The beverage engineering firm said that shrink-pack is currently the secondary packaging of choice for PET containers with more than a 30 per cent share of the market.
But shrink pack has certain drawbacks - notably the energy consumption of the shrink tunnel and the use of fossil raw materials. For this reason, the R&D team at Krones has been working on creating a resource economical alternative to shrink wrapped packs.
At Interpack in May in Dusseldorf, Krones will be presenting the results of this work. A complete pack system including both the packaging and the associated machinery will be on display.
Krones sought to emphasize the significance of the innovation work in a press statement. The German company said: “The system on show at Interpack 2011 could prove to be the pack concept of the future.”