Table of Contents




1. A Short History of Stretch Blow Molding

2. Material Basics

2.1. Manufacture and States of PET

2.2. Crystallization of PET

2.3. Drying of PET

2.4. Behavior in the Injection Mold

2.5. Behavior in the Blow Mold

2.6. Acetaldehyde (AA) in PET Bottles

3. Reheat Stretch Blow Molding Machines

3.1. Overview

3.2. Semi-automatic Machines

3.3. Linear Shuttle-type Machines

3.4. Linear Continuous Motion Machines

3.5. Rotary Machines

4. Machine Details

4.1. Ovens

4.2. Transfer Functions

4.3. Blow Wheel/Blow Clamp

5. Blow Molds

5.1. Design

5.2. Making a Mold

5.3. Venting

6. Fundamentals of the Blow Process

6.1. Process Overview

6.2. Stretch Ratios

6.3. Types of Heat Transfer

6.4. Light Absorption Characteristics of PET

6.5. Optimum Preform Temperature

7. The Blowing Process

7.1. Reheating Preforms

7.2. Blowing Bottles

8. Injection Stretch Blow Molding Machines

8.1. Four-station Machines

8.2. Machine Controls

8.3. Injection Controls

8.4. Interaction between Injection and Blow

8.5. Conditioning

8.6. Container Blowing

8.7. Hot Runners

8.8. Integrated Two-stage Stretch Blow Molding

Chapter 9. Special Applications

9.1. Simulation of the Blow Process

9.2. Stretch Blow Molding of Oriented Polypropylene

9.3. Plant-based Plastics

9.4. Blow Process for Hot-fill Applications

9.5. Preferential Heating

9.6. Direct Feeding of Preforms into the Blow Machine

9.7. Vision Inspection

9.8. Barrier-enhancing Technologies

9.9. Blow-and-Trim Process

9.10. CSD Bottle-base Failures

9.11. Recycling of P


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About the author

Ottmar Brandau

Ottmar Brandau is President of Apex Container Inc. in Ontario, Canada. Brandau is a member of the Society of Plastics Engineers and was previously VP Operations at Magic North America Inc.

Affiliations and Expertise

Apex Container Inc., Ontario, Canada