FLOE Thermoforming has expertise with a wide variety of materials where each material has its own unique capabilities and benefits. The following materials characteristics lend themselves to unique advantages for any given part.
ABS is a widely used thermoplastic material and is well understood in terms of impact strength, rigidity, abrasion resistance, chemical resistance, high temperature capabilities and is moisture resistance.
Acrylic materials offer excellent see-through clarity, weather-ability and impact strength.
Polycarbonate material is very versatile, tough and well-suited for physically demanding applications.
Polyethylene is a highly-versatile material with high impact capabilities, excellent rigidity, excellent flexibility, string memory, and outstanding chemical resistance. Common types of polyethylene used include high-density polyethylene (HDPE), and high molecular weight polyethylene (HMWPE).
PVC is fire-rated where the combination of PVC and ABS provides very high impact strength with excellent ductility and formability.
PVC is fire-rated where the combination of PVC and Acrylic provides very high impact strength and formability with a greater resistance to a broad range of corrosive chemicals and cleaning solutions.
TPO is best used in applications requiring low temperature toughness and dimensional stability and has excellent chemical resistance and UV stabilizers.