Thermoforming and vacuum forming are proven and widely utilized processes for forming rigid plastics into clamshells, trays, and components used for protective packaging, procedure kits, medical trays, mounting cards, and handling trays.
Some commonly used materials are:
- Polyethylene terephthalate (PETG) is a clear, tough, thermoplastic material that is easy to thermoform. PETG is ideal for medical applications because it stands up to radiation and chemical sterilization techniques without changing color.
- Polyethylene Terephthalate (PETE) is clear, tough, and has excellent gas and moisture barrier properties. PETE is commonly used in soft drink bottles, injection molded consumer product containers, and both food and non-food containers.
- Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS) is a thermoplastic known for its lightness, rigidity and moldability. ABS comes in conductive and anti-static grades.