W. Amsler Equipment, the supplier of all-electric linear PET stretch blow molders, would be using its single-cavity PET stretch blow molder for producing bottles of NPE2018’s bottle zone beer garden.
The company would be supplying Craft beer in PET bottles the entire week at the Beer Garden. It is part of NPE’s Bottle Zone comprising of 40 exhibitors working in PET packaging.
The company has worked with a number of suppliers and vendors like Bill Droste, a partner with Orlando Brewing in Orlando having a pre-existing arrangement to supply beer in glass containers with the Orange County Convention Centre.
Amsler along with assistance from Athena Automation and Yudo Valuepro designed 12oz, 36-gram perform. They shortened the shoulder of the bottle to compensate for the wall thickness of glass bottle along withing maintain the height of the bottle for filling.
The preform was designed to accept a standard metal crown closure and enhanced for the required axial and diametrical stretch ratios as well as core and cavity draft for preform molding.
Amsler selected a monolayer structure having barrier additive for the barrier material that can allow the molding of PET preforms on any kind of injection molding machine equipped for PET.
The reason for creating clear barrier bottles by the company is to target the growing cider market.
Heidi Amsler, Marketing Manager for Amsler, said: “It was a stiff challenge, but we were up to the task so that the Bottle Zone had another interesting feature to draw attendees.”