Besides being one of its main cold end suppliers, Tiama and Vidrala have agreed to work in partnership on the hot end.

The partnership will consist of improving Tiama’s existing products and in developing new sensors.

Tiama is launching several hot end tools which, linked to the IS machines and to its cold end machines, will provide the plants all the necessary information to react quickly on its process to improve its Pack to Melt.

Tiama and Vidrala will first focus on the Tiama Hot Mass sensors (Ex GIA from Gedevelop), which enables weight regulation and measures the temperature of the gob and gob shape.

The Tiama Hot Mass works on the NNBP process but is mainly targeted for the Blow & Blow lines as it is the only device which allows weight regulation for such process.

Vidrala’s technical centre estimated a fast payback on B&B lines. With these six new lines, Vidrala will have nine of its B&B lines equipped, and is looking to equip all of them in the next three years.