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Amcor expands extrusion blow molding assets

News 23.04.2018
Kautex KBB40D

Amcor has announced the expansion of its injection blow molding (IBM) and extrusion blow molding (EBM) capabilities for the production of healthcare, food and home and personal care packaging. The company has invested in the KBB series all-electric EBM platform from Kautex Maschinenbau, Bonn, Germany.

"Over time, we have grown our diversified rigid plastics business through acquisition and as a result have a wide range of experience with various technology platforms and vendors. Recently, we have begun to pursue investments that will modernize and deliver greater consistency, quality, and sustainability," said Suresh Krishnan, senior director of platform strategy for Amcor Rigid Plastics' Diversified Products Division. "These investments in IBM and EBM platforms are examples which will enable us to refresh our manufacturing assets, delivering greater quality with the latest technologies to meet today's demands of the packaging industry."

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According to company, these all-electric platforms offer precision, repeatability, consistency and quality for improved tooling life. These machines also provide faster cycle times, higher cavitation, and reduced repair and maintenance due to the elimination of hydraulics/oil.

This first KBB EBM machine is targeted for a range of home and personal care containers including bathroom cleaners, shampoo, and bath wash ranging in size from 4oz (118 ml) to 32oz (946 ml) . Amcor will join Kautex at its booth at the upcoming NPE2018 May 7-11 in Orlando, Fla. where the KBB40D will run an 18oz HDPE stock oval package for personal care.

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Amcor is developing and producing high-quality packaging for a variety of food, beverage, pharmaceutical, medical-device, home- and personal-care and other products. The company's 35,000 people generate more than US$9 billion in sales from operations that span 200-plus locations in more than 40 countries.

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