Printer Friendly

New software predicts PET bottle shelf life.

The PETWall thickness-monitoring system from AGR TopWave LLC, Butler, Pa., is newly available with an integrated shelf-life management system. This enables blow molders to proactively manage shelf-life characteristics of PET containers as they are produced. The add-on software was developed in cooperation with Container Science Associates, Atlanta, a specialist in container performance modeling and the inventor of the M-Rule Container Performance Model.

Bottle wall-thickness data captured by the PETWallplus system is analyzed by the M-Rule software and used to map material utilization in relation to shelf life for the bottles being produced. Results of the analysis are displayed on the PET-Wallplus monitor and are continuously updated, providing operators with an easy-to-understand visual indication of material utilization and predicted shelf life of containers. AGR TopWave says that by adjusting machine parameters that affect material distribution, processors can produce containers with optimal shelf-life and performance.

PETWallplus with Shelf-life Management System allows bottle shelf-life to be predicted in real time. It reduces dependence on time-consuming off-line or laboratory testing and slashes reaction time for detecting and solving problems. The add-on software is priced under $10,000. Tel: (724) 482-2163 * PT Direct: 731DV

[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]
COPYRIGHT 2005 Gardner Publications, Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2005, Gale Group. All rights reserved. Gale Group is a Thomson Corporation Company.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:KEEPING UP WITH Blow Molding
Publication:Plastics Technology
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Sep 1, 2005
Words:191
Previous Article:First 7-layer peelable lidding film.
Next Article:Higher output for rotary reheat PET units.
Topics:


Related Articles
Rigid barrier coextrusion: where it panned out.
Coex process for PET bottles tightens layer control, cuts tool cost.
Compression stretch-blow molding: new way to make PET containers.
See-Through Plastic Cans Enliven Paint Packaging.
Super-clear PP barrier bottles are now stretch-blow molded. (Close-Up: Blow Molding).
Slow, steady growth for HIC containers. (Your Business Outlook).
Simple tool speeds PET bottle changeovers.
New stretch-blow process slashes PET bottle weight.
Make more PET bottles in the same floor space.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2020 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters