PT ZONE: 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 (+)
Tiny Stretch-Blow Machine Makes Unusual Bottles
Two-stage machine makes PET bottles with off-center necks and more. More (+)


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OVERVIEW:
Blow Molding

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In blow molding, material is melted then formed to create a hollow part. There are various types of blow molding: extrusion blow molding; injection blow molding; and stretch blow molding. Blow molded products can be broadly classified into packaging (such as soda bottles) or industrial (like fuel tanks).


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