John Moy

HYTAC® Account Manager

2019 SPE Thermoforming Division Conference – Milwaukee

CMT was delighted to participate in another great SPE Thermoforming conference, held this year in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Individual seminars were informative and well attended. With the unfortunate absence of Mark Strachan, we applaud the last-minute presenters that had the unenviable task of filling Mark’s shoes. Although Mark was deeply missed, the conference and adjunct presenters were spectacular in providing good information, making for productive seminars for all those in attendance.

CMT would like to recognize Ian Munnoch of MSA Components for the honor bestowed upon him as the 2019 SPE Outstanding Board Member of the Year. Ian was also one of the SPE members that gave a last-minute presentation on the science behind plug assist material and geometry.

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Samantha Govey

Sales and Marketing Coordinator

Kathleen Boivin

Materials Engineer

John Shpack

Process Specialist

Jamie Stebbins

Sales and Marketing Manager

Terrence Woldorf

Managing Director

CMT to Exhibit at Chinaplas 2019

A large swathe of the world’s plastic industry will arrive in Guangzhou, China in the month of May. Chinaplas is the second-largest plastics trade show and has the numbers to prove it, with over 180,000 visitors expected this year. CMT will be exhibiting in the US Pavilion, Hall 9.2, K-01 along with our partners at CMT East Asia. HYTAC materials, however, will be omnipresent in thermoforming booths across the entire show floor. European and Chinese machinery manufacturers will be displaying HYTAC B1X, FLX, FLXT and XTL plug assists for a variety of thermoformed products.

Details:
33rd edition of Chinaplas
May 21-24, 2019
China Import & Export Fair Complex, Pazhou, Guangzhou

We hope to see you there!

 

CMT Materials to Showcase HYTAC® Syntactic Foam Plug-Assist Materials at K 2019 Exhibition

CMT Materials, the leading provider of plug-assist materials for the thermoforming industry, will showcase its range of HYTAC® syntactic foams at the upcoming K 2019 exhibition, which runs Oct. 16-23, in Düsseldorf, Germany. In Hall 3/G83, CMT Materials will highlight the latest innovative plug-assist materials – HYTAC C1R and HYTAC XTL – which have recently enjoyed strong market acceptance.

“We continue to see strong growth for copolymer and thermoplastic plug materials as the global plastics packaging market continues to evolve and grow throughout the world,” said Terry Woldorf, Managing Director for CMT Materials.

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CMT Field Notes: AMI Thin Wall Packaging 2018

The Circular Economy for plastics is moving forward in Europe, but challenges remain.

For the first time in recent memory, the AMI Thin Wall Packaging conference did not contain a single paper on coffee capsules. Perhaps this is because the consultancy has established a stand-alone conference to monitor the ubiquitous and troublesome pods (scheduled next in the US in Atlanta in March). There is still plenty of thermoforming in this sector, however, as the recent expansion of Phoenix Packaging in Virginia suggests. This year’s conference in Cologne, Germany featured a heavy focus on the circular economy and what it means for the plastics industry. To be sure, there are both opportunities and threats. But after two days of talks and debate, it became evident that the circular economy is not a natural phenomenon. Even as it gains momentum, it will require sustained, global efforts to truly disrupt the seemingly immovable forces of consumer demand and market capitalism.

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