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W. Amsler Announces First Commercial Application for 64oz PET Barrier Growler for Craft Beer Market

Heidi Amsler

BOLTON, Ontario, June 14, 2019 – W. Amsler Equipment Inc., a leading supplier of all-electric linear PET stretch blow molders, has announced the first commercial sale of 64-oz polyethylene terephthalate (PET) growler jugs to Arch Brewing Co., an independently owned craft brewery in Newmarket, Ontario. The beer container mimics the competitive glass design and provides barrier protection for extended shelf life. Arch Brewing will offer the PET growler as an event-safe alternative to its glass growler.

W. Amsler has focused new resources and expanded its participation in the beer and spirits packaging market. It has provided market-entry assistance to customers like JMS International Packaging, a leading packaging solutions provider, in the areas of design, development, and pre-production runs. “This is a major milestone for us in terms of cracking the craft beer industry,” said Marc Leblanc, owner of JMS International Packaging. Heidi Amsler, sales and marketing manager for W. Amsler, said: “We’re excited about the future prospects of converting glass to PET and creating environmentally-friendly barrier packaging for the beer and spirits markets.”

The idea of using PET growlers was appealing right from the outset, according to Sue King, owner of Arch Brewing. She noted that the shape, color, and look of the bottle were a close match to the traditional 1.9L glass growler bottle that is common in the industry. “Growlers are a really big seller for us and we see an opportunity for growth with the people who love the 1.9L format, but shy away from it because glass isn’t welcome in all environments,” said King. “The craft brewing industry is about innovation and about trying new things so we’re proud to be on the cutting edge by offering PET growlers.”

W. Amsler sees strong opportunities in glass conversion applications where barrier PET bottles have a strong fit due to their light weight and portability. The amber PET container is manufactured by W. Amsler at its Bolton, Ontario, facility on behalf of JMS International Packaging on a W. Amsler all-electric, single-cavity linear series stretch blow molder. The PET barrier container weighs 106 grams versus 1.2 kg for the glass version, thus resulting in reduced shipping costs. It is also event-friendly, unbreakable, and 100% recyclable, according to the company.

A growler is a jug commonly sold at breweries and brewpubs as a means to sell take-out craft beer. The significant growth of craft breweries and the growing popularity of home brewing have also led to an emerging market for the sale of growlers.

“We’ve set a new benchmark in terms of shelf life and provided craft brewers a highly viable alternative to the standard glass container,” said Amsler. Unbreakable and portable PET growlers provide an entry into venues that do not allow glass because of the potential for breakage and other security requirements.

The 64-oz, 106-gram container was designed by W. Amsler with standard preforms supplied by Preform Solutions Inc., Sioux Falls, S.D. It incorporates a barrier with a monolayer structure which includes a Sherwin Williams’ barrier additive. The barrier prevents oxygen ingress and egress and loss of CO2, thus providing up to a 12-month shelf life versus 48 hrs for standard PET growlers. This monolayer barrier solution is compatible with existing recycling streams. The high-density polypropylene (PP) handle, designed by JMS International Packaging, is produced separately and attached to the container via a secondary process. The PET container can accept the same steel or plastic recloseable caps that are found on the glass growlers today.

The PET growlers are also available in clear color with or without barrier protection for ciders, craft sodas, craft cocktails, and liquor. Custom growlers can be produced in different shapes, colors, and engraving. Pressure-sensitive labels can be applied and a screen printing process can also be used. W. Amsler offers PET growlers in small batch (pallet or less) availability to meet craft brewer needs.

About Arch Brewing

Arch Brewing, a craft brewery based in Newmarket, Ontario, specializes in small-batch, high- quality beers. The company offers a cozy space for its customers and challenges itself to find ways to keep getting better. The brewery is in a constant state of innovation, delivering the latest in terms of products and services for its clientele. Arch Brewing serves beer directly to the public through their brewery storefront as well as the LCBO and Beer Store. Arch Brewing is a unique space to come visit, have a pint, and be present where it is brewed. For more information, visit www.archbrewing.ca.

