CMT Materials Inc., Attleboro, Mass., will debut technologies that thermoformers can use to reduce sheet thickness when forming heavy-gauge materials at the NPE 2012 show in Orlando.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: New Altuglas ShieldUp nanostructured acrylic sheet from Altuglas International (a unit of Arkema Inc.), Philadelphia, is said to combine the toughness of extruded acrylic sheet with all the other properties of cast sheets.
Denesting aid for thermoformed and injection molded packaging also helps with mold release and scratch reduction.
The latest nucleator for polypropylene from Milliken Chemical, Spartanburg, S.C., is Hyperform HPN-600ei.
The 2500 Ultra represents a new generation of in-line thermoformers from SencorpWhite, Hyannis, Mass.
Cavonic 3D Coating Technologies and InterTech Rx, LLC have combined to bring new barrier coating technology to North American processors of rigid containers.
New RV 53C vacuum forming machine from Illig, South Hill, Va., offers speeds up to 45 cycles/min, nearly twice as fast as the previous version, and is made for small-to-medium production of packaging for food and other items.
Thermoformable, closed-cell, crosslinked polyolefin foams up to 70% softer than previous versions are new from Toray Plastics (America), Inc., PEF Div., Front Royal, Va.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Thermoformable, closed-cell, crosslinked polyolefin foams that are up to 70% softer than previous versions are now available from Toray Plastics (America), Inc., PEF Div., Front Royal, Va.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: GN Thermoforming Equipment, Chester, N.S., has developed a tool-specific heater platen that is said to offer output rate increases up to 30% while improving product clarity and speeding tool changeovers.