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Thermoforming Technology Group acquires Lyle Industries

Consolidation in the thermoforming machinery sector continues with the announcement by Thermoforming Technology Group LLC (TTG) that it has acquired Lyle Industries of Beaverton, MI, one of the leading...

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DuPont and Reifenhauser Kiefel Extrusion develop new perforation resistant...

A collaboration to improve the efficiency, performance and sustainability of packaging applications between Reifenhauser Kiefel Extrusion and DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers, has resulted in...

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Medical thermoformer Nelipak expands U.S. footprint with Flexpak acquisition

Nelipak Corp. (Cranston, RI) announced today that it has closed on the acquisition of Debond Corp. (dba Flexpak Corp.). The business will be owned by Nelipak and operate under the name of Nelipak...

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Summertime and the grass is green! But how is the lawn & garden market?

The lawn and garden market always springs to life about April or May in many parts of the country, and that's when sales of garden tractors and equipment, lawn mowers, hedge trimmers, and other helpful...

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Say cheese? New whey-based thermoformable barrier coating under development

As far as growth is concerned, the packaging industry has nothing to worry about. Sustainability, however, is another story. And while the need for greener packaging represents a significant market...

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Additive improves thermoforming, foaming properties of PP

Kaneka (Osaka, Japan) has kicked off marketing efforts for a new modifier for polypropylene-based resins. The additive, dosed in small amounts, reportedly enhances the processing and foaming properties...

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Bill Kent named SPE 2014 Thermoformer of the Year

Bill Kent has been named Thermoformer of the Year by the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), Thermoforming Div., and will receive the award at the upcoming Thermoforming Conference, September 15 to...

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High-strength flax-reinforced biocomposite boasts modulus greater than 6 Gpa

Plastics processors are experiencing increased pressure to use sustainable or renewable thermoplastic materials. In automotive applications and in other applications, one method to meet this challenge...

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Structural PET foam cores to be introduced at Orlando show

Structural polyethylene terephthalate (PET) foam cores used in sandwich constructions in the transportation and building and construction fields will be exhibited at CAMX 2014, the Composite and...

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Shipments of primary plastics equipment totaled an estimated $299.3 million...

The U.S. plastics machinery market looked pretty strong for Q2.  Shipments of primary plastics equipment (injection molding, extrusion, blow molding and thermoforming equipment) for reporting companies...

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