Italian fruit juice bottler Polenghi expects to use PLA, a plant-based plastic, in up to 10 million extrusion blowmolded bottles. For the brand owner, the switch is proving relatively easy on its capital budget, with no need to change machinery or tooling.
This will be the first time polylactic acid (PLA) bottles have been
The company did not need to make adjustments to its blowmolding tooling nor to its plasticizing screws to process the PLA, it replied in response to questions from MPW. The only investment made is for a cutting/trimming device for the parisons.
Changes of course were made to processing conditions and line settings; this is part of Polenghi's know-how, it says.
A shampoo bottle marketed in Japan was the first extrusion blowmolded package commercially marketed using the Ingeo material.