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There is one IS (Individual Section) machine at the end of each forehearth that is used to form containers. These form the containers through controlled cooling and shaping of the glass. Each machine can have 4 to 20 sections and produce 1 to 4 containers simultaneously. IS machines have these independent multiple sections to facilitate maintenance and repairs without having to shut down the lines; glass production typically runs 24 hours a day every day of the year. The time to produce a container varies on the type, but a typical pop or beer bottle
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Unformatted text preview: takes about 10 seconds. The gobs enter the molds on one side called the blank mold. This creates the preliminary form of the container, called the “parison”. The parison is transferred to the other side of the mold and formed into its final shape and size. There are two processes for forming glass containers: press-and-blow molding and blow-and-blow molding. http://www.gpi.org/glassresources/education/manufacturing/section-34-forming-process.html...
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