The KHS Group has recorded several big orders in July 2017, which is largely due to the sale of two FreshSafe polyethylene terephthalate (PET) TriBlock lines to a major soft drinks producer in India.
In combination with the lines the interior glass coating system is also being used on this important growth market.
The major soft drinks producer in India will be using the innovative FreshSafe PET coating system from KHS Plasmax on its two new PET lines.
It is part of two compact TriBlocks, each of which consists of stretch blow molder, coating system and filler/capper combination.
With FreshSafe PET the PET bottles are given an ultra-thin glass coating while remaining fully recyclable.
The process gives the containers it produces – in this case handier small 0.25-l bottles – much improved product protection.
The technology has been in use as a machine at the site in India since February 2016.
The beverage producer achieves a longer beverage shelf life and is thus able to cover a greater distribution area.
In this way companies can produce at a central location, in turn saving costs for warehousing and logistics.
In addition, KHS has sold a high-performance PET hot fill line to Southeast Asia, which is especially suited to the bottling of sensitive beverages.
Orders for four turnkey glass lines in Central America were also received during the same period.
These reliable systems are equipped with the Innofill Glass DRS filler.
All of these major projects will be completed in the shortest time thanks with standardized modules, machines and processes.