PT ZONE: Stretch Blow Molding

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Stretch Blow Molding


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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