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Advanced Thermoforming

Methods, Machines and Materials, Applications, Automation, Sustainability, and the Circular Economy

Engelmann, Sven


2. Auflage August 2023
432 Seiten, Hardcover

ISBN: 978-1-119-66605-9
John Wiley & Sons

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Overview of advanced technologies in thermoforming including forming, filling, and sealing processes, and practical applications in various industries

Advanced Thermoforming offers an overview of and new insights into thermoforming by comparing current and new standards for forming and mold technologies, presenting concepts from the practitioner's perspective in a case-study format showing the possibilities of automated processes, reviewing the forming, filling, sealing processes, and applications of technical parts and packaging.

The reader is guided along the path of design and development for machine and mold technologies and production processes. Along with updated content, this revised Second Edition adds new coverage of sustainability in packaging, circular economy principles, mold technology, electromotive applications, and developments in new polymeric materials. The text opens thermoforming to new applications and demands on plastic parts by covering advances in thermoforming machines, molds, and automation.

Advanced Thermoforming covers topics such as:
* Basics of thermoforming and thermoplastics, production of semifinished products, extrusion, and coextrusion
* Introduction to both heavy and thin gauge thermoforming
* New approaches for more sustainable rigid packaging through thermoforming
* Fuel tank production on sheet machines, automotive body and commercial vehicle applications, and production of refrigerator liners
* Sustainability and circular economy principles in thermoforming

Presenting an impressive variety of advanced thermoforming technologies in a very readable form, Advanced Thermoforming is an essential reference for polymer and plastics engineers as well asprocessors, technical engineers, R & D managers, new product development managers, automotive engineers, technicians, and equipment designers.

Foreword xi

Preface to Second Edition xvii

Preface to First Edition xix

Introduction to Second Edition xxi

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. Smart Manufacturing 119

19. Automotive Body Parts Made of PA + ABS 125

20. Softfeel Made from ABS/TPU Material 127

21. Introduction to Packaging 130

22. Optimizing a Thermoforming Process for Packaging 131

23. Analysis of Thermoforming Films 143

24. Advanced Analysis of Thermoforming Films 150

25. Analysis of Thermoformed Products 157

26. Analysis of Completely Formed, Filled, and Sealed Containers 166

27. Automated Packaging 173

28. Production of Flowerpots 185

29. Perforated Fruit and Vegetable Trays Made Easy 203

30. Steel Rule Die Punching 207

31. Production of Meat Trays 210

32. Multilayer Films for Thermoforming Applications 218

33. PET in Thermoforming Applications 221

34. Thermoformed Packaging Made of PLA 237

35. Peel and Reseal 242

36. Foam Packaging with PP and PS 260

37. Blister Packaging of Syringes 267

38. The Production of Drinking Cups 274

39. Approaches for More Sustainable Rigid Packaging Through Thermoforming 297

40. Mold Making for Thermoforming in Packaging 301

41. Ultrasonic Sealing and Cutting in Thermoforming 308

42. Understanding the Brittle Behavior of Polystyrene Cups 314

43. Preprinted Film for Lid Thermoforming 329

44. Flexible Films 332

45. Simulation 337

46. Sustainability and Circular Economy 345

Glossary 395

Index 397
Sven Engelmann is the Director of Packaging Technology and the Thermoforming Technology Center at Illig Maschinenbau GmbH Co. KG in Germany. He is also a lecturer on thermoforming at the Aalen University of Applied Sciences in Germany.

S. Engelmann, Aalen University of Applied Sciences, Germany