Thermoforming Workshops at Penn College: June 2014

Next month, CMT Materials will be participating in the annual National Hands-On Thermoforming Workshops at Penn College in Williamsport, PA. As a supporter of the program and of thermoforming industry, we are pleased to present new developments in syntactic foam plug assist materials for both heavy gauge and thin gauge thermoforming.

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CMT Field Notes: 2014 Hands-On Heavy Gauge Thermoforming Seminar

CMT participated in the 5th annual National Hands-On Heavy Gauge Thermoforming Workshop at Pennsylvania College of Technology (Penn College) in Williamsport, PA.  As in previous years, CMT supported the workshop with presentations on syntactic foam plug assist materials and a product demo.    

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CMT Field Notes: 2014 Thin Gauge Thermoforming Workshop

Penn College of Technology, Williamsport, PA

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Celebrating the World (Thermoformed) Cup

We have distribution partners all over the world which complicates matters during the World Cup, at least in terms of who to support now that the US is out of the competition. Let’s take a look at where our partners are based and who is left in the World Cup:

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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 at uVu Technologies in Boca Raton, FL. We will publish our data in the near future – stay tuned.

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CMT Materials exhibits at Plastimagen and Thin Wall Europe

It’s usually at this time of the year when you realize how quickly time has passed. Shorter days and longer nights coupled with planning and forecasting for 2015 mean that 2014 is starting to appear in the rear-view mirror. That said, we aren’t finished just yet with our calendar of events for this year.

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A View of Thermoforming from Latin America

Last week CMT participated in the 2014 Plastimagen exhibition and conference at the Centro Banamex in Mexico City. Due to widespread protests in the capital, attendance at the event was mixed in the sense that there were several pronounced lulls in activity. Organizers and exhibitors felt that the demonstrations led to traffic problems which caused disruptions to schedules. That said, the buzz for thermoforming at the show was generally positive and many attendees arrived late in the evening (the show hours were 1pm – 8pm). Through conversations in different booths and in the hallways, there was a sense that Latin American demand has been pent-up during 2014. Many processors talked about new projects for 2015 that should unlock the potential for more machinery, tooling and equipment.

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Field Notes: 9th Annual Thin Wall Packaging Conference Europe

The City of Cologne in Germany is renowned for its famed “Dom”, the imposing cathedral with twin spires that managed to survive Allied bombing during World War II. During the month of December, the city is also known across Europe for its “Weihnachtsmarkt” or Night Christmas Markets. With locals and tourists milling around temporary outdoor structures containing everything from wintry clothes to local cuisine to hot mulled wine (“Gluhwein”), the spirit of the season arrives at the beginning of December. It is also the time of year when around 200 packaging professionals gather at the Maritim Hotel for the annual Thin Wall Packaging Conference.

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Thermoforming in 2015: A Year Full of Events

Those of us blessed enough to live in the Northeast or Midwest US are enjoying a wonderful blast of Arctic air, just to remind us that cozy fireplaces and holiday cheer are now a thing of the past… Out with 2014 and into 2015 we go.

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Countdown to NPE 2015

NPE 2015 is almost here. Along with about 60,000 others, we will spend the week in Orlando among global plastics processors. We are in Booth 215 West so be sure to stop by during your tour of the show.

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