subsidiaries in usa, malaysia and brazil, which are doing well thanks to the boom of emerging countries. the business there compensates for the decline in europe. the factory in france carries out assembly only. all components are outsourced. test runs are carried out only in case of need and space available. 10 units can be assembled at the same time we saw 6 units in assembly on our visit. the total amounts to 40 to 45 units per annum. strategies the marketing department claimed “performance and service” as milestones to the future. but surely, we sus-pected, a privately owned company with the products and size of serac must also have, apart from the common mar-keting vocabulary, some essential high-tech differentiation against their competition to ensure survival. serac appar-ently has such differentiation according to the explanations of mr. xavier gourlaouen, namely: ”serac has a philosophy which is both simple and effi-cient: control the filling technology from a to z.” 1. weight filling this includes manufacture of its own electronic compo-nents (such as electronic filling cards) and development of its own filling algorithms. thank to this approach, serac propose optimised equipment sizing with a reduced number of nozzles. 2. multiflow nozzle: such nozzles allow almost perfect measurement simply by selecting a product on screen and offering three innovations: the automatic calculation of the optimum dosage for vari-ous liquids, conceived by an algorithm to achieve the ideal dosing cycle for a given product. multiflow: the “intelli-gent” filling nozzle monitored by an electronic board which defines the optimum dose cycle. k 2010 stand 10h46 drying and dosing 100% flakes or 100% vergin material ...it is your decision wuhrmühle 22 / a-6840 götzis t 43 5523 55558-0 / cool@eisbaer.at www.eisbaer.at

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regional market reports 21 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net filling nozzle adjusted automatically and actuated by an electromagnet that provides a throttling effect to optimise each filling cycle according to the product’s characteristics the neck transfer technology (patented): the loadcell, a crucial part of the process intelligence in the filler sup-ports directly the bottle by the neck. the serac solu-tion – according to serac’s experts - looks trivial at first sight but is a small revolution for the customer. format change-over is reduced and cleanliness significantly improved. xavier gourlaouen, who satisfied our curiosity, joined the engineering department of the company in 1997. he became project manager for aseptic projects supplied to japan. he moved to design in 2004 and moved again to chicago in 2005, returning in 2009 to be general manager in charge of the fdb business unit. his curriculum vitae – from the basis of engineering to the top of the manage-rial tree - made him an experienced and valuable resource for serac. surely mid-size companies are dependent on people like him. march 23, 2010 netstal machinery ag alain viron, sales and applications manager pet systems for france and the iberian peninsular alain viron, sales and applications manager, pet systems, enjoys a unique and solitary status within the netstal organisation. he reports directly to the pet project department of netstal in switzerland. he is responsible for netstal’s pet sales and applications in france and on the iberian peninsular. and in case of need – with his in-depth knowledge of machines and long-term experience in applications – he is a troubleshooter for the company globally. in france netstal is behind husky in numbers of pet systems operating in the market. alain viron commented: “when the pet boom started at end of the 1980s netstal was weak and struggling for survival. (then the company was bought by krauss-maffei, became member of the mannesmann group and experienced a remarkable come-back). by that time the french market had already made a decision and one that we are still facing today.” enjoy completeness sacmi imola s.c. via selice prov.le, 17/a 40026 imola (bo) italy tel. 39 0542 607111 - fax 39 0542 642354 e-mail: sacmi@sacmi.it www.sacmi.com sacmi offers turnkey solutions for the beverage and packaging industry: complete bottling lines for product preparation, container manufacture, flling and closing, labelling and fnal packaging operations. the extensive experience acquired since the company was established in 1919, in addition to its reputation for supplying advanced technology, fnancial solidity and a network of 70 companies throughout the world, enables sacmi to meet all your requirements wherever you are.

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regional market reports 22 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net p.d.g. plastiques s.a.s. in malesherbes is netstal’s biggest pet customer – with 9 pet systems, hofstet-ter hot runners and hofstetter moulds (as well as one ageing injection moulding machine for caps, soon to be replaced). alain viron recommended pdg for petplanet in order to see the netstal over-moulding process at work, i.e. one dark pet layer over-moulded with one white pet layer for bottling milk. as a matter of interest it should be mentioned that netstal’s total number of machines installed in france is, to date, 1,450, mainly in heavy moulding, packaging and thin wall applications. this business is directed by the netstal subsidiary in paris with some 25 people for sales and service. march 23, 2010 p.d.g. plastiques in malesherbes pdg – specialising in specials francois defretier, pdg, left, and alain viron at the pdg plant francois desfretier is second generation owning and directing, running and living this mid-sized preform and bottle making company pdg, set in the idyllic rural land-scape of malesherbes, south of paris. pdg is an independent family-owned company. with 43 workers on the shop floor and only 6 multi-functional people in sales, engineering, administrative and managerial functions pdg enjoys the leanest organisa-tional structure we have seen in the pet business so far. francois desfretier – mechanical engineer – is, he tells us, fascinated by the business: “we concentrate on our essentials such as – selecting limited market segments and excelling in niches foreseeing trends, being right in decisions and sticking to them no experiments, no technology adventures, no financial adventures total commitment of management and team to the com- pany and to their customers. there is a live connection between the managerial culture and growing value of the company for all concerned (externally and internally) i.e. customers, employees, and even the pet market as such, since innovation belongs to everybody and the supplier of machine tools, such as netstal’s pet systems, is a part of the scenario. francois desfretier says, “the conductor needs an orches-tra. managers need players. innovation is not driven by unilat-eral decisions and managerial edicts, but by motivated staff in a democratic system. the human factor is all important.” desfretier sees his own prime role in customer contact and developing the company’s technological direction. he is pdg’s public face, and as in many well-organised private businesses the finances are controlled by his wife. history of company pdg plastiques was created in 1948 in paris (plastic packaging by injection). 1962: pdg received packaging oscar for the plastic crates. moved to malesherbes. 1981: jacques desfretier bought the company. develop-ment of base cup for csd pet bottles. 1990: start of pet preform activity in new modern plant. 2000: start of pet bottles activity. 2006: 2 packaging “oscars de l’emballage” for pet pre-forms (2.4g nestlé dairy product). 2008: packaging “oscar de l’emballage” for prelactia pre-forms (uht milk bottle). products and production the plant in malesherbes covers 6,000m 2 production area and 2 x 2,500 m 2 storage. preforms: 585 million pet preforms representing 75% of turnover 9 netstal pet systems hofstetter 48 cavity moulds (8 cavity mould for small runs) bottles: pet bottles: 56 million units representing 25% of turnover 8 blowing machines, 2 and 4 cavities (7 sidel and 1 ads) 4 single-stage injection blowing machines (asb nissei) markets pdg produce standard preforms in the larger volumes and “specialises in specials” in comparatively small to medium volumes for commodities such as water, dairy and uht milk, and fruit juices, wine. water business with intermarché, st.amand, wattwiller, ogeu. dairy business with lsdh, novandie, nestlé. juice business with andros, lsdh. specific preforms with special neck, weight or dimen- sions. also special bottles between 5ml and 10l. for pdg’s blowing activity preforms are bought from other converters, including from appe (barrier preforms), also from resilux and sgt. apparently pet converters in

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regional market reports 24 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net france do not only compete, but also cooperate with each other - when it makes sense technically, financially and for the customer’s interest. latest developments at pdg have been on: ultra-light preforms (2.4g, 6,0g,8.0g), short 29/25 neck, light barrier and recycled pet an outstanding pet application at pdg is “prelactia”, which is an innovative technology for over moulding of pre-forms to produce bottles with an effective light barrier.. for this application netstal developed in cooperation with pdg a 24 cavity preform production system for milk bottles. petplanet has reported on prelactia in petplanet insider issue no 5, 2008. prelactia preforms for milk bottles due to the material properties pdg claim the following advantages for “prelactia”: pure white bottles … 100% light barrier. the two layers mean that the use of additives can be reduced to 50% and even more compared with mono-layer solutions. weight reduction up to 30% (monolayer needs an ade- quate bottle wall thickness for light barrier). novapet dairy 2c (additives used in the polymerization process) cooperation and development with additives suppliers for the use of different kinds of resin everywhere in the world: colormatrix (liquid) light and oxygen barrier (same oxygen barrier performance as a 6 layer hdpe bottle) holland colours - master batch supplier. 10% faster cycle time thanks to sequential injection compared with the monolayer solution. despite all advantages the question referring to recycla-bles must still be addressed. valorplast as well as appe in beaune had reservations, since the white post-consumer milk bottles could - so far - not be used for bottle-to-bottle applications due to the white and black colouring. the 5-year perspective asked about pdg in 5 years time we received a cau-tious answer. francois desfretier: “we consider ourselves to be one of the most ambitious and demanding players in the market. strong in terms of innovation rather than in overall size. fair economic size is important, because economy supports people. a stable team to stand together, a stable, democratic, multifunctional unit with a strong feel-ing of unity.” with those ethics pdg are well prepared to support their customers. march 24, 2010 sidel in le havre sidel – changing from a french to a multi-national company. bertrand guillet, communication group vice president, sidel sidel was there at the beginning and since that time has always had a major influence on the direction taken by pet. we met : bertrand guillet – communication group vice president. in le havre they call it “the campus” – a green and grassy area over rolling hills on the outskirts of the town. in amongst the idyllic scenery the architects have erected structures of steel and glass, which house sidel’s design and development, sales and customer services, laboratories, administration and finance depart-ments. moulds are manufactured and blowers assem-bled. the campus concept dates back to the end of the 1990s and was constructed at that time. it was inau-gurated in 1998 and today still looks futuristic. and although now more than 10 years old it symbolises the changes at sidel. the emphasis is not only on functional machine manufacturing but is also on professional serv-ice, on consultation of - and advice to - the pet markets. an atmosphere of environmental well-being, which is created by the campus, is a welcome by-product, but is also considered as a precondition for top performance and achievement. with bertrand guillet we toured the campus, spoke with the divisional managers in person and in conference calls, so creating and confirming the overall impression of this globally active company.

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regional market reports 25 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net the futuristic sidel “campus” in le havre bertrand guillet has been with sidel since 1992, responsible for internal and external communications. he put sidels’ approach quite simply: “we have changed from being a machine maker to a solution provider for our customers – whether it is in blowing, which is our traditional business, or in any other discipline from resin to recycling.” “this industry has been evolving from pet pioneer-ing via more sophistication, and finally to being able to offer complete integrated line solutions. sidel has been part of this development and has played a driving role. it has been a top-speed ride - no time for breaks. and i do not believe that we have reached the end of the story. this pet material will still present us with, and will surprise us with, some new developments. sidel has changed over the years from a french to a multi-national company; from blow moulding to complete solutions; from a machine maker to a solution provider.” organisational structure today sidel’s swedish parent company, tetra laval, with its swedish-american ceo and head office in switzer-land (with around 11 billion of sales and 20,000 employ-ees), is 100% owner of the three business units: de laval, tetra pak and sidel (the latter with about 1 billion in sales and 5,000 employees). the global set-up is as follows: packaging and filling equipment is manufactured in le havre, france parma, italy mantova, italy beijing, china the plant in malaysia was closed in 2009 and opera-tions shifted to china.

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regional market reports 26 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net light industrial equipment such as conveyors is manufactured in strasbourg, france montreal, canada santiago, chile oporto, portugal manila, philippines moulds are also produced in le havre, france atlanta, usa guadalajara, mexico shanghai, china sao paolo, brazil end of line equipment produced in sao paolo, brazil and blowers for the indian market in pune, india sidel is a world wide supplier in solutions for packaging of liquid foods. le havre, the site that we visited, is not only the site for assembly of the sbo (sidel’s pet blowing range) and moulds. le havre is also the home of the service activities which created the reputation of sidel as a solution provider with activities such as: packaging development and design from preform to bottle, feasibility and testing on permanently installed lines, product manufacturing and supply of moulds, assembly of pet blowers on the shop floor, product care and adaptation to existing plant, packaging and processing, i.e. innovative r&d for future equipment, quality control and, since january 2009, mppi. product development z-slides tm closure mould technology the patented closure mould technology breaks the sound barriers of conventional cycle times and puts - as a modular system - new scales in ease of maintenance and operation of moulds. high cavity moulds for the packaging industry for single- or multi-component parts mould technology test centre production support z-moulds a brand of z-werkzeugbau-gmbh competent – professional – inspiring hoechster strasse 8 · 6850 dornbirn, austria · t 43 5572 7272-720 · www.z-moulds.com k-show meet us at hall 10 booth h46 mppi mppi is a fairly new division at sidel helping the cus-tomer to make a perfect marriage between the package and the drink. presumably based of the available knowl-edge from tetra laval, the new division enters into serious research of the beverage end product. the various impacts of the pet package on such an end product are estab-lished. micro-organisms, light, oxygen or temperature can easily alter or even contaminate the highly sensitive bever-age. packages under changing environmental conditions are kept under scrutiny in the course of the investigations in order to be able to define a precise life expectancy. sidel has integrated all of these aspects into a com-prehensive and unique service. whether taken together or à la carte, these services provide an industrial packaging solution that is optimised and adapted to the drink’s indi-vidual characteristics and to each of the principal consid-erations: marketing, shelf life and storage or distribution conditions. at the end of the day the beverage producer receives a scientifically proven proposal regarding his optimum pet package design - from graphic design to compatibility of the product. marketing aspects are taken into considera-tion, including the visual impression. even taste and smell are reflected in the proposed package design. history of sidel founded in the early 1960s, when a company called lesieur produced edible oil and developed extrusion blow moulding machinery for its own purposes, i.e. to bottle edible oil, but also still water and wine (mid 1970s pet was pushed into europe by coke and pepsi.)

