LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLA. — Krones AG, of Neutraubling, Germany, introduced its enhanced BestPET Plus bottle-coating system during Nova-Pack Americas.
The name is short for barrier-enhanced silica treated PET.
BestPET Plus, the follow-up to the company's BestPET system developed last year with Coca-Cola Co., provides an improved top coat seal that offers more effective bottle protection, said Herbert Pickel, deputy member of the management board at Krones.
The new coating also improves bottle surface appearance and provides resistance to extreme abuse, Pickel said during the Lake Buena Vista conference.
BestPET Plus is not developed for hot-fill applications, Pickel said. However it will be available by the second quarter of 2001.