The highly innovative and creative beverage industry and its equipment suppliers, whose aim is to continually question the systems currently in place, to improve and replace them, has been the determinant factor in once again, following a revision back in 2006, updating the A Practical Manual for Cleaning Returnable Bottles Made of Glass or PET to reflect the present-day state of the art, incorporating the latest developments and changes in labelling technology and the washing process. The most recent international experience/insights/processes and causal connections in the German beverage industry and its equipment suppliers, including the washing of glass and plastic containers (PET) dressed in plastic labels, are described and dealt with in detail. In addition, this book can also serve as an aid in arriving at decisions on capital investment.
For actual practitioners, this provides an updated, comprehensive work of reference, designed not only as a source of guidelines for identifying the causes of malfunctions but also as a fund of valuable advice for appropriate, immediate remedial action so as to meet the relevant requirements for efficiency and productivity. Works of reference like this, too, gain steadily in perceived importance because when it comes to running state-of-the-art washing equipment at the leading edge of present-day engineering, the requisite highly qualified personnel is often not always available to autonomously remedy any new or existing problems within a minimised timeframe. Moreover, this book enables students and up-and-coming executives in the beverage industry to gain valuable insights into the highly complex field of cleaning returnable bottles.
This manual is the result of long years spent in interdisciplinary collaboration between experts from the beverage industry and its equipment suppliers under the aegis of the Beverage Container Competence Forum, which is also responsible for the new Practical Manual for Labelling with Labels Made of Paper or Film.