What are the thermoforming equipment?
Thermoforming equipment and vacuum forming equipment forms thermoplastic sheets or films over molds into finished shapes. First, the thermoplastic sheet or film is heated with electric, infrared, or natural gas heaters.
What plastics Can you thermoform?
Plastics Used in Thermoforming
- ABS Plastic. A common thermoformed plastic, ABS is comprised of acrylonitrile, styrene and butadiene.
- HIPS Plastic. HIPS plastic, or polystyrene, can be used for foamed or rigid plastic.
- HDPE Plastic.
- PVC Plastic.
- PET Plastic.
- PETG Plastic.
What is the use of thermoform?
Thermoformed products have been used in a variety of industries including the packaging, transportation, appliance industry, horticulture, recreation, photographic equipment and funeral industries. It is a common goal among thermoforming manufacturers to produce useful and desirable products that are salable.
What is thermoform packaging?
Thermoforming is the process used to create custom plastic designs. To develop a thermoformed design, the packaging team stretches a heated sheet of plastic over a mold to create a one-of-a-kind design. To create these packaging designs, packaging specialists contain air pressure in a designated box.
What is thermoform molding?
Thermoforming is the process of forming a heated plastic sheet to the surface of either a male or female mold. This is a single-sided plastic fabrication process, unlike injection molding; only one side of the plastic sheet is controlled by the mold or tool.
How do you thermoform polypropylene?
Vacuum forming is the simplest method of polypropylene thermoforming. Once the plastic is heated and fitted around the custom tool, a high-powered vacuum removes air and draws the plastic more tightly against the tool.
What is the plastic thermoforming process?
The plastic thermoforming process utilizes two manufacturing techniques to accomplish the stretching of the heated thermoplastic material onto the surface of a mold. These techniques or sub-processes are known as vacuum forming and pressure forming.
Where can I buy a thermoforming machine?
Plastimach Corp offers a wide range of new & used Thermoforming machines for sale. Whether you are looking for Sheet fed or Roll fed, Plastimach corp has what you are looking for. We carry top brands such as: Formech, Zed, Sencorp, Brown, Lyle, Comet and more.
Which thermoformers can I use to produce thin gauge plastic containers?
Our Contact-Heat Series of thermoformers is suitable for producing a variety of thin-gauge plastic containers. With a range of sizes available, it’s easy to choose the right thermoforming machine to suit your output requirements.
What are the different types of thermoforming lines?
Complete Thermoforming Lines: Former and Trim Press Rotary Thermoformers Inline Thermoformers Double Ender Thermoformers Brands PLASTI-VAC (PVI) BROWN MACHINE Belovac Vacuum Former MAAC MACHINERY LYLE INDUSTRIES