Case Studies &


August 24, 2017

Blow Moulding Technologies are currently developing a powerful, validated and sophisticated online FEA-based simulation software derived from 20+ years of research knowledge, to provide unique insight into SBM by accurately predicting material performance.

Due to the complexities involved in the stretch blow moulding (SBM) processes during the production o...

June 1, 2017

Plastics in Packaging recently published a comprehensive article about the work of BMT in advancing the simulation of plastic bottles.  BMT's expertise in simulation has evolved from 20 years of research in Queen’s University Belfast. Blow Moulding Technologies are currently developing a validated cloud-based simulation software which will be commercially...

May 8, 2017

Designing and creating the optimum preform is the pinnacle of plastic bottle design. Here at Blow Moulding Technologies in Northern Ireland - we base our ethos on this principle. 

We believe in a scientific approach to preform design.

We believe in a scientific approach to temperature measurement.

We believe in a scientific approach to stretch blow moulding.


April 20, 2017

BMT have launched a new enhanced THERMOscan 3D product on the global stretch blow moulding (SBM) market, also known as the plastic bottle industry. The product replaces the THERMOscan 2D device, which measures the longitudinal temperature profile for the internal and external surface of the preform.

The newly enhanced 3D version has been red...

April 4, 2017

BMT have been successfully awarded Proof of Concept Funding to advance the development of their innovative 'Pre-View' software. ‘Pre-View’ is an online simulation product for the Injection Stretch Blow Moulding (ISBM) plastic bottle industry. Due to the complexities involved in the ISBM processes during the production of plastic bottles, advanced simulati...

March 6, 2017

Much of the work which BMT carries out is under non-disclosure agreement therefore cannot be disclosed in a case study.

However, BMT are currently working on an exciting case study with a global multi-national bottle converter company on how THERMOscan 3D has helped their ISBM production troubleshooting and saved the company from expensive production down-...

Modelling Mechanical Behaviour of Poly (L-Lactic Acid) for the Manufacture of Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold.


Bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) made by poly (l-lactic acid) (PLLA) has many advantages over the traditional metallic. However, the application of PLLA BVS in clinical experience is restricted due to its bigger size from the weak me...


Injection stretch blow moulding is a well-established method of forming thin-walled containers and has been extensively researched for numerous years. This paper is concerned with validating the finite element analysis of the free-stretch-blow process in an effort to progress the development of injection stretch blow moulding of poly(ethylene ter...


• A new characterization method for materials under blowing conditions is developed.

• The method relies on specialist instrumentation and digital image correlation.

• Constitutive behaviour of materials obtained solely by a preform during blowing.


The stretch blow moulding (SBM) process is the main method for the mass production of PET c...

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