Thermoforming is an area of plastics processing with especially high growth, applying to both production of technical parts as well as for packaging. In the area of plastics packaging, thermoforming is unrivaled as a processing method.
This popular and unparalleled book has been substantially extended and revised in its second edition. New topics include thermoforming tools, decoration in thermoforming, and energy usage in thermoforming.
In addition to the thermoplastic materials, all procedural steps of thermoforming as well as the essential machine types and fundamentals of making tools and molds are described comprehensively and illustrated with practical examples.
This is a practical manual for both beginners and experienced professionals, based on a well-proven teaching program employed in training courses, with detailed descriptions of the principles and processes of thermoforming. It provides an introduction to the topic for students, as well as the fundamental knowledge for deeper treatment of specific problems for working engineers and technicians with practical field experience.
ILLIG Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG is one of the leading manufacturers with the most comprehensive range of machinery and tools for the thermoforming and packaging technology worldwide, with customers in more than 80 countries who produce ambitious and high-precision parts from thermoplastic materials.
Peter Schwarzmann, now retired, was in charge of the product area of sheet processing machines for many years at ILLIG.