Industry Trade names: Kydex, ABS, Polystyrene, PETG
“Thermoformables” refers to the process that is used to reach their final shape as a finished part. Many plastics can be shaped by means of thermoforming although here are a select few plastics kwown first as thermoformables.
High performance thermoplastic sheet for thermoforming, membrane pressing, laminating and fabrication of damage resistant components. KYDEX sheet products are extremely durable thermoplastic alloys extruded in a range of colors, patterns, textures, thicknesses and grades.
ABS resins are terpolymers of acrylonitrile, butadiene and styrene. Various grades offer different levels of impact strength - a function of butadiene content. Heat resistant, flame-retardant and palatable grades are also available. Most natural ABS resins are translucent to opaque, but they are also produced in transparent grades, and they can be pigmented to almost any color.
Applications: injection molding, extrusion, blow molding, foam molding and thermoforming.
General-purpose polystyrenes are used for knobs, light shields, disposable beverage glasses, service ware and packaging items. High-heat formulations are found in radio and TV. Impact grades are used in.
Applications:as "carved" components for furniture and, in extruded form, cabinets, tape reels, appliances, toys, house wares, specialty items appliance partstrip strips and baseboards for residential and mobile-home use.
Polyethylene Terepthalate Glycol (PETG) is a high impact, FDA compliant thermoplastic co-polyester.May be processed by die cutting, drilling, routing, bending and polishing without chipping or burs. It has alow forming temperature, PETG is readily vacuum and pressure-formed, heat bent or it can also be easily bonded using solvents or adhesives.
Applications:point-of-purchase and graphic displays, covers, glazing, guards, electronics, and medical bra