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www.petpla.net d 51178; issn: 1438-9452 no. 3/2013 18 . 03 . 13 petplanet is read in more than 150 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 planet marketsurvey suppliers of bottle-to-bottle pet recycling plants page 23 health & b y health & beauty care packaging care packaging au special special page 22

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imprint editorial publisher alexander büchler, managing director head office heidelberg business media gmbh häusserstr. 36 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 ilona trotter wolfgang von schroeter anthony withers media consultants ute andrä andrae@hbmedia.net martina hischmann hirschmann@hbmedia.net roland loch loch@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 shiraz el goudi reader@hbmedia.net print chroma druck & verlag gmbh werkstr. 25 67454 römerberg germany www www.hbmedia.net www.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. 14 no. 03/13 www.petpla.net editorial dear readers, husky shuns k and drinktec the world of plastics is still reeling from the news that husky will not be participating at this year’s drinktec or k exhibitions, world showcases for the beverages and the plastics industries. instead, the canadians will be organising a rolling road show in 2013 covering all continents. every twelve years the 3-yearly k exhibition and the 4-year drinktec cycle coincide, placing an enormous logistical and financial strain on exhibi-tors. this year is one of those years. only a month and 600km separate the two exhibitions. and although both events feature pet technology, the key target groups are very different. k attracts the processors, whilst bottlers concen-trate on drinktec. husky supplies both target groups. the converter with ten or more pet lines is unlikely to look further than k; the bottler on the other hand, intent on expanding into the preform sector, will head straight for drinktec. and naturally because the customer of the converter is the bottler, converters will also be flocking to drinktec to meet their customers. of course, in-house exhibitions and road shows have their place in the marketing mix. nowhere else can manufacturers focus so intensively on their customers at the same time as presenting new products with maxi-mum impact. customers themselves are also generally keen to come along. it eliminates the hustle and bustle of exhibitions, and promotes relaxed one to one discussions. so for existing customers, in-house exhibi-tions are an excellent way of showcasing the brand. if, like husky, you have a market share of over 90%, it’s a no-brainer. what in-house exhibitions cannot and will not do is to win new custom-ers nor find out what the competition is up to. and here all sorts of ques-tions occur to me: jeff macdonald, vice president marketing, was explain-ing to us that with its h-pet ae range of small preform systems launched in 2010, husky has been able to win a lot of new customers unknown to them up to that point. so even husky’s high market share does not guaran-tee they will be aware of every potential customer. and finally the italians sacmi and sipa, with the support of robert schad, are storming the husky stronghold. added to this, what effect will the re-structuring at both krauss-maffei and netstal have on the market? let us not forget the tooling sector, which will be heavily represented in munich, and which we will be reporting on. in light of all this, it will be inter-esting to see just how well husky’s “no to k and drinktec this year” policy turns out in practice. yours alexander büchler

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petcontents 03/13 4 petplanet insider vol. 14 no. 03/13 www.petpla.net inside track 3 editorial 4 contents 6 news 34 products 36 pet bottles in health and beauty care packaging 39 pet bottles for beverages and liquid food 40 patents preform production 28 think process, not product bottles, preforms and closures, part 1 bottling / filling 30 laotian water lao brewery goes for water with khs turnkey line labelling 32 it doesn’t always have to be a label volker till, till gmbh editour report 14 pet from moscow to st. petersburg russia part 3 market survey 23 suppliers of bottle-to-bottle pet recycling plants buyer’s guide 41 get listed! page 22 health & beauty care packaging au special health and beauty care packaging 22 a single step to beautiful packages single-stage machinery for high end cosmetic packaging 27 a traditional pet package pet containers for ayurvedic sector by manjushree technopak page 32 page 28

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our injection moulds are used to produce suitable pet preforms for any design and shape. www.ot to-hofstet ter.com/pet pet for men and women.

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petnews 6 petplanet insider vol. 14 no. 03/13 www.petpla.net mold-masters merges with milacron mold-masters, the hot-runner manufacturing company, and plastics processing solutions provider milacron llc have announced that they will be merging to form a single organisation. milacron is backed by its private equity investor ccmp capital advisors. it will acquire 100% of the shares of mold-masters for 975 million. tom goeke, chief executive officer of milacron will lead the combined entity, while presi-dent and ceo bill barker will continue to lead mold mas-ters. the new company will operate across five businesses: milacron (plastics machinery), mold-masters (hotrunners), dme (mould base technologies), aftermarket (parts and ser-vice) and cimcool fluid technology (metalworking fluids and services). the announcement said that each business will continue to focus on its particular solutions, while seeking to leverage the synergies between them. the combined com-pany is claimed to have stronger financial and operational strength, reduced cyclicality, a wide international footprint with a strong market position in hot runners in asia, lead-ing to opportunities for global expansion. the transaction is expected to complete in the first half of 2013. www.milacron.com www.moldmasters.com husky on the road husky injection molding systems’ world tour 2013 kicked off in late january with a beverage packaging day in korea that attracted more than 100 existing and prospective customers. the world tour is a new initiative that will see a series of customer events take place throughout the year in the americas, europe, the middle east and asia pacific. husky says that this is the first of its kind in the injection moulding industry and is intended to provide more direct access to its technologies, more locally. tour events will include presentations and technical demonstrations from company and industry experts, with each tour event being tailored to specific market and regional needs. the tour will continue with a speciality closures day in europe, a beverage packaging day in latin america and additional tour events throughout the year for customers in the beverage packaging, food packaging, closures, medical and hot runner markets. to provide dedicated focus on this new approach, the company announced that it will forego its participation in tradeshows for 2013, including drinktec and k2013, both held in germany at the end of the year. www.husky.ca kraussmaffei goes supersize with mht following a successful test of a prototype 112-cavity mould made by mht mold & hotrunner technology ag, kraussmaffei has put the first 112-cavity kraussmaffei 350 cv into service. it is the largest pet preform mould available for a kraussmaffei machine and is in operation at the plant of a prominent preform producer in thailand. the km 350 is based on the km 320 and has been slightly strengthened in its clamp force and features reinforced tiebars to facilitate more efficient production. the 112-cavity mould is slightly wider and shorter (8x14) than the 96-cavity mould for the km 320, whose cavities are arranged in a 6x16 layout, and is the largest mould available for machines with clamp force of less than 200t. www.kraussmaffei.com www.mht-ag.de freedonia forecasts rising closure demand in usa us demand for caps and closures is projected to increase 4.4 % annually and to reach 280 bn units in 2016, worth 10.4 bn, according to ‘caps & closures’, a new study from ohio-based market research group free-donia. within this total, plastic cap and closure demand is forecast to rise by 4.7%//a to 8.4bn in 2016, represent-ing 225bn units. freedonia says that gains will be driven by material price increases and the expanded use of plastic closures, greater use of value-added dispensing and child-resistant closures (crcs). in addition, the long-term shift in the consumer packaging mix is away from glass and metal containers to plastic alternatives, which tend to employ plastic closures. unit advances will be driven by the continued popularity of single-serving con-tainers, especially in the beverage market; further inroads by plastic containers into closureless containers such as metal cans; and the use of closures on other container types such as gabletop cartons, aseptic cartons, and stand-up pouches. contra-influences include the maturity of several large beverage applications and competition from closureless packaging options, such as aluminium beverage cans. while dispensing closures are generally more expensive than standard types, they are favoured by customers for their convenience and ease of use. decelerated value growth will be based on a moderation in resin price increases and further lightweighting of clo-sures for sustainability and cost reduction. www.freedoniagroup.com cph in majority takeover of ukraine firm eurocol cph germany, the parent company of the internation-ally active cph group, producer of labelling adhesives, has acquired a 100% majority capital share in eurocol, ukraine. the company focuses on the manufacture of labelling adhe-sives for the ukrainian market. the transaction, which is linked with a plant relocation, is scheduled for completion in the course of the next few months. the marketing function for the eurocol labelling adhe-sives will continue to be carried out by vulcascot, a com-pany with which cph has been working for twelve years now under a joint venture and which markets a number of articles for the beverages industry throughout the eastern european countries. vulcascot will exercise exclusive mar-keting rights for this customer as far as the eurocol labelling adhesives are concerned. www.cph-group.com

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news 8 petplanet insider vol. 14 no. 03/13 www.petpla.net krones’ klug stake krones ag has acquired a 26% stake in klug gmbh, of teunz, germany, a supplier of intralogistical solutions featur-ing software systems developed in-house. its 2011 turnover was about 25 million and it has around 250 employees. krones intends to increase its stake in the medium term, with the eventual aim of acquiring a majority of the stock. this option has been contractually guaranteed but its sub-ject to approval by the german anti-trust authorities. the company will in future be offering customers intralogistical solutions through its new partner. the executive board has decided to discontinue the firm’s own material flow tech-nology and intralogistics operations, which had employed around 70 people and reported a 19.3 million pretax loss in 2011. www.krones.com sidel opens up in pune, india sidel has set up a dedicated packaging & tooling centre in pune, india. the new centre is intended to offer customers an improved regional service, in a market that is seeing soft drink sales growing at an annual rate of 9%. the site was officially opened at the end of 2012 as part of its ‘value creation day’, which gave invited cus-tomers the opportunity to see round the facility and expe-rience some of its capabilities, including demonstrations of some recent innovations in the liquid foods packaging industry. the company is currently operating six similar packaging & tooling centres around the world, which offer services ranging from bottle design to line engineer-ing, from offer to commissioning and complete lifecycle management. the newly-built mould shop at pune has a capacity of 1,500 units/a. www.sidel.com rpc group gets manuplastics uk-listed company rpc group plc has acquired specialist injection moulding plastic packaging manufacturer manuplas-tics limited, which operates from a purpose-built factory, in london, england. manuplastics specialises in the manufacture of plastic packs for the personal care and food markets. its principal products including cream jars in sizes from 15 to 500ml for several leading brands including body shop; pots for the hartley’s brand of jelly desserts, and sweetex containers for reckitt benckiser. rpc is acquiring manuplastics for a cash-free, debt-free consideration of 7m. in its last financial year the com-pany reported sales of 7.8 million. the company will become part of the rpc bramlage-wiko cluster. www.rpc-group.com

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news 9 petplanet insider vol. 14 no. 03/13 www.petpla.net starlinger & co. gmbh opens office in indonesia as of december 2012, starlinger has opened an independent regional office in surabaya to enhance sales and service support for customers in south east asia. pt starlinger sea has been founded in response to the growing woven packaging market in south east asia and is operating as an independent company. it handles sales and service activities of both business areas of starlinger, textile packaging machinery and plastics recycling lines, and is headed by mr. hengky senjaya. the strong eco-nomic growth in the south east asian countries during the past years have made this region an important market on national as well as international level. 95 % of all agricul-tural products destined for the local markets are trans-ported in woven plastic bags; starlinger customers thus produce packaging mainly for the agricultural sector. but also the cement and chemical industries are steadily growing and, together with fast growing export rates, provide further markets for flexible woven packaging. www.starlinger.com sipa s.p.a. - via caduti del lavoro, 3 - 31029 vittorio veneto (tv) - italy tel. 39 0438 911511 - fax 39 0438 912273 - e-mail: sipa@zoppas.com www.sipa-xform.com new preform system designed to adapt. built to last. imagine using any preform mold in one system. now you can. the new xform pet preform system gives you unprecedented flexibility combined with the highest running efficiency: it accepts the mostly used molds (old and new generation) present in the market. so you can feel free to innovate and grow without penalizing your existing assets. kraussmaffei uk reorganises with effect from january 1, 2013, netstal uk will be moved from stone, in staffordshire, to warrington, chesh-ire. this will bring netstal, kraussmaffei and kraussmaffei berstorff under the organisational umbrella of kraussmaf-fei (uk) ltd., while maintaining the brands’ independent presences in the marketplace. the company says that the reorganisation will enable it to retain its recognised prod-uct portfolio while taking advantage of synergies within the group in areas such as expertise and skills. mike bate will continue as managing director of kraussmaffei (uk) ltd but nigel baker, managing director of netstal ltd., has decided to leave the company. the former netstal office in stone will be closed and the spare parts warehouse will be moved to warrington. www.kraussmaffeigroup.com petainer gets more husky petainer is to invest in additional capacity at its nordic plant in lidköping, sweden. the investment will cover new injection mould-ing plant and machinery from husky, which is claimed to offer ecological advan-tages. the project is part of petainer’s ongoing investment strategy, which has seen a first tranche of installation of new husky machinery in the second half of 2012 and will continue during 2013. www.petainer.com

