Tight Head Manufacturing Technology: The Cyclone

Priority Plastics has significantly increased our Tight Head Manufacturing capabilities. We recently invested over five million dollars in equipment, molds, training and technology for a new high speed tight head machine in our Portland, Indiana facility.

Nicknamed THE CYCLONE, the new machine significantly expands our production capacity and supports the rapid growth that we have experienced in the UN-rated tight head pail market. In addition to high speed quality, the new technology includes automated processing, multi-layer manufacturing capabilities and high tech mold design allowing strength improvement in bottle manufacturing. The mold design supports light weighting and other eco-friendly product improvements as part of Priority Plastics commitment to develop sustainable plastic containers.


Portland’s Newest High-Speed, Precision Mold, Leading Edge Technology

The Cyclone features high speed, four cavity shuttle technology. Faster Tight Head Manufacturing times give us the opportunity to offset freight and be even more cost competitive.

Our offering includes:

  • PriorityPour Standard, Eco Multi-layer and Eco Lightweight
  • White & natural/stock
  • 5-gal and 20L
  • Rectangle
  • Integrated handle
  • 61 mm 6 TPI, 70 mm 6 TPI (TE) & 8 TPI
  • No vent, 22 mm open and closed
  • Most containers are UN/DOT-approved for Y and Z regulations without the use of an outer pack carton.

The PriorityPour Eco Multi-layer and Eco Lightweight containers deliver a multi-layer, sustainable product with the same integrity and durability as our standard containers. Multi-layer technology uses closed-loop or post-consumer regrind while the light weight option is 1,000 grams using up to 20% less virgin plastic resin. These sustainable options help Priority Plastics achieve our continuous-improvement goal to reduce our overall environmental impact.

In addition, Priority Plastics has an accredited in house UN-testing lab. Our UN-marked tight head containers meet or exceed all of the testing and manufacturing regulations and standards set by the US Department of Transportation, and specifically by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. Secure and Safe, they are the preferred packaging solution for a wide variety of applications including food and flavor concentrates, janitorial sanitation and specialty chemicals including agricultural and Lawn and Garden.

Priority Plastics, Inc. provides complete plastic container packaging solutions for startup companies to multinational firms. With four manufacturing facilities strategically positioned throughout the United States, Priority Plastics offers design and engineering services, technical sales support, operational excellence and plant specific customer service representatives.

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