PET Packaging in the Indonesian Beverage Industry

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The Indonesian beverage industry has registered steady growth rates in the last few years. PET packaging, which has been one of the largest beneficiary of this steady growth rate in the beverage industry has been able to raise its overall share in the total packaging market on the back of innovative designs and products. 




Namasindo Plas is one of the largest producers of PET bottles, preforms and closure caps in Indonesia. The majority of Namasindo’s products are used for bottled drinking water and sold domestically to large customers such as PT Aqua Golden Mississippi (Aqua), PT Tirta Investama (VIT), PT Ades Waters Indonesia, PT Tang Mas (2 Tang), and PT Sinar Sosro (PRIM-A).

PT Namasindo Plas was established and incorporated in Bandung (West Java), Indonesia in 2001. The company started its commercial operation by producing Polycarbonate (PC) gallon bottles from two machines. Currently, the company is armed with more than a hundred of machines to produce PET bottles and preforms. Company’s manufacturing facilities are located at Medan (South of Sumatera), Lampung (Sumatera), Sentul, Bogor (West Java), Batujajar, Padalarang (West Java), Cimerang, Padalarang (West Java) and Solo (Central Java). Netstal, Otto Hofstetter and Sacmi are the leading technology suppliers to the company.



Established in 2003 in Banten, PT Tirta Abadi has emerged as one of the largest producers of PET preforms in the country. The company operates two manufacturing facilities in the country at Banten and Surabaya with an installed capacity of 42,000 tons per annum of PET preforms for leading water, carbonated and other beverage categories.

Husky and Sacmi are the leading technology suppliers for the company.



Japanese company’s Indonesian subsidiary, Hokkan Indonesia, which was established as a joint venture between Hokkan Group and Toyota Tsusho Group in 2011 has emerged as a leading PET packaging company for many leading beverage companies in the country. Company’s manufacturing facility at Bogor, West Jawa is equipped with state of the art equipment from leading technology suppliers such as Sidel, Husky and in house OS Machinery Corporation.

Hokkan Indonesia has been aiming at a unique business model, which is different from other beverage companies in Indonesia. Company’s Total Packaging System (TPS) concept, which features customer oriented production, in-house production of containers, substantial technical services for the customers and the direct procurement of materials. 



Though, no official figures are available on PET recycling in the country, but Indonesian authorities and producers have been taking PET recycling very seriously in the last few years. The Indonesian Plastic Recycling Association (ADUPI) was established in 2015 in Surabaya after an initiative by several plastic recycling players from various regions (Bandung, Bogor, Solo, Semaranf, Jogia, Gresik, Pasuruan, Sidoarjo and Surabaya) of the country. The Association was formed to tackle the increased volume of plastic waste, which was threatening to go out of control.

In addition to the recycling association, institutional PET preform and bottle producers and users have also initiated PET recyling. For example, Tirta Investama, the company behind DanoneAqua, Indonesia’s oldest and largest bottled water brand, has pledged to recover and recycle more plastics from the environment by 2025. The company signed up Sumber Alfaria Trijaya, the operator of Alfamart, one of Indonesia’s largest convenience store chains; digital app developer Smash; and the country’s largest mobile operator Telkomsel to install drop boxes for shoppers to collect their bottles for recycling. 

According to a statement from the Tirta Investama president director, “ Within the next seven years, the local unit of Danone will recover more plastic than it uses and increase the proportion of recycled plastic in its bottles to 50 percent from 11 percent currently. Currently Danone-Aqua delivers more than two-thirds of our water in returnable, reusable jugs. More than half of our PET bottles are already being collected and recycled into new bottles or other materials, such as textiles. But we have decided that this is the right time for the investment.”

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