At Polymershapes, we’re well-known for our top-of-the-line thermoforming services. But in addition to creating thermoformed plastic products, we also provide plastics to other thermoform manufacturing specialists. Certain plastics lend themselves to thermoforming better than others, and we’re here to equip you with the best materials for your project, all from top-of-the-line manufacturers.
A Leader Among Thermoforming Plastic Companies
Plastic thermoforming requires sheets with excellent tensile strength, impact strength, stiffness, and heat deflection. Perhaps most importantly, the plastic must have an optimal forming range, defined as the amount of heat needed for thermoforming. Because we specialize in creating custom thermoformed plastic products, we always stock an assortment of the most thermoform-friendly plastics in the business. They include:
PET Plastic: Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is one of the most popular plastics for thermoforming, commonly used in bottle production. It’s extremely pliable, and it offers excellent resistance to oxygen and water. PET is also one of the most commonly recycled plastics. Note that PET must be dried after the thermoforming process is complete.
PETG Plastic: PETG is a modified form of PET plastic, noted for its excellent impact strength and clarity. It also offers some resistance to alkalis and acids. Thanks to its stability, toughness, and resistance, it’s a popular choice in the healthcare industry. Best of all, it’s thermoform-friendly and responds well to heat and RF sealing.
Polypropylene: Polypropylene is one of the most in-demand plastic resins available, and it’s a hot commodity among thermoforming plastic companies. It’s chemical-resistant, temperature-resistant, and impact-resistant. And while it’s not the most dimensionally stable thermoforming plastic, it offers an attractive translucent quality that makes it aesthetically desirable to many manufacturers.
These are just a few of the high-quality thermoforming plastics that we offer at Polymershapes in Los Angeles. We have many others as well, including high-impact polystyrene (HIPS), polycarbonate, and polyvinyl chloride (PVC)—just to name a few. We can help you select the right plastic for your thermoform manufacturing needs, or we can complete the thermoforming on your behalf. Just let us know the goals and scope of your project, and we’ll help you determine the optimal solution.
Polymershapes: The Thermoform Manufacturing Leader
For over 70 years, Polymershapes has been a leader in plastic fabrication. We employ skilled experts who excel in the intricacies of thermoform manufacturing, and we have the ultimate selection of plastics available at excellent prices. In addition, we specialize in an array of molding processes from injection molding to blow molding, and our level of precision is unmatched in Southern California.