Stretch Blow Molding

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William Andrew, Nov 22, 2011 - Technology & Engineering - 308 pages
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Stretch blow molding is the blow molding process used to produce bottles of the strength required for carbonated drinks. In this handbook, Ottmar Brandau introduces the technology of stretch blow molding, explores practical aspects of designing and running a production line and looks at practical issues for quality control and troubleshooting. As an experienced engineer, manager and consultant, Brandau's focus is on optimizing the production process, improving quality and reducing cycle time.

This book is a thoroughly practical handbook that provides engineers and managers with the toolkit to improve production and engineering aspects in their own businesses--saving money, increasing output and improving competitiveness by adopting new technologies.



  • Learn the tricks of the trade from an experienced engineer and manager
  • Save money: Practical strategies to optimize the production process, improve quality and reduce cycle times
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of the latest technological and best practice developments in stretch blow molding
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 A Short History of Stretch Blow Molding
1
Chapter 2 Material Basics
5
Chapter 3 Reheat Stretch Blow Molding Machines
27
Chapter 4 Machine Details
47
Chapter 5 Blow Molds
67
Chapter 6 Fundamentals of the Blow Process
73
Chapter 7 The Blowing Process
85
Chapter 8 Injection Stretch Blow Molding Machines
95
Chapter 9 Special Applications
119
Chapter 10 Troubleshooting of Blowing Problems
195
Chapter 11 Economics
223
Chapter 12 Preform Design for Single and Twostage Processing
257
Chapter 13 Auxiliary Equipment
271
Chapter 14 Training of Operators
289
Index
299
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About the author (2011)

Ottmar Brandau is President of Apex Container Inc. in Ontario, Canada. Brandau is a member of the Society of Plastics Engineers and was previously VP Operations at Magic North America Inc.