For turning soft plastic into a molded cavity, a manufacturing process known as stretch blow molding is used. This process, which is also known as plastic blow molding, produces a broad range of plastic bottles. Extrusion blow molding products include hollow bottles used for shampoo, creams, pop, milk, water, and so on.
Blow Molding Process Step by Step
Using the appropriate blow molding equipment, a tube of molten plastic is created, followed by it being inflated into the shape required by the customer. With the injection stretch blow molding process, a part with a bi-axial molecular alignment is produced. In this case, a preform is elongated via a mechanical process in a mold. Next, the preform is significantly expanded during the blowing process. Compared to the other blow molding methods, the stretch process uses a lower temperature to achieve the required molecular orientation. This makes it somewhat more challenging.
Once the molecular orientation is achieved, the material is extremely strong. A huge advantage of the injection stretch blow molding process for plastic bottles is that less material is required compared to other molding processes. Although various types of bottles are produced with this method, it is most commonly used for manufacturing PET bottles.
Because these bottles are made of polyethylene terephthalate, the material can be recycled for reuse. This dramatically reduces the amount of waste that goes into landfills and helps with other environmental issues.
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