KHS to exhibit crystal-clear product protection for first time in China

August 24, 2015

KHS GmbH (Dortmund, Germany), a leading manufacturer of filling and packaging systems for the beverage, food and non-food industries, will be showcasing its innovative InnoPET Plasmax coating technology for the first time in China at the China International Beverage Industry Exhibition on Science & Technology (CBST) from November 4 – 6, 2015, in Shanghai. The system brings together the hygienic and qualitative advantages of glass with the weight advantages of a PET bottle in order to produce an innovative and stylish packaging solution for both the industry and the consumer market.

“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 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Niemeyer, KHS CEO.

The Plasmax process involves applying an ultra-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 flavorings between the product, the packaging and the environment. This unique PET bottle treatment greatly improves shelf lives, ensures qulaity taste and consistent vitamin content, keeps products fresh for longer periods and provides PET containers with a crystal-clear appearance. In addition, the Plasmax method ensures that the ultra-thin (<0.1 µm) 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.

The German manufacturer has been able to develop the Plasmax coating technology thanks to its long-standing experts. So far, this innovative method has been successfully rolled out 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 application is the Turkish beverage producer Doganay Gida which became the world's first beverage company to communicate the benefits of FreshSafe-PET technology directly to consumers under the term CamPET, the Turkish equivalent of GlassPET. According to Rafet Doganay, Doganay Gida CEO, 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.

KHS GmbH, a subsidiary of Salzgitter AG, has an international production network with over 4,600 employees worldwide and 11 production sites around the world, including Waukesha, WI, and Sarasota, FL. The company specializes in filling and packaging systems for products in plastic and glass bottles, cans and kegs. It full product range includes machines that produce plastic bottles, labelers, packers and palletizers.

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