CMT Blog

CMT Field Notes: Kiefel Packaging Technology Days 2018

Posted by Conor Carlin on 2:27 PM on October 31, 2018

The crisp autumn weather and the changing of the leaves in New England draws visitors from all over the world. From Massachusetts to Maine, people can feast their eyes on famous foliage with blazing reds, golden yellows, and burnished oranges that stretch into the White Mountains up to the Canadian border. But there are other reasons to visit the Northeast at this time of year, especially if you're in the thermoforming industry. Here in our corner of the US, we have our own little ecosystem of thermoforming companies: machinery makers, toolmakers, die makers, and, of course, the most important element of all, the plug assist specialists!

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Topics: plug assists, packaging, Thermoforming

CMT Field Notes: Innovation Takes Root 2018

Posted by Conor Carlin on 8:58 AM on October 8, 2018

“Innovation Takes Root” is a biannual conference hosted by NatureWorks, developer of the Ingeo PLA polymer and the Vercet lactide chemistry platforms. This year marked the sixth such gathering, held in San Diego from September 10-12 with over 250 attendees from 27 countries. Major topics included the continued evolution of the Ingeo platform, circular economy principles, regulatory and legislative developments related to bio-based plastics, PLA use in additive manufacturing, and new developments in single-serve capsules (they’re not just for coffee anymore).

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Topics: PLA, biopolymers, NatureWorks, plug assists, Knowledge

CMT Releases New HYTAC Case Study

Posted by Conor Carlin on 1:37 PM on March 29, 2018

CMT Materials has participated in many important thermoforming studies since our founding in 1998. Working in cooperation with industry and academic partners in North America and Europe, we strive for a data-driven approach to a process that has historically been based on craftsmanship and an iterative trial-and-error approach. In this new case study, Kal Plastics of Vernon, CA, approached CMT with a thorny problem that required collaboration and patience, all while striving to meet the needs of a demanding customer.

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Topics: Thermoforming, plug assists

CMT Materials to Showcase HYTAC® Syntactic Foam Plug-Assist Materials at NPE2018

Posted by CMTUpdate on 4:55 PM on February 27, 2018

 

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Topics: plug assists, Thermoforming, CMT News, NPE

SPE Honors Noel Tessier

Posted by Conor Carlin on 8:08 AM on October 6, 2016

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Thermoforming Division has presented Noel Tessier of CMT Materials, Inc. with its lifetime achievement award.  The honoree was selected by the Division’s Executive Committee, and the award was presented to Mr. Tessier on September 27, during SPE’s Thermoforming Awards Dinner in Schaumburg, IL. For the full press release from SPE, please visit the official website here.

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Topics: Thermoforming, SPE, plug assists, polymers