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January 1, 2002

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Largest PET Injection Mold

prod_foc_102.jpgFirst exhibited at K 2001, a 144-cavity mold said to be the largest for manufacturing PET preforms can reportedly increase the productivity of a standard PET injection molding machine by up to 50 percent. The mold eliminates the need to invest in a larger machine and doesn't take up any additional space.

This new series of molds is said to enable companies to meet the growing demand for soft drink bottles (up to .5 liter) and mineral water bottles (up to 1.5 liters). The preforms for these applications weigh up to approximately 30g, and the cavities can be arranged close enough together that the platen area will suffice for 50 percent more cavities. This extra capacity reportedly does not affect the cooling efficiency and cycle time. As its outer dimensions remain unchanged, the mold can be mounted and removed without any need to retract or dismantle the tiebars. The clamping force and plasticating capacity of a standard-size PET molding machine will likewise suffice for the larger number of cavities.

Mold &Hotrunner Technology AG
Ginsheim, Gustavsburg, Germany
+49 (61) 46-906-0

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