Wraparound PET bottle handle

with oriented neck

CUSTOMER:
Maple syrup bottling company that aimed to reduce bottle weight by changing the material from glass to PET.
TASK:
Develop square shaped bottle with wraparound handle oriented the opposite way from flip-top cap nozzle.
CHALLENGES:
⦁ Achieve sturdy handle feeling for stable bottle handling
⦁ Ensure correct handle orientation and perfect bottle position for labelin
⦁ Guarantee cap orientation
SOLUTION:
⦁ External preform diameter was designed to match the internal wraparound handle dimension precisely. Bottle shoulder below the support ring was developed to accommodate the handle accurately.
⦁ Orientation notch on the bottle base was formed for both: handle orientation and labeling.
⦁ Servo driven neck orientation with high speed camera was used to align preform neck detail to bottle body.
TECHNOLOGY USED: FlexBlow2 with neck orientation.

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