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SPE Thermoforming Quarterly®

First Quarter 2022

Designer’s Corner: The View from Europe

How do we increase productivity via cycle speed while at the same time improving part quality? To know how this works, you must first understand the basics in thermoforming.

Film is cycled through the machine. With each cycle, the foil (sheet) is heated by the main heating tunnel with upper and lower heating zones to the desired sheet temperature…

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First Quarter 2022

Learning About Dry Molded Fiber

Dry molded fiber is not a material, a machine, or a product; it’s a technology, a method, just like thermoforming of plastics. The technology is patented by PulPac and the first patents, were filed in 2016. The IP revolves around a novel production method, dry molded fiber, which is a method of manufacturing three-dimensionally shaped cellulose articles formed from dry fibers with air as a carrying medium and pressed using a heated mold…

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