Universal Plastics has been a recognized leader in custom thermoforming for over 50 years. Our expertise lies in various plastics manufacturing processes including heavy gauge thermoforming, thin gauge thermoforming, pressure forming and vacuum forming.
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Universal Plastics can meet your end-to-end plastics manufacturing needs – we offer in-house design & engineering services, tooling capabilities and a variety of secondary services to complement our custom thermoforming expertise. Our products and the industries we serve are continuously growing and range from plastic trays, plastic clamshell packaging, radomes, product housings, manufacturing aids and part protection for OEMs across aerospace, medical devices, electronics and numerous other industries.
Universal Plastics specializes in precision custom thermoforming, a plastic manufacturing process that converts a sheet of plastic into a highly detailed finished product, with less tooling investment than other plastic molding processes.
Heavy Gauge Thermoforming
Heavy gauge thermoforming is a process
that converts a flat sheet of plastic into
a functional form. Since it is a low
pressure process, our tools are simpler
and less expensive than other molding processes.
Thin Gauge Thermoforming
Universal Plastics has developed thin gauge thermoforming expertise throughout the years and understands how to successfully deliver packaging products designed for industries with stringent quality requirements, such as food and medical packaging.
Vacuum forming is a simple process with infinite applications. In this process, a hot sheet is stretched over a male mold, and vacuum is applied between the sheet and the mold, pulling the sheet tight to the mold.
Pressure forming is an advanced process
used to form plastic sheet into a highly detailed molded shape at a fraction of the tooling price of other processes such as injection molding.
Our expertise lies in designing custom solutions for all of your plastic clamshell packaging needs. We are experienced in a variety of industries from retail to medical packaging and material handling.
Universal Plastics has expertise in manufacturing custom thermoformed plastic trays for a variety of end-uses including custom shipping trays, material handling
trays, dunnage and packaging trays, etc.
Vacuum forming and pressure forming are widely used for medical device housings as both processes can create distinctive products built to your specific needs by our talented engineering & manufacturing team.
Universal Plastics has the expertise to manufacture custom plastic radomes in
sizes up to 7' x 9' x 36" deep in materials including UV grade ABS, Korad
capped ABS, TPO and many others.
Custom Thermoforming Excellence at Universal Plastics
About Universal Plastics
Since our company was founded in 1965, Universal Plastics has been a leading force in the custom thermoforming industry. We specialize in precision custom thermoforming, a plastic manufacturing process that converts a sheet of plastic into a highly detailed finished product, with less tooling investment than other plastic molding processes. Read more about Universal