PET bottle maker Constar International Inc. in Philadelphia has adapted a conventional fi nite-element analysis (FEA) system to create its own proprietary container design software.

PET bottle maker Constar International Inc. in Philadelphia has adapted a conventional fi nite-element analysis (FEA) system to create its own proprietary container design software. New CONSTruct Advanced Predictive Engineering helps to determine optimal weight and performance with less need for costly testing and redesign iterations. The customized program is easy to use, faster, and more accurate than standard FEA, according to Mike Mooney, director of design engineering. For example, in hot-fi ll applications, accuracy reportedly is improved by up to 30%. CONSTruct is more streamlined than standard FEA and automates various aspects like mesh modeling and analysis. Tel: (215) 552-3700 . www.constar.net