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HYTAC® Syntactic Foam vs Aluminum Plug Assists

There are many options available to thermoformers when it comes to plug assist materials. Wood, Nylon, tooling board, Syntactic Foam and Aluminum are among the most popular. The top-of-the-line options being Syntactic Foam and Aluminum. Though they are both excellent products, each has its pros and cons. Understanding these characteristics can help you make sure […]

2021 SPE Thermoforming Conference – Grand Rapids, MI

2021 SPE Thermoforming Conference: Grand Rapids After a year of shutdowns, speculation and doubt, the thermoforming industry converged on Grand Rapids, MI for its bi-annual SPE Thermoforming Conference. In a normal year, the SPE conference serves as an opportunity to network with industry colleagues or perhaps see the unveiling of new products. This year however, […]

CMT Materials: Essential & Sustainable

    In March of 2020, the Coronavirus Pandemic hit the U.S. and changed life as we knew it. Face masks, social distancing, curbside pick-up, and food delivery became the new normal. As businesses were forced to close while Shelter-in-Place orders were issued, CMT remained open and operating above our average production level. Why? Because […]

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 […]