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New Learning Series on HYTAC Syntactic Foam for Thermoforming

Late last year, we announced that we were putting togther a new series of “learning modules” to help people better understand HYTAC plug materials. The goal was to create short, narrated presentations beginning with some definitions and fundamentals then progressing all the way through to challenging, technical concepts related to the interplay of syntactic foam […]

Thermoforming in Dubai

The inaugural ANTEC Middle East in Dubai drew over 150 attendees from the Gulf Region, Europe, North America and Asia. While the technical program featured papers on technological advances in materials and machinery for a range of plastics processing, break-out workshops allowed for more a conversational approach between the presenters and attendees.

Field Notes: 2014 European Thermoforming Conference – Part 1

Over 200 delegates from 27 countries attended the 9th annual European Thermoforming Conference in the glorious Bohemian capital city that is Prague. The theme of the event was billed as “Forming a Sustainable Future” with major topical focus on innovation and competitiveness. Both heavy-gauge and thin-gauge sectors were well-represented in the technical program.

CMT Field Notes: Chinaplas 2014

CMT recently exhibited at Chinaplas 2014 in Shanghai. With over 130,000 visitors and 3000 exhibitors, this year’s event was the biggest yet. According to some exhibitors, this show could become second only to K in terms of attendance and importance for the plastics industry.

What is this mark on my thermoformed part?

We all know about the variables involved in thermoforming: sheet quality, machine configuration, ambient air temperature, mold design, plug material & geometry, sheet temperature, etc. And we know that there is science behind each of these items. So even after checking everything and documenting everything, why do we still see parts that have to be […]

CMT Field Notes: 2014 Thermoforming Conference

The unofficial count of attendees was right around 800 in the Renaissance Schaumburg Conference Center Hotel for the 2014 SPE Thermoforming Conference. With almost 70 people in the thin-gauge seminar on Monday, CMT presented new information on plug materials and processing techniques, as well as discussing some early results from recent trials with clarified PP […]

CMT Field Notes: Early Thoughts from NPE 2015

We have just wrapped up the first 2 days of NPE 2015 in Orlando, Florida. With almost 60,000 attendees expected, the halls and booths at the show are buzzing with activity. Our booth has been a hive of activity with customers and partners from all over the world coming by to talk about the finer […]