Kuka Systems in Germany has developed an induction welding head and accompanying software that allow a 6-axis robot to bond hollow 3D thermoformed shells.
Reynolds Packaging KAMA, the sheet extrusion division of Reynolds Food Packaging, Hazleton, Pa., will produce thermoformable sheet made of Cereplast Inc.’s starch-based biodegradable resins.
Plaskolite Inc., Columbus, Ohio, is now offering thermoformable sheet of Eastman Chemical’s new proprietary Tritan copolyester for signage.
Klockner Pentaplast GmbH in Germany, a global producer of thin sheet for thermoformed packaging, is introducing an unusual “intelligent” rigid film for trays.
A novel thermoforming process developed by LRM Industrial LLC, Rockledge, Fla., a joint venture of Nova Chemicals and Envirokare Tech Inc., makes large parts in one step without roll stock or cut sheet.
A new servo-driven inline former from Modern Machinery of Beaverton Inc., Beaverton, Mich., reportedly delivers high repeatability and 50% faster cycles than pneumatic/hydraulic units.
Decorative laminated polycarbonate sheet for aircraft interiors is new from Boltaron Performance Products LLC, Newcomerstown, Ohio.
A new thermoformable PC sheet from Altuglas International, Philadelphia, reportedly offers exceptional light diffusion and weathering performance in signage.
The first thermoformed frozen food trays of recycled PET were just introduced by Associated Packaging Technologies (APT), Chadds Ford, Pa.
Two new thermoformable TPO sheet grades from A.