KHS’s InnoPET Plasmax

China beverage exhibition

KHS’s InnoPET Plasmax coating technology combines the hygienic and qualitative advantages of glass with the weight advantages of a PET bottle in order to create an innovative and attractive packaging solution for both the industry and the consumer market

KHS will exhibit its innovative InnoPET Plasmax coating technology for the first time at the China International Beverage Industry Exhibition on Science & Technology (CBST), which
will be held from 4 to 6 November 2015 in Shanghai. The Plasmax coating technology combines the hygienic and qualitative advantages of glass with the weight advantages of a PET bottle in order to create an innovative and attractive packaging solution for both the industry and the consumer market. KHS will present the Plasmax technology at Stand 1E01 in Hall W1.

“Know-how is our basis, visionary ideas are our drive – this is what KHS stands for and this is what we represent this year at the CBST,” says Matthias Niemeyer, CEO of KHS. The manufacturer of filling and packaging systems for the beverage, food and non-food industries will be showcasing its unique Fresh Safe-PET technology. It provides sensitive beverages, such as carbonated soft drinks, juice, wine and beer, and also liquid foods with the best possible product protection.

The Plasmax process involves applying anultra-thin, extremely flexible layer of pure glass (SiOx) in a plasma process. The resulting coating reliably protects the contents by preventing the exchange of substances such as carbon dioxide, oxygen, and flavourings between the product, the packaging and the environment. This special PET bottle treatment significantly increases shelf lives, ensures excellent taste and consistent vitamin content, keeps products fresh for longer periods and provides PET containers with a crystal clear appearance. Moreover, the Plasmax process ensures that the ultra-thin (<0.1µm) glass layer is bonded firmly with the PET under all conditions which means it cannot shatter or break. With regard to sustainability, these coated PET bottles can be fully recycled in the
same way as pure PET, bottle to bottle.

KHS has been able to develop the Plasmax coating technology due to its long-standing experts. Today, this innovative method is being successfully implemented worldwide. Both bottle and container manufacturers as well as bottlers of sensitive and high-quality beverages and foods around the globe have Plasmax coating systems in operation.

One recent example is the Turkish beverage producer Doganay Gida. It is the world’s first beverage company to communicate the benefits of Fresh Safe-PET technology directly to consumers under the term CamPET, the Turkish equivalent of Glass PET. According to Rafet Doganay, CEO of Doganay Gida, PET Plasmax technology is the perfect solution to keep beverages safe and fresh. Now they are able to serve the market with packaging which is as light as PET and as good as glass.

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