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The History of The Ubiquitous Plastic Container

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Plastic bottle design

Have you ever wondered how we get all the industrial plastic containers, colored bottles, and custom plastic bottles that we take for granted around us every day? We in the United States are using 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour, and the plastics industry is our third largest. Around the world, 600 billion pounds of plastic are made every year, and that market grows by 5% every year. An enormous amount of that is industrial plastic containers and plastic bottles of all sorts, the vast majority of which are made by blow molding.

Where Does Blow Molding Come From?

Blow molding is, at its simplest, using air to blow a hot material into a particular shape. Glass blowing is the oldest form of this ar