Plastic Technologies, Inc. (PTI)

PO Box 964
1440 Timberwolf Dr.
Holland, OH 43528 US

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Prize-Winning Mix-It-Yourself Cocktail Package Comprises Two Snap-Fit PET Bottles
Shelf-stable fruit juice on top, premium liquor on the bottom.

feedblock and die manifold die lip

New Research Reaffirms FDA Guidelines for Virgin PET Cap as Barrier
Study refutes previous research that raised doubts over V-PET’s effectiveness as a functional barrier layer when coextruded with R-PET.

TOOLING: News in Hot Runners at K 2016
New 'micro-manifold' among the product introductions.

Here's Another Process for Foam Blow Molding
After two years of behind-the-scenes development, a new process for lightweight bottles emerges into the open.

INJECTION MOLDING AT NPE: Molding Exhibits Show Off Cell Integration with Multiple Processes & Operations
If you’re interested in lightweight composites, IML, LSR, multi-shot, inmold assembly, barrier coinjection, micromolding, variotherm molding, foams, energy-saving presses, robots, hot runners, and tooling—they’re all here in force.

BLOW MOLDING: Temperature Probe for PET Preforms
Handheld probe measures internal preform temperature directly, ends guesswork.

Helping PET Blow Molders Save Energy & Material
PTI offers energy audits and bottle foaming technology.

Compressed-air leak monitor from PTI for stretch-blow molding of bottles

BLOW MOLDING: Detect Costly Air Leaks in Stretch-Blow Molding
An upgraded version of the LeakMonitor has been introduced by Plastic Technologies, Inc.(PTI), Holland, Ohio.

PET Blend IV Calculator from Plastic Technologies Inc.

Free Smartphone App Calculates IV for PET Blends
WEB EXCLUSIVE: PET Packaging specialist Plastic Technologies, Inc. (PTI) has launched a free app that calculates the intrinsic viscosity (IV) of blends of virgin and recycled PET.

PET foam bottles for beer from Plastic Technologies, Inc., use Trexel's MuCell technology.

Foamed PET Bottles for Beer
Now the foam isn’t just on top of the beer, it’s all around it.

oPTI foamed beer bottles from PTI use Trexel MuCell process

BLOW MOLDING: Foamed PET Bottles for Beer
 WEB EXCLUSIVE: Now the foam isn’t just on top of the beer, it’s all around it.

JET55 all-electric injection-blow machines

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.)

All-electric extrusion blow molders

NPE News in Blow Molding
While occupying a relatively small category of exhibits, blow molding will present no lack of innovation at NPE.

Automotive clutch

Additive Manufacturing: New Capabilities for Rapid Prototypes And Production Parts
Many plastics processors are just starting to become familiar with the terms “additive manufacturing” or “additive fabrication,” which refer to a group of processes that build up parts by successively adding material, often in layers.

The first thermoformed trays of PLA foam were introduced in Italy

Biopolymers Strive to Meet Price/Performance Challenge
High expectations for biopolymers— an emerging class of materials derived at least in part from biological activity—are being tempered by the realities of the marketplace.

Rheometer VTM

NPE 2006 News Wrap-Up: Testing and QC--New Lab Instruments Stress Affordability and Convenience
Thermal and mechanical testers, color and appearance sensors, vision inspection devices and CMMs—the NPE had them all in more compact, economical, and easy-to-use models.

Hand-Held Torque Tester for Closures
A new water-resistant, hand-held closure testing device measures the application and removal torques of closures at the bottle filling line.

Injection Molding Plastification Module

What to See at NPE 2006: CAD/CAM and CAE
The newest generation of 3D simulation software takes aim at screw designs as well as hot-runner, mold, and part design.

OPP bottles

OPP Bottles: Has Their Time Come?
Maybe this time the often-predicted breakthrough will actually occur. What could make the difference are improved resins, clarifiers, and machinery.

Product Categories of Plastic Technologies, Inc. (PTI)

Consultants--Design, Manufacturing, Purchasing
Materials Testing Services
Mold/Tool Design and Analysis Services
Other Testing/Analysis Equipment
Product & Tool Design, Analysis Software (CAD/CAM/CAE)
Prototyping Services
Training Programs in Plastics