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Landmark Plastic Corporation Reduces Rejects with HYTAC B1X

Landmark Plastic Corporation of Akron, OH specializes in the manufacture of plastic horticultural plant packaging and growing systems. One popular product is a six cavity transport tray thermoformed from recycled polypropylene. Continuous improvement efforts identified an unacceptably high reject rate upon start up caused by tear-outs in the raised corners of the part. This offered […]

Large Thermoformer Improves Material Distribution with HYTAC XTL

In the summer of 2013, a major thermoforming company with operations in Latin America decided to perform testing on the newest thermoplastic syntactic, HYTAC® XTL. The tool designer and machine operators were already familiar with B1X and were using XTL for the first time. What follows is an excerpt from their report.

Custom Thermoformer Improves Cycle Times with HYTAC XTL

A leading North American thermoforming company recently made the switch from HYTAC WF to HYTAC XTL. The reasons for doing so highlight the dual advantages of aligning the choice of plug material with the rest of the thermoforming variables. In this case, the processor found a high rate of inconsistency across the plug surfaces which […]

Trials Reveal Impact of Plug Design on Part Quality

It is one of our favorite thermoforming questions: “Which is more important – the plug material or the plug geometry?” It’s really a trick question, though, because the answer is usually, “It depends!” CMT Materials was recently approached by a customer with a stubborn plug mark on a cup. Together, we performed a test with […]