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BLOW MOLDING: Lightweight PET Bottle Bases for Demanding Applications
New bases address CSD bottles in hot, humid environments, as well as still water with nitrogen gas dosing.
Sidel Opens Cap Molding Plant in Arizona
Sidel Group of France (Sidel Inc., Norcross, Ga.) opened a plant last year in Peoria, Ariz., for injection molding mainly beverage-bottle caps.
Sidel Opens Cap Molding Plant in Arizona
PET blow molding machinery producer gains cap-molding division.
Sidel’s Lightweight Bottle Design; One Relevant Example of Resin Savings
The current upward trajectory of PET prices makes such designs more attractive.
‘World’s Lightest’ PET Bottle for Edible Oil
900-ml bottle weighs 22% less.
Portuguese Blow Molder Expands Kansas City Plant
Logoplaste will invest $35 million to expand its facility in Kansas City, making it the company’s new U.S. manufacturing and distribution hub.
Speed to Market: Pretium Stays Light on Its Feet And Ahead of the Pack
A visit to its largest PET plant illustrates how this versatile blow molder leverages design skills, a can-do attitude, and a high degree of production flexibility to supply custom products in ever-shorter time windows. A new thrust into automation will help pick up the pace.
Developing Tomorrow’s Containers Today: Inside Amcor’s Rigid Packaging R&D Center
How award-winning package design, full-service laboratory facilities, and game-changing process development support a world-class injection and blow molder.
Blow a Bottle with Liquid Instead of Air
New technology--to be made widely available--blows and fills bottles in the same step.
Sleeve Labels Drive Packaging R&D
Machinery and material suppliers are collaborating on new labels that don’t gum up the lucrative PET bottle reclaim business.
BLOW MOLDING: Lighter PET Water Bottle Doesn’t Squish
New PET preform and bottle designs are said to create a super-lightweight 0.5-liter bottle for still water that not only weighs 34% less than the average commercial bottle of this size, but also achieves 32% more topload strength than the lightest commercial bottle.
Headlines from the K 2013 Show
Here’s just a taste of the innovations on display, a selection of the top headlines not covered in our September show preview.
Foam's A Big Theme in Blow Molding at K 2013
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Trexel, MuCell, debut new technologies for automotive lightweighting.
BLOW MOLDING: All-In-One System Now Runs Faster
Sidel’s aseptic Combi Predis FMa technology—which combines PET bottle blowing, filling, and capping in a single system—is now available in a high-speed version that handles up to 48,000 bottles/hr for small containers of up to 700 ml.
BLOW MOLDING: Reheat Machine Has Electric Stretching
The SBO Compact2 reheat stretch-blow molding machine from Sidel, Norcross, Ga., features a newly developed stretching system for the preform.
Blow Molding: Change PET Bottle Molds in Under a Minute—November 2010
The Bottle Switch is a patented quick-change system from Sidel (U.S. office in Norcross, Ga.) that reduces PET mold-change times to less than a minute.
BLOW MOLDING: Electric Machines Starting to Purr
Growing use of electric drives in blow molding machinery gathered steam at the K 2010 show, as suppliers rolled out new all-electric and hybrid models for extrusion blow, injection-blow, and stretch-blow production.
New Milestones for Hot-Fill Bottles
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Smallest, lightest, hottest—the past year has seen three “firsts” for hot-fill PET containers.
PET Bottle Output Rises, Energy Consumption Falls
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.
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.)