PT ZONE: Blow Molding

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Blow a Bottle with Liquid Instead of Air

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Repairing a barrel can save you time and money vs. buying a brand-new one. But it’s not an easy fix and not even always possible.

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BLOW MOLDING: The Role of Screw Design in Industrial Blow Molding

Screw design is seldom discussed when buying a new machine. In fact, it should be near the top of the list.

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Ultrathin glass coating keeps wine spritzers fresh.

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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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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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