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Is this breakthrough molding technology the future of bottle production?

Is this breakthrough molding technology the future of bottle production?
The novel PET bottle-making technology from Sipa was unveiled November 2014 in Germany.

Sipa launches new PET system to produce "extremely" light preforms that are up to 10% lighter than even the lightest preform produced by conventional injection molding—but without losing any key properties.

PET packaging technology producer Sipa says it has unveiled the latest step towards the bottle production plant of the future. Launched at the BrauBeviale in Nuremberg this month, the Xtreme Sincro brings together in a single machine Sipa's preform compression molding system with a stretch-blow molding unit.

The Xtreme Sincro, which Sipa calls the "world's first injection compression stretch-blow molding system," produces numerous advantages for bottle producers, says Sipa general manager Enrico Gribaudo. "It combines the flexibility of two-stage systems with the convenience of single-stage system," he says.

Sipa claims that it is possible to produce preforms that are up to 10% lighter than even the lightest preform produced by conventional injection molding—but without losing any key properties.

Read the full article here at the website of Packaging Digest’s sister publication PlasticsToday.

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