Beaumont Issued Patent for Therma-flo Technology

Plastics Business

The US Patent & Trademark Office issued Beaumont a patent for its Therma-flo™ technology on Aug. 4, making Therma-flo the first technology with a method and systems patent for characterizing the injection moldability of plastic materials.

The Erie, Pennsylvania-based manufacturer initally developed Therma-flo to measure and quantify how a polymer flows through a mold under a wide range of cavity and/or runner thicknesses/diameters. It is part of a fully integrated and semi-automated test cell at Beaumont that includes the Therma-flo moldometer tooling, a high-performance injection molding machine with specially developed controls and a high-speed data collection system.

For more information, visit www.beaumontinc.com/therma-flo.