Challenges in PET Packaging

A recent survey projected that the global plastics industry has witnessed a continuous shift of production bases to low-cost Asian countries. With increasing foreign investment and rise in the number of new manufacturing establishments in the region, Asia has become the largest and the fastest growing market for plastics in the world.

In particular, India has turned out to be a fertile ground for the packaging sector representing almost 60.0% that is expected to reach 10.0 million tonnes by 2020. On this score, China has posed quite a tough challenge. This is the scenario for the FMCG sector whose products solely rely on plastic based packaging of PET (polyethylene terephthalate) technology.

These trends have been a boon for plastic mold manufacturer since PET bottles, jars and allied containers with higher shelf value and attractive features have literally replaced glass and other materials. In this context, the user of the packaging facilities has to rely on a reliable and reputed manufacturer of molds such as the New Delhi-based Acme Dysis for solutions on a turnkey basis.

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Why a mold needs refurbishment?

The cleaning and refurbishment of an injection mold should never be ignored and must be in the priority list. Injection mold equipment should be well maintained and checked time to time so that the production process is not hampered at any point.

A mere thought of mold refurbishment send chills to the spine of mold makers as the process is cumbersome and needs a lot of efforts in terms to precision and resources used. Nevertheless, a little research can help making the process less exhaustive. If the mold makers strategize the entire process with time, the cleaning process will not be difficult to undertake.

Manufacturers may not pay heed to the overall process of maintenance their core business strategy but needless to say the entire process is inevitable in the mold development. But prior to the cleaning the makers should be aware of the routine of a mold. Both literally and figuratively, a mold is subjected to immense pressure. The humid environment surrounded creates the pressure. In spite of the operational environment, it the responsibility of the manufacturer to device parts that is dimensionally perfect and aesthetically pleasing.

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Boost for PET-based packing in India

Be it filtered, aerated or mineral water, soft drinks, beverages, dairy products like milk and ghee, edible and industrial oils, home care and personal care items such as detergents and cosmetics in the FMCG segment etc. it is the manner of packaging that appeals to the buyer. This fact is the same for almost all the domestic and industrial products around the world.

Presently, the key to the USP in packing could be attributed to the technology of plastics. Better known as PET (Poly Ethylene Terephthalate), this sophisticated technique has become one of the fastest growing industries in India, nay the world. So much so, PET based bottles, jars and phials have literally eclipsed the traditional glass and allied material containers.

The demand for the services of PET preform moulds manufacturer India has witnessed an overwhelming encouragement in the industry. All the leading as well as less-known and even unknown brands have adapted this mode of packing for their products. There are several advantages of using PET-related packing. These are:

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Vital role of Moulds in Bottling Plants

With the summer season round the corner, a venture in bottled water and aerated beverages like soft drinks could be an ideal proposition. Products from the plant that you may set up for this business will be sold like hot cakes. Indeed, these are not seasonal but ones with a demand round the year. And in no time you are bound to reap rich fruits from your investment. Reportedly, the profit is in the range of 30%.

However, the success of your enterprise of a bottling plant after a detailed feasibility project study depends on a couple of vital factors.

Drinking water is packaged either in glass or plastic bottles. The bottled water is also classified into two – Carbonated and Non-carbonated. The sizes of bottles too differ and you must opt for suitable ones. When it comes to the main plant, you must conduct a detailed review of the market before giving your nod.

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Interesting tidbits about PET plastic

Weather it is for packaging, storing or in the form of mold castings, PET plastic has been truly revolutionary in revising the entrepreneurship of Plastic mold manufacturers in India. Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) is a staple packaging material. Employed by a consortium of manufacturing industries, PET has ventured into diverse segments of production.

The reason behind its wide popularity is undoubtedly its cost-effective and environment friendly attribute. As per a recent survey conducted by Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) of Allied Development Corporation revealed how environmental footprint and greenhouse gas emissions while manufacturing PET relates to alternative forms of packaging. The study affirmed that PET containers are better performers than aluminum can and glass.

Know what your Plastic can do?

Have you gazed at the various symbols etched on your plastic products? Every product is labeled with a recycling code. Digits ranging from 1 to 7 on the container help recyclers classify the product as per the different kinds of plastic available in the market. The Society of the Plastic Industry, SPI create a code to indicate what kind of plastic can be recycled.  The various types of recyclable plastics and their uses after recycling are highlighted below:

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Cost-effective Strategies of Mold Making

Plastic Mold manufacturers of any type of mold need to optimize the process of costing. This helps moldmakers significantly to improve product quote accuracy and fasten Request for Quote (RFQ) response as well. It’s a no less than a challenge for moldmakers to come up with cost effective methodology of production. To achieve accuracy in product cost quotes is difficult, but possible.

The challenge for offering savings and efficiencies requires moldmakers to include the need for:-

  1. Reduced overhead costs – Turning around a detailed, inaccurate quote can be time consuming and expensive as well.
  2. Increased precision – Many mold manufactures fail to understand the costing process of molds. Understanding the costing process is not an easy task. Mould manufacturers have to focus on the moldmaking procedure. To be aware of every nook and cranny of the mold-making process adopted is essential to gauge its effectiveness. Existing quote is liable to have discrepancies with actual costs, if you lack the know-how of the moldmaking process. It is very important to have a clear knowledge of the actual costs of molds. Such understanding is necessary for winning fresh, profitable business.
  3. Faster response times – The capacity to shift quotes is a notable competitive edge for many moldmakers. However, for shifting quotes, a moldmaker has to have a lot of cutting-edge tools and technologies.

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Plastic Injection Molding in a Nutshell

There are many conspicuous examples of moulds in our daily life. Have you ever wondered that how various objects around us acquire their shape? The answer to this is injection Molding (IM). The idea was conceived in 1930s and gained popularity when manufacturing plastic commodities led to greater scrap wastes and extended production time while devising alternative manufacturing technique.

Difference between injection molding and conventional metal die casting

The basic difference between injection molding molds and metal die casting is that the latter requires molten material (metal) to be poured in the casting; however, the former needs the melted plastic residuals to be injected forcefully into the mold.

 What kind of plastic is suitable for molding machines?

 The notion of using ‘any kind’ of plastic for getting the desired shape is gravely wrong. Thermostat plastics such as nylon, polystyrene, polythene and polypropylene are ideal for IM technique. Continue reading

Nitty-Gritty of Water Assisted Injection Molding

The advent of evolving injection moulding technologies has effaced the older techniques of the process. One such advanced technique is Water-assisted Injection Moulding (WAIM). The technique is developed to manufacture products with intricate geometric shapes. It is advisable to use WAIM technique with a hot runner mold to shape the products in the desired form for effective results.

Water-Assisted Injection Molding- An Introduction

Water-assist Injection Moulding (WIAM) is a cutting-edge development in the realm of injection moulding (assisted). Similar to a gas-assisted injection moulding process, WIAM uses high-pressure water fluid to shape a plastic part present in a mould. The primary benefits WIAM over other techniques are:-

  • Cheap tool cost
  • Less material cost
  • Splendid part consolidation

Nevertheless, the differences between gas and water help WIAM technique to have multiple common advantages such as:-

  • The technique can produce 20% thinner wall sections
  • The cooling cycle time is 50% faster

Some knowledgeable technologists combine both water- and gas-assist techniques to enjoy the best of both the worlds. Also, every leading Pet Moulds Manufacturer in India is churning out moulds that are specifically meant for the Water-assisted Injection Moulding. Continue reading