Plastic Blow Molding and the Pharmaceutical Industry
Blow molding is the process of molding hollow plastics using compressed air and it is used for many household products. If you use any type of plastic products, it’s very likely that you’ve used something made with blow molding – perhaps it’s the fuel tank in your car, or the plastic water bottle you bought. Blow molding is also used in the pharmaceutical industry – whether for making sealable, and easy to disinfect containers for medication, or for drums to dispose of biohazardous waste. Either way, plastic blow molding serves an important purpose for the pharmaceutical industry.
A solid, sealable container is necessary for the chemicals and products of the pharmaceutical industry. You do not want foreign particles and substances getting into medicine that’s going to patients and consumers. You also don’t want liquids to escape the container, or to change their chemical composition from interaction with the air. The blow molding process inserts molten plastic into a mold and injects air to make a structurally intact container without seams.
Blow molding can also be done with multiple plastics. Depending on the stiffness, flexibility, chemical resistance, or other specifications you want, Valencia Plastics can help you decide on the ideal plastic for your blow molding product.