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Phillip Shelton Tooling Pty Ltd. of Australia will distribute the Hytac line of syntactic foam plug assist materials.

Clare Goldsberry

February 1, 2017

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New distributor for CMT Materials in Australia and New Zealand

CMT Materials Inc. (Attleboro, MA) has announced a new partnership with Phillip Shelton Tooling Pty Ltd. of Australia to distribute the Hytac line of syntactic foam plug assist materials for thermoforming.

“We are very pleased to welcome Phil to our global network,” said Conor Carlin, Sales and Marketing Manager for the company. “Phil has a deep understanding of both toolmaking and thermoforming, which makes him an ideal partner for us in the Oceania region.”

Phillip Shelton is a qualified toolmaker with 40 years’ experience in plastics processing. He has provided consultancy services including product design, mold design and project management for the manufacture of food packaging using both thermoforming and injection molding processes. He has worked with major companies from concept to tool design to full-scale production.

Shelton commented, “I’m very much looking forward to working with the team at CMT. They have proven to be the global leader in plug assist materials for many years.”

CMT Materials specializes in the design and development of syntactic foams. The innovative Hytac family of products has been designed specifically for the thermoforming industry. Plug-assist technology allows plastics processors to reduce starting gauge and cycle times and improve material distribution.

About the Author(s)

Clare Goldsberry

Until she retired in September 2021, Clare Goldsberry reported on the plastics industry for more than 30 years. In addition to the 10,000+ articles she has written, by her own estimation, she is the author of several books, including The Business of Injection Molding: How to succeed as a custom molder and Purchasing Injection Molds: A buyers guide. Goldsberry is a member of the Plastics Pioneers Association. She reflected on her long career in "Time to Say Good-Bye."

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