PT ZONE: Thermoforming

Contraction Accelerates for Third Month
Index has been trending down since last March. More (+)
What Comes Around Is Going Around…Very Quickly
The game is changing. Reshoring is occurring at a rate faster than most expected. More (+)


THERMOFORMING: Higher-Speed System, IML Unit Unveiled

Machine with larger forming area and versatile IML system.

Contraction Accelerates Slightly

Third dip in four months.

PETG Foam-Core Sheet Cushions Thermoformed Medical Packaging

New option is lighter, cleaner, tougher than HIPS at a comparable price.

Second Contraction in Three Months

Slowdown among small-to-mid-size processors drags index down.

THERMOFORMING: High-Speed Cup Former

110,000/hr with a 50-cavity mold.

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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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