Saudi Arabian preform converter Takween says an investment in two XFORM preform injection molding systems from SIPA is paying off with their high performance and high productivity, at highly competitive cost.
Takween is using the systems, both of them based on 500-tonne units fitted with 180-cavity molds (both from SIPA), to produce preforms for a local supplier of drinking water bottles in three sizes: 200, 300, and 600 mL.
Takween Advanced Industries was founded almost 30 years ago as Al Othman Factory for Plastic Products. It got its current name in 2010. Headquartered in Al Khobar, it has production on several sites across the country. It is the largest PET preform producer in the Middle East.
Takween says it chose XFORM for its latest investment because of what it says is its best conversion cost and efficiency in the market.
The two systems can produce around 2 billion preforms per year. No other system comes close, thanks to the high speed of the machines and the high level of cavitation of the molds. SIPA is unique in the world in producing molds with 180 cavities.