PT ZONE: Barrier Blow Molding

100% biobased polyester charts course to commercialization
Avantium's PEF (polyethylene furanoate) holds much promise as a 100% biobased polyester, and now the company is taking steps to help the bioplastic fully realize that potential. More (+)
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. More (+)


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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.

Blow Molder on a Growth Path

Being in the right place(s) counts in the bottle business—as do having the right product, the right customer service, and the right technology. Alpha Packaging has taken all those principles to heart.

Uniloy Milacron Opens Blow Molding Lab, Unifies Global Market Strategy

Uniloy Milacron, Tecumseh, Mich., has launched two new initiatives.

News in Materials & Machinery at SPE Blow Molding Conference

New barrier materials for small fuel tanks, tooling developments for large, flat, and odd-shaped industrial parts, new all-electric machines for large containers, and gravimetric extrusion control for bottles are some of the topics discussed at the recent SPE Blow Molding Div. annual conference in Pittsburgh.

Drumroll, Please: How Mauser Rose to Number 1

Drum blow molder Mauser has used acquisitions, home-made machine building and careful attention to processing details to take the leading position in the field.

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OVERVIEW:
Barrier Blow Molding

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Coextrusion allows blow molders to improve the barrier properties of their products by either keeping oxygen or moisture out, which is criticial in food packaging applications. In industrial applications such as gas tanks, the barriers layers are designed to regulate hydrocarbon emissions.


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