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Vacuum Forming

Vacuum forming is a process where plastic sheet is heated to a high temperature, pre-stretched and then moulded to the shape of the tool. The plastic sheet is held to the tooling by vacuum then once the product is cooled, it is released from the tool and trimmed to the desired shape.

We produce vacuum formings to a wide range of industries throughout the UK and overseas, with production capability of up to 2600 x 2000 x 900mm, and sheet thickness up to 8mm. The material thickness reduces as the height and complexity of the tool increases.

Vakform - Plastic Vacuum Forming

Materials, finishes and Colours

Vacuum formings can be produced in many plastic materials. These include - 

  • ABS - Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
  • HIPS - High Impact Polystyrene
  • HDPE - High Density Polyethylene
  • PP - Polypropylene
  • Acrylic
  • Petg
  • Polycarbonate

Plastic sheet extruded to specification is available in smooth, textured pinseal and leather grain finishes. We produce vacuum formings in a full range of colours, including specific colour matches to customers requests.

How we can help...

To discuss your next plastic forming project & find out how we can make your plastic products more cost effective, call Vakform.

01302 767160

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Design & Tooling

Product design, specifications &