Vacuum forming machine Ridat delivers thermoforming technology to French merchandising group

Editor: Alexander Stark

UK — Thermoforming equipment manufacturer Ridat has strengthened its presence in France with a major commission from merchandising specialist Marie-Laure PLV Merchandising Group.

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4030AVF with Sheet fed
4030AVF with Sheet fed
(Source: Ridat)

Ridat has recently supplied a 4030AVF Vacuum Forming Machine with Duplex Heater with Auto Sheet Feed to Marie-Laure PLV Merchandising Group’s Creaplast site near Evreux, France. The order followed an initial delivery of a Ridat 4030AVF machine in 2018. The group now ordered a second machine with automatic sheet loading and product removal.

Marie-Laure PLV Merchandising Group has also reaffirmed its confidence in Ridat’s technology by commissioning a larger Ridat 6040AVF machine for Creaplast. The manufacturer's AVF range is designed for consistent production of thicker materials and can be used with all common thermoforming materials between 0.5-12 mm in thickness.

Models in the Ridat AVF range use upper and lower ceramic heaters to ensure a balanced temperature distribution to minimise material stress. The dual ceramic heaters also enable a wide variety of materials such as PVC, PS, APET, GPET, HDPE, ABS, Styrolux, Barex and K-Resin to be used in the machines.

The duplex heater system featured on Ridat AVF models enables even thick materials to be heated with minimum material stress, whilst also providing the flexibility to use the optimal heating pattern appropriate to the material and the product being formed.