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NPE2024 Molded product demonstrations by Nissei ASB. 1) 350ml (12oz) HDPE Shampoo Bottle, 2) 475ml (16oz) PET Cup, 3) 900ml (30oz) PET Jar. (Photo credit: NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., LTD.)

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Nissei ASB expands Vision1™ model range & demonstrates versatility of high output models at NPE2024

Komoro-shi, Nagano-ken, Japan

Nissei ASB Machine will demonstrate live molding of three of its ASB-Series molding machines at the upcoming NPE2024 exhibition.

Piovan April


ASB will demonstrate live molding of a trio of machine models from its existing “ASB-Series” line-up that include a variety of new features & capabilities. 

Key among these will be the global debut for these models of ASB’s optional Vision1™ control & monitoring system on all models while the PET molding demonstrations will highlight the improved product quality and productivity only achievable by ASB’s patented Zero Cooling™ technology.

  1. ASB-70DPW v4 Vision1 – 1-Step Double Row Injection Stretch Blow Molding of a 350ml (12oz) HDPE shampoo bottle.
  2. ASB-150DP Vision1 – 1-Step Injection Stretch Blow Molding of exceptionally light weight 475ml (16oz) PET cups utilizing Zero Cooling™.
  3. ASB-150DPW Vision1 – 1-Step Double Row Injection Stretch Blow Molding of 900ml (30oz) PET mayonnaise jars utilizing Zero Cooling™.


ASB’s Vision1 machine control & monitoring system is a proprietary software and hardware package fully compliant with the OPC UA global standard protocol for industrial network communication.  Apart from control of the machine, the system can be networked into an existing factory management software package or set up with ASB’s standard “Vision1 for Factory” software solution included with every machine.

Control of compatible upstream and downstream equipment can be integrated into the molding machine’s control panel. While customizable real-time data can be accessed globally by the user’s management via any PC or mobile device.  Additionally, remote off-site diagnosis can be conducted by technical staff or direct from ASB technical support.

Zero Cooling™

ASB’s patented Zero Cooling™ technology leverages the second (conditioning) station of the four-station process to provide additional cooling or modification to molded PET preforms, allowing the preform to be better optimized at the first (injection) station of the machine.  The result is superior quality combined with higher productivity when compared to competitors systems.

ASB’s North American Technical Support Center

Of particular interest to ASB’s North American customers, the booth will also feature detailed presentations of both existing and planned support capabilities at the Atlanta Technical Support Center in the areas of sales, design, service, spare parts production, online parts ordering, and local customer training.

Molding Demonstrations

1. ASB-70DPW Vision1 + HDPE Shampoo Bottles


  • ASB-70DPW v4 Vision1 : One-Step Injection Stretch Blow Molding Machine

Molded Product

  • Type : 350ml (12oz) HDPE Bottle
  • Weight / output : 29.5 grams / 1,550 bph
  • Application : Personal care / shampoo

HDPE resin enables the production of containers having improved chemical and moisture barrier over PET, while at the same time, enjoying the benefits of a highly accurate neck finish with zero weld lines in the base.

For NPE2024, Nissei ASB has responded to our customers’ feedback of previous HDPE molding demonstrations with the ASB-70DPW now molding a non-round HDPE container in a double-row configuration giving significantly higher output, making it a direct challenger in a sector of the market normally monopolized by traditional injection blow molding (IBM).  Additionally, the ASB-70DPW has the advantage of huge flexibility as it can simply and easily be adapted to mold PET, PP, COC, and a wide range of other resins including bioplastics that are beyond the capabilities of IBM systems.

2. ASB-150DP Vision1 + Lightweight PET Cup


  • ASB-150DP Vision1 : One-Step Injection Stretch Blow Molding

Molded Product

  • Type : 475ml (16oz) PET Beer Cup
  • Weight / output : 14.5 grams / 3,000 bph
  • Application : Lightweight Stackable PET Drinking Cups

The ASB-150DP 1-step injection stretch blow molding machine is the largest capacity model in the ASB Series, perfectly matched for the North American market with robust sales since its launch.  Although primarily designed for PET molding, it is fully capable of molding almost any thermoplastic resin into containers for both food and non-food-based applications.

The live molding demonstration of lightweight PET cups at the NPE2024 exhibition provides an easily recyclable, more cost effective and more resilient molding solution over commonly used thermoforming or injection molded cups of similar size and weight.

Zero Cooling™ allows a very thin, short injection molded preform to be re-shaped for optimum stretch ratio at the blow station.  The molded cup will no doubt become a talking point at the event as the NPE exhibition’s official “Bottle Zone” will be serving beer and other refreshing beverages in this on-site molded cup at its Beer Garden meeting area.

3. ASB-150DPW Vision1 + PET Mayonnaise Jar


  • ASB-150DPW Vision1 : One-Step Double Row Injection Stretch Blow Molding

Molded Product

  • Type : 900ml (30oz) Jar
  • Weight / output : 40 grams / 5,660 bph
  • Application : General Foods.

The ASB-150DPW has the same general dimensions as the ASB-150DP but is engineered to provide double row molding for higher output of medium sized bottles and jars in PET and a range of other resins.

The live-molded container is a typical PET jar for general food applications, however the inclusion of ASB’s Zero Cooling™ technology enhances both the quality and productivity of the container to a significant degree over standard molding methods.

Servo-hydraulic drive provides smooth, quiet operation with drastically reduced energy consumption compared to previous driving systems, while the optional NVES-150DPW-P/V take-out system will transfer the jars onto an output conveyor.

Additional Information

The machines will be demonstrated with a wide range of matched upstream & downstream ancillary equipment including, such as bottle take-out units, chillers, resin dryers, mold temperature controllers, etc.

ASB’s booth will also be exhibiting an exciting range of new developments and packaging technologies including; Zero Cooling, heat resistant PET containers, lightweight collapsible water servers, canted/tilted neck bottles, HDPE bottles by ISBM, thick wall / base cosmetic bottles, etc

Nissei at NPE: South Hall Booth S19049

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