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Technology of Thermoforming (eBook)

Copyright: 1996
ISBN: 9783446402478
PDF: 882 pages
$249.99 (US)


Definitions, History, Methods, and Equipment. Polymeric Materials. Heating the Sheet. Stretching the Sheet. Cooling and Trimming the Part. Molds. Parts Design. Producing Sheet and Film. Latest Technologies. Set-Up Protocols, Trouble-shooting, and the Economics of Thermoforming.


This book provides comprehensive information on thermoforming principles and processes. It introduces students, as well as engineers and technicians, with experience in this field, to this area of plastics manufacturing. The reader will find extensive information on thermoforming-related subjects, from materials’ properties and processing data, to machines, tools, and trouble shooting.

“...balances practical hints with the application of engineering and computational principles.”
Sci-Tech News

Author Info:

Throne, J.

Jim Throne is now doing business as Sherwood Technologies, Dunedin Florida. His consultancy focuses on advanced plastics processing technologies, including thermoforming, foam processing and rotational molding.

He was a Fellow of the SPE, Fellow of IoM3 (England), and Chartered Scientist (England). He was SPE Thermoformer of the Year 2000. He received the first Lifetime Achievement Award from the SPE European Thermoforming Division in 2004 for his technical contributions to the international thermoforming industry. In 2004, he was inducted into the Plastic Pioneers Association.

Mr. Throne has published 10 books in polymer processing, including four in thermoforming and two in thermoplastic foam processing. He holds nine U.S. patents, including two in thermoplastic foams and a fundamental one in thermoforming CPET. He has written more than a dozen technical book chapters and has published and presented nearly 200 technical papers. He was Technical Editor of SPE Thermoforming Quarterly and Editor of SPE Rotational Molding Division Newsletter.
Mr. Throne has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Case Institute of Technology. His MChE and PhD in Chemical Engineering are from University of Delaware.