Netstal will demonstrate a “world first” at Fakuma, with injection compression moulding using a stack mould. The company will produce a polypropylene (PP) margarine tub on an ELION 2800-2000 machine using a stack mould with 4+4 cavities. It will incorporate IML decoration and have a total weight of 10.7 grams. Netstal says the combination of the two processes “is a genuine innovative leap”, with the advantages including even results, narrow wall thicknesses and a lighter product resulting in lower unit costs. Furthermore, says the company, the end product (lids in particular) shows fewer signs of distortion and has a greater dimensional accuracy due to the lower stresses placed on the material, making the process attractive to packaging manufacturers.
Hall A7 - Stand 7303/7304