Update on one step injection stretch blow molding

Paul Atkin Marketing Group, Section Manager, NISSEI ASB, Japan

In the mid 1970’s, before PET had even hit the market, one-step injection stretch blow molding machines were already being developed within Nissei Plastics of Japan for polypropylene jars. But, once the future potential of the emerging PET container market became apparent, development work took a completely new direction leading to the creation of the world’s first one-step PET molding machines that were to become known as the ASB Series.