GE Plastics: Pinch-off technology

From GE Plastics (Pittsfield, MA) comes a new 4-way pinch-off technology (shown at left in photo) for extrusion blow molded 5-gal water bottles made of Lexan®PC.

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Utilizes 2 additional points than comparable systems and is said to allow for more uniform wall thickness. Provides direct economic benefits to the molder and bottler in terms of reduced material used in the molding process, says company.

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