Riedel Kooling cools the production of rPET-bottles.
KHS and Eckes-Granini realised the production of bottles which are made of 100 percent recycled plastic cooled by Riedel Kooling.
Dortmund. Together with the KHS Group Eckes-Granini is making its packaging portfolio even more environment-friendly. Since May 2021 the 1-l-bottle by hohes C is made of 100 percent recycled plastic. The Bottles & Shapes specialists from KHS in Hamburg were responsible for the bottle optimization.
With KHS as a long-term partner, Europe's leading manufacturer of fruit juices is making another relevant contribution to the expansion of the circular economy and our new generation Riedel Kooling chillers for KHS provide the necessary cooling in the InnoPET FreshSafe block system for the production of plastic bottles.
Since 2018 Eckes-Granini has been using PET bottles with an rPET share of 25 percent for its brand hohes C.
"We want to be a pioneer in the field of closed cycle management and go forward with a good example in the beverage industry," explains Hermann Naumann, plant manager at Eckes-Granini in Bad Fallingbostel, Lower Saxony in Germany.
4,000 tons new plastic and 8,000 tons CO2 saved.
Europe's leading manufacturer of fruit juice drinks has been pursuing an ambitious sustainability strategy for years, as Naumann emphasizes: “Our goal is to reduce the CO2 footprint within production and in our packaging continuously. This includes reducing material consumption as well as closing the material cycle. "
This is exactly where KHS started implementing the current project. Due to the changeover to 100 percent recycled plastic and an homogenous and consistent container quality more than 4,000 tons of new plastic will be saved yearly.
Therethrough the bottle filler reduces his CO2 emissions by around 8,000 tons per year.
By the end of 2022, Eckes-Granini Deutschland plans to use only PET bottles made of 100 percent rPET for all brands and saving in total about 9,000 tons of new plastic per year. KHS is available as a partner worldwide with its machines.Riedel Kooling ensures here the precise cooling solutions and with his global service team Riedel Kooling ensures that the KHS machines run perfectly without failure anywhere in the world.
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