thermoforming


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thermoforming

[′thər·mə‚fȯrm·iŋ]
(engineering)
Forming of thermoplastic sheet by heating it and then pulling it down onto a mold surface to shape it.

thermoforming

The forming of thermoplastics as a result of the application of heat that softens the material.
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Conor Carlin has served on the SPE Thermoforming Division's board of directors for eight years, as SPE membership chair, and in 2007 took over as managing editor of division's flagship publication, Thermoforming Quarterly.
Earlier this year, the technology was debuted by Ceramicx's US distributor, Weco, at the triennial NPE trade show for plastics processors in Orlando, Florida, primarily due to the benefits it offers plastics thermoforming machinery manufacturers.
Compared with standard PP foam, using Ecocell in thermoformed microwaveable bowls reduces cycle times and decreases thermoforming temperatures by as much as 200[degrees]F, for 25% lower energy usage.
We are not aware of any earlier studies of structure development or particle reinforcement pertaining to thermoforming.
A gala awards dinner is always one of the highlights at the SPE Thermoforming Division's annual conference, and the celebration at the group's 25th such event, held Sept.
Manufacturer of thermoforming and printing equipment, Wifag-Polytype, and technology company, Avantium, are working together on thermoformed products from 100 percent bio-based PEF (polyethylene furanoate).
Tech II's approach to expanding its business this year was a tad more daring and splashy: It decided to get into thermoforming, and not by taking baby steps either.
Thermoforming is the process of heating a thermoplastic sheet and using vacuum or compressed air to form the sheet to a mold and later trim to size each individual cavity.
Thermoforming is all about getting the right heat to the right place at the right time.
A novel thermoforming process developed by LRM Industrial LLC, Rockledge, Fla., a joint venture of Nova Chemicals and Envirokare Tech Inc., makes large parts in one step without roll stock or cut sheet.
Many "rigid containers" may now seem a bit less rigid, as packaging producers and their customers take advantage of not just thin-wall injection molding but also the alternative benefits of thermoforming.
A new printing technique and an energy-saving thermoforming process enable preprinted food trays to be produced easily and cost-effectively.