Total and Nissei ASB access new markets for polyolefins using one-stage ISBM technology

Leading global companies Total and Nissei ASB team up to penetrate new markets for polyolefins using existing one-stage ISBM technology

Brussels, February 15, 2016 - Nissei ASB, the world’s leading manufacturer of one-stage stretch blow molding equipment, relies on Total’s expertise in polymer raw materials to break into new markets in the packaging industry by expertly processing polypropylene into a PET-designed ISBM machine. Bottles for sports drinks, pharmaceuticals, food and baby nourishment are the projected market targets for this winning combination of ISBM technology and polyolefins.

“ISBM technology is amazing,” explains Gabriela Quevedo Silvetti, Market Development Engineer for Rigid Packaging Applications at Total. “It enables not only multiple product size and shape manufacturing but also the smooth switch from one material to another, in this case from PET to PP, giving a lot of flexibility and opportunities for diverse applications. By collaborating with Nissei ASB, we can rapidly penetrate new markets for polyolefins using existing ISBM machines. This is key to lowering investment costs for our customers”.

Exhibited late last year at both the Eurasia Packaging and Plast Eurasia Fairs in Istanbul, Turkey, the ISBM machine Nissei ASB-12M - an energy-efficient, versatile and low-noise one-stage machine - demonstrated the processing of Total Lumicene® Polypropylene, a resin specifically designed for the ISBM system.

Karel Keersmaekers-Michiels, Managing Director at Nissei ASB GmbH, stated, “The advantage of the ASB-12M machine is its improved capability for wide mouth jars and higher cavitation for many common bottle sizes. It incorporates advanced technology that results in superior energy efficiency. Moreover, processing Total Lumicene Polypropylene resin requires only a few ISBM machine parameter adaptations. This provides us opportunities to broaden market applications where PET could normally be technically limiting”.

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About Total Refining & Chemicals

The Refining & Chemicals division of Total, a leading international oil and gas company, combines refining and petrochemical activities with specialty chemicals and employs almost 45,000 people worldwide. The division is Europe’s leading refining company and second largest petrochemical manufacturer. It boasts 14 refineries, 26 petrochemical and over 110 specialty plants around the world. It produces and provides its customers with a wide range of petroleum products, chemical-based products and polymers, which are aimed at a wide range of industrial and commercial markets.

About Nissei ASB

Nissei ASB shapes the form of plastic containers and designs machines that bring your vision to life. Nissei ASB is an industry-leading machinery manufacturer for the creation plastic bottles. Three decades ago, we foresaw the needs of the times and began developing, producing and selling plastics container molding machine throughout the world. Since then, we have provided total engineering and systems solutions, particularly made-to-order container production machines that fully support all aspects of a customer’s production.

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