Piovan Summiteer May 2024
PETnology Europe 2024_summiteer


5:19 min TWO:17


It’s time for Drinktec again, after four years that havepassed quickly and positively for REPI, multinationalproducer of liquid colours and additives for plastics, witha focus on the plastic packaging applications. Locatedat the heart of the PetPoint section, REPI will welcomevisitors to present its latest developments in liquidsolutions for the packaging industry.Liquid colours acting as a barrier to extend the productshelf life, speciality additives to protect sauces, juices,dairy products from UV and visible light damage andanalysis instruments to help packaging producers putsafe and reliable containers on the market.Its high performance barrier line for long life (UHTand ESL) dairy product applications allow monolayercontainers to extend products’ shelf life by providing thenecessary protection from UV and light degradation.Custom made UV additive ranges, formulated to meetcustomers’ requirements enable them to over specifiedand expensive solutions, resulting in cost efficientpackaging and providing exactly the right protectionevery time.REPI will also present its Light Meter upgraded version.In the perspective of offering an all-round solutionrather than just a product, REPI has been working overthe years next to its customers building ties with themas partners. In this scenario, not only is the colour andadditive formulation important, but also the availabilityof accurate dosing and analysis instruments to rely on formeasuring the real presence and properties of the colour/additive in the final packaging. This is what the LightMeter is able to offer, and its latest version promises tooffer the user dramatic advantages in this direction.The bright white booth will function as a meeting pointwhere its “Colour Explorers” Team will welcome guests,to discuss new projects and perform live demonstrationsof instruments and equipment.
Hall A4.500


The Austrian closure specialist will be present with it sown booth in hall A4.417, but also showing multiple moulds with its machinery partners. Netstal is running a 32-cavity mould for an 38mm closure fitting to their preform application on booth A4.321, Sumitomo Demag is running a 72-cavity mould for a 26mm closure at very fastcycle time on booth A4.123 and also Arburg is running a z-moulds application with the patented z-slides® system on their booth at A4.323.


Guang Dong Xing Lian Precise Machinery Co., Ltd. (GDXL)will be exhibiting its high quality molds for beveragepackaging, including PET blow mold, preform mold,closure mold, hot runner, project retrofit and conversionparts. Hall A4.318

Husky will be demonstratingits Multi-Layer Technology

17 GRAM CARBONATED SOFT DRINKAPPLICATION RUNNING ON A HYPET HPP5PREFORM MANUFACTURING SOLUTION Husky Injection Molding Systems is well known throughout theindustry for its range of fully integrated system solutions for allvolumes and applications in the segments of carbonated softdrinks, dairy products, juices and sensitive beverages that not onlymaximize productivity and part quality, but also help to improvethe design and functionality of the complete package, includingpreforms for bottles and closures. Husky will be demonstratingits revolutionary Multi-Layer Technology, which is running on thecompany’s proven HyPET HPP5 preform manufacturing solution.

Agr will be exhibiting an array of products for managing theproduction and quality of beverage containers

Agr International, Inc. will be exhibiting an array of productsfor managing the production and quality of beveragecontainers. Featured at this year’s show will be Agr’s latestdevelopments for advanced blowmolder management, shelflifecontrol, and pressurized container testing.BLOWMOLDER MANAGEMENTThe Process Pilot® with CrystalView® automated blowmoldermanagement system is ideal for beverage producers that selfmanufacturePET bottles. The Process Pilot product groupoffers precise material thickness distribution managementon PET bottles, while offering hands-off blowmolder control.With the trend towards ever lighter bottles, the Process Pilotsystem offers producers the ability to aggressively lightweight bottles to the absolute minimum while providing theconfidence that material is distributed appropriately, withproper thickness in all critical areas, on every bottle produced.Not only does this product simplify and stabilize the productionof PET bottles, but it also provides the versatility to managebottle production in a manner most suitable to the productand application.
Whether the goal is to make the lightestbottle possible, process preforms of mixed lineage, improvebottle shelf-life and performance characteristics, save energyor just run a stable process 24/7, the Process Pilot productgroup offers a means to realize this goal profitably and withconfidence.SHELF-LIFEShelf-life management is an important but tediousmeasurement.
Of course, there are manymore things to discoveron 11,000 square metres exhibitionstand. As usual, you will find Krones in hall B6. If you cannotwait until to the exhibition, there will be a second mailingin July giving you a foretaste of our exhibit highlights. Hall B6
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