KHS is setting standards: extremely light half-liter PET bottle weighs just five grams
Five grams for 500 milliliters: with its Factor 100 half-liter PET bottle the KHS Group will be presenting an extremely lightweight container at the forthcoming drinktec trade show in Munich, Germany, from September 11–15.
- Benchmark for still water a cooperation between KHS and Husky
- Enormous material savings with best possible stability
- Demand for ecologically sustainable packaging met
Lightweight innovations a tradition at KHSReducing the weight of PET bottles is especially significant as about 70% of the manufacturing costs are attributable to the materials used. This savings potential and high level of sustainability have also played a major role in earlier KHS lightweighting developments. KHS thus not only holds the record for still water but also for PET bottles with a screw cap for highly carbonated beverages: the corresponding 0.5-liter bottle here weighs 9.9 grams, the 1.5-liter bottle 23.3 grams. In 2016, at the behest of a major German brewery, the filling and packaging specialist also developed the lightest 0.5-liter PET beer bottle in the company's history to date. In addition, KHS’ lightweight 1.0-liter PET milk bottle recently won the World Beverage Innovation Award from British publisher FoodBev Media.
About the KHS GroupKHS is one of the leading manufacturers of filling and packaging systems for the beverage, food and non-food industries. The KHS Group includes the following companies: KHS GmbH, KHS Corpoplast GmbH, NMP Systems GmbH and numerous subsidiaries outside Germany. KHS GmbH manufactures modern filling and packaging systems for the high-capacity range at its headquarters in Dortmund, Germany, and at its factories in Bad Kreuznach, Kleve and Worms. The KHS Group's PET expertise is pooled at KHS Corpoplast GmbH in Hamburg, Germany, where innovative PET packaging and coating systems are developed and produced. NMP Systems GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of KHS GmbH based in Düsseldorf in Germany, designs and markets new, resource-saving packaging systems for PET bottles. In 2016 KHS and its 4,995 employees achieved a turnover of around €1.18 billion within the Salzgitter consolidation. The companies in the KHS Group are 100% subsidiaries of the MDAX-listed Salzgitter AG corporation.
The lightweight container for still water has been developed by the KHS Corpoplast Bottles & Shapes™ Center.Download image (JPG, 6 MB)
KHS lightweight bottles are not only available for still water but also for CSDs.Download image (JPG, 7 MB)
The cooperation between KHS and Husky has produced the lightest half-liter bottle for still water known to KHS to date.Download image (JPG, 2 MB)