News | May 7, 2018

Productive Plastics To Hold Plastic Thermoforming Product Development Summit On June 20, 2018 In Natick MA

The 2018 Plastic Thermoforming Product Development Summit will be hosted by Productive Plastics, Inc., a leading heavy gauge plastic thermoforming company, in the Natick, MA on June 20, 2018. A 3D printer will be given away at this event.

Mount Laurel, NJ (PRWEB) - Productive Plastics, a leading heavy gauge plastic thermoforming contract manufacturer, will host the 2018 Plastic Thermoforming Product Development Summit – From Design to Finished Assembly in the Natick Boston-Metro West area on Wednesday June 20, 2018. Technical presentations from industry experts will cover plastic thermoforming manufacturing, thermoplastic materials, industrial design, industrial finishing, tooling and mold construction, and structural adhesives and bonding. Along with networking and a question and answer session, attendees will have a chance to win a 3D printer.

Online registration for this event is now open. The cost to attend is $50, but if registration is completed by Tuesday May 15, 2018, the cost is only $35. View Productive Plastics' event page ( for more detailed information about this summit. Along with networking and a question and answer session, attendees will have a chance to win a 3D printer. A continental breakfast and catered lunch are included.

The following presentations will be made: 

  • Custom Plastic Thermoforming - John Zerillo, VP Sales / Principal, Productive Plastics
  • Extrusion Process and Material Selection - Eric B. Lattanner, Business Development Manager, Spartech
  • Design for Thermoforming Key Considerations - Scott Ryan, IDSA, President, Brownlie Design
  • Tooling Development - Fritz Borke, Borke Mold and Bay State Cast Products
  • Industrial Finishing - John Snyder, PPG Paints
  • Structural Adhesives and Tapes - John Petrauskas, Ellsworth Adhesives (ITW)

Attendees will include product designers, engineers, and procurement professionals. Participants can expect to gain insight on the following topics: 

  • Understand the features, benefits, and limitations of the heavy gauge plastic thermoforming process
  • Make a clear assessment of when thermoforming is the right solution for an application
  • Learn how thermoforming compares to other production processes
  • Get pro tips on how to design an application to take full advantage of the benefits of plastic thermoforming
  • Consider post production processes such as finishing, attachment point bonding, and assembly

"This summit brings together top plastic thermoforming industry experts," said John Zerillo, Productive Plastics Principal and Vice-President of Sales. “Anyone using or considering using thermoforming to manufacture heavy gauge plastic components in their products will benefit greatly by attending.”

About Productive Plastics 
Headquartered in Mt. Laurel, NJ and established in 1955, Productive Plastics offers thermoformed plastic components through pressure thermoforming and vacuum forming. Productive Plastics is a leading contract manufacturer of heavy gauged thermoformed parts for medical equipment, transportation, kiosk, industrial, and plastic enclosure markets. For more information, please visit or call 856-778-4300.


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