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Tiny Stretch-Blow Machine Makes Unusual Bottles
Two-stage machine makes PET bottles with off-center necks and more.
Hexpol TPE Starts Up North American Production
The company's latest global expansion capabilities installed at its RheTech Colors facility in Ohio.
Alpine Piled on the Layers At K 2016
A record for film blowing at a show: 11 layers.
Is rPET OK for Hot-Fill Bottles?
Up to 50% recycle does not affect necessary properties, study finds.
A ‘First’ for Beverages: Integrated PET Preform Molding, Blowing & Bottle Filling
Sacmi integrates preform compression molding with stretch-blowing and bottle filling.
Total & Corbion in Joint Bioplastics Venture
The 50/50 JV will build a world-class PLA polymerization plant.
BASF to Expand North American Capacity of UV Stabilizers
Capital investment to boost production of Tinuvin product lines in step with polyolefin capacity expansions.
SABIC Aims to Develop Next-Generation PP
Startup of new pilot plant slated for end of March.
Cooling Makeover Helps Plant Boost Efficiency, Save Energy
Switch to new system also allows extruder and thermoformer to boost throughputs.
What Blow Molders Say About All-Electric Machines
They are well established in Europe, but molders in North America are just beginning to come around to all-electrics’ improved performance, maintenance, cleanliness, and—yes— energy efficiency. Here’s first-hand testimony, from the U.S. and abroad.