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Vacuum Forming & Thermoforming

Thermoforming is, at its core, the process of taking a sheet of plastic material, heating it up until its pliable, and forming it to a three-dimensional shape, then trimming and finishing it into a usable product.

We custom make thermoformed products based on client’s design and specifications.The most common Thermoforming/Vacuum Forming materials are High Impact Polystyrene Sheeting (HIPS), transparent acrylic and other materials. Thermoforming/Vacuum Forming common products are including Thin-Gauge thermoformed plastic disposable cups, containers, lids, trays, blisters, clamshells, and other products for the food, medical, and general retail industries, and Thick-Gauge thermoformed plastic vehicle door and dash panels, refrigerator liners, utility vehicle beds, and plastic pallets.

Our facilities are ISO 9001:2008 and ISO TS 16949:2009 certified and have great experience in supplying the US and the European markets, as well as Australian and Mexican markets.
Advantages of the Thermoforming Plastic Sheet Process

  • Extremely adaptive to customer design needs
  • Rapid prototyping development
  • Material and process is optimized for cost effectiveness
  • High-speed production allows for just-in-time shipments
  • Flexible tooling design offers a competitive advantage
  • On-the-fly product enhancements with low additional costs
  • Visually pleasing appearance
  • Weight savings for consumer and manufacturer
  • Wider design scope
  • Lower tooling costs
  • No anticorrosion spray necessary
  • Paintable and colored plastic availability
  • Fully integrated process with limitless flexibility
  • for small to large product designs
What is thermoforming?
Thermoforming is a generic term used to describe a group of processes to produce plastic parts from a flat sheet of plastic under temperature and pressure. A plastic sheet is heated to a pliable forming temperature, formed to a specific shape in a mold, and trimmed to create a usable product. The trimmed material is reground and recycled.

If you are unfamiliar with thermoforming you would be greatly surprised to find out how many thermoformed products you come across in daily life. Thermoforming differs from injection molding, blow molding, rotational molding, as well as other forms of processing plastics.

Contact us to see if your part can be thermoformed.

What are the benefits of thermoforming?
Thermoforming has several advantages over other processes. Thermoforming is efficient and very cost-effective for the production of many plastic parts depending on size, shape, and quantity. Unlike other processes, thermoforming has a much shorter lead time, initial project costs are usually much lower, there is a large freedom of design, small details can be added, pre-colored plastic is available with extensive choice of patterns, textures, and finishes, and provides an excellent part volume/quality ratio.
What is vacuum forming?
Vacuum forming is a process in which a thermoplastic sheet is heated to the appropriate temperature, stretched around or into a mold/pattern, and conformed to the mold by applying vacuum pressure between the mold surface and the plastic sheet. Because heating of the material to be formed is required, vacuum forming is considered a thermoforming process.
What is the difference between thermoforming and vacuum forming?
Vacuum forming is a type of thermoforming; both processes require heating plastic to a malleable temperature and then cooling the plastic into a new form. Vacuum forming is an additional process during thermoforming in which vacuum pressure is used to conform plastic to the mold during forming.

Facility & Equipment for Thermoforming / Vacuum Forming:

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Tooling for Thermoforming / Vacuum Forming:

Our Capabilites:
Wall-Thickness: 0.1mm ~ 10.0mm.
Product Size Range: 10mm ~ 3,500mm.
Product Weight Range: 0.01kg ~ 150.00kg.
We can also make Blister forming, Foaming Filling, Hot Bending Forming, Precision Vacuum / Blow Forming.

Tooling Guarantees:
The ownership of the tooling will be of course yours. Such investment you make in the tooling is an one time investment. We will maintain your tooling with no cost at your end at all. We offer a life cycle guarantee on tools we supply as standard.

China Thermoforming Companies and Vacuum Forming

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