Priority Plastics promises wIder neck openings, a variety of handle options, energy savings and quick changeovers with novel PET ISBM machinery.
Integrating PET bottle blowing and labeling saves floorspace and prevents bottle damage in conveying.
Sidel’s new Super Combi Compact is 30% faster and occupies 30% less floorspace.
Sidel’s AYA offers super-light weight, 100% rPET content, and reduction of secondary and tertiary packaging materials.
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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.
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
Many conditions must be met to get the best wall distribution in a PET bottle. Skilled operators are, as always, indispensable.
The Italian manufacturer of blow molding machinery has been acquired by a fellow Italian company, which services, rebuilds and sells used blow molding machines.
The work really begins after you've ordered your new machine.
Proper air usage is an important part of making good blow molded parts.
Spotty information from blow molding machinery exhibitors indicates that the “Circular Economy” will be a recurrent theme and that PET processing will predominate.
Demand for hand sanitizer, alcohol, cleaning products and beverages is reportedly straining capacity in blow molding.
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.
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.
IKV and KHS Corpoplast in Germany collaborate on SiOx barrier coating that can withstand caustic washing for multi-trip PET bottles.
Complex shapes required for the latest motorcycle gas tanks favor injection over blow molding. Lanxess and BMW have a monolayer nylon solution.
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.”
Sidel converted its main stretch-blow molding development center to a production of PET hand-sanitizer bottles.
Amcor’s two new looks for PET wine bottles—one with PCR---and a first all-PCR PET multivitamin bottle.
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.