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Barrier Blow Molding


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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