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news 10 petplanet insider vol. 14 no. 03/13 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 make the most of your machine – with a mold from mht! for many machine types, we supply the mold with the highest cavitation, thereby enabling optimum preform output. for the husky hypet machines, we offer upgrade sets for up to 50% more preforms, without refitting on the machine! • 60 cavities for netstal petline 2000 • 96 cavities for husky hypet 300, • 112 cavities for kraussmaffei 350 engineering made in germany ology 128 for hypet 400 400 1/c35 booth b3/441 m&g signs up for new texas plant italian company m&g group has announced the signing of a us 1 bn epc (engineering, procurement and construction) contract with sinopec engineer-ing (group) co., ltd. for the turnkey construction in corpus christi, texas, usa, of what will be the world’s largest single line pet plant. it will have a capacity of 1 million t/a and will be integrated with a single line pta plant that will also be one of the world’s largest, with a capacity of 1.2 million t/a. m&g’s engineering arms, chemtex global s.à r.l. and m&g finanziaria s.r.l., will provide critical equipment and services as a subcontractor to sinopec. the plants, along with the necessary operating permits, are expected to be com-pleted within 36 months. industrial and commercial bank of china and banco inbursa, a leading mexican bank, are expected to provide the bank financing for the project. m&g will be the sole owner of the plants and responsible for their operation. www.gruppomg.com portola packaging announces investment in closure business portola packaging, inc. is announcing a 12 million capital expenditure in its kingsport, tn/usa. and tolleson, az/ usa facilities. the investment is being made to accommodate growing market demand for its hot-fill and aseptic beverage closures and increased dairy business market share. some of the new capital improvements are already under way, with completion expected by the end of the third quarter. new investments are being made in additional high-speed compression and injection moulding equipment as well as in existing production line upgrades. the company projects that approximately 30 production employees will be added to those locations. projected infrastructure replacements and upgrades will include process water capacity, hvac/dehumidification, electric power service and distribution, resin delivery, etc. over the past three years, portola has grown its beverage closure volume by double-digit percentages annually. manufac-turing and quality initiatives, coupled with new stock and custom closures for tamper evident, aseptic and extended shelf-life applications are responsible for part of the growth, particularly in the juice, dairy and speciality beverage market segments. as a result of the decision to expand capacity at the kingsport and tolleson facilities, portola will begin tapering off produc-tion at its batavia, ill/usa plant in the middle of april. the facility is expected to be completely shut down no later than august. geographic location of expected growth opportunities and the level of investment which would have been needed to upgrade this facility were factored into the decision. affected are 76 employees. going forward, portola packaging will oper-ate nine manufacturing facilities around the world: two in the united states, three in canada and one each in mexico, the united kingdom, czech republic and russia. www.portpack.com expansion plans at brigl & bergmeister in 2012 brigl & bergmeister sales increased by 5% to 155,000t compared with the previous year, meaning that both plants in niklasdorf, austria and vevce, slovenia, were running at full capacity. by acquiring the waste incineration plant enages, b&b in niklasdorf also has increased its independence from the volatile energy market and improved its carbon footprint. the producer of one-side coated paper for labels and flexible packag-ing has now announced that it has signed a cooperation agree-ment with cham paper group. once base paper production at the facility in cham, switzerland, has been shut down, b&b in niklasdorf will take over the production and marketing of their sili-cone base papers (clay coated kraft paper). cham will provide its highly specialized technical expertise. the first products will be available during the second half of 2013, giving the niklas-dorf plant an additional pillar to its successful wet strength label papers. following this, there are plans to make further invest-ments in expanding capacity at niklasdorf in 2014. in september 2013, the pm5 in vevce will receive a new film press which will increase capacity by 20,000t. an improved pre-coating process will enable the development new products in the label paper and flexible packaging range. www.brigl-bergmeister.com

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news 11 petplanet insider vol. 14 no. 03/13 www.petpla.net market failures threaten pet recycling the pet recycling industry is threatened by persistent structural market failures across europe, according to eupr (plastics recyclers europe), whose members constitute 80% of the european recycling capacity and process more than 3 million tonnes of collected plastics waste per year. the organisation says that current collection infrastructures have reached their limit and that the collection of pet bottles is stagnating around 50%, with the balance of the uncol-lected pet is sent to landfill or incinerated. casper van den dungen, chairman of the eupr pet working group, said “europe is not maximising the sustainable use of a valuable resource such as post-consumer pet”. eupr also claims that recent trends towards intensive lightweighting and com-plex bottle design have led to increases in the average costs of recycling, and that these higher costs cannot currently be corrected by further economies of scale. demand for recycled pet has risen in recent years, which has led to sig-nificant investments in new recycling lines. “the combined effect of these market failures are causing recycling plants to operate at well below 75% of their capacity,” van den dungen said. the organisation further claims that the possi-ble lifting of current anti-dumping duties on virgin pet could further worsen the eu industry’s position. eupr says that its efforts to reform the current eu pet recycling infrastructure and improve the current imbalances will require support from other stakeholders and especially the eu institutions in order to meet the objectives of present and future eu waste and recycling directives are to be achieved. www.eupr.org sidel scores at pentawards sidel’s dailydose system was presented with the silver award at the pentawards 2012, an international com-petition dedicated to packag-ing design. the competition awarded prizes for two areas: graphic design and concept. dailydose was put forward for its concept in the beverages category. the international jury composed of design and marketing experts headed by gérard caron, considered 1,200 entries from 46 coun-tries, led by france, japan, the usa and the uk. this is the third time sidel has won a pentaward for one of its crea-tive pet designs. dailydose, which is aimed at the ‘health-ier living’ market, is presented as a pack of six assorted bot-tles, reminiscent of fruit slices and containing the equivalent of a quarter-serving of fruit. petplanet insider published a full report of this product in 10/2011 p25. www.sidel.com

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editour reports 12 petplanet insider vol. 14 no. 03/13 www.petpla.net ness and sustainability is a topic that has been seemingly relegated to the back burner, and although both producers and consumers pay lip service to the idea, little is being done to encourage recycling. it is an important topic so we were keen to establish the viewpoint of the major machine manufacturers at our meetings here. one of the key players in the market is the europlast group, whose subsidiary plarus is one of the few companies in the forefront of pet recycling in russia. on this continuing stage of our tour of the region, we also spoke to the plastics all-rounder protey, and the capper safe cap. machine manufacturers were represented by husky and netstal. one thing is certain: in and around moscow we suspect that we could have spent half a life-time making sure we met all the interesting pet proces-sors, bottlers and cappers and enjoying hearing what they had to say about this impressive trend. but the tour had to go on ... russia moscow has us firmly in its grip. even a cursory glance reveals the astonishing array of pet applications, and here, in russia’s capital city, we are going to meet some of the creative leading lights behind this plethora of bottles and designs for closures. it is a great success story, charting the triumphal march begun by the industry a very long time ago. glass is still around of course. you see it most fre-quently in the spirits sector although there are still beers available in the traditional glass bottle. look further how-ever, and you will see, in all the retail outlets, shelf after shelf of csds, juices, beer and milk products in pet. the irony is that, whilst pet packaging is widely liked and accepted by the russian consumer, environmental aware-by kay krüger part 3 a wealth of pet applications, a dearth of sustainability projects moscow and its environs nuremberg nizhny novgorod kazan perm yekaterinburg chelyabinsk yaroslavskaya moscow ufa samara saratov volgograd rostov-on-don dnipropetrovsk kiev warsaw novgorod saint petersburg gatchina fryazino kamenka lipetsk zaporishsha mykolaiv kharkiv chernihiv kalinovka lübeck g g volgograd rostov-on-don

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editour reports 13 petplanet insider vol. 14 no. 03/13 www.petpla.net july 10, 2012 plarus we met: alexander bystrykh, head of personnel svetlana lukina, assistant plarus’ ambition: get the country into pet recycling russia‘s first bottle-to-bottle recycling plant, the euro-plast company plarus in solnechnogorsk, commenced operations in 2007. based on an adaptation of western european recycling systems, plarus’ plant is intended to instil into the minds of the population the importance of pet recycling – a subject which, as far as russia’s consumers in the plastic bottles sector are concerned, is something completely different, as up to now pet bottles have been simply disposed of along with the household waste. in conversation with alexander bystrykh and svetlana lukina, plarus emphasised that it was clearly not the com-mercial but the social components of the project that would be taking centre stage.the company’s step-by-step imple-mentation str ategy, however, will still need some support from the government over the next few years, both finan-cially and in terms of infrastructure, in order to make the project viable. since, however, the government has up to now shown no real interest in this topic, plarus is currently redoubling its efforts to find investors who will support the company, thus helping to safeguard the recycling projects long term. plarus shareholders are ready to sell up to 50% of the equity, with the funds being invested in the plant to increase capacity and improve product quality. local people have already accepted the project and are aware of the importance of recycling, says lukina. with the support of coca-cola, what is so far proving to be a promising field trial is taking place in solnechnogorsk, to the north of moscow. using 21 wire mesh boxes which were installed both at prime locations in the town of sol-nechnogorsk and also in schools locally, pet bottles were the specialists in plastic recycling systems. vacu cure r ma m – pet extrusion technologies choose the number one. in front of the editourmobil (f.l.t.r.): kay krüger, svetlana lukina and alexander bystrykh hier bitte bild

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editours reports 14 petplanet insider vol. 14 no. 03/13 www.petpla.net russia tour blog – around moscow today is an early start because we have three appointments scheduled one after the other. from the europlast group we are meeting the pet recycling com-pany plarus and we continue with euro-plast itself. plarus operates the first bottle-to-bottle recycling plant for pet bottles in the whole of russia. after the meeting with plarus an interesting, wide-ranging discussion with the heads of the company at europlast follows. time is running short and after a brief tour of the factory we set off for our final appointment of the day with protey. this involves a trek to the other side of moscow, with, unsurprisngly, endless traffic jams. you just have to grin and bear it, as they say. meanwhile all is not well with the edi-tourmobil. defective 12v plugs and a broken water tank display are two of the more pressing problems, but we are tack-ling them. the appointment with protey goes on much longer than anticipated, well into the evening. the company is not only producing pet bottles but has other products including packaging for cosmetics and even plastic components for the car industry. battling through the moscow traffic is stressful, to put it mildly, and so, after the protey appointment we decide to head towards the city centre where in the morning we have an appointment with husky. 10 o’clock sees us at the husky refurbishment center where we have a most interesting discussion on the rus-sian market. the editourmobil is unbearably hot. the air conditioning is just about working, and is about as effective as the flap-ping of the windmills in don quixote. in these uncomfortable conditions, we make our way to cap manufacturer safe cap in fryazino - thankfully, there are no traffic jams to negotiate. with a tight schedule of visits planned for the next few days we decide it would be sensible to take things a bit easier and so we return to moscow and pitch camp for the night next to our next day’s appointment at the netstal sales office. the sun is shining, coffee is on the go, and here we are, sitting in the netstal offices talking about their machines, the russian market and the controversy over the proposed “beer ban”. all too soon, however, we have to take our leave and set off for our next appointment with bericap in bor, near nizhniy novgorod.) collected for the first time. at the moment the authorities representing the various russian townships and regions are still very cautious and are showing only a modicum of inter-est in the idea. russia, says svetlana lukina, is ten years behind western europe in this area. for this reason these trials are to undergo systematic improvement on a localised basis over the coming years and results collected in order to spread the message to other towns using this data. thus the present level of capacity utilisation for the plant is based virtually in its entirety on the quantity of pet bottles supplied by companies who separate these bottles out of standard waste in various regions inside russia. once they arrive at plarus, these bottles are sorted by colour where applicable using bühler, sorema, rtt and titec machines, cleansed of extraneous materials, washed and recycled into flakes as well as granulate. currently the plant is extracting 1t of recycled material from approx. 2t of bottle refuse. bystrykh is hoping for a positive development from the political side but also thinks that the first attempts at regulation will probably call for a further development period of five years. www.plarus.ru july 10,2012 europlast we met: leonid belyaev, ceo vartan bagdasaryan, project manager pavel fedyunin, head of marketing viktoria kashevarova, pr manager (f..l.t.r.): pavel fedyunin, leonid belyaev, vartan bagdasaryan and kay krüger development planning the production workshop in solnechnogorsk, north of moscow, is the largest plant within the europlast group. it produces 50% of the total production of all the europlast plants and there are around 400 employees. europlast has five more plants which are based in vladivostok, st. petersburg, kazan, krasnoyarsk and rostov-na-donu. in a meeting with ceo leonid belyaev and vartan bag-dasaryan, project manager and pavel fedyunin, head of marketing, we discussed the development of the company in the wake of the global financial crisis.

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editours reports 16 petplanet insider vol. 14 no. 03/13 www.petpla.net the idea of setting up europlast came about in 1997, coinciding with the introduction of the first pet bottles on the russian market. following a period of preparation which included, for example, finding a suitable site and the purchase of the first machine from netstal, europlast came officially into being. at that time, belyaev explained, there was no preform production at all in russia. ready made preforms were being brought to russia from lithu-ania, latvia and poland. this was unprofitable for con-sumers and so production of preforms started in russia. europlast‘s core market is russia and cis. as regards preform production, the company achieves an annual output of currently 2 billion preforms on 21 husky and net-stal machines. in the closures sector, demag and sacmi machines are used with similarly high production quan-tities. in addition, each year a further 2 billion closures approximately are produced for tetra pak. europlast has the potential to produce almost any kind of preform. among its key accounts are global companies such as coca-cola and pepsi as well as local brands. with its facility for manufacturing hotfill preforms for pepsi‘s lipton iced tea, for example, as well as for smaller bottling plants, the company maintains a unique selling point throughout the whole of the country. overall the product range currently comprises approx. 70 different types of preforms in differ-ent colours and neck finishes to bpf/pco 1810, pco 1881 standards, 38mm wide-mouth bericap etc. mr.belyaev noted that the solnechnogorsk plant has production facilities and warehouse areas occupying 6,000m 2 , facilities ideally suited to joint venture projects or production under contract. europlast is currently seeking partners with a worldwide reputation with a view to devel-oping large-scale business. also part of the europlast group are the resin producer senege and the plarus recycling plant. belyaev empha-sises that the intention was to create a “virtuous circle” production system comprising granulate, preform and clo-sure production plus subsequent recycling into granulate or flakes as required. this europlast achieved with the open-ing of its subsidiary companies, senege in 2007and plarus, in 2010. senege has since become one of the largest pet resin manufacturers in russia and can also be found in solnechnogorsk alongside the country’s sole pet bottle-to-bottle recycling plant, plarus. but there is still a great deal to do in order to secure the future of both companies in the long term. in conjunction with this, senege is looking for investors or strategic partners interested in further develop-ment, while plarus is hoping for draft waste separation leg-islation as well as for support in the creation of infrastruc-ture measures that will make pet-bottle recycling possible on a large scale. as far as the future is concerned, in the medium term belyaev is predicting growth consumption of pet-packag-ing of 3-5% per year. the market is at present evolving and is constantly looking for new solutions. in this regard, both in europe as well as in russia more and more prod-ucts, often very different in nature, are packed in pet, for example coffee, milk products and household goods and cosmetics. belyaev also sees a clear trend as regards lightweight production. probably the most innovative topic within the company at present is the idea of manufacturing bio-pet at senege – new material from organic ingredients. certainly it is something which may seem a long way off, but is never-theless being discussed at the moment. here, from the customer point of view, the bottle could be subsequently manufactured at roughly the same price, whilst, from the point of view of europlast, it could be sold more cheaply because, instead of oil, alcohol for example could be used to produce it. in summary, mr belyaev considers that europlast is showing stable growth and is moving steadily forward in spite of the threats to the global economy. www.europlast.ru july 10, 2012 protey we met: dmitriy naidenov, chairman sergey ribachev, product manager dmitriy naidenov (right) and kay krüger in the production hall pet for the cosmetics and non-food sectors too protey, a company that has been in existence since 2002, with its headquarters in the kaluga region south of moscow, has specialised in the manufacture of performs, bottles and jars for the cosmetics and food industry. dmitriy naidenov, the chairman in charge of the company, and product manager sergey ribachev can look back on a dynamic development phase. it all started with the parent company, umsc (united marketing service and consulting) based in moscow. at the time this company was (and still is) one of the largest distributors of imported plastics, includ-ing pet, for the russian market. in those days they were already beginning to gain experience in selling material to bulk purchasers such as coca-cola and baltika. however, they had no intention of stopping at pure distribution. in 2002, in talks with suppliers, it emerged that, from the point of view of microeconomics, it would definitely be an advantage not only to trade in plastics but also to recycle these themselves. the credit rating for the company as a whole would then increase automatically. this was the signal for a new independence from umsc and the birth of protey as a manufacturing company. naidenov recounts the story of the first kraussmaffei machine which was com-

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editour reports 17 petplanet insider vol. 14 no. 03/13 www.petpla.net missioned for wide-mouth preforms at the end of 2002. it was only a matter of time before, due to the large quantities being ordered by well-known manufacturers, they took the decision to produce the closures they needed themselves in the appropriate quantities. their relocation to the kaluga region in 2008 meant that they were now able to move from a landlord-tenant relationship into their own property which gave them sufficient space for expansion. naidenov told us about the problems that they expe-rienced as a corporate enterprise with the authorities in moscow and the moscow region. their desire to set up a plant of this type there on a long term basis meant that they rapidly became embroiled in piles of bureaucracy, a host of strict requirements and a high level of costs, says naidenov. on the other hand, the decision in favour of the kaluga region does have a few advantages: proximity to moscow is still a factor but there is a dif-ferent governor calling the shots here. and this one – something, he says, which is well-known throughout russia – is very supportive when it comes to promoting corporate development and is investing a great deal of money in the region with an eye to growth. many multinational companies are also aware of this and are relocating to the area for the same reason. in addition, the sme bank is active here and offers support in the shape of credit facilities with good condi-tions and long-term maturities. and, last but not least, it is precisely this support that has since enabled protey to manu-facture preforms right round the clock on four kraussmaf-fei lines and closures on nine kraussmaffei lines. similarly, in response to a special customer request to supply ready-made bottles and jars, five single russian semi-automatic blow moulding machines and two fully-automatic lines for wide-mouth applications have been installed. in 2010 the collabo-ration with asb finally began, also with the help of the sme bank. protey placed an order for five single-stage plants, two of which are currently in production and three that are scheduled for delivery by octo-ber which means that there could well be an increase in capacity as of november. at the same time, the company, are your standard pet preform molds making you as much money as they should? ask how mpet with iflow technology improves production and achieves greater quality results. innovation doesn’t happen in isolation. it happens when blue-sky thinking meets down to earth know-how and exceptional supply chain execution. the sort of innovation that mold-masters is known for, now applied to pet tooling for industry-leading results. introducing mpet – the new pet preform tooling solution designed for the standards of tomorrow. mold-masters and the mold-masters logo are trademarks of mold-masters (2007) limited. 2013 mold-masters (2007) limited. all rights reserved. think about it. moldmasters.com/thinkaboutit info@moldmasters.com by its own admission, ranks as asb‘s largest customer in this sector and already has the lion’s share of the market. it supplies mainly the national market although there is some export activity taking in kazachstan and belarus as well as the supply of preforms to the branch office in kiev. a propor-tion of the jars are likewise despatched into the ukraine and to resale outlets in latvia. the total output for preforms and finished bottles is around 50 million each year. the degree of capacity utilisation for the machines is currently 50% and is expected to soon show an increase as discussions are already underway with well-known manu-facturers, including unilever, loréal, henkel and nestlé, who have either already relocated or are intending to relo-

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editours reports 18 petplanet insider vol. 14 no. 03/13 www.petpla.net cate to the vicinity. “we have the capacity and intend to be ready when it comes to winning orders from these global players”, says naidenov. protey has obtained certification from the sometimes sensitive customer base of the beauty care industry, thus meeting the criteria set by the process and quality management side. in addition, 2km away, new premises have been purchased to provide security backup, for instance in the event of a fire, and to enable production to be split between both sets of premises. as regards the parent company umsc, terms and conditions in relation to the procurement of materials have been negotiated so as to be correspondingly flexible, which means that supplies can be purchased from them but, at the same time, there is the option to buy from other suppliers depending on the price.one interesting target in the future is the integration of a completely new sector. through its contacts, protey has applied to a volkswagen plant, also nearby, who are look-ing for regional manufacturers for the supply of a special component for the bumper. in the meantime, the project is embarking on the second year of a test phase; however, the requirements are extremely high and so it will be some time yet before any decision on the part of volkswagen can be anticipated. july 11, 2012 husky we met: igor kim, pet regional manager cee & cis roland koch, business manager russia kirill soltanovsky, refurbishment center manager in front of the entrance to the refurbished husky premises (f.l.t.r.): kirill soltanovsky, igor kim, roland koch and kay krüge fast service from husky in a country as vast as russia, handling service issues satisfactorily undoubtedly represents a huge challenge. previously maintenance and servicing was handled directly via husky‘s technical center in dudelange in luxemburg, which involved significant costs and possibly lengthy time delays, not to mention added bureaucracy. with getting on for 300 machines currently in the russian market, it made sense for the company to consider setting up a servic-ing site to address customers’ requirements for machines, maintenance and spares. husky finally achieved this in moscow in 2010. responsible for the overall refurbishment center organisation and operations is kirill soltanovsky, whom we meet on site together with business manager roland koch and regional manager cee & cis, igor kim, who has flown in from luxembourg to join us. the new site, located in the market itself, offers a much more rapid and effi-cient service than the previous operation in luxembourg, and can react faster to market requirements. in addition to maintenance and processing, new spares can also be ordered here. this saves money and time, and leads to fewer frayed nerves as transport, customs formalities, pay-ment of duties, changing currency and all the bureaucracy are all significantly reduced. a small warehouse has a stock of spare parts, which can be speedily shipped out to cus-tomers. the spares store is likely to be expanded in the not too distant future. currently the spares are ordered from countries such as canada, china and luxembourg and stored here for rapid shipment to customers. not the least of the advantages of the new site, according to mr koch, is that customers can now pay in local currency, and can deal in their own language with russian technical person-nel. husky’s on-site service also offers a full package which can incorporate a complete audit of machines and machine parts, thus enabling potential faults and technical problems to be identified and resolved quickly. www.husky.ca july 11, 2012 safecap we met: sergey lebedev, general director alexey gavrilov, chain supply & development director mikhail goncharov, commercial director f.l.t.r.: kay krüger, alexey a. gavrilov, mikhail goncharov and sergey lebedev swiss quality in cap format the fact that switzerland is also at home in russia is shown by the caps manufacturer safe cap in fryazino in the north east of moscow. the company, which was set up in 1998, commenced its business activities initially with the exclusive import and resale of caps from the swiss company hoffmann neopac ag in russia and the cis states. at the beginning of the 1990s hoffmann neopac was already well-known among russian beer and soft drinks manufacturers for its ”safe cap“ closures. within one year safe cap resolved

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editours reports 20 petplanet insider vol. 14 no. 03/13 www.petpla.net to expand its purely marketing and sales activities on the basis of its own production and, with this idea, literally brought switzerland and its universally acknowledged quality over to russia. director lebedev recalls the start of his activities at safe cap. his origins are on the bottling side of things, because he was active in the 1990s as general manager of rc cola russia and had already had some experience here with raw materials and closures. the corporate aims which mr leb-edev was striving to achieve did not, however, entirely square with those of the shareholders and this led to lebedev quitting his job and setting up safe cap instead. “for ethical reasons i was simply not keen to stay in the same segment and wanted to do something other than bottling. in addition, there were contacts with the closure cap sector available, we knew each other and were on good terms“. the plant, according to mr gavrilov, commenced produc-tion of closures under the name of safe cap in 1999 on three injection moulding machines; at the time output was still com-paratively low at around 120 million closures per year. the experience already obtained in sales also generated the idea in 1999 of keeping this area of business and extending it. this led to the first contract with alcoa csi, whose closures were now also being marketed via safe cap for russia. another year further down the line, said mr gavrilov, and sales offices were already being opened to enable opera-tions to take place in close proximity to customers in south-ern russia, siberia, kazakhstan and the ukraine. this was followed by the contract for the distribution of alcoa closures in kazakhstan. safe cap profits from the world-wide image of swiss quality, particularly in relation to precision technical work, as a fundamental part of its corporate concept. follow-ing on from the successes of the first few years, they decided to focus entirely on the production location of fryazino in order to produce this quality. in 2001 safe cap acquired the plastic division of hoff-mann ag and relocated it to russia from thun, including machines, technology, patents and logos, with a view to manufacturing at this high level of production themselves. in total, 70% of the division went to fryazino and 30% to poland where there is a further plant manufacturing under the safe cap brand name. as a result, standing on the premises occu-pied by a former workshop and following major reconstruction and extension works, what can be seen today are production and warehousing facilities along with office accommodation extending to an area of more than 11,000m 2 . there is still any amount of space available for future expansion. there are 21 entire lines deployed, of which 14 are netstal, two husky, two arburg and three demag. there is also safe cap’s first sacmi compression moulding line for manufacturing pco 1881 clo-sures. overall, the portfolio currently comprises more than 20 different types of closures and handles (pp, pe) in sizes rang-ing from 28mm and 48mm for csd, juices, water and beer. the level of production has also increased more than ten-fold over the past 13 years to a figure of 2.0 billion pieces today – and there is absolutely no shortage of upward capacity. safe cap‘s customers include the breweries efes, heineken and sab miller. the company currently employs 110 staff. the sale of external closures has also been boosted and topped up with (for example) contracts with corvaglia and smartseal for russia and the cis states. “it is extremely important to us to preserve the association in people’s minds that switzerland stands for quality” says mr lebedev. this is the reason for the company’s ”swiss packaging solution“ image. according to mr lebedev, safe cap does not prioritise orders from the giants of the beverages sector over other customers, endeavouring rather to treat every customer as equally important. a further important factor as far as safe cap is concerned is that they focus on plastic caps and han-dles production rather than preforms and closures combina-tion. again according to mr lebedev, this gives the company the flexibility to fulfil more complex orders, for example up to five top printing colours, various types of laser printing, embossment, oxygen scavenger, handles, etc. www.safecap.ru july 12, 2012 netstal we met: sergey kozhin, sales manager russia & cis svetlana ansimova, sales manager, netstal in the foyer of the netstal-bkm-”casa“: (f.l.t.r.) sergey kozhin, kay krüger and svetlana ansimova netstal‘s support from moscow with around 300 netstal machines on the russian market, the need for a competent and prompt local service facility was an obvious priority. as the company’s share of the market grew and the bureaucratic hurdles involved in the import of machine parts increased, the decision was taken in 2007 to set up a support facility inside russia itself to service local netstal customers. the result was the proposal, in 2008, for an office sharing arrangement with the krauss-maffei subsidiary bkm and this joint facility was subsequently set up in the heart of moscow. this is the only office serving the whole of russia and the cis states which means that the five netstal employees have more than enough work on their hands. the team is led by krauss-maffei executive dieter brun-ner, and from this office sharing facility (known to all as the “casa“) sergey kozhin, sales manager, manages the five members of staff who cover the entire territory. sergey himself is often to be found on the road, visiting customers, whilst his office-based colleague svetlana ansimova mainly takes care of any business matters or back office activities and keeps in

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editour reports 21 petplanet insider vol. 14 no. 03/13 www.petpla.net recycling line recostar pet iv 6wduolqjhuhdg2ißfh sonnenuhrgasse 4, a 1060 vienna 7) uhf\folqj#vwduolqjhufrp zzzuhf\folqjvwduolqjhufrp phpehuri6wduolqjhu*urxs visit us at: ice 2013, munich, march 19 - 21 hall a6, booth 275 5hf\foh5hßqh5hxvh7kurxjkxsf\folqj3(7zdvwhehfrphvdydoxdeoh vhfrqgdu\uhvrxufhsubstituting virgin resin at up to 100% contact with the customers by telephone. depending on the particular service that the customer needs, any necessary service visits are carried out either by the local staff alone or with back-up from a swiss engineer who can be called in to help in case of need. head office staff from naefels are also called in to participate in negotiating any upcoming purchase orders with the customer themselves. in the office we meet sergey’s other colleague alina, who is responsible for handling the whole of the logistics sector. she is the person to contact when spares, for example, are ordered. as might be expected she is kept very busy indeed which means that we have time to exchange only a few words with her. here in the office cupboards there are two small spares stores, for print boards as well as small parts. depend-ing on where the customer enquiry has come from or the degree of urgency, there are various shipment options avail-able for delivering the required part. large spares that cannot be accommodated here are stored at the premises of a logis-tics partner who will handle the delivery in direct response to a customer enquiry. there are also two engineers on site who are ready to respond to service enquiries with on-site attendance at the customer’s premises. a number of technical problems can, however, also be dealt with using remote service media. as of 2011, netstal machines have been fitted by way of standard with a remote support facility via the internet. for older models initial contact is, as a rule, by telephone or skype. in this way it is possible for faulty parts or settings on the customer’s machine can be displayed via videocall and discussed, something which enables precise diagnostics without the need for an engineer to visit. this system also has the advantage of being extremely rapid. sergey took a trip down memory lane to recall the origins and the development of netstal in russia. at that time, 1997, an agreement was reached with mannesmann demag, who had already estab-lished themselves with their machines on the russian market, to offer netstal pet machines in addition via their sales network in russia. the result of this was that, in the following years, more than 100 netstal machines were installed, around two thirds of which found homes through the mannesmann demag sales network. as netstal’s market share continued to grow, the contract was dissolved and from then on net-stal was free to operate on its own. in 2004 the fully electric “elion” range was launched, followed in 2010 by the “elion hybrid” which offered higher throughput with lower energy consumption. sergey feels that in the production of caps and closures as well as for thin-wall products for example the elion hybrid will make its mark. www.netstal.com next editour report: petplanet insider issue 4/13 port:

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bottle making 22 petplanet insider vol. 14 no. 03/13 www.petpla.net single-stage machinery for high end cosmetic packaging a single step to beautiful packages key features of pet containers for cosmetics high-grade pet cosmetics appli-cations are very different from, for example, pet containers for food, where light weight and short cycle times are major design factors. the cosmetics market, by contrast, has a strong demand for health and beauty products that closely imitate or even surpass the highest quality that the glass industry can produce. price is not a driving factor in high-grade cosmetic packaging. the market is driven by the desire for the peak of quality, one that pushes the boundaries of what is achievable in moulding pet. the retail price of these filled containers can be in the region of 50 to 100, which means that the container cost is a small fraction of the total price, even with decorative features, heavier weight and consequently longer cycle times. the container will stay in consum-ers’ homes for quite a while – weeks, months or even years. it will be picked up and used many times before it is finished with, so its appearance is very important, as it is often conceived as a an objet d’art. decoration and design techniques the appearance and impression of high quality and luxury are essential to the market appeal of cosmetic pack-aging, and this means that techniques are very different. decorative options include matt/frosted appearance, which can be created using a special masterbatch, rather than having to rely on spraying after moulding. pear-lescent and iridescent masterbatches produce a finish with constantly-shift-ing colours as the container is han-dled, while graduated, spray-on coat-ings provide a colour that blends from top to bottom of the container, without the need to use shrink sleeves. injec-tion moulded collars, fixtures and attachments can be used to embellish the shoulder area for visual impact, as well as enabling sharp details. the shoulder of the bottle can be injection moulded in the lip cavity as a flange on the preform; the preform’s body is then blown out and upwards result-ing in absolute sharp corners on the shoulder. the glass-like look and feel is created by very high product weight, which requires specialised grades of pet to avoid crystallisation. the thick wall section and low stretch-blow mould ratios of these premium packages allow greater extremes of detail, as well as embossing. nissei asb offers converters wish-ing to enter this market one-step injec-tion stretch blow moulding, which can be used with petg, pp, coc, cop, hdpe, ps and pc, as well as pet. the process is also claimed to allow custom preform design; scuff and damage-free neck finishes; perfect neck orientation for screw-on caps; and very high optical quality. www.nisseiasb.co.jp/en premium cosmetic packages in pet, ... ...manufactured with single-stage machinery. health & beauty care packaging au high-grade pet bottles have to provide a feeling of luxurious quality for market appeal and they can do so using techniques and designs that would be impossible in glass. karel keersmaekers, managing director of nissei asb europe, maintains that the needs of this market can be satisfied with single-stage machinery.

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23 petplanet insider vol. 14 no. 03/13 www.petpla.net caps and closures bottle-to-bottle recycling plants preform and single stage machinery preforms preform / stretch blow moulds two-stage sbm machinery filling equipment resins / additives compressors closure systems bottle-to-bottle pet recycling plants in this year’s market survey for bottle-to-bottle pet recycling plants we received responses from ten companies. there were contributions from erema and starlinger in austria, zheijiang boretech in china, and from germany we had information from extricom, gneuss, herbold, krones and polymer protec, italy was represented by amut and sorema. the companies are listed in the order in which their details were received by the editors. although the publishers have made every effort to ensure that the information in this survey is up to date, no claims are made regarding completeness or accuracy. 03/2013 marketsurvey company name erema engineering recycling maschinen und anlagen ges.m.b.h. zheijiang boretech co., ltd. gneuss kunststofftechnik gmbh postal address telephone number web site address contact name function direct telephone number fax e-mail unterfeldstr. 3, 4052 ansfelden, austria 43 732 3190-0 www.erema.at christoph wöss vacurema product manager 43 732 3190-352 43 732 3190-23 ch.woess@erema.at 19k-1, 07th province road, pinghu; economic development zone, pinghu, zhejiang, china. 86-573-85120186 www.bo-re-tech.com sales manager 86-573-85120186 86-573-85113959 sales@bo-re-tech.com mönichhusen 42, 32549 bad oeynhausen, germany 49 5731 5307 0 www.gneuss.com andrea kossmann marketing 49 5731 5307 10 49 5731 5307 77 andrea.kossmann@gneuss.de bottle to granulate input variable: collected pressed bottles, various colours yes, in cooperation with long-time partners output: granulate with approval capacity [t/a] floor space [m] which approvals fresh water consumption per tonne output [m/t] consumption kwh per tonne output [kwh/t] flakes to granulate input variable: flakes, coloured proportion max. 5%, not much chlorine basic flakes specifications: higher contamination can influence pellet quality but are basically possible to process, after discussion and agreed by erema output: granulate with approval fda, efsa (pending), anvisa, ilsi, bgbi, and also from brand owners capacity [t/a] up to 32,000 200 - 17,000 floor space [m] depending on through-put and technology: 8 - 200 30 - 80 which approvals fda [cat. a-h&j]; efsa (pending); some brand owners (conf.); some national approvals (austria, ch, zona mercursur, etc.) fda fresh water consumption per tonne output [m/t] depending on application and technology type but we have a closed loop system 0 consumption kwh per tonne output [kwh/t] between 250 - 350 350 bottles to flakes input variable: collected pressed bottles, various colours yes, in cooperation with long-time partners output: flakes with/without approval fda [cat. a-h&j]; efsa (pending); with multi purpose reactor (mpr) capacity [t/a] up to 15,000 2,000- 40,000 (22h/day and 300 days/a) floor space [m] between 20-40 500-6,000 which approvals fda, efsa (pending) fresh water consumption per tonne output [m/t] closed loop system 2,5-3 consumption kwh per tonne output [kwh/t] 100 100-150 miscellaneous company also offers systems for bottle-to-film yes: vacurema inline sheet yes bottle-to-fibre yes: vacurema inline fibre yes yes bottle-to-strapping yes: vacurema inline strapping yes

