Bekum America Corporation
1140 W Grand River
PO Box 567
Williamston, MI 48895-0567 US
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As Seen In Plastics Technology
K 2016 Blow Molding: A Host of New Machines Take on Challenging Shapes
￼From very small to very large, from hotel amenity bottles to automotive jounce bumpers, new and upgraded machines tackle difficult jobs while improving productivity, quality, and energy efficiency.
What Blow Molders Say About All-Electric Machines
They are well established in Europe, but molders in North America are just beginning to come around to all-electrics’ improved performance, maintenance, cleanliness, and—yes— energy efficiency. Here’s first-hand testimony, from the U.S. and abroad.
K 2016 Preview: Blow Molding
Looking for speed and energy efficiency? Take your pick of new all-electric, hybrid, and servo-hydraulic machines.
Blow Molding Challenges Embraced at Metro Mold
“Others mold difficult parts. We mold the impossible.”
Ahead of the Curve in Recycling
A pioneer in recycling milk bottles built a thriving business in plastic lumber, but blow molding with PCR has proved a longer, harder road to success.
BLOW MOLDING: New Long-Stroke Machines For Milk Bottles
Twin-station hydraulic additions to the line.
Bekum America Corp. Announces Promotions
Steven London is named president and Chief Operating Officer.
BLOW MOLDING AT NPE: Wide Spectrum of New Packaging & Industrial Machines
Several new wheels, a reciprocating-screw system for industrial parts, and a host of new PET machines debuted in Orlando.
BLOW MOLDING AT NPE: Spotlight on Energy Savings, Lightweighting & Greater Flexibility
New machines are mostly all-electric, hybrid, or servo-hydraulic.
Blow Molding News at K 2013
All-electric machines of all types were the stars of the show, but there were a number of other noteworthy developments.
K 2013 Preview: Blow Molding
Of the six machine builders who were willing to pull back the curtain even a little, five of them said they’d be showcasing all-electric presses. That remarkable fact suggests that all-electric technology, which has been a much harder sell in blow molding than in injection molding, is at last starting to find traction.
Blow Molding at NPE: Pushing the Envelope in Speed, Flexibility, Energy Savings
New models of blow molding machines at the show were dominated by wheel machines and stretch-blow systems.
All-Electric Blow Molding Is Reaching the Tipping Point
After years of talk, all-electric blow molding machines seem poised to make advances.
Blow Molding at NPE: Speed, Quality & Flexibility Take Center Stage
Wheel machines in particular will be on display.
K 2010 Preview, Blow Molding New Machines Promise More Output with Less ‘Juice’
Higher throughputs and greater energy efficiency will be two big themes in blow molding at next month’s K 2010 show.
All-Electric Blow Molding Still in Its Infancy in U.S.
Already a familiar sight on European store shelves, the eye-catching appeal of "IML" is gaining traction among North American injection molders. The latest tooling and automation designs can handle the higher volumes needed here.
NPE 2009 Wrap-Up: New Machinery for Blow Molding
Several new developments include a brand-new compression blow process, the first foamed PET bottles, and a preform decontamination approach for aseptically filled products sold at ambient temperature. Attendees also saw a new stack-mold Multi-Parting Line concept that doubles bottle output within the same machine footprint. (Additional NPE blow molding news appeared in May and June—see Learn More box.)
NPE News in Blow Molding
While occupying a relatively small category of exhibits, blow molding will present no lack of innovation at NPE.
Coextrusion Automates Bag-in-Bottle Production
Innovative bag-in-the-bottle technology from Gaplast GmbH of Saulgrub-Altenau, Germany, uses coextrusion blow molding to produce a thin bag made of ionomer inside a PP bottle.
K 2007 Blow Molding: Electric Machines Take Hold
Development of all-electric and hybrid-electric blow molding machines may be gaining momentum, as evidenced by several new models introduced in Dusseldorf.