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Thick gauge PET Thermoforming with Deep draw container after K Fair


“Professional competence and experience cannot be improvised as they are the result of continuous research, constant growth and development. Our solid and deep roots contribute greatly in shaping our future but our customers are the ones who really push us one step ahead”.


We first launched this concept in September 2016 before the K Fair. At that time we were ready to show our latest technological innovation with punch and die tilting mould technology: THE TWIST 700.


During the Fair, WM Thermoforming Machines received positive feedback from the visitors who were looking into suppliers delivering new tilting mould technology and at the same time enabling them use their existing moulds. In the first quarter of 2017, WM Thermoforming Machines has tested a number of moulds from new potential customers.


But customers always want to look ahead to the future.

The tendency on cups market is to produce PP and PET products with always higher forming depth. With PP it was not a problem to increase the sheet thickness to reach a good stiffness, but only 2 years ago it was difficult to find in the market  1,5 mm PET sheets.


Extrusion makers have progressively developed better machines, and we had the chance to test up to 1,8 mm PET sheet with good results .


During the latest K fair WM Thermoforming Machines closed its first deal for the Twist 700. The customer was impressed by the state-of-the-art technology but he was still looking for something more, he wanted to move one step ahead and wanted to achieve the 2.2mm thermoforming sheet thickness with PET material.

WM Thermoforming Machines loves new challenges but with this very complex request we were doubtful how to produce with such a sheet thickness.


While waiting for the material rolls, WM Thermoforming Machines prepared the machine and started to think about the problems or limitations which could arise, in order to find solutions and prevent any obstacle to reach the final goal.


Finally , after 2 months WM Thermoforming Machines received the 2,2 mm PET sheet and tested the machine with cups 180 mm high .


The machine was ready to do its job and no modification was needed.

The customer was so satisfied with the machine after testing that he could not wait for the delivery by sea freight , and his Twist 700 is now flying by airfreight to its destination.

“ Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, WM makes it happen “