Introduction to Extrusion and Stretch Blow Molding
START DATE & TIME:
- Thurs., May 15, 8:30 a.m.
This course is intended for the engineers, marketing and sales personnel, new operators, management, designers, and others who need to quickly understand the basics of both extrusion (EBM) and 2-stage injection stretch blow molding (ISBM). You will learn about blow molding materials, processors, and mold design. Examples will be given of the many market applicatinos for blow molded products ranging from bottles and other containers for consumer food, drink, and packaging products to industrial parts such as automotive fuel tanks and dock floats. The hands-on lab component of the course will have you operating lab scale extrusion and injection stretch reheat blow molding equipment beginning with machine safety and machine startup and troubleshooting common process problems. You will identify common process problems. You will identify common product defects along with their causes and as a member of a team, will implement the appropriate remedies for producing products meeting assigned quality specifications.