SPE Announces Winners of Annual Thermoforming Conference Parts Competition

CAROL STREAM, IL—The SPE Thermoforming Division has announced the winners of its annual parts competition. The awards were presented during the Thermoforming Division’s annual conference, held last week in Milwaukee, WI. This year’s winners are:

  • “People’s Choice.” Plastics Unlimited, for the “Versatile tractor cab roof.”
  • Roll Fed Thin Gauge Industrial – Gold. Placon, for the “Orthofix.”
  • Roll Fed Thin Gauge Industrial – Silver. Placon, for the “Paclock.”
  • Roll Fed Thin Gauge Food – Gold. Lindar Corporation, for the “Simply secure tamper obvious hinge package.”
  • Roll Fed Thin Gauge Food – Silver. Placon, for the “Homefresh entrée.”
  • Roll Fed Thin Gauge Recycled/Sustainable – Gold. CMI Plastics, for the “Hoppe’s black gun cleaning kit.”
  • Cut Sheet Heavy Gauge Vacuum Forming – Gold. Profile Plastics, for the “Neonatal intensive care unit.”
  • Cut Sheet Heavy Gauge Vacuum Forming – Silver. Say Plastics, for the “Door assembly.”
  • Cut Sheet Heavy Gauge Pressure Forming – Gold. Ray Products, for the “Stratasys 3D printer.” 
  • Cut Sheet Heavy Gauge Pressure Forming – Silver. Profile Plastics, for the “Motor drive cover.” 
  • Heavy Gauge Twin Sheet – Gold. Profile Plastics, for the “Beverage dispensing equipment lid.”
  • Cut Sheet Heavy Gauge TPO – Gold . Kal Plastics, for the “Cab-over front cap.”
  • Cut Sheet Heavy Gauge Parts Produced with Automation and New Technology – Gold. Wilbert Plastics, for the “Medical assembly MRI.”

“This year’s Parts Competition entries really pushed the boundaries in each category,” noted Travis Kieffer, 2019 SPE Thermoforming Parts Competition Chair. “The quantity of submissions doubled this year, and the Division is particularly pleased with their quality.”

More information is available at https://thermoformingdivision.com or by contacting Lesley Kyle at 1-914-671-9524 or lesley@openmindworks.com.

THE SPE THERMOFORMING DIVISION is a technical chapter of the Society of Plastics Engineers, based in Bethel, CT. The Thermoforming Division’s mission is to facilitate the advancement of thermoforming technologies through education, application, promotion and research. The Division hosts an annual educational conference and publishes an award-winning technical journal, SPE Thermoforming Quarterlyâ. The Division has also funded over $275K in equipment grants and tens of thousands of dollars in undergraduate scholarships since it was first formed. For more information, please visit https://thermoformingdivision.com.