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Italian Blow Molding Magic Materializes in Michigan

Magic, a maker of electric blow molding equipment headquartered in Italy, has set up shop in Whitmore Lake.

Norbert Sparrow

March 8, 2023

1 Min Read
ME T14-600-D extrusion blow molding machine
Image courtesy of Magic

A longstanding Italian manufacturer of blow molding systems, Magic now has a footprint in the United States. The company’s new plant in Whitmore Lake, MI, about 50 miles west of Detroit, is fully operational, the company recently announced. A centerpiece at the facility is the company’s next-generation extrusion blow molding machine.

Based in the northern Italian town of Besana, Magic has more than 60 years of experience developing blow molding systems. It embraced all-electric machine technology in 1997, when it first came on the scene, and completely abandoned the production of hydraulic machines in 2014. More than 1600 of its all-electric blow molding machines are currently in operation worldwide.

Compared with hydraulic systems, electric machines consume 55% less energy and slash maintenance costs by as much as 70%, said the company.

Magic invites potential customers to visit the Michigan facility and see its next-generation all-electric extrusion blow molding machine in action. Features of the dual-station ME T14-600-D include:

  • 15.4-ton clamping force

  • 600-mm carriage stroke

  • single parison head

  • automatic internal deflashing with pick-and-place bottle standing system

  • scrap conveyor

  • conformity with UL 508A

  • compatibility with heads with a maximum c/d of 2 x 270, 3 x 180, 4 x 130, 5 x 105, or 6 x 85 mm

Magic can provide local technical and remote support and machine training is available. Spare parts are kept in stock.

About the Author(s)

Norbert Sparrow

Editor in chief of PlasticsToday since 2015, Norbert Sparrow has more than 30 years of editorial experience in business-to-business media. He studied journalism at the Centre Universitaire d'Etudes du Journalisme in Strasbourg, France, where he earned a master's degree.


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