Corn-based plastic bottles
Norland Intl., Inc. introduces the first small-bottle blow molders capable of producing bottles from corn-based plastics for use by small to medium-sized bottled water operations. Compostible bottles are produced by using preforms made of polylactide (PLA), a 100-percent corn-based plastic developed by NatureWorksLLC. Freedom Series blow molders can efficiently produce 1,500 to 4,500 bottles per hour, depending on the model chosen. Important benefits include providing bottling companies with the capability to produce bottles on-site as needed, saving inventory storage space and eliminating delivery problems and the ability to handle a variety of bottle preform shapes and sizes to 50 oz (1.5 L). Easy-to-change molds make moving from one bottle size or shape to another quick and easy.