Krones says Prost!
German Packaging Prize won by Krones for its innovative BEVkeg packaging solution.
September 30, 2015
by Canadian Packaging staff
Krones AG has been awarded the German Packaging Prize for its innovative BEVkeg packaging idea in the beverage sales package category. The award ceremony took place on the eve of FachPack 2015 (September 29-October 1) in Nuremberg, Germany.
The BEVkeg (see inset in image above) is an all-inclusive solution in the market for non-returnable PET (polyethylene terephthalate) beverage kegs.
Depending on the output class involved, the BEVkeg can be supplied in two different variants: as a preform and as a container that is rolled up following the blow-molding process and correspondingly compressed.
Thanks to the option for container compression, transportation to the filling company is optimized, and thanks to a low internal volume, the amount of CO2 (carbon dioxide) flushing before the filling process is reduced.
The central contact partner and vendor for the BEVkeg container unit is the Krones subsidiary KIC Krones. The machinery and systems technology required for filling, labeling and palletizing the BEVkegs comes from Krones, while the brewery or the restaurateur gets the BEVmate tapping technology from Micro Matic, a company specializing in tapping systems.
The German Packaging Prize is an international competition open to all sectors and materials. Its patron is the German Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy. The German Packaging Institute awards this prize every year as an accolade for innovative and creative packaging ideas, ranging from seemingly small but path-breaking details to fundamentally new products.
More information on Krones AG can be found at www.krones.com.