Browse book content. About the book. Search in this book. This book is a thoroughly practical handbook that provides engineers and managers with the toolkit to improve production and engineering aspects in their own businesses — saving money, increasing output and improving competitiveness by adopting new technologies. In this book, Brandau covers the engineering aspects of bottle production and the relevant production processes focusing on blow molding , along with plant layout and organization and production management, to produce the definitive handbook for engineers and managers alike.
In this context the question of whether the bottle is intended to be returnable or nonreturnable will be answered. Identification of competitors and the specific products with which the new container will compete will affect the bottle design.
It is hardly useful to develop a product only to discover that it is too similar to something already offered by a competitor. Here, a close cooperation with the customer's marketing department is required. Another key issue is the product for which the bottle will be used.
Still or carbonated mineral water, CSDs, beer, fruit juice, tea, or dairy products each require different design features. Directly related to the contents is the question of the filling method, which also should be discussed in the very early design phases. Will the contents be aseptically filled or hot filled?
Will the bottle be pressurized? Will a nozzle be used to spray nitrogen over the contents to eliminate oxygen from the headspace? It is also important to know if and how much the contents tend to foam. Will a long-tube filler or spreader be used? In the latter case, it is important that the contents can flow down the inner wall of the bottle without protrusions that may disrupt the flow.
How will the bottles be transported during production?
Will the bottles coming from the stretch blow molding machine be transported through the subsequent process stages by an air conveyor or a conveyor belt? Which type of conveyor belts will be used?
In addition to rubber mat-top conveyors, gravity roller tables, and articulated conveyor belts, there are also combinations of the above and special designs, which in turn raise the issue of speed differentials within the same conveying system. Read More Past Spotlights. Such seasonal products can be found in Asia, for example, where certain types of tea are sold in bottles that are specifically designed for each harvesting season. Please verify that you are not a robot. Featured Products New arrivals, special availability, new innovations in glass and plastic packaging.
In addition to rubber mat-top conveyors, gravity roller tables, and articulated conveyor belts, there are also combinations of the above and special designs, which in turn raise the issue of speed differentials within the same conveying system. Apart from the conveying medium, e. Another key question relates to the preform: Will a standard preform be used?
Has this already been selected or determined, or will a special-purpose preform be developed? In some cases the base of the bottle must have a specific shape. View all copies of this ISBN edition:.
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