PT ZONE: Stretch Blow Molding

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Consumers get the reassuring "pop" of freshness without the weight and fragility of glass. More (+)


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Automa Acquired Out of Liquidation By Fellow Italian Firm

The Italian manufacturer of blow molding machinery has been acquired by a fellow Italian company, which services, rebuilds and sells used blow molding machines.

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Handheld probe measures internal preform temperature directly, ends guesswork.

How Currier Puts the ‘Custom’ In Custom Blow Molding

The three key ingredients are responsiveness, full-service product development, and control over both the bottle and the cap.

Unilever, Alpla, MuCell Combine On New Bottle-Foaming Technology

Dove liquid soap bottles foamed using MuCell technology debut in Europe. U.S. launch is expected soon.

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OVERVIEW:
Stretch Blow Molding

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Stretch blow molding is the common method for producing soda bottles. The process begins with an injection molded perform. The perform is typically pre-heated then stretched in the axial direction and blown into its final shape by a stretch blow molding machine.


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