Design and stackability – optimisation through simulation

Christian Hopmann & Benjamin Twardowski, IKV

At the Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) at RWTH Aachen University, an ongoing research project is investigating to what extent the stability of stretch blow moulded hollow bodies can be improved with simulation tools by modifying the preform design and process parameters. The aim is to achieve an ideal wall thickness distribution with respect to the requirements of the bottle.