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market survey 24 petplanet insider vol. 14 no. 03/13 www.petpla.net 03/2013 marketsurvey company name protec polymer processing gmbh starlinger & co. ges.m.b.h. he postal address telephone number web site address contact name function direct telephone number fax e-mail stubenwald-allee 9, 64625 bensheim; germany 49 6251 77061 - 0 www.sp-protec.com rainer trapp head of sales and project management recycling 49 6251 77061 141 49 6251 77061 580 rainer.trapp@sp-protec.com sonnenuhrgasse 4 1060 wien, austria 43 1 59955-0 http://recycling.starlinger.com elfriede hell, mba general manager division recycling technology 43 1 599 55 241 43 1 599 55 180 recycling.he@starlinger.com ind 74 4 ww sie vic 4 4 sie bottle to granulate 4 models: recostar pet fg, fg, pet iv, pet iv superior input variable: collected pressed bottles, various colours yes - including design and implementation of turn-key sorting and washing plants engineering of washing lines and / or a turn-key project with components and technologies available in the market output: granulate with approval yes yes (decontaminated for food-contact, iv increased, aa 1ppm, lowest voc level) (ag capacity [t/a] output: 6,000 - 25,000 (input depending on quality of input material (post consumer bottles / flakes) 6,000 - 26,000 up floor space [m] 3,000 - 14,000 incl. bottle, flake & pellet storage depending on design ap which approvals efsa, fda, anvisa, brand owners several usa / fda (c-h), austria, germany bfr, ilsi, france / afssa, finland, australia, bolivia, canada, switzerland, peru (pending); follows efsa requiremens; brand owners fresh water consumption per tonne output [m/t] depending on design, quality of input material and local conditions. depending on design ap consumption kwh per tonne output [kwh/t] depending on design, quality of input material, local conditions and available utilities depending on design ap flakes to granulate 4 models (see above) input variable: flakes, coloured pro-portion max 5%, not much chlorine yes, standardized process will be able to produce final product as per customer specifications and with iv levels up to 1.2dl/g output: granulate with approval yes, for direct food contact including iv increase and lowest voc levels, aa 1 ppm yes (decontaminated for food-contact, iv increased, aa 1ppm, lowest voc level) capacity [t/a] output: 6,000 - 25,000 t/a 1,500 - 26,000 (5 extruder sizes) up floor space [m] 400 - 800 depending on capacity 130 - 540 ap which approvals efsa, fda, anvisa, brand owners several usa / fda (c-h), austria, germany bfr, ilsi, france / afssa, finland, australia, bolivia, canada, switzerland, peru (pending); follows efsa requirements; brand owners fresh water consumption per tonne output [m/t] 0.5 approx. 0,15 consumption kwh per tonne output [kwh/t] 500 (depending on design and required rpet specifica-tion) approx. 410 (depending on design) ap bottles to flakes 4 models (see above) input variable: collected pressed bottles, various colours yes, including design and implementation of turnkey sorting and washing plants engineering of washing lines and / or a turn-key project with components and technologies available in the market ye output: flakes with/without approval yes, hot-washed pet flakes to be used in different applications (incl. further processing for food contact) yes (decontaminated for food-contact, iv increased, aa 1ppm, lowest voc level) capacity [t/a] input sorting plant: up to 50,000 input washing plant: up to 25,000 3,700 - 10,500 (5 sizes) 6,0 floor space [m] 2,000 - 2,500 approx. 150 1,0 which approvals efsa, fda, anvisa, brand owners approvals for further processing to rpet for food contact fda (hot-fill), follows efsa requirements fresh water consumption per tonne output [m/t] depending on design, quality of input material and local conditions ap consumption kwh per tonne output [kwh/t] depending on design, quality of input material, local conditions and available utilities 120 - 250 (incl. bottle washing to ssp) miscellaneous pe tem co company also offers systems for company also offers bottle-to-non woven systems bottle-to-film yes - turn-key solutions yes bottle-to-fibre yes - turn-key solutions yes bottle-to-strapping yes - turn-key solutions yes

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market survey 25 petplanet insider vol. 14 no. 03/13 www.petpla.net herbold meckesheim gmbh sorema division of previero n.srl extricom gmbh krones ag amut s.p.a. industriestrasse 33 74909 meckesheim, germany 49 / 6226 / 932 0 www.herbold.com siegfried engel vice president sales 49 6226 932 133 49 6226 932 495 siegfried.engel@herbold.com via per cavolto 17 22040 anzano del parco, italy 39 031 63491250 www.sorema.it dario previero sales manager 39 031 63491250 39 031 63491217 sales@previero.it hoher steg 10, 74348 lauffen a.n., germany 49 07133-9817-0 www.extricom.de kai kappe product manager pet-recycling 49 7133-9817-31 49 7133-9817-31 kai.kappe@extricom.de böhmerwaldstraße 5 93073 neutraubling, germany 49 9401 70-0 www.krones.com peter hartel sales dept. pet-recycling 49 9401 70-5448 49 9401 70-91-5448 peter.hartel@krones.com via cameri 16 - 28100 novara italy 39 0321 6641 www.amut.it piergianni milani president 39 0321 474200 amut@amut.it note: supply of turn key installation for pet bottles recycling. no supply of ssp process equipment (agglomerate) yes yes, high quality flakes - ready to be spp pellettized up to 36,000 up to 33.600 3,500 - 21,000 0.5 -6 net clean product 3,600 -43,000 approx 1,000 160 - 200 800 - 2,000 2,500-4,500 ia, rs fda, efsa, various other fda - lno, efsa, various others approx 0,5 - 1 0,06 1,0 - 2,5 1, to be partially re-used into the process approx 545 kw/t 220 180-250 note: supply of turn key installation for pet bottles recycling. no supply of ssp process equipment yes high quality flakes - ready to be spp pellettized up to 13,000 3,500 - 21,000 0,5 - 6t/h net clean product 3,600 - 43,000 approx.64 800 - 2,000 1,000-2,500 ia, rs fda - lno, efsa, various others 1,0 - 2,5 1, to be partially re-used in the process approx. 125 kwh/t 100 note: supply of turn key installation for pet bottles recycling. no supply of ssp process equipment yes with/without approval high quality flakes - ready to be spp pellettized 6,000 - 30,000 5,000 - 45,000 3,500- 21,000 0,5 - 6t/h net clean product 3,600 - 43,000 1,000 - 3,000 800 - 5,000 800 - 2,000 2,500-4,500 not applicable fda - lno, efsa, various others approx. 250-300 1-3 1,0 - 2,5 1, to be partially re-used into the process 0,22 - 0,27 180-250 pet bottle washing plants, turnkey sys-tems, single components, size reduction components “super-pet”: integrated process from bale to preform yes yes yes yes yes yes

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bottle making 27 petplanet insider vol. 14 no. 03/13 www.petpla.net manjushree technopak’s range of cosmetic pet packaging solutions a traditional pet package *based on an article by vimal kedia, managing director of manjushree technopak visiongain, a british research company that provides analysis of the worldwide telecoms, pharmaceutical, energy, metals and defence indus-tries, has reported that the total value of the global personal care packaging market in 2012 was us40.99billion, and is estimating it to reach 820 bil-lion by 2016. one of the markets that has seen a significant change in the personal and healthcare packaging industry is india. a particular sector enjoying strong growth in the country is ayurvedic sundries, based on the traditional medicines of the sub-continent. manjushree technopack has been actively working to develop pet packaging solutions with companies in the personal care and healthcare segment. the company has recently launched pet bottles for himalaya drug company’s foaming neem face-wash brand. the bottles are of non-standard neck diameter and weight and come in compact sizes, which are intended to make it easier to carry them around. the two versions - 50ml and 150ml – are fitted with pumps that convert the liquid into foam. manjushree recently helped g.d.pharmaceuticals to re-launch their global boroline brand, with a move from metal tubes to smaller, plastic pots. the brand’s 50-year his-tory meant that the conversion had to be executed with particular care and took place only after extensive r&d and market research. manjushree has also worked with gd on other products, including suthol antiseptic liquid and eleen hair oil. the design project for these bottles included the requirement to make the bottles very user-friendly: their primary market is in domestic settings. visual brand identification was maintained with the dimple-topped pet bottle. ayurvedic products in pet manjushree’s range of pet bot-tles extends from 14mm to 43mm and from 5ml up to 500ml. it has a strong market presence in aromatic oils, mini facewash packs, hotel and travel packs, as well as other applications. its work with the ayurvedic segment in kerala is instrumental in the changeo-ver of packaging in the sector – which has not happened over around three ynight. the ayurvedic community came round only after the major player in the industry started replacing glass with pet, an exercise that took nearly three years. during this time, there was continuous research and shelf study undertaken by manjushree technopack, along with raw material manufacturers and a number of cli-ents. the conversion project has nei-ther received nor discovered reports of any health hazards as a result of the use of pet in ayurveda. ayurvedic preparations naturally feature acidic activity, a characteristic that has caused pet bottles that have spent a long time on shelves to buckle on occasion. manjushree undertook a redesign and developed bottles with ribs, with encouraging results. among manjushree’s ayurvedic cus-tomers are prominent companies such as kottakkal arya vaida sala, vaid-yaratnam oushadhasala, the phar-maceuticals corporation (i.m) kerala ltd., arya vaidya pharmacy (coim-batore) ltd., nagarjuna herbal prod-ucts, pankajakasthuri herbal products and santhigiri ayurveda. pet jars and bottles are now the fastest-growing packaging products in ayurveda and cater for a range of applications, from bottles for oil preparation, arishtams and kashayams to jars for leham preparations and pain balms. www.manjushreeindia.com manjushree technopak, supplier of pet preforms and containers, has been actively working with compa-nies in india’s growing ayur-vedic health and personal care sundries segment to increase the range of prod-ucts now packaged in pet. pet container’s for himalaya drug com-pany’s facewash brand health & beauty care packaging au the re-launched boroline brand of g.d.pharmaceuticals in a pet jar

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preform production 28 petplanet insider vol. 14 no. 03/13 www.petpla.net bottles, preforms and closures, 2 nd edition part 1: from the first idea to the finished bottle* think process, not product ottmar brandau has newly revised his books, first published by hbmedia/petplanetpub-lisher, and now to be re-issued under the elsevier imprint. petplanet insider will be publish-ing extracts from successive chapters in a series of articles in forthcoming issues. in chapter 1.1. of the book ottmar brandau, after considering developments over the past 25-30 years, addresses the basic questions relating to bottle design from the initial idea right through to the finished bottle. starting point of product development experience has shown that 80% of the costs of developing a product are determined at a very early stage in the design phase. even before the first stroke of the pen or the first click of the mouse in the cad system, a number of issues must have been settled to permit an efficient and speedy development of a product design in cooperation with the cus-tomer. in this respect, the sequence in which the questions are addressed is not critical and may differ with each specific project. product life cycle one of the first things to deter-mine is the intended product life cycle. will it be a premium product with a very long useful life? a mineral water bottle for the catering trade, for example, which is placed on the table by the waiter, must have a high-quality design that stands the test of time as well as being physically robust. premium products also serve to enhance the identification with the brand. global carbonated soft drink (csd) suppliers sell their products in bottles with a characteristic design, which are good examples of long-life products. at the other end of the range, there are low-cost bottles for six-packs, discount chains, or seasonal products that may only be offered for a single summer. such seasonal

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preform production 29 petplanet insider vol. 14 no. 03/13 www.petpla.net products can be found in asia, for example, where certain types of tea are sold in bottles that are specifically designed for each harvesting season. this of course results in very short life cycles for the container designed. in this context the question of whether the bottle is intended to be returnable or nonreturnable will be answered. competitors identification of competitors and the specific products with which the new container will compete will affect the bottle design. it is hardly useful to develop a product only to dis-cover that it is too similar to some-thing already offered by a competitor. here, a close cooperation with the customer’s marketing department is required. product another key issue is the product for which the bottle will be used. still or carbonated mineral water, csds, beer, fruit juice, tea, or dairy products each require different design fea-tures. filling process directly related to the contents is the question of the filling method, which also should be discussed in the very early design phases. will the contents be aseptically filled or hot filled? will the bottle be pressur-ised? will a nozzle be used to spray nitrogen over the contents to eliminate oxygen from the headspace? it is also important to know if and how much the contents tend to foam. will a long-tube filler or spreader be used? in the latter case, it is important that the contents can flow down the inner wall of the bottle without protrusions that may disrupt the flow. bottle transport how will the bottles be transported during production? will the bottles coming from the stretch blow mould-ing machine be transported through the subsequent process stages by an air conveyor or a conveyor belt? which type of conveyor belts will be used? in addition to rubber mat-top conveyors, gravity roller tables, and articulated con-please order your copy at the petplanet insider book shop: https://www.hbmedia.info/petplanet/books bottles, preforms and closures a design guide for pet packaging second edition by ottmar brandau 115,00 180 pages copyright elsevier 2012 veyor belts, there are also combinations of the above and special designs, which in turn raise the issue of speed differen-tials within the same conveying system. apart from the conveying medium, e.g., air conveyor or conveyor belt, the speed of transport has an impact that should not be underestimated. preform another key question relates to the preform: will a standard pre-form be used? has this already been selected or determined, or will a spe-cial-purpose preform be developed? (read more in chapter 2). shape of the base in some cases the base of the bottle must have a specific shape. in general, the following base shapes are possible, but these are merely given as examples because there are numerous variants: multiple-foot base: the most well-known multifoot base is the peta-loid base. footed bases that are resistant to internal pressure are used for carbonated contents, such as mineral waters, beer, and csds, when the internal pressure exceeds 1bar. apart from the petaloid base, there are many special variants. still water base: for still products with no internal pressure, a still water base can be used. bases of this type use an outer, circular rim on which the bottle rests. the centre of the base is more or less dished internally and ribs may be used to mould a thin but strong base. so-called champagne bases offer a good resistance to internal pres-sures up to 4bar. this type of base design is characterised by a higher wall thickness in the base area. as a result of the required special pre-forms with a step core design (and a lower output during blow mould-ing), this variant is more expensive and is therefore preferably used in the premium sector and beer. for hot-filled products, special hot-fill bases are used, which are resistant to the vacuum load cre-ated when the contents cool down. other points that have to be taken into consideration in pet bottle design are more widely discussed in the book. briefly, they comprise the following topics: mouth/neck/cap volume markets labelling transport packaging specifications approval procedure time frame design engineering *this article was published in bot-tles, preforms and closures, ottmar brandau, chapter 1.1., copyright elsevier 2012 e :

