With the new AL Series, we have taken this development concept to the next level, improving the molding cycle dramatically to cut production costs and also address mass production needs. Delivering innovative high cycle molding with high speed mold release, high plasticization, and flexibility. The AL Series can address the rising demand for further cost reduction in container production by reducing production costs and helping to save space and energy through machine downsizing, thereby also contributing to lower equipment costs.
We have been in business for over 40 years, and during that time we have continued to pursue the potential for plastic containers using our unique injection stretch-blow molding technology. Over 20,000 different container types have been produced using our container development technology, which continues to evolve to this day. We can leverage our extensive experience and understanding of the characteristics of plastics to propose new possibilities.
Off-center containers can be used for many different applications. Achieving a uniform wall thickness throughout an off-center product was quite difficult with previous molding methods, but is now possible with the Direct Heatcon technology. It also enables product lightweighting and material cost reductions. This type of bottle is being used for trigger sprays, spice jars, engine oil containers, juice bottles, and more recently for water bottles.
Aoki's mold technologies enable molding that makes parting lines almost unnoticeable. This enables cavities to be increased by locating parting lines on the front panel, boosting production by 25-100%.
AOKI Series machines use the flake material from reground and washed PET bottles to directly injection stretch-blow mold new containers. The mainstream approach to recycling PET used to require pellet material, but with the AOKI Series machines, costs associated with pelletizing the recyclate (transportation, energy, payroll etc.) are now a thing of the past.
Creating Packaging Culture Plastic containers come with a range of excellent characteristics and we are pursuing even greater possibilities for them. By continually improving molding technologies that utilize the functionality of plastic materials, we hope to make the lives of people throughout the world even more convenient and comfortable than they are now. We create packaging culture though container development by researching easier-to-use and more convenient container shapes, developing high-performance containers that utilize the characteristics of the molding materials, and providing new ideas for using plastic containers.