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Plastic Forming Manufacturers and Companies

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  • Greeneville, TN

    Valk’s policy is “to meet or exceed our customer’s requirements, working together as a team with honesty and integrity.” Valk’s success is due to their long standing focus on quality & customer service— that means you’re not going to find a better place to satisfy your plastic forming needs. As a registered ISO 9001:2008 company, Valk is committed to continually improving.

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  • Lake Bluff, IL

    Since 1960, Profile Plastics Inc. has been at the forefront of thermoforming technology. Utilizing the latest software and technology, our expert staff of engineers can design custom vacuum, pressure, and twin-sheet thermoformed solutions. Over the last 60 years, we have developed a process that allows us to deliver consistent, high volume, and precise products with superior quality. Our high quality products are manufactured with great attention to detail. ISO 9001:2008 certified.

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  • Sparks, NV

    Quality Plastics Inc. has been a leading manufacturer of vacuum forming since 1976. Whether you need a small batch of custom vacuum-formed parts or a large-scale production run, we have the capabilities and expertise to deliver. We are committed to providing our customers with exceptional vacuum-formed products and services that meet their needs and exceed their expectations. Contact us today to learn more about our vacuum-forming capabilities.

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  • Stirling, NJ

    Engineered Plastic Products custom forms & fabricates sheet thermoplastic materials, standard & specialized, for any number of industrial & commercial requirements. EPP has been widely recognized for outstanding manufacturing & service since 1958 for companies such as GE, NASA & AT&T. Custom fabricated parts can be as large as 72"x108" down to 2"x2" in any thickness up to 1 1/2". Post-forming includes all types of machining & assembly.

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  • Aurora, OH

    At Lerner Molded Plastics, we specialize in crafting high-quality vacuum-formed products tailored to meet the diverse needs of our clients. With years of expertise in the industry, we take pride in our ability to deliver innovative solutions that exceed expectations.

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  • Tigard, OR

    RapidMade is a leader in thermoforming and vacuum forming solutions, offering unmatched customer experience, quality, and speed. We cater to diverse needs with a broad material and equipment portfolio, ensuring cost-effective, engineered parts. Trust us for reliable, timely delivery of your small to medium batch plastic projects, meeting the highest industry standards. Choose RapidMade for efficiency, quality, and value in every project.

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  • Birmingham, AL

    At Reliable Formed Plastics, we provide vacuum forming for the food and beverage, retail, aerospace, and OEM industries. Most thermoplastic sheet materials including ABS, acrylic, polycarbonate, and polypropylene can be used to create custom displays, enclosures, and consumer goods.

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  • Coleman, MI

    Robinson Industries offers thermoformed and injection molded reusable, heavy duty plastic pallets, packaging and more. We are one of the largest suppliers of reusable pallets to many industries because of our expertise based on 65 years in business, our completely in-house process and our high quality certifications including ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004. Join the Robinson Family today!

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Plastic Forming Industry Information

Plastic Forming

Plastic forming is a group of manufacturing procedures that takes thermoplastics and forms them through molding processes into a wide variety of plastic products for industrial, commercial, and domestic applications. Forming offers low tooling costs, quick start-up and cost efficiency for small to medium production runs.

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Applications of Plastic Forming

These industries commonly use plastic forming:

  • Food and Beverage
  • Sporting Goods
  • Electronics
  • Medical
  • Appliance
  • Automotive
  • Cosmetics
  • Telecommunications
  • Commercial Goods

The most common products made from plastic forming processes are plastic packaging. The three different types include blister packs, clamshells, and plastic trays, all of which are used to protect, transport, and display many different commercial products for sale. Many different plastics are formed, including polyester (PET), used for packaging, high density polyethylene (HDPE), which makes bottles and bags, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), used for food wrap, vegetable oil bottles and blister packaging, polypropylene (PP) food containers and caps, high grades of polystyrene (PS), which are best for products like disposable plastic silverware, CD cases, and cartons. Other materials that may be used in plastic forming services include acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), acrylics, polycarbonate and Kydex, which is a PVC-based thermoplastic.

Process of Plastic Forming

There are different methods of plastic forming, the most popular of which is vacuum forming. Vacuum forming, also called thermoforming, is one of the oldest plastic forming techniques. The process begins when a plastic sheet of uniform thickness is fed into a heating device. Using electric, infrared, or natural gas, the material is heated until it reached the desired level of softness and pliability. Time and temperature vary considerably depending upon the specific properties and thickness of the polymer used for a given application. While still hot, the sheet is transferred to a forming station where two mating molds made of aluminum enclose the sheet in chamber. A vacuum pump removes all the air from this molding environment, forcing the sheet of plastic to adhere with the mold. After the newly formed part has dried and cured, it is ejected from the mold and trimmed if necessary.

Pressure forming and twin sheet thermoforming are slightly different techniques. Pressure forming uses the vacuum environment and additional air pressure to increase the tightness of the sheet to the mold to create more detailed products. Twin sheet thermoforming takes 2 separate sheets of plastic, forms mirror images of each, and then welds them together, which creates a hollow product with a small seam running down the middle. The process chosen depends largely on the intended use and essential properties of the finished product.



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