Mold-Masters’ MPET division will present line-up of new product developments at drinktec

At drinktec 2013 (Sept. 16-20; Messe München exhibition center in Munich), Mold-Masters will unveil its latest developments for its PET mold program as well as its co-injection technology, IRIS, used to inject barriers into PET preforms, closures and a variety of other packaging.

Latest developments enable running a 96-cavity MPET system on a 300t machine setup whereas the market standard for this type/size of systems is currently 400t. With ongoing research and development, the MPET team at Mold-Masters now also managed to run 128-cavity systems on a standard 400t machine. A larger setup is no longer required for this size of mold and higher output volumes can be achieved with lower capital investment, the company stated.

Mold-Masters says that a recent MPET case study on a 96-cavity system for a 9.8g water preform has proven to increase productivity and enabled for large annual savings, based on the new micro pitch technology by comparing and replacing a 72-cavity 50 x140 pitch system with a 96 cavity 50 x 110 micro pitch. The replacement resulted in 13% shorter fill time - even with 24 additional cavities and at equivalent injection pressure due to the iFLOW technology. In addition, 45% shorter cooling time due to iCOOL technology and a 15.5% shorter cycle time was achieved....

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