STRETCH BLOW MOLDING

Priority Plastics Brings New Technology to U.S. for large PET Containers

Priority Plastics promises wIder neck openings, a variety of handle options, energy savings and quick changeovers with novel PET ISBM machinery.

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In this Tech Day session, experts Walter Smith of Nordson and Steve DeAngelis of Davis-Standard will speak about new developments in high-speed sheet extrusion and next-generation tooling.

Blow Molding: Compact, Integrated Blowing & Labeling System for PET Bottles

Integrating PET bottle blowing and labeling saves floorspace and prevents bottle damage in conveying.

Blow Molding: Faster, Super-Compact PET Blow-Fill-Cap System for Still Water

Sidel’s new Super Combi Compact is 30% faster and occupies 30% less floorspace.

Novel PET Water Bottle Pushes ‘Eco-Friendly’ Boundaries

Sidel’s AYA offers super-light weight, 100% rPET content, and reduction of secondary and tertiary packaging materials.

KNOW HOW: EXPERT ADVICE

What Blow Molders Say About All-Electric Machines

They are well established in Europe, but molders in North America are just beginning to come around to all-electrics’ improved performance, maintenance, cleanliness, and—yes— energy efficiency. Here’s first-hand testimony, from the U.S. and abroad.

BLOW MOLDING: Single- or Two-Stage PET Bottle Making: Get to Know Your Options

The decision which process to use can be quite complex. Here are pointers that will help you to choose the right one for your application

How to Address Uneven Wall Thickness in Stretch-Blow Molding

Many conditions must be met to get the best wall distribution in a PET bottle. Skilled operators are, as always, indispensable.

Automa Acquired Out of Liquidation By Fellow Italian Firm

The Italian manufacturer of blow molding machinery has been acquired by a fellow Italian company, which services, rebuilds and sells used blow molding machines.

Your Pre-Installation Checklist-Part 1

The work really begins after you've ordered your new machine.

The Importance of Air Valves In Accumulator-Head Blow Molding

Proper air usage is an important part of making good blow molded parts.

Coronavirus Doubles Demand for Used Blow Molding Machines

Demand for hand sanitizer, alcohol, cleaning products and beverages is reportedly straining capacity in blow molding.

How Graham Packaging Counters PCR Supply/Demand Squeeze

Customers want more PCR—including food grade—than recyclers can supply. Solutions involve efforts to educate customers, employees, and the community at large. New technologies also offer hope.
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100% Recyclable PET Vies to Replace Composite Cans

Ring Container Technologies, Oakland, Tenn., a blow molder of HDPE and PET packaging, announced the first customer for its new SmartCAN, a PET can designed to replace the common composite can with a much more easily recyclable alternative at comparable cost.
#pet

Plasma “Glass” Barrier Coating Developed for Reusable PET Bottles

IKV and KHS Corpoplast in Germany collaborate on SiOx barrier coating that can withstand caustic washing for multi-trip PET bottles.

Injection Molding Gains an Edge in Motorcycle Gas Tanks

Complex shapes required for the latest motorcycle gas tanks favor injection over blow molding. Lanxess and BMW have a monolayer nylon solution.

320 L Hydrogen Tank Liner Blow Molded in Nylon

Large liners for hydrogen composite pressure vessels are a challenge to blow mold. Kautex found a material and a technique to achieve a world “first.” 

How One Machine Builder Helps Fight the Coronavirus

Sidel converted its main stretch-blow molding development center to a production of PET hand-sanitizer bottles.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.