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regional market reports 28 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net 1980: sidel goes with pet. the first sbo was sold to an english customer in the united kingdom for carbon-ated beverage. 1984: the first sbo high speed pet machine sold in the united states. sidel’s american saga starts here. 1986: sidel, with 120 sbos in 80 countries, goes global.. solutions for hot-fill and pasteurisable bottles were invented. the fastest sbo 40 (26,000 bph) crossed the atlantic for delivery to southeastern containers in 1989. several innovative steps driven by sidel: automation by computer management and control, first jars in pet, preferential heating, quick change, double-cavity for small capacity containers. at the same time (1995) the sbo 48/38 blows 50,000 small bottles for pepsi in usa (24 moulds, 48 blow mould cavities and 38 oven modules resulting in 14 bottles/second). 1997: a new concept combining blow-moulding and filling. a technology without conveyors, compact, clean and economical. this is start of the combi range. 1999: actis, the internal plasma coating technology for carbonated, oxygen-sensitive drinks bottled in pet. 2005: a new generation of blow moulders with the sbo universal range. 2006: release of the high-speed range. sbo 34 runs at a speed of 61,200bph. 2007: predis for preform sterilisation. an innovative dry decontamination system for preforms, using hydro-gen peroxide (h 2 o 2 ) for the packaging of sensitive products. 2009: sidel sells the 5,000th machine and promises:“ the adventure continues”. in 2001 petplanet top talk spoke to francis olivier, the president of sidel at that time, who said: “innovation is perhaps my added value to the company.” he was ceo from 1972. he led the company until 2001, through the dark years of changing ownership into a phase of innova-tive design and development. “every year i say to myself and my people: you have to have new ideas”, he is quoted in the interview. “even knowledge and experience should not work against inno-vation. and as my first believe is innovation, i will quit in time.” which he did at the age of 60 in 2001, when tetra laval was bidding for sidel and sidel went through a period of 2 years of standstill and stagnation awaiting european approval of the take-over. in 2003 the european com-mission allowed the acquisition to go through. euphoria returned to le havre under the leadership and with the capital of tetra laval. in 2005 simonazzi, the prominent italian maker of filling machines was acquired, making sidel one of the three major global blowing/filling line suppliers. simonazzi was able to add considerable experience and references of filling machines for beer to the enlarged sidel group. in 2009 – with markets in depression – sidel suffered losses, as did all the big players. there is a moder-ately optimistic outlook at sidel for 2010. recovery of the markets is essential for all, but especially for those whose first priority is customer service, because all those activities which are designed to ease life for the customer must be paid for by the supply of machinery. “there are good indicators that we are on track in 2010, despite the present downturn in economy and business”, we were told. that situation affects all of us, but some more and some less, including market leading sidel. product and production the sidel group, with all of its own and/or acquired locations world wide, designs, manufactures, assembles, supplies and sells complete packaging lines for liquid food in three main categories: glass bottles, plastic and cans. in le havre the manufacturing focus is on the tradi-tional business of stretch blow moulds and sbo blowers, with options such as actis coating and predis dry decon-tamination for combi equipment. sidel’s customer base in france is between 100 and 120 companies with about 400 systems installed, making sidel the market leader. imd ltd. switzerland / www.imdvista.ch swiss made … more than a vision system _ complete system solution _ inox line (all in stainless steel) _ vision system with color cameras _ self-learn functions _ inline for 100% inspection _ easy & fast product change _ very compact closure testing preform testing

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regional market reports 29 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net vision bertrand guillet: one of the top concerns of sidel is to pro-vide sustainable solutions for the beverage inustry. “we want to be an innovative, responsible, reliable part-ner providing sustainable solutions for the beverage indus-try.” there is that word again! one of the top concerns for the beverage industries, and all those connected in france, is sustainability. “we feel we have an obligation towards the environ-ment. sidel products aim at lowering consumption of resin (lightweighting), also of electric power and water. in addition we support eco emballage in the promotion of collecting and re-using recycled material with the objec-tive of saving resources, helping the image of pet and also safeguarding our own interests and business”, said bertrand guillet. and guillet. reg i ona l mar ke t repor t france part 3 - issue 11/2010 sbecm, evian/danone, valorplast, alma group -roxane alma group ro alma group ro france part 4 - issue 12/2010 appe beaune, appe bierne, retal

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material / recycling 30 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net pet bottles on the floor the pet envirotuf carpet solution from futuris auto-motive interiors provides an alternative to traditional automotive nylon carpet, while delivering both envi-ronmental and cost benefits. recycled post-consumer pet bottles are used to produce the carpet yarn, which is tufted to produce carpet material that meets the demanding standards for automotive use. the company has received three awards at the global and prestigious automotive news pace awards. nylon vs pet – current situation pet tufted carpeting has, for many years, been considered an alterna-tive to nylon for automotive carpets. however, despite advantages such as improved stain resistance and the possibility of using recycled soda and water bottles as feedstock, pet was not affordable because it meant using higher, more expensive carpet pile weights to meet automotive require-ments for wear and resiliency. the industry generally considered this an intrinsic limitation of pet fibre, as attractive as using recycled water and soda bottles would be. beside nylon, there are also tufted pp and needle punch pet as low cost options avail-able as carpet materials. the process makes the difference traditional tufting operations utilise steam boxes that reach temperatures of approximately 100c (212 f) for around 10 -20s. although this heating process is sufficient to texturise typical nylon & polypropylene yarn, it is not sufficient to ‘bulk’ tufted pet carpet fibres. extensive experimentation determined that a temperature range of 115-137c (240 – 280 f) for 20 – 40s is required to bulk the full range of pet yarn construction. with its pet carpet technology, futuris automotive is able to meet automotive carpet specifications regarding wear resistance and resil-ience at the same carpet face weight as nylon, by developing innovative fibre, tufting, and carpet construction technologies. face fibres utilised in the carpets can be made from post-consumer recycled material (validated with 20-80% recycled content). lower costs – and 100% recyclable as a result, futuris is able to offer pet carpet at lower cost than nylon but with better appearance and

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material / recycling 31 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net tufted pet automotive carpet recognised as ‘game-changing’ innovation futuris automotive interiors is an australian automotive components manufacturer for seat systems, inte-rior trims and modular assemblies. the company employs approximately 1,200 people and generates revenue of about a450 million. feel. pet carpet has excellent stain resistance qualities, which avoid the necessity of adding stain resistance chemicals into the fibre such as is found in nylon. furthermore, unlike current nylon carpets, the pet carpet with an all-polyester carpet construc-tion is 100% recyclable. futuris’ pet floor carpet uses approximately 125 pet water bottles per vehicle as recycled content: up to 100 bottles for main floor carpet plus another 20-25 bottles for floor mats 125 water bottles per vehicle. the first tufted pet carpet applica-tions were in aftermarket floor mats, while the first fully carpeted car floors began in 2009, with the pontiac g8 from gm holden (australia) and the upcoming hyundai santa fe and sonata models. www.futurisautomotive.com erema engineering recycling maschinen und anlagen ges.m.b.h. unterfeldstraße 3 . a-4052 ansfelden . austria . erema@erema.at we know how. pet extrusion system vacurema prime to produce btb pellets that are efsa, fda and brand owner approved www.erema.at cic compact inline crystallisation system • lower aa ( 1 ppm possible) • higher crystallinity • less equipment batch process guarantees defined decontamination time for each pet flake continuous software control for • food contact, iv and other parameters efficient decontamination and iv increase . low energy consumption, 0.30 to 0.33 kwh/kg output capacity from 500 to 2,600 kg/h hall 9 - stand c05 27. oct . - 3. nov. 2010 welcome

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material / recycling 32 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net an international market place for used pet machinery demand for used pet equipment keeps rising sales figures on the used pet machinery sector have been consistently growing over the last few years; more so than in other sectors, such as glass or cans packaging. demand nearly doubled in 2009 compared to the previous year and has shown continued growth in 2010, according to specialist company machinepoint consultants sl. founded in 1999 and based in valladolid, spain, it is a significant trader of used plastic and beverage machinery in the world. demand has been particularly strong during the two years of recession. cesar rodriguez, founder & managing partner, says that the growth in sales means that the pet machinery niche segment has continued to invest in capital equipment, which frees up previously-owned machines for processors who are working within tight budgets but still need good quality equipment. the key drivers contributing to the growth of the used-equipment sector include innovations and new tech-nologies, coupled with high output sold plastics and beverage used machines are sourced in europe. concerning the pet machinery market, 50% come from europe, the other 50% come from outside.the pet segment is more global, with only around half of equipment sourced from europe while only 20% are sold in the eu. whatever the market, the company says that distance seems to be of little concern when customers are searching for good quality used pet equipment. machinepoint expects the market balance to keep shifting. the growth in emerging regions such as latin america, west and southern africa, the middle east, india and south-east asia leads to a fallback in europe’s position. latin america is particularly strong; companies appear to have already completely recovered from the recession and they are fully focusing on their future expansion plans. the african market has challenges with telecommunications, which machines and lower power con-sumption. combining these criteria with new ancillary technologies and complementary services and prod-ucts raise cost-effectiveness and attractions in the market. as a result, machinepoint expects a pattern of stable growth in the demand for used pet equipment in upcoming years, in parallel with growth in demand for new machinery, especially in latin america and asia. the market is likely to see further internationalisation. europe: largest market but international growth is strong machinepoint sells 60% of used plastics equipment; 85% of all their according to machinepoint, valladolid, spain, sales figures of used pet machinery have been constantly growing.

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material / recycling 33 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net impacts on machinepoint’s business. projects with african companies, especially in the north and west, are longer-term and require 24 months, on average, to be closed successfully. however, the regular flow of important enquiries means that africa is in the top three markets for its pet machin-ery activities. machinepoint is invest-ing a lot in india, where it has a local sales office. demand for good tech-nology at competitive prices is strong in both india and pakistan. south-east asia is also an active market, which the company serves in collaboration with local organisations. the cis area (russia and neighbouring republics) declined from very busy prior to 2008 to low levels during the reces-sion period. rodriguez said that there are indications of recovery appearing now and a return to full activity is expected by mid-2011. the company also has a strong presence in poland, eastern europe’s largest market. top brands sell best machinepoint has a strategy of working only with top brands in each of its market sectors. the reason for this is that such equip-ment retains the residual value necessary to make them interest-ing for the used market. further-more, commercial operations on a global scale require a logistical infrastructure, which means that only equipment and brands with appropriate levels of infrastruc-ture will be cost-effective for the used machinery business. in the pet beverage packag-ing market, machinepoint trades preform, caps and closure sys-tems; blow-moulding machines; filling lines for water, csd and non-carbonated drinks; and carton packaging lines for juices and dairy products. the company says that husky is the preferred brand for used injection moulding machinery. its particular attributes are: leading position in the origi-nal equipment market; good shelf life; high residual value; and very strong after-sales service world-wide, which makes the required levels of maintenance practical. most of the husky equipment sold by machinepoint is audited y o u r pa r t n e r f o r b l o w m o u l d s . benef i t of 30 years of exper ience in blow mould manufactur ing! sidel • sig • krones • sipa • mag • ads • kosme • nissei a. o. röders gmbh / scheibenstr. 6 / 29614 soltau / germany / www.roeders.de telephone 49 5191-603-53 / fax 49 5191-603-36 / e-mail mold@roeders.de for our subsidiaries in china, usa and latin america please check our website. pet stretch blow moulds visit us hall 1 booth e 26 27 oct. - 03 nov. 2010 visit us hall 5 booth 419 nov. 10 - 12, 2010 in the pet beverage pack-aging sector, machinepoint trades preform machinery as well as caps and closure systems, blowing machinery and filling lines.

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material / recycling 34 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net by husky itself, which helps with buyer confidence and sense of secu-rity. machinepoint is also able to offer financing through its finance division, which operates as a separate com-pany dedicated to providing solutions for industrial equipment purchase. second only to husky in used injection moulding machinery is the pet-line production system from net-stal. the leading brands (by demand) in used blow- and stretch blow-mould-ing equipment are sidel, krones, sipa, side, nissei and aoki – with local variations. ibm nissei machines are popular in india; local technical services and oem presence are sig-nificant factors influencing demand for used machinery in local markets. key points the key to make it smoothly for buyers and sellers of used machinery, is to count with the right assessment during the whole process. machine-point team does consultive selling, where customers are experts on every technical, legal and logistic issue along the whole process. machinepoint says that prospec-tive purchasers need to bear certain important points in mind when buying used pet machinery. first, they need to ensure they have access to quali-fied engineering and maintenance providers in their region. the equip-ment has to be complemented by an assured supply of reliable and cost-efficient ancillary products. it is vital to have all the manuals and instructions. dismantling, loading and packaging the machine should be personally supervised, in order to make certain that the equipment is not damaged during the process. the company is prepared to look after logistics tasks, such as arranging the right transport, insurances, legal issues, export-import docs, etc. sellers, too, have to be aware of the issues involved. the process can be complex and time-consuming; operators themselves are unlikely to have the experience and expertise in-house, which is where a company like machinepoint can be invaluable, in providing access to an interna-tional network of lawyers, technicians, machine manufacturers, forwarders, riggers, brokers, dealers, agents and auctioneers. it bases its reputation on selecting the best machinery and providing the best available engineer-ing and logistics service to its custom-ers. it can deal with collection, legal agreements, dismantling, packaging, loading, transportation, customs for-malities, commissioning or repairing the machinery. international scope machinepoint group is an inter-nationally-operating organisation that is dedicated to providing what it calls ‘smart equipment solutions’ to selected niche markets. machine-point used machinery, as its name indicates, is the division dedicated to the trading of used machinery. it has a team over 40 people and a well-established international presence, which enables it to make international trading of used machinery easier and more secure for both buyers and sellers. it has sold machines in 85 dif-ferent countries around the world, has experience and expertise in valuating used equipment and can be found in most of the major european markets. it has representation in germany, italy, poland and russia, as well as its european and world hq in spain, and maintains offices in north africa, india and turkey. it has strategic partner-ships in latin america, with oems worldwide and relationships with local sellers in various markets. the com-pany has plans to further expand its global presence. the requirements for sellers vary, depending on their circumstances. for some, time is key in order to liberate space in their factories for new equip-ment. for others, price is the highest priority – which has led machinepoint to turn down some equipment, as overpriced. new machinery has seen price decreases over the last few years and this affects used machin-ery prices, too. some manufacturers would rather invest their time in get-ting maximum profitability in the sale of their used equipment. rodriguez says that selling used equipment is time consuming and involves risks and there is an opportunity cost in committing resources to used machin-ery selling and not to core business. international transactions are com-plex, as are payment methods, as well. dealing with certain countries’ letter of credit and local specifications can become complex and he recom-mends careful thought before com-mitting to undertake such disposals without professional help. the group has also machinep-oint finance, the division dedicated to provide financial solutions to the equipment industry and machinep-oint food technologies, a division that does turn key projects and proc-ess for the beverages, dairy and agro-food industry. www.machinepoint.com most of the used husky equipment sold by machinepoint is audited by husky itself

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preform production 36 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net an alternative preform production philosophy in 2009 mold-masters and abba formed ipet and developed the ipet system first launched in 2009 (see petplanet 10/2009, page 21) this system has taken the approach that a “better” mould is not necessarily a larger mould with more cavitation, more water and more resulting complexity. the people behind ipet consider a mould as better if it reduces the lifecycle cost of moulding. so the strategy of ipet is to offer a technology for preform manufacturing that aims to reduce infrastructure costs, energy consumption and cycle times while improving preform quality in the critical areas of aa levels, witness lines and oval-ity. in this article ipet explain their different approach. high cavitation and its drawbacks while there are certain countries and regions where it makes sense to employ high cavity moulds in order to achieve the highest possible output, there are also many places where lower output and higher flexibility is required. historically, equipment suppli-ers to the pet industry have mainly focused on system output to reduce costs. most of the efforts in improv-ing preform moulding economics were focused on increased output per capital via post mould cooling and larger cavitation moulds. however, there are practical limits as to how many cavities can be put in a press and how many stages of post mould cooling can be added. and with the ever increasing price of energy today it is important that a moulder con-siders the energy and infrastructure costs of moulding preforms in balance with output per capital. energy costs are now the second most costly ele-ment of preform conversion. undeni-able is the fact that if a 192 or 216 cavity mould has a quality issue, then the cost of lost production quickly mounts. in addition part weights have decreased significantly. getting 144 get more using less mold-masters/ipet hall 1 booth a39

