A New Tool for Cut Sheet Thermoformers

Heavy gauge/cut sheet thermoformers from companies across the US recently came to learn processing techniques, scientific principles, new material offerings, and more at the Pennsylvania College of Technology Plastic Innovation and Resource Center (PIRC).  The program provides a 50/50 blend of classroom instruction with hands-on lab time in a lively 3-day setting.  Program and Technical Service Manager Chris Gagliano developed the program to incorporate the expertise of consultant Jay Wadell with the science of plastic material properties from Dr. Kirk Cantor and the physics of thermal transfer from Dr. Joseph LeBlanc.

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CMT Field Notes: Feiplastic Brazil

It’s a bit of a haul to Sao Paulo from Boston, but with only one hour time difference, a decent sleep on the plane means that you can arrive without too much jet lag. The Feiplastic tradeshow is billed as the largest trade show in Latin America with approximately 70,000 visitors which would make it similar in size to NPE (there were 65,810 attendees in Orlando this year).

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