The fitness regime for high-performance PET bottles
Low weight, low costs
Perfect job sharing: Krones is putting its PET bottles on a diet - and allowing you to benefit from considerable cost savings as a result. Regardless of whether you would like to slim down an existing design or drastically change your bottle’s appearance: with Krones, you can take the direct route to reach your goal. How is this possible? Krones designers are specialists in the field of lightweighting and are guaranteed to whip any bottle into premium shape.
Every gramme counts
What difference can one gramme more or less make? A practical example proves that it can really make all the difference!
To reduce the weight of a 0.5 litre bottle weighing 15 g.
The bottle is run on three lines, each with a speed of 36,000 containers per hour, a production time of 5,000 hours per year and an overall equipment effectiveness of 75 %
A saving of ...
3 g per bottle – with a consistent quality and processability
€ 1,822.500 per year (using PET costing € 1,500 € per tonne)
On the road to the perfect Bottle Mass Index
If you want to lose weight, you have got to do it right: Reducing the weight of bottles is a tricky business. For even minor changes can have unpleasant implications for the bottle’s processability. Therefore, lightweighting means more than just cutting off a few grammes. Behind lightweighting lies a complex design process which uses ideal material distribution to save weight and achieve quality.