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preform production 38 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net good parts consistently in a mould is not as easy as it was several years ago. lighter weights have allowed for faster cycles, but this has also increased the difficulty of moulding a quality part. quality factors such as ovality, witness lines and gate quality are now more important than ever. the ipet approach: less means more over the years, the engineering design of preform moulding efficiency has not changed significantly. the same philosophy of more water, more cavitation and more energy, all to make more parts per hour, dominated design criteria. the ipet technology, which was introduced by the company mold-masters in 2009, takes another approach. ipet has focused its atten-tion on engineering a mould that combines stack and hot runner design in order to obtain cycle and process advantages during preform produc-tion. or in the company’s own words: less means more. icool technology: the “conformal cooling” the patented technology called icool, allows ipet moulds to cool more evenly and more efficiently. the use of “conformal cooling” technol-ogy allows preform moulds to run significantly faster in existing injection moulding machines while improv-ing the look of splitlines and ovality. according to the company, moulds with icool technology require less than half the coolant flow compared to typical preform moulds and do not require mould cooling down to 7ºc. conformal cooling provides much more uniform stack cooling and reduces the formation of cold and hot spots typically seen in areas of the preform mould that are difficult to cool using convention drilled lines. in addi-tion turbulent flow can be engineered into the inserts at much lower flow rates than generally is seen in these types of moulds. icool cooling concept vs. con-ventional concept melt channel comparison

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preform production 39 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net iflow hot runner technology the proprietary design of the iflow hot runner manifold has less pressure drop, fills more uniformly, runs lower aa levels and generates less prefer-ential shear stress than conventional gun drilled manifolds. the valve gate and piston area has been purpose engineered for moulding pet, so it generates less pet dust, reduces crystallinity in the gate and makes in-press service easy. iflow technology not only serves the needs of preform users but also those in a myriad of other plastic injection business cat-egories. the specific hot runner technology for the ipet moulds has been proven in the plastics industry on thousands of applications for over 20 years. however, until 2008, this technol-ogy was not used in the pet mould-ing environment but the value for the customerer has been proven in pet systems at major preform converters in north america and europe, as mold-masters claims. issued by bruce catoen / vice president, business & product devel-opment, mold-masters limited and oliver lindenberg / business manager europe, mold-masters emea www.ipetsystems.com ipet cores iflow manifold (open position) request your badge at www.emballageweb.com - code : xpetplan more information? tel. : 33 (0) 1 76 77 12 80 – stephanie.dryander @comexposium.com international packaging exhibition 22/25 nov. 2010 paris nord villepinte france 100% innovative & 100% sustainable! when innovation makes the packaging of food-and-drink products smarter, more functional, more reliable and more attractive, and… designed with sustainable development in mind. come and identify the most dynamic providers and the most relevant concepts for your market. express your distinctive identity! emballage 2010 offers you the breadth of a generalist trade show, combined with the depth of a multi-specialist exhibition, through new designs and spaces, specialised areas, conferences and original events.

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vol.6 petplanet print preform production 40 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net the rapid guide to perfect preforms by rick unterlander and ottmar brandau troubleshooting guides have suffered in the past from being locked away in offices and not being available to the people that actually need them. considering the high cost of machine and tools high scrap rates can be a costly proposition eating away at already tight margins. petplanet’s “rapid guide to perfect preforms” takes a different approach. bound in laminated paper that is easy to clean off, the small format of the book of 108mm by 151mm (4.25” by 6”) allows easy storage in back pockets or tool boxes. it has been written for the people on the floor of injection moulding companies to support their daily work in making the best preforms possible. the product of two industry experts, rick unterlander and ottmar brandau, it gives concrete advice on 35 of the most common problems in preform manufacture, most illustrated by pictures. from high aa levels to wavy bodies processors can find help when they need it. petplanet print vol.6 the rapid guide to perfect preforms machine no./name continued on page 45 a: holland would you like your products to stand out from the crowd? thanks to the technology of holland colours you can turn your pet bottles into almost any colour. our outstanding experience and efficency in producing colouring additives guarantees that your product will differ from your competitors’. would you like to renew your pet bottles with unique shades? we can provide the solution for your business success. holland colours european division halvemaanweg 1, 7323 rw apeldoorn, p.o.box 720, 7300 as apeldoorn, the netherlands i tel: 31(55)368 0700 i fax: 31(55)366 2981 i e-mail: info@hollandcolours.com silk scarves? colourful balloons? a modern statue perhaps? or eye-catching pet bottles that are good to grab?

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41 pet bottle-to-bottle recycling plants caps and closures conveyers for preforms and empty bottles preforms preform moulds and sbm moulds two-stage sbm machinery preform and single stage machinery resins and additives filling equipment compressors suppliers of resins, colours and functional additives for pet bottle production what could be more appropriate than to publish the market survey on resins and additives in the k fair issue? once again this year a large number of participants are featured, even though some of the big players like la seda and equipolymers in the resin sector are con-spicuous by their absence. anyone who hasn’t been included is cordially invited to contact the editors direct to make sure that they are not left out next year. it was a particular pleas-ure to see pearl and shinkong there this time. see for yourself how the companies, along with their respective product portfolios, are faring in a market characterised by turbulence as far as prices are concerned. when it comes to suppliers, although we may have fewer entries this year (and bearing in mind the just how many suppliers out there, the number we do have is certainly not exhaus-tive) more and more new suppliers are finding their way to us. one example this year is chroma. the additives available include barrier improvement additives for sensitive bever-ages, uv blockers, brighteners and many other performance enhancers. whilst the publishers have made every effort to ensure that the information is up to date, no claims are made regarding completeness or accuracy. 10/10 marketsurvey resins company name m&g polimeri italia spa postal address telephone number web site address contact name function direct telephone number fax e-mail via morolense km 1 - 03010 patrica (frosinone) - italy 39/0775/84221 www.gruppomg.com marilena grecchi area sales export and marketing intelligence support 39/02/82273242 39/02/82273314 marilena.grecchi@gruppomg.com resins 1. brand name of the resins cleartuf 2. iv range a. of homo-polymers b. of co-polymers 0.76 0.95 3. speciality resins csd cleartuf ultra water cleartuf p76 / cleartuf p82 beer poliprotect wine / liquors poliprotect personal care /pharma-ceuticals cleartuf p82 slow crystallisation cleartuf aquad 82 hotfill cleartuf p85 hf pre-coloured fast reheat cleartuf ultra other 4. increased barrier properties yes, with our poliprotect resins, launched in 2009: • poliprotect apb with strong active and passive barrier incorporated (recommended for highly sensitive beverages, such as beer), • poliprotect jb with active barrier incorporated (recommended for juices, dairy products, food), • poliprotect pb with passive barrier incorporated (recommended for carbonated beverages). poliprotect is made with m&g's proprietary bicopet technology, which allows producing a resin which includes all necessary barrier components in each single chip, making it easy and economical to use by converters as standard resin. poliprotect's scavenger provides more than 18 months o2 shelf life. its exclusive nylon, x17, developed in collaboration with basf company grants perfect transparency to containers produced with poliprotect resins.poliprotect contacts: cécile bourland (cecile.bourland@gruppomg.com) and raffaella serra (raffaella. serra@gruppomg.com) 5. pen mixes available no 6. recycled blends available yes 7. special comments

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market survey 42 resins company name expopet ltd. indorama ventures ltd novapet, s.a. sh postal address telephone number web site address contact name function direct telephone number fax e-mail 2nd floor cardiff house tilling road london nw2 1l j united kingdom 44 7825 447 506 www.expopet.co.uk samreen hussain business manager 44 208 253 7044 44 207 183 5276 samreen@expopet.co.uk 75/102 ocean tower 2, 37th floor soi sukhumvit 19 (wattana) bangkok 10110, thailand 662 661 6661 www.indoramaventures.com w.g. hoenderdaal technical services manager 316 51809942 wim.hoenderdaal@nl.indorama.net pº independencia 21, 3º. 50001 zaragoza (spain) 34 976 216129 www.novapet.es mr. miguel angel arto business development director 34 976 216129 34 901 021138 marto@samca.com 8fl 2, 8 ww mr de 8 8 an resins europe usa asia 1. brand name of the resins expo ramapet performance pet ramapet novapet sh 2. iv range a. of homo-polymers 0,62 to 0,96 0.7 b. of co-polymers 0.75 - 0.87 dl/g 0.70 - 0.84 0.76 - 0.84 0,63; 0.76 - 0.95 0,72 to 0,82 0.7 3. speciality resins csd expo a8, expo a8 r1, r1l, es11, cb11e, vorcalor 9921w novapet lbs soft, novapet cr 50 water expo a7, expo a8 n1, n2, 9921w, 18696 es11 r1, s1 novapet mw soft, cr, glasstar and x_treme 50 beer n1, 9921w, aq01 n1, n2, n3 novapet glasstar wine / liquors n1, 9921w, 1708 r1, n1 novapet glasstar personal care /pharma-ceuticals n1, 9921w, 1708 n1 novapet glasstar 50 slow crystallisation 9921p 1708 n1 novapet glasstar and novapet x_treme hotfill r1 no 55 pre-coloured 1708 h1 novapet dairy fast reheat expo a8fr r1, r1l, es11, cb11e, vorcalor 9921w novapet lbs soft 50 other es11 r1; s2, s3, s4 novapet dairy (long life dairy products) 4. increased barrier properties yes (uv for ultraviolet protection) yes (gases and light radiation) 5. pen mixes available no no 50 6. recycled blends available on request in preforms 7. special comments ramapet easyflow, low iv (0.70) for thin walled applica-tions, preforms and other injection moulded articles. milk: uht, esl, milk shakes and yogurths. additives marketsurvey 10/10 company name chroma corporation gabriel-chemie ges.m.b.h. repi s.p.a. polyone corporation co postal address telephone number web site address contact name function direct telephone number fax e-mail 3900 w. dayton street mchenry, il 60050, usa 815-385-8100 www.chromacolors.com stuart d. swain director of sales and marketing 815-759-2110 815-385-1518 sswain@chromacolors.com industriestr. 1 a-2352 gumpoldskirchen 43 (0)2252 63630-0 www.gabriel-chemie.com ing. andreas hinterberger unit manager food brand packaging 43 (0)2252 63630-0 43 (0)2252 62725-0 a.hinterberger@gabriel-chemie.com via b. franklin 2 21050 lonate ceppino (va) - italy 39 0331 819511 www.repi.it maurizio amicabile market development manager - packaging m.amicabile@repi.it 6 giällewee, 9749 fischbach, luxembourg 32 (0) 83 660 211 www.polyone.com mr. denis keller market manager 32 (0) 83 660 360 denis.keller@polyone.com un kn 4 ww cla ma 4 4 info additives and colours for pet fda sanctioned frosted color concentrates liquid colours yes yes co microgranule colours yes yes masterbatch colours yes yes yes yes uv protection additive (solid) yes yes yes ult ligh uv protection additive (liquid) yes yes aa reduction (solid) yes yes no aa reduction (liquid) yes no tri oxygen scavenger (solid) yes no no am oxygen scavenger (liquid) no no other pet additives in liquid or solid form yes yes anti-yellow (liquid), process aid (liquid), iv enhancer (solid), blowing additive (liquid), optical brightener (liquid). in addition to liquid colours and additives, repi supply remap barrier colours for protection of the packaging content . optical brighteners, slip agents ez rec tion

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market survey 43 shinkong synthetic fibers corp. invista resins & fibers gmbh dak americas llc pearl engineering polymer ltd 8fl, 123, nanking east road, section 2, taipei, taiwan, r.o.c. 886 2 2507 1251 www.shinkong.com.tw mr. andy chen deputy manager 886 2 2506 5137 886 2 2506 8047 andychen@shinkong.com.tw philipp-reis-str. 2 65795 hattersheim am main/ germany 1 704 586 7331 www.polymers.invista.com mr. torsten schmidt business director pet packaging resins 49 69 305 85583 49 69 305 49147 torsten.schmidt@invista.com 5925 carnegie blvd. suite 500 charlotte, nc 28209, usa 877-432-2766 or 704-940-7500 www.dakamericas.com george rollend senior technical manager 603-672-6403 866-833-5069 grollend@dakamericas.com flat no. 3, whitefield, ashok nagar, pune - 411007, india 91 20 65000318 www.pearlpet.com s.t. kulkarni sr. executive director 91 20 65000318 91 2117 235248 stkulkarni@pearlpet.net shinpet polyclear pet, polyshield resin, oxyclear resin laser pet resin peplpet 0.76- 0.92 0.50-1.40 0.76- 0.92 0.74 to 1.05 0.73-0.86 0.45-1.40 5015w/5015x polyclear refresh pet 1101 laser pepl b105c, b107c 5015/5015w polyclear splash pet 3301 laserw pepl b103c polyshiedresin 2300 in combiantion with nylon-mxd6 oxyclearbarrier resin 3500 pepl b105c 5015w polyclear pet t94n (europe) & t94 customized grades polyclear crystal pet 3302 pepl sealpet 01, 03, 05 (high co-polymer) 5511h polyclear preserve pet 2201 laserhs pepl hr pet (for 84oc filling temperature) none 5016/5016w/5016x polyclear refresh pet 1101 laserw, laser, laser hs polyclear ebm pet 5505 for extrusion blow molding laser ebm, laserc pepl pet oxyclear barrier resin (oxygen barrier), polyshiedresin 2300 in combiantion with nylon-mxd6 (oxygen barrier and passive barrier) 5038 polyshied resin 2400 in combiantion with nylon-mxd6 ( passive barrier) polyclear conserve pet 1101 d pepl epet-02 , epet-03 range, pepl moldpet (to replace thermoformed contain-ors of pp / pet / ps etc., pepl cpet-01, pepl cpet 02, pepl frpet-01, pepl frmpet-01, pepl b101h, pepl b103h, pepl b105h, pepl b109js colormatrix valspar holland colours european division clariant masterbatches italy basf color solutions germany gmbh unity grove, knowsley business park knowsley, merseyside, l34 9gt uk 44 151 632 8800 www.colormatrix.com claudia finamore marketing manager - europe, middle east & africa 44 151 632 8800 44 151 548 3800 info@colormatrix.co.uk 2001 tracy street pittsburgh, pa 15233 / usa 1-800-333-1144 www.valsparpackaging.com lynn spataro market manager 1-412-734-8544 1-412-766-8953 lspataro@valspar.com p.o. box 720; 7300 as apeldoorn/ the netherlands 31/55/3680700 www.hollandcolours.com flórián balogh european sales manager packaging 36/30/2397710 31/55/3662981 info@hollandcolours.com via lainate 26 pogliano milanese, it -20010 www.clariant.com marco sinigaglia head of technical assistance 39 02 9918 7614 39 02 9918 7551 marco.sinigaglia@clariant.com clevischer ring 180 51063 cologne (germany) 0049 221 96498-0 www.basf.com/masterbatch alice scheuer manager customer service 0049 221 96498-539 0049 221 96498-510 alice.scheuer@basf.com colormatrix advanced liquid colorant systems yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes ultimate uv390 uv protection and lactra - uv and visitble light protection for dairy/white container applications yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes no triple a - aa reducer yes no amosorb and amosorb solo2 valor activ and valor activbloc for monolayer and multilayer containers yes no yes no eze slip agents (liquid), reheat agent with improved resin recyclability properties (liquid), reheat agent for press addi-tion (liquid), pet resin toners (liquid or powder) valor activbloc and valor bloc for carbon dioxide barrier yes yes yes yes yes