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bottling / filling 30 petplanet insider vol. 14 no. 03/13 www.petpla.net over the decades lao brewery has enjoyed a consistent growth in sales. the company believes it will overshoot the two-million mark in 2012, with sales of 2.2 million hectoli-tres forecast for this year. “we’re reck-oning on an average yearly plus of 12% in the beer segment in the next few years as well”, claims kissana vongsay, the managing director of lao brewery co., ltd.,. “where bot-tled water and alcohol-free beverages are concerned, we’re basing our cal-culations on a rise of 30%. however, this is founded on the assumption that annual sales levels will be compara-bly lower, with currently 790,000hl for water and 400,000hl for soft drinks.” beer in laos, beer is generally a bever-age that has a certain luxury to it. a 640ml bottle of beerlao classic, for instance, costs 0.80 in retail outlets. considering the lao people’s rela-tively low annual income, it’s quite astonishing to learn that even at this price the average yearly consump-tion of beer per head is 30l and rising, with this figure an incredible 83l in the capital of vientiane. the beerlao classic brand is especially popular, accounting for about 96% of the brew-ery’s total beer sales. other products in the beerlao range are gold and dark. like classic, gold contains 5% alcohol per volume. with its higher alcohol content of 6.5%, the third beer in the beerlao range, dark, is mainly drunk by tourists. the brewery also promotes a beer in the lower price segment called lanexang. the brewery currently exports clas-sic and dark to 16 different countries, including china, vietnam, cambodia, thailand, the usa, japan, australia, new zeeland, germany, france, and sweden. at present exports contribute 1% to lao’s total beer sales. however, in the future export growth is to be pri-marily targeted at the bordering asian countries. bottled water trends in laos at the moment there are no export plans for bottled water. bottled water is a luxury good for the local populace, who use boiled tap water for daily con-sumption. yet for reasons of health and hygiene, the trend – for those who can afford it - is more and more towards bottled water. the per capita consump-tion of bottled water in laos is currently 19l/a. lao brewery recognised the trend for bottled water early on, adding this product to its portfolio in 2000. at that time the per capita consumption was still under 1l/a. in 2005 annual water sales at the company were just 76,000hl – and thus less than a tenth of today’s sales volume. by 2007 this figure had risen to 227,000hl. with yearly rates of increase of around 30% the trend has experienced a sharp upswing in the past few years. states on its pet line lao brewery has opted for a monoblocked stretch blow moulding/filling/capping system in the shape of an innopet blofill. lao brewery goes for water with a khs turnkey line a laotian water festival based on an article by werner gessner*and gerhard schmitt** * manager of market zone asia pacific, khs gmbh, singapore. ** sales, market zone asia pacific, khs gmbh, singapore. the largest brewery and prime water and soft drinks bottler in laos, lao brewery co., ltd., recently invested in a new turnkey pet line for water from khs. headquartered in the capital of laos, the company holds a staggering 98% share of all beer drunk in laos. their market share for bottled water is 60%, and for soft drinks 70%. bottlin l *

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bottling / filling 31 petplanet insider vol. 14 no. 03/13 www.petpla.net vongsay, “we’re budgeting with sales figures of about 1.5 million hl for 2015. if this prognosis materialises, the volume of bottled water will be almost half of our beer output. in the long term we can envisage our water sales equalling our sales of beer.” equipment three bottle sizes are filled on the new line: 0.35, 0.6, and 1.5l pet container. the 0.6l size is especially popular on the market, accounting for about 90% of total water sales. the line can output 45,000 0.6 and 0.35l, and 20,000 1.5l bph. just one single brand of water is bottled at the plant: tigerhead. on its pet line lao brewery has opted for a mono-blocked stretch blow moulding/filling/ capping system in the shape of an innopet blofill. the bottles are pro-duced by an innopet blomax series iv stretch blow moulder. the stretch blow moulded pet bottles are turned lao brewery co., ltd... …is headquartered in the capital. lao brewery was founded in 1973 as a joint venture between the state of laos and french investor bgi. in 1975 the state purchased all of bgi’s shares in the brewery. in 1993 the companies loxley and italian thai joined the state-owned brewery. in 2002 carlsberg acquired an initial 25% share in the brewery business, which was raised to 50% in 2005. since 2011 carlsberg has held 51% of the company and the state of laos 49%. lao brewery runs three production facilities: two in vientiane and one in pakse. the parent plant in vientiane chiefly bottles beer and water. the second vientiane site, which has been a part of the group since the 2011 merger with the lao soft drink company, bottles the pepsi brand range. the brewery in pakse, opened mid-2007, produces beer for the southern part of the country. pakse is the second-largest city in laos and close to the borders of cambodia, thailand, and vietnam. this production facility also exports to these three countries. www.beerlao.la laos geography laos or the lao people’s democratic republic, is the only landlocked country in southeast asia, bordering on china, viet-nam, cambodia, thailand, and myanmar. laos has a tropical cli-mate with high temperatures. demographics the country has a population of around seven million and a surface area of 236,800km. the capital of vientiane is the most densely populated region. beverage consumtion the growing consumption of bottled beverages is inextricably linked to an increase in income (currently 820per capita / pa, compared to only 700 in 2008). and the trend is upwards. vienti-ane salaries are especially high compared to the rest of the coun-try and are rising fast. approxi-mately 40% of all beer and about 50% of all non-alcoholic bever-ages in the country are sold to the people who live here. and passed on to the filler by a transfer wheel. the bottles are filled with water by an electronically controlled innofill nv normal pressure filling system with 60 filling stations. the capping system implemented here is the proven, clas-sic innofill sv screw capper. downstream of the filling and cap-ping processes bottle fill levels and caps are inspected by the innocheck ifms filler management system based on the innocheck platform. each and every pet bottle can be directly allocated to its specific filling valve and capping head. the labeller is an innoket 360. the innoket 360 installed at lao brewery features an integrated tamper-evident sleeve applicator. the tamper-evident sleeve is applied to the bottle neck at the labeller discharge, thus saving space. the tigerhead brand is thus completely tamper-proof. the label position and seating of the tamper-evident sleeve are monitored by an innocheck lpi label inspection system integrated on the innocheck platform. once the bottles are dressed with the appropriate labels, they are conveyed to an innopack ppz packer. this packs the 0.6 and 0.35l bottles into boxes of 24, and the 1.5l bottles into cartons of 12. the cartons are pal-letised by an innopal pbl1n1 equipped with a low-level pack feed. the load is then finally secured by a stretch film wrapper before being delivered to the points of sale. www.khs.com lao brewery has a 98% share of the beer market in laos. carlsberg has held a 51% share in lao brewery since 2011. the remaining 49% belong to the lao people’s democratic republic. kissana vongsay, the managing direc-tor of lao brewery co., ltd.,

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labelling 32 petplanet insider vol. 14 no. 03/13 www.petpla.net volker till; till gmbh it doesn’t always have to be a label the personalised approach is the latest trend. the customer makes their own personal statement in the car they choose to drive for example. now, they can go one step further. in the beverages or cosmetic industries the customer is able to choose their own personal labels. “however, these suppliers are generally working on a handicraft basis“ says volker till, the founder of till gmbh and he goes on: “what we want is an individual bottle design coupled with the highest level of performance – and we want to do it at a quarter the price of a no-label look“. till prints directly on to the bottle using ink. to do this, his company has developed a printing station that slides the bottle into a preliminary treatment stage. here, depending on the material from which it is made, the bottle is sub-jected to flame treatment or exposed to an atmospheric plasma.the next stage is to print a white foundation and harden the paint using uv diodes. the actual colour printing takes place in the same station using up to seven additional colours or lacquers. the final stage of the process is for the uv laser diodes to harden the paint layer. once printed, the bottle goes back into circu-lation ready for filling. it is possible for a station to print up to 1,000 containers/h on a 70mm print area. the print area can be up to 180mm and if required the bottle can be printed two or three times at different heights in the station. with the station having a 140mm outside dimension, the prototypes are already designed with an eye to their use in a carousel. for a 36,000bph plant, the pitch diameter of the carousel would be only 2.2m, i.e. similar to the dimen-sions of a labelling machine. the present development will permit bottle diameters up to 100mm. this covers the spectrum from small to 2-litre size bottles. all the important components such as printers and hardening diodes have already proved their suitability for industrial usage within the ceramics and the flooring industries. the men from hattersheim, germany, have developed the printer control them-selves, together with the mechani-cal design. anyone who remembers volker till from his days as head of development at khs would be amazed to see the mechanical design. all currently-used materials, pet, glass, metal, pp or pe, are suit-able as materials for bottles or cans. together with his colleagues, till has developed the inks so they adhere perfectly to the materials. they are food safe and, being environmentally-friendly, will wash off in the suds when the pet bottles are recycled. during pet recycling the ink residue can be extracted via an alkaline filter. till’s development prints the bot-tles contact-free so that even built-in design features such as grooves or ornaments can be overprinted neatly and presentably. this offers new opportunities for the bottle designer, as he does not need to make provi-sion for any tube-shaped elements for labels on the body of the bottle. addi-tional reinforcement grooving could be introduced to give lightweight bottles additional stability or the shape of the bottle could be modified for marketing purposes, away from today’s tradi-tional designs. from a commercial viability point of view, dispensing with labels and glue offers many advantages. all the present day logistics and warehous-ing is completely done away with, including the mandatory operator of the labelling machine. nobody needs volker till wants to offer an individual bottle design.... ...at aquarter the price ...of the no-label-look

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labelling 33 petplanet insider vol. 14 no. 03/13 www.petpla.net in the face of mass production, the personalised concept is bound to gain ground. “today’s generation is defined more by the iphone and facebook than the car. we are the generation of the touchscreen. the reason amazon has been so successful is that they know the individual preferences of their customers and they tailor their offer accordingly. they are the bridge linking product to consumer. whole-sale or retail – it is now irrelevant. so similarly, what if the beverages manu-facturers were able to personalise individual beverages and bottles? you don’t have to be a genius to see the value added that would result – the customer could order their personal-ised beverages direct from the bottler, cutting out the “middle men” – the distributors and retailers.” as far as this year is concerned, till is planning four plants up to a maximum of 12.000bph. ”in my team we have 4 service engineers who are able to help out at the customer’s premises in the field. in extreme cases, it may happen that all four engineers are at the customer’s premises at the same time. i don’t want initially to sell more machines that our engineers can safely service and support. the beverages industry is an extremely demanding environ-ment and my aim would be to offer the same level of availability and reli-ability as labelling machines“, says till. in the coming year they envis-age selling eight machines, which will also include the first carousel plants. till’s aim is not just to sell his modules directly, but he hopes to persuade oems to integrate them into their own equipment. www.till-tech.com bericap the plastic closure company committed to your success www.bericap.com research and development developing closure solutions to meet your specific requirements mould technology a detailed understanding of mould design with in-house mould making facilities in hungary and germany global presence local production in 21 strategically located factories. an on-going strategy of stregthening our global presence capping technology and know-how special advice on capping technology with on-going technical support innovation and flexibility our broad range of plastic closures is the basis for generating new innovation. our expertise covers aseptic, hot fill, barrier, anti-counter- feiting te-systems, consumer convenience and child resistance the first proto-type, still a closely guarded secret, will be unveiled by volker till at drinktec. to stand at it any more or feed in new labels every 10min. the engineers have designed the print stations in modular format. so if one station is not doing what it ought to be doing on a carousel, it is simply removed and replaced by a different one. the pro-cess takes a maximum of 10min. the repair of the faulty printing unit is then carried out once the plant has been started up again. when you look at the printed bottle, ink is a considerable improve-ment on a label. in a full cost calcu-lation, 1,000 bottles in a “no label look” cost for the same batch amount around 40, in “sleeve” format they cost some 25 and, in the ink version, just 10 per thousand.but volker till would not be volker till if he were only to see the topic from a technical and commercial viewpoint. he is a vision-ary who firmly believes that, even volker till amongst the printed bottles. two-dimensional printing can also be carried out along with optional motifs to add that extra “touch of class”. and all this starting from a quantity of just one right up to infinity.

