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From June 18 to 20, Blow Moulding 2018, the international conference on technical and business developments in plastic bottles and containers gathered technical, sales and business experts representing the entire packaging supply chain in Cologne, Germany. The 2nd installment of the conference reviewed current and future market trends, assessed the latest innovations in material, technology and product design and shed light on relevant developments in customer requirements and regulations in the field of blow moulding.

At this year’s Blow Moulding Conference Sidel gave insights into increased PET packaging shapes opportunities and how to achieve them with precise and reliable heating processes. The focus for Sidel was SteadyEdge, a patented base solution for attractive PET package design variants that ensures a stable and cost-efficient production.

It is estimated that last year, approximately 31 million metric tonnes of thermoplastic polymers were processed by blow moulding globally. In this advanced and complex industry, brand owners, packaging companies, machinery and tooling manufacturers profit from continuous innovation in materials, process and product design.

To address the opportunities for PET within the Food, Home and Personal Care (FHPC) markets, José Andre, Technical Sales Manager at Sidel, presented the company’s SteadyEdge packaging solution. Increasing design freedom and simplifying the production of more elegant containers with less curved bases, Sidel SteadyEDGE offers FHPC producers enhanced brand differentiation options together with maximum efficiency. SteadyEdge is designed to meet the challenge of producing flat, oval and rectangular containers in PET, which require the specific preferential heating (PH) blow moulding process. SteadyEdge allows delivering the optimum material distribution to achieve a top quality package. Its base technology enlarges marketing opportunities for containers with complex shapes and large labelling surfaces.

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