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preform production 45 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net 15. internal sinks table of contents i................................................... about the authors ii........................................................... introduction chapter 1........................................................ aa level high 2................................................... accordion preform 3..................................................air hooks / streaks 4.......................................................... black specks 5................................................................. bubbles 6............................................................ burn marks 7........................................colour streaking / peeling 8............................................................ crystallinity 9........................................................... drool marks 10.....................................................................flash 11....................................................gate depressions 12.......................................................... gate peeling 13............................................ gate voids / pin holes 14....................................................internal gate sink 15.......................................................... internal sinks 16...................................................................iv loss 17...................................................... long gate nub 18......................................................... milky preform 19.......................................................moisture marks 20.......................................... neck finish out of round 21..................................................parting line crease 22........................................... parting line deformation symptom: small round dimples that occur on the interior of the preform. cause: internal shrinkage has occurred after the external surface has solidifed. occurs while the preform is contained within the mould, typically due to better cavity side cooling vs. core side cooling. solutions: 1. check water cooling temperature. this should be 7 – 10ºc (45 – 50ºf) for optimum cooling. 2. check water cooling fow to mould, especially the core side. this should be at the mould manufacturers rating (for a given preform size and cavitation). 3. check that the valve stems are opening properly. a par-tially open valve stem may restrict melt fow. 4. check to ensure that the valve gate compressed air pres-sure is suffcient to open the valve stems properly. typical pressures are in the range of 8 – 10bar (120 – 145psi). 5. check that the cooling time isn’t excessive for the preform being moulded. this typically ranges from about 1 to 3sec depending upon the preform wall thickness. reduce time 23.................................................... preform yellowing 24.............................................................short shots 25.....................................................................sinks 26....................................................................splay 27......................................................stretched necks 28................................................................stringing 29....................................................surface blemishes 30....................................................thread flow lines 31................................... tss (top sealing surface) sink 32................................................................. unmelts 33........................................... wall thickness variation 34............................................................wavy body 35.............................................................weld lines fax: 49 (0) 6221-65108-28 info@hbmedia.net www.petpla.net order your copy now! prices in eur vat. 1- 3 exemplar each 129,- 4 - 10 exemplar each 99,- 10 exemplar each 69,- prices in eur vat. 1- 3 exemplar each 129,- 4 - 10 exemplar each 99,- 10 exemplar each 69,- if necessary to minimize the risk of non-uniform shrinkage while contained in the mould. 6. check to ensure hold (packing) pressure isn’t too low, especially near the beginning of hold time. adjust higher if necessary to fully fll out the preform. 7. check that the hold (packing) time isn’t too little for the preform being moulded. increase as necessary to optimize part weight. 8. check all temperature readings and adjust as necessary. pet resin should be melted at about 280ºc (536ºf) /- 10ºc (18ºf). 9. check that the decompression (pullback) time and position is not excessive. this should be set as low as possible to minimize the risk of melt backfow into the nozzle tips, yet enough to eliminate drooling into the cavity from excess melt pressure. typical settings for valve gated moulds are: time 0 – 1sec; distance 0 – 10mm. non-valve gated moulds may require higher values to minimize gate stringing. 10. ensure the mould neck insert and lock ring vents are clean. this will minimize melt fow resistance due to gas entrapment. 11. check to ensure that no moisture exists on the moulding surfaces, either from water leaks or condensation. this may obstruct normal melt fow and cause flling problems. the environmental dewpoint should be below the chilled water temperature to eliminate the risk of condensation. 12. check hardware for worn, damaged or failed components, specifcally the core cooling tubes, valve stems, valve stem seals, and clogged core cooling channels.

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preform production 46 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net volcanic act moretto hall 11 booth h57 italian company moretto has deployed a volcanic mineral and modular design con-cepts to help achieve high standards of efficiency, flex-ibility and effectiveness in its new range of flowmax pet drying systems. the process of achieving good quality processes in drying plastic granulate materials involves the man-agement and control of ten factors that influence the process. these are: type of material; granule size; bulk and density; dew point; resistance time; specific airflow; initial and final air moisture content; and viscosity. a further influence is how low the dewpoint is, which is the tempera-ture at which moisture condenses on relatively cool surfaces. the lower the dew point, the more the air is able to absorb and remove moisture. the treatment of highly hygroscopic polymers, which tend to absorb mois-ture from the air, requires constant performance; automatically variable airflow; and high performance with a constant dewpoint at -65c. zeolites reduce energy consumption italian ancillary equipment manu-facturer moretto spa has introduced a new drying system for plastics, partic-ularly pet, that uses zeolite minerals. zeolites are of volcanic origin, formed where volcanic rocks and ash layers react with alkaline groundwater. they are aluminosilicate members of the family of microporous solids known as ‘molecular sieves’, a term that refers to a particular property of these mate-rials, which is the ability to selectively sort molecules based primarily on a size exclusion process. moretto says that the use of zeo-lites in its new flowmax drying system the dewpoint of the material has major influence on the process of achieving good quality in the drying process

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application example hypet rf 300 with hpp 72-cavity mold 34.7 gram ecobase preform 1.5 liter carbonated soft drink bottle 50% recycled pet fake, 50% virgin pet 10.5 second cycle

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preform production 48 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net enables lower consumption of energy in the drying process, compared to conventional dryers. the system combines zeolites in its range of x max dryers with its flowmatik control system. modular design gives flexibility and reduced energy consumption moretto says that its x max dryers are designed to offer constant performance levels, within a modu-lar concept. x max is a multi-tower system, which allows one or more dryers to be taken offline for servic-ing and maintenance, while the others continue in operation. by rotating servicing between the modules the system operates con-stantly at capacities up to 5,000kg/h, through a combination of between three and ten dryer units, connected to up to 32 hoppers. air is automatically regulated according to need. airflow to the units can be reduced in parallel, or one unit can be switched off while airflow is modulated between 50 and 100% among the units that continue to operate. this means it is not only possible to maintain production during essential maintenance, but also to flex capacity according to demand – which leads to lower overall energy con-sumption. a further benefit claimed by moretto is better control of both ther-mal stress of the material being dried and reduction in variation of viscosity. the modular design of flowmax means that the system achieves a constant average value, with a dew point of about -65c. the flowmatik control system calculates the airflow needed for each hopper. the cen-tral control unit collects the data on dryer need and manages airflow as required. units that are not needed for production are put on standby. different set-ups for different needs moretto says that the flowmax system can be installed with dif-ferent configurations, according to need. combinations of flomatik uni, twin and multi units with the x max dryers come together to make up the required process. flowmax uni is made up of a battery of x max units with a single hopper and is used for dehumidifica-tion of large quantities of plastics, up to 12,000kg/h. flowmax multi configuration is, as is name sug-gests, designed for the treatment of a number of materials in an efficient and functional manner. the flowmax pet configuration is a complete, cen-tralised system designed for process constancy, simple management and significantly reduced treatment costs. where space is at a premium, moretto says that it can develop pet systems with a dryer installed on board each single hopper. the control system uses a col-oured touchscreen panel with ‘intui-tive’ user interface, which requires input of only two parameters: the type of material and the throughput. the system then activates automatically and provides exactly the right quantity of process air. higher capacity, recovered energy conventional systems currently on the market have maximum capaci-ties of around 4,000m/h and gener-ate throughout of up to 1,300kg/h, which corresponds to a 144-cavity machine – which means that, in effect, a single drying system will be dedicated to a single machine. moretto says that flowmax can proc-ess up to 8,000kg/h of pet, with a modular generator of 20,000m/h. the company claims that a large, modular system has advantages over individual systems, including fewer working components and reduced risk of failure. flowmax has been designed to make the most of its energy, by recovering and reusing every watt. the major attraction of this, moretto says, is that energy costs are reduced to the extent that roi on each machine is achieved in two years; furthermore, as energy typi-cally represents 90% of total costs over ten-year lifetimes, total savings have been calculated as equal to a new injection moulding machine. the company has simulated these savings on a battery of five 72-cavity machines with output of 3,600kg/h, in tests equating to european condi-tions: ambient temperature 20c and relative moisture at 80%. production is based on six hours of treatment at 180c with specific airflow of 2.5 m/h on 8,500h of production per year. www.moretto.com

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your access to markets on the move the 15th edition birkner’s beverage world 2010/2011, the directory for the inter-national beverage industry, shows you the markets on the move. more than 20.000 company profiles from 199 countries: breweries, producers of mineral water, juices and soft drinks, distilleries, suppliers of hop, malt and raw material, supplying industry, international associations and trade press. with a professional access to the internet database you will find and reach the deciders of international markets. your advantages: • access to regularly updated company profiles of the international beverage industry • unlimited research of breweries, distilleries, producers of mineral water, juices and soft drinks, raw material suppliers, service companies and suppliers • professional search opportunities for management, machines, raw material, pro-ducts, trade names and services • easy data export for the completion of own customer files and bulk letter files • up to date company news and product videos – linked to the company profiles birkner gmbh & co. kg p.o. box 54 07 50 22507 hamburg, germany telephone: 49-40-800 80 1777 telefax: 49-40-800 80 1902 mail: info@beverage-world.com internet: www.beverage-world.com new: 20,000 uo-to-date company prof i les from 199 different countries professional access to the internet database www.beverage-world.com the new edition

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bottle making 50 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net a deep grip new generation of container handleware called deep grip packaging, the technology enables significant grip depth (more than 25mm or 1inch on either side), with an extremely thin (less than 0.3mm or .01inch) grip “web” thickness. (the grip web is where the hole would be in traditional handled bottles.) the end result is a grip deep enough for the average hand to completely close around without fingers touching the container wall. the comfort and handling ability is similar to that experienced with a traditional handle. additionally, container size capa-bility is extremely broad - up to 6l or 1.5-gallons, and beyond. maxi-mum bottle diameter is 220mm or 8.6inches. the development is one of the first commercially-viable handle proc-esses that harnesses the advantages of isbm. extrusion blow moulding is the process traditionally used to produce most handled bottles. isbm enables lightweighting, higher output per cavity, mechanical benefits (top/ side load, drop and creep resistance) and smaller equipment footprint. the lightweighting (20-25%) is possible because, in addition to functional-ity, the grip geometry also provides structural benefits which enable a reduction in bottle gram weight. bottles using the deep grip technology are made in a two-step process on sidel equipment. the first step is conventional stretch blow moulding, followed by a proprietary secondary operation within the same machine which forms the handle. because both the container and the handle are made from the same material, this eliminates downstream recycling issues and contributes to lightweighting objectives. moreover isbm allows the bottle to be blown and conveyed inline to the filling operation. this eliminates the additional step of manufacturing bottles in a different location (either within the same facility or remotely) and then transporting them to the pro-duction line. the objective was to create commercially-viable technology that is capable of producing up to 1,200bph/ cavity. further, the process needed to be applicable to a broad range of isbm bottle polymers including pet, hdpe, bopp, pla and others. a vari-ety of grip diameters and profiles are also possible. target markets include detergents, household cleaners, non-carbonated beverages (juices, ready-to-drink teas, water, etc.), milk, edible oil, motor oil, baby bottles and other segments which are currently marketed in con-tainers with handles. the technology is also suitable for dry products and wide-mouth applications. deep grip technology is also suited for commercialization where high clarity is desired. for exam-ple, with larger pet containers with deeper grips, now commercially viable via isbm, the capability opens the door to a variety of conversions. www.pti-europe.com www.sidel.com pti-europe, yverdon-les-bains, switzerland, in partnership with sidel, le havre, france, is globally marketing a process which uses injection stretch blow moulding (isbm) to create a new type of container handle. the technology was developed jointly with procter & gamble. (pti-europe is a subsidiary of plastic technologies, inc. holland, oh.) could new stretch blowmoulded bottle process threaten extrusion blowmolding of handleware? a new type of container handle with significant grip depth was developed by pti-europe, sidel and procter and gamble.

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: #326-1, taejeon-dong, gwangju-si, gyeonggi-do, 464-805, r. o. korea. tel: 82 31 763 5621 fax: 82 31 763 5623 e-mail: pnstech@pnstech.co.kr url: www.pnstech.co.kr preform sampling check by vision technology for lab model:ps-21gpm this preform inspection machine can be adapted for laboratory to whom manufactures various production with small quantity. p&s developed off-line preform inspection machine with easy management for laboratory by designing the new machinery material. this is the ps-21 gpm model with below features. features detect for small quantity with various production within quick time. detectable item for neck finish, basement, and sidewall and selectable preform mold number reading as an option. semi-automatic preform feeding system. if choose preform mold number reading, bene¿t for maintenance of preform mould because it’s easy to distinguish statistically bad type and ratio for each mould number. it designed without demanding changing parts if preform body size is changing. easy adjusting guide for various size of preform neck without any changing parts separately. user can save detected image and data back up and storage by supplying spc software. high speci¿c inspection with clear image by adapting high solution digital camera with ethernet communication. stable performance of inspection software by supplying industrial computer and os. preform machine vision inspection system machine speci¿cation container various size of preform for pet bottle machine speed 10,000 pph max. inspection item - neck ¿nish - basement - sidewall - mold number reading (option) utilities electricity : 3phase 3wire, 220v, 50/60hz air 4kg/cm, 0.1nm/min dimension 1,400 x 1,500 x 2,000 mm (h) weight approx. : 1,200kg neck finish basement sidewall mold number reading cneck finish fbottom esidewall dmold number

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bottling / filling 52 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net aseptics for private label juices the trend towards aseptic processes, rather than hot-fill of juices filled into pet containers has led french company antartic sas to install a second aseptic pet line, for the production of private label juices for the intermarché super-market chain. antartic commissioned its first pet-asept line from krones in 2005; the new line utilises the same technol-ogy but is one size larger. *based on an article by matthias kreutz, krones ag, neutraubling germany france’s intermarché retailing chain is organised as a cooperative. its business is made up of independ-ent retailers, who operate under a shared family brand so as to benefit from synergies in purchasing and marketing. there are approximately 1,800 autonomous intermarché mar-kets in france; 200 in portugal; 150 in poland; and others in belgium, bosnia and romania. turnover in 2009 totalled 34 billion, with total market share having increased from 12.1 to 12.5% over the previous year. growth came mainly from the food segment. increased sales came from greater unit throughput, not just increased prices. in common with other retailers, intermarché strengthened its range of inexpensive products by upgrading its own, private label brands. “our target is to upsize the propor-tion of dealer’s brands in our sales mix from its current 38% to 40%,” said antartic director manuel machado’s firm conviction. this is in response to rising consumer demand for low-price, value products, which are increas-ingly served by private label offers. as intermarché’s distinctive characteristic is its traditionally very high propor-tion of dealer’s brands, manufactured in-house, it could be expected to profit from this trend. its own 60 facilities, which employ a total of 9,000 people, produce goods worth about 2.9 bil-lion. more than 90% of these are foods and beverages. it operates its own fishing fleet, processes meat, makes milk and cooking oil and a range of beverages. in the liquid-food segment alone, its facilities include an edible-oil producer, a dairy, two wine bottlers, two bottlers for carbonated mineral and spring waters, plus five bottlers for still waters. water, juices, syrup and soft drinks one of intermarché’s water bot-tlers is antartic, which is located in the village of st. martin d’abbat. 20km east of orléans, and two hours south of paris by road. with a payroll of 235, antartic is the only producer of juices, syrups and soft drinks in the intermarché group, accounting for 330 million fills a year. its products are carried to the group’s logistic antartic director manuel machado: “our goal is efficiency.”

