SIPA of Veneto, Italy, a global leader of Packaging and PET Plastics Machinery, have recently installed a SFL 4/4 wide mouth stretch blow moulding unit for Esterform Packaging of the UK, which will be used to manufacture jars for food products.
Esterform Packaging produce a wide range of PET preforms, bottles and jars for food and beverage, household, garden and car-care applications. With an increase in demand for PET jars, the company recently opened a second manufacturing site in Leeds and approached SIPA for a solution.
The SFL 4/4 WM (wide mouth) unit was chosen and will manufacture 360ml jars with 63mm neck finishes. With four cavities, it is capable of producing up to 6000 jars per hour. The complete solution from SIPA included blow moulds, a preform unscrambler, a 'soft-drop' octabin preform dumper and an Air Recovery System for improved energy efficiency.
SIPA are represented in Oceania by HBM Plastics & Packaging Technologies.