WEB EXCLUSIVE: A novel process and a new material combined to produce one of the more unusual entries among the finalists for the SPE Automotive Innovation Awards last fall.
Two new nylon 6 resins are in the final stages of commercialization for molding fuel containers (jerry cans) and small fuel tanks for motorcycles, snowmobiles, off-road vehicles, personal watercraft, boats, chain saws, and lawn/garden equipment.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Smallest, lightest, hottest—the past year has seen three “firsts” for hot-fill PET containers.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Two new masterbatches from Clariant Additive Masterbatches, Winchester, Va., offer long-lasting barrier to oxygen and carbon dioxide in PET bottles.
The Process Pilot closed-loop blow molding control software from AGR International, Butler, Pa., is a real-time process management program that works in conjunction with the company’s PETWall Profi ler system to automatePET bottle production.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: At last month’s Drinktec exhibition in Munich, Germany, Sidel of France introduced new technologies and services to produce more PET bottles faster with less energy consumption.
The trend to lightweighting caps and neck finishes on PET bottles for still and carbonated beverages has now spread to edible oils.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Two new reciprocating-screw extrusion blow molders are said to offer reduced energy use and shorter dry cycles.
A new lightweight PET bottle for hot-fill applications requiring smooth walls has been developed by Graham Packaging Co.