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.
Number 1 on the hot topic of conversation list at the CMT booth was HYTAC®-C1R copolymer plug assist material. This very durable, high friction product provides excellent results for deep draw products and challenging part geometries. C1R’s great optical results with clear Polypropylene was also recognized in multiple discussions.