Highlighting creativity in blow moulding
By Barry Copping
Posted 3 August 2012
PRW looks at developments in new materials, resource efficiency and interfacing with other processes.
There is obviously no room for error in terms of cleanliness and hygiene when turning out PET beverage bottles in their millions. Conventional washing consumes water voraciously, which is why ionised air rinsing and dry decontamination by hydrogen peroxide are attractive alternatives.
New polyamides promise good performance in automotive and other mobile applications, in terms of low hydrocarbon permeation for fuel tanks and high-temperature endurance under the bonnet around turbocharged engines.
Blow moulding can interface creatively with injection moulding and other processes. Inpress Plastics has some interesting examples in both the automotive and leisure sectors.
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