Thermoforming definition :


This process consists to transform thermoplastic materials such as films, sheet and plates to 3D object. Thermoplastic materials take a rubbery consistency in high temperature.
At this time, the plastic is easily form by a tooling and frozen in this form by cooling.

Choosing your thermoforming method depends on :

  • Deformation to be imposed
  • The shape of manufacturing object
  • Type of thermoforming material
  • Material thickness
  • Economics means : machines, molds, number of series …


Thin-film thermoforming :


We using the term thin thickness when the plastic is a bobine. The thin-film thermoforming consists in taking this plastic coil, heating it to soften it, applying it to a mold to convert the plastic by suction.


Thin-film thermoforming advantages :


  • Cadences more important
  • Shorter heating time
  • Various applications
  • Reactivity


Type of product  :


  • Shell
  • Trays
  • Pots

  • Blisters
  • Shipping trays
  • Casting mold

  • Boxes
  • Coffrets


Benefits of plastic material in packaging :


  • Lightness: their density is between 0.92 and 1.39 and can go down to 0.01 for expanded materials.
  • Mechanical resistance: variable according to the polymers, it can reach high values ​​as for polycarbonate.
  • Transparency: many plastics are transparent or translucent
  • Inalterability: plastics are resistant to external aggressions (humidity, microorganism …)
  • Aesthetics: the infinite variety of shape, their beautiful appearance and their colors make it possible to make packaging of the most attractive.
  • Waterproofing: Even under a thin layer, plastics are a serious obstacle to moisture and gases. The use of so-called complex composite materials reinforces this function.
  • Natural asepsis: during processing, plastic materials are heated to temperatures between 110 ° C and 190 ° C. This temperature brings asepsis to the packaging they constitute.