Blow Molding: Economical PET Machine Molds Two Different Bottles Alternately : Plastics Technology

A new model reheat stretch-blow molder from PET Technologies GmbH has two independent cavities that can produce two different bottles in alternate cycles by switching back and forth between two blowing units, each equipped with a separate block of valves. One cavity can also be shut down to optimize production. The new APF-5 automatic machine is designed for blowing bottles from 3 L to 10 L at up to 1600 bottles/hr for sizes of 3 to 8 L and 700 bph for 10 L. (A machine for smaller sizes was shown at NPE2018.) It is described as an economical machine, built in Ukraine for the Austrian-based company. . It has electric and pneumatic drives. Features include a B&R control system, mold-closing system analogous to rotary machines, eight-zone preform heating system, and air recovery that reuses high-pressure air to fulfill 100% of low-pressure air requirements. In addition, a special air-cooling system reportedly provides uniform temperature throughout the preform body—especially important for production of large bottles from thick-walled preforms. Two PET Technologies machine were installed in the U.S. last year. One, the first of the company’s automatic machines in this country,...

Summer is Coming, and so is ‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 [Video, Photos] twitter facebook square instagram envelope

Ok ok, we’re getting super excited for summer 2019 because it means season 3 of Netflix series Stranger Things will hit! A new clip from the upcoming 3rd season of the Netflix hit reminds us that summer is coming to Hawkins, and it’s VERY Sandlot: When we last saw the crew of Stranger Things, Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin), Will (Noah Scnapp) had narrowly escaped The Upside Down (that deadly D&D player’s nightmare dimension teeming with Demogorgons, Mind-Flayers, and other scary things). Season 3 will see the return of the other denizens of Hawkins with Winona Ryder (Joyce), David Harbour (Chief Hopper), Natalia Dryer (Nancy), Charlie Heaton (Jonathan), Sadie Sink (Max), Dacre Montgomery (Billy), and Joe Keery (Steve) all set to appear. We’re interested to meet Robin (Maya Thurman-Hawke), who will be working at the Scoops Ahoy with Steve. Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned ...