Motor Oil

Motor Oil

Main features:

This packaging gives you the following advantages:

• Conversion from other plastics: HDPE, PVC, etc;

• PET can be transparent or coloured, HDPE only opaque;

• Lighter and smoother/better flexibility than HDPE;

• More freedom on design/shape;

• Better aesthetics. Logos and engravings are more detailed with respect to HDPE;

• Better seal due to higher precision of neck/thread formation;

• Fully recyclable.

Product description

Motor oil is an engine lubricant that is used for lubricating internal combustion engines or moving parts. The main function of these lubricants is to reduce wear on moving parts; they also clean, inhibit corrosion, improve sealing, and cool the engine by carrying heat away from moving parts.
Motor oils are derived from petroleum-based and non-petroleum- synthesized chemical compounds. It can be either mineral, semi-synthetic or synthetic.
Product description

Target & requirements

The target was to replace commonly used HDPE containers with PET containers with similar shapes. Target PET containers’ weight should be lower. Containers’ main features should be: easy to handle and pouring easiness. Square or rectangular shapes are preferable to have a good arrangement in box or packed on pallet.

Development & challenges

Chemical compatibility between plastic PET and content has to be previously checked. Biggest challenge is to produce an asymmetrical bottle with oval shape, with or without an off-center neck. Also, rectangular profile and sharp edges have to be well designed and formed during blowing and particular attention has to be put in case of long neck or high/sloped shoulder during production process.
SFL with preferential heating or ECS SP Sipa machines are suggested for the manufacturing of these containers. 

Results & Packaging Features

The new PET bottles were 10-15% lighter than the HDPE containers.
Containers can be transparent or with opaque colours.
Results & Packaging Features
Weight: 100 g
Volume: 66 fl oz.
- Height = 265mm
- Length = 130mm
- Width = 84mm
Neck Finish: 38mm

These are the most significant machines for this application

SIPA's products include a wide range of solutions for the manufacture of preforms and containers, filling, process and secondary packaging, able to satisfy all the needs of the mineral water market in terms of bottle shapes, products and productivity.