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Plastic extrusion blow molding uses a similar process to glass blowing and can be used to produce hollow plastic containers, bellows, and parts.
1. The heated die head extrudes a molten plastic tube (parison) in between two mold halves.
2. The mold closes on the parison holding it in place.
3. Air is blown into the parison inflating it into the shape of the mold.
4. Air continues to blow while the part is cooled by the mold.
5. The mold opens and the moil and tail are trimmed.
6. Part is finished and ready for packaging.
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