Blow Molding System
Repurpose Air To Optimize System Efficiency and Save Money
What Are Injection Blowing Machines?
The injection blow molding (IBM) process is used in manufacturing industries to create hollow objects made of plastic. Like other molding processes, it uses a heated, liquid material to form a mold cavity.
Injection blow molding machines melt and form raw materials and turn them into hollow tubes. Blow molded parts form a wide range of thermoplastic materials, including:
- Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
- High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
- Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
- Polypropylene (PP)
- Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
Injection blow molding can produce many parts; the parts made from blow molding are generally plastic, hollow, and thin-walled. These products are used regularly and come in many different shapes and sizes. For example, many blow molded products include water and soda bottles, shampoo bottles, milk containers, and more.
Types of Blow Molding
Blow molding and injection molding are the two most common ways to produce high-quality and cost-effective plastic products. The biggest difference between blow molding and injection molding is that blow molding creates hollow plastic parts; on the other hand, injection molding produces solid plastic parts.
Save More With APenergy
Integrating blow molding systems into your industrial operations enables you to save money and work towards a more energy-efficient facility. Contact us today to start financing and funding your energy efficiency projects.
Blow Molding Supports Energy Savings for Your Industrial Plant
If you’re looking to limit the amount of energy your industrial facility uses, blow moldings are a great place to start. Blow molding is a low-cost manufacturing solution because it uses a lower level of air compressor pressure.
In addition to energy consumption, blow molding offers other advantages, including:
- Revolutionary technology: Blow molding allows manufacturing companies to use the machine for various uses depending on a customer’s needs for plasticware. In addition, the machinery is quick and supplies high volume outputs.
- Producing a variety of products: Blowing machines allow manufacturers to develop diverse plastic products.
- Multiple methods of production: Blow molding offers a variety of production methods that allow manufacturers to adjust product designs as needed.
- Boosted productivity: Blow molding machines encourage productivity because they produce greater quantities in a shorter amount of time. This also reduces your company’s labor costs.
Our Blow Molding Process
We’ve collaborated with many industrial facilities around Ohio to help them with their blow molding machinery. Through an energy analysis, we have the opportunity to identify weaknesses in your systems and suggest ways to enhance system efficiency and lower utility costs.
In the case of one of our partners, we were able to implement an air recovery system that saves from 10% to 40% on energy costs, with typical savings being around 25%. The purpose of the air recovery system is to convert the exhausted compressed air into pre-blow air. Each bottle in the air recovery system is filled with a volume of compressed air. After the bottle is molded into the proper shape, the compressed air is released, and the bottle moves down the production line. However, rather than releasing the air, it’s captured into a bladder and redistributed into the beginning of the process for the next plastic molding.
After implementing the air recovery system, we helped our partner reduce the compressed air high pressure system by 259 scfm. In addition, this translates into an 87.8 kW impact, or 746,245 kWh/year.
APenergy—Your Partner in Industrial Energy Savings
For over 35 years, APenergy has been helping industrial facilities like yours boost system efficiency and increase energy savings through various energy efficiency financing programs. Our blow molding process is a one-of-a-kind manufacturing solution that enables you to save money, work quicker, and produce more products in a shorter amount of time.
Our renewable energy experts have a customer-centric mindset that assures you to feel secure and taken care of. Connect with us today to start optimizing your industrial processes through blow molding systems.