Husky Injection Molding Systems wrapped up its lead sponsorship of the 17th PETnology conference and appearance at BrauBeviale, a trade fair for the production and marketing of beverages, the week of Nov. 10 with "impressive award wins," the Bolton, ON–based company announced. Husky has been recognized by PETplanet as being the industry's preferred equipment supplier, delivering the most value to customers in the PET machinery market.
The awards come after PETplanet surveyed 1,000 people from 334 companies in the plastics industry, and also recognized Husky as providing the best global after-sales service. In addition, Husky's HyPET HPP5 was honored with a World Beverage Innovation Award from FoodBev Media, winning in the Best Manufacturing category. The World Beverage Innovation Awards celebrate excellence and innovation in the global beverage industry, and were presented in a ceremony at BrauBeviale in Nuremberg, Germany.
The PETnology conference was an innovation symposium looking at the world of beverages and how PET packaging, technologies, and closures are responding to consumer trends and market challenges. It also presented the latest innovations in PET machinery, processing, blowing, filling, and packing equipment, and focused on environmental developments in PET recycling technologies, sustainability, and renewable resources for polyester materials.
Nicolas Rivollet, Husky's Director of Business Development, stated, "We are thrilled to have been honored with the World Beverage Innovation award for Best Manufacturing for our HyPET HPP5 system. We are always innovating and developing enhancements to our systems, and are pleased to now be launching superior co-injection barrier solutions with HyPET HPP5."
Rivollet made a presentation on Husky's soon to be launched barrier solutions, a new high-performance, multi-layer module for the HyPET HPP5 platform that offers up to 50% savings on barrier material costs. With the high-performance barrier module, Husky offers customers fully integrated injection molding solutions with the highest capability, delivering exact amounts of barrier material to attain the target package shelf life.
"The enabling technologies in HyPET HPP5, including our new barrier solutions, are an example of how we deliver exceptional performance and reliability to our customers," added Rivollet. "This supports their growth and lowers production costs, while ensuring packages manufactured on Husky equipment offer the industry's most consistent performance on production lines and in the hands of consumers. We provide the capacity to deliver the lowest total cost of production, while maintaining preform quality and enhancing package safety and security."
According to Husky, the company holds the leading market share of high-volume PET preform and closure manufacturing equipment. "Being named the preferred equipment supplier in the industry, and being recognized for our exceptional after-sales service is a huge win for Husky," said John Galt, Husky's President and CEO. "We pride ourselves on offering the highest levels of service to our customers, and are always looking for new ways to help them grow their business. Our investments in service are part of our commitment to ensuring that the full capability of Husky equipment is realized over the entire life cycle of investment."
Husky Injection Molding Systems has been serving the industry for more than 35 years. Its preform injection molding systems deliver the industry's lowest total production costs for the widest range of application and capacity needs, the company said. Husky has more than 40 service and sales offices, supporting customers in over 100 countries, and operates manufacturing facilities in Canada, the United States, Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland, China, India, and the Czech Republic.