Plastic Bottles

By: Ian Brown  11-11-2011
Keywords: Injection Moulding, Moulds, Plastic Bottles

Blow Moulded Plastic Bottles

Our in-house tooling capability allows us to design and produce new moulds for plastic bottles with full control of timescales and quality.

We can work from your drawings, from initial sketches or use our design skills to produce new ideas to your specification, combining these with custom colour capabilities to give your product a distinctive look and feel.

In our fully equipped tool room, we have invested in the computer controlled machinery and craft skills essential to transfer designs efficiently into accurate moulds for plastic bottles.

We recognize that tooling costs can be very significant for our customers. Therefore we are happy to be flexible in our funding methods. The range of options include:

Outright purchase and ownership
Amortisation over an agreed production period for eventual ownership
Part ownership with limited period of exclusivity
Addition to the Supertech range of plastic bottles at no cost to the client

Development of a custom plastic bottle solution ranges between 2 and 6 weeks, so if you require a plastic bottle that we don’t currently stock, we can match your current design or design something completely unique in no time at all.

We welcome lower volume runs for custom plastic bottles.

We have capacity to blow mould plastic bottles & jars up to 1000ml in any shape & size.

We have 2 Litre Extrusion Blow Moulders capable of moulding the following materials – PETG, PVC, HDPE, LDPE PP, SBC (K resin)
Closures

As an experienced injection moulding company, we are able to offer our services to develop and manufacture closures for your bottle or jar.

Printing

We have built a relationship with numerous printing companies who will aid you in finding the perfect solution to complete you product branding.

 Material Comparison

Fluorine Treated HDPE: Bottles are exposed to fluorine gas in a secondary operation, are similar in appearance to HDPE and have exceptional barrier properties to hydrocarbons and aromatic solvents. Fluorine treated bottles are excellent for use with insecticides, pesticides, herbicides, photographic chemicals, agricultural chemicals, household and industrial cleaners, electronic chemicals, medical cleaners and solvents, citrus products, d-limone, flavors, fragrances, essential oils, surfactants, polishes, additives, graffiti cleaning products, pre-emergents, stone and tile care products, waxes, paint thinner, gasoline, biodiesel, xylene, acetone, kerosene and more.

For non-bottle applications, fluorination of plastic can provide compliance with state and federal regulations. An example would be fluorination plastic fuel tanks used for lawn and garden equipment, automobiles, etc.

Post Consumer Resin (PCR): PCR is a blend of reclaimed natural HDPE (primarily from milk and water containers) and virgin resin. The recycled material is cleaned, ground and recompounded into uniform pellets along with prime virgin material especially designed to build up environmental stress crack resistance. PCR has no odor but exhibits a slight yellow tint in its natural state. This tint can be hidden by the addition of color. PCR is easily processed and inexpensive. However, it cannot come into direct contact with food or pharmaceutical products. PCR can be produced in a variety of recycled content percentages up to 100%.

K-Resin SBC: K-resin is ideally suited to a wide variety of packaging applications by virtue of its sparkling clarity, high gloss, and impact resistance. K-Resin, a styrene derivative, is easily processed on polyethylene equipment. It is suitable for packaging many products but is specifically incompatible with fats and unsaturated oils or solvents. This material is frequently used for display and point-of-purchase packaging.

Keywords: Injection Moulding, Moulds, Plastic Bottles

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Supertech Plastics - Services - Blow Moulding

Extrusion Blow moulding is the process of manufacturing hollow plastic bottles by melting plastic resin and extruding a tube which is then clamped inside 2 halves of a water cooled mould. These generally consist of HDPE which will produce components with high stiffness, good resistance to water vapour and excellent resistance to alcohol, acids and alkali’s.