A switch in time

US-based injection blow moulding (IBM)equipment company Jomar recently launched a machine specifically designed for PET resins, but with the ability to switch easily to alternatives such as PP and PE.

Evolved from the company’s established TechnoDrive 65 and using that model as a base, the new TechnoDrive 65 PET was re-modelled with added features such as an enhanced plastifier motor, high-pressure valves and built-in nozzle heaters.

Intended for the manufacture of jars, vials, and bottles for the pharmaceutical or cosmeticsindustries, the blow moulder combines core rod conditioning and ejection into a single station, resulting in a fast dry cycle time of just 1.8 seconds. Jomar believes that this machine with a clear focus on PET, while offering a quick-change to other materials, gives converters greater flexibility in production and in product sales.

Jomar is also tackling the IBM start-up market with a high-quality, high volume machine at an entry-level price.  Replacing the Jomar Model 20, the new Model 25 has greater clamp tonnage and casting area than its predecessor. This allows the production of bottles of a larger size and increased cavitation, something that was previously possible only on larger machines.

Estimates suggest that the Model 25 is able to produce around 16 million 10ml vials a year or around 1.2 million 500ml tablet bottles.

More information from Jomar, 115 East Parkway Drive, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234, USA. Tel: 1 609 646 8000. Web: jomarcorp.com