Everyday Blow Molded Products
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HDPE to Meet Blow Molded Product Needs
Blow molding, which produces hollow, three-dimensional products with thick or thin walls, is a cost-effective method for producing high volumes of eye-catching products.
The strength and versatility of polyethylene means converters face plenty of demand from consumers and brands alike for attractive blow molded containers, packaging, and other products.
To help converters meet those demands, Shell Polymers offers an array of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) grades for blow molding applications.
Let’s explore some of the most common blow molded products that can be found in and around the home.
What Kind of Products Are Produced By Blow Molding?
From the kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room, to the garage and backyard, blow molded products are everywhere in and around the home.
Indeed, blow molding applications run the gamut, spanning food and beverage, personal care products, healthcare, automotive, outdoor living, and other sectors.
In demand for its stiffness, toughness, low taste and odor, and processability, HDPE is ideal for extrusion blow molding, which creates such products as:
- Containers for juices, milk and water
- Cases and other packaging for makeups, lotions and other personal care products
- Bottles for soaps and detergents
- Bottles for motor oil
- 55-gallon drums
- Storage and waste bins
Curious how Shell Polymers can help your blow molded product endeavors? Read on.
Look to Shell Polymers for Blow Molding Know-How
Like any conversion process, blow molded products have their own unique set of challenges, such as unplanned wall thinning, flashing, streaking, and other defects, which can have a number of possible causes. (How To Prevent Blow Molding Defects)
Shell’s experts will work with customers to address challenges and troubleshoot issues in various processes and applications.
The Application Hall of Shell Polymers’ newly built Pennsylvania polyethylene plant is a space where converters can conduct performance evaluation, and they can do so while saving money, because they don’t have to sacrifice any production capacity at their own facilities.
The hall features industrial-sized equipment, including two blow molding machines.
These are the same kinds of and blow molding machines many converters today are using, so test and trial results produced on our equipment can be trusted.
We can also adapt our machines or acquire new equipment thanks to our relationships with suppliers, so we'll always have the latest and greatest.