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petproducts 34 petplanet insider vol. 14 no. 03/13 www.petpla.net flexible sleeves and tamper-evident flip-tops pdc europe, based in montdidier, france, specialises in the design and manufacture of sleeving and closure machines, and has recently been making the case for flexible sleeving and the adoption of tamper-evident flip-tops. its president, derek vandevoorde, says that stretch sleeves save costs by using less material, eliminate the need for shrink tunnels and, because they adapt to every curve and variation of the container they wrap around, offer the flexibility to bundle different containers within the same package. those containers can hold different products entirely, or bonus amounts, or offer consumers the chance to try something new from the same supplier. they can hold two to four packages in the same sleeve, with the addition of a spacer or plastic eyelet to hold them in place. handles can also be added, for convenience. the recent introduction to the cosmetic segment of tottles, squeezable containers that stand on their caps, further extends the market for flip-top closure systems. vandevoorde says that integrating pdc’s tamper-evident sleeve applicators into flip-top cap production lines can save costs and reduce carbon footprint by eliminating the need for the cardboard boxes or cellophane packag-ing previously used to protect the products. the secured sleeve guarantees the product’s integrity. pdc asserts that it can provide cap manufacturers with machines that are easy to operate, offer fast changeover and are com-pact. they are designed to automatically sleeve between 20 and 120 caps per minute, feature camera inspection for container closure and imprint, a sorting area, a keyed run/jog switch and precise container handling. www.pdceurope.com steady-pallet palletiser sipa’s latest design of palletising units, the genius ptf v, with its twin-platform configuration, can palletise at speeds of up to 420 layers/h, making it suitable for medium-speed an high-speed lines. conceived using the same design philoso-phy behind as the original genius ptf palletising sytems introduced in 2011, the genius ptf v integrates the compa-ny’s fastlayer robotic layer preparation units, with their active pack orientation and arrangement capabilities. with its twin-platform design, the genius ptf v is carry-ing out two separate operations simultaneously rather than sequentially, and such cutting out any waiting time. while the first platform is picking up and compacting a just-prepared layer of packs from the fastlayer unit, the second platform is busy depositing the previous layer on the pallet, and then returning to receive the new layer. the genius ptf v uses a halving platform/head suitable for pallet layers made up of shrink-wrap packs, cartons and plastic crates. the platform is in two halves that move apart once it is in position over the pallet, allowing the new layer to drop into position. it accepts pallets up to 1,200 x 1,200mm. www.sipa.it health & beauty care packaging au

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products 35 petplanet insider vol. 14 no. 03/13 www.petpla.net flexible packing french company cermex, part of the sidel group, has announced the expansion of its secondary packaging and palletiisation range with the launch of a new packaging line. flexicase is described as a multi-function, top loading case packer that carries out forming, loading and sealing functions within a 20m footprint. the new machine is particularly aimed at the personal and homecare market and is claimed to be able to pack up to 40 cases/minute. the machine is designed to handle plastic bottles of variable shapes and characteristics, such as shower gel, shampoo and liquid detergent bottles. it is based on existing modules within its range along with new developments. it offers users a range of several collating modules with the choice of stop & go or continuous feed tech-nology, depending on speed and bottle criteria. cases are extracted vertically and descend positively via a chute to be opened and then transferred to the lower flap sealing station. six servomotors hold and guide the cases throughout the process. depending on their dimensions, between one and three cases are packed at a time, a configuration that reduces individual case packing speed but without reducing the overall speed of the machine and the line. the flexicase is equipped with a cermex numerical axis gantry along with lightweight gripping tooling. three servomotors run the hot melt gluing operation; adhesive tape sealing is available as an alterna-tive. cermex maintains that flexicase provides a combination of market requirements in terms of high speed, small footprint and wide packaging range. www.cermex.com strong fresh air for pet-bottle industry gain new heights in savings and energy-efficiency with the new oil-free zd compressor 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 single-handed dispenser aptar beauty home, part of the aptargroup of companies, has launched a new dispens-ing system that can be opened and operated with one hand. marketed under the brand name of vita, it combines a dispenser and closure into a single unit. it is designed to enable users to dispense applications of formula-tions onto cotton pads with the use of only one hand – every action can be completed with a single hand, while the other can be employed making sure a baby does not either crawl away into danger or fall off a changing platform, for example. aptar says that vita makes the use of water-like skincare products easier and that its aim for the product is for it to become an essential in daily personal and baby care. it offers differentiation on the shelf with a bi-inject design featuring a trans-parent lid. www.aptar.com health & beauty care packaging au health & beauty care packaging au

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36 petplanet insider vol. 14 no. 03/13 www.petpla.net petbottles personal care health & beauty care packaging au clear rinse aid as part of the “calgonit“ change of name to “finish“, the shape and volume capacity of the bottle have also been changed. the new, slim, tall bottle now contains 750ml and features a sloping handle on front and rear to enable easier gripping and pouring of the contents into the dishwasher. the slightly blue tinged pet bottle is sealed by means of a screw cap with a silvery shine. underneath this there is a dispensing aid mounted on the bottle opening. www.finish.de mouthwash the italian company, conter s.p.a , has durban’s h12 500ml mouthwash with mint taste in a transparent pet bottle in its range. the mouthwash, which is said to be active for a period of 12h, is tinted green and the bottle is fitted with a childproof closure. the closure can only be opened by exerting downward pressure on the yellow inner section and by turning the blue external section simultaneously. shiny metallic labels to front and rear complete the look. www.conter.com see-through container under its own brand name of “isana“, the german drug-store discounter rossmann is selling 300ml antibacterial kitchen soap with pink grapefruit oil in a transparent pet bottle with lockable pump dispenser. through the transparent front label the user can see grape-fruits printed on the inside of the rear label. the product is said to protect the hands from disa-greeable odours when washing up and to care for the skin. www.rossmann.de stinging nettle hair tonic “isana“ - the proprietary brand name of rossmann - has a stinging nettle hair tonic in its range for massaging into the hair. the greenish coloured hair tonic is said to promote the circula-tion of the scalp, prevent the hair from becoming greasy and strengthening it. the product is bottled in a transparent, slightly tapered pet bottle with content of 500ml. the container is sealed with a hinged closure that can be operated with one hand. shaped labels to front and rear act as a means of conveying information. www.rossmann.de dual phase hair treatment a dual phase hair treatment incor-porating liquid hair building modules is being marketed by schwarzkopf in a handy transparent pet bottle with a content of 100ml. the product “gliss kur“, which has to be shaken prior to use to mix the product, is applied to the hair directly using a pump spray. a transparent protective cap protects the spray mechanism from being activated by accident and a fold-out label at the back contains the instructions for use. three liquid hair building modules are deployed for repairing badly damaged hair and restoring split ends. www.glisskur.schwarzkopf.de

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bottles 37 petplanet insider vol. 14 no. 03/13 www.petpla.net revitalising foot care bath a revitalising foot bath with a content of 275g is being marketed in a trans-parent pet bottle by ssl healthcare deutschland gmbh under the ”scholl“ foot care brand name. the salt crystals, which are enriched by the addition of natural mint and orange oil, urea and an active deodorising agent care for and refresh the feet. the white screw cap simultaneously serves as a dispensing cap. one cap filled with salt is placed into approx. 3-5l of lukewarm water. labels to front and rear provide informa-tion on content substances and how to use the product. www.scholl-footcare.com body spray 100ml body spray with grape seed oil, grape extract and vitamin e is being marketed by mann & schröder gmbh of siegelsbach under the brand name of ”aldo vandini“ and the suffix ”vinospa bianco“ in a slim, slightly tinted pet bottle with a pump dispenser. the pump dispenser with its silvery shine is protected against accidental operation during transport and storage and can only be oper-ated once a clamp has been removed. a partly metallised printed paper label serves as a vehicle for information. www.aldo-vandini.de wonder oil garnier is using a 150ml content droplet-shaped bottle made from pet for its wonder oil from the “fructis“ series. the product is said to impart shine and sleekness to the hair. a colour matched pump dispenser with an operating knob in a contrasting colour makes for easy application of the contents. a transpar-ent front label and a rear label printed on the inside transmit the trading information. the pump spray is secured by means of a transparent protec-tive cap during transport and storage. www.garnier.de

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bottles 38 petplanet insider vol. 14 no. 03/13 www.petpla.net bathing in blue the french retail group “magasins u / super u“ is selling, under its dis-count brand name “bien vu!“ 1l of blue tinged bath gel in a transparent pet bottle. the bottle features a number of grooves to improve its stability and is tapered underneath the black screw cap to give an opening diameter of 22mm so as to facilitate metered pour-ing of the contents. a paper label on the front supplies the necessary infor-mation. www.magasins-u.com pampering shower gel under the name ‘thermal spa’ colgate-palmolive are selling their shower gel with salt from the dead sea and extract of aloe vera. the bluish, shimmering product is said to have a gentle scrub effect and the aloe vera content pampers the skin afterwards. packaging is in a waisted pet bottle with a content of 250ml. the snap-on lid incorporates a closure cap which can be distinguished from the closure by its colour and which can also be operated with one hand. shaped labels to front and rear complete the packaging. www.palmolive.eu.com hair spray as an addition to its wellaflex range, wella is currently marketing a 150ml maximum hold hair spray in retail outlets. the translucent, bulbous pet bottle has a screw-on, golden coloured pump dispenser and features a decorative sleeve made from plastic in the neck area. a protective cap and colour matched shaped labels round off the elegant appearance of the packaging at the pos. www.wellaflex.de cylindrical shape pet power is expanding its sharp cylindrical prod-uct family with 750ml and a 500ml volume versions, which brings the total of different volumes on offer to ten. both new models are produced with 28sp410 neck finishes and can thus be combined with a range of standard closures and pumps. pet power says that the range’s cylindrical shape lends itself to various product groups, including inks and other household products, but the shape is used most often in cosmetics such as shampoos, skincare and haircare products. the bottle can accept a variety of finishes, includ-ing labels, sleeves or screen printing and can be produced in any currently available colours. www.petpower.eu natural active ingredient colgate palmolive is selling 250ml of its antibacterial action “hygiene-plus“ liquid soap in a transparent pet bottle with a gripping aid and dispensing pump with a lock. twisting the top of the pump through approx. 180 in an anticlockwise direction will unlock the pump. a natural active agent removes 99.9% of bacteria and at the same time cares for the hands. a non-label look at the front and a paper label at the rear convey the consumer information. www.palmolive.eu.com health & beauty care packaging au

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bottles petbottles 39 petplanet insider vol. 14 no. 03/13 www.petpla.net barbecue sauce decanter old south foods is a specialist bottler and co-packer of restaurant foods. it has been using glass bottles for its 16oz (c400ml) barbecue sauce decanter but has announced that it will now be using hotfill pet bottles from amcor rigid plastics. the packaging conversion for big show foods, john boy, and billy’s grillin’ sauce brands represents old south foods’ first use of pet containers. it is also the first commercial adoption of amcor’s 16oz hot fill stock decanter. old south foods has said that the conversion has delivered lighter weight, reduced breakages and other filling advan-tages. the 16oz decanter has a 38mm 400 finish, which is compatible with a range of induction seal label systems. brand owner big show foods sought out glass replace-ment options from c.l. smith, st. louis-based manufac-turer and distributor of packaging. c.l. smith sourced the amcor 16oz hot fill decanter and handled all product test-ing and compliance. the 38.4g hotfill (up to 185f) decant-ers have also helped to cut transportation costs. the four barbecue sauce flavours are sold in supermarkets and large retailers throughout the southeast usa. www.amcor.com best mate the tea extract derived from the leaves of the maté plant which serves as the basis for this drink contains 22mg caffeine per 100ml of ready-mixed product. this stimulat-ing, refreshing and carbonated drink with a 500ml content is bottled in a transparent pet bottle and sealed with a tamper-proof screw cap. a paper body label running all round the bottle conveys all the necessary retail information. www.top-mate.de carafe for cold filled drinks graham packaging, of york, pennsylvania, has announced the launch of a new 59fl oz pet carafe. its size is equivalent to approximately three imperial pints or 1.75l. graham says that the carafe is designed to help brand owners create a differentiated shelf-presence for a wide variety of premium beverages. it is targeted at ambient or cold-filled drinks such as juices, teas, lemonades and fruit punches. its design is intended to be more attrac-tive than the conventional shapes typically found in the ready-to-drink sections. the company says that the carafe styling makes it easier to handle and pour. it features flat panels for labelling. the carafe has a 38mm finish, which is narrower than the 43mm finish usually found on fruit juice containers. the reduction in size is intended to cut the amount of resin needed for the closure. the new pet carafe has been designed with a square base for filling line stability and to facilitate labelling, and graham further maintains that it offers an alternative for beverages currently in gable-top paperboard cartons and traditional plastic bottles, as well as glass. the clarity and shatter-resistant qualities of pet are claimed to make it particu-larly suitable for premium beverage products. www.grahampackaging.com

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petpatents www.verpackungspatente.de 40 petplanet insider vol. 14 no. 03/13 www.petpla.net plastic bottle intern. patent no. wo 2011 / 027049 a1 applicant: sidel participations, octeville-sur-mer (fr) application date: 31.8.2010 design and process for manufacturing a weight-reduced bottle from pet are described. the bottle is equipped with compensating surfaces for hot filling. container with lottery number europ. grant of patent no.ep 2104631 b1 applicant: julien truesdale, christchurch (nz) application date: 19.12.2007 an additional chamber is incorporated in a bottle which can be compressed following removal of the product for volume hot fill europ. grant of patent no.ep 1858763 b1 applicant: sidel participations, octeville sur mer (fr) application date: 14.3.2006 a plastic bottle made from pet is fitted with special compensating surfaces and reinforc-ing grooves so as to enable the deforma-tion forces that emerge during hot filling and subsequent cooling to be absorbed / coun-terbalanced without any plastic deformation occurring. reduction purposes. this chamber contains an addi-tional item / lottery number. this can only be removed once the bottle has been compressed. irregular base shape intern. patent no. wo 2011 / 014935 a1 applicant: resilux, wetteren (be) application date: 5.8.2010 in order to distinguish it from the mass of bottles of identical appearance, a pro-posal has been made to design a special / irregular form for the base section – e.g. in the shape of a mountain or similar. the process for manufacturing a bottle of this nature is described. drink container intern. patent no. wo 2012 / 095191 a1 applicant: sa des eaux minerales d’evian saeme, evian-les-bains (fr) application date: 12.7.2011 tamper-proof closure for a water bottle. the closure is fitted with a drinking aid / pouring spout to ensure that there is no risk of spillage when drinking direct from the bottle. variable volume europ. patent no. ep 2471717 a1 applicant: rodolfo enrique munoz, fuengirola, (es) application date: 10.6.2010 a variable design strategy is used for different sections of a plastic bottle made from pet. in this way the bottle volume can be adapted to suit the requirements. when it comes to disposal the bottle can be compressed so as to reduce its volume.

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petplanet insider vol. 14 no. 03/13 www.petpla.net buyers guide 41 buyer’sguide 1.0 materials 1.1 materials for bottle and cap production 1.1.9 additives and colorants americhem europe ltd custom colour and additive masterbatches pierre vandekerckhove tel.: 44 782 541 9086 pvandekerckhove@americhem.com www.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 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 colorplasticchemie albert schleberger gmbh schlosserstrasse 5 42899 remscheid, germany tel: 49-2191-5619-0 fax: 49-2191-54075 info@colorplasticchemie.de www.colorplasticchemie.de 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 tm m.p.i. srl moulds plus international 15050 villalvernia (al) – italy tel. 0039 0131 836136 info@ultrapurge.com www.ultrapurge.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.italia@repi.com www.repi.com 1.2 packaging components and accessories 1.2.1 preforms pet preforms and closures future plast industries l.l.c p.o. box 341034 dubai, uae tel: 971 4 607 0280 fax: 971 4 607 0220 petinfo@enpigroup.com www.futurepet.com 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 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 1.2.4 caps and closures creative dispensing solutions d94078 freyung tel: 49 8551 975 234 fax: 49 8551 975 180 infobev.gbl@aptar.com www.aptar.com bericap is a globally acting manufacturer of plastic closures with 21 factories in 19 countries. www.bericap.com www.corvaglia.ch closures equip tech serv www.csiclosures.com europe: 34 93 891 62 49 global headquarters: 1-317-390-5000 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 novembal sas 5 route du pérollier 69570 dardilly, france tel: 33 (0) 4 72 54 96 00 fax: 33 (0) 4 72 54 96 95 www.novembal.com 2.0 machines and equipment 2.1 preform production (machines and equipment) idsteiner strasse 74 d-65527 niedernhausen, germany tel. 49 6127 8954 8850 fax 49 6127 78189 info@cct-systems.com www.cct-systems.com

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42 petplanet insider vol. 14 no. 03/13 www.petpla.net buyer’sguide entries from 5,70 euro/mm, call 49-6221-65108-0 preform and cap production hong kong tel: 852-2665 3888 fax: 852-2664 8202 marketing@chenhsong.com.hk www.chenhsong.com.hk sacmi imola www.sacmi.com sipa s.p.a via caduti del lavoro,3 31029 vittorio veneto, italy tel. 390438911511 fax 390438912273 sipa@zoppas.com www.sipa.it 2.1.1 injection moulding machines 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 pet neck crystallizer tel: 886-49-2258335 marketing@bottop.com www.bottop.com khs corpoplast gmbh 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 sacmi imola www.sacmi.com eugen seitz ag spitalstrasse 204 8623 wetzikon, switzerland phone: 41 44 931 80 80 fax: 41 44 931 80 90 ffni@seitz.ch www.seitz.ch sipa s.p.a via caduti del lavoro,3 31029 vittorio veneto, italy tel. 390438911511 fax 390438912273 sipa@zoppas.com www.sipa.it smi s.p.a. via piazzalunga, 30 i-24015 s. giovanni bianco (bg) tel. 39 0345-40111 fax 39 0345-40209 info@smigroup.it www.smigroup.it 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. 688-1, zhong-shan road, sec. 3, wuri, taichung, 414, taiwan tel: 886-4-23388289 fax: 886-4-23380219 servers@chumpower.com www.chumpower.com stretch blow molding machines, preform molds & cap molds tel: 86-576-84020122 info@hymega.com www.megamachinery.com www.petkamold.com info@petkamold.com siapi s.r.l. via ferrovia nord, 45 31020 san vendemiano (tv), italy tel: 39 0438 4096 fax: 39 0438 401016 info@siapi.it www.siapi.it urola s.c. 20230 legaz pi, spain tel. 34 943 737003 fax 34 943 730926 legazpi@urola.com www.urola.com 2.2.3 coating systems khs plasmax gmbh meiendorfer str. 203 22145 hamburg deutschland t 49 40 67907-102 f 49 40 67907-100 e-mail: info@khs.com www.khsplasmax.com 2.2.4 compressors arizaga bastarrica y cia, s.a. www.abc-compressors.com www.atlascopco.com/petcompressors , 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 belliss.red@gardnerdenver.com www.gardnerdenverproducts.com

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petplanet insider vol. 14 no. 03/13 www.petpla.net buyers guide 43 reciprocating oil free compressor for pet bottle blowing kwangshin machine ind. co., ltd. 180-12 okog-ri, haman, gyeongnam, korea t 82 55 589 8100 f 82 55 589 8020 sales@kwangshin.co.kr www.kwangshin.com 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 2.2.8 unscramblers unscramblers, silos and air conveyors for empty plastic bottles av. arraona 23, 08210 barberá del vallés, barcelona, spain tel. 34 93 729 76 16 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.bortolinkemo.com www.cct-systems.com tel.: 49 (241) 9126-0 info@intravis.de www.intravis.de netstal-maschinen ag tschachenstraße 8752 naefels, switzerland tel. 0041-55-618-6111 fax 0041-55-618-6605 pet@netstal.com www.netstal.com packsys global (switzerland) ltd. phone: 41 55 25 33700 info@packsysglobal.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 2.3.4 printing equipment tampoprint ag lingwiesenstrasse 1 70825 münchingen, germany tel.: 49 7150 928-0 fax: 49 7150 928-400 info@tampoprint.de www.tampoprint.de 2.4 crate production (machines and equipment) 2.5 ancillary equipment for the production of preforms, caps and crates 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 drying-dosing-conveying-crystallisation tel: 49 6181 916 00 0 info@lanco.de www.lanco.de protec polymer processing gmbh info@sp-protec.com www.sp-protec.com 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 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

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44 petplanet insider vol. 14 no. 03/13 www.petpla.net buyer’sguide entries from 5,70 euro/mm, call 49-6221-65108-0 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 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 huayan huayan pet preform injection molding systems guangzhou, china manufacturer of high precision high performance pet preform injection molds and machines; tel. 86 20 8226 6148 ext. 8215 email: huayan@gzhuayan.com website: www.gzhuayan.com single & two stage pet molds 33-4, wonmi-dong, wonmi-gu bucheon city, kyunggi-do korea 420-110 tel.: 82-32-663-6377 inq@ksmold.com www. ksmold.com mht mold & hotrunner technology ag www.mht-ag.de khs corpoplast gmbh meiendorfer str. 203 22145 hamburg deutschland t 49 40 67907-0 f 49 40 67907-100 e-mail: info@khs.com www.khscorpoplast.com via caduti del lavoro,3 31029 vittorio veneto, italy tel. 390438911511 fax 390438912273 info@sipamolds.com www.sipamolds.com r&d / leverage 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 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 stretch blow & injection molds mobile: 00359- 888-518782 llvitalii@mbox.contact.bg www.vitaliiandson.eu 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 acme die systems pvt. ltd c-207, mayapuri phase ii, new delhi-110064, india tel: 91-98104 18975 91-98110 39129 91-11-47718888 sales@acmedisys.com www.acmedisys.com mold-masters europa gmbh postfach/p.o. box 19 01 45 76503 baden-baden, germany neumattring 1 tel: 49 7221 50990 fax: 49 7221 53093 info@moldmasters.de www.moldmasters.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 no.1517, sec.8, huanjhong rd, wurih township, taichung 414, taiwan tel: 886-4-2335-9689 chad@passcard.com.tw www.passcard.com.tw www.petkamold.com info@petkamold.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 - tel : 0033 (0)5 45 36 63 50 www.sa-comep.fr accueil@sa-comep.fr

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petplanet insider vol. 14 no. 03/13 www.petpla.net buyers guide 45 erwes reifenberg gmbh & co kg high precision mould maker www.erwes-reifenberg.de tel. 43-5572-7272-720 offce@z-moulds.com www.z-moulds.com 4.0 filling/bottling blow molding, flling, packaging via fedolf, 29 43038 sala baganza (parma) - italy phone 39 0521 839411 sales.procomac.it@geagroup.com www.procomac.it www.tech-long.com sipa s.p.a via caduti del lavoro,3 31029 vittorio veneto, italy tel. 390438911511 fax 390438912273 sipa@zoppas.com www.sipa.it 4.3.4 aseptic filling lines aseptic & ultra-clean flling lines 12 route de mamers - bp 46 72402 la ferte bernard cedex tel.: (33) 2 43 60 28 28 serac@serac.fr www.serac-group.com 4.4.1 labelling machinery gernep gmbh benzstraße 6 d-93092 barbing tel: 49 9401/9213-0 fax: 49 9401/9213-29 email: info@gernep.de www.gernep.de 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 5.0 recycling automatik plastics machinery gmbh ostring 19, 63762 grossostheim germany t 49 6026 503 - 0 f 49 6026 503 - 110 info@maag.com www.maag.com 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 www.sidel.com pet packaging design and development, blow molding equipment and molds north america 1 678 221 3000 central america 52 33 3952 0324 latin america 55 11 4668 7000 western europe, northern europe, africa 33 232 858 798 eastern europe, cis, middle east 43 1 370 1661 105 asia 86 21 5048 4088 3.3 cap moulds www.corvaglia.ch bühler thermal processes ag 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 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 140 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

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46 petplanet insider vol. 14 no. 03/13 www.petpla.net buyer’sguide entries from 5,70 euro/mm, call 49-6221-65108-0 “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 complete washing lines for pet recycling, for fbre, sheet, b-t-b applications tecnofer ecoimpianti srl via calto, 409/28 45030 ceneselli (ro) - italy tel: 39 0425 849090 info@tecnofer.biz www.tecnofer.biz 6.0 other pti-us: 1 419 867-5400 pti-europe: 41 24 423-9530 info@plastictechnologies.com www.plastictechnologies.com 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 (includes printed and online version). for only eur 5,70 per mm you can be present among top suppliers of pet pro-cessing materials – in every issue of the year. contact ask for your individual offer – call 49-6221-65108-0 6.1 laboratory equipment tel: 86-758-2788469 info@canneed.com www.canneed.com 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 sales@agrintl.com www.agrintl.com 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 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 sacmi imola www.sacmi.com 6.3 contract manufacturers 6.3.2 suppliers of custom designed bottles 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 t 44 (0)845 1285501 t 34 676 986962 (spain) e sales@petmachinery.com www.petmachinery.com 1 line 3,2 mm example: 1,824.– eur/year petplanet insider häusserstr. 36 69115 heidelberg, germany tel. 0049-6221-65108-0 fax 0049-6221-65108-28 info@hbmedia.net www.petpla.net 32 mm

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