Blowmolding Equipment

Need to vent? Try new blowmold tool design

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: February 9th, 2012

By venting all four corners of the mold, extrusion blowmolding toolmaker fhw-moulds GmbH (Bottrop, Germany) says its tooling for a 20-liter jerry can presents a special solution for removing air from extrusion molds, ultimately improving cycle time and surface appearance.

Bottle aseptic sterilization without the water and chemicals

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: April 18th, 2011

The sterilization power of electron beams are harnessed in a new piece of equipment aimed at the Asian plastic bottle packaging market. This new product for sterilizing PET and HDPE bottles is designed specifically for beverage bottles where design (smaller neck size) poses a significant challenge to bottle filing equipment manufacturers. Brand owners and co-packers in the beverage bottle market can lower costs by reducing energy use, by reducing bottle resin and by eliminating the use of chemicals and water in their aseptic bottling systems.

Blowmolding: Nissei ASB reaches milestone with PET container machine

By MPW Staff
Published: March 11th, 2011

Blowmolding machinery manufacturer Nissei ASB Co. introduced the ASB-70DPH one-step injection stretch blowmolding machine in 1986 and now, 25 years later, is set to cross a milestone with the scheduled delivery of its 1,000th machine. Delivery in the second quarter of this year is to Novatex North America, the Ashland, OH-based manufacturer of baby bottles and bottle nipples, pacifiers, and other infant care products.

Low-cost blowmolding unit set to accelerate all-electric adoption

By MPW Staff
Published: February 25th, 2011

Magic MP (Monza, Italy) is debuting the first of a new series of all-electric continuous extrusion blowmolding machines at the Cosmosprof show in Bologna March 18-21. Priced on a par with the company's hybrid models, the OEM believes the new series will accelerate the shift to all-electrics.

Plastic blowmolding: Hayward Pool adds accu head machine from Graham Engineering

By MPW Staff
Published: February 10th, 2011

The largest manufacturer of residential swimming pool equipment in the world, Hayward Pool Products, has taken delivery of a new accumulator head blowmolding machine from Graham Engineering Corp. to help Hayward meet growing business. The machine's ability to quickly change colors was a major selling point.

Blowmolding: OEM takes processing in house as traffic safety device sales grow

By Matt Defosse
Published: December 29th, 2010

As demand for its products took off, officials at highway safety products manufacturer TrafFix Devices Inc. decided to bring their blowmolding in-house to help support continued growth and lower costs. Fast color changeover was one of the reasons the company went with machines from Graham Engineering.

Particle elimination with compact footprint and minimal energy usage

By Stephen Moore
Published: September 26th, 2010

Meech International (Oxfordshire, UK) says its new IonRinse system presents a major leap forward in energy saving and sustainability in the field of cleaning blow-molded containers and pre-forms for use in the food and beverage industries prior to filling or blow molding, respectively. The system will be unveiled at the K Show at Stand 11B60.

Ionization ensures container cleanliness

By Stephen Moore
Published: August 20th, 2010

Meech International (Oxfordshire, UK) believes the development of its new IonRinse system presents a major leap forward in terms of energy saving and sustainability in the field of cleaning blowmolded containers, bottles, jars and pre-forms for use in the food and beverage industries.

Electric SBM unit boosts productivity within a compact footprint, offers cavity flexibility

By Stephen Moore
Published: July 29th, 2010

All-electric, reheat stretch-blowmolding machine supplier Amsler Equipment Inc. (Richmond Hill, ON) now offers a three-cavity unit boasting 50% higher productivity for 2L containers (3600 2L bottles per hour) compared with a two-cavity unit, all within the same compact footprint. It can also run in single- or dual-cavity mode.

Self-lubricating composite for blowmolding tool components

By MPW Staff
Published: January 4th, 2010

Sidel (Le Havre Cedex, France) has developed a new, self-lubricating composite material for studs and wear rings that eliminates the need for greasing moving parts, allowing blowmolders to cut weekly maintenance operations. The Kohlox thermocomposite material has a low coefficient of friction, allowing parts to move freely without any lubrication.

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