Blow Molding

In blow molding, material is melted then formed to create a hollow part. There are various types of blow molding: extrusion blow molding; injection blow molding; and stretch blow molding. Blow molded products can be broadly classified into packaging (such as soda bottles) or industrial (like fuel tanks).

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Get into the Zone: Medical Parts Processing

 

The Medical Parts Processing Zone is a new specialized exhibit area at NPE2018, driven by the fast-growing field of medical devices. “There are a lot of single-use medical devices being made from plastic right now,” says NPE2018 Chairman Glenn Anderson. “Think of devices like syringes and inhalers. Given the aging population, medical device manufacturing is expected to rise 3% each year until 2023.”

 

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New Tool Helps Blow Molders Manage Regrind Better

Free online algorithm helps processors cut waste and develop secondary markets for ‘known-generation’ scrap.

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Closed-loop hydraulics trim dry-cycle times of Jomar’s mid-size injection-blow molder.