American Graham Construction's first Graham® rotary extrusion blow molding system in mainland China has been installed. The line is a Mega 26 twin preform system that was put into service last month at a mill's Guangzhou plant. The processor manufactures plastic bottles for a leading global consumer packaged goods (CPG) brand.
David Schroeder, CEO of Graham, said: "For decades we have been serving our world's leading processors and CPG with our flagship Graham rotary extrusion blow molding solution. While we have been providing Asia Processors elsewhere sold multiple runner systems, but the project embodies the need for rapid growth, technological advances and automation in response to rising costs in China, stricter regulation and the need to meet the high demand in the domestic packaging market The craving for quality products. "
CPG, which uses the final product, is a U.S.-based company and a leading brand in its category. The Graham team joins the project through the company's presentation and works with the company to determine the size of the project, evaluate production options, and develop business plans. Finally, they chose to work with one of their processors, who promised to set up a new factory nearby and equipped with a fully automated production line.
A set of 26-station, twin preform and four-cavity runners will meet the production requirements at a rate of 46,800 plastic bottles per hour, replacing 12 locally manufactured reciprocating blow molding machines. The speed, capacity and automation of the line help to increase production efficiency and the efficiency of subsequent production processes for plastic bottles. It also helps the brand owner change from standard packaging to a completely new bottle design to be consistent with its global standards.