YOSHINO KOGYOSHO CO., LTD. (Tokyo, JP)
Containers made of plastic (e.g. PET bottles) with an elongated mouth that is shaped like a bottle and a trunk that has one end joined by an arm and the other end joined by a shoulder. They have been widely used for containers to store a variety of liquids, including cosmetic products, shampoo, beverages, shampoo and detergent.
The container of this synthetic resin can be created by blow molding a preform with pressurized water. The preform was made by thermoplastic resin and is a bottomed tubular shape. Patent Literature 1, for example, describes a syntheticresin container made by exposing a bottomed tubular preform to biaxial stretch blow molding using pressurized air to stretch the portions of the preform which correspond to the trunk, the shoulder and the bottom in the radial and axial directions into a predetermined bottle shape.
The shoulder of the synthetic resin container with the bottle shape is typically frustoconical, and inclined toward the mouth.
The biaxially stretch-blow molded resin container has a higher angle of inclination for the shoulder relative to axis. This implies that there’s an increase in draw ratios in the machine direction for the portion of preform that corresponds with the shoulder in blow molding. The shoulder tends to expand after molding if container’s design is too incline in relation to the direction of themouth. Particularly, when the shape of the container is an elongated shape where the shoulder is tilted at an angle higher than 120.degree. The rate of shoulder contraction after molding is higher than the axis of the mouth. This can lead to an increase in the container’s volume as well as deformation.
To address the above issue, the present disclosure was created. The present disclosure is a synthetic resin container and also the method of making it. This prevents the decrease in volume and the deformation. It also allows the shoulder to be angled to an angle greater than 120.degree. In relation to the axis of the mouth.
Solution to Problem
One aspect of the disclosed invention is a synthetic resin container that has a tube-shaped mouth as well as an elongated tubular trunk. The trunk’s opposite end is connected to the mouth via a shoulder. with respect to an orifice of the mouth and the shoulder has a crystal orientation to a machine direction of less than.
The synthetic resin container may include a mouth that is significantly cylindrical, a trunk that has a diameter greater then the mouth and a shoulder that is frustoconical.
The synthetic resin container with the above configuration may be made of polyethylene terephthalate.
Another aspect of the disclosure resides in a method for making the currently described synthetic resin container as previously described, the process includes supplying to a preform which has been made by thermoplastic resin into abottomed tubular shape, a liquid that is heated to a predetermined temperature at a predetermined pressure to create a liquid blow mold the preform.
The present disclosure discloses a resin-based synthetic container and a method for making it. This stops the deformation and shrinkage of the shoulder and permits the shoulder to be bent to an angle higher than 120.degree. relative to the jaw’s axis.Click here to view the patent on USPTO website.
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