One of the highlights at the show will be Nature MultiPack, which is based on specially developed adhesives which bond PET bottles together to form multi packs. Reducing secondary packaging by as much as 85%, the easily removable adhesive dots leave behind clean bottle surfaces, minimizing in-store and in-home packaging waste. Individually oriented bottles enhance brand presence and showcase bottle design, white tape handles bring convenience and convey marketing messages.
Digital printing of PET bottles
KHS will showcase digitally printed PET bottles and provide the opportunity to learn more about how Direct Print will enable brand owners to launch new bottle decorations within minutes. This disruptive innovation leverages highest possible image variability within future PET bottling lines. Based on specially developed low-migration LED-UV cure inks, Direct Print combines a secure cloud-based artworks management platform, with off-site sample printing for design and approvals. This technology is capable of producing 12,000 / 24,000 / 36,000 bottles per hour.
The presentation of goods in retail stores is a factor that plays a major role for sustainable packaging concepts. Sales directly from the pallet without repackaging onto shelves while maintaining excellent presentation and effective advertising placement at the point of sale are thus key requirements for many customers. The KHS Innopack Kisters DP display packer provides this flexibility for packaging and palletizing while saving materials and resources. It is also available in a block design.
In addition, visitors can find information on innovations such as the InnoPET TriBlock block concept, packaging for the dairy sector and KHS Service. With InnoPET TriBlock, KHS has launched a filling and packaging system for PET bottles to market which incorporates a stretch blow molder, labeller and filler. With consistent neck handling it also enables lightweight PET bottles to be processed.