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Sonics featured on History Channel TV show May 9


Sonics featured on History Channel’s “Modern Marvels” TV Show

Ultrasonic Plastic Welding Equipment and Technology Showcased on May 9 episode

(April 24, 2007 - Newtown, CT USA) Sonics & Materials, Inc., manufacturers of plastics welding equipment, will be featured in an upcoming episode of the History Channel’s “Modern Marvels” TV show. A film crew from the show came on location and spent a day at Sonics’ Newtown headquarters to interview the founder of the company, who holds the original patent for the process of ultrasonic plastics welding, and to film various types of plastics welding operations.

“Modern Marvels,” which airs Wednesdays on the History Channel,  celebrates “ingenuity, invention and imagination brought to life on a grand scale, and tells the fascinating stories of the doers, dreamers and sometime-schemers who created everyday items, technological breakthroughs and man-made wonders,” according to their web site at . Robert Soloff, the president and founder of Sonics, discovered the process of welding rigid plastics with ultrasonics, in 1963 and was awarded the corresponding patent in 1965.

At press time, the air date is scheduled for May 9, 10:00 p.m. EST and the episode will focus on welding, with segments to include underwater welding, explosion welding, arc welding and ultrasonic welding. The ultrasonic segment is set to show how ultrasonic welding joins plastic parts together through the use of (mostly) inaudible sound waves, electrical energy and vibrations, and how it is widely used today in the manufacture of many everyday items such as appliances, automobiles, toys, medical devices and textiles. Real-world ultrasonic welding equipment and applications will be demonstrated, along with spin welding and ultrasonic tube sealing techniques.

Sonics was founded by Mr. Soloff in 1969 and in addition to plastics assembly equipment, also manufactures ultrasonic liquid processors. Over the intervening 40+ years, Mr. Soloff has accrued another 11 patents in groundbreaking technology for both these fields.

About Sonics

Since 1969, Sonics & Materials, Inc. has been a world leader in the field of 40-, 20- and 15 kHz ultrasonic welding technology, large-part linear vibration welding systems, spin welding machines, and other plastics joining methods. The company, which is ISO 9001 certified, designs and builds a complete line of hand-held, bench-top and semi-automated plastics assembly systems, and offers in-house application assistance, materials testing laboratory service, global sales and distribution network, on-site field service and the industry’s most advanced welding systems. Automotive, industrial, medical, packaging, toy, appliance, consumer and synthetic textile manufacturers around the world use Sonics’ standard or customized equipment to weld the full spectrum of commodity and engineering polymers.


Sonics & Materials, Inc., 53 Church Hill Road, Newtown, CT  06470, USA

Phone: (203) 270-4600, Fax: (203) 270-4610, Toll Free in USA: (800) 745-1105

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Sonics and Sonics & Materials are registered in U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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