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How to Spec’ Screws & Barrels For Running Corrosive Materials
Here’s a guide to specifying screws and barrels that will last under conditions that will chew up standard equipment.
Article Published: 4/26/2012
All-Electric Blow Molding Is Reaching the Tipping Point
After years of talk, all-electric blow molding machines seem poised to make advances.
Article Published: 4/26/2012
How Gravimetric Control Systems Pay Off in Blow Molding
Gravimetric control systems offer blow molders improvements in processing efficiencies above and beyond their ability to regulate resin usage.
Article Published: 3/26/2012
Soothing a Temperamental Process To Make Better Bottles
Careful choices of machines, tools and operators are critical to tame the process to produce high-quality bottles consistently.
Article Published: 3/26/2012
Blow Molding at NPE: Speed, Quality & Flexibility Take Center Stage
Wheel machines in particular will be on display.
Article Published: 2/23/2012
Coca-Cola Joins Race for 100% Biobased PET Bottle
One of the more unusual aspects of the sustainability drive in the plastics industry (see NPE Sustainability article this month) is the way giant beverage companies are taking an active role in spurring development of biobased plastics for bottles.
Article Published: 12/27/2011
Micro-Layers Enter Blow Molding
Taking coextrusion blow molded bottles beyond six layers while maintaining conventional wall thicknesses is at the core of a new micro-layer approach developed by Dow.
Article Published: 11/22/2011
Amcor Continues Assault on Glass with Hot-Fill PET Jars
Leading PET blow molder Amcor Rigid Plastics, Manchester, Mich. (amcor.com), is continuing its push to replace glass in hot-fill food products with new 24-oz, round, wide-mouth jars.
Article Published: 10/25/2011
Blow Molded Drainage System Keeps Your Basement Dry
Blow molder Meredith-Springfield Associates, Inc., Ludlow, Mass. (meredithspfld.com), recently developed a novel solution for homeowners who suffer foundation flooding from gutters and downspouts.
Article Published: 10/25/2011
Central or Portable? ‘Off-the-Floor’ Central Chillers Cost Less, Provide Processing Gains
In deciding whether to use portable or central chillers, there are a variety of variables to consider. Here are the key issues.
Article Published: 9/30/2011

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