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Our Solutions - Thermo / Vacuum Forming

To support the various film and sheet applications such as the pharmaceutical industry, Macro Plastic offers an extensive range of films and sheets specially formulated for general-purpose thermoform / vacuum forming packaging.


Thermoforming is a manufacturing process in which a plastic film/sheet is heated to a pliable forming temperature, formed to a specific shape in a mold, and trimmed to create a usable product. The film/sheet is heated in an oven to a high-enough temperature that it can be stretched into or onto a mold and cooled to a finished shape.

Thermoforming differs from injection molding, blow molding, rotational molding, and other forms of processing plastics. Films and sheets manufactured via this process are ideal for clamshells, face-seal blisters, trays, display, and other contoured shapes.


Vacuum forming

Vacuum forming on the other hand is a simplified version of thermoforming, whereby a film/sheet of plastic is heated to a forming temperature, stretched onto or into a single-surface mold, and held against the mold by applying vacuum between the mold surface and the film/sheet.

This vacuum forming process can be used to make most product packaging, speaker casings and even car dashboards.

Our thermoformed / vaccum formed films and sheets solutions offer:

  • Exceptionally clear films and sheets to help increase a product’s shelf attraction
  • Durability and impact-resistance to physically protect products
  • Good performance on customer’s machineries to improve processing yield
  • Excellent formability for standard and deep-draw packages
  • Reliable sealing features using RF, heat, or ultrasonic methods
  • Outstanding cutting ability to decrease knife wear and increase uptime
  • Tighter gauge control to reduce the quantity of film/sheet required