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    PETplanet is read in 136 countries


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    PUBLISHERAlexander Bchler, Managing Director

    HEAD OFFICEheidelberg business media GmbHLandhausstr. 469115 Heidelberg, Germanyphone: +49(0)6221-65108-0fax: +49(0)

    EDITORIALDoris Fischer fi scher@hbmedia.netMichael MaruschkeRuari McCallionIlona TrotterWolfgang von SchroeterAnthony Withers

    MEDIA CONSULTANTSUte Andrandrae@hbmedia.netMiriam Kieslerkiesler@hbmedia.netphone: +49(0)6221-65108-0fax: +49(0)6221-65108-28

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    PETplanet insider ISSN 1438-9459 is published 10 times a year. This publication is sent to qualifi ed subscribers (1-year subscription 149 EUR, 2-year subscription 289 EUR, Young professionals sub-scription 99 EUR. Magazines will be dispatched to you by airmail). Not to be reproduced in any form without permission from the publisher.Note: The fact that product names may not be identifi ed as trade marks is not an indication that such names are not registered trademarks.

    3PETplanet insider Vol. 12 No. 03/11

    EDITORIALdear readers,EDITORIALdear readers,,,

    The recycling of plastics is a matter of increasing and justifi ed concern amongst the general public, involving as it does the use of fi nite resources and the burden it places on the environment. Undoubtedly PET recycling in particular is high on the list of priorities for the beverage and packaging industry. Producers of bottled water using thousands of tons of PET - see recycling as a major element in the sustainability of their business and their long-term survival.

    This concern is shared by PETplanet Insider and our commitment to the subject will be extensively demonstrated during 2011 in a series of articles examining in detail the subject of recycling we will be looking at the pro-cess itself, the equipment involved from a number of very different angles and of course to some rPET applications. Approximately 12 million t/a of virgin PET was globally produced in 2009 by chemical industries for use in the packaging sector. Approximately 4 million t/a (bottles) were collected for re-use mainly in markets of developed countries.

    Only 20% of the recycled material are used for bottle-to-bottle due to the high quality requirements, 22% for sheets, 45% for fi bre, 11% for strap-ping, 2% for miscellaneous in 2009*. Data and fi gures must be taken with a little pinch of salt, since markets in the emerging world like Brazil, India and China are statistically unknown quantities.

    Some conclusions, however, are beyond doubt: The collection of post- consumer bottles needs to be improved. This is an obligation for everone the general public, politicians and communities. One further, important point to be mentioned is that engineers and industries must face up to the challenge of improving the processing of PET waste to produce high quality food-approved RPET .

    Well established companies are focusing on PET bottle collection and waste separation, and in the production of fl ake and pellets, as well as the conversion of RPET fl akes and pellets into fi nal products. Big name sup-pliers have developed and produced machines to convert so-called bad PET waste to food grade RPET for re-use. But since the incoming bad PET often turns out to be a bad surprise for the recycler, the quality of the RPET that is produced is more a result of trial and error than expected.

    Thus the challenge remains for all parties concerned and involved to reduce the dependence of the good quality of PET intake as well as the unpredictable quality of outgoing RPET. In this edition of PETplanet we are looking at innovative equipment to do just that.

    Wolfgang von Schroeter

    * Recycling fi gures taken from PCI PET Packaging


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    4 PETplanet insider Vol. 12 No. 03/11

    INSIDE TRACK3 Editorial4 Contents6 News38 Products40 Bottles42 Personal care35 Patents

    BUYERS GUIDE29 Get listed!

    MARKET SURVEY22 Suppliers of conveyors for

    preforms and empty bottles

    PREFORM PRODUCTION32 Milky preforms The rapid guide to perfect preforms, part 17

    BOTTLE MAKING34 Automatic handle for edible oil Automated solution from Sipa at JRD, Dubai


    12 The power of sorting An innovative approach from Unisensor, Germany16 A conference selection 6th China International Recycled Polyester Forum

    Hangzhou 201018 Forum PET Europe launched PETplanet speaks to Jean-Marc Rostagno, First President of Forum PET Europe20 Maximising use Recycling technology responding to regulatory

    and market demands22 Bangladesh recycles First Krones bottle-to-bottle recycling line at Akij30 From bottles to bags Outdoor specialist Vaude uses rPET for

    production of bags

    PREFORM PRODUCTION31 Raising recyclate in preforms Handling high levels of recyclate

    in preform machines




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    6 PETplanet insider Vol. 12 No. 03/11

    PlastID to develop detection and separation in recycle stream

    An industry group comprising Petcore, ColorMatrix, Pellenc, EPRO, EuPR, PlasticsEurope, UNESDA and EFBW has applied for a European R&D grant to fund the full scale-up of PlastID, a Petcore project intended to develop methods to detect and separate specifi c containers from the plastics recycle stream. The multi-million Euro project will focus on approved food-stand-ard packaging polymers and it is envisaged that the technology developed through the PET recycle experience will be transfer-rable to HDPE, PP and PS.

    The use of novel materials in PET bottles can cause discol-oration during the recycle process. One aim of the project is to facilitate the recovery of bottles containing novel materials from the clear bottle stream and divert them to higher value outlets. The PlastID project will develop an LCA (lifecycle assessment) on the collection, sorting and recycle processes and provide training in new technologies. The consortium is awaiting the outcome of its application and intends to present the project in greater detail in future editions of PETPlanet.

    More exhibitors and services at 25th Chinaplas, May 2011

    The 25th edition of Chinaplas, the International Exhi-bition on Plastics and Rubber Industries, will be held at China Import and Export Fair Pazhou Complex, Guang-zhou, PR China, from May 17 to May 20, 2011. The confi r-mation of the India Pavilion brings the total of country and regional pavilions at the event to 11. Chinaplas will now be arranged under 12 themed zones, with the addition of the Rubber Machinery & Equipment; Industrial Services; and Bio-Plastics and Degradable Plastics zones. Over 20 enterprises have already reserved space in the Rubber Machinery & Equipment zone, in Hall 3.1., the offi cial website, has been revamped and improved, with a search engine func-tion that allows keyword searches in the website content and exhibitors data. The Download Centre holds show-related information, such as the visitor brochure, eNews-letter, etc. available for visitors to download. Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Arabic versions are now available. Latest show updates, transport and hotel information, and seminar details are available through WAP Chinaplas.

    Mould Technologies Group acquires Magor Mold Inc.

    Mould Technologies Group (MTG) of Diessenhofen, Switzerland, which incorporates Schttli AG, has acquired all of the issued shares in Magor Mold, Inc., of San Dimas, Ca, USA, as of January 2011. MTG also owns s-mouldtech, of Suzhou, China. Schttli and Magor both specialise in the development and production of extremely high-output injection moulds. Schottli develops and produces injection moulds for the production of medical parts, caps and closures and thin-wall packaging and caters to medical disposables manufacturers and packaging and plastic cap producers. Magor injection moulds are mainly used for the production of transfusion systems, dialysis units, respirators and anaes-thetic systems, drug applicators and hygiene products made from standard polymers and engineering thermoplastics. It predominantly supplies manufacturers of medical parts and disposables. Service and maintenance across MTGs range of products will now be carried out by the local companies. Wolfgang Bhler and Martin Schttli will both remain manag-ing directors of Magor and Schttli.