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Published: 2/1/2008

Automated Lid System Is an Industry First
Brown Machine LLC, Beaverton,, Mich., and automation specialist DJS Systems Inc., Homer, Mich., have teamed up to offer a novel lid production system that incorporates a servo-actuated trim press and a three-tier lid automation and packaging system.

Published: 10/1/2007

PLA Sheet Boasts Strength and Clarity
A new line of bioplastic sheet products from Spartech Corp., Clayton, Mo., is made of polylactic acid (PLA) resin from NatureWorks LLC, Minnetonka, Minn.

Published: 8/1/2007

Bike-Racing Helmet Uses Formed Shells and Inserts
A high-performance, ultra-light bicycle racing helmet uses two thermoformed shells made of PC sheet, supplied by Sheffi eld Plastics Inc., Sheffi eld, Mass., along with a complex insert-molding process that incorporates carbon and titanium component...

Published: 8/1/2007

Modifier for PLA Food Packaging
A new family of additives to improve the performance of polylactic acid (PLA) biopolymer packaging, has been expanded to include a FDA-compliant grade for food contact.

Published: 7/1/2007

Largest Continuous Former Finds Commercial Use
What's said to be the largest continuous roll-fed thermoformer in the world has found use producing 32-oz PP cold-drink cups in 144 cavities.

Published: 7/1/2007

Tilt-Mold Cut-Sheet Former Boosts Output
A new high-speed cut-sheet thermoformer features an 80° tilting mold for producing water and yogurt cups of PP, HIPS, and PET.

Published: 6/1/2007

New Tag Slot Design For Containers
An innovative design provides up to four tag slots within the rim of horticulture containers without the use of fragile, high-cost pre-punches and dies or time-consuming and costly secondary operations.

Published: 6/1/2007

Fire Protection System Is an Industry First
What's said to be the fi rst fi re-protection system for thermoforming machines has been introduced by AVT Inc., Gladwin, Mich.

Published: 5/1/2007

Novel Sheet Splicer Reduces Downtime
One of the fi rst commercial continuous sheet splicers has been developed for polystyrene foam thermoforming lines.

Published: 4/25/2007

Robotic Trimming System Boosts Productivity
A new automated trimming system from Rimrock Corp., Columbus, Ohio, is claimed to boost productivity and reliability.