PET
The bottle clip system is planned for issue as pack variants of two to eight PET bottles holding 250 to 2,000 milliliters each. Perfect product presentation is ensured by the exact alignment of the bottles in the pack.

With its bottle clip, the KHS Group now adds a further resource-conserving alternative to its successful Nature MultiPack packaging system. The combination of tried-and-tested adhesive dots plus a new cardboard carrying handle makes for a stable pack of PET beverage bottles. KHS presented its new development for the first time from May 4 to 10 at interpack in Düsseldorf, Germany.

PET
Manfred van Triel, project manager at KHS.

“With our new bottle clip variant we now offer a supplement to our future-proof packaging system portfolio,” says project manager Manfred van Triel. The development is the result of a detailed customer survey. “Our new alternative reflects the beverage industry’s need for environmentally-friendly secondary packaging systems. The market finds it very important that fewer materials and especially less plastic are used here.”

Clever combination

With its bottle clip system KHS satisfies both demands: thanks to the use of its proven dots of adhesive, absolutely no outer packaging is required. At the same time, the new cardboard carrying handle ensures convenient, plastic-free transportation. “Extensive handling and laboratory tests confirm the practicality of this pack,” van Triel states. With this resource-conserving system beverage producers can do away with shrink film entirely.

Successful presentation

The sustainable packaging alternative, developed in close cooperation with a well-known European cardboard and paper supplier, will be presented to the public for the first time at interpack. Variants of two to eight PET bottles per pack holding 250 to 2,000 milliliters each are planned. Perfect product presentation is ensured by the exact alignment of the bottles in the pack. “This allows our customers to profit from an attractive billboard effect at the point of sale,” explains van Triel. This can be further emphasized by extensive printing on the bottle clip cardboard.

PET
The bottle clip adds a further resource-conserving variant to KHS’ tried-and-tested Nature MultiPack packaging system. Adhesive dots plus a cardboard carrying handle form a stable pack of PET beverage bottles.

The new packs are processed on the modular KHS Innopack Kisters NMP packaging machine. Here, the existing module used to apply the original plastic carrying handle is replaced by a newly developed unit that feeds in the alternative cardboard clip and slots it onto the PET containers. Former process steps such as distribution among different lanes, buffering and pack turning are no longer required. This makes the machine up to four meters shorter – a huge benefit for operators with limited production space.

Positive forecast

Van Triel sees great potential in the new bottle clip system. “Customers are showing a lot of interest. They’re especially keen on the minimalist amount of material consumed. We’re thus certain that our new packaging alternative will become established on the market.”

Packaging South Asia — resilient, growing and impactful — daily, monthly — always responsive

The multi-channel B2B in print and digital 17-year-old platform matches the industry’s growth trajectory. The Indian, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Middle East packaging industries are looking beyond the resilience of the past three years. They are resuming capacity expansion and diversification, with high technology and automation in new plants and projects.

As we present our 2024 publishing plan, India’s real GDP growth for the financial year ending 31 March 2024 will exceed 6%. The packaging industry growth will match the GDP growth in volume terms and surpass it by at least 3% in terms of nominal growth allowing for price inflation in energy, raw materials, consumables, and capital equipment.

The capacity for flexible film manufacturing in India increased by 45% over the past four years. With orders in place, we expect another 20% capacity addition in 2024 and 2025. Capacities in monocartons, corrugation, aseptic liquid packaging, and labels are growing similarly. As the consumption story returns over the next six months, we expect demand to return and exceed the growth trajectory of previous years. The numbers are positive for most of the economies in the region – and as shown by our analytics, our platform increasingly reaches and influences these.

For responsible and sustainable packaging, with its attendant regulations and compliances, there is significant headroom to grow in India and the region. Our coverage includes the entire packaging supply chain – from concept to shelf and to waste collection, sorting, and recycling.

We target brand owners, product managers, raw material suppliers, packaging designers and converters, and recyclers. This is a large and complex canvas – the only thing that can work is your agile thinking and innovation together with our continuous learning and persistence.

The coming year looks to be an up year in this region, and this is the right time to plan your participation and marketing communication – in our rich and highly targeted business platform with human resources on the ground. Share your thoughts and plans to inspire and mobilize our editorial and advertising teams!

For editorial info@ippgroup.in — for advertisement ads1@ippgroup.in and for subscriptions subscription@ippgroup.in

– Naresh Khanna (25 October 2023)

Subscribe Now
unnamed 1

NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to our Newsletter

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here