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PP Cup Billed as Alternative to PS Foam
Cellular structure is created during the sheet extrusion process using atmospheric gas.
Article Published: 10/25/2013
Extruder Upgrades Pay Off Big for Sheet Processor
A $65,000 upgraded paid for itself in less than a month.
Article Published: 9/23/2013
K 2013 Preview: Thermoforming
Speed, versatility, control, and cost savings are keys to new thermoforming machines for packaging and industrial applications
Article Published: 8/26/2013
IML Groundbreaker Adds Sheet Extrusion
In-house sheet production allows Tech II to vertically integrate to hasten product development, control costs.
Article Published: 6/24/2013
First PVC Long-Fiber Composites Debut
SolVin has developed technology that allows production of what are said to be the world’s first PVC long- or continuous-fiber composites. 
Article Published: 4/29/2013
Sustainable Thermoforming: Efforts at Dordan Drive Innovation, Raise Questions
Family-owned former has been in the forefront of sustainable thermoforming and package design for years. Has it been worth the effort?
Article Published: 2/26/2013
Sustainable Sheet: Placon Closes the Loop on PET Recycling
Placon reprocesses up to 12,000 lb/day of PCR PET to produce its EcoStar line of sheet.
Article Published: 2/26/2013
Machine Safety Is a Moving Target
Plastics processors and other manufacturers have to keep up with a lot of new federal, state, and local regulations on all sorts of subjects—taxes, health insurance, environmental protection, and lots more, not the least of which is worker saf...
Article Published: 2/26/2013
Designing a Thermoforming Plant For Efficiency and Productivity
Building a new plant in 2003 gave Lyle Schut a clean slate.
Article Published: 1/29/2013
PolyOne to Buy Spartech
Major compounder PolyOne Corp.has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Spartech Corp.
Article Published: 11/29/2012

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