Schuler partners with TMC to produce DWI bottle cans

Schuler has partnered with Japanese specialists in DWI bottle cans TMC. The company produces aluminium bottles and has developed a machine to form bottle necks with tooling technology.

The TMC neckers are available with 40 to 56 forming stations. Independently of this, the maximum diameter of the bottles is 59mm or 66mm, with a maximum bottle length of up to 245mm. The rate of production is up to 150 bottles per minute. TMC bottle neckers are in use all over the world. The company has further locations in Hong Kong and in the USA.

As Drawing and Wall Ironing (DWI) is used in production of bottle cans, they require significantly less raw materials than traditional extruded bottles. Experts are going so far as to say that, in the future, more of these aluminium bottles will be produced every year than aerosol cans.

Bottle cans production lines generally consist of a cupping press, a bodymaker, a light tester and a bottle necker, as well as cleaning, decorating and inspection equipment. Schuler is offering high performance cuppers and flexible ServoCupFormers, as well as bodymakers with complete mass balancing (BodyFormer) from its own production. Schuler is taking over commercial representation for TMC bottle neckers in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. Interested parties are thereby gaining a competent contact for the machinery and processes necessary for the production of drink bottles in these regions.

Johannes Linden, director at Schuler, who manages the systems division, said: “TMC is bringing its know-how of tools and processes to the collaboration and we are bringing our experience of building metal packaging presses, as well as our global customer service. Thus we are creating the ideal environment for our customers to successfully profit from the success of bottle cans in South America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.”

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