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Title Bottles, preforms and closures : [a design guide for PET packaging / edited by] Ottmar Brandau
Edition 2nd ed
Published Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier/William Andrew, 2012


Description 1 online resource
Series Plastics design library
Plastics design library
Contents Front Cover; Series Editor; Bottles, Preforms and Closures; Copyright; Advert page; Acknowledgments; Contents; Editor's Note; Foreword to the Second Edition; Chapter 1 -- PET Beverage Bottles; 1.1 From the First Idea to the Finished Bottle; 1.2 Determination of Bottle Properties; 1.3 Generating the First Design in CAD; 1.4 From Shape to Full-Fledged Design for a Dependable Process; 1.5 Verification of the 3D Design Through Finite-element Simulation; 1.6 Selection of the Mold Concept to Meet Customer-specific Criteria; 1.7 Mold Design and Mold Manufacture
1.8 Mold Trials and Examination of Sample BottlesChapter 2 -- PET Preforms; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Manufacture and States of PET; 2.3 Behavior in the Blow Mold; 2.4 Manufacture of PET Preforms; 2.5 Preforms for Single- and Two-stage Processing; 2.6 PET and Infrared Radiation; Chapter 3 -- Practical Guide to Injection Molding of Preforms; 3.1 Extrusion and Screw Control; 3.2 Injection Parameters; 3.3 Optimizing the Injection Settings; 3.4 Cycle Time Calculations; 3.5 Challenges in Thin-wall Molding; 3.6 Acetaldehyde in PET Bottles; 3.7 Injection Tooling; 3.8 Cooling Issues; 3.9 Tool Wear Issues
Chapter 4 -- Closures for PET Bottles4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Different Neck Finishes for Various Applications; 4.3 Closure Types; 4.4 Tamper-evident Bands; 4.5 Resins; 4.6 Manufacturing Methods; 4.7 Economic Guidelines; 4.8 Test Procedures; 4.9 General IM Process Parameters for CSD Closures; 4.10 Lightweighing of Bottles and Caps; Appendix A: Specific Resins for Closure Production; Index
Summary As a consultant to the plastics industry, Ottmar Brandau's focus is on using his engineering knowhow and production management experience to improve quality and productivity, cut down cycle time and introduce secondary processes such as inline printing. This book is a thoroughly practical handbook which 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 lay-out and organization and production management, to produce the definitive handbook for engineers and managers alike. . Learn the tricks of the trade from an experienced engineer and manager . Save money: Practical strategies to improve cycle times . Increase productivity: Improve plant lay-out and organization and implement secondary processes such as inline printing
Notes Includes index
Print version record
Subject Beverage containers -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Packaging -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Polyethylene terephthalate.
Beverage containers
Polyethylene terephthalate
Genre/Form handbooks.
manuals (instructional materials)
Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks and manuals.
Guides et manuels.
Form Electronic book
Author Brandau, Ottmar
ISBN 9780124159136