Nissei ASB introduces new ISBM capability to optimize Eastman Tritan™ copolyester

Kingsport, Tenn., USA — Tuesday, January 17, 2017 — Continuing its tradition of innovation in one-step injection stretch blow molding (ISBM) machines, Nissei ASB Machine Co, Ltd., will introduce a new capability at Plastivision India, 19-23 Jan. 2017.

Nissei now offers machines specifically adapted for molding high-end water bottles and baby feeding bottles with Eastman Tritan™ copolyester. To optimize processing and bottle quality using Tritan, Nissei has enhanced the daylight of its standard DPH machine to accommodate a longer preform, which improves ISBM results with Tritan. Enhanced clearance also allows a larger injection unit size than previous models.

Demonstration model will run a four-cavity mold at a cycle time of 14 seconds
For the first time in India, Nissei will display its versatile ASB-70DPH at Plastivision 2017 producing high-quality sports bottles made with Eastman Tritan™ copolyester onsite. The one-step machine will be running a four-cavity mold to produce a bottle that weighs 90 gms, in an impressive 14-second cycle time. The bottle will offer all the advantages of Tritan, including crystal clarity, outstanding scratch resistance and durability, and the appeal to the health-conscious consumer of being made without bisphenol A (BPA-free).

“The Tritan material can now be successfully processed on our entire range of ASB series machines offered globally,” says Mr. Amitabh Agrawal, senior general manager, marketing and sales, of ASB International Pvt. Ltd. “This includes the ASB-70DPH as well as the ASB-50MB and ASB-12M.”

The growing market opportunity for higher-quality water and baby bottles
Water bottles in India and many countries in the region have traditionally used polyethylene terephthalate (PET) or polypropylene. However, a growing consumer demand for better looking, longer lasting bottles that are more resistant to scratching and shattering offers great opportunity for bottles made with Eastman Tritan™ copolyester.

Eastman has worked closely with Nissei to fine-tune the processability of Tritan for ISBM production. Most important has been the preform design, which is critical for molding bottles with consistent quality, transparency and uniform wall thickness.

“We expect our collaboration on Eastman Tritan™ copolyester to open new market possibilities in India for both ASB and Eastman,” says Mr. Agrawal. “The flexibility now offered with Tritan gives a broader product range for consumers who are interested in a higher quality bottle.”

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Eastman is a global specialty chemical company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty business, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in approximately 100 countries and had 2015 revenues of approximately $9.6 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA, and employs approximately 15,000 people around the world.

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About Nissei ASB International Pvt. Ltd. India
ASB International Pvt. Ltd India is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nissei ASB Machine Co., Ltd,, Japan. Nissei ASB Machine Co. Ltd. was founded in 1978. Through the years, it continues to be a world leader in manufacturing and providing total solutions for production of biaxially oriented PET containers. ASB has its head office in Japan and manufacturing facilities in Japan and India, besides having a worldwide sales and service network. ASB core competence ranges from the conceptualization through design to manufacturing of molds, machines, and systems to satisfy the most discerning customer anywhere in the world by using world class manufacturing and quality standards.

For more information, please visit www.nisseiasb.co.jp.

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