The process of forming is widely used to shape plastics for obtaining a desired form. It is a simple technique and generally involves pre heating of plastic material to let it flex easily to the desired shape. Forming has been widely used as the standard process for shaping of plastic into desired products. There are various types of forming processes and the most widely used are thermoforming, blow forming and vacuum forming process.
While thermoforming uses an initial heat treatment and a later shaping in the mold to get the final appearance, vacuum forming is much similar but uses the vacuum pressure to force the pre heated plastic against the mold. These processes are interlinked and as they both follow the same pattern of steps, they consume the same time as well. Every vacuum forming process is thermoforming but not vice-versa.
The applications of vacuum forming are endless and the process is employed to create vast varieties of products of different shapes and sizes. It can be used to form PETG plastic blister packs, acrylic bathtubs, medical imaging and diagnostic equipment, rail-car seats, etc. The acrylic bathtub vacuum forming machine is a work of art in itself and the precision with which the forming process is undertaken is the defining trait of the success of the same. These bathtubs are produced to the best specifications and the highest industrial standards.
Plastic being the favorable material choice for a countless variety of products has a huge demand in production and manufacturing industry and thus the need for high performance forming machines arises. There are several types of plastic forming machines to cater the requirements of each process specification and demand for the particular product. Plastic is the material of leading choice when it comes to packaging materials and the flexibility offered has been a major factor for it being used as the top material choice in such products.
Food products are where the need of plastic packaging arises the most and this has led to huge improvements in plastic forming. As there is a huge demand for food product packaging, automation and mechanization of plastic forming industry to the highest standards is necessary to keep up with the demands and cater the supply. A variety of machines are required for plastic forming operations of different types. The most commonly used machines are the thermoforming machines, vacuum forming machines, injection moulds, cramp folding machines, plastic welding machines, blowing forming machines, plastic blister cutting machines, sealing machine, plastic cylinder forming machine, pp sheet extrusion line, etc.
The auxiliary equipment that goes with the plastic forming machines is the thermoforming tools and injection moulds which are used in the process. The thermoforming mould is another tool that is used with the forming machine to have the material attain a specific shape. The market for plastic formed packaging is limitless and the demand gradually keeps rising because of the increase in quantity of the total produce with the assistance of automation in industries and manufacturing plants.
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