Sheet Extrusion

Thermoforming Carves New Role in Decorating Wood

Membrane pressing—a process widely used by the lumber industry to decorate shaped wooden cores with a plastic surfacing material—deserves the attention of U.S. thermoformers.


Can Lasers Make the Cut For Trimming Complex Parts?

 In Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, laser trimming is reportedly making in-line thermoforming and trimming of heavy-gauge industrial parts more viable and cost-effective than in the past.


Industrial Thermoformer Expands With Aid from State Training Grant

The last dollars of a $105,000 worker-training grant have now been spent.


NPE 2000 News Wrap-Up: Thermoforming

New capabilities for continuous roll-fed forming machinery were unveiled at NPE.


NPE Newsfinder: Thermoforming

Improved designs of high- and low-pressure metering systems will be displayed at NPE 2000.


From Pattern Maker to Custom Thermoformer: Mayfield Rides the Medical Wave

 The story of Mayfield Plastics will ring familiar to anyone who’s been around plastics processing for a few years.


Thermoforming PLA: How to Do It Right

Polylactic acid (PLA) resins are made from 100% renewable resources such as corn, sugar beets, or sugarcane.
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Where Are You Using Energy?

Few plants are able to accurately divide up their energy consumption by where it occurs, despite the fact that this is relatively easy to do.

Sheet Extrusion

'Do-It-All' Approach Keys One Processor's Growth

What shape will the successful North American plastics processing operation take as we move through the next decade?
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Post-Consumer Recycling

Sustainability Drives Innovation at Leading RPET Processors

Two Southern California processors have boldly gone where no one has ever gone before.
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