Thin Gauge Thermoforming Tooling:

  • Maximum mold size – Up to 30” wide
  • Maximum depth of draw – 4.00”
  • Maximum sheet thickness – .080”
  • Molds are temperature controlled aluminum. Trim is via a steel rule die.

Typical Thin Gauge Thermoforming Tolerances:

  • Forming: Part to Part:+/- .025″ (Depending on material)
  • Perimeter Die Cut: +/- .060″

Common Thin Gauge Thermoforming Materials:

  • PVC: (Polyvinyl Chloride) Low cost, readily available in many different grades, clear.
  • HIPS: (High Impact Polystyrene) Low cost, rigid, forms easily and available in many grades.
  • PET: (Polyethylene Terephthalate) Commonly used in food packaging, good physical properties,
  • FDA: grades available. Cost effective, easy to process, water clear.
  • RPET: (Reprocessed Polyethylene Teraphthalate) Commonly used in food packaging, clear, lower cost, FDA Certification available.
  • PETG: (Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol) Excellent physical properties, ETO, GAMMA, and EB sterilizable, water clear. Medical Grade available.
  • HDPE: (High Density Polyethylene) Excellent impact and chemical resistance, but dimensionally less stable. Opaque or Milky-white color.
  • ABS: (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) Similar to HIPS but higher impact strength.

Other specialty materials available. Just ask us for guidance.

Typical Thin Gauge Thermoforming Applications:

  • Retail Clamshell Packaging
  • Retail Tri-Fold Packaging
  • Packaging Blisters
  • Pick and Place Trays
  • Material Handling Trays & Covers
  • Shipping Trays
  • Medical Packaging
  • POP Displays
  • Packaging Inserts

Thin Gauge Thermoforming Design Service is Available:

If you need help with your design just let us know. Our experienced designers will be happy to work with you to design a part which meets your specific application.

Thin Gauge Thermoforming Brochure

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