Our Thermoform Plastic Sheets are perfect for inventors, small businesses, and DIY hobbyists who want to make custom vacuum formed plastic parts. Use these plastic sheets along with with our Hobby Vacuum Formers and a kitchen oven to thermoform homemade plastic parts with results that rival expensive commercial machines. Make your own plastic prototypes, clamshell and blister packaging, custom molds, scale model parts, and movie props.
High Impact Styrene is an inexpensive thermoform plastic that is easy to work with and produces excellent vacuum forming results, making styrene the perfect "beginner plastic" for folks who are new to vacuum forming. High Impact Styrene is capable of reproducing intricate mold details along with complex part geometries. It is smooth on both sides, comes in opaque white, and readily accepts paint.
Recommended Uses for Styrene Thermoform Plastic Sheets:
Prototypes, Packaging, Soap and Candle Molds, Scale Models, Theater Props
Due to its low cost and superior physical properties, ABS (Acrylonitrile-Butadine-Styrene) is one of the most popular thermoform plastics used for vacuum forming. ABS produces detailed parts that are tougher and more rigid than other plastics. It is manufactured in both black and white with a “haircell” texture on one side that helps resist and hide scratches, making ABS a popular choice for parts that need to stand up to heavy use.
Recommended Uses for ABS Thermoform Plastic Sheets:
Prototypes and Production Parts, Plaster and Concrete Molds, Theater Props
PETG (Polyethylene terephthalate) is a transparent thermoform plastic that offers cost-effective vacuum formed parts with deep draws and precise details. PETG is significantly less prone to cracking than acrylic (Plexiglas). It is used for vacuum forming all kinds of clear plastic parts - especially blister and clamshell packaging and point-of-purchase retail displays. PETG is also FDA food safe and is commonly used to make molds and other kitchen products.
Recommended Uses for PETG Thermoform Plastic Sheets:
Blister and Clamshell Packaging, Candy and Chocolate Molds
Polycarbonate (often sold under the trade name "Lexan") is the virtually unbreakable thermoform plastic used to make bulletproof glass. Thin-gauge, transparent Polycarbonate is the material of choice for folks who build ultra light, thin plastic parts that are exposed to a lot of abuse.
Recommended Uses for Polycarbonate Thermoform Plastic Sheets:
Prototypes, RC Car Bodies, Slot Car Bodies, Model Airplane Parts
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