CMT Springs Forward with Thermoforming Events

“April is the cruellest month,” begins T.S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land.” Eliot was from St. Louis, MO (though he lived much of his life in England) so he was no stranger to bitter winters such as we’ve experienced this year in New England and beyond. But the weather was not his muse in the great poem. We digress…

April may prove to be the busiest month in our calendar of events with travels to Prague for the European Thermoforming Conference and then to Shanghai for Chinaplas 2014. The European Thermoforming Conference is held every two years and draws attendees from around the world. The four main topics of this year’s event will be: Sustainability, Lightweight, Innovation and Competiveness. These are some of our favorite topics as they related to plug-assisted thermoforming so it should be a great conference with a keynote from LEGO of Denmark. In addition to the actual event, we will be attending a hands-on workshop at GN‘s facility in Jihlava, Czech Republic.


Chinaplas returns to Shanghai this year after 2013’s event in Guangzhou. In partnership with our distributor, CMT will be highlighting HYTAC XTL with several thermoformers and toolmakers from China and Taiwan. Our booth number is W1M81.

Let us know if you’re going to be at either event. Stop by by our tabletop in Prague or visit our booth in Shanghai. We’ll report back with field notes from both events.