Arkema will provide SABMiller with glass coating products
and technology designed to protect and improve the appearance of their
vast stock of reusable bottles. Arkema's Post Washer Spray Application
Technology, developed in collaboration with Spraying Systems Co.®,
after having been used successfully in South Africa, will be implemented
in key SABMiller breweries.
Success for beer and soft drink manufacturers is about
getting the products presented in the right way in the pubs, bars, and
shops where the customers experience the product. Bottle appearance can
have a significant impact on market positioning, market share, brand image,
and, therefore, on the bottom line.
Unfortunately, in the case of returnable bottles, this impact can fade
away caused by the optical appeal of the bottle. A major parameter is
the degree of scuffing caused by the bottle-to-bottle contact during the
filling process. With the increasing number of bottle "trips",
the bottle pool quality and, therefore, the marketing value decrease significantly.
Based on an internal market survey indications are that bottles after
10-15 refill cycles do not fulfill the requirements of a premium-packaging
This scuffing can be delayed significantly by applying a protective coating
in the filling plant. Arkema with Spraying Systems as a global partner,
now offers a full range of services, adaptable chemistry, technical service,
and new breakthrough spray application technologies to reduce the cost
to maintain a returnable glass bottle fleet. These solutions come as turnkey
installations, specifically designed to fulfill individual requirements.
Tegoglas® 3000+ is an anti-scuff coating that significantly delays
the appearance of scuffing and protects the strength of a returnable glass
bottle, therefore significantly extending the life of a returnable glass
bottle. It can further improve the production flow, reduce the noise level
and enhance the efficiency of the filling plant operations. The praxis
has shown a scuffing reduction of approximately 50%. A new breakthrough
- Post Washer Spray Application Technology - will enable beer and soft
drink fillers to protect their fleet at the earliest possible position
and guarantees an excellent coating distribution.
Arkema's and Spraying Systems Co.®'s portfolio know-how
and worldwide presence make them the perfect partners when surface protection
of glass containers is a concern.
Arkema, the global leader in glass container coating technology, has over
25 years of glass container coating experience. The Certincoat® Hot-End
Coating System and Certincoat® TC100 transformed the hot-end coating
process and remain the market leaders in the hot-end coating of newly
formed glass containers. With the addition of Tegoglas® Cold-End Coating
products over the tin oxide layer formed by TC100, a very scratch resistant
and durable surface is created to strengthen and improve the performance
of glass containers.
Since 1937, Spraying Systems Co.® has been solving manufacturing and
processing challenges for customers with high-quality spray solutions.
Companies around the world rely on Spraying Systems Co.® for spray
nozzles, turnkey spray systems, spray research and custom fabrication.
With manufacturing facilities located in North America, South America,
Europe and Asia, Spraying Systems Co.® can quickly deliver products
anywhere in the world. Over 85 sales engineering offices worldwide provide
customers with local spray expertise for a wide variety of industries
A global chemical player, Arkema consists of 3 coherent and related business
segments: Vinyl Products,
Industrial Chemicals, and Performance Products. Present in over 40 countries
with 17,000 employees, Arkema achieved sales of 5.7 billion euros in 2006.
With its 6 research centers in France, the United States and Japan, and
internationally recognized brands, Arkema holds leadership positions in
its principal markets.