Bottle producers target a minor production cost without entering critical safety issues of broken glasses. Consumers appreciate lower weight glass containers, the weight gap between PET and cans to glass is reduced. Pneumofore is collaborating actively to support this trend as also the environmental impact is considered and enhanced.
The trend of thin walls on hollow glass containers brings several improvements. Here the sequence: less weight due to improved forming on IS machines, with proper use of vacuum and compressed air, based on higher evolved chemical composition for the specific gob requirements, finally less glass for each container or more bottles with existing furnace size and moulding equipment. Several parameters, different perspectives.
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