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NPE 2018

SIPA to show small and nimble injection-stretch-blow molding machine for special PET bottle formats at NPE2018

| Preform moulding | SIPA | Vittorio Veneto | Italy

SIPA will show the latest version of its ECS SP injection-stretch-blow molding (ISBM) system at NPE2018, running from May 7-11 in Orlando, FL. SIPA’s booth is S17085, in the Bottle Zone on Level One of the South Hall.

The company, headquarted in Vittorio Veneto, Italy and with a major mold refurbishing center in Atlanta, GA, will also be illustrating its full range of equipment for one- and two-stage production of PET containers, its expertise in bottle design, mold development and construction, its equipment for bottle filling and packaging, and its turnkey system capabilities.

Visitors to the SIPA booth will be able to find about just-introduced improvements to the ECS SP system that make it more versatile than ever.

The SIPA ECS SP Hybrid system  is ideal for production of specialty products such as containers for cosmetic ,dairy, personal care, pharmaceuticals products, and spirits, mainly encountered in sizes between 10 and 50 mL. But larger size containers as wide mouth Jar  can be accommodated to if needed, up to 12.5L. It can produce all sorts of shapes  thanks to 40 bar blow air pressure ,within its chosen size range. Because production runs for these types of bottles are quite often fairly short, there is an important need to be able to change the injection and blow molds quickly, so that down-time between runs is minimized.

A new quick mold-change system  on the ECS SP can slash changeover times by around a quarter. New features also add extra safety and user-friendliness for operators.

With the words “circular economy” on everybody’s lips, SIPA will be talking about PET bottle recycling too. It will highlight XTREME Renew, the system it co-developed with recycling technology specialist EREMA, which enables direct processing of PET flakes from post-consumer recycled bottles into food contact-compliant injection-compression molded preforms in a fully integrated process.

On Wednesday, May 9, at 12.15, SIPA’s General Manager Enrico Gribaudo will use his presentation during the Bottle Zone Technical Forum to addess PET preform manufacturing in the era of the circular economy, and how it can be accomplished in a financially viable way. He will talk about how to use the “Three Rs” – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – while dropping carbon footprint, saving energy and improving part quality.

On Tuesday, May 8, at 12.15, Morris De Marchi, PET Packaging and Tooling Life Cycle Service Director at SIPA North America, will address the forum  on the importance of a fast and cost-effective response in the plastics industry. He will show how local refurbishing and conversion centers can provide a fast and efficient way of upgrading production without having to make a major investment in completely new tooling.

SIPA North America has been ramping up its mold refurbishing activities in Atlanta since it moved its headquarters there in 2012. Atlanta serves customers in the east of the continent, while customers on the Pacific Coast are catered for from an operation in Los Angeles, Ca.  SIPA has also been increasing its capabilities at its principal site in South America, in São Paulo, Brazil.