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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
‘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

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