CPIA Honors Blow Molding Machine Maker for Technology Achievements
RICHMOND HILL, Ontario, June 3, 2010 – The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) has named W. Amsler Equipment Inc. ,a leading Canadian manufacturer of all-electric, reheat stretch-blow molding machines based in Richmond Hill, Ont., as the recipient of its Plastics Innovator Award. The award honors companies who have contributed to the expansion of the Canadian plastics industr through the advancement of technology. The award will be presented at CPIA’s annual general meeting and the 2010 Plastics Industry awards event on June 3 at the Toronto Congress Centre.
“I accept this award on behalf of all our employees who’s study focus and dedication to technology have made us a preferred supplier in the blow molding industry,” said Werner Amsler, company founder. “This award recognizes our efforts on behalf of our customers who continually look to new technology to bring quality, productivity, and sustainability solutions in an increasingly competitive marketplace.”
CPIA noted that in 2009 W. Amsler unveiled several innovative technologies including a fully automatic loading system for wide mouth preforms up to 89 mm, a new flexible PET machine series that allows for adjustable cavitations on PET blow machines, and a modular semi-automatic palletizer that provides fully automatic operation through the purchase of additional modules. The company – one of the first to develop all-electric machines – manufactures state-of-the-art, highly-efficient reheat stretch-blow molding machines and auxiliary equipment for manufacturers of plastic containers for the personal care, beverage, pharmaceutical, and household cleaning products markets.
Swiss-born Werner Amsler started out in plastics in 1970 as a mold maker with the former Premier Plastics in Toronto and later worked for Bekum Plastics Machinery. He established the highly successful blow molding company Swissplas Ltd. which was sold to Monarch Plastics in 1987. W. Amsler Enterprises Inc. was started in 1990, offering technical consulting and R&D.
In 1994, Amsler started W. Amsler Equipment to focus on fully-electric machines instead of standard hydraulic presses. The company has spent the last 15 years pushing the boundaries of stretch blow molding technology. The trademarks of Amsler machinery are highly-repeatable processing, energy savings up to 50% vs. hydraulics, and a 75% reduction in maintenance costs. The company has machines in 10 countries and the product line includes machines with one to six cavities for containers between 50ml and 23liters. The product line includes linear machines with output up to 10,000 bottles/hr and rotary equipment for up to 24,000 bottles/hr.
W. Amsler also supplies auxiliary equipment for complete blow molding plants, water treatment, and filling lines. These products include bottle-inspection units, air compressors, process chillers, mold temperature-control units, blow-dome spin-off trimmers, gaylord dumpers, vacuum conveyors, and blow molds. The company has also partnered with companies to provide turnkey liquid filling equipment. Other unique capabilities include in-house product development, mold design, pilot and production-run services. More details are available at www.amslerequipment.com
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Caption: W. Amsler Equipment is the winner of this year’s Plastics Innovator Award from the Canadian Plastics Industry Association. Pictured here are founder Werner Amsler (center) and daughter Heidi and son Jason.