Cabletech commissions blow moulder & injection moulder at Polar Plastics
POLAR Plastics, based in Robertville in Northern Johannesburg, successfully commissioned two new machines at its premises in recent months – a Haitian MA160 International IMM injection moulder and a Dawson ABLB80 Single Head Double Station blow moulding machine.
Established in 1996, Polar Plastics specialises in plastic screw-on closures and a range of bottles, serving the motor industry, as well as general purpose, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, mineral water and beverage industries. Closure sizes range from 20mm to a 48mm and are available in a range of colours.
The company’s custom-built factory meets the highest requirements with state-of-the-art equipment. All wadding is done in-house, ensuring speedy service to customers and eliminating human contact as far as possible.
New bottle range include first ever 5-litre stackable bottle
Polar Plastics recently launched a new range of bottles designed by the company’s MD, Chris Vorster – a 5-litre double handle jerry can, a 1-litre and a 500ml, as well as the first ever 5-litre stackable bottle (one of a kind in SA).
The 5-litre stackable bottle with a 38mm neck is manufactured using HDPE and is 100% recyclable. It is both a space and cost saver for a wide range of products, from chemicals to food and cleaning products. The new 5-litre double handle jerry can is also manufactured using HDPE and has high tensile strength is perfect for the motor industry.
A blow moulding machine was needed to keep up with demand for the company’s new range. After consultation with Cabletech Marketing, Polar Plastics decided on a Dawson ABLB80 single head double station machine. This machine includes a parison controller and state-of-the-art blow moulds.
Cabletech Marketing’s extrusion sales manager, Tiaan Visser, technical manager Duane van Zyl, and Polar Plastics’ MD, Chris Vorster, travelled to China to oversee the purchase of the blow moulding machine and to ensure the quality, workmanship and final testing was in accordance with expectations.
“Cabletech ensured that commissioning and installation went smoothly. To date, Cabletech’s capacity to always assist has grown beyond the expectations of Polar Plastics, ensuring shared success for both companies,” said Vorster.
While waiting on delivery of the blow moulder from China, Polar Plastics enquired about another 160 ton injection moulding machine with which Cabletech was able to assist.
“As we endeavour to try and have machine stock available, Chris was able to view and purchase a machine on the spot at our premises, this time a Haitian MA160 International IMM. Commissioning was effortless and he could run his product within a few days after delivery,” said Cabletech’s Tiaan Visser.