CMT Blog

CMT Field Notes: NPE 2018

Posted by Conor Carlin on 3:21 PM on May 21, 2018

Though the official numbers have yet to be released, by many accounts NPE 2018 was the biggest and best ever. 5 full days (okay, 4 full days and a slow 5th day) of new machinery, technologies, and processes, as well as myriad learning and networking opportunities on the show floor and in the multiple technical conferences (ANTEC, Re|Focus) will tire out the most intrepid of plastics professionals. 

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Topics: Thermoforming, packaging, NPE

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: CMT News, Thermoforming, plug assists, NPE

CMT Field Notes: Chinaplas 2017

Posted by Conor Carlin on 12:02 AM on May 25, 2017

The plastics industry’s second biggest exhibition returned to Guangzhou (pop. 14MM) in the Dongguan region of Southern China. This was the 31st Chinaplas Fair and with 13 halls and the organizers were delighted to announced a new record of 155,000 visitors, up 4.5% from last year and 21% from 2015.

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Topics: Company, Thermoforming

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, plug assists, polymers, SPE

CMT Field Notes: Thin Wall Packaging Asia

Posted by CMTUpdate on 5:16 PM on September 29, 2016

AMI, the organizers of the Thin Wall Packaging Conference, chose the city-state of Singapore as the forum for their first foray into South East Asia. As a key member of the Association of South East Asia Nations(ASEAN), Singapore boasts some impressive statistics: #1 investment destination in Asia, #2 most competitive city in the world, and #3 in GDP per capita (IMF data). According to Bloomberg, it’s also the ‘least miserable’ nation in the world, cold comfort for foreign visitors getting used to high prices for food and drink. The former British outpost is now a glittering global financial powerhouse and a hub of trading activity for the region, so it made sense to host a regional conference here. With just under 100 attendees from 25 countries, the maiden event attracted suppliers and processors primarily from Europe and Asia, with only two attendees from North America.

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Topics: Thermoforming, packaging

CMT Ramps Up for World Thermoforming Tour

Posted by Conor Carlin on 10:12 AM on September 1, 2016

Even though September is the last month of Q3, it often feels like the beginning of Q4. Perhaps this due to the end of summer, people returning to work and children returning to school. Or perhaps it's because the tradeshow calendar is jam-packed with events, fairs and conferences. We're making preparations for multiple events on 3 continents over the next few months.

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Topics: CMT News, Thermoforming