Thermoforming is a process of softening a thermoplastic sheet by heating it, then stretching it across a single-sided mold to shape it.
One of the best aspects of thermoforming is its versatility. This feature can be seen in the vast number of materials that can be used for the process. Each has applications and functions for which it works best.
Thermoforming is frequently used to produce things such as:
- Retail clamshell packaging
- Packaging blisters
- Pick and place trays
- Material and handling trays and covers
- Shipping trays
- Medical packaging
- Pop displays
- Packaging inserts