BLOW MOLDING

Blow Molding

Updated—Coping with Coronavirus: One Blow Molder’s Response

Confer Plastics is pulling out the stops to make and ship products before a state-mandated shutdown.

Drying

Use a DOE to Improve Consistency of Your Resin-Drying Process

Conducting a drying design of experiments (DOE) will ensure your polymer is properly dried every time. Here’s how to do it.  
#bestpractices

Packaging

Henkel Launches Recyclable Black Detergent Bottles

Recycle-friendly black HDPE bottles are included in Henkel’s laundry detergent line with 25% PCR.

Packaging

Kautex Shifts Focus from Automotive to Packaging and Use of Recycled Plastics

Global slump in automotive blow molding investment convinces Kautex that its future is in sustainable packaging.

Blow Molding

Pretium Packaging Adds Machine For HIC Bottle Molding

Pretium invests in a 10-cavity, all-electric blow molder for gallon HDPE jugs.

Injection Molding

Act Sooner, Not Later, on Auxiliary Equipment Alarms

There can be real financial, safety, and quality benefits for processors who train plant personnel to interpret and respond promptly to various alarms. Real-world examples offer proof.  
#bestpractices

Blow Molding

Index Inching Close to 50

January reading of 48.6 sends early signals of business-cycle phase change.
#economics

Injection Molding

Contraction Slows Among Processors

Improvement in fourth-quarter new orders suggest a production boost may be in the offing.
#economics

Packaging

New Concepts in PET Wine & Vitamin Bottles

Amcor’s two new looks for PET wine bottles—one with PCR---and a first all-PCR PET multivitamin bottle.

Compounding

Germany’s IKV to Build ‘Smart Factory’ R&D Center

Germany’s leading plastics institute bids to be a world leader in Industry 4.0 technologies.
#industry4-0