Sipa acquires Automa PET activities

imageSIPA has acquired all activities related to production of injection-stretch-blow molding (ISBM) equipment at Automa S.p.A.. The acquisition will enable the company to extend its existing offering in single-stage ISBM systems to produce containers for pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, personal care products, and spirits.

Automa ISBM machines are designed for production of containers in smaller lots than SIPA’s existing units, with features that enable quick change-overs between diffferent product configurations. They are also characterized by their compact lay-outs and high energy efficiency. The three-station ISBM 50SR unit, for example, with a 500-kN injection clamp force, has a rated power consumption of just 18.5 kW/h for machine, himageot runner system and PET loader. The 800-kN ISBM 80SR, which has four stations (separate stations for stretch-blow and discharge), consumes 20 kw/h.

SIPA has specialized for more than 25 years in complete manufacturing lines, including molds, for PET containers. It has production operations in Italy and China. The company’s offering includes preform and bottle design, engineering and industrialization up to the supply of injection and blowing molds for any type of PET machines in the market.