A recently announced new way to blow bottles could well turn out to be the most important production innovation of the decade. It’s called LiquiForm and it’s worth paying attention. Whatever your responsibilities, it could have an impact on decisions by every bottler using plastic.
It comes from a partnership between Amcor and Sidel. Its boldness is breathtaking. LiquiForm means the bottle is formed as it is filled. The liquid fills out the bottle as it is formed.
The advantages are potentially massive. No more separate blow moulding line. Perfect synchronisation of speeds. Less energy. Less handling. Less transport. Oh, and up to 25% less operating cost.
The first commercial installation is expected within three years. Then it may become the benchmark for all future bottling investment planning.