In 2014, a leading global market research agency published its findings of a study conducted on the prospects for the Indian PET Preform trade and industry. It projected a highly optimistic market outlook till 2018. During this survey, it was noted that packaging sector is the largest application sector for the plastic industry, representing almost 60 percent of the total plastics demand. The forecast on consumption of plastics in this segment indicated a mammoth figure of 10 million tonnes by the year 2020.
Indeed, these signs have spelt a boon for the manufacturers of Injection Moulding Machine that is extensively used in PET bottling and allied products. Many of the companies engaged in this industry have created a global impact too. To cite an instance, the Delhi NCR-based Ashish Tools has geared up to meet the challenges of the future. Keeping in view these aspects, it has already setup a unit where mould Base are mould Inserts are assembled in dust proof environment. The range of machinery at this plant includes latest CNC systems from reputed international brands like DMG, Mori Seiki & BFW.
Ever since the PET became the medium for innovative mode of packaging various items, the mould making industry has attained new heights. Currently, PET has been the widely accepted mode of packaging for food and beverages including cooking oil, cosmetics and personal care items, pharmaceuticals, insecticides and industrial lubricants among others. Thus the demand for the products and services of cap closure mould manufacturer too has risen. These closure moulds are made in various designs. Depending on the technology in use, the range of cavity and the container, broadly these moulds are classified as follows:
- Bumper off closure
- Tamper proof closure
- Flip top closure
- Multi-material closure
For instance, Ashish Tools, the Noida-based blow moulds manufacturer in India designs and manufactures cap and closure mould for beverage industry. The moulds are optimised for high-speed, high cavitations, high-volume applications. The applications are for hot runners with cavity-to-cavity filling. As per PET technology, the tot runner undergoes melt channel sizing analysis where balance, shear rate and pressure drop touch are optimum.