PT ZONE: Thermoforming

Processors’ Growth Returns
After a one-month dip, the market expands once more, though the rate has slowed. More (+)
THERMOFORMING: High-Speed Cup Former
Machine said to be energy efficient as well. More (+)


First Contraction Since December 2013

A temporary pause after 15 straight months of expansion?

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Processors Align to Offer FFS Solutions

A maker of forming films for packaging and a maker of lidstock films join forces.

Make Bottles by Vertical Thermoforming

Sheet is formed into a tube and then into bottles.

THERMOFORMING: 'Fastest-Ever' PP Cup Former

Reportedly first machine that can run PP cups faster than 50/min.

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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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