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    Blow molder for and from recycled material

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    Is it really possible to make machine parts of recycled material? Of course, it is! The protective panels on the latest Contiform are manufactured using recycled plastic.

    With its high energy efficiency and ability to handle rPET preforms, it would seem that the fourth generation of our Contiform stretch blow molder has already exhausted all of the possibilities for maximizing sustainability. But our smart, thrift-focused development team figures there is always room for improvement. And so, they took a long hard look at the machine’s upstream emissions.

    They asked themselves which components could be modified and whether there are alternatives that entail lower emissions as they conducted a bottom-up analysis of the Contiform. And what they found was this: The transparent protective panels could just as well be manufactured from material that has a smaller carbon footprint. So, with the necessary changes in place, these panels are now made of polycarbonate with an average recycled content of 85 percent as standard. Various smaller parts, such as covers, already contained 100 percent recycled material.

    Based on the positive experience with these components, we have extended the concept to the entire development process: Our aim is to bring the circular economy into all new products from the very beginning, because recycled plastics can be produced using less energy than virgin plastics. And that translates to lower emissions as well. Selection is done based on objective criteria: among the options available, the component with the smallest product carbon footprint wins.

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    The fourth generation of the Contiform

    Energy-saving PET bottle production

    The latest generation of the Contiform was designed entirely with energy efficiency in mind. Head of Plastics Technology Product Management Robert Aust can tell us more about its new technical features:

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