Kautex Maschinenbau recently welcomed Geoffrey Chan as its executive vice president of its Chinese subsidiary Shunde Kautex Plastics Technology Company Limited.

The Eblow 37 electric blow-moulding machine has a new energy-saving system, where the closing unit and mould closing function are electrically driven.

A closing force of 370 kN and a mould width of 700 mm allows for canister production output volume of 240 pieces per hour based on a 20-litre lightweight canister. Spiral distributor blow heads allow uniform wall thickness distribution in the pre-form and the finished article, allowing for the possibility to optimise parison quality for both singleand multi-layer structures.

A production-optimising automated calibration run allows for quick setting of blow moulds with different mould thicknesses.

Bekum has two new blow moulding machines for milk containers: the Hyblow 407 DL for 12-fold production of 200 ml containers; and the Hyblow 607 DL for a nine-fold production of 1,000 ml containers.

Both feature a new screw geometry that enables optimised processing of viscous HDPE with TiO2—this increases output and improves homogeneity of the compound without requiring an additional mixing component. They also have improved energy efficiency as less energy is needed to melt HDPE with the optimised extruder screw.

Advances in technology allow chilled dairy drinks manufacturers to consider a wide variety of options for their bottles. From raw materials to packaging lines, there are different possibilities to help companies achieve their business objectives. By Fabienne cheriaux, marketing manager, Serac.

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