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Vacuum Molding Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory is a top industrial directory listing of leading industrial vacuum molding companies and suppliers. Access our comprehensive index to review and source vacuum molding companies with preview ads and detailed product descriptions. These vacuum molding companies can design and engineer vacuum molding services to your specifications and application need. A quick and easy to use request for quote form is provided for you to contact these vacuum molding 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 thermal vacuum molding, biodegradable plastic for vacuum moldings, individual vacuum packing's.

  • Greeneville, TN 423-638-1284

    As an ISO certified company we are dedicated to providing quality, this is demonstrated in both our products and our services to you. We are a family owned business whose longstanding focus has been on providing quality customer service. Our vacuum molding is one of our more popular services that will offer value that lasts. To learn more about what we can do for you visit our website or call us today!

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  • Lake Bluff, IL 847-604-5100

    It is our main objective to provide you with long lasting vacuum molded solutions. Our vacuum molding is resistant to wear and our seasoned engineers are experts at anticipating your needs. As a proven manufacturer, all of our products are designed with premium quality and close tolerances.

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  • New Milford, CT 860-354-0885

    Are you looking for high quality vacuum molding? Then look no further than Conlet Plastics Inc. We have more than forty years of industry experience and offer a wide range of plastics and services to meet your vacuum molding requirements. We deal in quality and convenience from our fully equipped facility, and custom parts are our specialty. For more information about our products, contact us today either by phone or online. We look forward to taking on your next project.

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  • 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.

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  • Coleman, MI 877-465-4055

    We serve industries such as textiles, retail, marine, batteries and many others. Let our experienced design team come up with the vacuum molding solution that you have been searching for. We strive to provide cost-effective methods to bringing you your products in order to better serve you. Our staff will blow you away with the levels of customer service we are able to provide. Visit our website to learn more or email us today!

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Vacuum Molding

Vacuum molding is a type of manufacturing method that takes thermoplastics and forms them through a molding process into a wide variety of plastic products. It offers low tooling costs, quick start-up and cost efficiency for small to medium production runs. The food and beverage, sporting goods, electronics, medical, appliance, automotive, cosmetics, telecommunications and commercial goods industries all use vacuum forming processes that heat a sheet of plastic material and shape it through a mold, adhering it by use of a vacuum pump system that rids the molding area of air.

The most common products made from vacuum 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 used, 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 is fed into an extruder, heated in an electric, infrared or natural gas heater and then transferred to a forming station where two mating molds made of aluminum enclose the sheet. A vacuum removes all the air from the molding environment, forcing the sheet of plastic to adhere with the two molds. 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. Most plastic parts formed through all of these processes must have a shallow depth and are 3 dimensional.

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