Hands on thermoforming workshop 2020

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Wednesday 18th March 2020  10.00h – 18.00h
Starling Hotel Geneva, Switzerland

This workshop will not only give you more understanding on fundamentals of thermoforming but it enables you to learn about all different thin and heavy gauge thermoforming technologies and you will be able to discuss details directly with SPE thermoforming experts.

Learn more about the fundamentals of thermoforming with our Instructors:

Mark Strachan’s career in the Packaging Industry started in 1982 while serving his apprenticeship as an Electronics Engineer for Metal Box South Africa and soon after started his own plastics blister manufacturing business (PacMark, CC.) which later included the production of plastic cups for the airline catering business. He held Engineering and Production Management positions at large plastics packaging manufacturing firms in Europe with the intention to gain valuable hands on experience in both the thermoforming and extrusion processes. He later moved to the USA where he worked with numerous thermoforming and extrusion machinery OEMS such as Commodore Machine Company, Berlyn Extruders and Sencorp Systems, in the capacity of Thermoforming and Extrusion Product Specialist. Mark was responsible for new developments, commissioning and training of their customers around the world. During the past 32 years, Mark has gained valuable experience in the Plastics Thermoforming and Extrusion Industry Mark has been presenting the thin gauge thermoforming workshop at the SPE Thermoforming Conference since 2008.

TBA – more info will be available soon

Training Course Programme 2020


10:00 - 13:00
Heavy Gauge
  • Basics of Plastics
  • Extrusion Technology
  • Thermoforming principles
  • Vacuum forming
  • High Pressure forming
  • Twin sheet formin
10:00 - 13:00
13:00 - 14:00
13:00 - 14:00
14:00 - 17:00
Thin Gauge
  • Feeding and Heating the sheet
  • Forming the Part
  • Fundamentals of Thin Gauge thermoforming
  • Overview of Trimming and Stacking
  • Importance of Design
  • Presentation and discussion of Cases
  • Workshop
14:00 - 17:00
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