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PET packaging technology provider Sipa provided a short preview of what it will showcase at K 2013. The company is inviting attendees to be “one of the first to learn how our innovations can bring you long-lasting, high-performing and more economically viable production in the packaging industry.”

October 7, 2013

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Sipa promises a new era of lightweighting; provides a preview of K

PET packaging technology provider Sipa provided a short preview of what it will showcase at K 2013. The company is inviting attendees to be “one of the first to learn how our innovations can bring you long-lasting, high-performing and more economically viable production in the packaging industry.”

A new era of lightweighting?

The company asks the industry to imagine being able to produce a 500-mL bottle preform that weighs only 7.2 g with no production issues, either in injection or in stretch-blow.

"You’d be able to use less raw material, create less waste, reduce transportation costs, and limit your carbon footprint," the company said. "Now you can have it all. See the SIPA X-Mould new injection mold technology that’s allowing unprecedented weight reductions and redefining the boundaries of PET packaging at this year's K trade fair in Düsseldorf."

The company says the X-Mould allows production of lighter bottles whose mechanical properties and performance fully comply with the modern demands of the bottling industry. The X-Mould works with both SIPA and existing legacy equipment.

Make preforms of all kinds 

The company's XFORM 150 is coming to K 2013. Developed in partnership with the Canadian company Athena Automation Ltd, this latest system in its PET product range offers flexibility to small or mid-tier preform and bottle producers who use a single machine for multiple applications.

XFORM 150 accepts all legacy molds and is engineered for quick and easy mold changes. The company touts its fast, 150-ton two-platen clamping unit is ideal for low cavitation molds and short runs.

"Overall, the XFORM 150’s high-performing post-mold cooling systems improve cycle time, energy efficiency and output quality for all kinds of preforms, from thin-walled small-diameter preforms to thick-walled wide-mouths ones," the company said. "In fact, the XFORM 150 consumes 20% less energy than the industry’s best-in-class machines."

Discover SIPA’s own-built molds and hot runners

The company's own-built range of molds and hot runners has been engineered to help save energy costs while achieving top preform quality and productivity. SIPA solutions offer a long mold life—up to 8MM cycle for the cold half. A working example of this new technology complete with a 128-cavity injection mold will be showcased at K 2013 booth in Hall 13. 

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