PT ZONE: Barrier Blow Molding

Blow Molding: New Machine Adopts Electro-Mechanical Actuators, Quick-Change Trimmer
Working in conjunction with customer Nampak, Velocity Equipment Solutions (New Castle, Penn.) is introducing two technology advances for the blow molding of HDPE containers. More (+)
Unique Catalyst Promises 'Better' PET for Preform Extruders and Bottle Makers
Patent-pending and tested catalyst produces PET with improved thermo-oxidative stability and other advantages for processors. More (+)


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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.

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.

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.

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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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