Plastic Materials & Vacuum Forming Materials

It's important to use the right plastic in the manufacturing of your product. Why? Because the right thermoforming and vacuum forming materials work hand-in-hand with usability and flexibility considerations.

While most plastics form well, some form great. These are the plastic materials we most often work with. Note: some of the names below appear repetitive, but based on our clients' search terminology, we thought a comprehensive list would be beneficial:

  • ABS plastic
  • ABS plastic forming
  • Flame-retardant ABS
  • Acrylics
  • Acrylic forming
  • Acrylic/PVC
  • Acrylic plastic
  • Acrylic sheets
  • Bayer Polycarbonate
  • GE Lexan
  • KYDEX® plastic sheets
  • Lexan
  • Lexan forming
  • Polycarbonate plastic
  • Polycarbonates
  • PVC plastic
  • PVC sheet
  • Starex
  • Thermoforming acrylic

Remember, your product’s specific needs should inform what type of plastic (and paint) the thermoforming company uses in the manufacturing of your enclosure.

Of course, it helps to know what your special requirements are up front before production of the part begins. For example, are there temperature issues with the product or do you need fire-rated plastic? By knowing this information up front, you can rest assured that we'll select the right plastic materials to meet your product's requirements.

Read how the vacuum forming materials we chose for Titleist's "Launch Monitor" made all the difference in the hot sunshine. (Opens PDF)

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