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bottling / filling 53 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net centres by a fleet of 15,000 trucks. the production operation is made up of 13 lines, including four for filling beverage cartons, one glass line for juices, a five-gallon pet water line, a five-litre pet water line, two lines for filling syrup in glass and metal bot-tles, one pet line each for soft drinks and water, plus two aseptic lines from krones. total production in 2010 is expected to reach around 100 million beverage cartons, 200 million pet containers and 20 million glass and metal bottles. need for increased capacity antartic’s first krones pet-asept line is rated at 12,000 2l pet bph, or 35 million fills a year, and is used for bottling ice tea and fruit-juice bever-ages. juice filling was not the initial intention but the introduction of one-litre juice bottles was well received by consumers and, by 2006, the asepti-cally-bottled range included 4 million of these packages. demand continued to rise, both within the intermarché brands and more widely. as one very few aseptic pet bottling lines in france at that time, antartic was able to contract-bottle third-party dealer’s juice brands as well. by 2008 the existing line had reached its capac-ity limits, so the company decided to commission a second aseptic line as soon as possible. increased capacity, greater flexibility in order to make room for the new line (and to reflect changing market preferences) antartic closed down an existing glass line, which was right next to the first aseptic line. the second line is specified for nearly double the first’s output - 60 million bpa, compared with 35 million, and provides antartic with an option for distributing container sizes between the two. perhaps paradoxically, the ‘small’ line fills the large containers (1.5l and 2.0l), and the ‘large’ line handles the smaller 200ml and 1l formats. the smaller, single-serve units had previously been packaged in glass; they, in particular, are seeing significant growth, thanks to migration of consumer behaviour patterns. the for the new line, krones also supplied the aquaasept sterile-water treatment unit and the variodos hygiene centre.

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bottling / filling 54 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net 200ml bottles can be capped with a normal closure or with sportscaps. antartic has noted the rising sales of 330ml pet packages and intends to include that size in its private-label filling range when volumes are right in its customers’ own-brands, accord-ing to manuel machado. “the asep-tic line will also enable us to try out new products, such as smoothies in 0.15l bottles, for example,” he said. antartic now handles ten different pet containers, ranging from 200ml to 2l. while non-intermarché contract bot-tling currently represents only 5% of the facility’s output, third-party orders on the aseptic lines account for 10%. the company’s original aseptic line handles 15 different products, run-ning the same one for three to twelve hours and with formats changed about three times a week. aseptic line 2 runs 20 different products, from two to eight hours continuously. “we’re trying to run this line for a whole week with just one or two bottle sizes,” machado said. “weekly format change-over times for the two aseptic lines account for approximately 25%, including disinfection, sterilisation and product and format change-over routines. that’s a good figure, even comparable to the times we’re getting for the non-aseptic soft-drinks lines - but we’re trying to improve on this by means of smed (single-minute exchange of die) steps.” legacy and modernity combined antartic opted for an air conveyor on its new line, rather than a blow-moulder/filler monobloc, as it is the same system it has on line 1. the company is comfortable with the buff-ering provided by the air conveyor; it believes it makes the line more flexible. the two lines run four to six days a week in three shifts, each with two operators and one technician. as well as the new line itself, krones also supplied an aquaasept sterile-water treatment unit and a variodos hygiene centre. antartic is able to recycle per-acetic acid from the bottle sterilisation process and to re-use it for cleaning the bottle exteriors, which reduces total chemical consumption. fewer parts, faster handling on line 1, antartic can assemble two-, three-, four- and six-bottle shrink-packs, for promotional purposes, or use a robogrip, plus appropriate gripper tools, to load the containers on sales pallets without prior shrink-wrapping. loading on line 2 is restricted to full pallets; it is handled by robots from the modulpal family. in the new line 2, antartic uses two variopac pro units; its variopac pro fs produces four- or six-packs, which a variopac pro tfs assembles into 24-bottle trays as needed. the new variopac pro has turned out to be an important compo-nent for the company. its original model had more handling parts, which slowed down changeovers. the new unit ena-bles everything to go faster. in addition to its contiroll wrap-around labeller, antartic also integrated an inline sleevematic in the second line for bottle sleeving, with a downstream shrinkmat. sleeving is used for 1l, pre-mium squash (cordial) containers. the sleeves have lifelike pictures of straw-berries, bananas, lychees, apricots in lifelike pictures printed on them. “compared to the first aseptic line, the new pet-asept line has shorter changeover times and peracetic-acid treatment is more reliable, machado said. the company is also focusing on operator and maintenance staff training, which it has recognised as an important element in continued performance. “we will intensify operator training on a con-tinuous basis. our goal is efficiency.” in the new line 2, antartic uses two variopac pro machines. “we opted once again for an air con-veyor, and not a blow-moulder/filler monobloc, simply because that’s the same system we have in line 1”, says machado. antartic is the only producer of juices, syrups and soft drinks in the inter-marché group.

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capping / closures 56 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net high-speed caps sumitomo (shi) demag plastics machinery gmbh will be launching a new gen-eration of its el-exis series at k 2010. the sp series will be represented by an el-exis sp 300 model, which produces screw caps using a 72-fold mould made by ktw. the cap is a ‘short-neck’ model, designed for bottles containing still water for a discount grocery store. the caps are injection moulded from hdpe, are 26.7mm diameter and weigh 1.6g. they are produced in a cycle time of just a few seconds. after ejection, the caps pass a cooling line and are routed to a hopper system, which feeds into a 100% quality control. the parts are closely inspected for geometry and colour in an imd vista optical inspec-tion system, before being stored in a filling machine. the production cell to be exhibited at k 2010 – which will be a complete production unit – has an output capacity of 100,000caps/h. the el-exis series of machines is already well-established in the packaging industry. sumitomo says that the new sp series incorporates the results of detailed analysis of the requirements of the packaging market, which are implemented in a number of improved components within the machine. improved efficiency the sp series will be available with clamping forces ranging from 150 to 750t. sumitomo says that the reli-ability of the machine’s existing hybrid drive, which has been enhanced for high dynamics and precision, makes it particularly suitable for high-speed applications. the efficiency and precision of the ejector have also been improved, with the intention of meeting its market’s specific require-ments. the company claims that the enhancements and developments make the sp series ready to meet future needs, as well. technological improvements have also been made on the injection side, with the intention of achieving highly dynamic injection and reproducibility. the dosing unit’s direct drive is fre-quency-controlled, low maintenance and claimed to be very efficient. the modifications mean that it is possible to achieve higher plasticising outputs, which help to shorten cycle times and raise productivity. the new features are supported by the nc 5 control system, fitted as standard, which offers ease of opera-tion through a touch screen and key panel. clamping and injection unit sequences are freely programmable. a special input function allows the user to adjust the dynamics of the machine to specific applications by means of a slide control, which also helps to save on cycle time in critical areas. sumitomo (shi) demag says that the new features in the el-exis sp series will deliver fast, economic, energy efficient and reliable produc-tion for high-speed injection moulding applications. www. sumitomo-shi-demag.eu sumitomo hall 15 booth d22

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doubleseal technology for unique sealing performance weight reduction opportunity available for 28mm to 38 mm neck finishes oxygen scavenger option for more freshness and longer shelf-life bericap technology for hot filled beverages committed to serving the juices, rtd teas and health drinks industry doubleseal 28 mm hot fill doubleseal 38 mm hotfill oxygen scavenger option bericap gmbh & co. kg kirchstraße 5, d-55257 budenheim tel. 49/6139/2902-0 · fax 49/6139/2902-181 info.germany@bericap.com · www.bericap.com hall 4 stand 4-513

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labelling 58 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net sleeve and roll in one sidel’s new rollsleeve system offers material savings, attractive packaging and cost savings. according to the awa labeling and product decoration mar-kets global review 2010, the market for heat shrink labels is growing fast – it increased by 4.4% in 2009, a much higher rate than other types of labels. the trend is particularly strong in rapidly industrializing countries (south america, china and india). the reasons for the success of high-shrinkage full-body sleeve labels include enhanced potential for communication and information, because of their greater space, compared to traditional labels. as the film is heat-shrunk, it adapts to any surface and is not restricted by the container’s shape; furthermore, full-body sleeves help to strengthen the surface of thinner bottles, which offers increased potential for light-weighting containers. full-body labels can also function as a light barrier and even as a seal, when it is used to cover the container cap – which, again, offers savings in materials and processing. no traces of glue are left on the bottle, making recycling easier. sidel presented a newly developed labelling systems at the sidel plant in mantova, where they explained the four specific advantages of the new rollsleeve: savings in costs, flexibility, quality and sustainability to the trade press. ess uses an mdo film (machine direc-tion orientation): this means that the film is stretched in the same direction as the machine. the converting phase thus has two fewer manufacturing steps: sleeve forming and welding are not needed. the company claims that this system achieves label material savings of up to 30%, compared to traditional tdo (transverse direction orientation). sidel group estimates that, with a throughput of 200 million bottles per year, savings on the costs of label material alone can lead to roi within 18 months. rollsleeve can apply labels that are 50% thinner (down to 18 microns) than traditional sleevers, which usually require minimum thickness of 50 microns. as the label is tubed and wrapped around the bottle as it moves within the machine, the film is not stressed. flexibility rollsleeve can be simply changed from sleeving to hot glue roll-fed applica-tions, in around ten minutes more than a normal format change-over. with a routine action started from the operator panel, it becomes a roll-fed machine using the same labelling unit. rollsleeve can also be equipped with a module for partial body sleeve labels. it can label various kinds of packaging, including pet, in any shape and format. sidel has successfully tested all the prin-cipal materials available on the market, i.e.: pet, recycled pet, pvc, pe, pp, ops and pla with thicknesses ranging from 18μm to heat-isolated 150 μm and up to 60% shrinkable. quality sidel’s ‘heat & cool’ sealing system is designed to deliver outstanding label finish. the sealing area can be posi-tioned exactly to the edge of the label, so the final overlap has no visual or tactile flaws after shrinkage. the quality of labelling is main-tained even at high speeds (up to 54,000bph) and does not depend on the height of the container. the tube label is not lowered from above, unlike traditional technology. sustainability by effectively having two machines in one, rollsleeve is claimed to offer cost savings ‘tubing’ takes place within the rollsleve machine, rather than being sourced externally. sidel is one of very few manufacturers in the world to offer this. the rollsleeve tube creation proc-

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labelling 59 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net significant potential in terms of sim-plifying layout, reduced footprint and overall optimisation of production. as the very thin labels are sealed without glue or solvents, they also have envi-ronmental advantages. new sl 90 modular labeller - a high technology solution sidel’s new sl 90 rotary modular labeller is equipped with modules for applying pressure-sensitive self-ad-hesive labels or cold-glue labels on various kinds of packaging. it says that maintenance levels are lower because its design has eliminated mechanical gears and transmissions. there is a growing market demand for single labellers capable of various applications, even combining them to label the same container – such as beer bottles, which have paper neck and self-adhesive body labels. the sl 90, which will soon also be available with other modules including a roll-fed module, has been developed by sidel with the flexibility to label all kinds of packaging, both round and irregularly shaped, with fast changeover times and freedom in layout design. at the sl 90’s core is a carousel and transfer system (starwheels and screw feed) which have no gears and no contact. its linear motor drive technology and direct motor drives require almost no main-tenance and normal drivegear wear is eliminated. these features also aid machine access and cleaning. the sidel pneumatically-assisted guards can open independently. the sl 90’s hygienic design makes it particularly suitable for label-ling sensitive products, such as beer. the sl 90 is capable of both high-speed and very high-speed production; it can label up to 60,000 bph with both self-adhesive and cold-glue labels. application of the label to the container can be adjusted electronically, while a vision system with several cameras orientates bottles, ensuring correct positioning. its direct motor drives minimise energy consumption and the ergo-nomic design and easy access reduce cleaning and maintenance times. spe-cial tilting and fixed feet and a support plate for the tilting labelling units, which move independently, allow the module structure to adjust easily to the slope of the floor. the self-adhe-sive labelling station allows handling of very light self-adhesive labels. two labelling units can be fitted on the same module, which eliminates machine downtime when the reel runs out. changeover uses a simple clip-in/ out shaft system. air tensioning of the film reduces mechanical stress on the labels and thus reduces the risk of damage or breaking. the cold glue labelling station also has an ergo-nomic design and compact footprint, features simple format changeover and low maintenance, and its stain-less steel structure is finished with anticorrosion treatment. www.sidel.com

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trade show preview 60 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net k-show 2010 ‘a foretaste of pet’ at k 2010 in düsseldorf, germany, from october 27 to november 3, some 3,100 exhibitors will once again be presenting their latest developments for all sectors of the industry. companies from 57 countries have already registered to attend. the total leased exhibition space comes to 164,100m, about 60% of this being occupied by companies based outside germany. the number of german exhibitors registered currently totals 1,058. italy is traditionally the most strongly represented nation among the non-german exhibitors, and more than 400 italian companies alone have booked a net space of 27,400 m to showcase their products. also strongly represented among the european countries are austria, switzerland, france and the netherlands. 113 companies from the usa will be taking part - an increase in relation to k 2007. furthermore, the contingents from china, india and turkey have grown appreciably. taiwan is as strongly represented as in 2007. appearing for the first time are exhibitors from armenia, chile, indonesia, pakistan and vietnam. in our latest issue we published many previews from suppliers to the pet bottle industry who will be exhibiting at the k show. this tradeshow preview gives you another foretaste of the show. croda polymer additives hall 7 booth b13 ‘greener and smarter’ additives croda polymer additives, exhibiting under the cam-paign theme of ‘better brands’, has taken double its normal stand space at the k show and will be presenting the latest developments in its range of plastics additives. these are designed to help eliminate the need for outer packaging and to reduce slip, block, static and to provide uv protection. croda coatings & polymers will be co-exhibiting, promoting its range of natural ingredients for engineering plastics. on the stand will be examples of atmer 7510 concen-trated slip agent; solasorb uv absorbers; and incroslip g slip and anti-block agents. the atmer range also includes anti-static and anti-fog agents. www.croda.com improved appearance and perform-ance of liquid colours and additives producers of pet bottles and preforms will find at the repi s.p.a. stand its full portfolio of colours, additives and colour barriers for packaging and other applications. the repi remap additives range includes products that are designed to aid optimisation of processing parameters and to control manufacturing costs; and items intended to improve final product performance and enhance pack-aging quality. remap colour barriers are designed to protect packaging content from uv, visible light, and from oxidation. repi is head-quartered in northern italy and has a distribu-tion network covering europe, north america and russia, as well as a global commercial net-work. the company is iso 9001:2008 certified. www.repi.it repi spa hall 6 booth b27

