Blow Moulding – Advantages and Disadvantages

Blow Moulding is a process of making hollow plastic parts and then joining them to make a container which would act like a mould to make various shaped bottles. The bottles could be used to store a variety of goods such as water, cold drinks, oil and many more. Blow moulding has revolutionised the world of packaging. The unique technology has also made mass production of uniform moulds for storing many goods feasible.

This process has a lot of advantages but like every other process it also comes with many perils or disadvantages. These drawbacks should be known by all while employing this method in order to make moulds.

Here are the advantages and disadvantages of Blow Moulding.

Advantages

  1. Production In large Quantities

Blow Moulding is a process that can help the companies to produce large number of uniform units in a short period of time. This virtue makes this process all the more important.

  1. Production of an Array of different products

Due to the efficiency of blow moulding this process can utilised in many industries for manufacturing a variety of products such petrol tanks, flower pots and containers.

  1. Automation

Due to the development of Placo X-Y machine which gave rise to 3D blow moulding the automation of the entire process has been possible. The automation has increased the speed of production and made the process of assimilation and integration of various parts super easy.

  1. Low Cost

This technology uses low pressure to make the moulds and this technology also reduces the labour cost hence financially the process of blow moulding is very efficient.

 

Disadvantages

  1. The Requirement of Precision Generates Waste

There is a lot waste material generated where a precise size of products are required. Hence this process creates a lot of waste material during manufacturing units with particular dimensions.

  1. Petroleum Usage

This process requires humungous quantity of petroleum which also, could become, one of the factors in increasing the decrease rate of the essential oil.

  1. Affects the Environment

This manufacturing process is a threat as it largely depends on petroleum and is majorly involved in the production of plastic articles which are non-biodegradable and are a huge harm to the environment.

The process of blow moulding has definitely taken the world by storm due its high efficiency and low cost but due the disadvantages we also need to think about whether this process should be highly used or no.

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