Robert Sicilia

Rob Sicilia joined Athena in 2010 and is responsible for managing Athena’s PET injection molding program. With more than 25 years in PET and packaging with a leading injection equipment manufacturer, Rob has developed many innovative engineering concepts and designs. He holds a technology degree from Ryerson University (Canada).

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February 7, 2018

9:30 AM

Room: TBA

NIIGON PET Perform Machines

Athena Automation, Robert Schad’s new company, has just launched their new NIIGON line of PET preform molding machines. This paper will outline the new technological developments for preform systems from 2 to 192 cavities. With up to 6 positions of post mold cooling, 50% lower water consumption and preform exit temperatures under 55 degrees C, the molder receives industry leading cycles times with the highest quality preforms and low energy consumption ( 0.21 kwh/kg ) resulting in the lowest cost of ownership.