Kintz's engineering department works with a wide range of plastics and extruders. The appropriate plastic for a part can be determined by looking at performance and appearance factors.
• Rigid or flexible
• Finish Options
Resins to Consider: These are the more common materials used in thermoforming.
HIPS (High-Impact Polystyrene)
ASA (Acrylic Styrene Acrylonitrite)
ABS (Acronitrile-Butadiene-Styrene) and ABS blends
HDPE (High-Density Polyethylene)
HMWPE (High Molecular Weight Polyethylene)
TPO (Thermoplastic Poly-Olefin)
PVC Alloys (Flame Rated Polyvinyl Chloride)
PETG (Polyester Terephthalate Glycol)
Thickness: These materials can be obtained in sheet form as thin as .001-inch in some materials, or as thick as .600-inch on other materials. Most standard-sized parts produced on single stage or rotary pressure forming machines use plastic stock in the range of .062 to .375-inch gauge.
Selecting a Resin: Each plastic resin has physical characterizes that make it suitable for specific applications. Kintz has worked with nearly every type of plastic, so the Kintz engineering staff can recommend a specific base material based on several factors.