ST BlowMoulding enters a strategic partnership in the field of industrial packaging
Capturing a new market with proven blow molding machine
The blow molding machine manufacturer ST BlowMoulding entered recently a strategic partnership with AST Kunststoffverarbeitung GmbH as a multinational producer as well as with W. Müller GmbH as the supplier and specialist for multi-layer extrusion heads. In this way, ST BlowMoulding lays down the track for entering the industrial packaging market with its proven blow molding machines. “We’ve already sold ISIT blow molding machines for IBC manufacturing to renowned clients in Europe and North America. However, it wasn’t until this cooperation that we strengthened our activities in the field of other industrial packaging such as plastic drums - setting a milestone in our company's history”, explains Marco Solinas, Global Product Manager at ST BlowMoulding. The ECT 880 CoEx3 blow molding machine, which will be used by AST Kunststoffverarbeitung in the future, enables the production of 3-layer plastic drums up to 220 liters. Jörg Strohmann, Managing Director of AST Kunststoffverarbeitung GmbH and Andre Thelen, Director of Machinery & Extrusion, are pleased to have found a leading mechanical engineering company with ST BlowMoulding and also a company that developed a concept, which has been tailored exactly to the needed requirements. In addition, they praise their flexibility as well as their ability to implement individual wishes. Precisely this individualized machine for the production of L-ring barrels will also be exhibited at this year's K trade fair in hall 14, booth B04 – rounded off by a mold from AST. "We are looking forward to the economic and technical cooperation with the two companies and hence to access a virtually new market for us”, sums up Jörn Schütte, Regional Sales Manager at ST BlowMoulding.