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Schoeller Allibert focuses on fi shing net-based beer crates
By David Vink
Plastics News Correspondent
Among plastic crates displayed
on the booth of Pullach im Isartal,
Germany-based Schoeller Allibert
International GmbH at the
September 2022 Drinktec beverage
industry fair, the one molded
for the Corona Extra Mexican
beer brand was most prominent.
It is made from ground high density
polyethylene recyclate and
up to 20 percent recyclate made
from used fi shing lines, nets and
ropes retrieved and collected under
cooperation with the World
Free Oceans organization. Fittingly,
a stack of the crates on
show at Drinktec was draped in
a fi shing net.
Corona, which is part of Leuven,
Belgium-based Anheuser-Busch
InBev SA/NV, the world's largest
international brewery group, introduced
the crates in 2022. Martin
Fetzer, design manager beverage
at Schoeller Allibert, told Plastics
News: " They have been a great
marketing success for Corona. "
One reason is deliberate use
of light color streaking or marbling
in the blue moldings to
create a visible association with
the oceans. Another reason is a
user-friendly integrated central
handgrip. But sustainability was
the key factor in the Corona Extra
beer crate winning a 2022 German
Packaging Award. The crates
are injection molded on machinery
from Munich-based KraussMaffei
Technologies GmbH (Hall
15, Booth C24-D24), with the
plastic materials blended and fed
by Gravimix gravimetric dosing
equipment from Dedemsvaart,
Netherlands-based
Ferlin Plastics
Automation BV (Hall 10,
Booth A06).
Fetzer revealed that each fi shing
cutter has around fi ve tonnes
of nets on board, consisting mainly
of PE and polypropylene, but
also some nylon. The weight is
in reality even larger, when allowing
for lead weights, sand,
etc. The nets are ground, creating
so-called " marifi ber " (marine
fi ber) that is processed further
into plastic granulate. Fetzer said
Schoeller Allibert had worked on
the project for two to three years
and was fi nally able to use 30-40
percent of the available material.
In terms of recycling in general,
Fetzer said, " We are highly dependent
on developments in recycling,
but as we are not recycling
experts, we need partners for
sorting, etc. " He had doubts on
the economic feasibility of chemical
recycling, asking, " Who pays
the huge investment cost? "
Fetzer said post-industrial and
post-consumer recyclate is more
expensive than virgin plastics, so
it usually means lower properties
for the same or higher price.
" Dealing with this discrepancy
needs to be steered by politics
and we expect some movement
on this within a few years, "
Fetzer said.
Recyclate availability is another
issue. Fetzer recalled how
a large material supplier talked
about having 800 tonnes per
month of post-consumer HDPE
available, yet when Schoeller Allibert
asked for 50 tonnes, there
was no material available, as
whatever had presumably been
available had been sold.
Frank Reininghaus, sales director
beverage for Germany, told
PN that in-mold labeling (IML)
hasn't been applied to the Corona
Extra crates, but screen printing,
as a less expensive solution that
leaves more of the plastic visible
to associate the crates with
their sustainable maritime origin.
This is in complete contrast to
Clausthaler beer crates with IML
on the entire surface, except for
the rounded edges.
Some crates, like a red one for
Belgian beer brand Stella Artois,
are molded in 8-millimeter-thick
structural foam, compared with
3-4 millimeters for compact plastic
crates. The typical foam surface
swirl pattern is quite visible
in the Stella Artois crate, as it
has a relatively small IML label.
Foam swirling patterns are not
so visible in other foamed plastic
crates, depending on IML label
size and the extent to which the
foam process hides the swirls.
PP is the preferred material for
foamed crates, Reininghaus said,
as it has homogeneous bubbles,
unlike PE.
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SCHOELLER ALLIBERT
INTERNATIONAL
GMBH
Hall 8b, Booth A45
Stack of Corona Extra beer crates displayed by Schoeller Allibert at
Drinktec 2022.
Plastics News photo by David Vink
intermediate bulk container in PP,
also featured during Drinktec,
has a modular construction, so it
can be completely dismantled. It
has opening fl oor and chute functions,
so it can be used as a hopper
for feeding its contents. Reininghaus
said typical applications
include holding PET preforms and
screw caps.
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