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Bottles, Preforms and Closures


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A practical handbook for a major area of plastics processing, the author's focus on fault analysis and troubleshooting is targeted at practicing engineers and directly impacts the bottom line by improving production efficiency and product quality.

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Part One: PET Preforms (Ottmar Brandau, Dr. Laura Martin) 1. Introduction 2. Manufacture and States of PET 3. Behaviour in the Blow Mould 4. Manufacture of PET Preforms 5. Preform Design Methodology 6. Preform Design Examples Part 2: PET Beverage Bottles (Dr. Christian DeTrois, Thomas Steinbauer) 1. From the First Idea to the Finished Bottle 2. Determination of Bottle Properties 3. Generating the First Design in CAD 4. From Shape to Fully-Fledged Design for a Safe Process 5. Verification of the 3D Design through FE Simulation 6. Selection of the Mould Concept to Meet Customer-Specific Criteria 7. Mould Design and Mould Manufacture 8. Mould Trials and Examination of Sample Bottles Part 3 Closures for PET Bottles (Ottmar Brandau, Romeo Corvaglia) 1. Introduction 2. Neck Finishes for Various Bottle Types 3. Closure Types 4. Tamper Evident Bands 5. Resins 6. Manufacturing Methods 7. Economic Guidelines 8. Test Procedures 9. Process Control during Injection Moulding; Light-weigh caps, new standards

About the Author

President, OB Plastics Consulting, Ontario, Canada Process troubleshooting and training of plant and office personnel. Formerly VP Operations, Magic North America (Packaging & Containers). Member of the Omnexus (SpecialChem Plastics & Elastomers) Expert Team.


"PETplanet insider is publishing extracts from successive chapters of Ottmar Brandau's "Bottles, Preforms and Closures," which was first published by hbmedia. A newly revised edition is reissued under the Elsevier imprint." --PETplanet insider, April 2014

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