BLOW MOLDING NEWS

Stretch Blow Molding

Another Milestone in Lightweighting PET Bottles

Sidel has introduced X-Lite Still, which it calls “the lightest 500-ml PET bottle in the world for non-pressurized still water.” With a height of 195 mm, it weighs only 6.5 g.

Packaging

Uniloy Completes Separation from Milacron

Brian Marston remains in charge of the new Uniloy, Inc.

Packaging

64-Oz PET Barrier ‘Growler’ for Craft Beer Is Called a ‘First’

Monolayer barrier PET beer jugs are molded by the machine builder for market-entry assistance.

Blow Molding

Milacron Divests Its Blow Molding Machinery

Milacron sells Uniloy blow molding business to investment firms; Brian Marston remains in charge.

Packaging

Agr International Adds PET Bottle Line Optimization Services

Agr’s new Process Performance and Optimization Group can provide production-line auditing and optimization planning, as well as job-specific services such as recipe design and startup assistance.
#monitoring

Blow Molding

Milacron to Exit Blow Molding Machinery

Milacron intends to divest the blow molding machinery business as not meeting its profitability goals.

Blow Molding

PPA Inducts Eight New Members

Plastics Pioneers Association adds to membership roster following April meeting.
#polyolefins #Elastomers

Molds & Tooling

Sidel Acquires PET Packaging Designer & Moldmaker

PET Engineering Srl in Italy adds to Sidel’s package of PET packaging capabilities.

Blow Molding

R&B Expands Blow Molding Portfolio

R&B adds accumulator-head machines and all-electric shuttles through alliance with Taiwanese manufacturer.

PET Processing

Krones Acquires MHT for PET Tooling

Krones significantly increased its capabilities in PET preform design and molding.