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Markus DalPian, head of Netstal's business units for PET, CAP and PAC, told PlasticsToday that the Middle East and Africa represent an important market for the company in areas such as PET preforms, caps and closures in the packaging and medical industries."Customer demand in the United Arab Emirates for premium beverage bottles and closures is high right now," DalPian said. "We serve a big number of customers in that area and we see strong growth in the future."

Heather Caliendo

March 1, 2013

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Netstal discusses premium machines market in United Arab Emirates

The Netstal brand, part of KraussMaffei Group, recently demonstrated its injection molding machines for beverage, medical and packaging industries at the international trade show, Gulfood (Feb. 25-28; Dubai).

Nestal's partner in the area, Integrated Packaging Systems (IPS), features a portfolio of products that helps give Netstal access to various industries in the food and beverage sector that require injection molding technology, DalPian said. An extensive, close-knit partner network means that Netstal's turnkey systems are configured for top quality, short cycle times and low material costs, the company said. Nestal works to apply application and system expertise to specific customer applications.

"In PET and caps and closures for packaging and medical, the request is always the same - these markets are more and more cost driven and therefore the request for lowest conversion costs in combination with lower product weights is there," DalPian said. "Netstal, with its technology of high speed, high precision machine in combination with the high degree of system competence, can propose full production lines responding to those requests."

Netstal's machine series includes PET-LINE and PETForm for the manufacture of PET preforms and the EVOS and ELION for bottle caps, thin-walled packaging and medical parts. The company touts that these series are "characterized by utmost reliability, incredibly low energy consumption and maximum output."

 "These benefits are helping us grow our customer base in the United Arab Emirates to manufacture competitively, thanks to staggeringly low local production costs," DalPian said.

DalPian said all types of packaging applications are growing in the area - from simple, non-decorated food containers to cutlery items to high-end packaging, including various decoration possibilities.

"There is a local need, but also exporting to neighboring countries are drivers for this growth," DalPian said.

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