About JMS International Packaging Inc.

JMS International Packaging, based in Sherbrooke, Quebec, specializes in design, manufacturing and delivery of complete packaging solutions. Through a combination of 30 years of plastic knowledge, JMS International Packaging specializes in the production of high-quality packaging materials. Through the years, the company has evolved into a multi-product and multi-service business which provides customers with an endless variety of packaging possibilities.

The company’s product line is diversified and responsive to the needs of the entire food market. JMS International creates innovative products through established and proven technology and advanced R&D. The new patented plastic PETB1 offers the best performing air index on the market. It’s a unique material that protects a product from UV rays and offers transparent or opaque options. The product resists impact and ensures a certain economy compared to glass. The formula has enabled JMS to obtain a recycle code 1. It has strong resistance to hot filling and is much lighter than glass. For more information, visit www.jmsintpackaging.com.

About W. Amsler Equipment Inc.

W. Amsler Equipment Inc. is the only North American manufacturer of all-electric linear PET stretch blow molders, 100% designed and built in North America. W. Amsler is a privately-held Canadian company founded in 1994 by Werner Amsler. In addition to PET stretch blow molding machines, Amsler provides bottle design, preform sourcing, preform design and pilot production run services. Amsler Equipment can also supply equipment for complete blow molding plants and filling lines. These products include bottle inspection units, blow-dome spin-off trimmers, air compressors, vacuum conveyors, blow molds, gaylord dumpers, mold temperature control units, and process chillers. For more information, visit www.amslerequipment.net.

Press Contact:
Joseph Grande
J. Grande communications Inc.
413.684.2463
joe@jgrandecommunications.com

Amsler moving into bigger quarters

Heidi Amsler

 

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W. Amsler Equipment Inc. plans to start moving into a new building in Bolton, Ontario, in August.

Blow molding equipment maker W. Amsler Equipment Inc. plans to relocate its headquarters and manufacturing operations this summer to Bolton, Ontario, from nearby Richmond Hill, the company’s home since 1999.

Amsler officials announced July 9 that the company has signed a lease agreement for 34,000 square feet in the Toronto suburb, more than doubling the size of its Richmond Hill operation. The company, which makes all-electric linear PET stretch blow molding machines, will move in starting Aug. 1.

Amsler also supplies bottle inspection equipment, trimmers, air compressors, vacuum conveyors, molds, gaylord dumpers, temperature control units and process chillers.

The building is undergoing significant renovations and improvements, including new plant air compressors, auxiliary equipment and other infrastructure needs.

“We’ve experienced rapid growth over the last five years and we’ve outgrown our current space,” said Heidi Amsler, marketing manager.

The expanded facility will house sales, engineering, manufacturing and service personnel. The new location has more room for machine development, pilot production and classroom training.

The plant also has greater access to rail transportation and to Toronto Pearson International Airport.

Werner Amsler founded the machinery company in 1994. The business moved to Richmond Hill in 1999.

Effective Aug. 1, the Amsler’s new address will be: 31 Parr Blvd., Bolton, Ontario. The main phone number will be 905-951-9559.

Original Article http://www.plasticsnews.com/article/20180709/NEWS/180709923/amsler-moving-into-bigger-quarters

W. Amsler to Move Operations to Expanded Facility in Bolton, Ontario

Heidi Amsler

 

Amsler Equipment Inc.

Company is Strategically Positioned to Meet Demands of Growing Blow Molding Machine Business

RICHMOND HILL, Ontario, July 9, 2018 W. Amsler Equipment Inc., a leading supplier of all-electric linear PET stretch blow molders, has announced plans to relocate its headquarters and manufacturing operations to Bolton, Ontario later this summer. The new location – designed to meet the expanded demands of the company’s growing PET blow molding machine business – will be in the heart of the “Plastics Corridor,” less than 20 kilometers from the Pearson (Toronto) Airport in Rexdale. The Bolton area is also home to suppliers such as Husky Injection Molding Systems, Athena Automation, and many blow molding companies.

