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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
‘Tough Jobs’ Are More Than A Slogan for Innovative Former
Family-owned thermoformer known for tackling difficult challenges.
Article Published: 11/28/2012
Sheet Processor Adds Former for R&D
Industrial sheet extruder Premier Material Concepts (PMC) has added a thermforming machine to its Findlay, Ohio, plant to allow it to conduct performance tests on new sheet products and to offer prototyping services for thermoformers.The forming mac...
Article Published: 10/1/2012
Speed, Flexibility & Customization Spur Success at PS Extruder & Former
Commodore does it all in PS foam extrusion and forming. It builds most of its equipment and all of its tooling and combines that with innovative processing techniques, allowing it to carve a successful niche for itself in a field dominated by much l...
Article Published: 9/29/2012
Novel Materials Stretch Process Capabilities
The potential for new or unusual materials to broaden the application potential of standard plastics processes was explored in a number of papers at April’s SPE ANTEC conference in Orlando, Fla.
Article Published: 9/28/2012
Bayer Divests PETG Sheet Business
Bayer MaterialScience LLC, Pittsburgh, sold its Vivak PETG sheet business in NAFTA to Plaskolite, Inc., Columbus, Ohio.
Article Published: 7/31/2012
Algae/PP Hybrid Can Be Thermoformed
Algae and plastics do mix—that’s the message to be delivered at the upcoming Pack Expo, Oct. 28-31 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.
Article Published: 7/31/2012
Optimize Cut-Sheet Forming With Syntactic Foam Plug Assist
Common problems encountered in the cut-sheet thermoforming process include thin spots, webbing, poor part definition, and plug/pusher mark-off.
Article Published: 6/26/2012

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