Pipe, Profile & Tubing Extrusion

New Technology Positions Large Laminate Tubes to Compete with Blow Molded Bottles

NEOSeam from Packsys Global makes laminate tubes with 360° decoration, no visible side seam, and lighter weight than blow molded bottles.

Stretch Blow Molding

Injection Molding: ABB Robots Integrated Into B&R Machine Controls

Injection and blow molding machines with B&R controls can now integrate control of ABB robots.

Blow Molding

Wittmann Buys FarragTech

Wittmann gains FarragTech’s dryers and cooling equipment based on compressed air.

Barrier Blow Molding

Soothing a Temperamental Process To Make Better Bottles

Careful choices of machines, tools and operators are critical to tame the process to produce high-quality bottles consistently.

Injection Molding

Comar Acquires iMARK Molding

The New Jersey based maker of rigid plastics packaging has acquired the Wisconsin based contract manufacturer and custom molder focused on medical.


Blow Molding: Online PET Preform Inspection Uses AI to ‘Self-Learn’

SACMI’s new Preform Vision System can be used inline with PET preform injection molding.

LIM & LSR Molding

Injection Molding: Faster, Smarter, More Efficient Machines Tackle Sustainable Molding at K 2019

Blazing speed plus shrinking energy consumption supported the “green” theme at the big show. Smarter controls and growing connectivity were another key focus.

Barrier Blow Molding

Blow Molding: Something for Everyone at K Show

Packaging, industrial, continuous-extrusion, accumulator-head, injection-blow, stretch-blow, EPET, foam, sandwich co-injection—the blow molding news was wide ranging at K 2019.

Blow Molding

Bekum America Is Expanding

A 40% expansion in Michigan is expected to be completed later this year.


Blow Molding: Digital Inkjet Printing onto PET Bottles

Printing directly on bottles can substitute for labels and in some cases can take place inside the blow molder.