NEOSeam from Packsys Global makes laminate tubes with 360° decoration, no visible side seam, and lighter weight than blow molded bottles.
Injection and blow molding machines with B&R controls can now integrate control of ABB robots.
Careful choices of machines, tools and operators are critical to tame the process to produce high-quality bottles consistently.
SACMI’s new Preform Vision System can be used inline with PET preform injection molding.
Blazing speed plus shrinking energy consumption supported the “green” theme at the big show. Smarter controls and growing connectivity were another key focus.
Printing directly on bottles can substitute for labels and in some cases can take place inside the blow molder.