Advanced Thermoforming: Methods, Machines and Materials, Applications and Automation (Wiley Series on Polymer Engineering and Technology)

Advanced Thermoforming: Methods, Machines and Materials, Applications and Automation (Wiley Series on Polymer Engineering and Technology)

By: Sven Engelmann (author)Hardback

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This guide gives an overview and insight into the advanced technology of thermoforming, discussing different processes and applications. It reveals the possibilities of thermoforming from forming, filling, and sealing processes, to using thermoforming technology for cost saving purposes and maximum efficiency. Its coverage addresses the simulation of formed parts as well as applications of technical parts and packaging. The reader is guided through the path of development, design, machine and mold technology and production, as well as the latest innovations, from thermoformed bottles to fully automated assembly lines.

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About Author

Sven Engelmann is the Director of Polymer Technology at Gerhard Schubert GmbH, where he leads the development of thermoforming technology. He is also a lecturer on thermoforming at the University of Stuttgart and the Aalen University of Applied Sciences in Germany.

Contents

Preface xi 1. Introduction 1 2. Basics of Thermoforming and Thermoplastics 5 3. Production of Semifinished Products, Extrusion, and Coextrusion 12 4. Introduction to Technical Parts 28 5. Antenna Radome Manufacturing 29 6. Fuel Tank Production on Sheet Machines 33 7. Automotive Body and Commercial Vehicle Applications 41 8. Production of Refrigerator Liners 48 9. Paint Replacement in Automotive Applications 61 10. Motor Air Intake Made from PA 6 GF 15 70 11. Sanitary Equipment (Sheet Machine) 72 12. Thermoforming and Milling of Large-Scale Formed Parts (Sheet Machine) 76 13. Changeover of Sheet Machines 84 14. Chromed Parts 92 15. Applications in Aircraft and Mass Transportation 94 16. High-Quality and Fully Transparent Products (Sheet Machines) 103 17. Deco Molding and Multi-deco Molding 106 18. Automotive Body Parts Made of PA + ABS 119 19. Softfeel Made from ABS/TPU Material 121 20. Introduction to Packaging 124 21. Optimizing a Thermoforming Process for Packaging 125 22. Analysis of Thermoforming Films 137 23. Advanced Analysis of Thermoforming Films 144 24. Analysis of Thermoformed Products 151 25. Analysis of Completely Formed, Filled, and Sealed Containers 160 26. Automated Packaging 167 27. Production of Flowerpots 179 28. Steel Rule Die Punching 197 29. Production of Meat Trays 200 30. Multilayer Films for Thermoforming Applications 208 31. PET in Thermoforming Applications 211 32. Thermoformed Packaging Made of PLA 227 33. Peel and Reseal 232 34. Foam Packaging with PP and PS 250 35. Blister Packaging of Syringes 257 36. The Production of Drinking Cups 264 37. Ultrasonic Sealing and Cutting in Thermoforming 287 38. Understanding the Brittle Behavior of Polystyrene Cups 293 39. Preprinted Film for Lid Thermoforming 308 40. Flexible Films 311 41. Simulation 316 42. Recycling 324 Glossary 328 Index 329

Product Details

  • publication date: 29/06/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780470499207
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9780470499207
  • weight: 638
  • ISBN10: 0470499206

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