New unit marries blowmolding and filling for mid-range outputs


A new "monobloc" unit from Krones is marketed towards those processors and beverage brand owners who do not need the full output of a large rotary stretch blowmolding unit and filling line. Called Synchroblock and made and marketed by Krones' Kosme subsidiary, the new unit is good for blowing and filling up to 8000 containers an hour.

Krones (Neutraubling, Germany) acquired Kosme in 2002. Krones makes stretch blowmolding machinery and filling equipment, plus other beverage bottling machinery, for high-output lines; acquiring Kosme gave it access to technology for lower-output blowing and filling lines....
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