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SPE awards Noel Tessier for thermoforming technology accomplishments


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September 28, 2016 by Canadian Plastics

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Thermoforming Division has awarded industry veteran Noel Tessier with its Lifetime Achievement award.

Tessier, a founding director of Attleboro, Mass.-based thermoforming tooling materials supplier CMT Materials Inc., is a materials scientist with over 35 years of experience in the research and development of composite materials, and the author or co-author of five patents and numerous technical articles and presentations in North America and around the world.

Noel Tessier

Noel Tessier

“Mr. Tessier has had significant impact on the thin gauge thermoforming process, measured by the increasing volumes of thin-walled plastic containers around the world, and by the adoption and growth of third axis plug-assist forming,” said Bret Joslyn, SPE thermoforming division chairperson. “He is a true trailblazer in the thermoforming industry.”

Tessier holds a MSc degree in plastics engineering from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell and a BSc degree  in chemical engineering from Northeastern University. Prior to founding CMT Materials, Tessier worked for Quadrax Corporation, and had responsibility for production, development and quality improvement for all thermoplastic matrix continuous fibre tape products.

Tessier was presented with his award on September 27, during SPE’s Thermoforming Awards Dinner in Schaumburg, Ill.