Sacmi Imola S.C.'s Closures and Containers Division will demonstrate its compression blow forming (CBF) technology at NPE2018 in Booth W363.
CBF combines elements of compression molding and blow molding to make containers, all in a single machine. Sacmi said CBF can be used with all main commodity resins.
Sacmi has installed about 30 CBF machines in the United States, China, Japan, India and other countries.
According to the company, the compression blow forming process gives a number of advantages over other, traditional forms of blow molding equipment, including excellent thermodynamic stability throughout the process, no gate on container bottoms, high productivity and precision-molded necks.
CPF can produce blown containers that are up to 20 percent lighter than bottles produced on other equipment, Sacmi officials said.
Of course, Sacmi is known for is high-output compression molded cap machines and NPE visitors won't be disappointed. The company will mold a lightweight version of a popular consumer soft drink cap aimed at the U.S. market and processors interested in "green" packaging.
Sacmi systems also allow for finishing tasks to be performed on non-flat-top caps, such slitting, folding and inspection.
Show-goers also can learn about the supervisory system called Sacmi H.E.R.E. (for "human expertise for reactive engineering), allowing Industry 4.0 connectivity. Visitors can "govern" the machine using remote control.