A new roll-fed pressure former from Germany’s Illig Maschinenbau (U.S. office in Marietta, Ga.) is intended to compete with blow molding for food and drink bottles. New model BF70 reportedly yields material distribution and top-load and sidewall strengths similar to blow molding, plus a weight reduction of 50% in bottles from 50 to 200 cc. A 20-cavity tool runs 25 cycles/min, producing 30,000 PS or PP bottles/hr. It’s aimed at bottles for pudding, yogurt, food spreads, and isotonic sports drinks. Construction is stainless steel and platen width is 700 mm. It has a steel-rule-die trim station and a split tool that comes together during forming to achieve the necessary undercut. The machine uses contactheating plates and sterile air for forming. (434) 294-7240 • www.illigusa.com
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