PT ZONE: Blow Molding

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Processing Market Flattens

Processing has grown significantly since the beginning of 2014, but April dipped 11% on a year-to-year basis.

Transplants: More Evidence of Processing’s Resurgence in U.S.

While reshoring continues, another trend is emerging: Global processors setting up shop in America.

BLOW MOLDING AT NPE: Wide Spectrum of New Packaging & Industrial Machines

Several new wheels, a reciprocating-screw system for industrial parts, and a host of new PET machines debuted in Orlando.

What’s Your Company Worth?

Most processors might not really know. Here, an expert offers her insights at a time when M&A activity is growing.

CONTROLS & DRIVES: Slew of Control Packages For All Processors

Five products debut at NPE.

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Blow Molding


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?

Product Announcements

CONTROLS & DRIVES: Slew of Control Packages For All Processors
Siemens Industry Inc., Solutions, Automation & Drive Technologies 5/18/2015
PURGING: Device Makes Purging Safer, Simpler
Dyna-Purge, Div. of Shuman Plastics, Inc. 4/28/2015
BLOW MOLDING: All-Electrics Debut in North America
Hamilton Plastic Systems Limited 3/31/2015
BLOW MOLDING: Tiebarless Suction Blow Machine
S.T. Soffiaggio Tecnica Srl 3/31/2015
BLOW MOLDING: Versatile Wheel & Reciprocating Blow Molders at NPE
Wilmington Machinery, Inc. 3/31/2015

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