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Thermoforming Plastics

Materials

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-plasticABS

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.

 

acrylicAcrylic

Acrylic materials offer excellent see-through clarity, weather-ability and impact strength.

 

 

polycarbonatePolycarbonate

Polycarbonate material is very versatile, tough and well-suited for physically demanding applications.

 

 

polyethylenePolyethylene

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).

 


PVCpcv-abs-plastic/ABS

PVC is fire-rated where the combination of PVC and ABS provides very high impact strength with excellent ductility and formability.

 

pvc-acrylicPVC/Acrylic

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.

 

tpoTPO

TPO is best used in applications requiring low temperature toughness and dimensional stability and has excellent chemical resistance and UV stabilizers.