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trade show preview 61 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net tis amazes even the professionals: oval shapes can also be blow-moulded. using proshape – the latest module for the krones contiform. www.krones.com k 2010, düsseldorf 27 oct. – 3 nov. hall 13, stand a73 improving appearance and environmental performance chroma’s new range of frosted pet colour concentrate additives has been designed to achieve the look of glass in pet containers. the company says proces-sors will save up to 90% by eliminating the need for spray-painting. the new mas-terbatch can be formulated for acrylic, pc and pet and chroma says that it works well in blow moulding, reheat blow moulding and sheet extrusion, allowing for frosted thermoformed containers. the company’s biodegradable additives for thermoplastic polyolefin resins are fda and rohs compliant. they lower the molecular weight of polymer compounds to allow quicker oxidative bonding and uses sunlight, heat and oxygen to initiate the oxidative degradation of high molecular weight polymer chains into low molecular weight compounds. www.chromacolors.com chroma corporation hall 7.1 booth c30 extrusion and recycling the extrusion division (foils & sheets) of italian company amut spa will exhibit a hori-zontal calender developed for extruded pet foil, featuring 700mm diameter main rolls and 450mm diameter inlet roll. driven by individual brushless motors, with electronic adjust-ment of rolls gap, this calender is specified for foil production up to 1500kg/hr. it is equipped with central roll automatic cleaning. the recycling divi-sion will exhibit one of its auto-matic washers as well as other machines and key technology in pet bottle washing and recy-cling. the ax-washer 1500-5000 model on display can treat 4.5t/h of material. flakes can be re-used for bottle-to-bottle processes. amut spa hall 16 booth d43

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trade show preview 62 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net thin-walled preform claims shorter cycle-time and energy saving swiss company hofstetter will be showing its latest devel-opment in the field of thin-wall. it will be demonstrating a pet mould with 60 cavities at the k fair, which features an updated design that is claimed to offer improved energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness. operated on a 200t moulding machine plat-form, this new generation of hofstetter’s moulds is also delivered with ohxtreme coating. the company has been applying this coating for eight years and says that it delivers increased wear resistance in assembly group components. the original base preform was a 12.5g - 0.5l bague 30/25. by analysing and rede-signing every detail of it, the developers in uznach, switzerland have managed to achieve a weight reduction in the region of 1.65g. the main factors contributing to this cut in weight are a spe-cial, hofstetter-designed neck; the ‘cappello’ contour at the base and a market-leading level of preform wall thickness. in achieving these advances, hofstetter says that it has drawn on its 40 years’ experience in the production of moulds for thin-walled packag-ing articles. the company also mentions that all the redesigned, weight-reducing components are already present in moulds now running at various customer operations. hofstetter presents its redesigned mould as a step forward in the ongoing drive for shorter cycle times, while helping to reduce the associated high wear of mould parts. the new product is also claimed to reduce energy use and resources consumption in pet bottle production. as well as its new mould and preform design, hofstetter will also be showing a new cube mould for the production of tubes with integrated moulded lid and in-mould-labelling. this system has been developed in cooperation with engel and beck. www.hofstetter.ch hofstetter ag hall 1 booth a40 starlinger & co gmbh hall 9 booth d21 recycling technology starlinger recycling technology will be exhibiting three recycling lines and new developments in its recostar line, which is designed for recycling of pe, pp, pa, ps, pet and other plastics. a recostar universal 65 vac with an output of up to 200kg/h will be in operation twice a day, processing pp sack fabric. this machine’s heavy-duty sin-gle-shaft cutter, arranged parallel to the extruder, enables it to process films and materials such as tapes, fibres and start-up lumps. a new feeder system means that ground material and granulate can both be processed, without an additional dosing unit. the recostar basic 85 with an output of 450kg/h will be demonstrated on stand b47 in hall 16. it can be used for all polyolefins, technical plastics and foamed materi-als. it is equipped with an agglomerator for predrying and compacting. starlinger says that its recostarpet iv technology yields recycled pet with the same properties as virgin material and decontamination values which allow direct food contact. the company’s ssp (solid state polycondensation) reactor series now includes a 15,000l model and a flake-only solu-tion. other models include the recostar direct recycler, which processes pre-ground and dry materials, and the recostar compact, which is suitable for recycling polyolefin films either off-line or in-line. www.recycling.starlinger.com efficient and economic recycling austrian specialist company erema will use the k show to premier its new tveplus recy-cling system. new developments include enhancement of degassing and homogenisation performance, as well as downstream components said to improve maintenance and cleaning. the stand will feature tailor-made systems for bottle-to-bottle-pet recycling systems and inline technologies for the direct production of materials from pet bottle flake. erema says that its tveplus technology facilitates the processing of even extremely difficult waste materials in a single pass. vacurema technology enables processing of rpet that is suitable for food contact. its recycling systems all feature the ecosave technology introduced in 2010, claimed to reduce energy consump-tion by a further 10%. erema subsidiary 3s, of roitham, austria, will be presenting a new system for measuring wear on extruder cylinders. i l d h f erema hall 9 booth c05

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one ahead step netstal 20i0 netstal-maschinen ag www.netstal.com bring on the future. injection moulding solutions from netstal. now is the time: at the k, the world’s biggest plastics trade fair in düsseldorf, germany, netstal will showcase innovations that leave previous industrial solutions far behind. why not drop in and take progress home with you? netstal at the k 2010 hall 15 / stand d24 nets hall netstal at the k 2010

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trade show preview 64 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net you will feel better having made the right decision. reduce your energy consumption. gesellschaft wärme kältetechnik mbh friedrich-ebert-str. 306 · d-58566 kierspe tel. 49 2359 665-0 · www.gwk.com mould inserts temperature control technology water treatment cooling technology temperature controllers chillers energy saving cooling systems 27 oct.-3 nov. 2010 hall 10 stand j 39 handle handling siapi will be showing a new development in its handlematic system, which is used for inserting handles into the mould during the blowing phase. it is now enabled to apply the handle to the body or the neck of the bottle immediately after blowing. over the past months, siapi has supplied the handlematic 360 system to customers in n america, n africa, n europe and russia. uses include insertion of pet handles during the blowing phase in ea2s blow-moulding machines produc-ing refillable 5gal, 680g water containers; insertion of hdpe handles after blow-ing in ea7 and ea4 machines producing oil bottles in formats up to 2l; insertion of hdpe handles on the bottle neck after blowing for the ea2s blow-moulding machine producing 20l bottles for the chemical sector; development of an ergo-nomic container handle for the ea2 and ea2m blow-moulding machines for the production of water and oil bottles up to 5l. www.siapi.it siapi hall 14 booth c17 pet preform production it system in addition to its next-gen-eration range of equipment, previewed in the last edition of petplanet insider, piovan will be showing its latest software. part of its standard win factory supervi-sion software, winpet has been developed specifically for the pet preform production process. it runs in a windows environment with a client/server architecture and connections to equipment through rs485 serial lines or ethernet. winpet is based on a platform that offers the option of displaying all the line’s equipment on a single page. it can also show work areas on different pages when dealing with complex systems. the main page can be structured to customer’s production process specifications. other pages give a detailed list of the operating parameters for individual pieces of equipment, along with the operating data for the process as a whole. data are stored continuously in a central database. winpet will be shown in both demo version and live connec-tion to a working system. www.piovan.com piovan hall 9 booth c59

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trade show preview 65 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net dosers, mixers and conveyors for plastic granulates koch-technik’s stand will feature many of its machines for mixing, dosing, conveying and drying plastic materials in operation. a new addition to the range, the exako gravimetric direct dosing device for use on injection moulding machines, will make its international debut. it is claimed to offer highest standards of accuracy in dosing very small quantities and is designed to be easily integrated into koch modular systems. its comko compressed air dryer has been designed for opera-tion in immediate contact with the processing machine and is particularly suitable for drying small quantities of hygroscopic materials. the eko series dryers are designed to deliver energy savings up to 20%, depending on material, with potential for more. also on display will be dryers from the company’s kkt series; kem direct dyeing machines; graviko series dosers; and a number of new developments and upgrades. www.koch-technik.com koch-technik hall 10 booth a21 all-electric pre-form ij system husky will be launching its new h-pet ae preform injection moulding system at the k show. the ‘ae” desig-nation stands for ‘all electric’. the system is designed to complement husky’s existing hylectric-based product line, which includes the com-pany’s hypet, hycap and hypac systems. h-pet ae is smaller than the existing product lines and is intended to address the needs of con-sumers in emerging markets and low-volume or custom producers in the developed world. the h-pet ae, which is managed by the com-pany’s pc-based polaris control system, will be dem-onstrated on husky’s stand at the show. www.husky.ca husky hall 13 booth a59

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trade show preview 66 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net moretto s.p.a. via dell’artigianato 3 - 35010 massanzago (pd) italy tel. 39 049 93 96 711 - fax 39 049 93 96 710 www.moretto.com x max, a technological challenge. flowmatik, a continuous success. otx, an ingenious intuition. the most ambitious project in the history of the dehumidification. drying revolution k 2010 düsseldorf hall 11 stand 11h57 designed by moretto energy-saving injection blow moulding machines jomar corporation will exhibit two new injection blow moulding (ibm series) machines: the model 85s hybrid and the model 20. the new 85s hybrid features an electric screw drive rather than a hydraulic drive unit. incorporated with jomar’s accumulator system, this is claimed to enable operation with a 30hp motor, down from 75hp. energy consumption is reduced by 36% compared with the standard jomar machine with vertical plastifier and by 50% compared with a reciprocating screw machine. it will demonstrate a ten cavity, 4oz round bottle made from clarified pp, at approximately 3,600bph. jomar is a global manufacturer of injection blow moulding machinery for phar-maceutical, health care, personal care, beauty, food, beverage and household products markets. www.jomarcorp.com productivity, energy efficiency and flexibility from china chum power machinery corporation was the first company in taiwan to build two stage pet stretch blow moulding machines and is certified to iso-9001 and ce. it exports bottling machinery and complete turnkey projects to 70 countries. chum power’s stand will feature the latest generation of its phoenix series, which is now fully-electric in operation. it will also show its large volume and jar series, which is designed for containers with volumes up to 12l and necks up to 200mm. the company’s l-series machines feature servo motors and continuous heating for consistency, improved productivity and lower energy consumption. the company’s equipment can produce bottles from 20cc to 20 ; necks from 14 to 200mm and pro-duction levels up to 19,400bph. it serves water, csd, wine, personal health care, homecare and hot fill markets. www.chumpower.com jomar corporation hall 14 booth a32 chum power hall 14 booth b34 from tools to integrated systems ktw (kunststofftechnik waidhofen a.d. thaya gmbh) will be represented on the wittmann-battenfeld and sumitomo-demag stands at k 2010, in addition to its own. ktw will present an alternative mould cooling system, developed in collabo-ration with ritemp technologies. the system transfers heat from mould cavities to ‘water pockets’, which are designed into the contour of the cavities. water within the cavities evaporates when heated, circulates to a cooled heat exchanger and is then condensed and returned. the wittmann battenfeld stand will feature simultaneous production and assembly of a two-part, multi-functional closure for cooking oil bot-tles within an injection mould. a 72-cavity high-performance mould for a pet bottle light closure will be demonstrated on the sumitomo-demag stand. www.ktw-group.com ktw hall 1 booth a10

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trade show preview 67 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net strong fresh air for pet-bottle industry glide into a new era of air-cooled, oil-free, and cost-efficient high pressure time to gain new heights. the highly energy efficient zd compressor, with superior screw and booster technology, offers class zero quality air and is extremely silent with no vibrations. the air-cooled zd provides you an exceptional reliability, no water consumption, while driving down investment and installation cost. it all adds up to sustainable productivity for today’s challenging low carbon economy. this new zd is the answer for all your high pressure 40 bar applications. for more information, visit www.atlascopco.com/petcompressors energy efficient medium-capacity stretch blow moulder urola s.c., part of spain’s mondragon corporation, will be exhibit-ing its new urbi-6 stretch blow moulding machine. with six cavities and a capacity in excess of 9,000bph, it is targeted at the medium-sized produc-tion segment. the company says that this new machine has been designed to be the most compact in its class. it is claimed to offer better accessibility and improved energy efficiency, from a new air recovery system, named earu. also on the stand will be an m12 rotary machine with 12 cavities, capa-ble of producing multilayer bottles up to 1.5l, for packaging milk, juices, sauces and other hot-fill products. the single head is claimed to offer uni-formity in weight and technical characteristics, which offers lightweighting opportunities; low power consumption; and flexibility in output size. www.urola.com urola hall 14 booth b14 recycling screen changer the latest generation of screen changers from maag are claimed to meet all require-ments of direct recycling proc-esses, including fabrication of food-wrap films from pet bottle flakes in a single process step. maag’s new csc/bf-pe range features fully automated screen cleaning, adjustable to any kind of process. mate-rial needed for backflushing is collected in a permanently flushed accumulating space, which the company says helps to avoid variations in pressure and volume. it further asserts that the flow channel geometry is entirely free from any dead spots. the recycling screen chang-ers are based on a double-piston design, which operates without any additional seals. csc / bf-pe screen changers will be available in a range of sizes and can be incorporated into existing extrusion lines. maag pump systems ag hall 9 booth 5

