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ATI strikes gold with bowling pinsetter production


September 26, 2014 12:30 pm ET

Heavy-duty equipment used to arrange and re-set bowling pins netted three awards for Associated Thermoforming Inc. in the parts competition at the Society of Plastics Engineers Thermoforming Conference.

Developments in capstocks for appearance, mechanical properties


September 26, 2014 10:40 am ET

Thermoforming Conference attendees learned the latest about capstocks, to improve cosmetics and mechanical properties of sheet.

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Hylton honored by SPE Thermoforming Division


September 26, 2014 10:36 am ET

Donald Hylton, a thermoforming consultant and university researcher, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Plastics Engineers Thermoforming Division.

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Swiss thermoforming machinery firm WM Wrapping setting up US office


September 25, 2014 2:21 pm ET

Thermoforming industry veteran Kent Johansson has a new gig: Running a U.S. facility for Swiss sheet line and thermoforming machinery maker WM Wrapping Machinery SA.

Thermoformers may benefit from centralized pumps


September 25, 2014 2:02 pm ET

The thermoforming industry has grown up using individual vacuum pumps on each machine for vacuum forming, but companies should consider centralized pumps — a concept just like the commonly used central air compressors, according to an official of a pump manufacturer.

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New ideas can come from small efforts, not just single brainstorming session


September 25, 2014 10:53 am ET

A company can get stuck when they get big and successful — executives can fall in love with their mission statements, Christian Majgaard, a former longtime executive of Danish toymaker Lego A/S told thermoforming industry leaders.

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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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Par-Pak Europe buys Holfeld Plastics


September 10, 2014 1:58 pm ET

Holfeld Plastics Ltd., the Ireland-based packaging manufacturer, has been bought by Par-Pak Europe (PPE) for an undisclosed sum.

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