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20% Lighter Gallon Bottle

“Lightweighting PET bottles is becoming a trend in the plastic industry, which allows companies to reduce their costs.”

CUSTOMER:

One of the biggest rigid plastic packaging manufacturer in North America that uses 74g preforms to blow one-gallon bottles

TASK:

Help customer to reduce the unnecessary weight of the final bottle

CHALLENGES:

⦁ Keep same bottle characteristics with reduced weight
⦁ Achieve even bottle weight distribution
⦁ Retain drop impact resistance

SOLUTION:

⦁ Preform carefully re-designed to increase process stability
⦁ Reduced preform weight to 61 grams
⦁ Competitors blow mould was fitted in FlexBlow Stretch Blow Moulding Machine

TECHNOLOGY USED:

FlexBlow 3.

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