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.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Lucite L clear cast acrylic sheet from Lucite International, Memphis, Tenn., is now available with built-in antimicrobial protection for medical applications such as dispensers for facial tissue, gloves, and paper towels.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Injection molding, thermoforming, and other machines that require high-speed position sensing can benefit from a new faster update option for magnetostrictive Temposonics linear position sensors from MTS Systems Corp.’s Sensors ...
WEB EXCLUSIVE Laminated combinations of acrylic sheets in different colors, or clear and colored, are new available from Acrilex, Inc., Jersey City, N.J.
The upgraded Ecoformer KMV 53E in-line vacuum former from Kiefel GmbH in Germany (U.S. office in Hampton, N.H.), has considerably higher forming pressure and slightly larger forming area than its predecessor, model KMV 50.
The new FFG 920-ADV machine from Amut SpA in Italy (North American office in Woodbridge, Ont.) is the largest so far in Amut’s FFG series of in-line formers, which use “plug-and-play” tooling for complete tool changes in under 30 m...
WEB EXCLUSIVE Spartech Corp., St.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Two new aesthetic effects in formable acrylic sheet were introduced by Acrilex, Inc., Jersey City, N.J.
Plastic Ingenuity in Cross Plains, Wis., which operates five thermoforming plants and builds its own machines, has patented pressure-forming tools that round the edges of medical trays.
A technique for crystallizing polylactide (PLA) biopolymer trays to make them more heat resistant was disclosed in a recent patent application by NatureWorks LLC, Minnetonka, Minn.