W. Amsler’s New Reheat Stretch-Blow Molder Satisfies Widemouth Container Demands

RICHMOND HILL, Ontario, Sept. 25, 2009 – W. Amsler Equipment Inc. recently sold its newest model, the L15 all-electric reheat stretch-blow molder with hot-fill capability, to Diversified Ltd., based in Trinidad & Tobago, a PET bottle manufacturer for the food and household detergent industries. Diversified will use the machine to produce widemouth food jars ranging from 8-oz to 32-oz, along with 5-L detergent containers for the local market.

Upon winning new production work for widemouth containers, Diversified did an extensive examination of the blow molding machine supply base. “Based on our research, the W. Amsler machine is one of the few that can produce widemouth containers automatically,” explained Warren Scott, Diversified’s owner. “All of the advantages of an all-electric in terms of efficiency and economics also played a key role in our selection.”

W. Amsler’s new L15 custom blow molder is a single-cavity unit that produces containers from 20-mm to 70-mm at up to 1700 bottles/hr. It is targeted for small- to medium-size volumes and produces larger containers (up to 5-L) than the company’s L12 model (up to 2-L). The machine for Diversified is specially equipped for automatic loading of 89-mm diam. preforms and has a larger track for preform spigots. Diversified buys preforms and manufactures 13 different bottles for ketchup, peanut butter, mayonnaise, sauces, and other products. The company is also pursuing local opportunities for hot-fill containers.

Compared to hydraulics, the all-electric machine delivers an energy savings of 50%, along with greater precision, smaller footprint (170-in by 80-in), faster speed, reduced maintenance, and quicker mold changeovers, according to W. Amsler.

The new reheat blow molder is part of a turnkey operation sold to Diversified which also includes specially

designed blow molds from W. Amsler.

About Diversified Ltd.

Diversified Ltd., based in Trinidad and Tobago, is a 10-year-old company specializing in blow molded PET and HDPE bottles for food, detergent, water, and other industries. The company uses state-of-the-art production equipment to make a range of container sizes for the local market. More information is available by calling (868) 672-6720 or e-mail fourscotts@tstt.net.tt.

About W. Amsler Equipment Inc.

W. Amsler Equipment Inc. is a privately-held Canadian company founded in 1994 by Werner Amsler. The company manufactures state-of-the-art, highly-efficient reheat stretch-blow molding machines and auxiliary equipment for manufacturers of plastic containers for the carbonated soft drink, water, and food industries. The product line includes linear machines with output up to10,000 bottles/hr and rotary equipment for up to 24,000 bottles/hr. The company was one of the first to develop all-electric machines which provide users with highly-repeatable processing, energy savings up to 50% vs. hydraulics, and a 75% reduction in maintenance costs.

W. Amsler also supplies auxiliary equipment for complete blow bolding plants, water treatment, and filling lines. These products include bottle-inspection units, air compressors, process chillers, mold temperature-control units, blow-dome spin-off trimmers, gaylord dumpers, vacuum conveyors, and blow molds. The company has also partnered with companies to provide turnkey liquid filling equipment. More details are available at www.amslerequipment.net