Experimental Investigation of Stretch Blow Molding, Part 1: Instrumentation in an Industrial Environment

Yannis M. Salomeia, Gary H. Menary, Cecil G. Armstrong

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Abstract

In spite of intensive research, computational modeling of the injection stretch blow molding (ISBM) still cannot match the accuracy of other polymer processes such as injection molding. There is a lack of understanding of the interdependence among the machine parameters set up by the operators, process parameters, material behavior, and the resulting final thickness distribution and performance of the molded product. The work presented in this paper describes a set of instrumentation tools developed for investigation of the ISBM process in an industrial setting. Results are presented showing the pressure and air temperature evolution inside the mold, the stretch rod force and displacement history, and the moment of contact of the polymer with seven discrete locations on the mold.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E771-E783
Number of pages13
JournalAdvances in Polymer Technology
Volume32
Issue numberS1
Early online date19 Oct 2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics

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