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trade show preview 68 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net components for bulk material handling kreyenborg plant & technology gmbh & co. kg (kpt) specialises in development and manufacturing of infrared drums and components for bulk material handling, including silos, mixers and extruder feeding systems. the company recently delivered a continuous infrared drum for pet bottle flakes drying, with a maximum output of 3,500kg/h. its stand will feature its latest product, a discontinuously working infra-red drum. the company says that this batch drum achieves quick material treatment through infra-red radiation, with high efficiency and low energy consumption, and is particularly suited for pro-ducers of masterbatches and special products. www.kreyenborg.de kreyenborg technology hall 9 booth a44 new solutions for demanding pelletising applications automatik plastics machinery’s stand is to be organised around five ‘theme parks’, featuring tailor-made solutions for challenging applications in pelletising. this is the first major public appearance by automatik following its merger with maag pump systems ag. the integrated combi-crystal-pet (cc-pet) system combines pelletising, drying and direct crystallisation. also on show will be its next-generation sphero 70, which is designed for the production of spherical pellets from both new and recycled materials. it features streamlined process water flow and a new cutting chamber lock, which can be flipped open with one hand. the centro 150 centrifugal dryer enables more exact dosing and homogeneous distribution in polymer melts. it is designed to provide quick access for cleaning and mainte-nance, low energy consumption, and easily replaceable parts. www.automatikgroup.com automatik plastics machinery gmbh hall 9 booth a04 fully electric blow moulding meccanoplastica srl, of florence, italy, will be presenting its new range of fully-electric injection and extrusion blow moulding machines. its new hl350/d blow moulding machine (400mm car-riage translation, 60kn clamping force, max volume of 3l), a double workstation machine, incorporates a hydro-electric clamping system. mould opening/clos-ing movements, mould holder carriage translation, upward/downward move-ment of the blowing nozzles and parison thickness regulator are all regulated by a brushless type motor. the company is also introducing the new version of its jet55/l injection blow moulding machine, which is equipped to make small 30 ml cosmetics containers in pet. the machine on display will have eight cavities producing 30ml pet packages. meccanoplastca’s electric injection blow moulding machines are targeted mainly towards the medical-pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries. www.meccanoplastica.com meccanoplastica hall 14 booth b18 highly profitable, high margin specialty grade pet bottle grade resin and pet fiber and textile lines immediately available to start manufacturing (5) solid state polymerization (ssp) plants (2) 300 ton/day ssp lines (1) 300 ton/day ssp plant comprised of (2) 150 ton/day lines (ssp1/ssp2) (2) 15,000 ton/year ssp lines (ssp1/ssp2) (7) specialty staple fiber continuous polymerization lines (2) 9,984 lbs/hr polyester fiber spinning lines (h6/h7) fll design (1) 9,200 lbs/hr polyester fiber spinning line (h5) fll design (1) 8,707 lbs/hr polyester fiber spinning line (h1) fll design (1) 8,500 lbs/hr polyester fiber spinning line (h4) fll design (1) 8,006 lbs/hr polyester fiber spinning line (h2) fll design (1) 7,800 lbs/hr polyester fiber spinning line (h3) fll design contact ipp for a complete equipment list for each line (9) resin continuous polymerization lines (1) 41,887 lbs/hr polymer (resin) line (1) 31,000 lbs/hr polymer (resin) line (h12) zimmer design (1) 24,000 lbs/hr polymer (resin) line (h11) werner & pfleiderer design (2) 14,000 lbs/hr polymer (resin) lines (h9/h10) hitachi design (1) 13,668 lbs/hr polymer (resin) line (1) 9,300 lbs/hr polymer (resin) line (h8) fll design (2) 35,000 ton/year continuous polymerization lines (cp2/cp3) specialty grade polyester fiber, specialty textile and specialty pet contact ipp for a complete equipment list for each line (17) spinning lines (4) 4,990 lbs/hr polyester fiber spinning lines (h6/h7) outflow quench (2) 4,600 lbs/hr polyester fiber spinning lines (h5) outflow quench (2) 4,353 lbs/hr polyester fiber spinning lines (h1) outflow quench (2) 4,250 lbs/hr polyester fiber spinning lines (h4) outflow quench (2) 4,003 lbs/hr polyester fiber spinning lines (h2) outflow quench (2) 3,900 lbs/hr polyester fiber spinning lines (h3) outflow quench (3) 50 metric ton/day 16-position spinning machines karl fisher/ems design (19) stretch draw lines (good for specialty applications) (12) 5,727 lbs/hr denier drawing frames (j6 - j9/j11 - j18) fll design (6) 4,581 lbs/hr denier drawing frames (j1 - j5/j10) fll design (1) 100 metric ton/day 2-stage draw line (stretch line) including spares contact ipp for a complete equipment list for each line (6) filament spinning lines (2) 4,400 ton/year 48-position filament spinning lines barmag design (2) 1,500 ton/year 20-position filament spinning lines barmag design (2) 1,500 ton/year 10-position filament spinning lines barmag design office 1 609 586 8004 mobile 1 609 838 5925 fax 1 609 586 5725 rong@ippe.com ron gale president contact ipp with any of your plant or equipment needs or if you know of plants that are for sale or shut down. office 1 609 586 8004 mobile 1 609 516 9107 fax 1 609 910 4435 michaelj@ippe.com michael joachim director, plants dept. office 1 609 586 8004 mobile 1 609 510 2616 fax 1 609 910 4435 sanjeevr@ippe.com sanjeev rege vp, global plant sales (2) 150 ton/day ssp lines what pet plant or process do you need? contact ipp today! 1-609-586-8004 www.ippe.com over (775) pieces of dmt & pet equipment contact ipp for a complete list and about the specialty systems for pet available (171) aluminum storage bins 22,210 to 187 cu. ft. (12) hot oil boilers, including 50 mm btu and (4) 35 mm btu (5) steam boilers 150,000 to 87,400 lbs/hr (2) pusher centrifuges 39” (1 m) siebtechnik konturbex (7) chillers 2,300 ton to 1,500 ton (13) columns, including koch water stripper column and complete package water scrubbing voc elimination system (8) centrifugal compressors centac and demag (3) reciprocating compressors 1,135 m/hr @ 17.5 bar linde (17) chip dryers 6,500 kg/hr gala (16) conveyor dryers 10’6” wide x 80’ proctor schwartz (24) filter presses, including (10) 54 sq. ft. (5 m) seitz orion (3) inert gas generating systems 38,000 scfh complete systems (21) granulators & pelletizers (13) automatik and (8) reiter (3) incinerators (2) waste water and (1) residue (13) screens/separators 1 m ss engelsmann vibrating (312) ss tanks 460,381 to 100 gallon (18) tow cutters 366 meter/minute lummus mark v

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trade show preview 69 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net clarified pp bottle chinese company wei li will exhibit an automatic two-stage reheat stretch blow moulding machine for the production of clarified pp bottles in a single or multi-cav-ity. it will demonstrate production of an improved clarified pp sport bottle, blown from a preform in one cavity using its mp02 semi-automatic reheat stretch blow moulding machine. productivity is claimed to be 300-400 units/hr; two, four and six-cavity versions are also available. advantages claimed for the two-stage reheat process over single-stage isbm, include higher bottle strength and flexibility in design and applications, in pet and pp bottles up to 5l. the company also says that the the machine is easy to operate and to change over. wei li has 15 years’ experience in the development of pet/pp reheat stretch blow moulding technology and offers a range of standard and specialist machine for pet, pp, pc, etc. www.weiliplastics.com wei li plastics machinery ltd hall 13 booth b82 r f 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: k 2010, duesseldorf, germany oct. 27 – nov. 3, hall 9, booth d 21 www.starlinger.com

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petproducts 70 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net connecting competence www.petnology.com plastics · engineering · technology petnology europe 2010 xiii. strategy and technology conference for the pet packaging industry november 8-9, 2010, nuremberg prior to brau beviale conference organiser petnology/tecpet gmbh p.o. box 120 429 d-93026 regensburg, germany phone: 49 941 870 23 74 fax: 49 941 870 23 73 conference2010@petnology.com media partners: supporting organisations: tm zero-calorie natural sweetener wild (rudolf wild gmbh & co. kg) is now offering the food and beverage sunwin stevia, which it describes as ‘top-qual-ity natural stevia sweeteners’. wild flavors, inc, holds sig-nificant investments in manu-facturer sunwin international, which allows the company to monitor the entire production process for quality. stevia is a natural, zero-calorie sweetener. the european food safety authority (efsa) issued a statement in april 2010, which said that stevia sweeteners with a steviol glycoside content of at least 95% were deemed to be safe for use in foods. final confirmation of eu approval is anticipated. wild flavors’ stake in sunwin international means that it has a secure supply of stevia and that it can offer manufacturers ‘turnkey’ solutions for the development of stevia-sweetened foods and beverages. www.wild.de wild is offering the food and beverage industry sunwin stevia, a zero-calorie natural sweetener with excellent taste. single-minute mould changeover in response to pres-sures for ever-faster production, sidel has announced the launch of a new, quick-format changeover system. sidel claims that its patented ‘bottle switch’ system achieves mould changeovers of less than a minute. the system incorporates a semi-automatic solution that places the blowing station to be changed directly in front of the operator. the mould support units are automatically unlocked and the operator then changes the moulds. removal and installation of the mould support units can be achieved tool-free. sidel claims that the new system offers greater ease-of-use; improved ergonomics; better safety; less labour and 50% reduction in machine downtime. a full-format changeover on an sbo 20 universal2 can be cut to 18min ‘bottle to bottle’, with a single operator undertaking the work, compared with 33min for two operators previously. full format changeo-ver consists of replacing the stretching thrust units, body, shells and mould base. sidel says that the new system is available in options & upgrades for the most recent generations of its sbo universal blow moulders and will be available by end 2010 for all sbo series2 and combi machines. www.sidel.com

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products 71 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net k2010 hall 1 stand e16 testing for recyclates pti (plastic technolo-gies inc) has announced that it is now offering recy-cling stream impact test-ing services for pet con-tainers, including resins, additives, adhesives, labels, etc. the company says that this service is designed to help ensure quality in supplies. it is particularly intended to address concerns about new materials, including resins, additives and mul-tilayer structures, entering the market and to assess their potential for caus-ing problems of yellow-ness and haze in recy-cled pet. pti is one of only two u.s. companies approved by the asso-ciation of postconsumer plastic recyclers (apr) to provide testing serv-ices in conjunction with the organisation’s critical guidance documents. companies can choose to engage in a preliminary ‘quick test’, which typically takes one to two weeks and can yield valuable information on the yellow-ing and hazing tendencies of new materials. critical guidance testing typically requires a month, with end use application stud-ies adding another month. adhesive roll-fed labelling for high-performance bottling lines pe labellers will be demonstrating its new ‘adhesieeve’ roll-fed label-ling technology at the emballage exhibition in paris, november 22-25. while it is a roll-fed machine, the company says that its design makes its operation as simple as adhesive but without the cleaning and environ-mental issues. it eliminates hot-melt and so makes labels totally recyclable, as well as removing any need for solvent cleaning. the company further claims that the new machine’s new cutting devices do not require any servicing or adjustment for various film thicknesses or temperature changes. the absence of blades means there is no need for sharpening. www.pelabellers.it www.plastictechnologies.com

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petbottles 72 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net sphero underwater pelletizers beautiful things are formed underwater. your single source for comprehensive pelletizing solutions. expert pre-sales advice and post-sales service included. www.automatikgroup.com special highlight at k 2010: sphero – the new generation! hall 9, stand a04 pet angled for aroma the french aroma manufac-turer vahiné of avignon (mc cormic france) is selling 200ml liquid aromas such as vanilla or orange blossom in a coloured, angular pet bottle. this has a snap-on re-closable lid with a dispensing lip and tear-off tamper-evident security strip. an attractive front label pro-vides support for product and brand whilst informative rear labels supply the necessary product and retailing information. www.vahine.fr the taste of shakeria “shakeria“ is the name given by the swiss retailer migros to its new, foam-ing coffee drink, available in a number of differ-ent flavours. the shake packaging consists of a round, bulbous 250ml pet bottle with a screw cap. the bottle sports a pre-perforated shrink sleeve label by way of decoration which also extends to incorporate the cap. before it can be opened the top section of the label has to be removed, in so doing disclosing a drinking straw stored located ready for use in an outer groove of the bottle. the straw is made up of two parts and is extendable. on insertion via the latch on the screw cap a small sealing membrane is penetrated. www.migros.ch black for intrigue “chino“ is what the italian beverages manufacturer san pellegrino of milan calls its caffeine-free scene drink with the bitter taste of the chinotto orange. the drink is bottled into a black, bulbous pet bottle. the intriguing factor as far as the consumer is concerned is the dark colour of the beverage (reminiscent of cola) and its unexpectedly bitter taste. the pet bottle is also decorated with a black shrink sleeve label and a printed, black screw cap with tear-off tamper-evi-dent security strip. www.fuoindalcaro.org

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bottles 73 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net livio is back the german manufac-turer of fine foods, homann of dissen, is promoting various livio brand products with the slogan “livio is back!” these include a 220ml pack of salad cream in a pet container. the inverted bottle is in the typical livio shape and has a suitably styled snap-shut cap with a dispensing nozzle. the cap is screwed onto the container and has to be unscrewed by the consumer to remove the tamper-evident aluminium seal over the neck of the bottle. front and rear paper labels carry the requisite product and commercial data. www.homann.de k-online.de in the world for you! the most important trade fair “it’s k time” means that about 3,000 exhibitors from over 50 countries present the latest products and concepts – from standard to high-tech solutions. with its first-class range of exhibits, both in terms of quantity and quality, k is the most important business and contact platform for the industry worldwide. in 19 halls, everyone is represented, from the market leaders to the niche market suppliers who decide the future of the industry. be there when the world-class suppliers of plastics and rubber meet in düsseldorf ! buy your ticket now at an attractive price in the online ticket shop at www.k-online.de/2130 international trade fair no. 1 for plastics and rubber worldwide quality and clarity under the “filippo berio“ brandname the italian company salov, based in mas-sarosa is offering a litre of olive oil in a perfectly designed pet bottle. the square bottle, with its metallic gold-coloured label, settles well into the “front-facing“ position on the shelf and two lateral recessed grips ensure that the contents can be safely poured out and dispensed. a printed, gold-coloured screw cap complete with integrated tear-off, tamper-evident security strip provides the finishing touch to this premium quality packaging. www.filippoberio.com www.salov.com bio lemonade in pet the french retail chain cora is selling a 1l pack of organic lemon-ade, including lemon and cane sugar, in a slim, easy-grip, crystal-clear pet bottle. the bottle carries a wrap-around label and a green screw cap with tear-off tamper evidence. about 20 years ago all of this would have still been technically and politically difficult, but would have been a dis-aster for pet’s competitors. www.cora.fr

