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and its logotype, are registered trade-may be reproduced in any form or by any meanswithout prior written permission of the publisher,copyright holder.Opinions of the authors are theirown, and the publishers cannot be held responsiblefor opinions or representations of any unsolicited is registered in the USPatent and Trademark Office (Registration no.QUARTERLYTECHNICAL SECTIONChairmans Technical Article:The Effect of Sheet Sag on Radiant Energy Transmission in Ther.19Determining the Effect of Corner Radius on Container the 3 Ms of 101:....32Troubleshooting the Extrusion Process: A Systematic Approach to Solving THERMOFORMING PARTS COMA major highlight of the Thermoforming Conferenceis the Parts Competition and Showcase.Thecompetitions panel of judges
six industry professionalsfrom the cut-sheet and roll-fed industries
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