Nissei ASB Co. has launched a one-step stretch blow molding machine, the ASB-150DPW, which boasts twice the productivity of the company's single-row model for both narrow- and wide-mouthed, small- to medium-sized containers.
The new ABS-150DPW has the same footprint as the ASB-150DP, but features a double-row configuration, so it doubles the cavitation to a maximum of 36, compared with 18 on the single-row machine.
Nissei ASB is targeting applications ranging from small hotel amenity items, liquor and energy-drink containers to wide-mouth containers from peanut butter, mayonnaise and toys. The machine can mold virgin and recycled PET, polylactic acid and polycarbonate in neck sizes up to 94 millimeters.
A special version fitted with conditioning blow capabilities can process polypropylene for making an intravenous drip and other medical containers.
Jamie Pace, vice president, said the double-row machine also uses almost the same energy as the single-row press, depending on container size. The new press cuts energy cost per container by about 40 percent.
“Brand owners and packaging companies are demanding sustainability improvements and carbon-footprint reductions for products requiring medium-to-high production rates. This new model is perfect for those requirements,” Pace said.
The ASB-150DPW can blow mold containers ranging from 50 milliliters to 1.5 liters, at a rate of up to 4,505 bottles an hour, depending on bottle design and cavitation.
The Nissei ASB-150DPW and ASB-150DP share about 70 percent of the same parts.
Atlanta-based Nissei ASB has sold about 50 of the ASB-150DP machines in
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