Sacmi cites more customers for compression blow forming
In its first year of commercialization, Sacmi Imola S.C. says it has had a strong response to its compression blow forming technology. If everything goes according to plan, Sacmi will install 10 of the CBF machines this year at companies in North America, Europe and Asia, said Luca Nanetti, sales and marketing manager for Sacmi’s closures and containers division. CBF combines elements of compression molding and blow molding to make containers. Using the continuous rotary machines, processors can go directly from resin pellet to finished container in one step. Looking ahead, Sacmi is working to expand the machine’s resin range – current machines run high density polyethylene, polyethylene and polystyrene, and should be able to run PET by the end of the year, he said.