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Bill Kent named Thermoformer of the Year


September 18, 2014 12:11 pm ET

Bill Kent flew 6 million miles in a 50-year career at Brown Machine LLC — where he began assembling thermoforming machinery on the factory floor for founder Gaylord Brown, an industry pioneer. On Sept. 17 he was named Thermoformer of the Year.

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Thermoforming conference draws 300 first-time attendees


September 18, 2014 10:39 am ET

The Society of Plastics Engineers Thermoforming Conference drew 814 attendees, according to Jim Arnet, conference chairman.

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SPE Thermoforming Division picks 3 scholarship winners


September 16, 2014 4:25 pm ET

Three college students have earned scholarships through the Society of Plastics Engineers' Thermoforming Division, division officials announced at the Thermoforming Conference in Schaumburg.

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Topcon to cover TPE market


July 28, 2014 1:19 pm ET

The Society of Plastics Engineers' Thermoplastic Elastomers TopCon returns to the Akron, Ohio, area Sept. 16-18, with speakers addressing global market trends and economics, new developments in materials and applications, innovations in design and...

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SPE seeking new managing director


July 7, 2014 4:03 pm ET

The Society of Plastics Engineers has retained Gros Executive Recruiters to help recruit a new managing director.

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Creating, designing and rotomolding a toy that will last


June 27, 2014 2:11 pm ET

Tom Fish loves the rotational molding process, and the Little Tikes Co. creative director uses the sweeping curves capable in the process on new toys.

CNC-machined rotational molds growing, faster to produce


June 24, 2014 3:57 pm ET

Cast aluminum molds remain the most common type for rotational molding, but CNC-machined molds out of a block of aluminum are growing — and are faster to produce, according to industry officials at the SPE Rotational Molding Division's TopCon 2014.

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Economist: Rotomolders growing faster than other structural plastics makers


June 23, 2014 3:31 pm ET

Rotational molders are growing faster than other sectors that make structural plastic parts, economist Peter Mooney said at TopCon 2014, the Society of Plastics Engineers' rotomolding conference.

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A rotomolded, shapely garden planter takes top award at TopCon


June 20, 2014 2:13 pm ET

A garden planter for schools and a sound amplification device for an iPhone that looks like an old-fashioned ear trumpet won top honors in the product design competition at TopCon 2014, sponsored by the Society of Plastics Engineers' Rotational...

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Nanocomposites may be new for plastics, but have a long history


June 17, 2014 12:58 pm ET

"Nanotechnology is not new. The question is, how do we apply nanotechnology to make composite materials with extraordinary properties?”

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