Amcor and Sacmi commercialize new technology for production of rigid pharmaceutical containers


Amcor Rigid Plastics and plastics machinery manufacturer Sacmi have teamed up for the commercialization of the industry's first compression blowforming (CBF) machine for the production of rigid HDPE pharmaceutical bottles.

Calling it a "highly viable alternative to traditional injection blowmolding" for rigid pharmaceutical bottles, Amcor and Sacmi made the announcement at a May 1 press conference during the Interphex 2012 Exhibition and Conference at the Javits Center in New York City.

The process, which combines compression molding and blowmolding, was originally developed by Sacmi Imola S.C. Amcor collaborated with Sacmi in a 14-month development project to adapt the unique technology for pharmaceutical packaging.
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