Bekum America Is Expanding
A 40% expansion in Michigan is expected to be completed later this year.
Groundbreaking occurred during Bekum America’s 40th anniversary event.
As part of its 40th anniversary celebration in November, Bekum America broke ground on a 40% expansion of its headquarters in Williamston, Mich. The new facility will add 40,000 ft2 of manufacturing space and 7400 ft2 of offices to the existing 115,000 ft2. Estimated completion of the project is mid-to-late 2020.
Since the introduction of the first 2-liter, one-piece PET bottle by Continental Can Co. in Fall River, Mass., in 1978, the PET container’s nemesis has been stress cracking.
Here’s a quick guide to fixing four nettlesome problems in processing PET bottles.
One of the first applications for blow molded HDPE bottles was the replacement of glass for bleach packaging.