October 13, 2021

3 Must-Know Tips to Cost Saving and Ecofriendly Blow Molding

Day by day, consumers place increasing pressure on companies to reduce their social and environmental impact. As a result, sustainable business practices are becoming imperative and a fundamental part of doing good business. In the case of extrusion blow molding, companies around the world look for ways to start eco-friendly and cost-saving production. This article will therefore let you know some must-know tips to achieve this.

Why should a blow molder care for sustainability?

Truth is that sustainability and blow molding can go hand in hand. As a blow molding manufacturer, some of the reasons why you should care about sustainability are: you can save money, improve your reputation, attract investors, increase brand awareness and customer satisfaction, protect and help the ecosystem, and more!

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Must-know tips for blow molders to save costs

After realizing how valuable sustainability is for any business, we don’t blame you for trying to find out tips to improve your blow molding production. Here are some of them:

1. Choose and work with eco-friendly resins:

Products like bottles, jerry cans, drums, tanks, etc. all use different plastic resins for their fabrication. Analyze the properties of HDPE, LDPE, PP, PC and other resins and choose the one that best fits your application requirements while also keeping the environment in mind.

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2. Use Calcium Carbonate in your blow molded products:

Adding Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3) to the middle layer of your three-layer products replaces virgin material -which is very expensive- and results in the reduction of production costs. For example, in some African countries, like Kenya, HDPE Jerry Cans manufactured by Extrusion Blow Molding Machines are very popular. 3-layer jerry cans are the most popular choice for edible oil export countries and by combining 30%-35% recycled material with 30%-35% Calcium Carbonate in the middle layer, a reduction of 12%-15% material cost can be achieved. Moreover, carbon footprint and greenhouse gas impact of the finished products will also be minimized.

3. Manage your energy expenditure:

For industries such as blow molding, energy can be a huge operation cost. From using an efficient blow molding machine in the production of your plastic products to monitoring how energy is used company-wide, energy expenditure can be significantly reduced in your business.

Wide Ranges of Blow Molding Machines from Chen Way

At Chen Way Machinery we care about the environment and thus, constantly strive towards manufacturing energy and space-saving machines that optimize resources and keep material waste at its minimum. By combining a servomotor and a gas accumulator, our blow molding machines are guaranteed to help clients reduce costs, increase production speed, and produce high-quality products.

To find out more about how Chen Way saves resources, please read the following article: Chen Way Machinery cares about the environment!

If you would like to know more information about our incredible Extrusion Blow Molding Machines or request a quotation of our machines, send us an inquiry. We will be glad to assist you!