PT ZONE: Stretch Blow Molding

BLOW MOLDING AT NPE: Spotlight on Energy Savings, Lightweighting & Greater Flexibility
New machines are mostly all-electric, hybrid, or servo-hydraulic. More (+)
BLOW MOLDING: Single- or Two-Stage PET Bottle Making: Get to Know Your Options
The decision which process to use can be quite complex. Here are pointers that will help you to choose the right one for your application More (+)


MOST RECENT CONTENT: Stretch Blow Molding

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Developed numerous technologies in blow molding; involved in start-ups of leading auxiliary equipment firms.

BLOW MOLDING: The Latest for PET: Injection-Compression-Stretch-Blowing

SIPA of Italy (U.S. office in Atlanta) has launched Xtreme Syncro, billed as the world’s first injection-compression-stretch-blow molding (ICSBM) system.

SIPA Acquires Automa PET Bottle Machine Line

SIPA adds rotary single-stage machines to its arsenal.

First Hot-Fill PET Jar With Metal Lug Closure

Amcor wins the race to give PET pasta-sauce jars that satisfying "pop" on opening.

Something New for PET: Injection-Compression-Stretch-Blow Molding

Continuous, rotary injection-compression molding of preforms is linked to rotary stretch-blow molding.

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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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