Sidel showcasing its portfolio of blow-molding solutions, including SBO Compact2 blow-molding machine and patented Modulomold technology, at NPE 2012, in Orlando, Florida

OCTEVILLE SUR MER, France , March 30, 2012 (press release) – At NPE 2012, the international plastics showcase, Sidel will present its vast portfolio of blow- molding solutions, including the SBO Compact2 blow-molding machine and the patented ModulomoldTM technology. Visitors to booth 8825 will also have the possibility of attending the sneak preview of Sidel’s new, flexible and modular machine: the upcoming Sidel MatrixTM blower and its proven possibilities.

The SBO Compact2 delivers high quality and performance levels, equivalent to those of the SBO Universal blow-molder range. The latest evolution of the SBO family is more robust and has been industrially improved, while offering even better performance through electrical stretching. The new stretching console enables constant control of stretching position and speed. This ensures perfect repetitiveness of the process and higher production speeds. The stretching parameters are now managed directly from the Human Machine Interface (HMI).

DeepGripTM and ModulomoldTM for flexible bottles

The SBO Compact2 supports the DeepGrip large-format package. DeepGrip is the first PET bottle with a deep blow-molded grip and is perfectly suited for water and oil. It requires no external handle, which makes it easier to use. With its distinctive triangular shape, the three-liter bottle is produced with Sidel’s punching-conforming technology (patent pending). This technology enables the manufacture of single- material packages in large, functional formats.

With ModulomoldTM, several bottle shapes of the same size (up to 0.7 liters) can be produced using one single mold. This technology based on removable mold inserts ensures quick and easy changeovers. The bottles have two shared parts, the labeling area and the base. The shoulder or the body or both can be customized using the inserts. A set of inserts can be changed in less than 30 seconds. The ModulomoldTM inserts are designed according to the Single Minute Exchange of Die method (SMED) for tool-free assembly and disassembly.

MatrixTM blower and its proven possibilities

With the new MatrixTM platform, Sidel challenges the conventions of PET container production in order to meet the needs of the global liquid packaging industry – even better than before. This new modular system offers customers the widest range of possible configurations to match perfectly and optimally any needs. Each configuration gives customers exactly what they need with the highest level of performances and lowest environmental footprint.

Apart from its machinery and equipment portfolio, Sidel will also highlight its capabilities as a local packaging and tooling expert. Sidel looks back on 40 years of beverage packaging expertise. This enables the company to offer its customers end-to-end solutions for packaging, blow-molding equipment and services throughout the life cycle of its products.
The entire spectrum of the Sidel blow-molding portfolio will be presented at NPE 2012, 2 – 5 April 2012, Orlando, Florida/USA, West Hall, Booth 8825.

About the Sidel Group

In a world of constantly changing needs, today’s bottle is tomorrow’s old news. But by having approximately 5,000 skilled employees all over the world, we are able to listen to our customers, offering them reliable production-systems that are easily adaptable to new developments – without causing expensive downtime.

The Sidel Group, headquartered in Switzerland, has production sites in 13countries and 30,000 machines installed in 190 nations worldwide. Leading in packaging solutions, our value- added service secures both our customers & us with a sustainable business in the global environment.

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