Individual and ecological: KHS develops wide-neck PET containers for hot filling
| Subj: Press-releses
Safe, customizable and ecologically favorable: for the very first time at the K-Show KHS will be presenting wide-neck PET containers which are suitable for the hot filling of food. With its low weight and good recycling properties this line-compatible container reduces the carbon footprint throughout its entire life cycle. This alternative to the non-returnable glass receptacle also provides a high level of product safety thanks to FreshSafe PET® coating.
“Saving carbon dioxide is an important issue for food companies, both regarding the design of the packaging and the way their supply chains are organized,” says Sebastian Wenderdel, non-beverage global product account manager at KHS Corpoplast in Hamburg, Germany. With its innovative systems the turnkey supplier from Dortmund assists its customers in this endeavor throughout the entire value chain. “It’s our aim to not only reduce our customers’ carbon footprint but also increase production reliability. Individually designed, lightweight containers also improve the consumer experience,” he reports.
Sustainable alternative to non-returnable glass: wide-neck PET containers from KHS
Safe and ecologically favorable: PET containers have many benefits
PET containers also have a higher energy efficiency than non-returnable glass receptacles. During both in-house manufacture and recycling they consume considerably less energy and thus ecologically harmful CO2. Wenderdel explains that “PET is a good insulator. The filling temperatures needed to obtain the necessary number of pasteurization units are thus lower than those for glass.” All of these benefits help beverage bottlers to cut their carbon emissions by up to 90% — especially if they use containers with a high recyclate content.
KHS enables customized container systems
With its holistic Bottles & Shapes™ consultancy program KHS provides the perfect answer to this specific challenge. The German engineering company supports bottlers throughout the entire design process, at the end of which a customized container is produced which is perfectly tailored to the customer’s individual requirements and takes the specifications of the filling line into direct consideration.
For products which are extremely sensitive to oxygen the wide-neck container can be given a tried-and-tested FreshSafe PET® coating. Thanks to the thin layer of glass applied to the inside of the bottle, this barrier coating provides optimum product protection. This type of container combines all the advantages of light, fully recyclable plastic packaging with those of a gas-tight glass container.