PT ZONE: Barrier Blow Molding

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. More (+)
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Unlike typical welded construction, bolt-on sections provide flexibility and easier transport and installation. More (+)


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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.

U.S. Molders Warming Up to All-Electric Blow Molding

When I set out to research a feature on “What Molders Think About All-Electric Blow Molding Machines,” I thought it would be no big deal to get interviews with a handful of shops.

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Helps fine-tune setup within minutes.

Slideshow: Taipei Plas 2016

Taipei Plas, Taiwan's biennial plastics showcase, packs a high-quality show into a relatively small size, much like its equipment sector, which remains an export powerhouse.

Food Packaging Should Remain Strong

But industrial markets could slip.

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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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