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Plastic vacuum forming

Plastic vacuum forming is a process whereby a sheet of heated thermoplastic is shaped by placing it in or over a mould and applying suction then trimmed to create the desired usable product. It is done in the manufacturing of disposable cups, lids, trays and other products for food, medical and general retail industries.

 The different types of plastics that can be used in vacuum forming include premix and Lucite. These are a special type of plastic that can be cut to size, run to size and cut to a person's required length or width.

Ever wondered how toy cars or trays are made? Thermoforming is the answer. A mould of a particular design is used depending on what the user wants. Firstly a mould is put in the former, and then a sheet of plastic that will make the toy or plate is put above the mould but not in direct contact.
A heater is turned on and when the plastic begins to feel the heat it becomes soft. Due to continuous heating the plastic warps towards the mould and becomes flexible and ready for forming. The mould is then moved up towards the plastic by moving the lever until it locks in the correct position.

Vacuum pump is switched off as the plastic cools. Once it has cooled off it is removed from the vacuum former resembling the shape of the mould. The extra plastic on the sides is trimmed off to give it an exact look of the mould. As simple as that you will have your finished product.

To find more about plastic vacuum forming, browse our Yellow Pages listings.

Plastic vacuum forming

Plastic vacuum forming is a process whereby a sheet of heated thermoplastic is shaped by placing it in or over a mould and applying suction then trimmed to create the desired usable product. It is done in the manufacturing of disposable cups, lids, trays and other products for food, medical and general retail industries.

 The different types of plastics that can be used in vacuum forming include premix and Lucite. These are a special type of plastic that can be cut to size, run to size and cut to a person's required length or width.

Ever wondered how toy cars or trays are made? Thermoforming is the answer. A mould of a particular design is used depending on what the user wants. Firstly a mould is put in the former, and then a sheet of plastic that will make the toy or plate is put above the mould but not in direct contact.
A heater is turned on and when the plastic begins to feel the heat it becomes soft. Due to continuous heating the plastic warps towards the mould and becomes flexible and ready for forming. The mould is then moved up towards the plastic by moving the lever until it locks in the correct position.

Vacuum pump is switched off as the plastic cools. Once it has cooled off it is removed from the vacuum former resembling the shape of the mould. The extra plastic on the sides is trimmed off to give it an exact look of the mould. As simple as that you will have your finished product.

To find more about plastic vacuum forming, browse our Yellow Pages listings.

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