The BM-Series (BM 206 / 506) blow-molding machine can be operated using the “tandem-blow” process. The output from a single or twin machine can be doubled this way (i.e. an increase in capacity of 100 percent). “Tandem blow” signifies the simultaneous blow molding of top and bottom, with an additional bottom calibration. In terms of small drink bottles, tandem-blow systems can achieve an output of more than 100 million containers/yr. The machine series features increased output using the co.'s multi-cavity molding procedure, which can accommodate forms with a width of up to 650 mm. This results in a cavity density up to 30 percent higher. The series also features barriers with coextruded multilayer packaging, preventing oxygen and carbon dioxide diffusion, which is suitable for the production of packaging for long-life foodstuffs, the co. states.
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