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Packaging

Blow Molding Challenges Embraced at Metro Mold

“Others mold difficult parts. We mold the impossible.”
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Stretch Blow Molding

Speed to Market: Pretium Stays Light on Its Feet And Ahead of the Pack

A visit to its largest PET plant illustrates how this versatile blow molder leverages design skills, a can-do attitude, and a high degree of production flexibility to supply custom products in ever-shorter time windows. A new thrust into automation will help pick up the pace.
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Commodity Resins

R&D Thermoformer: Tek Pak Is Launch Pad For New Products

Toolmaker and thermoformer takes concepts to production-ready parts in record time.
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PET Processing

Developing Tomorrow’s Containers: Inside Amcor’s R&D Center

How award-winning package design, full-service laboratory facilities, and game-changing process development support a world-class injection and blow molder.
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Automation

Recreational-Products Firm ‘FLOEs’ into Forming

FLOE International got started making products for boaters. It still does. But now it also thermoforms extremely large parts, both for captive products and to support other thermoformers who need big-part capabilities.
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Stretch Blow Molding

How Currier Puts the ‘Custom’ In Custom Blow Molding

The three key ingredients are responsiveness, full-service product development, and control over both the bottle and the cap.
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Automation

Family-Owned Thermoformer Continues to Flourish

By adding technology, home-grown tooling, and automation, industrial thermoformer C&K Plastics has grown while getting its costs under control.
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Commodity Resins

Thermoformer’s Name Change Reflects Refocused Strategy

New identity highlights processor’s focus on technology, product quality, and food safety.
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Packaging

Blow Molder’s Goal: Go Local on a National Scale

It's a rare feat: Combining three formerly separate blow molders under one umbrella while retaining their individual identities and "small company feel" for customers.
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Packaging

The ‘Total Package’ in Thermoforming

Here's how a leading edge custom former evolved from a CAD/CAM business.
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Packaging

Sustainable Thermoforming: Efforts at Dordan

Family-owned former has been in the forefront of sustainable thermoforming and package design for years. Has it been worth the effort?
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Injection Molding

On-Site: Custom Molder Pursues the Dream of Proprietary Products

“Every custom molder thinks he needs a proprietary product,” says John Currier, president and co-owner of the injection molding firm his father founded, Currier Plastics in upstate Auburn, N.Y.
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Thermoforming

On Site: Evolution of a One-Stop High-Tech Thermoformer

A company that started as a toolmaker has evolved into a thermoforming solutions provider
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All Electric & Hybrid Machines

Automation & Waste Reduction: A Medical Molder's Efficiency

Vision Technical Molding in Manchester, Conn., doesn’t believe in standing still.
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Blow Molding

Novel Fuel Systems Power Blow Molder’s Growth

Nano technology gives The Plastics Group a leg up on developing fuel systems for non-automotive applications
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Medical

On Site: Tailoring Medical Solutions… Sometimes in 50-lb Lots

Smaller volumes teams with higher quality and value as keys to the success of this growing medical compounder.
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Thermoforming

Sustainability Is Not a Buzzword For Thin-Gauge Thermoformer

At a time when many processors either pay lip service to environmental concerns or hope the “greenwashing” zealots will grow weary and turn their attention elsewhere, Dordan Manufacturing Co. Inc. leaves no stone unturned in an effort to get the truth out about plastics and the environment.
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All Electric & Hybrid Machines

Micro Molder & Mold Maker Succeeds by Specializing

 How small is small? How small is micro? How about parts weighing as little as 0.00012 g and measuring no more than 0.038 in. (1 mm) long?
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Packaging

On-Site: 'Productive' Is More Than A Name For This Efficient Thermoformer

This processor was ahead of the game by offering value added solutions to clients, then widened the gap further by employing lean management techniques.
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