PT ZONE: Thermoforming

PT Article Process Adds Glass Barrier Layer to PP Tub
Believed to be a first for PP thermoforming. More (+)
PT Article New Process for Fiber-Reinforced Sheet
Thermoplastics sheets reinforced with discontinuous fibers are suitable for thermoforming or compression molding. More (+)


Large & Medium-Sized Plants Expand

Smaller operations might be struggling, but the heart of the industry is growing.

Plastics Pioneers Association Adds Three to Membership Roster

Bruner, Goldsberry and Shoemaker added to ranks of group.

Breaking the Downward Slide?

Processing market seems to have stabilized.

THERMOFORMING: Refrigerator Liner Machine Is Faster, More Flexible

Modular design also cuts delivery times nearly in half.

THERMOFORMING: High-Speed Form/Cut/Stack Machine

Machine builder enters a new market.

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In this process, plastic sheet is heated to a pliable forming temperature then shaped into a part by a male and female mold with the help of a vacuum. Thermoforming can be categorized into thin- and thick-gauge. The former is for packaging applications such cups, trays, lids and clamshells. Thick-gauge thermoformed parts include refrigerator door liners and truck-bed liners.

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Product Announcements

THERMOFORMING: Refrigerator Liner Machine Is Faster, More Flexible
Kiefel Division, Brueckner Group USA 9/29/2015
THERMOFORMING: High-Speed Form/Cut/Stack Machine
GN Thermoforming Equipment 9/28/2015
MATERIALS: Permanent ESD Sheet for Electronics
RTP Company 9/28/2015
THERMOFORMING: Training Program Aims At Thin-Sheet Forming
Paulson Training Programs, Inc. 9/1/2015
THERMOFORMING: Higher-Speed System, IML Unit Unveiled
Illig L.P. 8/13/2015

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