Plastic thermoforming resources

What is thermoforming?

Thermoforming is a plastic manufacturing process where a thermoplastic sheet is vacuum formed or pressure formed into a specific shape.

Plastic Thermoforming Process:

thin thermoforming process:  Roll Sheet such as PVC,PET material— Heat—Forming—Cutting—stacking –packaging

PVC film: easy to heat and can be sealed with a sealing machine and high-frequency edge sealing. It is the main raw material for producing transparent plastic products. PVC sheet is a widely used and popular material. PVC film can be divided into environmental protection and non-environmental protection. It can be made into transparent, colorful, anti-static, gold-plated, flocking and other blister packaging products.

PET film:It has good toughness and is a new type of material developed in recent years. With its excellent toughness, high strength, high transparency, and recyclability, it is easy to burn and does not produce harmful gases when burned. It is an environmentally friendly material and gradually banned PVC, but the price is high. It is suitable for high-end blister products.

Thick Thermoforming Process: Cut sheet with size 1*1M or 1*2M—-Heat—Forming—- CNC trimming—-install

Materials of Thermoforming:

• Acrylic (PMMA)
• Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS):One of the most widely used thermoplastic materials,due to its impac strength,rigidity and abrasion resistance.
• Cellulose Acetate
• Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
• High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
• Polypropylene (PP)
• Polystyrene (PS)
• Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

Global Thermoforming  Market

Global Thermoforming as a leading heavy gauge thermoforming company that specializes in thick gauge thermoforming with capabilities of forming up to 1” thick. We’ve formed all types of thermoforming plastics in our industry and have helped our customers form their ideas into solutions they never dreamed of.


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Their Project:

Manufacturing Custom Thermoforming Solutions Since 1955

Productive Plastics is more than just a plastic thermoforming manufacturer. We strive to be a trusted advisor throughout the entire product development process from prototype design through the final delivery of your thermoformed components or assembly. Our highly skilled engineers, manufacturing technicians, and support staff will work with your team to develop the right design, material, and process for your industry and needs. Maximizing the advantages of plastic thermoforming and minimizing the cost and production time for your product.

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Universal Plastics is a custom plastic products manufacturer with expertise in a range of processes, including custom thermoforming, injection molding (gas assist and structural foam), and custom blow molding for the medical, aerospace, transportation and general industrial markets.
Across our three custom thermoforming sites, we have:

  • 200,000 sq ft of manufacturing space
  • Strong engineering team with expertise in product design & execution in a variety of industries, experienced in-house tool makers
  • 22 pressure formers; 14 vacuum formers; 53 routing machines, including 26 5-axis trimming machines (full facilities list available upon request)
  • Class A automotive quality high gloss painting services, with state-of-the-art paint booths capable of handling part sizes up to 11’x11’x3′
  • Global supply chain network
  • Designated Minority Owned Business

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For more than 24 years, Custom Plastic Forming has provided the industry-leading plastic forming solutions that industry professionals all over the United States trust. Customers know when they choose our team, they can count on:

While other custom plastic manufacturers specialize in either thin-gauge or heavy-gauge thermoforming, Custom Plastic Forming is proud to offer state-of-the-art solutions through both of these methods.

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At Advanced Plastiform, Inc, we measure our success by our customers’ satisfaction — it’s just that simple. While many plastics manufacturing or thermoforming companies are focused on their profit margins, we focus on your experience as our customer. Our goal is not just to ensure that your experience is acceptable, but that we are able to manage your project efficiently, affordably, and with the highest quality.

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Gregstrom Corporation is a custom rotational molder and heavy gauge thermoformer that adds value to your projects.

For nearly 70 years, Gregstrom Corporation has been building lasting relationships with partners in industries like yours.

As a third-generation, family-owned business, our American-owned company stakes its reputation on a commitment to quality, customer service, and continuous improvement.

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SAY Plastics is a custom plastic solutions contract manufacturer. We are ISO9001-2015 certified in the design, manufacture and assembly of thermoformed plastic parts and components. We work with companies who are uncertain what process is right for their new project. Our customers tell us that other suppliers’ lack of design expertise coupled with a general approach that all projects are the same causes upfront concerns that their project is not getting the attention it deserves. SAY Plastics works closely with our customers to ensure no detail is left out.

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With so much riding on your plastic parts, the last thing you need is a manufacturer who’s just winging it.
Manufacturing a successful plastic part first requires exceptional design. The right design ultimately leads to better manufacturing processes and superior end products.

Profile Plastics specializes in design assistance for highly detailed cosmetic parts that demand close tolerances. But that’s just the beginning of the Profile Plastics advantage.

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ATI’s expertise in forming complex, heavy gauge thermoformed parts is well known in the industry. We specialize in a variety of custom thermoforming processes, including vacuum forming, pressure forming, and twin sheet forming. We apply these processes to manufacturing a wide variety of custom plastic parts, for a wide variety of industries.

Since 1977, Associated Thermoforming has been an industry leader among thermoforming companies, creating innovative solutions for diverse requirements. The materials we work with are HEAVY GAUGE, CUT SHEET. The thickness ranges from .040″ up to .500″, in a wide variety of resins. We tool and manufacture large, structural, and decorative thermoformed parts for a varying group of industries, typically large quantities. The list of diverse industries we serve include Aerospace, Medical, Automotive & Transportation, Recreation, Food & Beverage, as well as Computer & Data Storage.

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thick thermoforming products
  • Pactiv Food Service
  • Global Thermoforming
  • Solo Cup
  • Profile Plastics
  • Greenwood Plastics
  • SAY Plastics
  • Engineered Plastic
  • Valk Industries

Thermoforming  Machines Manufacturers:

  • MAAC
  • Brown Machine
  • Cannon
  • Geiss
  • Formech
  • SCM Group
  • Belovac
  • Biesse
  • Tools Factory
  • CN Thermoforming Machine
  • Illig
  • GN
  • Kiefel
  • Gabler
  • Brown
  • DMK
  • Rajoo
  • Erkur
  • WM

16+ Years Manufacturer

  • Adopts Plc Control System and touch screen.
  • PVC,ABS,PC,PE Sheet.etc (2-10mm).
  • Heat system: up and down heat system.
  • Max Forming Area: 4000*2500*1000(mm).
  • Aircraft tray tables, window shade liners, galley pans, seat backs, miscellaneous interior covers.
  • Truck bedliners,truck caps,tonneau covers,bug shields,rain guards, floor mats,dash kits.
  • Headliners, cargo liners, door watershields, dash insulators, flooring, package trays/shelves.
  • Bumper fascias, running boards, spare tire covers, ground effects, wheel wells, gas tanks.
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