Extruded plastic sheets are an essential part of the plastic fabrication industry, since most thermoforming processes use plastic sheeting of various gauges as a raw material. Consumer products, packaging, plastic containers and many other industries use plastic sheets in thermoforming processes such as vacuum forming, pressure forming and inline thermoforming. The automotive, aerospace, petrochemical, food and marine industries use raw, thick gauged plastic sheets and blocks to machine industry-specific parts.
All Plastics and Fiberglass, Inc.
Founded in 1981, All Plastics and Fiberglass is a manufacturer and distributor of industrial products. When it comes to plastic sheets, they have exactly what you are looking for. No matter how large or small the job you need is, the company is committed to a fabrication process able to assure customers of the absolute highest quality product available in the market today.
Applied Plastics Inc.
Oak Creek, WI
Established in 1955, Applied Plastics is your one stop location for your custom plastic needs. We focus on developing partnerships with each customer to provide the best possible customer service. Our plastic capabilities range from tubing, profiles and solid rod. Visit our website today to view our entire product line and materials for all of your requirements. We are ready for your next project!
Brogan Manufacturing, Inc.
Brogan owns and operates a wide variety of machines so that they are able to accommodate numerous types and dimensions. They are confident that no matter your component need, they can provide a solution for you. So for your next order of plastic sheets, make sure to call a company with the expertise and experience you can depend on. Call or visit their website for more information.
Diversified Plastics & Packaging, Inc.
Located in Sumter, South Carolina, Diversified Plastics and Packaging has been servicing a variety of industries over the years. For industrial and commercial needs the company has everything you require, including plastic sheets. For outstanding customer service willing to help cater to each of your individual needs, call the company you can depend on for a quote today!
At Freelin-Wade their expert and experienced staff is happy to create any variations and prototypes that you might dream up. They will work closely with you to make sure the product you receive matches perfectly with all of your specifications and requirements. When it comes to plastic sheets, they have everything needed to get the product you want to you when you want it. Visit our website today!
International Plastics, Inc.
For custom packaging and stock packaging solutions, call International Plastics. You can rely on their team of experts to help you choose the right options for your specific application. Through state-of-the-art technology in extrusion, printing and converting they can manufacture unique solutions for industries of all types. For your next plastic sheets order, contact International Plastics!
Plastic SheetsPlastic sheets are used as signage, and clear acrylic and Plexiglas sheets make excellent windows, large picture frames, barriers and point of purchase displays. Plastic sheeting is extruded the same way plastic channels and profiles are, with an additional end process. Plastic pellets or flakes are fed into a hopper that then feeds the raw plastic into a screw conveyor. The screw conveyor shears and pushes the material along, heating and "plasticizing" the pellets into molten plastic. As the conveyor continues to turn, molten plastic is pushed out through a flat die. Instead of being instantly cooled, the flat shape is pulled and stretched by grips into wider sheets, which are then fed into a series of round metal cooling "calenders" and are ultimately wound onto spools. Thicker gauge sheets are cut and stacked flat, ready to be thermoformed into shapes. Dies can also be round, so that as the plastic is extruded through the conveyor its tube shape is sheared in half, and both top and bottom are stretched into flat sheets separately. Sometimes additives and coating resins are added to the surface of the plastic sheet during the calendering process.