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1 Compression Blow Forming Technology Platform

2 The Amcor Rigid Plastics Advantage Amcor is a global leader in the design and development of rigid plastic packaging to the pharmaceutical industry. We re committed to creating innovative, responsible packaging solutions that exceed our customers expectations, and offer a distinct advantage in today s highly competitive marketplace. It all begins in our state-of-the-art Design Center. The heart of our rigid plastics operation, our Design Center is a place where our specialists in industrial design, engineering, production, R&D and testing collaborate to produce innovative stock and custom packaging solutions from art-to-part. We also utilize the industry s most advanced manufacturing technology, including Compression Blow Forming (CBF). As one of the most significant technological developments for rigid plastics in decades, CBF reaffirms our commitment to quality and continued focus on delivering exceptional next generation process solutions. Understanding the importance of reducing costs throughout the supply chain, we also deliver value. Our operational expertise, combined with our highly skilled workforce and a manufacturing network of 66 plants across 12 countries, gives us the ability to deliver a broad-scale production while maintaining a local presence. The result is a value proposition that confirms our position as a world leading supplier of rigid plastic packaging.

3 Compression Blow Forming A Game Changer As our exclusive bottle manufacturing technology platform, CBF is an advanced processing system that delivers a high quality product while contributing to sustainability initiatives for the pharmaceutical industry. CBF s technological breakthrough has resulted in a number of valuable attributes, including: Reduced energy consumption Elimination of manifold resulting in virtually zero resin burn or contamination and quicker color and resin changes Unique to the CBF process is a highly sophisticated inline quality inspection system which is fully integrated into the machine control. Quality control systems include a leak detection system, infrared vision systems and a fully integrated plasma surface treatment system. By delivering enhanced quality, sustainability and faster processing speeds, CBF is without question a game changer in pharmaceutical bottle manufacturing. Improved bottle quality Faster processing speeds Pellet Input Container Output

4 How CBF Works Compression Blow Forming has only one source that extrudes each resin shot. The weight of each resin shot is controlled at this single source ensuring more accurate part weight distribution across all mold cavities. The CBF machine then compression forms a preform within the cup. As each uniform resin shot is extruded, the CBF machine arm rotates across, precisely transferring each resin shot to its compression cavity. The Quality Control System With CBF, every bottle receives three specific quality control checks before it leaves the machine: Leak Detection We conduct leak detection to.03 mm via air injection immediately after the bottle is blown.

5 Each bottle is then pre-blown before the blow mold cavity closes over the preform. The continuous rotary process with pre-blow allows for a quicker separation of plastic from the compression core. With a reduced chance of plastic sticking to the metal core rod, a more uniform distribution of plastic over the entire bottle occurs, reducing inside wall roughness and creating a more consistent wall thickness. Finally, the mold cavity closes and the bottle is blown. CBF process temperatures are lower than injection temperatures, resulting in lower heat being introduced to the resin in the machine barrel. This leads to lower residual stresses on the end product, while secondary cooling on the conveyors permits bottles to leave the machine hotter. Additionally, continuous rotary motion eliminates station to station transfer time, removing idle time during the manufacturing process. Infrared Surface Examination Infrared cameras check the surface inside and out to identify particulates of any kind. Plasma Surface Treatment Our plasma system surface treatment is utilized to ensure bottle surface is prepared and ready for full-adherence label application.

6 Universally Beneficial From the pharmaceutical manufacturer to the consumer at the drugstore counter, CBF benefits every stakeholder throughout the value chain with a wide range of important benefits including: CBF bottles have enhanced bottle wall thickness, which is more uniform and consistent, leading to the potential for lightweighting CBF emits less heat and has shorter cycle times, requiring less energy than other processes while allowing quicker color and resin changes Superior quality control is achieved with three integrated, inline quality inspection processes CBF machines are compatible with a variety of materials

7 CBF Bottle Parameters CBF-12 CBF-20 Description Measurements Description Measurements Finish Size 24mm 43 mm Finish Size 24 mm 43 mm Height Max 4.7 Width Max 2.6 Capabilities: HDPE Monolayer only Height Max 4.7 Width Max 2.2 Capabilities: HDPE, PP, PET Monolayer only CBF Advantages: Comparison of Different Technologies Technology CBF Compression Blow Forming EBM Extrusion blow molding Shuttle EBM Extrusion blow molding wheel IBM Injection Blow Molding Material Range Plastic Distribution Energy Efficient Neck Finish Short Cycle Time/ Floor Productivity Bottom Shape Lightweighting Potential Mold Cost High Low High High Timing 12 weeks 8 weeks 12 weeks 12 weeks

8 Amcor Rigid Plastics Amcor Rigid Plastics North American Global Headquarters Ann Arbor, Michigan Manufacturing Plants Tucson, Arizona Chino, California Commerce, California Fairfield, California Denver, Colorado Orlando, Florida Batavia, Illinois Des Plaines, Illinois Itasca, Illinois Franklin, Indiana Ames, Iowa Nicholasville, Kentucky Joplin, Missouri Moncton, New Brunswick, CA Millville, New Jersey Dunkirk, New York Youngsville, North Carolina Napoleon, Ohio Brampton, Ontario, CA Allentown, Pennsylvania Bellevue, Pennsylvania Mountain Top, Pennsylvania Blythewood, South Carolina Fort Worth, Texas Wytheville, Virginia Tumwater, Washington Walla Walla, Washington Kenosha, Wisconsin Cayey, Puerto Rico not shown on map Amcor Rigid Plastics North America Diversified Products Division 935 Technology Drive Ann Arbor, MI /12

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