Secrets of Attractive Bottles for Beverages

With the onset of summer, almost all of us would relish drinking chilled water or an aerated drink which these days come in attractive plastic bottles and not so much in glass bottles of yore. Interestingly, at the outset there were apprehensions over the base material used in these bottles and also other containers being hazardous to the environment. However, scientists in due course clarified and confirmed that such products are eco-friendly. Well, these are actually made from a material known as PET, acronym polyethylene terephthalate and the technology its applications has literally revolutionised the concept of packaging.

The technique in the making of these PET bottles is through moulding done through extrusion process. And their quality depends on the PET preform molds inserts used to mould the bottles. These moulds come in a wide range in tune with the needs of the bottling plant. They are products of high precision engineering and made from high quality steel, mostly imported from Japan.

For instance, Delhi NCR-based designer and manufacturer of PET moulds, Ashish Tools, has expertise in catering to the extent of 72 cavitations. These mould inserts are designed with utmost focus on concentricity between core and cavity for minimum wall thickness variation. These are suitable for pneumatic controlled high end imported hot runner systems in the process of bottling. Among the other highlights of the preform mould made here are the enhanced productivity and standard interchangeable mould components.

Apart from retaining a constant design for the labelling area and base of the bottles, the mould inserts also allow customisation of the bottle shoulder, body or both. Reputed companies engaged in the manufacture of PET moulds and offering solutions to the packaging segment in an industry also render full-time technical support to the end user. The personnel assigned in the packaging wing of an industry are trained in the proper use and maintenance by the manufacturers the moulds at the bottling plant.

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