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Potential for 3-D/sequential blow molding goes beyond automotive

While mostly automotive applications are driving the expanded use of 3-D sequential blow molding, potential application of thetechnology exists in other areas, such as heating and ventilation systems,...

May 1, 1999   Canadian Plastics



While mostly automotive applications are driving the expanded use of 3-D sequential blow molding, potential application of the

technology exists in other areas, such as heating and ventilation systems, air conditioning, plumbing fixtures, appliances and medical devices, according to one market report.

Beth Agnew, sales and marketing manager at Moldpro Inc. (194), Burlington, Ont. confirms some non-automotive interest in the technology.

“At the trade shows people in the appliance industry have shown some interest in using 3-D/ sequential systems to make pipes and tubing, for example, for washers and dryers,” says Agnew.

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Agnew says the technology is not as cost-prohibitive as some may assume, and some lines of machines are made more cost-effective by features such as “flashless” molding.


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