Innovative Tooling Materials for Thermoforming

CGP Europe manufactures a complete line of high quality, innovative tooling materials used in the thermoforming industry.

What is Opti-form® ?


OPTI-FORM® is a the plug assist family materials developed by CGP Europe to combine the toughness of engineering thermoplastics with the low thermal conductivity of a syntactic foam. OPTIFORM® Plug assists will resist the chips and dings associated with production abuse while reducing mark-off and sticking of difficult to process polymers. OPTI-FORM® Materials maintains the high thermal stability required to process today’s thermoformed polymers. In addition, OPTI-FORM® Materials eliminates the machining difficulties of conventional syntactic foams.

The range of product that does not produce dust during machining and finishing of plugs !

Innovative Material for plug assist CGP Europe B1X F2X Thermoforming materials
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Applications


OPTI-FORM® may be used in a wide variety of applications on sheet-fed, rotary, or in-line machines. It may also be used with most commonly thermoformed materials, and has proven quite effective with polypropylene and other polyolefins. With PP & PET we will give better productivity than any other epoxy syntactic.

WHAT IS PLUG ASSIST ?


The Plug Assist family of products is the world’s leading choice of plug materials for use with thin and heavy gauge materials. Thermoset and thermoplastic syntactic plug assist materials, along with unique solid polymers and custom designs for the heavy gauge industry are available to meet the needs of a wide variety of temperature, application, plastic choice and part clarity requirements. Properly selected, the right plug material and design improve material distribution, part clarity, machining effort, and overall product quality.

Plug assist material by CGP Europe - Innovative material for thermoforming B1X FX2

B2X opti-form®


B2X is the plug assist material to combine the toughness of engineering thermoplastics with the low thermal conductivity of a syntactic foam. Plug assists made from B2X will resist the chips and dings associated with production abuse while reducing mark-off and sticking of difficult to process polymers. B2X maintains the high thermal stability required to process today’s thermoformed polymers. In addition, B2X eliminates the machining difficulties of conventional syntactic foams. This product does not produce dust during machining and finishing of plugs.

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F2X opti-form®


F2X is the plug assist material to combine the toughness of engineering thermoplastics with the low thermal conductivity of a syntactic foam. Plug assists made from F2X will resist the chips and dings associated with production abuse while reducing mark-off and sticking of difficult to process polymers. F2X maintains the high thermal stability required to process today’s thermoformed polymers. In addition, F2X eliminates the machining difficulties of conventional syntactic foams. This product does not produce dust during machining and finishing of plugs.

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Chinaplas 2018 – Meet CGP Asia on our booth 2S21 !

Chinaplas is the largest plastics and rubber trade fair in Asia and widely recognized by the industry as one of the most influential exhibitions in the world. The rapid development of science and technology has dramatically increased the range of applications of plastics and rubber in various manufacturing sectors.

CGP ASIA innovative material for plug assist

CGP Europe at ILLIG open doors 2018

Illig machine manufacturer of thermoforming open their door in June 2018. Interesting machine with a lot of technology, happy to see them using plug assist materials ! Thanks to them for the organisation.

CGP Europe at Open doors ILLIG