The latest addition to the Sidel blow-molder line provides flawless quality and production flexibility for complex packaging. The need for flexible blow-molding machines that can efficiently produce a variety of simple and complex packages with minimal changeover downtime is met with the SBO Compact Preferential Heating. This linear blow molder produces flat bottles and complex shapes in PET, at production rates up to 5,600 bottles per hour. It can also be run for standard production, with a simple reconfiguration of the machine that takes less than 30 minutes. In addition, Quick Change molds and “perso” parts reduce format changeover times to 15 minutes. This time gain helps to reduce the time required for new bottles to reach the market.