BARRIER BLOW MOLDING

Honeywell Debuts Aclar Edge Barrier Bottles for Pharmaceuticals

Honeywell has expanded beyond Aclar barrier films into Aclar Edge barrier bottles for pharmaceuticals and other moisture- and oxygen-sensitive products.

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Join us September 21-23 for a first-of-its-kind event that brings under one roof our annual Molding and Extrusion Conferences, together with the Amerimold Expo. 

Plasma “Glass” Barrier Coating Developed for Reusable PET Bottles

IKV and KHS Corpoplast in Germany collaborate on SiOx barrier coating that can withstand caustic washing for multi-trip PET bottles.

Injection Molding Gains an Edge in Motorcycle Gas Tanks

Complex shapes required for the latest motorcycle gas tanks favor injection over blow molding. Lanxess and BMW have a monolayer nylon solution.

320 L Hydrogen Tank Liner Blow Molded in Nylon

Large liners for hydrogen composite pressure vessels are a challenge to blow mold. Kautex found a material and a technique to achieve a world “first.” 

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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.

Making a Part for the First Time? Here’s How to Get Going

First time parison programming for a new part can be lengthy and tedious. Here's some advice on making the process a bit easier

How to Size a Machine and Tooling for Industrial Parts

Today’s industrial blow molding machines are highly efficient and predictable and generally can be relied on to produce sophisticated parts from the first shot.

Blow Molding: Heavy-Duty Bottle Deflashers

A pair of high-impact bottle deflashers are designed for heavy-wall containers made of tough resins like PC and E-PET.

Two Molders Investing in Medical Market

Currier Plastics and NPI/Medical invest in clean rooms; molding and blow molding machines; testing equipment and more.

Focusing on People

In addition to numerous employees with two and three decades of experience, Iowa blow molder is building out its future staff via apprenticeships and area-school outreach.

High-Tech Blow Molding At Agri-Industrial Plastics

This family-owned custom molder stands out in its use of advanced computer and automation tools to claim a niche in large, complex, and multi-layer parts.

Kuraray America Celebrates 30th Anniversary With Advances

Developments include new EVOH and Plantic bio-based plastic.

Blow Molding: New Machines Take on Challenging Shapes

From very small to very large, from hotel amenity bottles to automotive jounce bumpers, new and upgraded machines tackle difficult jobs while improving productivity, quality, and energy efficiency.

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.

U.S. Molders Warming Up to All-Electric Blow Molding

When I set out to research a feature on “What Molders Think About All-Electric Blow Molding Machines,” I thought it would be no big deal to get interviews with a handful of shops.

N.A. Plastics Machinery Shipments On the Rise in Q1

Shipments of primary plastics equipment in the first quarter were up 13.5% from the year-ago quarter.

Top DuPont Award Goes to Hot-Fill Blow Molded PET Container

Graham Packaging’s technology manipulates PET’s morphology to create a container with properties that surpass standard PET.

First Aseptic Carton Bottle for Enriched Dairy Products

Nova Chemicals and Tetra Pak collaboration has led to recent commercialization of novel package.

BLOW MOLDING AT NPE: New Packaging & Industrial Machines

Several new wheels, a reciprocating-screw system for industrial parts, and a host of new PET machines debuted in Orlando.