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74 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net petbottles personal care 1&51sfgpsnt#puumft .popmbzfs.vmujmbzfs0ofxbz 3fgjmmbcmf)pugjmm 3ftjmvycbssjfsufdiopmphz 3ftj0yqspufdutbhbjotupyzhfojohsftt 3ftjqspufdutdbscpobufeesjolt 3ftj.je3ftj.byqspufdutcffs 3ftj#mpdlqspufdutmjhiutfotjujwfqspevdut xxxsftjmvydpn 7jtjuvtbu #sbv#fwjbmf /&8 cbssjfs ufdiopmphz /vsfncfsh(fsnboz /pwfncfs ibmmtuboeop new bottle for sun unilever france has re-styled its 500ml pet bottle for its “sun“ brand clear sparkle rinse aid. the blue coloured bottle is slim-mer. the front and rear labels are adapted to the shape and feature quality printing. the 2-section screw closure with integral dispensing section rounds off the packaging. to dispense, simply unscrew the top screw cap. readily audible clicking signals indicate the relevant status - open or closed. www.sun-services.com or www.unilever.com total concentrate in pet swiss retailer migros, based in zurich, is selling its innova-tive, ecological liquid detergent “total concentré“ in a 1.155l pet bottle. according to the manufacturer, with this detergent up to 70% cash and energy savings can be achieved by comparison to traditional detergents. even at a washing temperature of 20c the consumer can be sure of high washing performance. the triangular pet bottle is designed for ease of handling and the aluminium-coloured screw cap can also be used as a dispens-ing cup. to complement the modern liquid packaging, there is a shrink sleeve label precision-adapted to the out-of-round shape of the packaging. www.migros.ch leather care in pet under the brandname “kleen-up“, the french company tetrosyl of wambrechies is selling 500ml creme for caring for the leather internal trim of motor vehicles in a pet bottle with an unusual shape. front and rear labels reflecting the shape of the packaging as well as a golden screw cap round off the presentation of this high quality packaging. www.tetrosyl-france.com pet for natura verde 750ml light green fabric softener concentrate brand-name “natura verde“ is being sold by the consumer goods group colgate palmolive in france in a transparent pet bottle with a green dispensing screw cap. 20 years ago this combina-tion – a sensitive ecological product in a plastic bottle – would have been unthinkable. an all-enveloping foil label and a green “nouveau“ sticker complete the pet packaging. www.naturaverdehome.com

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bottles 75 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net booth 16 a21 visit us at: k2010 hall 2 booth c09 2 to 96 cavity molds single stage molds complete stacks hot runners spare parts refurbishment conversions engineering service kisan precision co., ltd. 33-4, wonmi-dong wonmi-gu, bucheon city, kyunggi-do korea tel: 82-32-663-6377 fax: 82-32-663-6379 www.ksmold.com shower cocktail limited product editions with a seasonal flavour such as, for example, “summer cocktail“ are being offered by the drugstore chain müller in ulm, germany as part of its range of shower gels in 300 ml pet bottles under the ”aveo“ brandname. the transparent bottles are filled with coloured product and sealed with a colour-matched, snap-on cap. the front and rear labels which are made from paper and adapted to suit the shape of the packaging ensure sophisti-cated presentation. www.mueller.de fruity body spray under the brand-name of “frut-tini“, the cosmetics manufacturer mann & schröder of siegelsbach, germany, is selling pet pump spray bottles for body spray in differ-ent sizes and variants (e.g. ginger passionfruit or milky orange). the handy, round pet bottles (contain-ing 200 and 125 ml) are coloured and the pump sprayers - complete with additional safety snap-on lids - are colour-matched. depending on the particular variant, they are deco-rated with paper self-adhesive labels or with non-label-look stickers. www.fruttini.de www.mann-schroeder.de for hygiene on the move the cosmetics manu-facturer mann & schröder from siegelsbach, germany, owners of the brandname “dulgon“ and, under its “cadeavera“ brandname, the drugstore german chain müller of ulm are offer-ing small 50ml pet-bottles with disinfecting hand gel for customers on the move. the small, transparent pet bottles with their practical screw/ snap-on closures will fit into anyone’s trouser pocket and can be very useful in a multitude of situations. small, informative front and rear labels made from paper or plas-tic foil add a final marketing touch to the bottles. www.mueller.de www.mann-schroeder.de müller puts its money on pet the german drugstore chain müller, based in ulm, is offering 250ml wellness bodylotion in a range of fragrances in a round pet bottle with a manually-operated dispensing pump. the bottles feature coloured non-label-look stickers on both sides and the screw-on pumps are colour-matched to suit the respective fragrances. www.mueller.de

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petpatents www.verpackungspatente.de 76 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net engagement groove disclosure no. de 102007033621 a1 applicant: krones ag, neutraubling (d) date of application: 17.7.2007 a preform for manufacturing a pet container is fitted with a peripheral groove that enables easier handling of the con-tainer, rendering superfluous the “collar“ that has hitherto been used to locate the bottle during manufacture, transport etc. and/or makes it possible to save material at this point and thus reduce the manufacturing costs. improved riser pipe international patent no. wo 2010 / 034983 a1 applicant: pritchard ip ltd., puckeridge (gb) date of application: 22.9.2009 riser pipe for a container having a device for discharging the content of the container. it is manufactured from a material that con-veys (preferably) liquid product from outside the small pipe into the inside. this means enhanced removal of residue and it is no longer necessary to hold ”in the correct position” for spraying. lighter bottle international patent no. wo 2010 / 045325 a1 applicant: the coca-cola comp., atlanta (us) date of application: 14.10.2009 the weight of a plastic bottle has been reduced increasingly over a number of years in the inter-ests of saving costs / resources. the international application describes the possibilities for savings in materials in the neck / orifice of a bottle without ignor-ing the requirements in terms of stability. twist-proof security device international patent no. wo 2010 / 046567 a1 applicant: bericap, longvic (fr) date of application: 22.10.2009 the closure mounted on a container opening is fitted with a tamper-evident band and a twist-proof security device which reliably removes the tamper-evident band in response to even a slight twisting action. double-wall container european patent no. ep 2172400 a1 applicant: yoshino kogyosho co. ltd., tokyo (jp) date of application: 19.6.2008 the process for manufacturing a double-wall container complete with discharge device is described. the walls do not have to be connected with one another over their entire surface. bottle base european grant of patent no. ep 1827989 b1 applicant: acqua minerale san benedetto s.p.a., scorze (it) date of application: 21.12.2005 the grant of european patent describes the base of a plastic bottle for hold-ing a carbonated liquid. the base is designed so as to ensure stability when upright and/or to minimise the risk of tipping over.

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petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net buyers guide 77 buyer’sguide 1.0 materials 1.1 materials for bottle and cap production 1.1.1 pet (polyethylenterephthalate) www.ril.com headquarter mumbai, india india: 91 99676 23810 usa: 1 704 9538103 germany: 49 170 3473790 china: 86 13817981235 brazil: 55 11 81362515 malaysia: 601 2267 1336 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 1.2.2 bottles 1.2.3 labels ccl label gmbh werner-heisenberg-str. 6 9100 völkermarkt · austria tel.: 43 4232 4983 0 offce.vol@ccllabel.at www.ccl-label.com/voelkermarkt 1.2.4 caps and closures creative dispensing solutions seaquist closures löffer gmbh d94078 freyung tel: 49 8551 975 234 fax: 49 8551 975 180 infobevctl@aptar.com www.aptar.com 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 co post box no. 20266 jeddah - 21455 saudi arabia tel 966 (02) 636-0099 fax 966 (02) 635-2111 sales@gulf-pack.com 3p@prime-plastic.com www.gulf-pack.com

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78 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net buyer’sguide entries from 5,70 euro/mm, call 49-6221-65108-0 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 2.0 machines and equipment bulk conveying and storage specialists for preform, closures and bottles. bottle and closure silos totes bulk conveyors pneumatic conveyors complete turn key automation www.teceng.net teceng@teceng.net tel.: 52 449 971 06 53 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 2.1.1 injection moulding machines dodhia techno engg. pvt. ltd. tel: 91-22-66662111 91-22-24030034 www.dodhia.com www.dtdotel.com dodhia@vsnl.com skype: dodhiagroup ferromatik milacron india ltd. 92, phase - i, gidc vatva, ahmedabad - 382 445, gujarat, india tel: 91-79-25890081 salesfmi@milacron.com www.milacronindia.com netstal-maschinen ag tschachenstraße 8752 naefels, switzerland tel. 0041-55-618-6111 fax 0041-55-618-6605 pet@netstal.com www.netstal.com 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 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.khscorpoplast.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 your partner for improvement and innovation for the p.e.t. industry krones , sidel , khs , sipa , others wide diversifed inventory available 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.: 43-720-555300 www.pet-eu.com siapi s.r.l. via ferrovia nord, 45 31020 san vendemiano (tv), italy tel: 39 0438 4096 fax: 39 0438 401016 info@siapi.it www.siapi.it

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petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net buyers guide 79 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.khsplasmax.com 2.2.4 compressors arizaga bastarrica y cia, s.a. www.abc-compressors.com aeroflon engineers private limited tel: 917926589712 919824049737 info@aerofon.com www.aerofon.com 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 unscramblers, silos and air conveyors for empty plastic bottles 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 www.imdvista.ch netstal-maschinen ag tschachenstraße 8752 naefels, switzerland tel. 0041-55-618-6111 fax 0041-55-618-6605 pet@netstal.com www.netstal.com www.packsysglobal.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 2.3.2 compression moulding machines 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 preforms, caps and crates material drying and mould dehumidifcation 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 dehumidifers tel. 39 049 9703319 fax. 39 049 9701968 info@greenbox.it www.greenbox.it moretto s.p.a. tel. 39 049 9396 711 info@moretto.com www.moretto.com motan-colortronic gmbh otto-hahn-straße 14 61381 friedrichsdorf tel.: 49 6175 792 167, fax 49 6175 792 284 www.motan-colortronic.com

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80 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net buyer’sguide entries from 5,70 euro/mm, call 49-6221-65108-0 tooling preform systems bv moulds & robotics pet-related services & technologies c. houtmanstraat 42 emmen, the netherlands tel 31 (0) 591 679768 fax 31 (0) 591 630616 sales@tps.nl · www.tps.nl www.wtbvc.com blow molds for all technologies, all machine types, all sizes. highest quality, fastest delivery, lowest cost. canada - 905-574-0010 sales@wentworthmold.com poland - 48-81-820-5730 info@wt.com.pl uk - 44-1623-658-416 sales.europe@wentworthmold.com china - 86-137-646-05384 phu@wtbvc.com argentina - 54-11-4753-1111 simkosa@simko.com.ar 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 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 offce@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.khscorpoplast.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 www.petkamold.com info@petkamold.com www.pmci-solutions.com r&d -integrated solutions in plastics leverage - integrated industrial design hamilton road sutton-in-ashfeld 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 pet preform and blow molds for different application guang dong xing lian precise machinery co., ltd. baoshi rd, xiabei, pingzhou, nanhai, foshan, guangdong, china tel: (86-757) 8677 7168 fax:(86-757) 8623 3168 e-mail: xinglian@gdxl.com website: www.gdxl.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 50 galaxy blvd. #13 toronto, ontario m9w 4y5, canada p- (1) 416 213 9400 f- (1) 416 213 9379 info@rnaprecision.com www.rnaprecision.com 3.2 stretch blow moulds awanti polymoulds pvt. ltd. 25/5a/1/2, nanded, sinhagad rd., pune - 411 041, india telefax: - 91 20 24392805 shirishk@vsnl.com www.awantipolymoulds.com pet engineering, bottle design, prototyping, industrial blow mould and services - rue du buisson moreau 16100 cognac france tel : 0033 (0)5 45 36 63 50 www.sa-comep.fr accueil@sa-comep.fr

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petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 www.petpla.net buyers guide 81 erwes reifenberg gmbh & co kg high precision mould maker www.erwes-reifenberg.de z-werkzeugbau-gmbh hoechster strasse 8 6850 dornbirn, austria tel. 0043-5572-7272-720 fax 0043-5572-7272-8620 offce@z-werkzeugbau.com www.z-moulds.com 3.6 mould cleaning 4.0 filling/bottling blow molding, filling, packaging equipment tech-long, guangzhou, china tel: 86-20-62956881 fax: 86-20-82266913 market@tech-long.com www.tech-long.com www.sipa.it 4.1 bottle handling and preparation 4.2 beverage preparation 4.3 filling machines 4.3.3 hot filling lines empty bottle inspection system p&s technology co. ltd #326-1, taejeon-dong gwangju-si, gyeonggi-do 464-805, korea tel.: 0082-31-763-5621 fax: 0082-31-763-5623 pnstech@pnstech.co.kr www.pnstech.co.kr 4.3.4 aseptic filling lines aseptic flling lines 12 route de mamers - bp 46 72402 la ferte bernard cedex tel.: (33) 2 43 60 28 28 fax: (33) 2 43 60 28 39 serac@serac.fr www.serac-group.com 4.4 labellers and capping machines 4.4.1 labelling machinery gernep gmbh benzstraße 6 d-93092 barbing tel: 49 9401/9213-0 fax: 49 9401/9213-29 email: info@gernep.de www.gernep.de p.e. labellers s.p.a. via europa 25 46047 porto mantovano (mn), italy tel.: 39 0376 389311 pelabellers@pelabellers.it www.pelabellers.it 4.5 downstream equipment 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 demo design and moulds 31020 san vendemiano (tv) - italy tel.: 39 0438 409048 fax: 39 0438 409046 info@designandmoulds.com www.designandmoulds.com www.petkamold.com info@petkamold.com röders gmbh scheibenstr. 6 29614 soltau, germany tel. 0049-5191-603-53 fax 0049-5191-603-36 mold@roeders.de www.roeders.de 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 5.0 recycling chemical products and solutions for pet recycling. cleaning agents, antifoams, products to improve fotation and focculants 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 bühler ag thermal processes ch-9240 uzwil t 41 71 955 3466 f 41 71 955 3440 thermal.processes@buhlergroup.com www.buhlergroup.com pet-recycling plants consulting & engineering complete solutions 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 pet chemical treatments: cleaners, fotation compounds and additives via vigevano 61 28069 - san martino di trecate novara - italy tel. 0039-0321789770 fax 0039-0321789765 salesmet@macdermid.com

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82 petplanet insider vol. 11 no. 10/10 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 benefit 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. 1 line 3,2 mm example: 1,824.– eur/year petpla.net petplanet publisher landhausstr. 4 69115 heidelberg, germany tel. 0049-6221-65108-0 fax 0049-6221-65108-28 info@petpla.net www.petpla.net 32 mm 5.6 melt filtration, screen changers 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, fber, 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 6.1.4 bottle and preform inspection equipment intravis gmbh rotter bruch 26a 52068 aachen, germany tel.: 49 (241)9126-0 fax: 49 (241)9126-100 e-mail: info@intravis.de www.intravis.de 6.2 pet consultancy and support services oxygen/water-vapour barrier measurement aldehydes content (hplc, gc) light transmission, mechanical properties packaging laboratory route de cheseaux 1 1401 yverdon - switzerland tel. 41 24 557 62 76 e-mail:lec@heig-vd.ch http://lec.cett.ch 6.3 contract manufacturers 6.3.2 suppliers of custom designed bottles mphinite solutions (p) ltd. 60e, bommasandra indl. area, hosur road, bangalore 560 099 india t. 91.80.4343 6200 f. 91.80.2783 2245 design@mphinite.com www.mphinite.com 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 edifcio 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 contact ask for your individual offer – call 49-6221-65108-0

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