Thermoforming materials types,choosing
What is thermoforming?What themoforming materials is better
Here,we make a selection of the most commonly used thermoforming materials.Hope it is useful for your Themoforming materials choosing.
1-ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene):
One of the most widely used thermoplastic materials due to its impact strength, rigidity and abrasion resistance.
Equipment enclosures,Medical device enclosures,Vending displays Automotive trim,Protective headgear,Appliance enclosures,Storage bins
2-ACRYLIC (PMMA – Polymethyl Methacrylate, Plexiglass):
Combines clarity, weather ability and impact strength. Many colors available.
Skylights,Windows,Transparent or tinted enclosures
3-HDPE (High Density Polyethylene):
Excellent impact and chemical resistance. Good cold temperature properties. Dimensionally not as stable as other materials.
4-HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene):
Low cost, forms easily. Available in many colors. More brittle than ABS.
5-KYDEX (PMMA / PVC blend):
Good general-purpose material, offering excellent impact and chemical resistance in a highly cosmetic sheet. Most grades are flame retardant to UL94-V0. Available in many colors and textures.
Very high impact strength. Clear. High temperature resistance.
7-PEI (Polyetherimide, Ultem):
Very high temperature grade material. Autoclavable. Natural amber color.
8-PETG (Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol):
A transparent copolyester with high-impact strength and chemical-resistant properties.
Medical trays and totes,Signs,Displays,Machine guards and housings
Excellent chemical resistance. Rigid, with very good impact strength. Good at higher temperatures. But dimensionally not as stable as other materials, similar to HDPE.
10-PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride):
Rigid material. Very good impact strength. Flame retardant. Limited availability.
Aircraft interiors,Electronic enclosures,Medical equipment covers,Mass transit,Testing equipment enclosures
11-TPO (Thermoplastic Polyolefin):
Outstanding impact properties. Available with a high gloss finish. Good for outdoors applications. More difficult to form, especially deep draw shapes.
Automotive interior/ exterior components,Construction equipment enclosures,Green energy and demanding outdoor applications.
Dehui Thermoforming materials:
We are the manufacturer of APET, PETG film and sheet.Here we would like to introduce our PET film and PVC film for thermoforming.
PETG film/Apet film :APET (Amorphous-polyethylene terephthalate) is a thermal plastic and part of the polyester product family. It provides unsurpassed gloss and transparency for the ultimate in product visibility. APET is utilized in a broad range of applications, including vacuum forming, food and non-food packaging, folding and set-up boxes, stationery, as well as printing and graphics. APET ,PETG film is more environmentally friendly to replace PVC
If you have any need about PETG ,welcome contact us freely.