PT ZONE: Thermoforming

Mergers in Extrusion, Thermoforming
Brown Machine, Lyle Industries team up. Also NDC and Beta LaserMike. More (+)
What Processors Are Doing To Bridge the Skills Gap
Seasoned technicians are leaving, and replacing them with youngsters is a challenge. But some processors have taken dramatic initiatives to change how young people think about manufacturing and are bringing the next generation into the fold. More (+)


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THERMOFORMING: Fast, Flexible Pressure Former

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OVERVIEW:
Thermoforming

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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: Fast, Flexible Pressure Former
Kiefel Technologies, Inc. 7/29/2014
THERMOFORMING: Fast, Flexible Pressure Former
Kiefel Technologies, Inc. 7/21/2014
MATERIALS: PC Sheet Products Tailored for Passenger Railcars
Bayer MaterialScience LLC 9/30/2013
MATERIALS: High-Performance Multi-Layer TPO/Acrylic Sheet
8/30/2013
THERMOFORMING: High-Speed Robot Stacker
GN Thermoforming Equipment 2/26/2013

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