Plastic Forming Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory is a top industrial directory listing of leading industrial plastic forming companies and suppliers. Access our comprehensive index to review and source plastic forming companies with preview ads and detailed product descriptions. These plastic forming companies can design and engineer plastic forming services to your specifications and application need. A quick and easy to use request for quote form is provided for you to contact these plastic forming companies and suppliers. Each company has detailed profile information, locations, phone number, website links, product videos and product information defined. Read customer reviews and product specific news articles. We are the right resource for your information requirement whether it’s for a company of forming acrylic, acetal plastic forming, plastic forming ovens.

  • Greeneville, TN 423-638-1284

    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.

  • Lake Bluff, IL 847-604-5100

    Our plastic forming is effective and affordable. These top of the line products are robust and safe. We will always keep your production goals in mind and we will quickly deliver all of your products. Here at Profile Plastics, we put a priority on accommodating your requests. We are your source for plastic forming.

  • New Milford, CT 860-354-0885

    When it comes to plastic forming, Conlet has all of your needs covered, and custom parts are our specialty. The products we offer include plastic covers, heavy gauge forming, CNC routing, CNC milling, plastic housings, die cutting, and more. We are focused on offering quality products and services with convenience and competitive pricing. Call or visit us online today for more detailed information about the products and services we offer.

  • Stirling, NJ 800-304-3774

    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.

  • Coleman, MI 877-465-4055

    We are a female owned company that is here to provide you with low cost solutions to your plastic forming needs. We have built our business around providing excellent customer service and being a supplier you can trust to deliver products to you on time every time. Our products serve several industries including the following, automotive, batteries, defense, agriculture, marine, retail and others. Feel free to send our staff an email today to learn more!

  • West Chester, PA 610-436-4750

    When it comes to vacuum forming we are the experts! Come see the difference when you work with true professionals as we astound you with our amazing levels of customer service. We have made it one of our primary goals that we provide our customers with products that will withstand the test of time to provide a lifetime of value. For more information on how to get started with us visit our website today!

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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 numerous industrial, commercial and domestic applications. The food and beverage, sporting goods, electronics, medical, appliance, automotive, cosmetics, telecommunications and commercial goods industries all use plastic forming processes that heat a sheet of plastic material and shape it through a mold.

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. Forming offers low tooling costs, quick start-up and cost efficiency for small to medium production runs. 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.

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 other, and then welds them together, forming 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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