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Stretch blow molding

Energy-efficient production of weight-optimized oval PET bottles - Henkel opts for preferential heating from KHS

Dortmund, Germany

  • Reliable KHS PET systems in operation for decades
  • First-time investment in a stretch blow molder for the beauty segment
  • In-house production improves ecological footprint and simplifies logistics

With preferential heating KHS provides an energy-efficient method for producing oval PET bottles with an optimized weight. Not only the food industry but also consumer goods manufacturers such as Henkel are opting for this cutting-edge technology. It also enables complex containers to be economically produced in house, with no need for external procurement. In using preferential heating Henkel improves its ecological footprint and simplifies its logistics and production processes. At its facility in Wassertrüdingen, Germany, the concern has now invested in a KHS stretch blow molder featuring the new technology for its Fa body care brand. Reducing the bottle weight while simultaneously increasing the percentage of recyclate used in the packaging were the key factors that influenced Henkel’s decision to buy.

Henkel has relied on stretch blow molding technology from KHS for decades. The Dortmund system supplier’s tried-and-tested Blomax machines with preferential heating are used to make containers for fabric softener and household detergents in the company’s Laundry & Home Care business unit worldwide – and in Germany now also for shower gel. “With this measure, we’re consistently aiming to further reduce our ecological footprint throughout our value chain,” says Claus Meyer from Henkel Beauty Care.

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