The Thermoforming Process
We produce the thin gauge sheet used for our thermoformed packaging through our in-house sheet extrusion technology.
The sheet then goes through the thermoforming line, which first heats the plastic sheet to the right temperature, ensuring it is pliable enough for reshaping.
The heated plastic sheet then moves to the forming process, where it is placed in moulds. Vacuum is applied to remove any air, and to tightly pull the sheet onto the mould, ensuring the detail of the mould is transferred to the plastic.
The moulded plastic is air ejected from the moulds, before moving to the next stage of the process, the trimming. Trimming is when the formed plastic is cut from the remaining sheet, giving us the finished thermoformed product.
For some products, such as dairy spread containers, this is then followed by the decoration process to provide the finished, branded product.