PT ZONE: Blow Molding

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MOST RECENT CONTENT: Blow Molding

Solid Growth Continues

Compared with a year ago, the index increased 8.4% in December, which was also the fastest month-over-month growth since August.

BLOW MOLDING: Single- or Two-Stage PET Bottle Making: Get to Know Your Options

The decision which process to use can be quite complex. Here are pointers that will help you to choose the right one for your application

Highlights Of SPE Auto Awards In Chassis/Hardware Innovations

Check out these interesting finalists in the chassis/hardware category of the 2014 SPE Automotive Innovation Awards.

Machinery Innovator Dewey Rainville Dies at 91

Developed numerous technologies in blow molding; involved in start-ups of leading auxiliary equipment firms.

BLOW MOLDING: The Latest for PET: Injection-Compression-Stretch-Blowing

SIPA of Italy (U.S. office in Atlanta) has launched Xtreme Syncro, billed as the world’s first injection-compression-stretch-blow molding (ICSBM) system.

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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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» Purging Compound

Sooner or later you will need to purge your machine. Which material should you use to purge your screw and barrel?

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