Amsler has signed a lease agreement for 34,000 sq ft of space which will more than double the company’s current facility. The standalone facility will provide room to grow and more space for collaboration with customers. In addition to corporate offices, the new space will house business development and project management activities, said Heidi Amsler, marketing manager for W. Amsler. “We’ve experienced rapid growth over the last five years and we’ve outgrown our current space,” said Amsler.

The expanded facility will house sales, engineering, manufacturing, and service personnel. The new location will also accommodate more room for machine development, pilot production, and classroom-style training. Greater access to air and rail transportation will make it more convenient for supply partners, customers, and vendors.

All equipment, production assets, and employees will be transferred from the existing facility in Richmond Hill to Bolton. W. Amsler will occupy the leased space starting August 1 where it is currently undertaking significant renovations and improvements. The investment includes the purchase of new air compressors, auxiliary equipment, and other infrastructure need.

Amsler was started in 1994 by founder Werner Amsler in Concord, Ontario and operations were later transferred to Richmond Hill in May 1999.

Effective August 1, the new address of W. Amsler’s headquarters will be 31 Parr Blvd., Bolton, Ontario. The company’s main phone number will be (905) 951-9559.

About W. Amsler Equipment Inc.

Amsler Equipment Inc. is the only North American manufacturer of all-electric linear PET stretch blow molders, 100% designed, built and serviced in North America. W. Amsler is a privately-held Canadian company founded in 1994 by Werner Amsler. In addition to PET stretch blow molding machines, Amsler supplies equipment for complete blow molding plants and filling lines. These products include bottle inspection units, blow-dome spin-off trimmers, air compressors, vacuum conveyors, blow molds, gaylord dumpers, mold temperature control units, and process chillers. For more information, visit www.amslerequipment.net.

PRESS CONTACT:
Joseph Grande
J.Grande communications Inc.
413.684.2463
joe@jgrandecommunications.com

Original Article –  https://news.thomasnet.com/companystory/w-amsler-to-move-operations-to-expanded-facility-in-bolton-ontario-40013089

 

 

L42X All-Electric Reheat Machine Preferential Heating, Neck Orientation, and Hot-Fill Capability

Heidi Amsler

W. Amsler Equipment Inc., Canadian supplier of all-electric linear PET stretch blow molders, will introduce its next-generation four-cavity all-electric reheat stretch blow molder at the upcoming NPE 2018.

The L42X all-electric reheat machine offers several new features including preferential heating, neck orientation, and hot-fill capabilities. For custom blow molders, the next-generation four-cavity machine provides versatility to enable PET bottle production in a range of configurations and sizes, according to the manufacturer.

The new machine makes up to 2-liter containers at a rate of 6500/hour in four cavities. It can also be used to run two-cavity molds for production of larger containers up to 5 liters. Neck finishes range from 18 mm to 70 mm. The L42X reheat machine has four parallel heating ovens, one for each cavity. It comes equipped with 12 Bosch-Rexroth servo motors, compared to three servos for the previous model. The extra servos provide more repeatability, lower energy consumption, and require less wiring, resulting in easier troubleshooting, according to W. Amsler. The machine also has a 40-ton servo-driven mold clamping system. Servo systems are used to control preform loading, preform transportation through the machine, rotation through the ovens, stretch rod actuation, motion towards the molding station and clamp opening, closing, and bottle unloading.

W. Amsler Equipment Inc. will display its four-cavity stretch blow molding machine with a larger touch screen control.

W. Amsler Equipment Inc. will display its four-cavity stretch blow molding machine with a larger touch screen control.

The L42X comes equipped with a large touchscreen operator panel from Wonderware. It has a Windows-based human machine interface (HMI) with full access to assembly drawings, bills of materials (BOMs), set-up guides, troubleshooting, and training videos.

 

Original Article – http://www.kunststoffe.de/en/products/overview/article/l42x-all-electric-reheat-machine-preferential-heating-neck-orientation-and-hot-fill-capability-5768124.html