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Grafco Industries, a Hanover, MD-based bottle maker, has installed at its Atlanta and Baltimore plants two-stage, high-output SBO 610 Sidel (Norcross, GA) injection/ stretch-blow-molding units.

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The machines will produce proprietary and stock PET bottles for custom applications. The six-cavity machines produce up to 7겨 bottles/hr, and enable Grafco to mold lightweight and oval bottles. With the Sidel machines, "we can quickly produce a variety of bottles, which is vital for our customers," says Tom Frank, Grafco's vp of operations. The Baltimore facility also added an injection-molding unit from Husky Injection Molding Systems (Bolton, Ontario, Canada). The Husky unit, says Grafco, uses pre-engineered preforms that can produce six to eight bottle designs.

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